So Delicious Coconut Yogurt is a relatively new dairy-free yogurt alternative. It has several flavors, but today I am going to review the unsweetened variety.
Being someone who is both health conscious and intolerant to dairy, I have been searching for a healthy, dairy-free yogurt for a long time. I believe that So Delicious’ Coconut yogurt is a game-changer for the dairy-free yogurt market. I love how they have included an unsweetened variety because it is extremely hard to find products in the U.S. without added sugar. The flavored varieties, however, do contain sugar. I like to buy the unsweetened version and add my own sweetener and flavors to it. My favorite combination is the yogurt, vanilla and stevia.
• No Sugar
• 50% of your daily calcium needs
• Vegan, Gluten-free and Non-GMO
The not-so Good:
• Fairly new, the company is still perfecting and changing the recipe
• Lacks flavor, tastes a bit watery
• Not as creamy as yogurt
• Texture can be lumpy without stirring
This yogurt contains the following ingredients:
Organic Coconut milk, rice starch, calcium phosphate, pectin, dipotassium phosphate, locust bean gum, live cultures, vitamin D2 and Vitamin B12.
The nutritional breakdown is as follows:
120 calories, 7g of Fat, 45mg of Sodium, 10g of Carbohydrates, 3g of Fiber, 50% Calcium, 45% Vitamin D, 2% Iron and 50% Vitamin B12.
I love that this yogurt alternative contains live cultures, similar to its dairy competitor. This yogurt also contain 50% of the daily recommended intake of calcium. It is also relatively low in calories and high in fiber.
I believe that this product is just the beginning for healthy, dairy-free yogurt alternatives. This yogurt is even better when you add fruit, cinnamon and other flavors to it. You can also use it as you would yogurt in recipes and smoothies. Over time I know that more companies will pick up the dairy-free trend and develop their own versions of dairy-free yogurt, much the same as the dairy-free milk industry has exploded in recent years. So Delicious’ creation has a lot of potential and with their continuous improvements it will only get better.
Overall, this is an excellent start for the market of dairy-free milk alternatives. Although there are also soy milk based options available, this coconut milk alternative is my favorite, because it has no sugar, is low in calories, contains the good fats and vitamins and minerals from the coconut milk.