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Taste-Testing: Our Dairy-Free Yogurt Rankings. chevron_left PREV: Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes Un chevron_right Here’s an overview and our (very subjective) ranking from favorite to least favorite, based on everything from nutrition basics to texture and flavor. Best Dairy Free Yogurt Taste Test Run Down. Just like all of our reviews, we tasted the same flavor for all the yogurts to keep the playing field level and everything comparable. We tasted the vanilla flavor of all the dairy free yogurt brands since it’s the simplest!Taste: This was our best of the test, and our panel especially loved the blueberry, peach, and cherry flavors.Testers remarked that Daiya’s yogurt alternative had a “full flavor,” was the “perfect.

Trader Joe’s is making affordable, dairy-free yogurt accessible to all with one of its latest releases. (Which only sets you back $1.69 each, by the way.) After trying it out, I’m happy to say. #4 Dannon Vanilla Yogurt. Average score: 5.3/10 “I would have liked it to be a little thicker.” “If you’re a fan of Greek yogurt, you WON’T like this one.” “You get very light hints of vanilla.” Jumping up in the rankings is Dannon, another giant in the yogurt industry. Ben-David Says: “This yogurt is basically sugar; the second, third and fourth ingredients are all sugar!

Yes, it does have active live bacteria, but this is not something I would recommend to anyone.” 6. Chobani Blueberry. Ingredients: Nonfat yogurt (cultured pasteurized nonfat milk), blueberries, cane sugar, water, fruit pectin, locust bean gum, natural flavors, lemon juice concentrate. We decided any type of thickened yogurt was fair game for our taste test since, in the U.S., there’s no legal definition of Greek yogurt—meaning any thicker-than-average yogurt product can be. When the yogurt arrived, I was shook because there were 39 different flavors. I decided to call in the help of my roommates to handle the taste-testing.

Given the insane amount of flavors we decided to break this list down by types of products, so here are our rankings: Noosa Yoghurt Minis: 1.) Mexican Chocolate. For our taste tests, we typically sample the same product from various brand names, like peanut butter or nonfat vanilla yogurt.Since the most popular cow’s milk alternatives are made from very. Learn how these 15 non-dairy milks stack up.

Rice Milk, and Rice Dream’s version of it, has been around for longer than most milk alternatives, and its key to surviving this long is most likely.

List of related literature:

In the current yogurt market, culture strains are selected based on their rate of acid production, flavor profile, exopolysaccharide production, and bacteriophage resistance to produce yogurts with specific textural properties, reduced post-fermentation acidification, and milder flavor than products of the past.

“The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products” by Stephanie Clark, Michael Costello, MaryAnne Drake, Floyd Bodyfelt
from The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products
by Stephanie Clark, Michael Costello, et. al.
Springer New York, 2009

“In other research underway in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, professor Barbara Klein and graduate assistant Azza Hassanein are working to change consumer attitudes by developing a good-tasting yogurt made from soy milk.

“History of the Soyfoods Movement Worldwide (1960s-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook” by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
from History of the Soyfoods Movement Worldwide (1960s-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook
by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Soyinfo Center, 2019

It was reported by Danone in 2009 that natural and Greek­style yogurts represented 11% of the healthier yogurt and yogurt drinks market (which itself was 42% of the total yogurt and pot desserts market) in the United Kingdom and were experiencing strong growth.

“Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences” by John W. Fuquay, Paul L. H. McSweeney, Patrick F. Fox
from Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences
by John W. Fuquay, Paul L. H. McSweeney, Patrick F. Fox
Elsevier Science, 2011

Evidence from FDA surveys discussed earlier in this chapter supports this view, because thus far the pathogen has been detected in commercial buttermilk but not yogurt, with 100 retail and farm-produced samples also negative for L. monocytogenes in the United Kingdom [254].

“Listeria, Listeriosis, and Food Safety” by Elliot T. Ryser, Elmer H. Marth
from Listeria, Listeriosis, and Food Safety
by Elliot T. Ryser, Elmer H. Marth
CRC Press, 2007

Scientific and technical aspects of yogurt aroma and taste: a review.

“Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods” by Robert W. Hutkins
from Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods
by Robert W. Hutkins
Wiley, 2018

There are many fermented dairy products, including yogurt, kefir, and koumiss, based on lactic acid bacteria (LAB) species and strains.

