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So Delicious Cocunut Milk (Yogurt)

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Created February 24, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Hello, I'm a Paleo-newbie... I would like to stay as true to the lifestyle and possible. Saying that, where does Coconut Yogurt fall into place? I found it at Whole Foods. I would like to know if this fits the Paleo diet. Thanks! Product: So Delicious Coconut Milk (Yogurt)

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211 · May 16, 2011 at 1:12 AM

the vanilla and strawberry versions are high in sugar, and the original/plain has a few grams of sugar. However, they all contain an extensive ingredient list with questionables.

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2409 · April 01, 2011 at 9:31 AM

"non dairy based cultures". No love for non diary tapioca dextrose yogurt here.

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:26 AM

This is the best.. I'm going to try it immediately.. thank you!

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Ugh. As I now know you're right... it's so sad to see it go!!! haha.. but it's gone. :)

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:23 AM

Thank you for your thoughts.. I have since switched to Coconut Milk in small doses... and am really enjoying that.. like probably too much ;)

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:22 AM

So True! I think I'm settling nicely however, sans coconut yogurt :/

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:21 AM

I had not tried Coconut milk prior to this post.. i am loving it! Thanks for the feedback..

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1303 · February 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM

If you mean yogurt starter, then yes, you can use that to make coconut milk yogurt. :-) You can Google "coconut milk yogurt recipe" to find many tutorials.

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1303 · February 24, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Sarah at The Healthy Home Economist just did a video tutorial on making coconut milk kefir. She uses dairy grains, and says you have to restart them in dairy after every several batches. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2011/02/video-coconut-milk-kefir/

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1591 · February 24, 2011 at 6:50 AM

I've only been doing this for a short time, but I can offer you one piece of advice - don't OD on information and make yourself crazy! :)

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5 · February 24, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Thank you for taking the time.. I've crammed my brian with blogs, books, etc. over the last few days in my journey thus far.. Sadly, this 'yogurt' may have to fall by the wayside..

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7324 · February 24, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Yes, that is quite a bit of sugar. It is listed on the ingredients I presume?

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5 · February 24, 2011 at 12:51 AM

Oh ok thank you.. I checked the ingreedients and there are a lot of unpronouncable words... which, I guess, answers my questions :/. Sadly.. 19g of sugar per container. [sidebar - Is that a lot of sugar per serving?]

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151 · April 01, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Not an answer per se... just wanted to let someone on this site know - I got this from the So Delicious Coconut Milk products today: Thank you for your email regarding our products. We will be launching a Greek Style Yogurt which will have reduced sugar in it by early June-July. There will always be a small amount of sugar in our yogurt because the non dairy based cultures we use consume tapioca dextrose which is a sugar instead of casein.

If you have any other questions or comments please call or email me. Thanks and have a great day!

Sincerely,

Joseph Garland Consumer Relations Coordinator Turtle Mountain, LLC 1-866-388-7853 Ext 3309 541-338-9401 FAX jgarland@turtlemountain.com

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2409 · April 01, 2011 at 9:31 AM

"non dairy based cultures". No love for non diary tapioca dextrose yogurt here.

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1600 · February 24, 2011 at 2:36 AM

I don't understand the need for multiple thickeners.Coconut cream/milk is very solid when it's cold.

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:21 AM

I had not tried Coconut milk prior to this post.. i am loving it! Thanks for the feedback..

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7324 · February 24, 2011 at 12:42 AM

Do you have the ingredient list? If it has things like carageenan or other preservatives, it may not be so good. If it is just coconut and a culture, I don't think it would be bad. Check to make sure you're not getting any sugar either.

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211 · May 16, 2011 at 1:12 AM

the vanilla and strawberry versions are high in sugar, and the original/plain has a few grams of sugar. However, they all contain an extensive ingredient list with questionables.

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7324 · February 24, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Yes, that is quite a bit of sugar. It is listed on the ingredients I presume?

