Alisa Fleming ~ GoodBelly wins my very unofficial award, hands down, for the cutest and most clever packaging … ever. Not only do I love the size of their BigShot products (no half-filled product and wasted packaging here!), but tearing off the seal reveals a surprisingly functional opening that literally smiles at you … and let’s just say I couldn’t help but smile back.
The Organic GoodBelly BigShot is a must try for dairy-free and vegan consumers who miss the tart bite of traditional yogurt. These days, so many yogurts are filled with sugar, and dairy-free versions tend to be lacking in the more authentic yogurt tang. But the BigShot is like an in-your-face drinkable yogurt. At first taste, my taste buds were a bit shocked, but as I continued drinking, I found myself in love with yogurt for the first time in years.
The BigShot is available in two flavors, Lemon-Ginger and Vanilla Chamomile flavors, and I had the opportunity to sample both. Honestly, I couldn’t choose between the two. Despite the impression of their titles, I actually thought the Vanilla Chamomile had a bolder taste, but both offered a hint of sweetness and complimentary flavor to the tart backdrop. Beyond drinking straight, I thought these were also a unique addition to smoothies!
On their website, GoodBelly lists “The Skinny” on their BigShot product, giving me even more reasons to smile. Each little BigShot is …
… Super-charged with 50 billion live and active probiotic cultures per serving at time of manufacture.
… So powerful, it is sold as a supplement, but gentle enough to enjoy every day.
… Available in 2 flavors: Lemon-Ginger & Vanilla Chamomile.
… Dairy-free, soy-free, entirely vegan, and made from cultured oat (sorry, I don’t think it is suitable for those who are highly gluten sensitive!).
… Kosher certified by the Orthodox Union.
… Free of fruit juice, and contains just 5 grams of sugar per serving.
This is one product, I could definitely see myself purchasing again. Though tasty, the original GoodBelly products are a bit too sweet for my daily consumption, but the BigShot and other upcoming products from this company are low in sugar, making them more suitable as a regular supplement and food in our home.
This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org, blogger at Alisa Cooks, and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a freelance writer for several publications, with an emphasis on creating recipes for various types of special diets. For more information on the product, visit www.goodbelly.com.