Forager Project Cashewgurt is an organic, cashew-based, dairy-free yogurt alternative that comes in a solid array of flavors. And unlike many of their competitors, they do offer an unsweetened variety. They also boast relatively short ingredient lists and six different types of live and active cultures.
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!
The Facts on Forager Project Cashewgurt
Price: $1.99 per 5.3-ounce container; $5.99 per 24-ounce tub
Availability: Forager Project Cashewgurt Dairy-Free Yogurt is sold at natural food stores and select grocers, like Safeway, throughout the U.S.
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.
For More Product Information: Visit the Forager Project website at foragerproject.com.
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A solid unsweetened option
I tried the unsweetened plain and was very pleased with the mild and pleasing homemade taste. It had just slight sour or tangy notes. I think it will be very versatile in smoothies and recipes, and was delicious with sweetener added – even stevia. The consistency was a little thinner than I expected, but it still taste quite creamy at first. But it does have a somewhat watery finish that left me a little less satisfied. Nonetheless, I’d consider this a top pick in the unsweetened dairy-free yogurt category and plan to purchase again.
Love the taste
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!