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Gearing up for the re-launch!

on Wednesday, 08 January 2014. Posted in Announcements

Update for 2014! Everything is coming together at our new dairy-free yogurt facility and we've been able to test out all of our yogurt making equipment. Stay tuned for our official re-launch announcement!


Happy New Year! We know it's been far too long since WholeSoy disappeared from the shelf but everything is coming together and we can finally say that we've been able to test out all of our yogurt making equipment and we're in the early stages of actually making yogurt! 

We really hoped this would be the week we could give a firm date for when you can expect to see WholeSoy on shelves, but we are still finalizing the tests before beginning daily production of soy yogurt and building up inventory. Even though we cannot say just yet exactly when shipping will begin, one thing is certain – it will happen! We are working as fast as we can yet also taking special care with every step to ensure the best quality possible. Of course, we will let you know more specific dates when WholeSoy will be back on your local store shelves as soon as we have officially re-launched.

As many of you already know, 2013 was a big year of challenges and change. Despite the many obstacles we faced when our previous co-packer unexpectedly closed, and the unexpected bumps along the way while building our own dairy-free yogurt facility, we pushed ahead because of the incredible customer and retail support for WholeSoy. Thank you! 

We would also like to take a moment to apologize for sharing our optimistic timeline with you as far back as September and not taking into consideration all the potential problems and pitfalls we might run into. As anyone who has been involved in a construction project knows, there are always unanticipated delays but we never expected to run into so many. We have been honest and forthright (possibly too forthright) with our internal timeline but we understand from your comments that it led to false expectations. We apologize for making anyone feel misled; our intention was not to mislead but to share our current timelines and what transpired as it happened – providing our consumers the same updates and information that we share with our distributors and their retailers.

We know the wait for WholeSoy has been trying for everyone, to say the least, but we are accomplishing an incredible feat by building our own yogurt facility. Most of the multi-million dollar project has been funded by our company founders, but we are also very grateful to Whole Foods Market who helped us out immensely with a $400,000 loan at a crucial time. Not only did the loan help us finalize some of the yogurt facility installations and calibrations, but their overall commitment to the brand will aid the re-entry of WholeSoy back into the marketplace nationally. As always, we remain independently owned and are very excited that you will all soon have access to WholeSoy yogurts again in various retail locations throughout the US (and Canada).

In the coming weeks, we'll share with you more information on where to find WholeSoy yogurts in the near future and we'll also answer more of your frequently asked questions.

 To a healthy and prosperous soy yogurty new year!

Sincerely,

The WholeSoy & Co. Team

 

Stay tuned for our official re-launch announcement here on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter

Wondering what led up to the unavailability of WholeSoy soy yogurt for so long? Catch up on our blog post that explains it all: Our Very Own Yogurt Facility.



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write-congressIf you have yet to share the following with us, please feel free to do so now, as the following information helps a whole lot. Just in case your favorite store is on the fence about making space for WholeSoy again in the near future:

 1. Where do you want to see WholeSoy yogurts carried again? Include the name of the store (city & state, if possible), please.

 2. Why is WholeSoy the yogurt for you and/or for your family?

 

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Comments (184)

  • RoryCarroll
    RoryCarroll
    08 January 2014 at 20:21 |

    Just responding to the 2 questions above:
    1. I would absolutely love to see WholeSoy yogurt back on the shelves at the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op, Takoma Park MD.
    2. I'm a vegan who used to eat a lot of yogurt--I think WholeSoy is tastier, better for me, and more responsible than any yogurt I ate in my pre-vegan days! I miss this wonderful vegan product and I'm looking forward to having it back.

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    08 January 2014 at 20:34 |

    So happy to hear that you're close to getting the yogurt out again! Of course I was frustrated to see the timeline moving back with each update, but it really let everyone know how hard you were working to get things up and running, which I, at least, appreciate. Also, being kept in the loop made it apparent how much you care that your customers are involved. Hope to see you on the shelves soon!

  • coocoo
    coocoo
    08 January 2014 at 22:50 |

    I will be happy when you are back in production. Cool of Whole Foods to give you that loan. My diet has been disrupted since June. It has had a major impact but hopefully the situation will be remedied soon with the relaunch.

  • Laura
    Laura
    08 January 2014 at 23:28 |

    Woo-hoo! This is great news! I know my little guy will be jumping up and down when his favorite yogurt is back on shelves in Duluth,MN!

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    09 January 2014 at 00:44 |

    Having worked at a food processing plant I thought you had big expectations of opening as quickly as you thought, but am "patiently" waiting for your plant to be running, and having your delicious product back on the shelves at my local health food store. I am keeping them updated on your progress, and looking forward to having yogurt again.

  • Donna
    Donna
    09 January 2014 at 01:03 |

    Great news!
    Please get back on the shelf at Whole Foods in the SF Bay Area (Los Gatos, Cupertino).
    Whole Soy is absolutely the best, most "normal" tasting soy yogurt that exists! Other soy yogurt brands (or my own home-made)cannot hold a candle to Whole Soy & Co.
    Can't wait to have you back!

  • Jonie
    Jonie
    09 January 2014 at 01:07 |

    Yeay! Even my spoon cannot wait!

    • not interested anymore
      not interested anymore
      19 January 2014 at 21:03 |

      In reading the comments below I can certainly understand the supporters point of view, however WholeSoy Co. has let down their customer base by providing dates for production and not meeting them. I realize new construction is not an easy task, yet the easiest thing to do would have been not to release any information as to when customers should expect their product on the shelves. I appreciate their consistant updates, however I too am weary of the false starts. I have "survived" without this product for this long, I know I can continue "surviving" without it. It is a business folks, not a family memeber or friend, consumers decide to show their support by purchasing their product, Which I will not do even when they get their new facility online.

