There’s almond milk and almond ice cream, so I shouldn’t have been surprised to hear of an almond-based yogurt. Yet, there I was, marveling over the new Almond Dream Yogurt that arrived at NFCA’s office. There’s really no dairy in this? At all? What about coconut milk? I wondered. (At least I was examining the Coconut flavor at the time.)
This new addition to the Almond Dream line is a welcome option for anyone – lactose intolerant or otherwise – looking for an indulgence. And at about 150-160 calories per single-serving container, it’s a treat that’s suitable for breakfast, lunch or a snack.
The yogurt tastes somewhere between a pudding and a custard, so if you’ve become accustomed to the Greek yogurt style, give your mouth a minute to adjust. It’s also much sweeter, almost like a dessert. In fact, even the Plain flavor had enough sweetness to stand on its own. Of course, that means there’s plenty of sugar in the mix, but there are 3g of fiber in each serving, along with those live and active cultures you typically see in a dairy-based yogurt.
You may wonder how they get the thick consistency when using an almond base. According to the ingredient list, a combination of tapioca maltodextrin, cornstarch, carob bean gum and pectin (all of which are gluten-free) provide the stabilizer base.
In addition to Plain, Almond Dream Yogurt comes in 4 other flavors: Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Vanilla, and brand new Coconut. Check them out at TasteTheDream.com.