I Bought A $27 Jar Of Coconut Yogurt (Coconut Cult Review)

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I’ve been dying to try Coconut Cult yogurt FOREVER. Seriously. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on that cute jar with the flamingo on it since I first laid eyes on it on Instagram. Unfortunately it was only sold in California. 

Randomly one day I was walking through Dean & Deluca in Soho and I saw the jars in the fridge.

The $27 price tag was surprising. Like really fucking surprising. Before I could debate if I was the kind of person who spends $27 on yogurt I grabbed one immediately and hustled up to the cashier. I had to know what the fuss was about. 

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Why Is It So Expensive?

First off, everything’s completely made by hand and fermented in individual jars. Their instagram shows some of the jars exploding from all the fermentation. 

They also use 15 strains of human probiotics. They’ve all been growing in a lab since being taken from actual people 30 years ago, and they work synergistically with the four other non-human bacteria strains in the formula. Each jar is said to contain 800-billion colony forming units (CFUs) of probiotics, compared to the 15–30 billion CFUs in GT’s coconut yogurt by comparison.

Many probiotic supplements actually can't survive our harsh stomach acid in order to even get to the intestines in the first place. Probiotics that come in pill form are freeze dried and have to activate in our stomachs to actually work. When you eat insanely probiotic rich food like Coconut Cult, the priobiotics are actually already active so they can get right to business. I’m a big proponent of eating probiotic rich food.

How It Made Me Feel

I’m not gonna lie, I was a little scared to eat too much when I first cracked the jar open. They recommend starting with a tablespoon and work your way up if you are a probiotic newbie. I eat a ton of fermented foods and take probiotics but this seemed on another level and I didn’t wanna be running for the bathroom. 

After the second day I felt GOOD. Like, really GOOD. Not to be TMI but I’m usually pretty regular but I was even more so. By the third day I wasn’t as bloated or as gassy as I usually am. It’s the first time in a while where I felt like my digestive system was on point. 

How Does It Taste

I love the taste. It’s tangy and sweet. Between the taste and texture I would describe it as a kombucha filled cloud. I eat it by the spoonful or on top on smoothies. On the other hand, I gave Christian a spoonful of it and I thought he was going to throw up. HA! I believe his exact words were “Don’t ever do that to me again!” He prefers it blended in his smoothies.

Would I Recommend This?

I already have been! Yes, I know the price is steep but I look at this more of a medicinal supplement and not as much as something to randomly put on top of granola. This would be great if you are having consitipation issues, bloating, or any fun things like that. I fully am a member of the Coconut Cult and I’m confident once you try it you will be too.

 A dallop of Coconut Cult on top on a coconut fat ball inspired by @leefromamerica

 A dallop of Coconut Cult on top on a coconut fat ball inspired by @leefromamerica

 

BTW, this isn’t a sponsored post, I genuinely really enjoyed this product and wanted to share it with you guys.

Also, here's some cool articles about probiotics:

Are Probiotics Better For You In Pill Form Or Yogurt

'Sauerkraut is even better': Researcher wants fermented foods added to food guide