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Friday’s Find: Yummy Soyummi Pudding

11 Comments 12 August 2011

Friday’s Find: Yummy Soyummi Pudding

Did you miss me?  If you were looking for Friday’s Find last week, it was nowhere to be found.  Where was the Gluten-Free Cat last Friday?  She was buried in paint, markers, ABC charts, laminating film, literacy tubs, and math manipulatives, burning her fingers on hot glue guns, and transforming an empty school room into a Kindergarten classroom that says, “Welcome, we have so many fun things to learn this year!”  Oh, and I was completely exhausted as a result.

My silence last Friday certainly wasn’t because of a lack of gluten-free products.  I think I see a new product labeled “gluten-free” every time go to the grocery store.

This week I do have two wonderful gluten-free, dairy-free products to share with you, and they are both puddings!  Pudding is normally gluten-free by nature, but it’s hard to imagine a creamy pudding without dairy.  Thankfully, the folks at Soyummi have found a way to make our imaginings a reality.

I tried Soyummi’s Dark Chocolate Pudding (shocking that I would choose chocolate) and Tapioca Pudding, and I couldn’t have been happier with either.  First of all, they come in little individual cups, perfect for lunch boxes, portion control, and convenience during a busy week.  Secondly, they taste indulgent, even though each cup has only 110 calories.

As you can tell from its name, Soyummi is soybean-based, but it’s really hard to believe that it isn’t dairy-based.

I love these puddings right out of the fridge.  That cold, refreshing first bite takes me back to childhood when Mom made Jello-brand chocolate pudding.  When the pudding had finally set, and mom had skimmed the rubbery skin off the top, that cold, gooey, delicious pudding tasted as decadent to me as a chocolate torte would taste to me today.

I’m not saying that Soyummi pudding tastes like a torte, but for pudding in a cup, this stuff is great!  Convenient, tasty, and healthy is exactly was I needed last week.

Scan on down the Dark Chocolate Pudding ingredients, and I think you’ll agree that this beats Jello Pudding by a landslide.

  • Filtered water
  • Organic whole soybeans
  • Beet syrup
  • Cocoa powder
  • Modified rice starch
  • Inulin from chicory
  • Sunflower oil
  • Salt
  • Agar
  • Xanthan gum
  • Locust bean gum
  • Natural flavours
  • Lactid acid
  • Yucca extract
I enjoyed the Tapioca Pudding too with its delightful combination of tapioca and vanilla flavors.  The soft tapioca pearls suspended in the creamy pudding made it fun to chew.

Made from 100% non-GMO, whole organic soybeans and natural flavors, unless you’re allergic to soy, this pudding will make most snackers happy…gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan alike.

Tapioca Pudding Ingredients:

  • Filtered water
  • Organic whole soybeans
  • Beet syrup
  • Tapioca
  • Modified rice starch
  • Inulin from chicory
  • Lemon emulsion
  • Vanilla flavour
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt

And if you’re looking for a quick, easy dessert on a hot summer day, here’s a fun treat to try. Grab a cup of each kind of pudding, layer them in a glass, and top it with some fresh fruit for a parfait.

Soyummi puddings also come in cherry, lime, and rice pudding flavors.  Just think of the parfait options!

Where can you find Soyummi puddings?  I found them in the refrigerated section of my local Whole Foods.

  • Have you tried Soyummi puddings?
  • What’s your favorite kind of pudding?
  • Have you ever made pudding from scratch?
  • If you have a dairy allergy, have you found or made a pudding that you can enjoy?

(Disclaimer:  I have no connection to nor was I paid by SoyummiI did receive complimentary samples to taste and review. I do not give positive reviews just because the product was free but will always give my honest opinion.)

Your Comments

11 Comments so far

  1. Melissa says:

    Thanks for your review of our puddings, Cat! Glad that you enjoyed them. Clearly you’re far more creative than I am because I have yet to try using Soyummi puddings to make a parfait, but the pictures have convinced me. Maybe this weekend… :)

    • Heather says:

      And that parfait seriously took about 6 minutes to make! You can definitely carve out 6 minutes this weekend. Enjoy! And thanks for the Twitter introduction to your products!!

  2. Janet says:

    I have not tried Soyummi products, nor will I. Unfortunately as with many dairy free products, they turn to soy as their substitute and I’m allergic to soy. For me, dairy is safer than soy (the dairy/casein test came back negative). Though I do love a good chocolate pudding. I’ve never tried making it from scratch but the recipes I’ve seen seem fairly simple (like the one here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/chocolate-cornstarch-pudding/detail.aspx). For a diary free option I’d probably try making it with almond or coconut milk.

    • Heather says:

      I’m sorry to hear that, Janet. When I was first diagnosed with a gluten allergy I was also allergic to soy, yeast, and dairy. But after I healed from the gluten damage I was slowly able to add the other allergens back without problems. I’m thankful that gluten is now my only allergy. I’ve never tried to make pudding with almond or coconut milk, but it sounds like a great experiment! :) Thanks for commenting, Janet.

    • Melissa says:

      I’m also sorry to hear that, Janet. However, I do possibly have some good news for you. We have a new product launching in the Fall, called Fruit ‘N Grains, which will be gluten, lactose, dairy, and soy free. In fact, all of our products after the one currently on the market will be soy free.

  3. I haven’t tried those, but they sound great! I’ll keep them in mind for Go Dairy Free. I usually make pudding from scratch.

  4. Madeline says:

    Just had the Dark Chocolate flavor with my boyfriend. Tbh, we couldn’t stand the texture. The flavor wasn’t bad, but the texture of the pudding we just couldn’t get over. Blechhh…

  5. pinto_bean says:

    I’m with Madeline. While the flavor was nice, the texture was not what I was expecting at all. It was almost like a gelatinous mousse. Plastic and bizarrely airy–not the creamy pudding texture I was hoping for. They shouldn’t call this pudding.

  6. Dave Lance says:

    When you say all natural, can you verify there is not any Aspartame under the Natural flavors? This stuff made my sister in-law not feel well after eating it and she is not allergic to any ingredients you state. She is a vegan.

    • Heather says:

      From their own website: None of our products contain artificial colors , sweeteners, flavors, or any other type of non-natural artificial ingredients. Hope that helps!


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  1. Healthy Lunchbox Guest Post– Heather @ Gluten Free Cat - 23. Feb, 2012

    [...] Instead of nutritionless pudding cups, try Soyummi’s gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free pudding cups.  They’re convenient, healthy, and who doesn’t love pudding in a cup? See my review here. [...]

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