Sadly, Hain Celestial discontinued all of their Dream brand dairy-free yogurts. See our Dairy-Free Yogurt Reviews for brands that are currently available. Options that might be comparable to Coconut Dream include Oui Dairy-Free by Yoplait, So Delicious Coconut Yogurt, and Chobani Non-Dairy Yogurt Cups.
Have you seen the yogurt section at your local natural food grocer as of late? It’s being taken over by dairy-free options! And Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt is the latest to encroach on a former dairy-rich space.
Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt possesses many surprising similarities to those well-known Yoplait yogurts. The sugars, calories and low-fat nature are nearly spot on (sadly no protein though), and the smooth, creamy but light and slightly gelatin-y consistency (don’t worry, they’re vegan!) boasts a remarkable resemblance to its dairy-rich nemesis.
Tasting Notes for Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt
All of the flavors have a similar sweet vibe that is mild, pleasant and indulgent. They lacked the tang that makes yogurt so recognizable. Although a squeeze of fresh lemon perfected the taste and heightened the delicious notes. We did find them too sweet and high in sugars for the morning, but as probiotic-rich (4 strains: L. acidophilus, bifidobacterium lactis, S. Thermophilus, L. Delbrueckii), high calcium (25% of the RDA) desserts, they were a definite hit.
As for the individual flavors, the taste of the Plain was pure, but fell just a little flat. It tasted only of cane sugar with just mild hints of coconut and no funny sweeteners. However, the Vanilla picked it up with a more well-rounded taste and was my hands-down favorite. That said, the Raspberry (pictured above), Strawberry (pictured below) and Blueberry varieties were true to their respective fruit. They had dessert-like appeal, especially when paired with fresh fruit! I recommend these for making parfaits or even frozen dessert.
The Facts on Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt
Certifications: Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt is Certified Kosher OU-D (it is dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines – see our Understanding Kosher guide). It is labeled as gluten-free, vegan, and non-genetically engineered, but we did not note certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the DREAM brand website at www.tastethedream.com.
Pleasant and dessert-worthy
Though it ventures into the “too indulgent for breakfast” territory for our tasters, we all thought the sweet flavor was pleasant and dessert-worthy. The Vanilla was a favorite for its well-rounded flavor and gentle vanilla notes, but the berry flavors were perfect for lean, probiotic-rich fruit parfaits. Everyone thought these were quite similar in consistency to “traditional” low-fat dairy-based yogurt, but with less tang, and more flavorful sweetness. In a couple varieties, a little squeeze of lemon made the flavors come alive.
I’m worried because it seems so many things like this make me sick but I saw it today and am curious to give it a try and see how I do with it.
Why doesn’t Whole Foods sell this?
I live in Chicago and I can only find 1 flavor.
Thanks let me know! It’s hard to find here.
Good question Abee! I have seen it at the Whole Foods in my area, but it can vary by region. Have you requested that they order it in? If their distributor carries it (which they should) then they can order it in for you. In many cases, when you request that they order it, they will start to stock it, too. That has happened a lot for me. I would also check with mainstream grocers. Dream is owned by Hain Celestial, and many of their products are more readily available in conventional stores.
i am opening a business in Downtown Mt Dora , and i would love to sell natural and healthy products like this,,, and would love to sell diabetic products, what distributor may i use?
You will want to contact the company Susana – Dream is made by Hain Celestial – see the link above.
I have seen this and wanted to try it for some dishes I was making for meat meals (I keep Kosher at home), but the label says dairy (as you note), and I was trying to figure out why. Figured it was due to processing. Disappointing though since I can’t use it as a dairy-free sub for meat meals.
I just checked the So Delicious coconut yogurt in my fridge and it is pareve. I use the Unsweetened version which works nicely in savory recipes.
Oh, I’ll have to look for it. Thank you!
My hubby has been looking for a good non-dairy yogurt, and we haven’t tried this one! It’s going on my grocery list right now! Pinned!
I finally tried my first coconut yogurt last week and I’m in love!
I know what you mean Rebecca – it’s so nicely creamy!