It’s finally Friday and I thought I’d start something new on my blog. Product reviews! If you didn’t already know, I love love love food! And especially trying new “health” foods. (real foods and whole foods(come to Scotland please) are my fave shops)
However, they are not all tasty and delicious, some a fairly expensive and just not worth it. So instead of you using your money on products like this – I will and will tell you if you should run and buy or not. Sounds fair? Great, let’s get started.
COYO – COCONUT MILK YOGHURT ALTERNATIVE
Now, this little fella here I’ve seen in the supermarket for some time now. But I have never bought it as its so expensive compared to normal yoghurt! I now bought the smallest one and it cost £2.00 for 125 grams! Eek!
The first thing I love about this yoghurt is that it contains Live yoghurt cultures – well actually live VEGAN yoghurt cultures. I dunno if there is a difference between vegan or non-vegan yoghurt cultures or it’s just a marketing trick to get the vegans eating this stuff. Either way, I don’t care. It’s got live bacteria and that’s what I like!
It’s fairly easy to open (if anyone wondered), and the color of it! WOW! So white. Simply beautiful. But the taste? Well, put it this way. You gotta love coconut to like this stuff, and luckily I love coconut so for me this a taste sensation. Super creamy and definitely fills you up!
I added a bit of cinnamon and raw organic honey and it tasted even better.
Although it’s everything-free and got some pretty good nutrient content, this is not something I personally would eat every day. It’s very high in saturated fat – not that saturated fat is very bad, I just don’t think too much of anything is always good. However, the saturated fat in coconut is actually medium-chain triglycerides or MCT – which have been studied a while and shown to have some pretty good benefits when it comes to fat loss. So the saturated fat in coconut is actually classified as the “healthier saturated fat”, AND 50 % of the this MCT fat in coconut milk is lauric acid. Getting confused yet? I am..
But this substance is actually a very fancy thing:
Lauric acid is used for treating viral infections including influenza (the flu); swine flu;avian flu; the common cold; fever blisters, cold sores, and genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV); genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV); andHIV/AIDS. It is also used for preventing the transmission of HIV from mothers to children.
Other uses for lauric acid include treatment of bronchitis, gonorrhea, yeast infections,chlamydia, intestinal infections caused by a parasite called Giardia lamblia, and ringworm.
– From webmd.com
So that fat might not be as bad after all? For those who wants to read more in depth about this can read here.
As well, some would say it’s very high in calories compared to other yoghurts – now that I don’t care about calories, but what the actual nutrient content is, as its a lot more important and it would give it a 7/10 !
To conclude, this is very tasty if you like coconut, good to eat if you need some extra bacteria in your gut, might work well with baking recipes where yoghurt is used if you need something dairy free and don’t eat soy. It might even speed up fat oxidation! It’s overall a product worth trying – just maybe not every day (and your bank account would be very happy about that too!)
Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried it and what your thoughts are!