Vegan Yogurt Experiment

While strolling the aisles of Whole Foods, I spotted a few new additions to the yogurt aisle.

I used to be big into Greek yogurt, consuming a cup of 0% Fage on a daily basis, no fruit, honey, or sweetener required. I loved the thick, almost bitter taste. So good. With my high raw vegan conversion, yogurt is no longer in the picture.

The two products I spotted were SO Delicious Greek Style Coconut Milk yogurt and Amande Cultured Almond Yogurt. Out of sheer curiosity, I decided to try.

So Delicious® Cultured Coconut Milk, Greek

If you’re craving a probiotic fix and making your own coconut probiotics is impractical, this really hits the spot. With a fairly straight forward ingredient list, four live cultures, 8g of dietary fiber, 2g of protein, 30% Calcium, vitamin D, B12, and magnesium, this is a powerhouse little snack.

I purchased the vanilla flavor and found the taste to be pleasant, but a little bit sweet. The yogurt was thick, not quite up to the standards of Fage Greek yogurt, but very satisfying. However, it was not smooth and creamy. I am unsure of how to describe it… not gritty, but a little textural rather than smooth. Not a turn off to the yogurt, just a difference between this and cow’s milk Greek yogurt

amande cultured almond milk peach

Light and smooth with a very clean peachy flavor, not sickly sweet, but fresh, almost like a real peach. A little short on vitamins in comparison to the coconut yogurt, lacking certain vegan fundamentals such as B12. But it does contain six live cultures versus the four of coconut and a decent amount of fiber and protein. Check out the ingredients and nutritional information.

This yogurt was very smooth in comparison to the coconut yogurt. It was not as thick, but more in line with regular yogurt versus Greek. Very tasty and very satisfying. If you’re a fan of the Light and Fit brands, this reminded me of those, but tasted a lot less artificial. Otherwise, similar consistency.

Overall, I prefer the SO Delicious. The thickness and overall nutrient content make it a winner in my book. For a vegan, 30% B12 is a big, big deal. Let me know if your thoughts on any other brands!

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