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

Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Creamy Almond Cultured Yogurt Alternative

Trader Joe’s has offered vanilla-flavored yogurt alternatives for a while now. We thought that their cashew yogurt alternative had a comforting creamy flavor, but we weren’t huge fans of its thin and runny texture. So we decided to test out the Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Creamy Almond Cultured Yogurt Alternative, hoping it would be the superior faux-gurt.

Unlike the cashew yogurt alternative, this product isn’t especially thin. If we were just looking at it, we’d never guess that it wasn’t actual yogurt. While you might be able to temporarily trick someone into thinking that this is regular old dairy yogurt, the jig will be up once they take their first bite.

Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Creamy Almond Cultured Yogurt Alternative

The mango version of this yogurt alternative contains a few extra ingredients that help to cover up any aftertaste. It has a very mild sweetness to it, and it also has a pinch of lemon flavoring. You won’t find that here. This tastes like it was flavored with vanilla beans and not much else. There aren’t many ingredients here either; it’s a pretty simple snack!

Because this is such a plain product, however, there’s nothing here to hide the fact that this isn’t real yogurt. There’s a pretty strong almond aftertaste that could be off-putting to you if you’re not a fan of almonds. If you don’t mind the taste of almond milk, you’ll probably like this just fine. If you’d prefer a more mild almond taste, the Mango flavor might be a better option for you.  

The Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Creamy Almond Cultured Yogurt Alternative looks pretty similar to regular vanilla yogurt, but the taste is a little off. If you enjoy almond and vanilla flavors, however, you’ll find a lot to like here. We think this is a pretty solid vegan snack, and we think it would be even better with a side of fruit! No matter how you choose to serve this, we think it’s a pretty enjoyable snack.

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 Vanilla Bean Creamy Almond Cultured Yogurt Alternative