Turtle Mountain Dairy-Free Products

Turtle Mountain offers low-fat, low-calorie treats that won't cause a spike in your blood sugar

Review

Turtle Mountain Dairy-Free Products

www.turtlemountain.com

Food trends run in cycles, and American consumers can be very fickle – one year's hottest fad is entirely likely to be next year's old news. But we've noticed one current trend that appears to have some staying power – the use of coconut milk as a replacement for milk and cream in everything from yogurt to ice-cream sandwiches. Within the past year, we've already sampled very good coconut-milk ice cream from an Oregon company called Coconut Bliss and the marvelous frozen confections created locally by NadaMoo!. Most recently, we tried a full line of coconut-milk products from a Eugene, Ore., outfit called Turtle Mountain. It offers half-gallons of coconut milk, individual servings of yogurt, pints of ice cream, ice-cream sandwiches, chocolate-coated ice-cream bars, and frozen fruit bars, all under the So Delicious and Purely Decadent labels. Some of the coconut milks and all of the ice-cream treats and fruit bars are sweetened with agave syrup, making them lower in fat and calories and lower on the glycemic index than dairy treats sweetened with sugar.

After checking out the entire product line, I don't think I would ever develop a taste for the So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk or any of the flavored yogurts, but the vanilla coconut milk works fine for coffee and cereal. On the dessert end of the spectrum, the So Delicious coconut-milk ice-cream sandwiches and chocolate-covered ice-cream bars are marvelous little guilt-free treats, as are the smooth and creamy fruit bars, especially the orange passion fruit. The Purely Decadent dairy-free ice-cream pints come in eight delicious flavors, offering the rich, satisfying mouthfeel of premium ice cream and the righteous enjoyment of a low-fat, low-calorie treat that won't cause a spike in your blood sugar. Look for So Delicious and Purely Decadent dairy-free products at Whole Foods Markets and Wheatsville Co-op.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Food Reviews
South Austin Irish Pub Features Practically Perfect Fish and Chips
South Austin Irish Pub Features Practically Perfect Fish and Chips
Darcy’s Donkey is a welcoming addition to Barton Springs Road's Restaurant Row

Melanie Haupt, April 5, 2019

Feasting on Filipino Flavors at Be More Pacific
Feasting on Filipino Flavors at Be More Pacific
Former food truck combines Southeast Asian tastes for a fun and approachable experience

Jessi Cape, March 29, 2019

More by Virginia B. Wood
Top 10 Savory Bites
Top 10 Savory Bites

Jan. 1, 2016

Open Secret
Open Secret
The not-so-hidden pleasures of dine

Dec. 25, 2015

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Turtle Mountain, So Delicious, Purely Decadent, dairy-free, coconut milk, ice cream

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle