A Review of So Delicious Greek Style Cultured Almond Milk

by Valerie on August 2, 2012 · 13 comments

So Delicious Greek Yogurt (6)

Eating a gluten-free vegan diet, I am always surprised at how few things I still miss. One of the few things that I do still occasionally think about is greek yogurt.  In fact, I miss yogurt more than cheese – while the later was an indulgence I enjoyed occasionally (Red Hawk anyone?), yogurt was an everyday staple.  In fact, breakfast had pretty much always included some sort of yogurt my entire life, as did at least one snack a day. In the few years before cutting out dairy, Greek yogurt was my preference, and it was a significant source of protein in my diet.  I would buy a large size (16oz? it has been so long) and portion out to reduce the number of tiny yogurt cups I added to the environment (sidenote, I am not as environmentally conscious as I should be, but when my yogurt habit included 2 yogurts most days, even I could see the benefit of buying a larger size).

When I read last year that So Delicious, makers of many wonderful vegan products, had ventured into greek-style vegan yogurt, I was both excited and skeptical.  While vegan ice cream and even certain cheese products can be great replications of the dairy-based original versions, yogurt has seemed to be harder to replicate.  I do like the some of the So Delicious Coconut Yogurts – the Raspberry and Chocolate ones are both lovely – but they taste like dessert to me, rather than yogurt. I have been happy with another brand, Amande (reviewed here and here), though, so was hopeful that So Delicious would create a great almond milk based greek-style yogurt.

And they did. Oh my.

I discovered tonight that my local Whole Foods just started carrying the So Delicious Greek Style Almond Milk Plain flavored yogurt and I promptly dug in as soon as I got home.  The verdict: the texture is very satisfying.  It is lower in sugar than most vegan yogurts out there, and higher in protein. I am so so pleased. In fact, while I try not to overconsume gums and carrageenan and rice or tapioca starches, if an item is a truly good item, I don’t mind that it contains some of those things.  This little yogurt is definitely beyond good.  The texture and tang is spot on. It has a bit of the vegan yogurt flavor, but I venture it is more prominent in the plain version. Since I always topped my greek yogurt with berries, I did the same tonight, and that masked that slightly vegan flavor, and the experience was quite authentic.So Delicious Greek Yogurt (10)

Like many other So Delicious products, this product is certified gluten-free through GFCO. As Linda commented in my post on Life, Gluten-Free, there is still some risk to GFCO products, but it is the closest thing gluten-free eaters have to a gold standard in gluten-free certification, so I am always pleased when a product is GFCO certified, especially when it is as good as  So Delicious Greek Style Almond Milk Plain flavored yogurt. Speaking of Linda, I am sending this review to her Gluten-Free Wednesday feature.

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1 Mary Ellen August 2, 2012 at 2:04 am

I have been looking for a Greek yogurt since going vegan. It was my staple breakfast too! I’ve missed it so much. I’ll have to look for this at my whole foods in NJ. Thanks for the review. :)

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2 bitt August 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm

yum! i am still waiting for them to create an unsweetened one like their milks. then it will be perfect. thanks for the review. haven’t seen this in stores where i am yet.

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3 Darin August 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

So glad to finally see a review on this stuff! Sounds delicious. I’ve been hawkishly looking for it in Seattle but I haven’t spotted it anywhere yet. Dang.

Come on, Whole Foods — finally we vegans get a protein-packed Greek yogurt and you’re not capitalizing on it?

:-)

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4 fartygirl August 21, 2012 at 3:26 am

Thanks for the review! I did not know that they put out an almondmilk version of the Greek style. To be honest, the coconut milk Greek style didn’t do much for me. But I will anxiously creep up on this one and give it a shot! :-)

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5 kelley October 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I do not agree on the so delishious almand greek style yogert, I found it nauseating. I am not a vegan but I have to be lactose free. I too miss greek yogert and was hoping for a delicious alturnitave for breakfast, I got about half through and almost barfed. I’m glad there’s some one out there who likes it, but I am still on the hunt for a tasty Greek breakfast.

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6 Jean Peterson November 16, 2012 at 12:30 am

Is the fiber in this yogurt soluable or in soluable?
Also, why is it not good to consume too much gum, carrageenan, rice & tapioca starch? ( this is in response to a comment from a consumer on your website.)

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7 Valerie November 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Hi Jean, I have no idea if the fiber is soluble or insoluble. Perhaps check the So Delicious website?

I personally avoid consuming too many gums, carragenean, rice starch and tapioca starch as they are processed foods. I have also found that too much Carragenean can cause me stomach upset so I only buy a few products that contain it.

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8 Sue March 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

The link to this product on So Delicious doesn’t work! Does anyone know the nutritional info on this product? Is it sweetened? How much? Fat content?

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9 Sue March 4, 2013 at 9:28 am
10 ron May 29, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I wanted to love this, I love their almond milk, but it really was quite terrible. The texture is a bit grainy, it doesn’t have an almond flavor, has more of an odd chemically grain flavor. I am not a vegan by any means, Im fairly paleo. I’m eating the plain flavor while typing and have a look of sheer disgust on my face.

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11 Michelle August 26, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I agree with Ron- it’s awful! I normally buy Amande almond yogurt but due to some manufacturing issues it’s been off the shelves for months so when I found this I thought I’d give it a try. Sorry but I think they should just stick to making coconut ice cream because this stuff is just gross. It’s very grainy/starchy with a major “brown rice” type after taste. Hoping Amande is back on the shelves soon!

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12 Adam November 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I wanted to love this as well. But i couldnt put down more than two spoonfuls and had to toss it. I tried the plain.

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13 robin December 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I just bought this yogurt and found it awful! The texture and flavor are nothing like yogurt. There are too many thickeners added to even come close to real yogurt with bacterial cultures. I will not be buying this brand…and will have to find an alternative because I love yogurt….but cannot continue to eat dairy because of the inhumane treatment that comes with a glass of milk, a bowl of yogurt and a slice of cheese.

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