I must admit, dairy-free yogurt has come a long ways. Once inedible, various brands are now rivaling dairy yogurt in taste and texture. And of course, Turtle Mountain is not one to be left behind in the dairy substitute arena. In addition to their coconut milk yogurt, they have come out with So Delicious Soy Yogurt.
I sampled the Vanilla and the Original (which I can no longer find on their website; probably for good reason). The Vanilla was mostly emulsified, but still needed a little stir to mix in the liquids at the surface. It didn’t appear completely smooth (perhaps due to the thickener), but was actually quite smooth to taste. The taste was good, with just a wee bit more tartness than their coconut line, but still less tart than traditional dairy yogurt.
Aside from taking a few little tastes, I used the yogurt to make the Mango Lassi in Vegan Brunch. It was delicious!
I tried the Original, which tasted okay, but not great. It lacked in sweetness, and wasn’t really appealing to simply eat as a breakfast or snack. But perhaps in recipes it would be a better performer … that is if they are actually still selling it!
Though the Vanilla soy yogurt was pretty good, the So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt would still be my first choice for taste, and since we consume very little soy. But, for those seeking a soy yogurt (or an option that is a little lower in fat and a little higher in protein), this is an excellent choice.
Here’s what Hannah had to say about the flavors she tried:
I was impressed with the Vanilla yogurt before the spoon ever reached my lips. A quick stir proved how thick and creamy the consistency was. This translated into a very rich mouth-feel, delivering a sophisticated bouquet of floral vanilla notes along with the faint, characteristic tang of yogurt.
Next up I chose Blueberry, my go-to variety when it comes to flavored yogurts. Lifting the lid, I discovered it was an alluring shade of purple/blue, concealing bits of berries scattered throughout. With an authentic blueberry flavor, albeit very sweet, it was breath of fresh air for my breakfast routine.
The flavor I was most interested in was the infamous Cinnamon Roll, and it was surprisingly delicious. No kidding, this one blew my socks off! So sweet, creamy, and indulgent, with a strong overtone of cinnamon and almost buttery notes in the background. It’s hard to describe exactly how it all worked to create such a harmony of flavors, but it definitely does. It is a bit over the top for a daily breakfast option, but it’s a wonderful treat.
Moving back into familiar territory, Raspberry was the next target on my hit list. Tart and tangy, the sweetness in this one was very nicely offset by the natural essence of raspberries. There were some raspberry seeds in every other spoonful, which was a nice reminder that it was the real deal in here.
Finally, all that remained was Peach, which is my least favorite yogurt flavor in general. I noticed that this one was a bit grainer in texture than the previous choices. The pieces of fruit in there exacerbated that fact a bit, and some of them were even downright crunchy. Over all, it was pleasant enough, but it was my least favorite of the bunch.