I think it’s safe to say that CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt is like no other on the market. The taste is pure, the texture is intensely creamy, and as you will quickly discover, the label is a bit of a shocker.
Though I’m an avid label reader, I usually stick to the ingredients and the sugar count. CoYo uses simple all-natural ingredients and no added sweeteners, so they got an immediate two thumbs up. But it was hard to miss the super-high fat content and calorie count. Each “serving” has about 38 grams of fat and 360 to 390 calories. I mention it upfront as most of us aren’t used to such rich everyday foods, but I think it’s time to make an exception with CoYo.
Plus, CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt is a little too luxurious for me to down in one sitting. One “single-serve” 5.3-ounce cup lasted me two to three days, and I easily stretched the “2-serving” 12-ounce tub to 4 servings. It was not only good by the small spoonful, but it was also great with fresh fruit or cereal, parfait style, or as a topping. The fulfilling servings and versatility made the slightly steep price much easier to justify, especially when it was on sale.
And if you don’t believe me on the richness, just look at the photo below. That spoon stayed standing without any coaxing!
Tasting Notes for CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt
Why is CoYo so decadent? They use straight up, awesome, rich, raw, coconut cream as the base. A mouthful may be a little much (as noted on their packaging), but it is still dreamy in small spoonfuls. Thus far, we’ve sampled all flavors of CoYo, with the exception of the Vanilla Bean.
I’m updating this whole post, because I just purchased the Mango flavor and took some new photos. I spotted the multi-serve on for a steal, and couldn’t resist. They have tweaked the formula only slightly since my first review, so my notes are still very similar. The fruit puree was all on the bottom, but after a good stir, it turned a beautiful peachy color. And despite the lack of any added sweeteners, I though this flavor was spot on delicious. It was just sweet enough with a nice yogurt finish, and the rich, creamy decadence of each bite was hard to beat. As you can see below, it is very thick, almost like a heavy whipped cream.
Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), mango (mango puree concentrate, water, natural flavor, lemon juice concentrate, sodium citrate), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures. Contains: coconut
Nutrition Facts (per 5.3-ounce single-serve): 367 calories, 37g fat, 8g carbs, 10g sugars, 12g protein
I loved this variety! There was virtually no sweetness. This wonderfully earthy, perfectly soured (a little tart, but more sour) flavor was like a healthy, creamy, blank canvas. It is easily sweetened to perfection with just a few drops of vanilla stevia, and even tasted a smidgen like cheesecake. Or it can be left plain to compliment ripe fresh fruit, for flavor and thickening in salad dressing or sauces, or as as a stand-in topper when something such as sour cream or an unsweetened heavy whipped cream is needed.
Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures (B. bifidum, B. lactis, L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus). Contains: coconut
Nutrition Facts (per 5.3-ounce single-serve): 390 calories, 38g fat, 10g carbs, 5g sugars, 3g protein
I haven’t found this flavor yet. Don’t forget to leave your own rating and review below, especially if you’ve tried this flavor!
Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), organic vanilla bean paste (organic natural vanilla bean flavor with seeds, organic sugar, organic inulin, gum tragacanth), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures: b. bifidum, b. lactis, l. acidophilus, l. casei, l. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, l. rhamnosus, streptococcus thermophilus. Contains: coconut
Nutrition Facts (per 5.3-ounce single-serve): 360 calories, 35g fat, 8g carbs, 6g sugars, 3g protein
I’ve never been much of a chocolate yogurt fan. Soured cocoa just isn’t my thing. But, I did enjoy this flavor when lightly sweetened (honey or stevia) and served with fresh berries. Some added dark chocolate was a perfect touch. The raw chocolate CoYo is more creamy and bitter than sweet, but overall pretty mild in taste. I think with the right cacao loving crowd, this one would be a big hit.
Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), chocolate (organic raw cacao, apple juice concentrate), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures. Contains: coconut
Nutrition Facts (per 5.3-ounce single-serve): 365 calories, 357 fat, 10g carbs, 7g sugars, 3g protein
If you are used to Yoplait-sweet fruit yogurts, then CoYo’s Mixed Berry may be an initial shock. It has just a touch of mild sweetness from the natural berry goodness. The flavor shines with a drizzle of honey or a few drops of stevia, but once your taste buds adjust, it is very pleasant on its own.
Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), mixed berry (apple puree concentrate, puree of blackberry and blueberry, water, puree concentrate of raspberry and strawberrry, natural flavor, pectin, sodium citrate, fruit and vegetable juice (for color), calcium chloride), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures. Contains: coconut
Nutrition Facts (per 5.3-ounce single-serve): 390 calories, 35g fat, 10g carbs, 12g sugars, 3g protein
The Facts on CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt
Price: $2.99 per 5.3-ounce container and $4.25 per 12-ounce tub.
Availability: Coyo Coconut Milk Yogurt is available at natural food stores in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, and Australia.
Certifications: Coyo Coconut Milk Yogurt appears to be Certified Paleo an Certified Kosher Natural.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Coyo Coconut Milk Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, paleo, vegan, 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 CoYo website at coyo.com.
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Why is there always MOLD?
I hate to give this yogurt only a 2 star review because it does taste wonderful and it’s a great substitute for my lactose intolerant self, BUT as another reviewer mentioned I’ve opened one up too many times to find mold! It’s just too expensive to keep having to throw it in the trash. Also, I have insulated bags that I use after my purchase at the co-op and take directly home and put in the fridge. Such a bummer.
I hope they don’t remove it, and people catch on fast!
This is at least the 10th time I have opened a fresh COYO only to find mold. I have bought them at Whole Foods and my local food coop. I have a vanilla and a plain both were opened days b4 the expiration date 10-30-19. Both were loaded with mold. I can not afford to buy this product if it is going to be inedible. I have pics
Found Co-Yo on a recent trip to Bend Oregon.
Loved the taste & the texture was the best I’ve had in any yogurt to date. Very few ingredients & that was a
Big plus for me.
Have only tried the plain (topped with fresh berries & pumpkin seeds) am currently seeking availability here in NY : )
Excellent flavor and texture. Not runny like most non dairy yoghurts.
The best dairy free yogurt
Omg! This yogurt is heaven in a spoon. Is rich,flavorful and delicious..
Rich and creamy decadence
Best substitute for the Greek yogurt I can no longer have. Anywhere else to find other than Whole Foods in the United States?
Best yogurt I’ve ever had . Love how thick it is and the low sugar count . I’ve had the chocolate and vanilla. I’m not really a chocolate person but it was actually pretty good but vanilla is my favorite.Thank you CoYo for a really good dairy free yogurt.
It’s so rich, that I prefer it as a topping rather than a yogurt. The berry and mango are just sweet enough on their own. The chocolate needs a little honey and the natural is good when you don’t want anything sweet at all. I like that a little container lasts me for 3 servings!