Review: So Delicious Cultured Almond Milk Greek Yogurt

So Delicious Greek Almond Milk YogurtMan, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Sorry for that. Thanks have been crazy busy, but good. I finished my yoga training, and have actually been subbing here and there at my regular yoga studio. My new job is going really well; although, my brain is usually fried by the end of the day because I’m learning so much. All this being said, I’m looking forward to a boring and uneventful rest of the year.

Anyway, back to the important stuff: the food. I thought I’d start my foray back into blogging with a review of So Delicious’ Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt is one of the few things I miss being vegan and I was so excited to find that So Delicious is offering a vegan version. I couldn’t wait to get home and try it. And then I did. And then I was so, so disappointed.

So, where to begin? I opened the attractive packaging and dipped my spoon into the vanilla yogurt. The consistency was very much like regular Greek yogurt: thick, rich and creamy. The color, however, was brown and off-putting. And then I took a bite and my heart sank. The texture was very mealy. I tried another bite, hoping that maybe I could get past the texture, but I just couldn’t. And the flavor wasn’t appealing either. There definitely wasn’t the tang that you get with regular Greek yogurt. Frankly, it made me gag a bit. My husband tried the strawberry flavor and had the same experience with the mealiness and flavor.

After browsing the site, I noticed that So Delicious offers a Greek-style yogurt using cultured coconut milk. I’d definitely be willing to try that if I come across it, though I haven’t seen it in the stores. Have any of you tried the coconut milk version? If so, what are your thoughts?

I hope you all are well!!

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11 thoughts on “Review: So Delicious Cultured Almond Milk Greek Yogurt

  1. I read somewhere that the coconut version was better than the soy…not sure if it was a blog where I saw that. I am on a similar search for yogurt. Thanks for saving me from this one 🙂

  2. I have had and really enjoyed the plain coconutGreek style but I know only one store that carries it and it’s near where I used to work and nowhere near anywhere I travel now. I bought the almond style in hopes that I’dlike it too, but googling “Greek almond milk is brown” got me here. Brown and clumpy. Edible but.not awesome.

  3. Thanks for this review. I didn’t like their almond milk either; the texture was…off. I AM a fan of their almond milk ice cream products. Those are tasty and smooth. Hopefully they’ll tweak the yogurt and milk until they get it right!

  4. I have to agree, I’m amazed they put this out with such a globby, mealy texture. It’s thick, sure, but it’s not nearly creamy and smooth enough. Also, the flavor needs work, particularly in the “plain” variety. The strawberry is ok if I’m hungry and want a little snack that’s got some substance, but the plain is plain awful (not because it’s too plain, but because frankly it tastes close to spoiled – I’ve had it on two seperate occasions and it tasted the same way).

  5. I tried the Cultured Almond Milk Blueberry and ….ugh… nasty. NASTY! So disappointed. If I didn’t get my three cups of it on clearance at .50/each, I’d demand my money back.

  6. It’s nice to know that it isn’t just me that had issues getting over the texture and taste. I would prefer to try the coconut version, but I haven’t found it at my local grocery store.

  7. I’m glad I found this review… I thought I bought a bad carton of it but by the descriptions it’s just how it is. YUCK! I wasted good money (I bought 2!) Wish I read this first!

  8. My husband is severely lactose intolerant, so we have slowly been introducing a lot more dairy alternatives into our lifestyle. We are both huge fans of almond milk, but we too were seriously disappointed with the So Delicious Greek Style Almond Milk Yogurt. We tried the Strawberry (and of course made the mistake of getting a full case) and were put off immediately by the look of the texture as we stirred it. And then we tried it and things got worse. The flavor itself isn’t terrible, but the texture almost makes it seem curdled. As a last ditch effort to save an expensive impulse purchase, I decided to try freezing the containers & my opinion is that its much more palatable this way. It takes on the consistency of Italian ice, and you can just shave it off in layers with a spoon and eat it! I definitely preferred it frozen.

    The reason we bought a case to try, and not just a couple of single containers is because our local co-op was offering a BOGO deal on cases of both the almond milk & coconut milk varieties-so we bought one of each because “how bad could it be?” Well, we also bought the Strawberry variety of the So Delicious Greek Style Coconut Milk Yogurt & were pleasantly relieved to find it much more palatable. While it still lacks that signature Greek Yogurt tang, the texture is smooth & pleasing & the strawberry flavor light & not overpowering. Even just the look of the coconut milk variety was more pleasing. It was a pleasant light pink, not greyish, brown with a pink tint, and it looked like yogurt when we stirred it-not some corn starch laden highbrid. The texture is slightly thicker than regular yogurt which took a moment to get used to, but both my husband & I have found that we enjoy it-so I highly recommend trying it over the almond milk variety.

    In hindsight, I’m not surprised that the coconut milk variety is more successful. While the fat content in almonds is fairly high, it doesn’t compare to that of coconut milk which can be whipped & used in place of cream in mousse & as a topping if you refrigerate it & drain off the thin liquid. Almond milk would need a significant amount of a thickening agent, which would explain the mealy texture & odd coloring.

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