Today, I taste-tested FIVE different vegan yogurts! Check out the video below and scroll down to read more about each yogurt!
If you loved yogurt before going vegan, fret not — there are tons of vegan yogurt brands out there and all you have to do is to check which brands are available near you. Luckily, more and more brands are releasing dairy-free yogurts in the market, and depending on where you’re from, I’m sure there is bound to be at least one brand that you can go to for your yogurt cravings. If you get one and you don’t like it – I recommend trying another. It might take some time but you’ll get there! There are also ways of making your own if you search the internet.
Today, I released a video where I did a little taste test of FIVE different yogurts and shared what I thought of them by taste, texture, and even shared the nutritional info of each. Note that these aren’t the only brands out there; these just happen to be the ones I can find in the grocery store near me (plus, it was -33 at the time I was getting these yogurts and I just don’t want to freeze outside trying to look for more LOL)!
If you’re looking for info on which vegan yogurts to taste test, this blogpost could be a pretty good reference — no filter, unsponsored, and best of all, from a vegan’s point of view!
Check out the video above if you want to see my fun reaction with each taste test, and scroll down below to check out more detailed info about each yogurt.
Vegan Yogurt #1: Daiya Deliciously Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
Upon opening, this one doesn’t have a weird smell and is in fact, very yogurt-y (if there’s such a description LOL). The consistency is quite thick, which reminds me of Greek yogu.
In terms of taste, I was taken aback by the tartness, but not in a bad way. I actually like the tarty-ness (is this a word?), and this was a lot more tart compared to other vegan yogurts I’ve tried. Overall, I like the taste! No weird after-tastes, just the tartness and quite a strong taste.
The main issue I have with this is that for 175g, it’s 170 calories. This is a pretty high number for me considering that it’s not sweetened, and compared to the other yogurts in this lineup.
📌NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (for 175g serving): •170 calories •10g fat •14g carbs •7g protein 📌INGREDIENTS: Filtered Water, Coconut Cream, Pea Protein, Creamed Coconut, Potato Protein, Chicory Root Extract, Cane Sugar, Vegan Natural Flavours, Potato Starch, Rice Starch, Lactic Acid (Vegan), Tamarind Seed Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Sea Salt, Bacterial Cultures.
Vegan Yogurt #2: President’s Choice Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative
The second yogurt is from a Canadian company called President’s Choice, which I heard have come out with a huge plant-based selection so I’m excited to try more of their products.
Compared to the Daiya yogurt, this one has a more yogurt-y smell and has a thinner, lighter consistency. It doesn’t have that sharp tartness that Daiya has, and has very slight coconut flavour. Overall, the taste is mild, pleasant and welcoming, and also doesn’t have any weird after-taste. I think this one might be the one that can please everyone. I was also excited about the nutrition information and the fact that the list of ingredients is quite small and simple.
📌NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (for 175g serving): •70 calories •4.5g fat •7g carbs •1g protein 📌INGREDIENTS: Coconut milk (water, coconut cream), modified potato starch, pectin, bacterial cultures.
Vegan Yogurt #3: Maison Riviera Coconut Milk Plain Yogurt
This is another coconut-based vegan yogurt that smells and looks appetizing. The consistency looks very nice and smooth, while the taste has a slight tartness to it. I think the level of tart is actually perfect in this one.
It’s weird because when I first put it in my mouth, there was a slight strange taste but as I continued to eat it, I started to like it more and more. Overall, the taste is not too overpowering, and I would have no problem eating this plain.
📌NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (for 175g serving): •120 calories •7g fat •9g carbs •4g protein 📌INGREDIENTS: Coconut milk (water, coconut extract), tapioca flour, faba bean protein, pea protein, calcium phosphate, pectin, natural flavour, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin D, bacterial cultures, probiotics.
Vegan Yogurt #4: Maison Riviera Oat-Based Yogurt
Another dairy-free yogurt product from the Maison Riviera company is this oat-based version. I have tried this before and I could already say that I like the coconut-based one better than this, but let me describe to you first how it tastes so you’ll get a better idea of the difference.
The consistency is again nice and smooth; creamy but not too crazy-looking. When you smell it, you can smell that slightly weird probiotic smell (if you know what I mean). Naturally, it also has that slightly weird flavour (which isn’t too overwhelming but it’s not pleasant), which means I would probably not eat it on its own and have it mixed with chocolate protein powder and topped with granola, or fruit.
That being said, out of all of the yogurts, I liked the nutrition information on this one the most! Only 60 calories per serving with 5 grams of protein – that’s pretty impressive. Too bad it wasn’t as tasty as the coconut ones…
📌NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (for 175 serving): • 60 calories • 0g fat • 11g carbs • 5g protein 📌INGREDIENTS: Oat base (water, hydrolyzed oat flour), tapioca starch, faba bean protein, pea protein, can sugar, calcium phosphate, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin D, bacterial cultures, probiotics.
Vegan Yogurt #5: Silk Plain Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
Upon opening, the yogurt looked a little crusty but the consistency turns into a normal, smoother consistency once you mix it up. However, upon taking a whiff, it definitely has a weird smell (not the worst, but still weird). In terms of taste, I would say this was my least favourite because the tartness was overpowering, almost like it’s too fermented and sour. It gets better as you eat it, but it leaves your mouth feeling a little dry (probably because of the almonds).
This one also was the highest in calories which doesn’t help considering the taste was not great either.
📌NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (for 175g serving): • 180 calories • 15g fat • 11g carbs • 6g protein 📌INGREDIENTS: Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Cane Sugar, Pectin, Calcium Citrate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Live and Active Cultures, Vitamin D2. CONTAINS ALMOND.
To finish off my taste test, here is how I would rank each of these vegan yogurts in terms of taste and nutrition (1 being the highest):
|1||President’s Choice Coconut Yogurt Alternative||Mild, easy-to have yogurt|
|2||Riviera Coconut-Based Yogurt||Has the right amount of tart, pleasant taste, and a nice, smooth consistency|
|3||Riviera Oat-Based Yogurt||Ranks 4th probably in taste, but when we take into account the nutrition info, this would easily rank 3rd. Plus, you can eat this with other ingredients which help with the taste.|
|4||Daiya Coconut Yogurt Alternative||Very close to 3rd place; tastes better than the Riviera Oat, but has a really strong taste and has higher calories & fat|
|5||Silk Almond Yogurt||The flavour is just not my thing. Plus, this is the highest in calories|