Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative Review

Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative

None of our staffers are vegan, but some of our team members do try to limit their intake of animal products. This means giving up a lot of favorites, like eggs and cheese. And then there’s yogurt, which is typically made using cream as a base so it’s off-limits to vegans. So on behalf of our vegan friends, we do appreciate vegan alternatives. Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative is the sort of product we were eager to try, so we picked one up to see how it stacks up against a regular yogurt.

Currently, this faux yogurt doesn’t come in tubs; there are single-serving containers only. There are just two flavors: strawberry and vanilla bean. We like to add fruit to our yogurt, which is why we prefer flavors that are on the plainer side. We decided to toss the vanilla yogurt and some grapes into a bowl to see how it all came together.

Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative

As you might be able to tell from the image above, this is a lot thinner than real yogurt. We’re not crazy about the slightly runny texture, but thankfully, the flavor more than makes up for those issues. This is fairly basic yogurt, but it has a hint of sweetness to it that’s really appealing, especially when you add some fresh fruit into the mix.

Although this yogurt alternative is made from cashews, it also includes coconut cream, which gives it a comforting creamy flavor. A pinch of lemon keeps the yogurt from being too sweet, and the organic vanilla beans have a great natural flavor to them. It’s really a winner on the flavor front, even if you do eat dairy.

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative doesn’t perfectly mimic the taste or texture of yogurt, but it’s still a great alternative to the real deal. While it’s tasty enough to eat plain, we definitely recommend mixing in some fresh fruit if you have some laying around. It will take your faux-gurt up to the next level.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients for this Trader Joe’s vegan yogurt, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative