Cocoyo

I’m always on the lookout for new plant-based products, so when I spotted Cocoyo living coconut yogurt this week, I decided to check it out. Although vegan yogurt has been in grocery stores for years (it’s as simple as replacing the milk from cows with coconut milk), most yogurts are filled with added sugars, so I avoid them.

Cocoyo’s ingredients are the cleanest I’ve seen in a yogurt: raw young coconut, raw young coconut water, water, probiotic cultures, and organic raspberry juice. It only contains four grams of natural sugar per container, which I presume comes from the raspberries. They have an array of flavors, so you’ll likely be able to find one that excites you. The packaging is attractive, and the label effectively educates consumers about the benefits of probiotics.

I grabbed a small spoon, popped open the lid, and took a scoop not knowing what to expect. If you like the taste of soda, you’ll love Cocoyo. Probiotics are tangy, so it doesn’t taste like traditional yogurt. While it’s an acquired taste, it grew on me. I thought I’d sample it and put it back in the fridge, but I wound up eating it in one sitting.

The price per jar isn’t for people with high blood pressure. While you may need to get a reverse mortgage to buy Cocoyo, it’s worth trying at least once. Probiotics aren’t cheap. I’ve read mixed study results on the effectiveness of pre- and probiotics, and I don’t have any digestive issues, so I don’t take them, but many people swear by them.

Cocoyo is made by GTS Living Foods. You would probably recognize their kombucha bottles. They were first to market in the U.S. and lead sales in the category.

 

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