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The Yogurt Diaries #9: Coconuttier
cap, captain miss america
teaberryblue

Today, I gave So Delicious, the serious loser in yesterday’s Soy Battle, another shot at redemption. So Delicious makes coconut-milk-based yogurt in addition to soy-based yogurt, and today I tried one of those. Of course, the price tag is a bit more dear on these ones– $2.19 regular price compared to $1.09 for the regular soy yogurt. Would the price difference make a difference in the taste?

So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt Vanilla

So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt Vanilla

The fat content in the coconut-milk yogurt is much, much higher than in any of the other yogurts I’ve tried. It’s 50 calories from fat out of 150 calories in the serving. It has 6 grams of saturated fat, so if you are stayng away from fatty foods, I don’t think you want to do this. It has 19 grams of sugar, which is closer in line with most of the “natural” yogurts, and less than the “big names.”

The containers are almost identical, but the coconut yogurt is kind of blobby and unappetizing when you open it. It has a kind of greyish-white color and it actually looks sort of lumpt in the container– not at all what you expect from yogurt.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt Vanilla Opened

So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt Vanilla Opened

The texture is still kind of light and insubstantial, like the So Delicious soy yogurt, but the flavor? Way better. I think this is a little too sweet, still, but the coconutty-ness really stands out even in a plain vanilla flavored yogurt, which is nice. I think this would definitely make a nice pina colada smoothie or something like that. The price is a little high for me to be like, yes, I would eat this all the time, and even if it were lower, I prefer something a little less sweet, but there’s no icky aftertaste here and the flavor is pleasant. If you’re a vegan or lactose intolerant and don’t really like a soy flavor in your fairy products, definitely give this a try.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.


The Yogurt Diaries, #10
cap, captain miss america
teaberryblue

First yogurt of the day is Axelrod Fat Free Vanilla. This was $.89 regular price in the regular grocery store.

Axelrod Fat Free Vanilla

Axelrod Fat Free Vanilla

It’s fat free, so no fat, but it has 12 grams of sugar, so it weighs in at about the same as some of the smaller dairies’ sugar content. When I opened it, a lot of the yogurt was stuck to the top foil, and it looked creamy.

Axelrod Fat Free Vanilla

Axelrod Fat Free Vanilla

Well. Then I tasted it. And this was possibly the sweetest of all the yogurts I’ve tasted so far– wholly unappetizingly sweet. It tasted a bit like eating artificially-flavored cake frosting out of the container. So I checked the ingredients and saw this is sweetened with fructose instead of sugar or corn syrup…

…and then I kept reading and saw that it was ALSO sweetened with aspartame.

This really pisses me off. Not only that you would make something that has BOTH naturally-occurring sugars and aspartame in it (why?!) but also that you wouldn’t advertise that on the front of the container Err, actually, it does say it on the front of the container, in tiny letters, over to one side. I don’t eat things with aspartame in it, so Axelrod is getting a great big NO from me and I’m not finishing the container. Seriously, if you need sugar free food, I can’t even recommend it since it HAS sugar in it, too!

So I am eating another. This one is Cascade Fresh Fat Free Yogurt, and I am happy to say we are back to yogurts without super long ingredient lists. It was $.65 on sale, the cheapest yogurt I have tried so far, and $.89 regular price.

This is sweetened with fruit juice concentrate and has 12 grams of sugar and 110 calories, which is the lowest caloric count I’ve gotten on one of these babies.

Cascade Fresh Vanilla

Cascade Fresh Vanilla

Opening it, there is nothing on the top foil, and very little water in the cup. It is smoother than the flan-type yogurts but not really puddingy: it sort of has the consistency of thick sour cream.

Cascade Fresh Vanilla Opened

Cascade Fresh Vanilla Opened

Disclosure: I was expecting to give this a negative review because I have had some other Cascade flavors and did not like them, but the vanilla is excellent. It is creamy without being too thick and heavy, and sour, but only a little, so it tastes the way yogurt ought to. It is also mercifully less sweet than the other yogurts I’ve tried. There is not much vanilla to it, but it tastes a little sweet and a lot like milk, so it mostly just tastes like good dairy.

So far, I would rank this up there with the True Yogurt as one of the best I’ve tried, and at the cheapest price point so far, I think Cascade gets a gold star from me! I will give some of their other flavors another chance! Cascade Fresh’s website is here.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.