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Taste Test: AYO Almondmilk Yogurt

Transitioning to a plant-based diet or simply replacing some food with plant-based options is a growing trend. There are plenty of options for milk, but what about other dairy products. Enter almondmilk yogurt. AYO Almondmilk Yogurt is a relatively new brand on the market to offer this product with its line of organic almondmilk-based yogurts.

I recently received a sampling of AYO’s four flavors and in this post, I’m sharing my experience with the product.

Taste Test: AYO Almondmilk Yogurt

About AYO Almondmilk Yogurt

The roots of AYO Almondmilk Yogurt began in 1913 on the Billings family farm. Over 100 years — and four generations — later, the farm takes pride in producing organic California almonds, which are used to make the yogurt.

Matt Billings, founder of AYO Almondmilk Yogurt, grew up on the farm, riding around with his dad and grandfather in the family pickup truck. His upbringing taught him that a good reputation requires a steadfast commitment to doing the right thing, even when it isn’t easy or popular. Now, as both a father and farmer, he brings a passion for innovation, healthy living, and sustainability to the practice of farming almonds – a legacy he plans to pass down to his own children

AYO Yogurt’s commitment to innovation and farm-to-spoon philosophy has resulted in the creation of an almond-based yogurt that stands out its few competitors. Here is my experience.

Overall Comments on AYO Almondmilk Yogurt

AYO Almondmilk Yogurt currently comes in four flavors: Vanilla, Strawberry, Blueberry, and Peach. They all had a smooth and creamy texture that was more fluid than typical milk-based yogurts. And definitely creamier than Silk’s almondmilk yogurt, which has a more custard-like consistency. I would compare AYO yogurt to something like a dessert sauce.

Individual Flavor Notes:

Vanilla:

Lightly vanilla, not too sweet, just a touch of yogurt tartness.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Total Sugars: 11 g
  • Total Protein: 4 g
  • Calories: 150

Top 3 ingredients: Almond Milk (Almond Butter And Water), Sugar, Water, Chicory Root, Cellulose Fiber

AYO vanilla almondmilk yogurt

Blueberry:

Tastes more like blueberry skins and blueberries, but you can taste the blueberries in the after-taste. Little bits of blueberries in it.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Total Sugars: 11 g
  • Total Protein: 4 g
  • Calories: 150

Top 4 ingredients: Almond Milk (Almond Butter And Water), Sugar, Water, Blueberries, Chicory Root

AYO blueberry almondmilk yogurt

Strawberry:

My favorite after vanilla. Light strawberry flavor, like if you blended strawberries with mil.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Total Sugars: 11 g
  • Total Protein: 4 g
  • Calories: 150

Top 4 ingredients: Almond Milk (Almond Butter And Water), Sugar, Water, Strawberries, Chicory Root

AYO strawberry almondmilk yogurt

Peach:

Peachy and almond-y at the same time. Crisp and fresh. Lightly flavored.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Total Sugars: 11 g
  • Total Protein: 4 g
  • Calories: 150

Top 5 ingredients: Almond Milk (Almond Butter And Water), Sugar, Peaches, Water, Chicory Root

AYO peach almondmilk yogurt

What I Liked about AYO Yogurt

The yogurt has a more European flavor and texture. Not too sweet, not too tart and very creamy. When I traveled to Spain and Romania several years ago, I acquired a taste for this style over the much sweeter American style yogurts.

I also liked how the vast majority of sugar in the yogurt comes from the ingredients and is not added. This is a pretty healthy yogurt.

What I Didn’t Like About AYO Yogurt

I wasn’t crazy about the Blueberry flavor but loved the Vanilla and Strawberry. I’ve always been neutral about Peach flavor yogurt, and this wasn’t an exception.

Who Is AYO Almondmilk Yogurt Suitable for?
Obviously, if you are vegan or vegetarian, this is a very good option for you. However, if you’re just looking for something a bit different, less sweet, and with a healthier balance of sugar and protein, then you can’t go wrong with AYO.

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Score: 4 out of 5

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NOTE: I received a free copy of this product in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve read past product reviews, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to buy or not buy this product, even if you disagree with my opinion.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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