Monday, August 27, 2012

Greek Style Yogurt is Taking Top Shelf

At the recent BlogHer Expo, there were many food samples. It seems everyone (who makes yogurt) wanted to share his or her incarnation of Greek Style yogurt. Of course, the samples were made with dairy milk.

Traditional Greek style yogurt (i.e. yogurt made with dairy milk) is made by straining, which removes some of the lactose (the milk sugar) and whey. The result is a very creamy, thick yogurt – closer to the consistency of sour cream than standard yogurt.

My son and I stumbled upon the So Delicious Greek Style coconut yogurt at our local health food store, and decided to try the raspberry flavor.

We both gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up! There’s no need to mix this yogurt, it’s creamy from the get-go.

But it gets better. In a side-by-side comparison of So Delicious Greek Style yogurt with So Delicious “regular” coconut yogurt, the Greek Style yogurt had:
  • Less calories (130 vs. 150)
  • Less fat (4.5 grams vs. 6 grams)
  • Less sugar (11 vs. 20 grams)
  • More fiber (8 grams vs. 2 grams)
  • More protein (2 grams vs. 1 gram)
  • Both are a good source of calcium (30% vs. 25%)
  • Both are made with 6 active and live cultures
  • At our store, they were the exact same price
Have you tried coconut Greek Style yogurt? What’s your verdict?


Diane said...

do you know where the cultures came from? Most no-dairy yogurts use cultures that started in a dairy strain, or vegan that often has corn or soy contamination.. sigh- she doesn't tolerate the added ingredients in the So Delicious products, but if the active cultures were clean, I might be able to culture her own coconut milk yogurt at home.. :-)

Gail for So Delicious Dairy Free said...

Thank you for the delicious review, Colette! We're so happy to hear that you and your son are both enjoying our Greek Style Coconut Milk Yogurt! Diane, our live cultures are grown on a plant-based medium that is neither soy nor corn derived. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Colette said...

Gail, thanks so much for answering the question on cultures. Diane, I hope that helps!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

ooh! I will definitely look for these in my area. Would love to try them!

Gretchen said...

My daughter loves the new Greek style yogurts. The new almond milk ones that So Delicious makes are her favorite!