Food Review: So Delicious® Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt
Diary-free and soy-free!
The first time I came across this product was when I was on a ski trip, browsing through the yogurt aisle of the supermarket, looking for breakfast food. For some reason, there weren't any plain yogurts, which I prefer, since flavored yogurts tend to be too sugary for my liking. That's when this product caught my eye: plain cultured coconut milk.
It's a So Delicious® product from the company Turtle Mountain, whose products I enjoy. Turtle Mountain makes dairy-free desserts and other food products, ideal for those who are vegan, lactose-intolerant, or allergic to dairy.
After reading the nutrition facts, I decided to try it out. Each serving contains 130 calories and 12 grams of sugar, which is an okay amount (I tend to strive for under 10 grams in yogurts), but since it is a coconut-derived product, it does contain 30% of a day's worth of saturated fat. Since I'll be skiing it all off, it should be fine, right?! Anyway, according to their site, it's also gluten-free, Kosher D.E., made with organic ingredients, certified vegan, and verified by the Non-GMO Project.
Taste wise, I'll give this product 3.5 stars out of 5. I wouldn't say that it's amazing enough to match up to it's monetary value (it's a bit pricey, at $2 per container), but I'll definitely buy it from time to time in the future. It's subtly sweet with a light coconut flavor, and the yogurt has thinner consistency than regular yogurt. It tastes pretty good on its own, but you can add fresh berries or cinnamon for an extra kick of flavor. Personally, I enjoyed it as a topping, piling on a generous amount on a slice of toast. The cold, creamy yogurt was a pleasant contrast to the warm, crunchy slice of toast. Whatever you do, feel free to be creative in how to try new food.