Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Gets a New Look and Taste

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Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt has gained quite a cult following over the years. It was the first almond-based, clean-label yogurt to emerge, and it had the nutritional qualities that so many people were longing for. It’s an artisan-style dairy-free yogurt that’s relatively high in plant-based proteins and fats, is stocked with probiotics, and has minimal additives.

Their flavors are quite high in sugars, but they do offer low sugar Plain and Unsweetened varieties. That said, this yogurt line is a bit more sour than some people might like.

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Gets a New Look and Taste

In October 2019, Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt received a new formula and a new look. The flavor images below show what to look for in the store. It’s still unfortified, but carrageenan-free and cultured with four types of probiotics. Be sure to leave your own rating and review below when you try them!

Plain Unsweetened

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), locust bean gum, xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s.thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 130 calories, 11g fat, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 5g protein.*

Plain

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s.thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 140 calories, 11g fat, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Vanilla

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, tapioca starch, natural flavor, locust bean gum, citric acid, vanilla bean, xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s.thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 170 calories, 9g fat, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 18g sugars (includes 17g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Peach

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, peaches, tapioca starch, natural flavor, locust bean gum, citric acid, annatto [color], xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s.thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 170 calories, 9g fat, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 18g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Blueberry

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, blueberries, tapioca starch, natural flavor, locust bean gum, citric acid, fruit and vegetable juice [color], xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s.thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 170 calories, 9g fat, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 17g sugars (includes 15g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Strawberry

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, strawberries, tapioca starch, natural flavor, locust bean gum, fruit and vegetable juice [color], citric acid, xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s.thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 170 calories, 9g fat, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 17g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Raspberry

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, raspberries, tapioca starch, natural flavor, vegetable juice [color], locust bean gum, guar gum, lemon juice concentrate, xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s. thermophilus, l. bulgaricus, l. acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 160 calories, 9g fat, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 15g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Key Lime

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt Review and Info - dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, healthy yogurt in several almond-based flavors. We have ingredients, ratings, and more!Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, tapioca starch, natural flavor, key lime juice concentrate, locust bean gum, citric acid, xanthan gum, agar, live active cultures: s.thermophilus, l.bulgaricus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria. Contains: tree nuts (almonds).*

Nutrition (per 5.3-ounce single serve): 180 calories, 9g fat, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 4g protein.*

The photo below was taken by me when I bought and sampled their Plain Unsweetened flavor. You will note that the packaging is different, but their formula has stayed the same. So I’m keeping this photo here to give you a close up of the consistency and texture of Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt.

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt - now available Unsweetened (dairy-free, soy-free, vegan)

More Facts on  on Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt

Price: $1.79 to $1.99 per 5.3-ounce container

Availability: Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt is sold at mainstream grocers, like Target, Publix, and Kroger stores, and natural food markets, like Whole Foods and Sprouts in the U.S. All of the flavors listed above are sold refrigerated in single-serve 5.3-ounce containers. The Plain Unsweetened is also available refrigerated in multi-serve 16-ounce and 32-ounce tubs, and the Vanilla can also be found in the 16-ounce size.

Certifications: Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Kite Hill website at www.kite-hill.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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I like it!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 30, 2021

I have tried about ten different dairy free yoghurts, but this one was the first one (I’ve tried strawberry and peach so far) that I could eat out of the pot, or with granola, that did the job and satisfied my yogurt craving. They could do with adding a little less sugar to make it perfect for me, but based on what I have tried so far, this is the best of the bunch.

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AngloAus

boring taste, too much sugar, can't taste the fruit

Rated 2 out of 5
August 16, 2021

Why so much sugar? And so little fruit? I could buy a candy snack if I wanted a sugar rush. Disappointed.

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C B

So Bad

Rated 1 out of 5
August 16, 2021

I couldn’t tell if it was sour or just expired but this is legit some of the worst yogurt I’ve ever had. Silk Unsweetend Vanilla yogurt is the actual best. I haven’t had anything that compares to it. This is probably a 1/10. It’s just so bad. It makes me wonder if they did any market research at all.

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Erin

The Worst

Rated 1 out of 5
June 21, 2021

This is the all time worst yogurt I have ever tasted. I usually go with Chobani, but since my wife is making a push to dairy free I figured I would try it. I genuinely enjoy the taste of alternatives such as coconut milk, coconut yogurt, etc. I had to force myself to eat half of it just to get something in my stomach. As the other reviews say, taste a bit like soap, zero texture, and half burnt almonds. No wonder it was so heavily discounted at my local WF.

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D

disgusting!!!!!!!!

Rated 1 out of 5
June 12, 2021

Unpleasantly Sour , tasted like soap mixed with sour lemon… and brought on the gag reflux. So bad, seriously, how did this make it to market. I mixed in super sweet blueberries and took one bite to just gag it all out. That has never happened since I was 6 years old when my mom forced me to eat lima beans. Something way off with how it is fermented. My kite hill unsweetened has starch, citrus fiber, locust bean gum, xanthin gum and cultures.

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jen

Awful aftertaste

Rated 1 out of 5
May 31, 2021

Purchased the Key Lime and it’s very sweet yet very bitter. Like they juiced in the bitter rind or something. Leaves an aftertaste in the mouth that didn’t go away even after rinsing with water. I had to add loads of fruit and granola to disguise the taste.
The texture is also kind of odd, and leaves a film-y coating on your tongue. Overall unpleasant.

