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 In Snacks

Okay, so before I went vegan I was a MAJOR dairy junkie. Not so much for milk, but for cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. I have to admit that being new to veganism I still slip up now and then.

So imagine my excitement when I spotted soy yogurt from Silk.

Possible bias: I have never been a huge fan of soy milk. The taste always seems to be too strong for me. However, after being dairy-free (mostly ;;;) for a few months it has started to grow on me.

Anywho, onward!

Silk yogurt is available in the following flavors:

Taste: Thumbs up!

The container for the with it’s pretty pink hues and such made me expect what I’d normally see when I consume yogurt made with cow’s milk. The brown-ish color of the yogurt kind of put me off to be honest but onto the important part – the taste!

The taste isn’t bad but with the first spoonful I wasn’t too fond of the aftertaste. It kind of reminded me of the chalky feeling after you eat Even though it’s not exactly like dairy yogurt, it’s pretty close and pretty darn good after you get used to it (and by get used to it, I mostly mean to people like me who aren’t too used to soy products). It’s consistency is thick and creamy, just like what you’d expect to find in dairy yogurt. My only complaint is that I like a lot of fruit chunks in my yogurt and this seemed to be lacking. This can easily be fixed by slicing up some fresh fruit though : ) The pros of consuming soy yogurt as opposed to dairy yogurt seem to be endless!

In a nutshell:

Pros:

  • Made with organic
  • Sweetened with evaporated cane juice instead of refined sugar
  • Colored with fruit and vegetable juice instead of food coloring
  • Has in it! (yay! I seem to be having problems meeting this daily)
  • No artificial preservatives (which many yogurts seem to be plentiful in)
  • 30%
  • Active yogurt cultures!!! (off the label: L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, L. casei, L. rhamnosus)
  • NO CHOLESTEROL!!!

Cons:

  • The 6 oz container is kind of big for a snack (again, bias).
  • There’s a lot of sugar in it (around 22g)
  • Not enough fruit chunks! (I suppose this is a con only for some people)

Overall: Big thumbs up for Silk Yogurt

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