New product alert! My UK friends might be familiar with the company Bessant & Drury and their delicious coconut-based frozen desserts. They’ve been around for a few years now and their ice cream/sorbet is widely available in supermarkets and independents nationwide. The company has now become the “Coconut Collaborative” and have recently launched a range of coconut yoghurts.
It’s a little ridiculous how excited I am about these but they really are amazing.
This is a yoghurt EVERYONE can eat as it’s free from dairy, soya, and gluten.
Until recently, the only dairy-free yoghurt available in the UK has been soya which I know not everyone’s so keen on. It also tends to be quite light and not really an ideal stand-in for richer dairy Greek yoghurt.
Well, this coconut yogurt is certainly that. It’s thick and luscious with that distinctive tang from the live cultures which are oh so good for us too.
They’re available in a few varieties- natural, raspberry (natural with a layer of raspberry compote), mango & passion fruit (natural with a layer of tropical fruit compote) and natural with berries & seeds (which comes with a little bag of seeds & berries for sprinkling).
Natural coconut yoghurt with homemade granola and fresh strawberries.
I always flip over packaging and check out the ingredients list of anything I buy and I was seriously impressed with these- just live coconut milk, dairy-free cultures and some starch for thickening, and the compote is only sweetened with fruit- a little grape extract.
They’re very low even in natural sugars and though they are quite high in fat, hopefully you know by now that coconut fat is friendly fat! And actually has some amazing health benefits.
Natural Coconut Yoghurt with Mango & Passion fruit Compote
The Coconut Collaborative Coconut Yoghurts are currently available in Waitrose, all Itsu stores, Daylesford Organics, Harvey Nichols, Planet Organic and other smaller independent stores. Soon to be stocked by Ocado and Sainsbury’s too!
Keep an eye out for the store locator going up on their website soon.
[Disclaimer: The Coconut Collaborative provided me with some free samples for review purposes but I received no other compensation and, as always, all opinions are my own]