cupidsbow (cupidsbow) wrote,

Coconut is the most under-rated food

So it turns out that coconut yoghurt is a thing you can buy. And at the risk of sounding like an infomercial, I have to tell you guys that it's the best yoghurt I've ever tasted.

Before I stopped eating dairy, I tried yoghurt in every country and Australian state I visited, and of all those places, the best by a large margin was boutique-dairy pot-set yoghurts from Western Australia. The flavoured milks are the best here too. I think there's something about the climate here that makes the milk, and products made from milk, unbelievably good.

I'm not going to list everywhere I've tried the milk/cheese/yoghurt, but the second best cheese I've ever eaten was in France (I'd stopped eating yoghurt and drinking milk by the time I visited there). Western Australia's best boutique-dairy cheeses just pipped that French market stall cheese, but it was real close. If I'd had a chance to try a wider range while I was there, it's possible I would have found an even better cheese than the ones I've had locally.

Anyway, coconut yoghurt. It's a thing. And it's so good. I can't even tell you. SO GOOD. A smidge better than my favourite boutique-dairy pot-set yoghurt from Western Australia, which is saying something. Now I can eat muesli again (it's just not the same without yoghurt, and soy yoghurt sucks).

I really don't understand why coconut products aren't as common as dairy. They fill many of the same food niches, and are usually on par with, and surprisingly often surpass, the dairy equivalent.


I got it from Manna Wholefoods, 274 South Terrace, South Fremantle. The website linked below has a store locator guide for Australia, and a link to the UK site.

Heaven in a mouthful. Australia's original coconut milk yoghurt. Dairy free, vegan, soy free, gluten free, lactose free, no added sugar.

COYO is made from the milk of the coconut and not from dairy milk. It is cultured in the same way as other yoghurts but with different strains of Probiotic cultures which are dairy free.

The writing on the label is too small for me to read the ingredients. It comes in four flavours: plain (the one I've tried so far), berry (my housemate says it's awesome), and passionfruit (the one I plan to try next), and mango (sounds delish too).

The same company also makes a brand of coconut ice-cream which I have not yet tried.

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