      • Emily Hadley
        Emily Hadley
        27 January 2014 at 20:20 |

        It's also delicious vegan yogurt made my an independent company. It's not the end of the world, and avoiding their product on principle because they misjudged the challenges of this huge endeavor is a bit dramatic. It's delicious, healthy, cruelty-free yogurt and I hope you will enjoy some the next time you see it available. The disappointment of waiting longer for a product you like is surely less than the horror and disgust you would feel from researching other companies' shady business practices, ingredients, profit margins, etc. I am frustrated, but will be very happy to buy a quart as soon as I see it again.

        • Ana Miramon
          Ana Miramon
          04 February 2014 at 17:24 |

          Emily,

          Well said. I will wait patiently until they can put out the wonderful product I have been eating and enjoying for years. As a dietitian it's a product I recomm. to my clients. "not intereseted anymore and anonymous"...hope you find another yogurt that you enjoy. Patience is a vitue and not all of us posses it!.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 01:15 |

    Ridiculous. It's been excuse after excuse. I understand the first few times you were wrong but the false starts have been ongoing. As recently as the end of December, you said beginning in January, you'd be shipping.

    I'm sorry but I will no longer support you. I think you've completely and continually disrespected your customers, so now it's about the principle. I just don't understand why you would make the same mistake of promising on what you can't deliver.

    I've gone this long without your product and will adapt to life without it. You're very lucky you're a near monopoly.

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    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      09 January 2014 at 18:35 |

      Really? This is a small company trying to stay afloat and continue to offer quality products in the face of severe issues this past year. The fact that they haven't given up on us or themselves speaks volumes which is more than I can say for you and your attitude. Now go try to eat a Nancy's Soy Yogurt and see how that tastes!

      • Anonymous
        Anonymous
        09 January 2014 at 21:57 |

        Yes, really. Nancy's isn't the only option. Have fun waiting. Maybe in June, they'll finally be back on the market!

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        • Anonymous
          Anonymous
          10 January 2014 at 00:55 |

          Have fun eating your substitute yogurt. I’ll wait to eat something that actually tastes great, regardless of timeline. To have a company like Whole Foods Market believe enough in you to provide a loan to finalize your final build out is pretty impressive. I think this happened because of the WFM shoppers who voiced their concern of not having WholeSoy products on their shelves. Providing alternative foods for the vegetarian/vegan market cannot be the easiest process so when we do get a product like WholeSoy on the market we should support them through whatever it takes to keep their products on the shelf.

          • Anonymous
            Anonymous
            13 January 2014 at 16:49 |

            Can't wait and will wait for the soy yogurt. Haven't found one that taste good! Must wait...Patience is a Virtue!!!

  • Lucy Bradley
    Lucy Bradley
    09 January 2014 at 03:55 |

    Thanks for keeping the communication lines open and providing regular updates. It takes months, sometimes years for house renovations with delays along the way so I can only imagine the efforts in building a factory. I think WholeSoy has done an admirable job of keeping us, your customers informed. My husband and I look forward to the return of your yogurts to the store shelves and a return of our intestinal flora!!
    Thanks again and good luck.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 06:12 |

    Well said by comment starting with "ridiculous". We been getting the same update for months on end now.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 15:02 |

    I, too no longer respect this company that has been stringing its loyal customers along, for too long. I have adapted to life without soy yogurt and will not be supporting this company when the product finally makes it to the store shelves. You have an intelligent customer base and you seem to not have respected this.

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    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      10 January 2014 at 02:24 |

      Right because the company purposely delayed and lied so they could put their livelihood at risk. Get a grip! Large projects are difficult and delays are common. For all you losers who dont support these guys i say "More for me!"

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 16:34 |

    Ignore all the whiny babies! I'm excited to have your yogurt back, whenever that ends up happening!

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 17:13 |

    Why do I get the feeling that there will be a significant price increase when this yogurt finally hits the shelves?

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      10 January 2014 at 16:01 |

      Ugh I can only imagine. Nail in the coffin for me if it is.

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    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      14 January 2014 at 01:19 |

      I'm hoping the price will not increase too much. I have been eating the Silk fruit and creamy, which isn't bad, but is $1.50 for 6 oz. Which is better than the SODelicious at 2 bucks a pop and not as good.

      • WholeSoy
        23 January 2014 at 19:38 |

        Hi Anonymous,

        We are re-launching at the same price as before. It's the same price to our distributors and the same suggested retail price for retailers. Distributors resell our product to retail stores so it's also important to note that each individual store chooses the final price on the shelf.

        As most things go, eventually we may have to do a small price increase as raw ingredient prices go up too. So long as you all keep helping us by loving and buying our yogurts again, we'll recover from the extra expenses down the line!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 18:18 |

    I would like to purchase unsweetened plain Whole Soy and Co Siu yogurt
    At Whole Foods in Deerfield. IL.

    • AMC
      AMC
      22 January 2014 at 21:48 |

      We use the unsweetened plain for many, many things in my house. there is no other plain option that does not have sugar in it. I like to buy it in small and large (for instance I use 2 large's for cucumber soup or tzadziki, and small ones as sour cream in a meal -- it is more sour than FYH and Tofuti sour creams). I like the flavors, too. We use berry and chocolate and vanilla for snacks. Looking forward to seeing you again. Please deliver to Davis, CA -- Davis Co-op, Nugget Markets, and Whole Foods....and also nearby Bel Air, and Raleys.

  • Jean
    Jean
    09 January 2014 at 18:53 |

    Wonderful news. We are waiting with our spoons ready.
    Please supply my two local sources! FRESH OFF THE FARM in Rockport Maine, and GOOD TERN COOP in Rockland Maine. I have pestered them for news and they are eager to supply an enthusiastic local group of Whole Soy fans.