“Development and Manufacture of Yogurt and Other Functional Dairy Products” by Fatih Yildiz
from Development and Manufacture of Yogurt and Other Functional Dairy Products
by Fatih Yildiz
CRC Press, 2016

Recent research findings lend some support to the ancient and widespread belief that yogurt and other cultured milks can actively promote good health.

“On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen” by Harold McGee
from On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
by Harold McGee
Scribner, 2007

bulgaricus from traditional Greek yoghurt have been characterised for flavour and proteolytic activity (Kalantzopoulos et al., 1990a,b; Georgala et al., 1995), and combinations of these organisms have been recommended for the industrial production of sheep’s milk yoghurt.

“Tamime and Robinson's Yoghurt: Science and Technology” by A. Y. Tamime, R K Robinson
from Tamime and Robinson’s Yoghurt: Science and Technology
by A. Y. Tamime, R K Robinson
Elsevier Science, 2007

The most popular food delivery systems for probiotic cultures have been freshly fermented or unfermented dairy foods, including milk, yogurt, cheeses, ice cream, and desserts.

“Food Biochemistry and Food Processing” by Y. H. Hui, Wai-Kit Nip, Leo M. L. Nollet, Gopinadhan Paliyath, Benjamin K. Simpson
from Food Biochemistry and Food Processing
by Y. H. Hui, Wai-Kit Nip, et. al.
Wiley, 2008

One report states that the proteins in yogurt are digested twice as fast as proteins in unfermented milk.188 Cheese, kefir, yogurt, and cultured buttermilk are all natural probiotics that support healthy and diverse strains of microbes in the gut.

“Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet” by John Douillard
from Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet
by John Douillard
Morgan James Publishing, 2016

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  • Hi Taylor, great to see this video. I enjoy the so delicious flavour so much. I can’t believe how expensive that Coco-yo one is! I wanted to buy and it was 6 dollars at my local Whole Foods O.o lol. I’m just curious to know how long have you been vegan if you are? any tips for staying soy-free? i’m allergic to soy, and nuts too, but for some reason I’m able to tolerate coconut! Thank you for doing this review!!

  • Thanks for thinking to rate these for us! Coco Yo would be great for dips and possibly baking.
    By the way, you two are adorable. ❤️

  • Y’all should get a friend who’s not vegan as a third judge for these types of videos. That way you can remove the aspect of not knowing what the non vegan version tastes like.

  • I really enjoyed the quick, to the point summary format of this video. I do wish there had been a list or visual of best to worst that I could take to the grocery store though

  • The dairy free creamer is actually a lie. It has casin in it which is one of the two proteins in milk. It also happens to be the part that people have a problem with and also makes it non-vegan.

  • Btw, I finally found the Silk almond yog. today it was hard to find this one! I had it in plain, and not vanilla. Since you said vanilla was too sweet, you might like the plain Silk Almond flavour. Is Greek yogurt usually your favourite? Do you have a preferred brand? My mom is trying to have more greek yogurt as she has diabetes, and greek style is lower in sugar. So I thought I’d try to find some for her. The problem with non-dairy yogurt, often it’s still higher in sugar than the dairy!
    Thank you again for your reviews! So you recommend Silk Soy in Vanilla? That one and So Delicious are my favourites =)

  • Guys! The way you presented this was amazing like I can’t believe your channel is newer. It’s was so elegantly done just the intro was long but other than that this doesn’t even look like a YouTube vid it looks better than when a network does something on YouTube. Great job awesome way to spread the message.

  • I’ve only tried a few of those but THE BEST YOGURT IS THE VANILLA COCONUT MILK YOGURT FROM TRADER JOES �� taste very good, refreshing, not watery, good consistency.

  • I’d like to try the flax yogurt, unless you really thought it was god-awful LOL. was it at least a little palatable, like some sweetness given the vanilla?
    I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like the Ripple yogurt. As I cannot tolerate soy / nuts, this was a great option to try for myself, and I have so far tried peach and vanilla. They tasted quite good so I’m still trying to figure out why so many people really hate it. I think the ripple yogurt tastes better than oat yogurts. I love oat milk but so far all the oat yogurts i’ve tried are so bland!

  • thank you so much for making this video! Does the Daiya have soya in it? I can’t tolerate soy or nuts but I’m fine with coconut. I love So Delicious!

