Alisa Fleming ~ A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to trial out a fledgling allergen-free yogurt. It held promise, but was still in the development stages and the founders were working out some kinks. Now, I’m happy to announce that Nogurt is back and it does taste better than ever.
Available in four flavors, this little probiotic-packer is certified organic, 100% vegan, gluten-free (GFCO certified), soy-free, and free from the top eight allergens. To give it a yogurt-like consistency, the Nogurt base contains cassava syrup, oat flour, arrowroot flour.
As for nutritionals, Nogurt contain four dairy-free strains of probiotics, for a total of 5 billion live cultures (CFU) per serving. Nogurt is also fortified with Omega-3’s and contains a hefty dose of Vitamin C and certain B Vitamins (thiamin and niacin).
But enough about the nutritionals, let’s get onto the tasting …
We were a bit surprised upon opening each little container to find that they were only half full. One serving seemed about the right amount for a young child, but between the two of us we could have polished off all four as a snack. It would be great to see them reduce the packaging to fit the quantity inside. But, the vibrant colors did make them look like tasty little tins of paint … a definite plus for attracting little (and big) appetites. And moms will love that these hues are completely natural (from the fruits themselves). Nogurt doesn’t use any artificial colors or flavors.
They technically call Nogurt a “Fruit Snack” instead of a “Yogurt,” which I think is appropriate. The texture is a cross between yogurt, pudding, and fruit puree (very pleasing – they definitely got it right this go around – but not quite as creamy as dairy yogurt), and the flavors are sweeter and less tart than most brands of yogurt. Of course, sweet goes over well with us …
Orange – This one had a delicious tang and bright orange flavor. It was a touch sweet for my morning taste buds. For myself, this one would be more of an afternoon treat.
Blueberry – Spot on delicious! The sweetness of the Blueberry Nogurt is tempered, but present. I found this to be a delightful treat for morning or afternoon.
Pomegranate – This flavor was similar to the blueberry, but a small notch up in sweetness, and not the least bit tart.
Chocolate (sorry, this one didn’t make it into the pictures!) – Wow, this is just like chocolate pudding! Well, it’s a touch thinner than ordinary pudding, but has a similar texture and flavor, with not a bit of yogurt-like tang.
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 these products, visit the Nogurt Website.