Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Has Extra-Nutty Appeal

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Blue Diamond has announced their expansion into the dairy-free yogurt category with a new line of Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternatives. Unlike other brands, they are launching just two baseline flavors: Original and Vanilla. But they’re using these core flavors to make six additional single-serve varieties with toppings. Suzanne Hagener, Director of Brand Marketing for Blue Diamond, thinks their unique strategy will shake things up.

We developed single-serve sidecar cups that pair the deliciously creamy Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative with the crunchy goodness of Blue Diamond almonds and other toppings to bring innovation to the growing plant-based yogurt space. Dairy-free can be exciting, and that’s exactly what we’ve created here.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Has Extra-Nutty Appeal

All of the new single-serve sidecar cups come with Blue Diamond’s California-grown almonds, and most include other complimentary toppings. But take note that the toppings do eat into the yogurt’s space. Like most single-serve yogurt cups, these are 5.3 ounces, but that includes the toppings. So expect a lesser amount of yogurt than your average dairy-free yogurt cups.

Original

Available in the larger, 24-ounce tubs, this flavor is reportedly good for dips and cooking, too, so you can expect a less sweet flavor profile.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Original (Unsweetened) Almond Yogurt AlternativeIngredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), tapioca starch, pectin, agar, calcium phosphate, salt and cultures. *

Nutrition (per serving): 110 calories, 7g fat, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugar), 3g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium.*

Vanilla

Like the Original, this baseline, sweetened flavor is sold in 24-ounce tubs.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Vanilla Almond Yogurt AlternativeIngredients: pectin, natural flavors, vanilla extract, agar, calcium phosphate, salt, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, calcium lactate and cultures.*

Nutrition (per serving): 150 calories, 6g fat, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 12g added sugar), 3g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium.*

Toasted Almonds

Purists will prefer this this vanilla almondmilk yogurt with a simple topping of toasted almond slices.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Almond Yogurt Alternative + Toasted AlmondsIngredients: yogurt alternative: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), sugar, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors, vanilla extract, agar, calcium phosphate, salt, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, calcium lactate, cultures. topping: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 200 calories, 13g fat, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 10g added sugar), 5g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium.*

Honey Roasted Almonds & Granola

This flavor isn’t strictly vegan since it contains honey roasted almond slices and granola. The topping is matched with their vanilla almondmilk yogurt.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Almond Yogurt Alternative + Honey Roasted Almonds & GranolaIngredients: yogurt alternative: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), sugar, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors, vanilla extract, agar, calcium phosphate, salt, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, calcium lactate, cultures. topping: honey roasted almond slices (almonds, sugar, honey, sea salt), granola (whole grain rolled oats, sugar, brown rice syrup, crisp brown rice [brown rice flour], canola oil, honey, molasses, salt, rosemary extract [to preserve flavor]).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 190 calories, 9g fat, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 13g added sugar), 4g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium.*

Chocolate Almonds & Dark Chocolate Chips

Their vanilla almondmilk yogurt is complimented by chocolate flavored diced almonds and dark chocolate chips for a more dessert-like experience.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Almond Yogurt Alternative + Chocolate Flavored Almonds & Dark ChocolateIngredients: yogurt alternative: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), sugar, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors, vanilla extract, agar, calcium phosphate, salt, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, calcium lactate, cultures. topping: chocolate flavored diced almonds (almonds, sugar, cocoa powder processed with alkali, maltodextrin, natural flavor, sea salt), dark chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 210 calories, 12g fat, 24g carbs, 3g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 15g added sugar), 4g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium.*

Coconut Almonds & Dark Chocolate Chips

I have a feeling Almond Joy fans will love this combination of vanilla almond milk yogurt, diced coconut-flavored almonds, and dark chocolate chips.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Almond Yogurt Alternative + Coconut Flavored Diced Almonds & Dark Chocolate ChipsIngredients: yogurt alternative: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), sugar, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors, vanilla extract, agar, calcium phosphate, salt, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, calcium lactate, cultures. topping: coconut flavored diced almonds (almonds, sugar, brown sugar, maltodextrin, sea salt, natural flavors, gum arabic, spice), dark chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 210 calories, 12g fat, 23g carbs, 3g fiber, 15g sugars (includes 14g added sugar), 4g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium.*

Blueberry Almonds & Oat Clusters

This is the fruitiest flavor with blueberry flavored almond slices, multi-grain oat clusters, and vanilla almondmilk yogurt alternative.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Almond Yogurt Alternative + Blueberry Flavored Almonds & Oat ClusterIngredients: yogurt alternative: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), sugar, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors, vanilla extract, agar, calcium phosphate, salt, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, calcium lactate, cultures. topping: blueberry flavored almond slices (almonds, sugar, natural flavor, maltodextrin, sea salt, blueberry juice concentrate & puree, vegetable juice [color]), multigrain oat clusters (whole grain rolled oats, quinoa, sugar, brown rice syrup, canola oil, molasses, rosemary extract [to preserve flavor]).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 190 calories, 9g fat, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 12g added sugar), 4g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium.*

