Almond Joy

I’m talking about the joy that I, as a vegan, derive from seeing new almond-based products cropping up everywhere.  Don’t get me wrong, I love soy.  I also think that a diet too heavy in any one ingredient is not a healthy diet, and I tend to eat a lot of a soy on a daily basis without even trying.  Hence my almond joy.

Most recently, I discovered Amande Almond Milk Yogurt.  I came across these babies in Whole Foods (on sale, no less) two weeks ago, got super-excited, and pulled out my wallet right quick.

Strawberry and Cherry flavors

Blueberry and Peach flavors

I really like these.  They are very creamy, decently filling, and subtly sweet (being fruit-sweetened).  And they have little bits of real fruit sprinkled throughout, which taste really fresh and awesome.  The peach one was my favorite, which was a bit surprising because I normally love “red” flavors most.  I’ve been eating these for breakfast a couple times a week and plan to make them a fridge staple going forward.  I really love the texture.  Check it out:

See the peach pieces in there? Yum!

I guess this product really is pretty new still, because when I Googled it to try and grab a link to share on the blog, I couldn’t find one, just a bunch of reviews, similar to this, from other bloggers and food lovers.   I would definitely recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.

So, confession: this post isn’t all about almond-based products.  Because let’s face it, Almond Joy* is about the almonds but also the coconut.  And with that, I present my latest venture into the world of coconut milk ice cream, Purely Decadent Cookie Dough!

It’s delicious, of course.  Plenty of big, satisfying chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough do not disappoint.

*I actually hesitated before naming my post after an actual food product, due to the insane amount of people that have now been directed to this post on my blog by searching “me want honeycomb.”**  For realz.   But in the end my nerdy pride over my own cleverness in coming up with a post  title that could incorporate both almond milk yogurts and coconut milk ice cream won out. 

**They must have been really disappointed.

2 thoughts on “Almond Joy

  1. I haven’t seen the almond yogurt yet, but it looks really good. I’m crazy nuts for So Delicious coconut milk yogurt, especially the mango and vanilla flavors. (I wish they made cherry and peach, too!) And it doesn’t get any better than cookie dough coconut milk ice cream, does it? I especially love it because it’s gluten-free, too!

    • I LOVE those coconut milk yogurts! Have you had the pina colada flavor? It is amazing. I think of all the non-dairy yogurts I’ve tried so far, the coconut ones are still my favorite.

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