The Coconut Collaborative are “a lovely bunch of coconutters” who have somehow – I will never understand how, don’t even try and explain it to me – figured out a way to turn coconut into yoghurt. They didn’t stop at yoghurt though, and today I’m going to be telling you all about their frozen yoghurt range. What!? I know.
I did not expect to like this. I was interested in the concept, so I wanted to give it a try, test the waters, you know?
I’m genuinely surprised at my true love for this stuff, but I kind of shouldn’t be. Their yoghurt has been featured as product of the week by Honestly Healthy (obsessed with) and they’ve been buzzed about by About Time Magazine (also obsessed with), so as a company they tick some serious boxes for me.
I’m a little bit of a traditionalist for the most part when it comes to treats. I’m on the “eat the proper thing, just don’t eat it that much” team. I’d rather eat a chocolate brownie once a week than stuff vegan sweet potato brownies into my gob every day.
So a vegan and paleo ice cream substitute? I didn’t predict good things, but I was delighted to be proven wrong. Here’s what I thought flavour by flavour..
We’re starting with my favourite. Mango snowconut is perfection. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that this stuff goes very well with stewed rhubarb. It’s a lot like mango sorbet, but not quite as sickly sweet.
Second favourite. OK look, I’m not going to tell you that it even comes close to Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie (ice cream of choice), but for 200-something calories it does a pretty good job of being chocolate ice cream. The coconut flavour really comes through in this one to complement the chocolate. Top marks.
Still good, but not my favourite. This would be true if it were sorbet or regular ice cream too, I just never love raspberry as much. The jammie coolis compote-y stuff that swirls through this flavour is awesome.
Overall, I think this product is a godsend to vegans and those on a paleo diet, I’m serious, what a time to be alive if you’re one of those guys. As an eater of everything, I can appreciate it (very much) as a healthy alternative, but it won’t replace B&Js as my go-to break up/time of the month tub.
Have you tried this stuff? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!