Trader Joe’s Strawberry Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative Review

Trader Joe’s Strawberry Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative

Even though none of the Freezer Meal Frenzy team is vegan, we always appreciate dairy-free products. Lactose isn’t the easiest thing to digest, and we like being able to enjoy snacks like yogurt without worrying about our tummies. We were surprised by how much we liked Trader Joe’s vanilla-flavored cashew yogurt, and we hoped that Trader Joe’s Strawberry Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative would be just as tasty.

Like the vanilla yogurt alternative, this is much runnier than real yogurt. If this contained chunks of strawberry, the watery texture wouldn’t be a big problem, but as is, it feels like it needs some sort of thickener. If you happen to have some fresh berries in your fridge, we definitely recommend tossing them into this yogurt before you eat!

Sadly, this yogurt is a failure on the taste front as well. While the vanilla flavoring (used in the previous flavor we tried) is the perfect complement to the cashew cream and coconut milk in this yogurt alternative, the strawberry flavoring clashes with it in a really unpleasant way. It has a strange tartness to it — maybe because it’s made with lemon juice — and an unappealing earthy aftertaste.

Trader Joe’s Strawberry Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative

We suspect that fresh fruit would help to mask some of these issues, but it doesn’t seem like this yogurt is worth salvaging. It’s runny, the flavor is gross, and it doesn’t even taste that much like strawberries. If you’re looking for a dairy-free strawberry yogurt from TJ’s, you’d be better off adding a few strawberries to their vanilla yogurt alternative instead.

TJ’s is capable of making a tasty vegan yogurt, but Trader Joe’s Strawberry Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative is a total miss. If you’re curious about this cashew yogurt, grab a container of the vanilla yogurt and give this one a pass. We’d rather deal with digestive issues than eat this faux yogurt a second time.

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

Trader Joe’s Strawberry Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative