Forager Project has burst onto the dairy-free scene with a huge range of creamy products. Many have looked intriguing, but it was the large tub of Cashewgurt that provoked me to open my pocketbook.
Forager Project Cashewgurt is an organic, cashew-based, dairy-free yogurt alternative that comes in a small array of flavors. They are your typical single-serves in size, with the exception of the Unsweetened Plain. It comes in a multi-serve, 24-ounce tub, and that’s the one I set my sights on. I prefer a blank canvas with yogurt, so I can sweeten it how I wish or use it in recipes.
I liked the simplicity of the Cashewgurt ingredients, and am posting them here only because I didn’t see them on their website. But please know that ingredients are subject to change and you should always consult the label!
Cashewgurt Unsweetened Plain Ingredients: Cashewmilk (filtered water, ground cashews), cassava root, cornstarch, locust bean gum, natural flavor, live active vegan cultures (5 strains).
The Unsweetened Plain Cashewgurt is much milder than Kite Hill’s Unsweetened Yogurt, which I liked. The cashews provide just enough natural sweetness to create a neutral-tasting yogurt without any overt sweet or sour notes. There is just a very light tang, with a rustic, natural, homemade taste and finish. Consequently, the pleasantly creamy consistency does taper off into a slightly separated aftertaste that is a wee bit watery and powdery. However, it wasn’t off-putting.
The very large 1 cup serving size of Cashewgurt (I usually had half this), contains 170 calories, 11g fat, 15mg sodium, 1g fiber, 2g sugar, and 5g protein. It is not fortified, so you won’t see notable amounts of calcium, vitamin D, or other infusions.
I’ve yet to taste-test any of the sweetened and flavored varieties, but will update here if I do. In the meantime, I welcome your comments if you have trialed any of the Cashewgurt flavors. The feedback helps everyone!
What Others Are Saying
Thanks to Cynthia for sharing her take on some of the other flavors via our Facebook page:
I’ve only had the vanilla, strawberry, and lemon. I suppose to give an honest review, comparing it to dairy yogurt, it is definitely thinner. The consistency wouldn’t be comparable, using it for cooking. I love the taste, however!
The Facts on Forager Project Cashewgurt
Certifications: Forager Project Cashewgurt is Certified Organic and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Forager Project Cashewgurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and 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 Forager Project website at foragerproject.com.