Vegans, Get Excited! Trader Joe's Has a New Dairy-Free Almond Milk Yogurt — but Is It Good?
As a plant-based eater, shopping at Trader Joe's is a pure delight because there are so many options. And I'm not just talking about some new frozen veggie or variety of apple (but seriously, have you tasted the Envy apples?!). Those are exciting, but I'll actually squeal out loud in the store when I see a new vegan alternative to nonvegan products like ice cream or veggie burgers.
That's why I was so overjoyed to see this new dairy-free almond milk yogurt. It has a decent amount of protein — more than Trader Joe's Cashew Milk Yogurt — but does it taste good? Keep reading for more details on this new offering, along with notes from my taste test.
Nutritional Information For Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Almond Milk Yogurt
One container of Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Almond Milk Yogurt is 180 calories, with 11 grams of fat and 18 grams of carbs. It offers two grams of fiber, with 10 grams of added sugar and five grams of protein. You'll also get four percent each of your daily iron and calcium.
The ingredients are almond base (water, almonds), cane sugar, cornstarch, locust bean gum, vanilla beans, natural flavors, and live and active cultures (bifidobacterium, lactobacillus acidophilus, l. bugaricus, l. paracasei, streptococcus thermophilus, l. rhamnosus, and propionbacterium shermani).
The sugar content is pretty comparable to other vanilla yogurts, although if I wanted less sugar, I'd have to go with a plain yogurt, which isn't always what I'm in the mood for.
Nutritional Information For Trader Joe's Mango Almond Milk Yogurt
For the Trader Joe's Mango Almond Milk Yogurt, one container is 190 calories, with 11 grams of fat and 21 grams of carbs. It offers three grams of fiber, and has 12 grams of added sugar and five grams of protein. You'll also get four percent each of your daily iron, potassium, and calcium.
The ingredients are almond base (water, almonds), cane sugar, mango, cornstarch, tapioca flour, pectin, locust bean gum, natural flavors, and live and active cultures (bifidobacterium, lactobacillus acidophilus, l. bugaricus, l. paracasei, streptococcus thermophilus, l. rhamnosus, and propionbacterium shermani).
This yogurt is also comparable sugar-wise to mango yogurt made from cow's milk.
How Does Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Almond Milk Yogurt Taste?
First of all, would you just look at that creamy texture and the speckles of real vanilla bean?! This yogurt is incredibly creamy with a deliciously sweet and slightly tangy flavor. It tasted perfect on its own, but also was yummy with some fresh raspberries, granola, and a sprinkling of nuts. I loved that it wasn't watery, lumpy, or weirdly thick — the texture was wonderful. I'm a huge fan!
How Does Trader Joe's Mango Almond Milk Yogurt Taste?
Equally as silky and creamy as the vanilla bean, the mango has a fresh and fruity tangy flavor that was hard to resist — I easily spooned down the entire container in minutes! It had no weird aftertaste, absolutely no chalky texture like I've experienced with other nondairy yogurts, and was shockingly delicious (I've had some pretty terrible dairy-free yogurts in my time). I also appreciated that this yogurt had no bits of fruit in it — it was just 100 percent pure creaminess.
Will I Buy Trader Joe's Almond Milk Yogurt Again?
Both the vanilla and mango Creamy Almond yogurts were amazing, and easily make it into my top five favorite dairy-free yogurts. The price is pretty reasonable, too, at $1.49 per container. And for those avoiding dairy and soy, this is a tasty, easy-to-find alternative.
Once again, Trader Joe's has wowed me with one of its new plant-based products, and although it's higher in sugar than I prefer, I'll definitely be purchasing this again. I can't wait to add it to smoothies and make popsicles with it!