Dairy-free, soy-free yogurt: cultured coconut milk

First published on January 19, 2012

If you’re allergic to cow milk or you are lactose intolerant, you find that there are many soy-based milk alternatives. However, if you’re also allergic to soy or just scared of genetically-modified soybeans, it gets much more difficult depending on what type of food you’re looking for and what nutrients you are trying to get. Yogurt is one such food. A relatively new discovery for me, So Delicious cultured coconut milk (aka yogurt), is worth checking out.

So Delicious cultured coconut milk

The main reasons why I enjoy(ed) cow milk yogurt is that it is a tasty snack, and that it is a good source of calcium. Coconut milk yogurt is tasty (although the coconut taste is definitely apparent) and high in calcium, without triggering the same type of digestion problems.

If you compare the nutrition label to a dairy-based yogurt, you’ll find that they match up quite well, which was very likely a main intention of So Delicious. In the image below, the cow milk yogurt is on the left and the coconut milk yogurt is on the right.

So Delicious cultured coconut milk

Note that it’s not fair to directly compare the fat and sugar values in my example, since the cow milk yogurt example is Méditerranée Lemon Yogurt, which is purposely a thick, rich, and fat yogurt.

For those who are interested, here is the ingredient list for the strawberry variety of the So Delicious coconut milk yogurt:

coconut milk, chicory root extract, strawberries, dried cane syrup, rice starch, pectin, tapioca dextrose, nautral flavour, algin (kelp extract), magnesium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, locust bean gum, live cultures, citric acid, carrot juice, guar gum, carrageenan, monk fruit extract

Live cultures: L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Rhamnosus, L. Acidophilus, Bif Bifidum, Bif Animalis

In Metro Vancouver, I found the coconut milk yogurt at Choices Markets and Donald’s Market in these flavours: blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, and plain.


13 Responses to “Dairy-free, soy-free yogurt: cultured coconut milk”

  1. Nancy F says:

    awesome to hear about this product! Wonder if I can get in in semi-rural Ontario?

  2. Max says:

    Can anyone tell me where this is sold besides Whole Foods? Whole Foods is a far drive for me. So I am looking for some where east of the city who sells it. I already checked out Loblaws and Real Cdn SS and no luck.

  3. Gail at So Delicious Dairy Free says:

    Hi Peter! Thank you for the sweet review! We’re so happy to know that you are enjoying our coconut milk yogurt. We are really proud to offer a creamy, delicious, dairy-free option that has significantly less sugar than many other cultured products and also contains 8 grams of heart-healthy fiber.

    Hi Max! We are working hard to bring our yogurt to more natural foods stores and supermarkets across Canada. Planet Organic in Port Coquitlam and at Karmavore Vegan Shop in New Westminster would be good bets for finding our yogurt, but please call ahead to make sure they have it in stock. And if the store where you shop doesn’t carry our yogurt, please ask that they bring it in for you.

  4. Sherry says:

    IS this product currently at any stores in the kitchener waterloo area in ontario?

  5. Gail at So Delicious Dairy Free says:

    Hi Sherry! You can find So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk products at Health Foods & More in Kitchener. And if the store where you shop doesn’t carry our yogurt, please ask them to bring it in for you! We’re excited for you to try it! Thanks!

  6. Dave says:

    Gail – Also looking for Ontario retailers in area north of Toronto. Keswick? Newmarket? Aurora?

  7. Gail at So Delicious Dairy Free says:

    Hi Dave! Thanks for your interest in our coconut milk yogurt! You might try Sobey’s in Keswick, Health Tree in Newmarket, and also Longos and Metro stores.

  8. Eliz says:

    Are you guys planning to make an organic version by any chance? Also, do any of the yogurts contain banana? my son is allergic to soy, dairy and bananas and your products seem to be the best thing ever. I just want to make sure you don’t have bananas in them. You guys should advertise on Kids with food allergies. I know many moms who are struggling to find dairy free soy free products. Thank you for making this. I was so happy to find your product in the grocery store today.

  9. smccallum says:

    Where might I find this in Ottawa??

  10. kass says:

    please tell me there is a place I can buy this in Ottawa??

  11. Rebecca says:

    Looking to find this product in Whitby/Oshawa Ontario?

  12. Audrey Travis says:

    Does anyone know iic the plain version is labelled as Kosher?

  13. Lacey says:

    I recently found this at my local Walmart and I can’t wait to try it!

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