Friday 27 April 2012

Food Review: CoYo Coconut Yoghurt Mixed Berry

I'm comparing this to the Greek Yoghurt Company mixed berry yoghurt, because that's what I fondly miss, and also what this product seems to most resemble.

Nutritional info: Soy, dairy, gluten and lactose free, no added sugar.
Per 100g: Energy 155kcal; Protein 1.4g; Fat total 15.2g, saturated 11.8g; Carbohydrate 4.9g, sugars 0.8g. Ingredients: Coconut milk (97%), tapioca starch, Xylitol, blueberries, blackberries (min 10%), selected probiotic cultures.

Starting with nutrition - well, its a lot lower in sugar than greek yoghurt, and also rather lower in protein, I think. Fat is significantly higher. Still, a tub comes in at about 375kcal, which isn't too bad for a full meal (as opposed to a snack). Off the bat, opening it up it smells right - that sharp/sour tang of the cultures you'd expect. Mixing it around, it's very solid/thick, much more so than natural greek yoghurt. On to the taste analysis: it's definitely made from coconut. Oh, yes. But it isn't sweet, or really all that sour. People who like their natural/greek yoghurt sour will call it bland, and people who like it sweet probably won't find it sweet enough. Personally? I like it. Could do with a few more berries, maybe a drizzle of honey, though. The mouthfeel doesn't quite have the same creaminess/fattiness that I remember from greek yoghurt.  Overall? A good product, one that I'll buy again, but probably not every week.

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