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New in Non-Dairy

Continuing the theme from my last post…which was about products designed for kids with special diets…I have more new “special” products available at Whole Foods Market to share with you. This time we’re talking non-dairy. For those folks who have an allergy or aversion to dairy, their choices can be limited — think rice- and soy-based products. The good news is that there have been some recent innovations that have created more choices. Let’s say you’d love to eat yogurt, but…you can’t because of the dairy, so you look for a non-dairy yogurt and all you see is soy-based products and…you’ve got an aversion to soy as well. Sound unlikely? It’s not. There are thousands of people who have problems with both dairy and soy. There are even more who want an alternative to dairy, but don’t enjoy the taste of soy. Enter So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt. Turns out, coconut milk is dairy and lactose free. Who knew? The good people at Turtle Mountain did. They have been innovators in frozen non-dairy products since 1990, but only recently got into the yogurt business. In January we launched their first foray into the category with a fantastic tasting soy-based yogurt. After testing the waters successfully, they let their creative juices flow and recently showed us…in my opinion…the biggest innovation in non-dairy yogurt since the first soy-based yogurts hit the market years ago. These coconut-based non-dairy yogurts are what we refer to as a “no brainer” — as in an obvious choice to sell in our stores. There are six flavors available. Some have a bit of the coconut flavor shine through but others don’t have a hint. My fave is the Passionate Mango. Besides tasting great…and being dairy/lactose free…they’re soy-free, cholesterol-free, trans fat-free, contain pre- and probiotics and are certified vegan. These innovative new products are in stores now. Whether you have an allergy or are just looking to try something new, give them a try.

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Gage F. says …

I love this yogurt! But I have a question. My orthodox mother is coming over to stay with us and she has a strictly kosher diet. While I on the other hand am reform. She is concered that when she comes over she will not be able to eat anything I buy or prepare. Is this under strictly kosher supervision?

Kelly says …

THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!!!!! Heading to Whole Foods right now to purchase some!!!

Kathy says …

Would love to try but don't eat sugar or cane juice perhaps someone can come up with plain unsweetened!

Cassie Eleson says …

The price in the store is $2.19 for fat and sugar, and a tiny 1 gram of protein. in a 6 oz container. Definitely not worth the price.

Lori says …

I couldn't get over the texture of this yogurt...

Katie says …

This is so wonderful!!! My dog recently had an allergy panel done to determine the cause of her chronic ear infections. It came back that she's allergic to milk and soy among other things. So that means her yogurt-filled Kong is no longer a viable option. I'm so glad you guys carry something non-dairy AND non-soy for my sweet baby girl.

Fran Skelly says …

Are the new yogurt/coconut products packaged in healthy containers? ie no BPA, etc. ?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@FRAN - I would check with your local store to see if they have BPA free yogurt containers. I have seen some glass containers so that might be something to look for.

pam says …

Great, but Im 40 miles from ya. would like to try Coconut Milk Yogurt. Or, can I just add probiotics to coconut milk? Will search Sprouts. Thx.

Ken says …

I hate the term "no-brainer" but appreciate the info just the same.

David says …

Fairly clean product , but to many carbs/sugar to protein ratio. You would have to add additional protein Chia seeds /hemp etc.

Platofish says …

Awesome. Love it.

Pati Clark says …

Yuck-CARRAGEENAN!!!!

Rachael says …

I tried these but they are so full of sugar. Do you know any dairy and soy free products that do not have so much sugar or have no added sugar? Thank you!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@RACHAEL - Our exact products will differ between stores. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock.

elizabeth kaminsky says …

I also highly recommend the So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping. I bought this for my grandson, greatly lactose-intolerant, and for a sick friend who isn't allowed dairy products. They both loved it. I purchased them in Dec.'14 from the Whole Foods in Gaithersburg, Md. I couldn't find it there a couple of weeks ago and was told they weren't aware of the product. I'm hoping for reassurance that that Whole Foods still carries this wonderful product for those who have to be dairy free. Thank you for checking into this.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ELIZABETH - It's possible this was a seasonal product that the store was carrying in December. Were you able to check if they can special order this for you? If not, check with the store to see if that is an option!

Cara P says …

Which flavors don't have a coconut flavor to them? Trying to find a new yogurt since Whole Soy is gone. I really don't want something made from coconut but if it comes down to it, the next obstacle is taste in general. Almond Dream is out of the taste options for me.

Mary Dougherty says …

This sounds exactly what I'm looking for! Haven't found this product locally. Can you help with where to look? Thanks, Mary

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MARY - If your local store does not have this in stock, I would check with So Delicious directly to see where they stock their items near you.

Sharon Jakes says …

OMG! 'Im very pleased to see an article non dairy items . Particularly the new product you are launching in your stores. My son is allergic to dairy and I am very am very sensitive to dairy products. I missed eating yogurt since I found out my condition. Good to know there is something else out there to try!! Go figure! This is the first time I have visited the whole foods website. Thanks, Sharon

Ruth says …

Does Whole Foods Dublin or Arlington carry O'soy yogurt? I love that yogurt and would like to find it. Thanks.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@RUTH - Our exact brands will differ between stores. Check with the store directly to find out if they carry this!

Marti Hanson says …

I don't like So Delicious non dairy yogurt. Any thing else on the market?

Marmika says …

I was intrigued by these new yogurts until I read the label - tons of fat! And sugar. I'd love to see plain, low sugar, low fat non-dairy yogurts. I'll keep looking - maybe you will have them!

Celsie Bazain says …

Do you have a yogurt, that is pure coconut .. no milk

Amy says …

I have a very sensitive stomach and I am looking for a non-dairy, non-soy milk alternative besides almond milk that does not have added fillers. Are there any refrigerated (non-canned) coconut milks that do not contain xantham gum, locust bean gum, guar gum or carrageenan?? Any suggestions?? Thanks!! ~Amy

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@AMY - Since our products differ between stores, check with your local store to see what options they carry.

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