This week in my Review series, it’s battle of the vegan/dairy free blueberry yogurts! Before I became dairy intolerant, I used to eat yogurt all the time. When I first made the switch to being dairy free, there weren’t many vegan yogurt brands out there, but now there are quite a few, which inspired this review. Today we’re testing Kite Hill‘s traditionally cultured soy free & dairy free yogurt, Daiya‘s deliciously dairy free & soy free greek yogurt alternative, and Silk‘s dairy-free soy-based yogurt alternative. So which blueberry yogurt reigned supreme? Continue reading to find out…
When I’m eating blueberry yogurt, I’m looking for 4 things:
- Taste. The vegan yogurt should have a pleasant tanginess, nothing too sharp, and no weird aftertaste. It can resemble it’s components (soy/almond/coconut) but not be overbearing.
- Texture. Creamy, never watery, and not too thick. And no separation.
- Blueberry Flavor. A pow pow! of blueberry: a little tart, sweet, and fruity.
- Protein. The reason I ate yogurt when I was dairy tolerant was for the protein. So are these vegan yogurts supplying nutrients, or are they just there for taste?
So how did these DF yogurts stack up? Here is my official F*ck Dairy review…
Last Place: Kite Hill
The lightest in color, texture, and flavor, Kite Hill’s blueberry yogurt was pretty bland. Right off the bat, the color was more pink than purple, resembling the color of strawberry yogurt. The texture was the thinnest, quite watery with mild separation, and really had no blueberry flavor whatsoever. The yogurt had a strong almond/nut taste, with a puckery tartness and lemony aftertaste. TBH, it kind of tasted like watered down sour almond milk. It had 5 grams of protein, the lowest of the yogurts I sampled… I give it: 1 out of 5 F*cks.
2nd Place: Daiya
A bold purple hue, this ultra-rich and creamy greek-style yogurt was thick and tart just like it’s dairy-laden original. It boasted a strong blueberry flavor with whole blueberries in it which provided great textural contrast. It had a nice lemony tartness reminiscent of classic greek yogurt, a solid body, and packed with 8 grams of protein–the largest amount of the yogurts I sampled. For me, the taste on this one was a little chalky, reminding me of the taste of protein powder, and potato protein is one of the main ingredients, so I wonder if that’s the source. It kicks Kite Hill’s ass and is a great substitute if you’re missing greek yogurt, but it couldn’t compete with 1st place… I give it 4 out of 4 F*cks.
Our Winner!!! Silk.
This blue-ribbon yogurt leaps off the tongue with blueberry flavor. It had a creamy texture akin to regular style yogurt, not too thick and not too thin, and like the Daiya, had whole blueberries mixed in which was a great contrast. It didn’t separate, wasn’t watery, and has a pleasant tartness that isn’t too sharp. You can tell it’s soy-based, but it doesn’t leave an unpleasant aftertaste (albeit a light astringency on the palette). It’s a beautiful deep purple color and packed with 6 grams of protein, in between the Kite Hill and the Daiya. This yogurt would be ideal for mixing with some granola in the morning or on it’s own for a healthy dessert. It was so good, my dairy-eating mother even approved it! I give it… 5 out of 5 F*cks.
Go try our winner today! Silk has numerous flavors including black cherry, strawberry, tropical pineapple, and peach. I can’t wait to try them all!