This has been a quick Vegan MoFo! Only four obligatory blogging days left (though, I may get sentimental and weekend post this week) and three more vegan convenience foods for my Vegan MoFo Week in Reviews.
Today I bring you the happiness that is So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk non-dairy yogurt. Yogurt was a big loss for me: I pretty much lived on fat free yogurt and Stoned Wheat Thins my last year of high school and it’s a well known fact that I think it is adorable when small children say “yo-grit” instead of yogurt, so it’s been a real shame having to tell them to shut up and stop rubbing it in my face all these years. Oh sure, I’ve tried other non-dairy yogrits, but soy based products all have that same, shall we say, fakedy taste. Definitely not tangy and creamy like I remember it could be. Well, it’s time for me to quit my grousing (and growling at toddlers) because So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt has finally come to my aid.
As you can see, it is a great source of calcium, but most importantly, So Delicious has captured that all important tang that makes yogurt so, well, yogurty. This is thanks to how dang cultured it is, I’m supposin’. My daughter chose blueberry for us to sample. Thankfully, it comes premixed, not “sundae style,” because I cannot abide spoons that get goopy passed their midway points. The colour was crazy-vibrant purple–check it out:
–as a result of the blueberry juice concentrate, which made my 2 year old very excited. Pretty food is soooo much better than drab food, apparently. She gobbled up more than half the container in no time flat and I had to hide the rest, because at per $4.29 16oz container (on sale–I think it’s closer to $5.99 at regular price), this coconut-based yogurt does not grow on trees! But, that’s the pitfall of quality vegan products: you gotta pay for the goodness. I respect that, but that is also why we’re rice and beans vegans 89% of the time.
The only other issue I have with this product is the fat content: 4g saturated fat per serving (and seriously, who eats just a serving?) isn’t ideal, but the fat is from sweet, sassy coconuts, so I’ll relax a little and drizzle some of this in my borscht next time. Honestly, I’m just glad there’s a reason to encourage my toddlers to mispronounce yogurt! Yay, So Delicious!