Nogürt, A New Way To Think About Yogurt

Nogürt

Nogürt

Jane and I were asked to review a soon-to-be-released new product recently. The product is Nogürt, a non-soy based vegan yogurt. It's not only soy-free, it's also GMO free, dairy-free, casein-free, lacotse-free, gluten-free, and certified organic to boot. In other words, it's a healthy option.

Since going vegan, we've pretty much given up on yogurt. Jane does use soy yogurt in some of her cooking/baking, but neither of us has been satisfied with the soy-yogurt substitutes we've tried eating straight from the container. So you can imagine how excited we were when the folks at Nogürt contacted us. The product arrived during the holidays, so we had a little sampling with two of our family members. The tasting group wound up being three adults and one child. We were sent three flavors to sample: Orange, Blueberry, and Pomegranate.

Nogürt Orange

Nogürt Orange

First the Orange.

Nutritional Info -- Serving Size:6 oz /170g; Calories: 220; Fat 1.5 g; Carbs: 50 g; Protein: 3 g

Neither Jane nor I had ever tried orange yogurt; to us, that flavor didn't really make sense. Although we both did love creamsicles when we were children... It smelled okay, but the taste and texture didn't work for any of us. Of the three flavors, this was the least palatable to the four of us.

Nogürt Pomegranate

Nogürt Pomegranate

Next we tried the Pomegranate.

Nutritional Info -- Serving Size:6 oz /170g; Calories: 230; Fat 1 g; Carbs: 52 g; Protein: 3 g

When we opened the container, we were all pleased with the aroma that came from within. It wasn't as tart as some pomegranate products. Of the three, this was Jane's favorite, and her sister-in-law's as well.

Nogürt Blueberry

Nogürt Blueberry

Finally, there was the Blueberry

Nutritional Info -- Serving Size:6 oz /170g; Calories: 220; Fat 2 g; Carbs: 48 g; Protein: 3 g

Blueberry was always my favorite flavor of dairy-based yogurt. And this wound up being my favorite of the Nogürt brand. Our nephew also thought this was the best of the three (is it a gender thing?). It didn't smell as good as the pomegranate, however.

Overall product review:

The Nogürt, while not as smooth as dairy-based yogurt, is far superior in texture to any soy yogurt we've tried. Since we tested flavored varieties, Jane didn't cook/bake with any of them, so we can't report on that. Will we buy this product? Absolutely. However, as with most vegan "substitution" products, I don't think it is superior to the product it is replacing. If you or someone you love suffers from allergies, this product is a must-try.

As of this time, Nogürt is not yet available. Look for it soon in your local Whole Foods and if you're in Colorado, Vitamin Cottage and Sunflower Farmers Market as well.

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Comments

  1. Hi guys… this sounds interesting (it’s probably a gender thing – blueberry sounds best to me too!)

    Do you know what the ingredients are? If they don’t use soy, what do they use?

    Thanks!

    – Leo
    Vegan Libre

  2. Seems a ridiculous amount of calories for a small container of yogurt.

  3. Not much protein per serving…

  4. Hi Leo,
    They list the ingredients under each flavor.

    Hi ella,
    I don’t believe it’s being marketed as a “light” product. You may want to contact the manufacturer if you have concerns/comments of this nature…

    Hi kara,
    Yeah, 3 g of protein isn’t all that much, but if you’re vegan and don’t care for soy yogurt, this is a reasonable option.

  5. I noticed all of them have banana puree. I generally don’t like anything with banana – unless it’s banana bread – but can you tell that’s a main ingredient in them?

    I really like So Delicious brand – especially peach and cinnamon bun.

  6. I was wondering about the cassava syrup that is one of the primary ingredients. Turns out it’s the same plant used to make tapioca, so I think this product will be good =) can’t wait to try it!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava

  7. Hi Kim,
    We didn’t notice a hint of banana in any of the three flavors we tested.
    I haven’t seen the cinnamon bun So Delicious. Sounds delicious, but I really don’t care for the texture of their product.

    Hi Anna,
    Thanks for sharing. I’d be curious to hear what you think after you’ve tried it as well.

  8. Wow, it is soy free? Sounds cool. I’m not a big enough fan of yogurt to eat all those calories for that little protein though. It might be nice frozen though :) For some reason if I fool myself into thinking a little tub of soy/coconut/etc yogurt is frozen yogurt, I’ll go for the calories. Call me crazy :)

  9. Hi Gina,
    Can’t do it (call you crazy). Jane thinks the same way as you do. If it’s a dessert, calories are almost irrelevant.

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