CO YO coconut yoghurt review

Review: CO YO coconut milk yoghurt

It’s always exciting to try a new healthy product, so when I took a leisurely break to Piccadilly Wholefoods Store last week, I decided to treat myself to a product I’d had on my low sugar radar for a while – A CO YO coconut milk yoghurt.

 

Let’s start with the facts…

  • dairy free
  • soya free
  • gluten free
  • lactose free
  • no added sugar

Understandably you might be asking what on earth has this yoghurt got in it at this point? Well, it’s nearly all natural coconut milk with a little bit of Xylitol sweetener (a natural alcohol sugar you can read more about here).

If you haven’t noticed coconut is doing the rounds as the latest health food godsend.

I’ve already written about coconut oil and its various benefits. There’s coconut water springing up all over the place which it seems half the celeb world is endorsing. Skin like Rhianna and Miranda Kerr – err yes please!

Needless to say it’s packed with goodness. Picking just a few of the benefits it:

  • Improves immune system
  • Promotes glossy skin, hair and nails celeb style
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Speeds up metabolism and can support weight loss

Personally however, my favourite thing about all things coconut is that they taste naturally sweet and are truly great if you’re looking to cut back on sugar. They’re savoir when you need to satisfy that urge because they feel rich and indulgent.

The verdict

So what does the CO YO yoghurt taste like? I can confirm it’s super creamy, it feels gorgeously smooth and as long as you don’t hate coconut tasting stuff, you’ll like the flavour. It seemed to disappear out of its pot quite fast and I thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful.

I think it’s important to point out the CO YO coconut yoghurt is high in fat with over 20g and comes in just over 200 calories per pot. That appears a lofty amount, but it’s a healthier natural fat and makes this a real tasty ‘treat’ yoghurt that is still sugar free. You can read more on why I think fat isn’t completely evil in the bit about sugar.

They’re not super cheap at £1.99 and are only stocked in limited places (Ocado, Selfridges, Wholefoods and other specialist stores), so granted, these aren’t going to be a daily staple.

If you’re passing by then pick one up to try instead of an unhealthy treat i.e. a cupcake which is likely to cost you more than £1.99 anyway.

Also, make sure you’re subscribed to the Happy Sugar Habits mailing list because in addition to a weekly sugar busting tip, there are soon to be lots of other exciting things coming my subscribers’ way.

Fancy trying a CO YO yoghurt or have you already? Or are you put off by the high fat and calories? As always, open to your opinions, questions or thoughts. If you don’t want all to see, feel free to send me an e-mail to laura@happysugarhabits.com. You will likely make my day!

7 replies
  1. Emily Curson-Baker says:

    Hi Laura,

    Great review of the product, and although it is slightly high in fat it would not put me off buying the product.

    As you know my food intolerances are a little restricting so there is just one ingredient in here which I have deliberated for ages as to how I would react, it being the tapioca starch.

    Also being intolerant to yeast I am unsure of the processes that have occurred, i.e. has it been fermented?

    I still back the use of coconuts 100% and use coconut oil not just to cook with but as a spread on top of my oat cakes….. its brilliant for keeping the sugar levels at a consistent low, oh and you can even use externally for a healthy glow to the skin or shine to the hair- it’s a miracle product and glad to have found out about it!

    I am based in Canterbury and I know that you can pick up Co Yo coconut yoghurt from Canterbury Wholefoods.

    Reply
    • Laura says:

      Hi Emily,

      Thanks for your comment and good to know you’ve seen it. As you say for someone with intolerences the tapioca starch might be an issue but for others I do think this product is quite good.
      Sounds like you are another die hard coconut fan like me!

      Reply
  2. Sharon says:

    Hi Laura, I found your website from a comment you left on Marie Forleo’s blog. I love what you’re doing with your blog. I’m a fitness & weight loss coach and I am really passionate about getting the message out there that sugar is the enemy, not fat. And I did a CoYo review a little while ago too! Good luck with your blog!

    Reply
    • Laura says:

      Hi Sharon, thanks :) Just checked out your blog to and it’s great so will be following. I think the sugar message is starting to catch on a little but there is still so much misunderstanding and I personally still can’t get over the difference it’s made to me. Will be following some of your fitness tips for sure!

      Reply

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