    Thank you for keeping us informed!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 19:13 |

    I agree with the HOPEFULS. I have even stopped eating the (in my opinion) substandard 'other' non-dairy yogurts. I just cannot bring myself to eat one more container of gelatinous product when I know Whole Soy is so close that I can almost taste it! I know it's been frustrating for all of us that are waiting, but the absence has further cemented the fact that this is best product on the market today. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 19:57 |

    Really, people?!! It has been a long time waiting, with lots of issues popping up. I get that. But use your critical thinking skills, not your knee-jerk, all people are out to get me, thinking skills. Just because the projection date had to change as unforseen problems came up, that doesn't mean that the company is stringing us along!!!Be smart here. Stop being reactionary. They have been honest about each issue as it comes up. They are only telling us what they are being told by their vendors. You know that Whole Soy tastes better than all other brands - by far, as there is no comparison!!! And, they use the best, safest ingredients. Why would you abandon them because you had to wait a bit longer than expected???? What a very selfish response by very immature, impatient people.

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    09 January 2014 at 20:38 |

    I'm so glad you are getting closer. As a customer it has been frustrating. For your business it must have been a really hard time and I am glad you made it through! I look forward to the favorites of mine and hope you will try new things too. Pumpkin or coffee? I still hope you will bring back your frozen dessert which is how I was introduced to Whole Soy. Thank you for keeping the customers in the loop.

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    09 January 2014 at 20:42 |

    Please stock the shelves at Fred Meyer and New Seasons in Portland Oregon. I can't eat dairy, don't want coconut yogurt and don't care for the taste of any other soy yogurt.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 January 2014 at 20:44 |

    While I have missed the yogurt very much, I have found no non-dairy yogurt that comes close to Wholesoy, and I will be buying it regularly as soon as it is available! I have appreciated the updates, and understand that launching a business is a difficult process. Ignore the whiners, and let them buy inferior substitutes!

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      09 January 2014 at 21:55 |

      I don't think Silk is inferior. It's pretty good in my opinion. It's great that you're going to continue to wait. But it's undeniable that Wholesoy screwed up. Continue to make all the excuses you want for them.

      No one forced them to continually put out bogus updates. They're not getting my money any more. Enjoy!

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      • Anonymous
        Anonymous
        10 January 2014 at 01:11 |

        Sounds like someone on this blog may not be a true past WholeSoy fan since they seem to be bashing posters on every positive comment. I think a competitor or their supporters has an agenda here and we just need to ignore this bull***t. Clearly having WholeSoy back in the marketplace soon it could be a threat to other soy yogurt companies.

      • Anonymous
        Anonymous
        14 January 2014 at 01:21 |

        Don't feel that they were bogus, just maybe over optimistic. Creating a new factory that makes a high quality product takes time.

  • lee silverstein
    lee silverstein
    10 January 2014 at 01:42 |

    OMG..I AM ONE THRILLED PERSON!VEGAN AND NO YOGURT IS SOOOOO PAINFUL...WE SHOULD HAVE A PARTY!LEE

  • Mary
    Mary
    10 January 2014 at 02:03 |

    If I lived where you are, I'd want to work at your company!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    10 January 2014 at 06:02 |

    Does anyone know anything about wildwood yogurt?

  • Georgiana
    Georgiana
    10 January 2014 at 11:07 |

    I have had a small business and know first hand how challenging things can be... So i empathize totally. No sweat.

    Cant wait for your yogurt to hit the shelves. Would like to see it on evermans coop, pensacola, fla.

  • Annaliese
    Annaliese
    10 January 2014 at 19:43 |

    Love the yogurt. Happy to support them when it comes back. Things come and go in life, no one is entitled to their favorites forever. Practice being content.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    11 January 2014 at 00:04 |

    Wildwood soy yoghurt is no longer on the market as I found out when researching other options when WholeSoy went off the market way back when. That could have been the only other good alternative, alas..... I actually truly do appreciate the companies openness about what has been going on, granted yes it's frustrating it has been so long but their dedication to make sure they will be back is to be applauded. They could have also just closed down and given up, then we would be without the as far as I am concerned "best" soy unsweetened yoghurt that tastes good. Way to hang in, I will too

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    11 January 2014 at 01:25 |

    Can't wait ! Hope to see some in Albany, NY area! Hannaford, Price Chopper, Shoprite, Trader Joe. We have no soy yogurt of any brand!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    11 January 2014 at 17:27 |

    I am a loyal past fan of many years but I agree all the delays and excuses are wearing very thin. I hope another company jumps in and starts making good soy yogurt. Since June we've been hearing it'll be just a few weeks.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    12 January 2014 at 03:20 |

    I will wait as long as it takes! Good job, Whole Foods Market, for supporting this great, independent company. Makes me happy I spend a small fortune with you, if that is what you do with your profits.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    12 January 2014 at 14:57 |

    Interestingly enough I've been waiting for this product to come back even though I've never tried it. I actually started looking for it right after it became unavailable, researched why and ended up here months ago checking and checking. When I stopped eating dairy and gave up Greek yogurt which was central to my eating plan, I just couldn't find any acceptable substitute, and I tried them all, gummy, flavorless, overly sweet, expensive and practically inedible. When you add to that the fact that what I really want is a plain, unsweetened , tangy non dairy yogurt I'm just out of luck. So, all thus to say that I really hope your yogurt comes back and I really hope I like it! It seems like retailers are losing patience which is worrisome. Yesterday one told me that the date just keeps getting pushed back and back. They asked if I'd tried coconut yogurt, yuk! So I'm still hopeful but agree its getting old. I actually have a yogurt maker in my cart at Amazon but keep hoping I won't have to learn a new cooking skill.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    12 January 2014 at 18:10 |

    Unfortunately, Whole Soy is the ONLY good non-dairy yogurt on the market. I know because I've tried every version I could find in the past six months. I remember Whole Soy's prices being very high before, and I too am afraid that the prices will be way too high for me to afford when (if) Whole Soy ever gets back on the shelves.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    12 January 2014 at 23:46 |

    I too am expecting a price increase and as it was already a stretch for my budget in the past, I doubt I will be able to purchase it with any kind of regularity. Let's hope our patience will be rewarded with no increase in price...

