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 Post subject: A decent plain yogurt?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:50 am 
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Does anyone think Alpro plain yogurt (or yofu or whatever its called) has gone very sweet and vanillary? That's fine for cakes or meusli but nasty if you're using it for a raita or as a sour cream substitute.

Can anyone recommend a good proper plain yogurt?

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 Post subject: Re: A decent plain yogurt?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:09 am 
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That's weird. I'll have to verify that. The last plain Alpro yogurt I bought (here in Austria) tasted neutral as ever.


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 Post subject: Re: A decent plain yogurt?
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They changed the formula here a good 6 months or more ago and I think most people here agree it's absolute shiitake!

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 Post subject: Re: A decent plain yogurt?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:39 am 
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It's crepe, I normally add some lemon juice or vinegar to it and it makes it passable but still crepe. I bought some of the provamel one in holland and barrett and it's marginally better.

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 Post subject: Re: A decent plain yogurt?
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Can you get So Delicious yogurt over there? It's my favorite one... Their plain is really good.

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sojade is really good.


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Plain Provamel should still be ok, although I haven't bought any in ages.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:39 am 
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Yea alpro seemed to change the formula to sickly sweet at the same time as their fresh wave of adverts on tv, billboards, newspapers etc. Market the health benefits then stick a load of sugar in to make sure people drink it. Better than animal milk though I suppose.

Sojade is my plain yoghurt and soy milk of choice, I just think it has the least processed taste of all the brands I've tried. +1 organic bonus point too.

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 Post subject: Re: A decent plain yogurt?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:51 am 
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Another vote for Sojade!


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Another vote for Sojade!

And another! Sojade all the way. If you can get your hands on the fruit flavoured ones as well they're fabulous. I like the prune one, the lemon one, the apricot, the apple + pomegranate...actually all the ones I've tried have been yummy.


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Sojade all the way... they don't sell Provamel near us (I think, I seem to wander round with my eyes shut most of the time though)

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I adore lemon Sojade, but it only comes in tiny containers and is often sold out, so I mostly get plain, banana or cherry.


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Where do you guys find sojade? I live out on the country and can only find Alpro if I'm lucky. I hate how they changed their recipe. I had just opened up a pot to put on burritos and I had a lick and kind of flipped out (because I almost had sweet vanilla burritos).

Also, Alpro on FB are really annoying. (And yet, I haven't unfriended them. What is my problem?)

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Sojade all the way... they don't sell Provamel near us (I think, I seem to wander round with my eyes shut most of the time though)


I'm pretty sure they sell it in Infinity & Taj!

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I love the lemon Sojade. Has anyone seen it in large pots?
Also, I loved the new alpro soya (I don't use it on anything savory)
But I got some the other day and it seems to gotten even sweeter.
It's a bit much

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 Post subject: Re: A decent plain yogurt?
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TheCrabbyCrafter wrote:
Where do you guys find sojade? I live out on the country and can only find Alpro if I'm lucky. I hate how they changed their recipe. I had just opened up a pot to put on burritos and I had a lick and kind of flipped out (because I almost had sweet vanilla burritos).

Also, Alpro on FB are really annoying. (And yet, I haven't unfriended them. What is my problem?)


They've got sojade in Roots and Fruits (the deli branch) if that's of any help at all... I don't know if you're ever up in Glasgow though.

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So Delicious coconut milk yogurt, plain

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So Delicious coconut milk yogurt, plain


You can't get that in the UK.

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They've got sojade in Roots and Fruits (the deli branch) if that's of any help at all... I don't know if you're ever up in Glasgow though.

I almost never am, but I was just there last week. I went to the one on Byres road and they had no tofu or tempeh or seitan (I used to live near there and they were never out), so I had to hike all the way to the one on Great Western Road to get tofu (and totally did not look for yoghurt -- doh! -- but I did have one of those 99p vegan pasties, which didn't taste as good as I remembered them tasting from a few years ago).

Cauldron tofu recently (speaking of changing recipes) went from being moderately priced and good to crazy overpriced and totally not firm. They literally more than doubled in price at my local Asda. So when I had to take my kid to the hospital in Glasgow, I made sure to stock up on tofu at Roots & Fruits.

I'll remember to look for Sojade next time, though, thanks!

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It doubled in price because it almost doubled in weight. But I think that extra weight is water because it's soft as shiitake. I never buy it and so I only have tofu occasionally now, when I can get to the health food store to buy taifun. :-(

If I had more than a freezer drawer I would stockpile that shiitake!

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It doubled in price because it almost doubled in weight. But I think that extra weight is water because it's soft as shiitake.

That is exactly what I think!! Once I cook out all the water for a tofu scramble, there doesn't seem to be any more tofu. Also, the new packaging is annoying. I can't open the packet without spilling water.

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baps wrote:
It doubled in price because it almost doubled in weight. But I think that extra weight is water because it's soft as shiitake.

That is exactly what I think!! Once I cook out all the water for a tofu scramble, there doesn't seem to be any more tofu. Also, the new packaging is annoying. I can't open the packet without spilling water.


The new packaging drives me insane!

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Beanpip wrote:
Does anyone think Alpro plain yogurt (or yofu or whatever its called) has gone very sweet and vanillary?

really? i had some Provamel plain yogurt just a few weeks ago, and it tasted much like plain yogurt should. are the Alpro & Provamel recipes different, or is it my American palate?

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It doubled in price because it almost doubled in weight. But I think that extra weight is water because it's soft as shiitake.

That is exactly what I think!! Once I cook out all the water for a tofu scramble, there doesn't seem to be any more tofu. Also, the new packaging is annoying. I can't open the packet without spilling water.

The new packaging drives me insane!

it's the norm for packaged tofu in the US. just stab the film with a knife over the sink and let the water drain out.

one silly little thing that i'm going to miss when i move to the UK is having the reliably graded silken > soft > firm > extra firm tofu spectrum. it just might be enough to get me to grind and curdle my own damn soybeans.

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I had to pick up the Provamel last week when my shop was out of Sojade. It's nowhere near as sweet as the Alpro.

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