If you are wondering what the best tasting vegan yogurt is, then you are going to want to check out our vegan yogurt brands taste test. 17 different brands, which will reign supreme.
If you were a fan of yogurt before going vegan or dairy free/egg free, you may be wondering what’s the best one. Luckily, we did a vegan yogurt brands taste test with 17 different vegan yogurts.
Thankfully, there are plenty of vegan yogurt brands out there now. There’s even some brands that we have heard of or seen that unfortunately we weren’t able to find.
However, we’ve grabbed all the ones that we could find in order to tell you which one we think tastes best.
Now, if you have already tried some of these, we do realize that some people’s taste buds are different than ours, so full disclosure, you may not agree with us.
In fact, we know based on an instagram story poll we did that not everyone will. And that’s okay.
However, we really just want to be able to provide a baseline of what people should expect. Especially for people just starting out on a vegan journey.
We based our decision on taste, flavor, texture, and comparable to dairy made yogurt.
The results, to us, were shocking. We had no idea we were going to feel so strongly about yogurt!
So let’s get right to our opinions and see if your favorite (if you have one already) made the cut for us!
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WHAT BRANDS OF VEGAN YOGURT ARE THERE?
There are a ton of brands of vegan yogurt. It has really exploded over the past year and a half.
For this vegan yogurt brands taste test, we decided to only test vanilla flavors. We couldn’t find the Ripple brand vanilla, so that’s the only one that is a plain yogurt that we tested.
We know that there are more out there. However, these are what we found after going to multiple stores and being that we found so many, we decided not to attempt going to any other stores.
We were able to find the following dairy free yogurt brands:
- Silk : Almond, Soy and Oat
- So Delicious
- Trader Joe’s : cashew and coconut
- Good Karma
- Whole Foods 365
- Follow Your Heart
- Kite Hill
ARE ANY VEGAN YOGURT BRANDS ALLERGY FRIENDLY?
We talk a lot about allergies around here and that’s because we want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy the same things.
I’m sure from reading the brands listed above, you can tell that there are allergens in some of them.
Unfortunately, from the brands we found, nothing is Top 8 Allergen Free.
So it really comes down to what are your allergens and what can you have.
Since they are vegan, they are automatically dairy and egg free.
Daiya, Chobani, So Delicious, Trader’s Joes coconut, Follow Your Heart, Lava, and Nancy’s contains coconut.
Silk soy contains soy.
Silk almond, Trader Joe’s cashew, Whole Foods 365, Kite Hill brand contains nuts.
Vega and Forager contains both coconut and other tree nuts.
This leaves Good Karma, Ripple and Silk Oat as the brands not containing any allergens.
CAN I JUST MAKE HOMEMADE VEGAN YOGURT AT HOME?
Yes! You can use our homemade vegan coconut yogurt if you’d prefer to do that instead.
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WHAT WERE THE RESULTS OF THE VEGAN YOGURT TASTE TEST:
We were not at all expecting the results. Full disclosure, there were so many brands that we couldn’t even get past an initial small taste.
Again, obviously we know that not everyone is going to agree with our opinion and that’s completely okay. However, we are hoping that if you are new to being vegan/plant based/dairy free or maybe you have been for a long time but never tried yogurt, that our results help you in making a purchase.
Daiya has a bad rap for a lot of their products. A strong distinct flavor in their products makes them not enjoyable by a lot of people. We loved their cutting board blend in our vegan shredded cheese taste test.
As far as the yogurt goes, it came in at #4 out of the 17.
It was between sweet and tangy and there was a bit of an after taste. You can slightly taste that noticeable Daiya flavor but it wasn’t off putting like some of their other products.
It was very thick, but ultimately we’d buy it again.
Silk Almondmilk and Silk Soy Yogurt
The Silk soy yogurt is thinner and more of a yogurt consistency, whereas the almondmilk yogurt was more pudding like.
Neither were sweet or tangy and we thought they needed more vanilla flavor which seemed to be a theme with a lot of the ones we tried.
We preferred the soy over the almond.
The almondmilk yogurt was very brown, had a strong nutty flavor and there was a chemical/artificial taste in there.
The soy Andrew said tasted like toothpaste and made his mouth feel dry.
Chobani non-dairy yogurt
We were initially scared here. The texture looked like cottage cheese, almost jelly like.
However, the results were favorable. Ultimately, placing it in our Top 3.