    • WholeSoy
      22 January 2014 at 23:01 |

      Hi Anonymous,

      We are re-launching at the same price as before. It's the same price to our distributors and the same suggested retail price for retailers. Distributors resell our product to retail stores so it's also important to note that each individual store chooses the final price on the shelf.

      As most things go, eventually we may have to do a small price increase as raw ingredient prices go up too. So long as you all keep helping us by loving and buying our yogurts again, we'll recover from the extra expenses down the line!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    13 January 2014 at 15:21 |

    I am very excited ! There are no other vegan yogurts that taste as good with as much nutrients as whole soy. The other yogurts have a lot of fat and practically no protein in them. It is great that the company decided to go with their own facility rather than selling their product to another company who only cares about profit and would completely destroy the product..

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    13 January 2014 at 17:17 |

    well, i don't know where all y'all are buying your non dairy yogurt, but in my market (suburban DC), wholesoy was always the cheapest. hopefully it still will be.

    i don't quite understand the complaints about the updates and the extension of the timeline; curds happen, and i really doubt that wholesoy was sitting around getting mani-pedi's, or trying to mislead its customers on the relaunch date. after all, i suspect that the vast, overwhelming majority of its customers don't read this blog. personally, i'm happy they didn't decide to just throw in the towel. if you want misleading timeline updates, i'll point you to the renovation of the public library in my town: it was supposed to take 18 months. it's now due to open next month, after nearly FOUR YEARS of being closed and then being a hole in the ground, that we've continued to pay for with our tax dollars. THAT'S something to complain about, not a commercial product being off the shelves for several months.

    enjoy your Silk, folks. as someone upthread said, more wholesoy for me. :-)

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    13 January 2014 at 20:06 |

    Silk finally came out with a soy yogurt and it is delicious. No more endless waiting for WholeSoy.

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  • Jason
    Jason
    14 January 2014 at 04:21 |

    WholeSoy Yogurt is the best ... by far. I don't get these people who say they don't support the company anymore. If they like the product, and it's a better product, you're saying you won't buy it even if it's still a better product after it returns to the market, JUST because you're annoyed at having to wait for it?

    How unbelievably childish..

    • bumpkin
      bumpkin
      12 February 2014 at 20:28 |

      Jason... (whispering here) I think its the competition...)

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    14 January 2014 at 05:18 |

    Wow, I just wanted to say that I can't wait for you to come back! How absurd to find all these negative comments. I respect your efforts, WholeSoy, to keep your customers up to date and just can't wait to have you back on the shelf. I've had two failed attempts at making my own unsweetened soy yogurt and have tried to swallow Nancy's and really just couldn't even bring myself to finish it! Good luck, hope to see those containers soon...

  • 32oz Tub Lover
    32oz Tub Lover
    14 January 2014 at 19:41 |

    WholeSoy, I love your yogurt. It's the best! I wish you the best in getting it back on the market quickly and in as many stores as possible. I hope that your new facility will allow you to make much more yogurt than previously and at a much lower cost, and that this allows you to sell your yogurt everywhere, in all grocery stores, and even at Target and Wal-Mart. (I wish the same for Daiya cheese.) Back when it was available, I only found it in natural foods stores.

    I would love to see the price go down, specifically on the large tubs. And I highly encourage you to stop making the large tubs in 24oz sizes and make them in the much more common 32oz size that most yogurt is offered in instead. The 24oz tubs are more environmentally wasteful than 32oz tubs (which is a concern for me!) and result in your yogurt being more expensive per ounce than it needs to be. I can easily and quickly consume 32oz of your yogurt in one sitting. I highly dislike your 6oz size: it's much too small of a portion! I never buy them because they are unaffordable for the amount of yogurt that you get, even when on sale, and because they seem more environmentally wasteful. Actually, I encourage you to find environmentally better packaging than plastic containers (for all your sizes), or at least find packaging that uses much less plastic. I only buy your large tubs, and only when they are on sale for $2.49 or less. 10 cents an ounce is about my limit, and only for WholeSoy. With other brands it's even lower, and unfortunately no brands of vegan yogurt have been on sale since your product disappeared, so I have not had any yogurt since then. The lower the price, the more I will consume! I have not yet tried the new Silk yogurt because it is way too expensive and I haven't seen it in large tubs.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    15 January 2014 at 20:46 |

    Looking forward to be able to purchase Unsweetened Plain again! Sprouts in Mckinney,TX has committed to carry it. We have a Winco Foods opening soon, I have read that they carry it on the West Coast so I hope to see it here also in Mckinney. Hang In There! We are dedicated followers and look forward to your continued success!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 January 2014 at 04:19 |

    WholeSoy is STILL the best tasting non-dairy yogurt bar none. Silk doesn't come close, Nancy's is too bitter...and I have tried others. NONE come close! Looking forward to seeing them back on the shelf in all the Krogers of Durham, NC and Weaver Street Market, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, NC. It will be absolutely peachy to have them back. Can't wait!

    • bumpkin
      bumpkin
      12 February 2014 at 20:30 |

      OOOH! PEACH! I LOVE their peach! Oh, getting hungry...!

