I’ve been avoiding Silk yogurt for a long time. Years ago, when I first started eating dairy-free, it was the only soy yogurt available anywhere near my house. I remember the old Silk yogurt being clumpy, with a weird taste, and it was very disheartening for a former yogurt lover.
Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different dairy-free yogurts, and although Silk remains the least expensive option at my local co-op, I never gave it a second chance.
That is, until last week. I noticed that the packaging and branding had changed, and the words “fruity & creamy” were added. I thought, okay, maybe the yogurt is different from 5 years ago. Peach is my favorite flavor of yogurt in general, so I thought peach mango would be a good place to start.
There are a lot of good things about this yogurt from a health and environmental perspective. It’s made without HFCS or artificial colors or flavors. On top of being dairy-free, it’s gluten and egg-free, too (although, I’m not sure what dairy-free yogurt isn’t . On their website, they say they’re enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program, but because it’s new, I don’t think it’s on the verification list yet. However, lots of other Silk products are on the list, so before even opening the yogurt, I know I can feel good about eating this.
Fortunately, I could tell right away it was a lot creamier than when last tried Silk’s yogurt. It has a smooth texture and didn’t require any mixing. Sometimes dairy-free yogurt looks deceptively smooth and then becomes clumpy, but this was smooth and creamy all the way through.
The verdict?: The taste was good, but there was something a little odd about it (kind of salty? I’m not sure what it was) that doesn’t place it at the top of my list. I’d be more likely to eat this with granola or in a smoothie as opposed to on its own in the future. It would be on my grocery list for its price, ethical production, and potential to be good in a recipe, but it still has that aftertaste that wouldn’t make it the first thing I look to buy.