A New Lactose-Free Yogurt Hits the Market
For those of you who are counting, this will be my third post dedicated to the topic of yogurt for the lactose intolerant, but my records show that “lactose free yogurt” remains one of the most searched terms that bring people to my site, so clearly, there’s still a need.
While there remain a few good dairy-free yogurt options for the lactose-intolerant set, and Greek Yogurt is a viable low-lactose dairy option for some of the more mildly lactose intolerants among us, ever since True Yogurt departed the market (may it rest in peace), there has been a gaping hole in the supermarket for a dairy yogurt that is 100% lactose free.
Thankfully, the California cows living on Diamond W dairy, heard our collective cries and got together to launch a new line of yogurt and kefir products made with lactose-free low-fat milk under the brand name Green Valley Organics. I picked some up today at Whole Foods for a relatively reasonable $1.39 per 6 oz container.
As the name would suggest, the products are made with organic milk. Even better, the farm itself is Certified Humane, which means that the cows are treated according to some of the highest standards in the industry. Better yet, the yogurts themselves have a relatively low amount of sugar compared to most other available options: the Vanilla, for example, has 9g of total sugar, compared to 21g in the same sized container of Stonyfield Farm Organic Low-Fat vanilla yogurt…that’s whole 3 teaspoons less! The fruit flavors max out at 16g of sugar total, which is a little high by my standards, but still on the lower end of comparable available flavored yogurt options.
Now, let’s cross our lactose-intolerant fingers that this terrific lactose-free yogurt option is here to stay!Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.