Alisa Fleming ~ Recently I professed my love for the gently sweetened line of Greek-style almond yogurt by So Delicious. Well, the almond yogurt is to me what the coconut yogurt is to my sweets-addicted husband, Tony. Kicked up a notch in flavor, it’s hard not to like the taste of So Delicious Dairy Free Cultured Coconut Milk, or coconut yogurt as we lovingly call it around here.
Naturally dairy-free and soy-free, their “regular” line of coconut yogurt (we’re not talking about the Greek-style here) has the creamy look and mouth feel of “real” dairy yogurt, but the flavor isn’t quite as tangy. In fact, I enjoyed a yogurt or two as dessert rather than breakfast, they are that pleasingly sweet. Tony, on the other hand, found the taste perfect for his morning sweet tooth, and religiously returned to the same spot in the refrigerator each day until every last yogurt had vanished.
As for the flavors, we really didn’t have any complaints. They are each good, and there are enough choices to suit various personal tastes. In our house, the Pina Colada was the most popular. It’s impossible to fight the fact that anything coconut is a perfect match for pineapple, and this yogurt was no exception. The Passionate Mango came in second with that same wonderful tropical vibe.
I liked the Plain because I prefer versatility and less added sweeteners in yogurts. The Plain only has 8 grams of sugar, making it a justifiable addition to my daily fruit smoothie. The Plain coconut yogurt isn’t quite as yummy when eaten on its own (thus, I didn’t have to fight Tony for this flavor!), but you can sweeten it as you please or use it in dips or other no cook recipes.
Photo credit: Julie Hasson (with permissions)
Though it won’t retain those healthy bacteria once cooked, Julie Hasson mentioned that the plain works fantastically in baked goodies, too. She successfully tested it in the Butterscotch Blondies from My Sweet Vegan.
I had expected the Vanilla coconut yogurt to be my hands down favorite, but it didn’t hold a candle to the tropical delights. Though good, this was the only flavor that didn’t quite live up to my hopes (they were admittedly very high hopes!). I think I wanted a little more vanilla intensity on the one hand, but on the other hand, the coconut and vanilla seem to compete a bit.
Naturally, Tony liked the Chocolate flavor, and we both thought the Raspberry, Blueberry, and Strawberry flavors were good ‘ol standbys. They were all delicious and perfect for berry yogurt fans. Finally, we were both pleasantly surprised by the Strawberry Banana. The flavor combo didn’t excite us immediately, so it lingered in the refrigerator until the other coconut yogurt flavors had been devoured. However, it was rather tasty, and one that we would consider buying again for variety.
A few quick notes about So Delicious coconut yogurt:
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious coconut yogurt is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, tree nut-free (for those who recognize coconut as a fruit, not a nut), peanut-free, and soy-free, but see the packaging and contact the company for allergen and manufacturing “may contain” labeling.
For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com.