  • i swear rett has a really fast response to answer���� like a professional comedian he has a joke as soon as the person is done talkin ���������������� kudos

  • The best vegan yogurt I’ve had so far is the 24 oz tubs of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze sweetened vanilla. It’s very smooth and custard-like, great flavor, no sour aftertaste. I wasn’t a fan of their almond milk back in the day, and I recall their yogurt being brown and weird tasting. They must have reformulated at some point because it sure is delicious now! And their new banana almond milk is also really good…

  • Ya’ll didn’t try my favorite (Oui, specifically mango) but I have tried quite a few of these and this video is definitely helpful. Nearly ALL we’ve tried have been awful, like spit it out in the sink awful. Going to try your top 5! ��

  • Yogurt a-go-go! I sort of lost the taste for yogurt when still a vegetarian, but, oddly, encounter many vegan recipes that call for something yogurt-like, so would like to know what to buy for those recipes. I don’t know why there is so much variety in taste and texture among different brands; it isn’t unusual for vegan yogurt to be described as “vile” when even the worst vegan cheeses or milks aren’t described that way. It makes me afraid to approach the vegan yogurt shelf. Your specific descriptions and close-up footage here were very useful; I’ll keep them in mind. TFP: )

  • Great taste testing!
    I love Follow Your Heart products!
    I’m on the search for a tart plain yogurt.
    Too many are overly sweet. We are avoiding nuts and pea protein. Coconut seems to have a strong flavor.
    I suspect that I will have to make my own.

  • The almond milk coffee creamers are great, the earth balance butter is great, even the almond milk ice cream is great. I’m still struggling with the cheeses though.

  • I’m lactose intolerant. Will that stop me from enjoying the greatest things in life?

    HAH! Nope.

    (But seriously: a tip is to use Lactaid tablets. You take one before every dairy product you eat within 20 minutes and they’re amazing! That entire brand sells some good products like ice cream, milk, ect.)

  • Actually, all humans are lactose intolerant. Our bodies are not designed to drink the milk of another species. That milk is intended for calves.

  • What are the dairy free products used? I know what the ice cream sandwiches are because mine taste like coconut, but what is everything else?

  • As someone who was lactose intolerant for over 12 years, and have had dairy for over a year, I think I have good input. Dairy replacement products arent as sweet and creamy. I guess if I were to make a comparison it’s like dark chocolate to milky chocolate.

  • So glad you also had the Good Karma reaction that I did! I wonder if most of it’s business is just people curious about it vs those enjoying it.

    With that said, Sprouts recently started stocking Culina in glass jars and it is wonderful. Thick but smooth, barely tangy, and so close to real yogurt that it would have fooled me if I didn’t know better

  • Thank you. I tried so many of those yogurts and you put some of my issues into words I couldn’t put my finger on. I remember telling my daughter that kite hill taste like an old copper penny. Someone in the store laughed. Lava has a spoiled taste, and I too had to check the date. SO, I didn’t like for the same reasons. I haven’t been able to find Daiya and a lot of the others you mentioned. I like Forager. That is the closet I get to real yogurt flavor. Someone out there has to be able to replicate the flavor of yogurt. Geeze, how hard can it be? I will say this, there is A LOT of added sugars in non dairy yogurt. I’ve been eating yogurt forever and now that I’m a vegan I don’t really see the nutritional value of eating it any longer. By the way, any oat yogurts I’ve tried have a strong coconut base. Really don’t want coconut flavor if I’m not looking for it. Thanks again for doing this video.

  • I always get plain yogurt since the flavored ones are like eating a candy bar haha. Kite hill was so awful, but forager was great. For me, So delicious coconut and soy yogurt just had odd textures.

  • I’m not vegan, but I’ve definitely been trying to cut back on meat and dairy consumption (baby steps). I have tried a few dairy free yogurts recently and came across a great one today. It’s the Oui Coconut Dairy Alternative yogurt by Yoplait. I tried the strawberry one and it’s by far got the best flavor and texture of all the dairy free yogurts I’ve tried. ����

  • Hi it’s so nice to find this review! i am having the strawberry so delicious, its sooo good. i’m curious to know are you vegan, and what is your favourite non-dairy yogurt? i think so delicious plain can taste good if you mix in some berries in there. but the vanilla on its own is really good!

