Maison Riviera launches New Vegan Delight line of Yogurt
Maison Riviera Launches new Vegan coconut milk Delight line of yogurt alternatives.
These days many consumers are looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets, for a variety of reasons like health and ethical considerations.
In a 2018 study from Dalhousie University, it was found that 7.1 % of Canadians are vegetarians and 2.3% are vegans. With these ever-increasing demands for alternatives to dairy products, Quebec-based Maison Riviera, known for its award-winning dairy products, decided to meet the needs of the marketplace. It has created a new line of coconut milk-based yogurt alternatives called Vegan Delight.
I got a chance to try two of its three new flavours, Raspberry and Blackcurrant and Mango and Passion fruit. The third flavour available is Pineapple and Coconut.
Upon first glance, these look just like creamy yogurt. The first one I tasted was Raspberry and Blackcurrant. The coconut milk base added a tropical sensation, but it wasn’t overpowering. I could taste the fresh and natural flavour of the fruits. It had just enough sweetness without being too sugary. I love all types of berries so I was more than happy to enjoy several mouthfuls of it. Then I went onto the second flavour, Mango and Passion fruit. I also loved this flavour, and the mango taste was very delicious. I still can’t decide which one was my favourite since both were so good.
I read more details about Vegan Delight, and I was quite impressed.
Vegan Delight is 100% vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and free from all artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, Stevia, etc. It has no artificial colours and flavours.
It is made with sustainably grown fresh fruits and real coconut milk. It is also low in sugar (9g/175g serving), high in protein (4g/175g serving), high in calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 and contains probiotics.
As a replacement to dairy yogurt, Vegan Delight can be eaten on its own, used in smoothies and in other recipes without sacrificing any taste. I put some of it in the freezer. It’ll be perfect when I get that craving for ice cream and want a healthier option.
Maison Riviera has plans to expand its vegan product lines. I am quite looking forward to that.
Maison Riviera was founded in 1920 in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec by Alexandrina Chalifoux. The company was initially called Laiterie Chalifoux. Chalifoux began her business by selling extra milk from her cows to local villagers. This evolved into the family business when her son took over and became one of the first in Quebec to obtain a pasteurization license. The license gave the company the right to buy milk from other dairy producers. In 1959 the Riviera brand was launched. Maison Riviera is known for its award-winning cheeses, yogurts, Petit Pot dairy products including milks and creams, Parfait desserts, and now its new Vegan Delight line. Vegan Delight is available at select grocery stores in Ontario, Western Canada, and British Columbia.