Since I didn’t like the Provamel Almond, I decided to forgo the Alpro Almond too, and just purchased the Coconut variety. So how does it compare with Provamel?
Alpro describe their soya yogurts as ‘Fermented soya product with coconut, and added calcium and vitamins.’
They also say:
‘Enjoy this plant-based alternative to yogurt with its subtle, refreshing coconut taste and silky texture for a unique taste experience - a great fit for a healthy lifestyle.** (** Calcium contributes to normal muscle function.) Delicious with cereals, fruits or simply plain. So many ways to feel good every day.’Unlike the Provamel Soya Coconut Yogurt which is sugar free, Alpro's is sweetened with sugar. However, it’s still low in calories with just 55 calories per 100ml compared with Provamel's 50 calories.
|Alpro Soya Plain with Coconut yogurt|
Peeling off the lid reveals the familiar soya yogurt off white colour. I can’t smell any coconut though. And when I taste it, I have to admit, if this was a blind taste test, I couldn’t be sure what flavour I was experiencing.
It was certainly sweet enough to eat on its own and the texture is indeed incredibly ‘silky’.
I prefer this to Alpro’s plain soya and if there was a choice between the two, I’d go for the coconut. However, it could do with a stronger coconut flavour, if only to mask the soya taste a bit more.
Thinking about it, I might just give the Alpro Almond Soya yogurt a try, as I found the Provamel Almond too strong, too much like marzipan. With a muted flavour, the Almond might be OK.
Alpro’s Soya yogurts are widely available in the larger supermarkets (unlike Provamel which is difficult to find)!
|Alpro Soya Plain with Almond yogurt|
Nutrition information per 100ml: 55 calories, 3.0g fat, 1.1g saturates, 2.3g carbohydrates, 2.1g sugars, 3.9g protein, 0.8g fibre, 0.32g salt. Calcium 120mg.
Water, Hulled Soya Beans (7.8%), Coconut Milk (4.3%) (Coconut Cream, Water), Sugar, Calcium (Tri-Calciumcitrate), Acidity Regulators (Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid), Stabiliser (Pectin), Natural Flavouring, Sea Salt, Vitamins (B12, D2), Antioxidants (Tocopherol-Rich Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate), Yogurt Cultures (S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus)
Free From: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy
May Contain: Almonds, Hazelnuts
May contain traces of hazelnuts and almonds
© Diets and Calories