New Formula! So Delicious has been diligently removing carrageenan from their products, based on consumer request, and the dairy free coconut milk yogurt alternatives have also received a face-lift.
For starters, we love the attractive and wide packaging of the new single-serve So Delicious coconut milk yogurt alternatives – they stack better in the refrigerator and make better bowls for adding granola and fruit. The thin, more eco-friendly lids also close up nicely if you only opt to eat a portion of the dairy-free coconut milk yogurt in one sitting. As for the updated recipe, well, our reviews became a bit more mixed based on the variety.
Tasting Notes for So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt
For some reason, it seems that carrageenan-free becomes more tricky when fruit, flavors and/or sweetener are added. The good news is, the Unsweetened cultured coconut milk remained as creamy and versatile as ever.
It’s very smooth, even without stirring, and has a savory, slightly tangy flavor with just a slight touch of bitterness. The consistency is a touch runnier than most. But it’s still thick enough to enjoy by the spoonful or in recipes. That said, I love how well it works in both sweet and savory recipes. As well as how I can sweeten it as I please for breakfast or a snack. When I feel like keeping it sugar-free, it actually shines with just a few drops of pure stevia. The two compliment one another for a delicious heightened experience. But it also melds well with natural sweeteners like honey or agave nectar (for strictly vegan).
This variety was close in smoothness. Though it seems that hint of flavor does have a little effect on texture when carrageenan is removed. Even so, it is a great option for blending into smoothies.
However, things really start to go awry with the carrageenan-free So Delicious coconut milk yogurt formula when both sweetener and flavors are added. We first sampled the Vanilla, Raspberry, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana, all of which had a somewhat off-putting consistency. Even after stirring and stirring and stirring … each still had a somewhat lumpy, separated look.
I realize that looks can be deceiving, but indeed the texture was a little unpleasing to each of our tasters. It was a bit pudding-like in thickness, but without that nice creamy mouth feel. Just to verify that it wasn’t a batch issue. We waited several weeks and picked up another Strawberry So Delicious coconut milk yogurt at the store. Alas, it had the same consistency issues.
The fruit flavors were voted as “okay” with a Yoplait-ish vibe. The Vanilla tasted a little “off” with a bit of bitterness rather than the pure vanilla sweetness our palates were expecting.
As for the nutritional value of So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt, it is stocked with several strains of probiotics, which include L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Rhamnosus, L. Acidophilus, Bif. Bifidum, and Bif. Animalis (love this name, and don’t worry, it’s vegan). It’s also got a little bit of enriching fat (mostly medium chain fatty acids from the coconut), and is fortified with goodies like calcium, magnesium, vitamin D2, and vitamin B12. Here again is where I prefer the Unsweetened version – it’s got a nice, bone-health balance of 20% each calcium, vitamin D AND magnesium. The flavored varieties are heavier in calcium and vitamin D, but lack the support of plant-based magnesium.
Clearly, we’re still happy with those big tubs of Unsweetened So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt, and will continue to be customers of the brand for this one-of-a-kind product.
The Facts on So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt
Price: $1.99 per 5.3-ounce single; $3.99 per 16-ounce tub
Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt is Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Gluten Free, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-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 So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com.
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Love love the new So Delicious Coconut Yogurt. My favorite so far is the plain and keylime pie. I wasn’t crazy bout the consistency of the strawberry and vanilla but it was still good.
Hesitant but loved!
The only reason I bought this yogurt is because of the lack of more organic yogurt options. I’d seen it time and time again but passed it up given I thought that I wouldn’t like it due to the coconut base. I’m generally not a fan of coconut but I absolutely loved it! I was especially pleased with the lower than usual sugar content that is common with other organic yogurt options as well… I’ve yet to try the unsweetened version. I didn’t even notice a coconut taste in the strawberry flavor, however, I did in the in peach flavor. Again though, I was pleasantly surprised with the smooth, almost unnoticeable coconut flavor and I actually enjoyed it. Will definitely buy again and again!
It's very good! My Dr. recommended.
My Dr., a diabetic nutritionist, recommended this brand of yougurt for me. I do not like other yougurts and never cared for yogurt. I tried the unsweetened and I added frozen cherries and I love it. It’s very good. Highly recommend the unsweetened and unsweetened vanilla.
Excellent choice for IBS patients
As a former dairy lover, I have searched for many dairy free/lactose free alternative products that taste good and are healthy. With IBS issues it’s been a challenge. I’m loving this brand in Coconut and Almond and appreciated reading the carragean has now been removed. Makes it so much easier on my sensitive tummy.
New to this product
I really like it … the consistency isn’t too watery, and the flavor of the Raspberry one is very good, no aftertaste
Find hair inside
yogurt is delicious but unfortunately found there hair. This is awful and disgusting! I’m afraid to buy it again …
Response from Go Dairy Free
You might want to contact the company directly to report this, as that is a big concern.
Why are not the probiotics listed on back?
I am really curious why the package does not list the different types of probiotics on the back label? just says live cultures.. I have tried it and love it,, but why if it says like on this page it has all these different probiotics is it no listed on label?
Response from Go Dairy Free
Hi Hollie, that’s a good question! I’m not sure why they do that. But according to So Delicious, the live cultures they use are: L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Rhamnosus, L. Acidophilus, Bif. Bifidum, and Bif. Animalis. They are all plant-based and dairy-free, and are actually grown on non-GMO coconuts. They report that no dairy is involved in the making of these cultures.
bought it for the calcium
I have osteoporosis due to hereditary factors and small frame. I need to step up my calcium intake from food sources. I was delighted to find the Coconut Milk Unsweetened has 50% of recommended daily calcium. I hope this is reliable and would appreciate any feedback on this.
I’ve mixed with maple syrup or agave to sweeten, and have added blueberries and chia seeds. The mix in options are numerous, so look forward to trying more.
Response from Go Dairy Free
I can’t speak on behalf of the company Genie, but the 50% RDA for calcium should be reliable. It’s fortified, and typically a fixed part of their ingredient process / formula. And indeed, that is a high amount!
Love it !!
I bought some SO Delicious raspberry today. I am absolutely loving it. Great texture, consistency AND flavor. I would have given 5 stars but will wait until I try the other flavors.
Formula still needs some working out
Removing the carrageenan from dairy-free yogurt is tricky business. We don’t think they’ve mastered the formula yet, at least with the flavored varieties, which lacked that smooth mouth feel. Fortunately, the Unsweetened has retained a creamy consistency and the savory flavor that makes it our versatile go-to yogurt alternative.