Coco Loco

I know I am late to jump on the coconut milk bandwagon, but I’ve hesitated for a while because coconut-based products, as opposed to some of the (unsweetened) soy and almond products I’m used to, seem to have such a higher fat and calorie content.  However, on a recent trip to the store, I realized that now that I’ve finally straightened out my eating so that I’m back to not worrying about how much I eat but rather how well I eat, it’s time to branch out and try some of these pretty-looking new products.

I realize this product review might not be all that helpful because most people who care about non-dairy developments have probably tried this stuff already, but just in case there are any other hold-outs like me out there, here you go.

Turtle Mountain So Delicious Coconut Milk ice cream, Cookies n’ Cream flavor 

I figured this was a good flavor to start with, because a) I love anything cookies n’ cream or Oreo-related, b) chocolate and coconut go so well together in general, and c) the picture on the carton looked amazin-raisin

Here is the ice cream in my cute little “hug mug” that H got me for Christmas 🙂

The verdict: pretty good.   I think I was expecting the coconut milk base to impart subtle coconut flavor but more importantly the creamy texture that coconut milk does so well.  It is indeed verycreamy, but also way more coconutty than I had expected.  I like it though; it reminds me of this (garbage dairy) Mounds ice cream that my local ice cream shop by the Jersey Shore served when I was a kid (Crazees, anyone? Anyone??)  Definitely worth trying if you like Mounds.  And next time I’m at the store I am curious to see what other flavors they have, and whether I think I can handle the extreme coconut influence on that flavor.

Turtle Mountain So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk yogurt, Pina Colada flavor

Holy crap this was good.  It tastes exactly like the (dairy) pina colada yogurt I loved when I was younger and is so creamy.  Seriously, the texture is perfect.  Look at this:

While I do appreciate soy yogurts, the texture doesn’t always suit my taste/mood and so I end up going long stretches without buying or eating any yogurt at all.  THIS, however, I slurped down too fast, and then was sad when it was gone.   And later that same day, I ran back to Whole Foods to get some more.  It’s that good.  I had the Passionate Mango flavor today.  Love.  I also got the Chocolate one–can’t wait to eat it tomorrow!

Verdict:  Try this!

4 thoughts on “Coco Loco

  1. OMG, I LOVE So Delicious coconut milk ice cream, but I have never seen that flavor! I must find it! The yogurt is super yummy too, and the pina colada is one of my favorite flavors. Wait until you try the raspberry. Too yummy!

    Now, where did H get that hug mug? It’s too cute!

    • Ooh I will definitely have to try the raspberry flavor next! Seriously, these are my new obsession.

      The Hug Mug is from Max Brenner’s (aka “the Bald Man”) and it actually came with an adorable oblong saucer too!

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