  • -I’ve had Earth Balance. If that anything like vegan cheese my stomach can’t handle it
    -I put silk soy milk creamer in my tea. It literally tastes like butter IT’S SO GOOD��

  • Giving up meat is easy compared to finding good-tasting dairy substitutes, especially yogurt and cheese. No shortage of excellent vegan milks and coffee creamers (from which ice cream can be made). I’ve made dairy yogurt for over 40 years so thought making vegan yogurt would be no big deal. Wrong. It can be tricky and there is learning curve. But, the successes I’ve had with soy yogurt so far outweigh the commercial vegan yogurts that it’s worth it to learn. Kite Hill plain almond is ghastly. Couldn’t gag it down. Absolutely none of the cultured flavor that make yogurt so delicious.

    I know there is a lot of opposition to soy, but I’ve rethought that and now have no problem with it. Of course, if you have allergies, that is a different matter entirely. Soy milk cultures a lot like dairy milk because soy milk the plain kind made of just beans and water resembles most closely the protein and carb profile of dairy milk. I’ve tried culturing three times with recommended probiotics and they did not work for me. A bit of commercial yogurt (and, yes, gasp, I used a dairy one because it’s what was readily available without a lot of driving) worked best.

    So, my take away is to make my own soy yogurt at home. Much more ecologically sound, too, and most of the “work” is waiting for the culturing time to finish. Do a search and you’ll come up with dozens of articles, videos, etc.
    One other thing: I did find an organic, plain cultured cashew beverage at Trader Joe’s. Very good, no funky taste, smell or texture. Reminds me of simple, plain cultured buttermilk. Haven’t yet tried culturing anything with it but refreshing on its own and lovely blended with strawberries. Hope this helps somebody.

  • I’m obsessed with forager yogurt, specifically the plain one. So delicious is not good to me and I haven’t found any good almond alternatives

  • Speaking of ASMR, you should do Vegan+Gluten-Free ASMR. I thought about that when you roasted those crispy chilis they were all crispy ASMR when you put them in the pan. LOL

  • I always create my own soya yogurt with these organic soybeans: Yupik Organic Soya Beans: https://amzn.to/2ocW2qb in the soya preparer. Because in the foodstuff industry are mostly bad additive ingredients!

  • If you try Kite Hill in plain and unsweetened it’s so much better than the vanilla one! If you like almond milk and like plain yogurt, then you’ll probably like plain Kite Hill yogurt. I usually have it in the morning topped with fruit and a bit of agave ��

  • my favorite is SO delicious strawberry or blueberry flavor (they can be a bit sweet though), I did like the plain one too. I will have to try the Silk ones:)
    I was not a fan of the cashewgurt either:p

  • I’m glad you made this video, because I tried that chobani strawberry am so glad i found it. It was good but, I have a sweet toothe so actually if it’s sweet, I love it haha. What other soy yogurts have you tried, and do you like the Silk Soy vanilla? I was going to try that one, it seemed like the perfect thing to add for example to a smoothie. But the strawberry flavour sounds good too.
    Silk also makes an almond milk yogurt, have you ever tried that one?

    https://silk.com/plant-based-products/dairy-free-yogurt-alternatives/vanilla-almond-dairy-free-yogurt-alternative/

  • you are hilarious, i really enjoyed this video! may i ask are you vegan and/or gluten free? i’m also a coeliac patient so the good thing about any yogurt is of course, it’s gluten-free unless it has cookie pieces and/or granola, cereals in it. i tried the chobani coconut tonight and it was really good! i agree that oat milk yogurt is my least afavourite and never tastes good lol. i’ve tried all oat yogurt varieties i think the ‘oat yeah’, the chobani oat yogurt, and so delicious oat yogurt. i do however think oat milk is really good =)

  • Thanks for the reviews! I tried Oat Yeah and began gagging. Was certain it was because I was pregnant. Glad to know it really just sucks. Will definitely try the Forager or the Oui now! (Also: not vegan, but I do like to reduce my animal product consumption where possible)!

  • I bought kite hill at publix last night after watching a YouTube video. OMG it is NASTY. Jesus christ my mouth is filled with a cardboard box flavor. icky

  • Oh genius fortune teller, please tell me the six winning numbers for Wednesday’s Powerball lottery.

    P.S. Thanks for the food review! Now I know which yogurt to get:)