  • Valerie
    Valerie
    16 January 2014 at 06:31 |

    I can hardly wait! I know how hard it is these days for small businesses to undertake major facility development and be squashed by big producers like Silk which is part of a food conglomerate. You have NO idea how hard it has been to find any soy yogurts and I have been literally buying whatever brand I can find at any of a dozen stores just to keep yogurt in the fridge for breakfasts. My hat is off to your company for even attempting to compete with the major food conglomerates.
    I can't wait to have my fav yogurt brand back!
    Sincerely,
    Valerie

  • Diane
    Diane
    16 January 2014 at 19:14 |

    Really excited to have you back again! You have been really missed by me and my kids!

  • Laura
    Laura
    17 January 2014 at 07:39 |

    Would love to see WholeSoy back at Whole Foods in Wheaton and Hinsdale, IL, as well as the many Jewel and Target stores in the Chicagoland area. The latter have no decent vegan options at all, and now that I've fully switched from a vegetarian to a vegan diet as of this year, I miss your product even more than I did before! Looking forward to seeing it on the shelves again.

  • Large Tub Lover
    Large Tub Lover
    17 January 2014 at 18:25 |

    WholeSoy, I love your yogurt. It's the best! I wish you the best in getting it back on the market quickly and in as many stores as possible. I hope that your new facility will allow you to lower costs and make much more yogurt than previously, and that this allows you to sell your yogurt everywhere, including most large supermarkets and at Target and Wal-Mart.

    I highly encourage you to switch the large tubs from 24oz to the much more common 32oz size, which also happens to be more economical and environmentally friendlier (a concern of mine). I can easily and quickly consume 32oz of your yogurt in one sitting.

  • Amy
    Amy
    17 January 2014 at 20:02 |

    SO EXCITED! Congrats on the facility, and thanks to all of your employees for all the hard work you've been putting in these past few months! :)

    1. Where do you want to see WholeSoy yogurts carried again?
    ANY Whole Foods near Boston, MA - my preferred/frequented stores are the Cambridge, Medford, Melrose, Dedham, and Symphony locations, but I do location-hop a lot just to check out the different selections so any is fine. Of course if Whole Foods helped you with a loan, I doubt you'll have any trouble getting back into their stores ;)

    2. Why is WholeSoy the yogurt for you and/or for your family?
    We're a vegan household and all other non dairy yogurts taste like sadness. I found that out BEFORE ever seeing or trying WholeSoy so when your product disappeared, I just didn't eat yogurt (which was really hard since I had basically gotten addicted to it... I was a big yogurt fan in my pre-vegan days).

    Anyway, I'll be checking your site daily hoping for the good news! Congrats again!

    • WholeSoy
      17 January 2014 at 21:27 |

      Hi Amy,

      Thank you! You can also sign up to receive email updates for when we post an update to our blog!

      To subscribe to updates: Scroll up, the second to last right-hand box labeled "Subscribe to our Blog!", fill out the info and hit the subscribe button!

      We limit the amount of newsletters we send only to the most important. Our official re-launch announcement will certainly be included in a newsletter.

      Thanks!

  • SoyAddict
    SoyAddict
    17 January 2014 at 23:05 |

    While I admit to having felt some measure of disappointment/frustration over the extended wait/delays, I've seen the same thing in many an industry, over many a product, and I do get that shite happens.

    To be honest, no matter how frustrated or upset I might be though, the fact is that the second your soy yogurt is on the shelves, I am stocking up, no questions. I have gotten used to Silk, but never, never have I felt it is anywhere near as good as your brand. In my experience, there tends to be far more a difference in flavor/quality of vegan products among brands than their non-vegan counterparts, and yours is by far the best I've tried, both in North America and while traveling abroad.

    I'm vegan, and soy yogurt is pretty much my favorite food/staple breakfast item for the last five years or so. Very, very much looking forward to wholesoy being back.

    Also, yay to whole foods for the loan. I'm happy because this means they will no doubt start selling your product when it disappears, and Whole Foods in Washington DC is pretty much where I get my fix of soy yogurt these days.

  • Whole Soy Yogurt Fan
    Whole Soy Yogurt Fan
    18 January 2014 at 01:47 |

    Looking forward to seeing your wonderful yogurt once again! Would love to see it at Safeway and Mega Foods in Lebanon, Oregon. Also Trader Joe's and Natural Foods on Commercial St. in Salem, Oregon. I wonder if Winco on Commercial St. in Salem would carry it as well? Thanks for all your hard work ~ it will be worth it! :)

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    18 January 2014 at 04:06 |

    It is so, so great to hear that the testing phase is just about done, and that WholeSoy Yogurt is so close to being a reality again. I can't wait! I'm sure those naysayers will change their attitudes once they taste what your "real" WholeSoy Yogurt tastes like once again.

    And the best news of all is that it sounds like I don't have to worry about Whole Foods carrying the WholeSoy yogurt again. Then I will be able once again to choose from just about every wonderfully delicious flavor of WholeSoy yogurt that you make!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    18 January 2014 at 16:53 |

    Where would we like to see yor products? New Seasons stores in the Portland, Oregon area. Thanks!

  • Nick
    Nick
    19 January 2014 at 14:09 |

    As for options, Stoneyfiled Farm makes a cultured-soy product, but it's only available in the small, 6-oz. sizes, and the fruit versions are too sweet. I've been making do with the vanilla version and mixing it with the plain coconut product from SoDelicious.

    Silk stopped being an option for me when the parent company financially supported the big-ag opposition to GMO-labeling initiatives.

    The person(s) here bashing WholeSoy look to be trolls. I'd ignore them.