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5 · February 24, 2011 at 12:51 AM

Oh ok thank you.. I checked the ingreedients and there are a lot of unpronouncable words... which, I guess, answers my questions :/. Sadly.. 19g of sugar per container. [sidebar - Is that a lot of sugar per serving?]

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18397 · February 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Yes. To echo what others have already said, I used to buy this stuff. It is, in fact, so delicious. But as soon as I started eating Paleo, I took a closer look at those ingredients and did not like a few components in there. If they would just leave all that crap out, I might still buy the unsweetened version.

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:23 AM

Thank you for your thoughts.. I have since switched to Coconut Milk in small doses... and am really enjoying that.. like probably too much ;)

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1591 · February 24, 2011 at 1:15 AM

http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/product.php?p=so_delicious_yogurt_cm_plain

You have to hover over "ingredients" to get the list but it looks pretty... sketchy.

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:22 AM

So True! I think I'm settling nicely however, sans coconut yogurt :/

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1591 · February 24, 2011 at 6:50 AM

I've only been doing this for a short time, but I can offer you one piece of advice - don't OD on information and make yourself crazy! :)

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5 · February 24, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Thank you for taking the time.. I've crammed my brian with blogs, books, etc. over the last few days in my journey thus far.. Sadly, this 'yogurt' may have to fall by the wayside..

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0 · July 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I also find carageenan and "natural flavors" in the ingredient list, both glutamates -- MSG.

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53 · May 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I recently embarked on a search for Kosher Kefir and found the So Delicious product as well. That ingredient list was really long so I figured it must not be very Paleo-friendly. Now I see my fellow Hackers agree. You guys are the greatest. Thanks for confirming my suspicions!

So if anyone finds a Paleo-friendly Kosher Kefir, let us know!

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120 · March 25, 2012 at 7:37 AM

there are many YouTube vids on making both Coconut Milk Yogurt and Coconut Water Kefir, fermented is good!

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565 · April 01, 2011 at 4:13 AM

I've seen it and the ingredient list does not appetize me. If you want coconut yogurt, make it yourself. They sell dry starter cultures and you should be able to use that to make your own.

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24271 · April 01, 2011 at 12:33 AM

Yeah probably not a good choice. I looked at it too but too much extra stuff in it. I keep saying I'm going to make my own but it hasn't happened just yet.

I am wondering about the sugar though. Don't the bacteria "eat" the sugar? In dairy yogurt the carb (sugar) count is actually far below what is stated on the label as it doesn't account for the bacterial action on the sugar. (GO diet theory and widely accepted in the low carb community) Would this not also be the case for the added tapioca in this fermentation process?

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78417 · February 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Is it possible to put yoghurt ferment into coconutmilk* and make yoghurt out of it. or kefir ferment.

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1303 · February 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM

If you mean yogurt starter, then yes, you can use that to make coconut milk yogurt. :-) You can Google "coconut milk yogurt recipe" to find many tutorials.

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3184 · February 24, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Damn labels take the fun out of everything. I was at the local farmer's market last night and this one vendor offered me some samples of his beef jerky. I declined before I looked at the labels on his packages. Soy sauce (non-tamari) and HFCS. Can't even escape the junk at the farmer's market.

The good news is that it shouldn't be difficult to make your own coconut milk yogurt from some coconut milk and a starter culture. The culture might take some work--most starters have been selected to turn cow's milk into something delicious, so they're not adapted to coconut milk. That said, they're bacteria, they'll figure it out. I know kefir cultures will ferment just about anything, so you could try that as well.

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:26 AM

This is the best.. I'm going to try it immediately.. thank you!

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1303 · February 24, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Sarah at The Healthy Home Economist just did a video tutorial on making coconut milk kefir. She uses dairy grains, and says you have to restart them in dairy after every several batches. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2011/02/video-coconut-milk-kefir/

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80 · February 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM

I looked at it when I saw it in the store, and even in the plain variety, there was added sugar, so it's a no-go.

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5 · March 08, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Ugh. As I now know you're right... it's so sad to see it go!!! haha.. but it's gone. :)

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