Sea Salt Caramel Almonds & Pretzels

If you crave sweet and salty, like me, then you might want to reach for this vanilla almondmilk yogurt with sea salt caramel flavored slivered almonds and pretzels.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative Review and Information - dairy-free yogurts with toppings by Blue Diamond. Pictured: Almond Yogurt Alternative + Salted Caramel Flavored Almonds and PretzelsIngredients: yogurt alternative: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), sugar, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors, vanilla extract, agar, calcium phosphate, salt, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, calcium lactate, cultures. topping: sea salt caramel flavored slivered almonds (almonds, sugar, natural flavor, sea salt, maltodextrin), pretzels (unbleached enriched wheat flour [flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), folic acid], malt, salt, canola oil).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce serving): 190 calories, 8g fat, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 12g sugars (includes 11g added sugar), 4g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium.*

Additional Allergen Notes*

Here’s how Almond Breeze addresses the shared equipment with some of their products:

Refrigerated Almond Breeze is certified Kosher OU-D, meaning they are dairy free products made on heated equipment that may also be used for dairy products. Blue Diamond uses stringent equipment cleaning and testing procedures to ensure that products made on dairy equipment are dairy-free. For individuals following orthodox kosher rules, dairy-free products processed on heated equipment also used for dairy may not be eaten together with a meat product. Refrigerated Almond Breeze is safe for individuals with dairy allergies.

Although they do handle almonds, cashews, and coconuts for their products, their facility is peanut-free. And they state that all of their products are gluten-free and egg-free.

The Facts on Almond Breeze Almondmilk Creamer

Price: TBD per 5.3-ounce single-serve and 24-ounce tub

Availability: Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is launching in major grocers in the Northeast first. The roll out is in May 2019. If successful, they will more than likely expand distribution across the U.S.

Certifications: Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative appears to be Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. They are all plant-based, but some of the varieties contain honey, so they aren’t strictly vegan.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Blue Diamond website at www.bluediamond.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Pleasant Taste

4.0 rating
July 7, 2020

I had tried another brand of yogurt alternative not long ago and was very turned off by it.. To the point I was hesitant to try any others..
But… I drink only Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk..
I decided to take a chance on the Almond Breeze Yogurt alternative and I was pleasantly surprised.. The Vanilla is the flavor I bought and I thought it was very good…

Doreen Blewitt

I don’t even like yogurt

5.0 rating
May 9, 2020

I don’t even like yogurt but I tried this Almond breeze one and OMG love it

Patrice

Will buy again and again!

4.0 rating
April 13, 2020

I buy the large vanilla tub and add fresh fruit and gluten free granola and I look forward to my breakfast every morning. I’ve been searching for a replacement to dairy yogurt for a long time, it makes me break out, and this is the stuff I’ve been looking for. You guys have a loyal customer in me!

Paul

Almond Breeze Plain yogurt... it'll do

4.0 rating
February 19, 2020

My credentials: I am allergic to milk protein, have tried every dairy-free yogurt on the market, and have hated virtually all of them. Whether it’s the texture, the slightly “off” aftertaste, the digestive upset, or the veritable sugar-bomb, there is Always. Something. Wrong.
This yogurt has a luscious texture, like a full-fat yogurt, and has only 1g of sugar (whereas most dairy-free yogurts are as sweet as pudding). The label says it is cultured… but it doesn’t have that tangyness cultured ‘gurt is supposed to have, so I raise one eyebrow with suspicion. Really, the flavor is about what one would imagine a blend of unsweetened almond milk and tapioca starch would have: none. Which is fine if you just need a yogurt-like vessel for a recipe (like thickening a white chili, or making a smoothie or something). But, for snacking purposes, I remedy the blandness with a dollop of low-sugar jam.

Christine

the almond milks and yogurt alternative

5.0 rating
December 31, 2019

fantastic products..what a blessing for people who can’t have dairy!!

Eva Newborn

Almond Breeze Yogurt

5.0 rating
November 10, 2019

It is what to expect from a dairy alternative…. I love it, I add fruit and sprouted granola. Yum!

Dorcas Moseley

Amazing combinations!

5.0 rating
November 9, 2019

I love this yogurt alternative! All the flavors are great and very tasty!

Theresa Cervantes

If you like the taste and smell of uncooked Pancake batter, then you'll love this. UGH

1.0 rating
September 26, 2019

This glop reminded me of pancake batter. Same smell and taste. At 190 calories for the less then 6oz. Blueberry one, I can think of a lot of other healthier things that are less fattening at 9g and not created in laboratory.

ADELE VAVERCHAK

Terrible!

1.0 rating
August 19, 2019

My husband and I love Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened almond coconut milk. The yogurt alternative has a terrible taste that leaves you with an awful aftertaste. It almost had a gelatinous consistency. Will not buy it again.

Kathy Marion

Great alternative

5.0 rating
August 14, 2019

It was thick and full. Great replacement

Liv

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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