Taste Bud Satisfaction: Silk Live! Soy Yogurt


Thank you, Silk, for making soy yogurt so wonderfully tasty.

There I was, contemplating row upon row of beaming yogurt, filled to the brim with friendly bacteria—and chock full of not-so-friendly milk. Not to those of us in the lactose intolerance realm, that is.

Silk’s spiel is this:

“Creamy, delicious yogurt with the goodness of soy, plus beneficial probiotics to help support the body’s natural defenses.”
  • Dairy-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Cholesterol-free
  • Worry-free

I had Silk’s raspberry flavor, and another raspberry and strawberry are in the refrigerator right now. Check out the nutritional information. While you’re doing that, experience the cool, tangy, fruit-laden awesomeness, spoonful by spoonful.

I get my probiotic acidophilus from Puritan’s Pride, and it’s done extremely well for me for many years, but I’ve been missing yogurt lately, as is evidenced by my review of the So Delicious brand of (delicious!) cultured coconut-milk. The added bonus there is if you really don’t like soy or can’t have it for some reason, but are still just as lactose intolerant, they’ve got you covered.

For now, I’m sayin’ it: If you have to go soy for yogurt, go Silk.

Taste Bud Satisfation: So Delicious: Coconut Milk Yogurt

Because dairy’n’me don’t mix anymore, I try to stay away from having an excess amount of it. In other words, I try not to hoover it up in the name of taste bud satisfaction.

This doesn’t always work so well with cheese (extra-sharp cheddar, smoked Gouda, Camembert…), but it does on yogurt.

My faithful Super Lactase Enzyme is wonderful when I want to indulge, but something about taking a pill to enjoy yogurt just rubs me the wrong way. Yogurt is full of all the GOOD bacteria, after all. Arrgh!

I’ve tried a soy brand before, but whether it was because I mistakenly expected it to taste like real yogurt or because the blend wasn’t tasty in the first place, it just wasn’t for me, so that was it as far as fake!yogurt was concerned. And as I can get all that beneficial bacteria through other means, so why should I complain?

Then I stumbled on So Delicious yesterday. There it was, beaming at me from a shelf separated from all the other yogurts.

I picked it up…