    • Hopeful in Hastings
      Hopeful in Hastings
      22 January 2014 at 19:36 |

      Yes, and looks like the same anonymous trolls for the most part too. Some people just have too much time on their hands and clearly no understanding or compassion.

      Looking forward to WholeSoy coming back with a big soygurt splash! Unfortunately Stonyfield is not an option for my dairy allergic son because it contains dairy probiotics.

  • Martha
    Martha
    19 January 2014 at 19:15 |

    I share the frustration and never fail to feel let down when I eagerly scan the shelves of my grocery, but really, there is no choice. I have tried other brands and as much as I hate to waste food, have been forced to throw away what was left after just one taste.

  • Dana
    Dana
    20 January 2014 at 13:15 |

    Looking forward! We have subbed with coconut milk yogurt which my son loves but the preschool he starts in the fall is not nuts and the include coconut in that so looking forward to having whole soy back. Hoping you will also resume production for trader Joes. I know that is secretive but since their yogurt went out at same time there is no doubt it is you ;)

  • Ramona
    Ramona
    20 January 2014 at 19:40 |

    The great yogurt conspiracy! Good grief i can't believe half the comments I have read about people threatening to never eat good yogurt again because they think a company is purposely 'stringing them along'. I still can't stop laughing at the notion. Think the world evolves around you much?

    So I say - when you finally do see it on the shelves next to all the gelatinous non-dairy yogurt - reach out and pick the other stuff you know that tastes really crappy. Eat your crappy yogurt - while I'll be eating my very most excellently delicious yogurt. Boy that show'em! Way to deny and punish yourself! LOL

  • Nancy Higgins
    Nancy Higgins
    21 January 2014 at 08:47 |

    So a few people took their frustration out on you! You really needed that while you were not only starting over, but adding the building and equipment, and running into delays. The rest of us are also frustrated, but we have nothing but admiration for your tackling such a daunting job.

  • Gina
    Gina
    21 January 2014 at 15:24 |

    I miss Whole Soy so much and cannot wait for their return. There are no products that compare so I've given up yogurt until you come back. I'm so glad you are working so hard to get back on the shelves!

  • Vegan20years
    Vegan20years
    21 January 2014 at 19:36 |

    This yogurt is the best non-dairy I have ever tasted. It is well worth the wait. Glad that Whole Soy & Co has the resolve to push through all the trials and tests it takes to get a new factory up and running. I just did a very simple remodel, projected timeframe was 2 months…still waiting for it to be finished 8 months later, so I totally sympathize. Good for you Whole Soy & Co. for making our tasty soy yogurt dreams come true. The Key Lime is soooo totally worth waiting for, TOTALLY. So happy to know it will be in my mouth in the not-too-distant future…fingers crossed. Nothing but love for Whole Soy & Co.

  • AA
    AA
    22 January 2014 at 09:25 |

    I'm still behind you 100%
    Bring it to Seattle when you have the product you love back. I'll wait, and I'll pay a higher price for it too, if that happens.

    Other soy yogurts we've tried are milk/casiene/lactose-contaminated for people with severe milk allergies. Yours is safe! As long as that part remains true, I'll buy your product too many at a time.

    I'm sorry you guys have had such a tough year, and that it has had to be publicly tough. I can't even imagine how stressful this is for your team. Keep on swimming...

  • dsd
    dsd
    22 January 2014 at 14:19 |

    I'm 8.5 months pregnant and have been dying for your yogurt the whole time but it's been gone. How is that fair to a pregnant lady?!?! I can't wait until you're back and hope and pray that you are in back in time for my labor where I will be eating yogurt….and I want it to be whole soy!!

  • brittany
    brittany
    22 January 2014 at 15:58 |

    I think if u dont want to eat whole soy why bother commenting on their website go enjoy your other mediocre yogurt. I personally appreciate the updates. Things done right take time and I look forward to enjoying wholesome delicious yogurt they are doing the best they can. So get a life and dont bother wasting ur time on the site if u only want to bash it.

  • WholeSoy
    22 January 2014 at 18:33 |

    Thanks so, so much to all of you who have jumped to our defense on this blog! Our blog is an open forum, but we have to admit it's really hard to read the negative comments, particularly those that accuse us of dishonesty or intentional deception.

    We're a very small independently owned and operated company, so there are just a few of us doing our best to explain what's going on in our WholeSoy world. We don't have a PR department so we're just working from the heart trying to handle this extremely difficult situation as best we can.

    To those of you who have lost faith in us and our company, we're so very sorry. That's understandable, as there were many times when we as a company, as well as we as individuals, almost lost faith that we were ever going to pull this off and actually get back up and running.

    Frankly it's almost a miracle that we have survived, and will actually be getting product back on the market. It would have been so much easier to give up or sell the company, but we didn't. We persevered, driven almost entirely by the many, many heartwarming comments and overwhelmingly positive consumer (and retail) support for our products and our company.

    Our journey over the last couple of months has been full of many unexpected obstacles, which led to repeated delays, dashed expectations and disappointments all around. We hope you can understand that we were hit pretty hard when our co-packer (another company that helped make and package the yogurt for us) unexpectedly closed because of their own financial issues, and not WholeSoy's. We relied on this other company and we were let down as much as you, our consumer.

    It's a lot to ask any consumer to hang in there this long, so we're unbelievably grateful for those that are still expressing their support and excitement for our return to the market. The same WholeSoy you loved before will return, and soon – and that is a promise. The benefits of the long wait are that now we'll control our own production, on our own terms, in our own dairy-free facility, which is the shiny silver lining in this huge cloud that we've been under since last April.

    We're going to emerge from this, and when we do, we sincerely hope those who lost faith in us will reconsider and enjoy our wonderful soy yogurt again.