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Ms

Can't tell if it's expired or just taste bad?

Rated 2 out of 5
May 27, 2021

I am eating the unsweetened almond yogurt….while I just generally dont like many vegan yogurts (they’re getting better, though!) , I am writing this review after reading several. I bought this on sale, and it’s expiration date is tomorrow. I genuinely can’t tell if this just tastes weird or if it’s going bad. So I came here. I like the texture fine, but the taste reminds me of like…the smell of baby formula or something. Without the agave I added and other toppings, it’s, to me, inedible. I also really love Forager. First time trying Kite Hill.

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Hannah

disgusting texture, flat flavor,

Rated 1 out of 5
April 16, 2021

I cannot believe how terrible this really was…I bought the vanilla almond milk yogurt to try it, knowing Kite Hill makes some healthier options for those who can’t eat dairy….BUT the texture of this product was not remotely like any yogurt I’ve ever eaten…The mouthfeel
was dry and almost grainy..The flavor was flat and reminded me nothing of yogurt…I finished the container but each spoonful was difficult to swallow. Probably THE
worst wannabe yogurt I’ve ever eaten. I’m shocked that there are people who would find it even edible!

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Marly

The unsweeten Almond Yogurt had a Horrible taste

Rated 1 out of 5
March 29, 2021

Not a good buy – either high in sugar or just plain bad tasting

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David Pearson

Tastes horrible!

Rated 1 out of 5
March 12, 2021

I bought two of the strawberry and I could not finish more than a few bites. It has a horrible after-taste that I just can’t tolerate. I dare not try any other flavors, already a loss buying two.

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Kristine Patti

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

62 Comments

  1. I had high hopes for the unsweetened almond yogurt, but it tastes like wood. I won’t be buying any more of that!

  2. I just tried this yogurt. No amount of sweetener, fruit, spices, or acts of God could ever make this palatable to me. I was willing to try it, but there is no way I would buy this again. The consistency was soupy (and it still has almost two weeks before the expiration date) and the taste was just.plain.awful.

    I cannot fathom how much work it must have taken to make almonds taste so bad.

  3. I love this yogurt! The Key lime is flavorful with out being “chalky”.. Now i wonder what I’ve been eating until I decided to buy these……I can’t imagine ever eating the basic brands and types of yogurt ever again.
    Kite hill, is just the best!

  4. I LOVE Kite Hill yogurt !!!!! Finally a yogurt made without dairy and soy that has great taste and texture (and it won’t break your bank)….. It is so good and a lot of flavors to pick from…. Keep on making your products, there are plenty of vegans that have great taste.. Thanks

  5. Since going dairy-free and doing my best to avoid soy. I have been in search of a great non-dairy, non-soy, vegan yogurt, and I don’t care for the taste of coconuts. So, I thought, I wonder if there’s almond yogurt. Low and behold, I stumbled across this tasty treasure. I have never liked plain yogurts so I didn’t even try that. I went with the vanilla and peach. I could taste the almonds – YUM!! OMGzzz!!! I love it. It’s creamy, smooth, and very yummy. I started thinking of all the yogurt parfaits I could once again make. This is great. But like anything, people have different taste buds and thats why we have such a huge selection on foods we can select. Be careful not to cross-contaminate. Great Job Alisa!

  6. Before going dairy free I was a huge fan of the Australian yogurt Noosa which can be found in most grocery stores around me. It is a super creamy yogurt with a unique taste, after trying many different brands in hopes of finding a similar taste I tried kite hills plain unsweetened yogurt and was so surprised with the similarities it actually ended up having. Upon my first few bites I did feel it was on the tarter side like a traditional dairy Greek yogurt but after adding a little agave I was in heaven. Definetly recommend this brand if you’re looking for a more authentic tAsting dairy free substitute for Greek yogurt or are trying to find a creamy less sugary brand.

    • You’d need to check with the company Emma, I’m not sure. But I’d be very surprised if it were less than 1 billion. That’s kind of the unofficial minimum with probiotic products.

  7. Do you know how many live cultures there are in this yogurt? I see it says 4 strains but I’m looking for a number like 1 billion live active cultures. Thanks!

    PS. I’ve tried the Plain and Vanilla and loved both of them. Ideally, I’d like to find the Plain unsweetened.

  8. does the greek yogurt have less sugar than the other and is it less sweet? Isn’t greek yogurt better for you?

    • I’ve tried the Greek yogurt, but they are retooling the recipe due to some consistency issues right now. The batches I received were mostly runny, not thick! I think they had slightly less sugar in them (a few grams). They do have Unsweetened versions, too.

  9. I was excited to see this new non-dairy yogurt addition to the dairy section at my local whole foods. Being that I have been consuming no diary and only coconut kefir. I decided to give it a try. Although I was hesitant due to some of the ingredients, including the sugar care sweetening agent. I purchased the plain option, added some organic: blueberries, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, chia seeds and caco. The combinations seemed to be perfect, however, I think I will stick with the coconut kefir!

  10. Sharon manicksingh on

    Kite Hill Almond Yogurt the best taste dairy free yogurt. All flavors are very delicious.

  11. Rosie Hitchcock on

    Love Kite Hill yogurt. I wish I could find black cherry or raspberry flavor. So far blueberries, strawberries, lime and plain –
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    Rosie