This review was a long time coming. Don’t ask me why I’ve had so many yogurts in a row. Just be thankful that you get yogurt reviews at all!
I wanted to make a quick mention in this post that I have a lot of exciting content coming up. Things are heading in a few new directions, but I’ll still be doing recipes, reviews, interviews, all that good stuff you come here to see! Plus, I’m going to be sprinkling in a few freebies – excerpts from my book that you’ll be able to download – so look out for those!
Does anyone else really love shopping at strange grocery stores, or is it just me?
Now, for the Coconut Collaborative review. I picked up this yogurt when we were on vacation in Door County last summer. This might sound dorky, but one of my favorite things to do when I’m out of town is shop in unfamiliar grocery stores. I love seeing what products I can get somewhere away from home that I’ve never seen before.
The Coconut Collaborative yogurt was that item I couldn’t resist picking up. I chose vanilla, because I always figure that if a brand gets vanilla right, they’ll get other flavors right, too.
If you’re expecting a sweet yogurt, you will not find that in Coconut Collaborative Vanilla
I will say, if you’re expecting a sweet yogurt, that’s not what this is. I expected something decadent and on the sweeter side, so after my first bite, it took me a while to adjust to the flavor. It’s not like I should have been caught off-guard by it. “No sugar added” is clearly marked on the outside, but clearly, I hadn’t had enough coffee when I tried it.
For a plain, unsweetened yogurt, Coconut Collaborative vanilla is much better than so many others I’ve had. The texture is creamy, and the vanilla bean packs a flavor punch. However, I normally like a sweeter yogurt, unless I’m mixing other things with it, like fruit. If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar but still have something that feels like a treat, this is the yogurt for you. If you’re looking for something that tastes more like a dessert, you’d be better off with a Oui by Yoplait.
But this yogurt is tangy, in a good way!
This yogurt was also tangy in the way I like. Full disclosure, I bought it on sale, and it was a little past the date when I bought it, but not by much. It still tasted perfectly safe, and I doubt a fresh one would have tasted much different, if at all.
I ended up checking out their website afterwards, because I loved the texture so much and I’d really like to try some of their other flavors. This was the only one available at the store we went to. The dessert pots look awesome, so if I end up picking up more, I’ll be sure to share my impressions with you all.
And, I’ll confess – I ended up adding some stevia to the yogurt after I was about halfway through. For me, that was just what it needed.
Want to find The Coconut Collaborative near you? Check out their store locator.