Todays post I thought I would do a review of a product I picked up recently at my grocery store mecca (Trader Joes). Anyone else love that place as much as I do? Seriously, much love!!! Anyway as we’ve been trying to make a few changes at home to a more vegan way of eating (more on that at the end of the month when I do a recap) I was in full lookie loo mode grocery shopping last week and spied these ‘new’ products in the chiller cabinet! Well they were new to me, I guess if you don’t look for them, you won’t see them!
This is the Vanilla cultured coconut milk. I do like yogurt occasionally and usually in smoothies, but in summer with the abundance of fresh fruits I turn into some kind of fruit/yogurt monster. Love the stuff, with a sprinkle of almonds 🙂
Stats for the cultured coconut milk:
- 150 calories
- 6g fat
- 24g carbs
- 1g protein
Way low in protein which is one of the reasons I eat yogurt and choose the Trader Joes, low fat greek yogurt. One cup has almost 20g of protein, so this was a significant drop in protein. However the big test is: taste! How did it fare?
As it was in the dairy chiller I kinda figured it was a yogurt substitute, well it wasn’t! After I got over the initial shock of “this isn’t yogurt” I was able to give it a fresh start. The look of this product is a little translucent, for some reason it reminded me of icing sugar (USA: confectioners sugar) when it’s fresh. The consistency is that of a branded fruit yogurt, as I said I’m used to greek yogurt which is a little firmer so this was a change of pace. The taste was actually really nice, it reminded me of something… vanilla pudding!
If you are looking for a non-dairy yogurt substitute then this is NOT the product for you, however if you are looking for something to use INSTEAD of yogurt for a non-dairy dessert then this is great. I liked that is was nice and light, it didn’t compete with the flavor of the fruit and I felt satiated but not bloated afterwards. It was definitely more-ish though 😉
WOULD BUY AGAIN!
If you see coconut products like this one on the grocery store shelves would you try them? Have you already tried them? What did you think?