Amande Cultured Almond Milk Yogurt.

18 May

Amande is the first brand of cultured almond milk yogurt and it is good. I came across it at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago and had to give it a try since I had never seen it before. Amande is a great alternative to dairy yogurts and it also soy free, gluten free and non gmo. Since it is sweetened with fruit juice it is not overly sweet or sugary.

The texture of Amande is similar to that of ‘Custard Style’ yogurt, thick and creamy but better off not being stirred. This yogurt comes in 8 flavors so far coconut, peach, raspberry, cherry, plain, blueberry, strawberry and vanilla. There is 6 grams of fat in this yogurt but don’t fret, it is all fat from the almonds so this makes it ‘good fat’.Β  3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 6 live and active cultures round of Amande yogurt.

Next time you are at the grocery or health foods store look for Amande and let me know what you think πŸ˜‰

http://www.cascadefresh.com/amande/ This Is The Only Web Page I Can Find.

http://www.almondhealthbenefits.com/milk/amande-almond-milk-yogurt.php Info On Almond Milk Yogurt.

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9 Responses to “Amande Cultured Almond Milk Yogurt.”

  1. Cecilia May 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    I saw this at Central Market and no one could tell me if it was vegan. If it is, why wouldn’t they label it so?

    • Author May 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

      Many things on the shelves on the supermarket are technically vegan but do not say so (Oreo cookies and Swedish Fish candies included). I am assuming this is one of them since it is dairy free, does not use honey and does not use processed sugar (if you are a vegan that takes it that far). Keep in mind this is a super new product on the market and once they see the response they may then choose to take the time to get ‘Vegan Certified’.
      I have also been told that when it comes to food the word ‘vegan’ freaks non veg heads out, they just assume the worst so as much I hate to say it, advertising something as ‘vegan’ can totally backfire when it comes to marketing a food product unless you are targeting that specific vegan only demographic.
      Imagine how many people would stop buying Oreos if they said ‘Vegan’ on the package? Trust me, it makes no sense to me either but from what I am told from people in the food industry, this is how it goes.

  2. Cecilia May 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    It’s the active cultures that I worry about. They *could* be from dairy, couldn’t they?

    • Author May 31, 2011 at 10:07 am #

      If the product says it is ‘dairy free’ then the ‘yogurt starter’ probiotics they used are free of dairy and casein. Most of these common yogurt starters are also soy, gluten and sugar free as well as being all natural. This is how these ‘non dairy’ yogurts like soy, coconut and almond milk can contain the same beneficial cultures as diary yogurt, minus the dairy πŸ˜‰

  3. Cecilia June 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    I wish they’d just release the names of their yogurt cultures. Lactobacillus acidophilus is used in yogurts and is not made from dairy but is still animal sourced. It isn’t a MILK product which makes it “not dairy” but it’s also NOT vegan either so I’m still seeing a loophole for this to fit through. Just like rennet is not dairy so any soy products using it can be “dairy free” but still not vegan or vegetarian. See what I’m saying?

    • Author June 2, 2011 at 8:32 am #

      Amande supplied their own personal response. It is vegan. There is no dairy in the yogurts.

  4. Sat Khalsa June 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    amande is entirely vegan. It is made with six cultures, all of which are grown on a non-dairy medium. They are Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, and Bifidobacterium bifidum cultures.

    • Author June 2, 2011 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks so much for clearing this up πŸ˜‰

      • susan March 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

        Hi. If you actually go to the company’s website at http://www.amandeyogurt.com/ you will see they actually say it is vegan.

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