How Does Trader Joe's New Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt Taste?
Sometimes I feel like Trader Joe's is with me always, listening to my thoughts and conversations, because I was just telling a fellow plant-based buddy that I wished Trader Joe's had a vegan yogurt that offered protein. Wish granted! I was so excited to get my hands on this new Organic Creamy Cashew yogurt. And happy to see that it has Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt, for those of us trying to cut down on sugar. Keep reading to find out the nutritional information and, more importantly, if this cashew yogurt tastes as delicious as it sounds.
Trader Joe's Strawberry Cashew Yogurt Calories and Protein
The first thing I did when I picked up this yogurt was see how much protein it had. Three grams wasn't bad at all! Most dairy-free yogurts barely have 1 gram, and are usually high in calories, fat, and sugar. This cup has 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 11 grams of added sugar. The carb count isn't too high either, with just 20 grams.
Trader Joe's Strawberry Cashew Yogurt Ingredients
Can't complain about the all-natural list of ingredients. Made mostly with organic cashews, sugar, strawberries, coconut cream, and live active cultures, this list gets the green light in my book.
Trader Joe's Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt Calories and Protein
For a three-quarter-cup serving of Trader Joe's Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt, it has 140 calories, nine grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, and zero cholesterol. It has 11 grams of carbs, one gram of fiber, zero grams of added sugar, and four grams of protein.
Just for comparison, the Trader Joe's sweetened Strawberry Cashew Yogurt has 140 calories, six grams of fat, one gram of saturated fat, 20 grams of carbs, 11 grams of added sugar, and three grams of protein.
With the high fat content and decent amount of protein, this yogurt is vegan, keto-approved, and so satiating, especially if you add fruit, seeds, nut butter, and granola.
Trader Joe's Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt Ingredients
The ingredients in Trader Joe's Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt are water, organic cashews, organic tapioca starch, organic locust bean gum, organic coconut cream (organic coconut, water), and live active cultures (streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus bugaris, L. acidophilus, bifidobacterium bifidum, L. lactis, L. plantarium).
How Does Trader Joe's Cashew Yogurt Taste?
After peeling off the lid and licking off the thin layer of strawberry yogurt, I couldn't wait to grab my spoon and go all in. The strawberry flavor was strong and pleasantly sweet but not grossly sweet or fake tasting. The texture was unbelievably creamy thanks to the cashews and coconut cream, but it didn't have a strong coconut flavor, which I appreciated. This Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt tastes more flavorful than most unsweetened yogurts I've tried, thanks to the hint of coconut cream. It doesn't taste at all like cashews but has a very mildly sweet and delicate flavor, even though it's sugar-free. The texture is very silky, smooth, and thick but is not at all chalky. It has a consistency and flavor more like regular yogurt than Greek yogurt. It's not overly tangy at all, which I really liked.
How to Use Trader Joe's Plain Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt
I like to separate the tub into four smaller containers, and let me tell you — this yogurt makes amazing overnight oats. If you've never tried using yogurt in your overnight oats, it's so thick, creamy, and delicious! I also like adding a few spoonfuls to my smoothies, on top of pancakes or waffles, or to frozen bananas when I make nice cream. You can also use this as a nondairy alternative to sour cream in baked goods or dip recipes.
How Much Does Trader Joe's Cashew Yogurt Cost?
At $1.69, the price of this Organic Creamy Cashew yogurt is pretty reasonable. Other dairy-free yogurts can cost almost $3, so this is pretty good! If you prefer the Plain Unsweetened, for a big tub, it costs $5. You get four servings, so it's just over a $1 per serving.