    • Brooke
      Brooke
      17 February 2014 at 15:40 |

      I miss your yogurt! We love it here in UT! I can't wait for it to come back!

    • YDL
      YDL
      18 February 2014 at 12:28 |

      Congratulations to the nay-sayers for their little tantrums.
      We will all be seeing them reaching for whole soy and co yogurt in the dairy aisle.
      Onward!

    • Kelly
      Kelly
      27 February 2014 at 21:51 |

      Any word on when the best yogurt ever will return to the shelves? I'm hoping to see it somewhere/anywhere in Chicago. Fingers are crossed, my guts aren't the same without it. Thanks.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    22 January 2014 at 20:22 |

    Woo hoo! Can't wait! No other soy yogurt is as good.

    Hoping to see it at my local Natural Grocers in St. George, UT 84790.

  • Renee Weinberg
    Renee Weinberg
    22 January 2014 at 22:03 |

    I am a total fan of Whole Soy. I am excited to know it is hopefully just around the corner that we will once again have the been tasting, healthiest, best soy yogurt in the world. I for one, will pay whatever I have to in order to once again have this amazing yogurt in my refrigerator and in my body. You are the best and you are worth the wait. But I am really missing you, so I hope it isn't too much longer.
    Blessings & light for your reopening.

  • Priscilla L
    Priscilla L
    23 January 2014 at 00:03 |

    I've resorted to eating dairy yogurt :(

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    23 January 2014 at 01:09 |

    I look forward to your re-launching as soon as you are able. I know it has been frustrating to wait so long, but I do appreciate the openness of the company. I've been dairy-free for several years. I've tried many different products over the years and I'm always saddened when a product I love is suddenly taken off the shelf never to return. My biggest fear through all of this would be that the company wouldn't be able to make it through this transition. I'm happy to hear that so far they have and that we should have their product back soon. I think people should be supportive of small companies that make healthy products. I think it's more difficult for them than big companies when they have a bump in the road. I hope people will continue to be loyal to Whole Soy and support them once their product is back on the shelves.

  • Kellie
    Kellie
    25 January 2014 at 02:38 |

    I am 4 months pregnant, and I can tell you that the only thing I have been craving for the last 3 months is THIS yogurt!! I cannot wait to see it back on the shelves again! :-)

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    26 January 2014 at 23:37 |

    Will be glad to have your yogurt back. My local healthfood store will be glad to have Wholesoy back on the shelves. I have been keeping them updated. Will be extra yummy and worth the wait.

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey
    27 January 2014 at 09:37 |

    Whatever happened to your AMAZING ice cream???

  • Emily Hadley
    Emily Hadley
    27 January 2014 at 20:21 |

    I can't wait to see it around town, as well as buy it at our little Nature's Own Market in Kansas City, MO again.

  • Ja
    Ja
    27 January 2014 at 21:35 |

    Can't wait for WholeSoy to be back on the shelves of Whole Foods in Overland Park, KS. I really miss your product it is really the only soy yogurt worth eating. Hurry Back & Good Luck !

  • Trish
    Trish
    29 January 2014 at 00:21 |

    Getting really excited to see you at MOM's again! I'll have to remember to bring a spoon with me to the grocery store otherwise I'll be making a straight up mess trying to drink it out of the cup! xo Trish

  • Karen G
    Karen G
    29 January 2014 at 03:43 |

    Really wondering how much longer your company is going to be "so close" in making yogurt and shipping it out to stores. I have heard this same line for about 6 months now! Unfortunately my grandson has sensory issues and will only eat soft foods and the only yogurt he will eat is whole soy! So please, stop promising that you will be back soon, and stay true to your word! Everytime I go to Waldbaums supermarket on Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y., my hopes get raised that the dairy shelves will finally have your yogurt, but everytime, I am disappointed (as is my grandson)! Please stop "promising" and start making and shipping your yogurt. Thank you!

  • BonnieBell
    BonnieBell
    29 January 2014 at 14:39 |

    My daughter and I are looking forward to seeing Wholesoy back on the shelves at Common Market in Frederick Md. I have eaten a lot of yogurt in my days and nothing compares to Whole Soy. Love it, Love it, Love It.

  • Yolanda Erickson
    Yolanda Erickson
    29 January 2014 at 21:54 |

    Please send your beautiful WholeSoy&Co. Yogurt to Wyoming at
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
    5116 Frontier Mall Dr.
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
    Phone: 307 635 3800

    No other yogurt will do for me. I love it and Ted Nordquist.
    Yolanda Erickson

  • Beau
    Beau
    30 January 2014 at 18:29 |

    I cannot wait until your products return. I have been forced to eat the Silk brand, which is not organic (or as tasty).

  • Mary Livingston
    Mary Livingston
    30 January 2014 at 18:40 |

    Please bring Whole Soy back to Sundance Market in Eugene,OR-also Capella Market and Market of Choice-all in Eugene, OR.
    Looking forward to its return!
    Mary

  • Kathy Lonergan
    Kathy Lonergan
    31 January 2014 at 23:15 |

    I'm excited that it's getting closer to the time I can again enjoy your yummy yummy yogurt. Yes it's disapointing to have to keep waiting but I appreciate that you want it to be as good as it was before. I'm impressed that Whole Foods helped out too. I guess I don't have to be concerned about it returning there, it's my happy place! hahaha
    I've been getting by with Silk but it's only second best and doesn't have very much variety. The others are heinous and I couldn't even swallow Nancy's! ugh
    Thanks for the updates! I hope you ship a whole lot to Whole Foods in Folsom CA when you're back in business because I'm going to buy it all up! :D

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    01 February 2014 at 10:20 |

    I need Whole Soy yogurts back in all of our Elk Grove/Sacramento, CA grocery stores. Whole Soy is one of the only yogurts with an authentic taste and healthful properties which support my lifestyle while remaining eco-friendly and non-GMO. Two out of five people in our home are vegan, we NEED you Whole Soy!