It was slightly sweet and a hint of tangy. There was a good flavor, but still thought it could have used more vanilla flavor and you could taste the coconut.
It also had less sugar than other brands.
So Delicious vegan yogurt
So Delicious knocked our vegan eggnog taste test out of the park. But ultimately it wasn’t a hit here.
It was watery and very tart. We couldn’t pinpoint what, but there was too much of one of the ingredients in here that we didn’t like. And again, there was an artificial taste.
Trader Joe’s vegan yogurt – cashew and coconut
It was funny to us that two yogurts from the same company could have two completely different results.
The coconut is super white and light it texture. Not much of a vanilla flavor and you can taste the coconut. It has a great consistency and was in our Top 3.
The cashew version also had a great texture; however, it tasted like they used over-roasted cashews mixed with milk instead of maybe raw cashews. Andrew said he’d compare it to tasting glue. Not a big fan.
We really wanted to have some brands with no allergens to recommend, but man that was tough.
This brand was yellow in color (see video) and looked just like jello.
It tasted insanely tart, to the point that we double checked the expiration date on it, but it wasn’t expired.
Larisha said it smelled and tasted like cardboard, while Andrew compared it to the taste of licking a metal pole.
We absolutely love Vega protein powder. It has such a great taste.
Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for the yogurt.
It was brown in color and runny, it was almost like a thick milk. It went from tangy to tart and had a super chalky taste.
We said it was like they mixed their protein powder in milk and then added a thickener. There was also again an artificial taste in it.
Whole Foods 365 almond yogurt
The Whole Foods 365 brands continues to impress for being a store brand, just like in our vegan shredded cheese taste test.
It’s not the best, but it’s certainly a contender.
We had this one in our Top 5.
It has the right texture, but still not a strong vanilla flavor.
Andrew did think this one also had a little chalky taste to it. We didn’t think this one was sweet, tart, or tangy. We can taste the nuts, but overall it’s not bad.
Follow Your Heart yogurt
This brand knocked our vegan shredded cheese taste test out of the park and with their yogurt being in our Top 5, they are proving to be a consistent reliable brand for people who are vegan or dairy free.
You can taste the coconut and we thought it hit sweet, tart, and tangy flavors. We compared it to tasting like a pina colada. It would be great in our tropical smoothie recipe. But it’s also great stand alone.
This was the only brand that we knew made a vanilla but didn’t find the vanilla flavor. At this point in the taste test and seeing how many other didn’t have a strong vanilla presence we didn’t even think it mattered.
The color of this yogurt was yellow and it didn’t smell good (Larisha pointed out that it smells like peroxide). again making us check the expiration date (it was fine).
The texture was good on it but it ended there. Andrew said it tasted like muddy water and Larisha just wrote disgusting.
Lava plant based yogurt
These cute little cups gave up hope, but ultimately we were let down.
Again, we checked the expiration date here only to find out it was still in date.
It was not smooth, there were little chunky bits inside. It was insanely tart and had more of a savory flavor that anything yogurt actually tastes like.
Larisha said it even smelled like french onion dip. Andrew’s comments said he doesn’t recommend this for anyone.
We love their ricotta so much in our homemade vegan lasagna. However, this yogurt didn’t do it for us.
While the texture was good, we compared the taste to like eating a tube of chapstick and the aftertaste was even worse.
It was chunky, smelled off, and tasted like grass. I’m just going to leave it at that.
Silk Oatyeah yogurt
Again, we were hoping to be able to recommend a yogurt that was Top 8 free. It we were forced to pick one for Top 8 allergens, It would be this one, but we’d still recommend that you just give up yogurt first.
It was runny, had an artificial taste, and overall thought it tasted like watered down flavor of nothing.
Andrew has had this yogurt before when first going vegan and he thought he liked it, so we had pushed it to the end, hoping like a best for last type of ordeal. Nope.
We aren’t sure if they changed the ingredients or formula for their products, but it had a soapy taste and the cashew flavor was super strong. The texture was good though.
What were the Top 5 vegan yogurt brands?
This was the hardest taste test we’ve ever done. So many products we couldn’t even get past an initial bite.
Here’s our Top 5:
- 5-Whole Foods 365 Almondmilk
- 2-Follow Your Heart
- 1-Trader Joe’s coconut yogurt
There it Is! These are our Top 5. And being blunt here, we wouldn’t recommend any of the other 17 besides these 5.
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