  • Andrew Glassman
    Andrew Glassman
    01 February 2014 at 20:19 |

    With you all the way. It has been a long slog. Can imagine the strain you have felt and worked under. Good luck with the relaunch. Fairway in NYC is eager for your return.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    01 February 2014 at 20:36 |

    I broke down and tried Silk today because it was on sale. Nope. I will wait as long as I have to for WholeSoy & co - I just hope it's not too much longer. Maybe it was on sale because they're trying to clear the shelves to make room for you guys!

  • Andrea
    Andrea
    02 February 2014 at 15:15 |

    I am so relieved to learn you will be up and running at full speed soon. As a vegan I had come to depend on your yogurt in my daily diet, both straight and as an ingredient in my cooking. I am in the throes of creating a vegan cookbook with several friends right now and will be very happy to have your product available again. Thanks for taking the economic risk in this current environment.

  • Rob
    Rob
    02 February 2014 at 16:09 |

    I can't wait until wholesoy is back on the shelves at whole foods throughout Boston/cambridge/Somerville, MA. I'll definitely be stocking up on about 100 of them as soon as I see it.

  • Anon
    Anon
    03 February 2014 at 05:56 |

    Thank you for your amazing, delicious yogurt and for hanging in there through all the challenges!! I'm sooo looking forward to eating your yogurt again. Please send lots to Philly area Wegmans and Whole Foods!! :)

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    03 February 2014 at 06:54 |

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for keeping us up to speed with your progress; trying to settle into production after such a whirlwind year cannot be easy. I for one, appreciate the honesty, and will wait however long it takes; the quality and taste is worth it. :)

    Not only is your soy yogurt by far the best tasting of all soy yogurts in my opinion that I've tried, it's one of the lowest in sodium as well; which to me is a big plus. If you could, it would be wonderful to see your yogurt on these store shelves again...

    First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, Corvallis, Oregon

    Market of Choice, Corvallis, Oregon

    Fred Meyer, Albany, Oregon


    Thank you so much; and all the best from the Willamette Valley!

  • Rachel J
    03 February 2014 at 12:57 |

    Am counting on it being available at Whole Foods - Brooklyn, NY.

    We have missed it all these many months! It is the only soy yogurt we will eat. Great texture and flavor. We've had to make do with cultured coconut milk in the meantime. It's nice, but not the same!

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    04 February 2014 at 06:47 |

    As always, nothing but patience, and nothing but love. (But I am gonna start holding my breath in anticipation.)

  • Missy
    Missy
    04 February 2014 at 18:37 |

    I too can't wait until you're back on the shelves here in California. I'm allergic to milk & eat soy yogurt twice a day if not more so I had to find a substitute. I actually like the silk but I LOVE the vanilla wholesoy & the bigger size allows me to feed my yogurt habit without eating two at a time & use it in baking :)

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    05 February 2014 at 17:06 |

    Looking forward to having this back on the shelves at Mom's Organic Market in Rockville Md and Alexandria VA. I'd buy it at Whole Foods but their markup is ridiculous compared to Moms. ($.99 vs $1.29)

  • Leo
    Leo
    06 February 2014 at 14:09 |

    So. it been almost a month since your last update. You might consider posting something. Even if it's bad news we'd like to know your status. The natives (me included) are getting restless.

  • Beverly Fields
    Beverly Fields
    06 February 2014 at 19:01 |

    This is the first time I've gone to see what exactly happened. I want you to know I STILL check every time I'm in the store to see if your yogurts are there yet.

    My favorite: The larger container of unsweetened plain.

    My stores: Mother's market in California, especially the Santa Ana store and the Costa Mesa store.

    I'm so glad to hear you are going to be bringing your yogurt back! Thank you! Beverly

  • jody
    jody
    07 February 2014 at 18:30 |

    Just checking in today. I know everything will work out and I will be standing in line to get mine! To comment on the negatives, I have worked in manufacturing for many years. I used to work in development, and now work on the production line. What people don't understand for one thing, moving machinery is a monumental achievement.And, it usually doesn't work out that you move it, assemble it, and have it work properly when you plug it in! It can take several days, weeks, even months of tweeking to set some up. Then you have to perform many tests and test runs to get there. Plus while all that is going on, there are rules, guidelines, laws that have to be followed to make sure the product is ready for market. So you're talking about machinery to process the food, machinery to package it. Etc. And figuring out how all of it fits in the building, developing schematics for the electronics and utilities, and planning the logistics is a whole other miracle to perform! You guys have done your best. I'M HAPPPY TO WAIT!

  • danny
    danny
    07 February 2014 at 22:00 |

    Please hurry back ! After having this product I really can't eat any other yogurt. Nothing compares.

  • Margaret
    Margaret
    08 February 2014 at 18:19 |

    When, when, when???????? Your last official word was in early January and then, AGAIN, you said soon. Any idea when soon will be??? PLEASE!!!

  • Holly
    Holly
    09 February 2014 at 10:54 |

    I am eagerly awaiting your yogurt! I saw empty space and price labels at my local New Seasons recently, so I hope that means it's any day now, and I hope I can get my hands on some before it's sold out!

  • Missy
    Missy
    09 February 2014 at 20:19 |

    I'm still waiting with baited breath...but wanted to add that for me, the benefits of Wholesoy go beyond taste, it is healthier too.

    While the taste of silk is good enough to make due until Wholesoy is back, it has quite a bit more sugar & a much higher sodium content than Wholesoy.

    I agree with the person about Nancy's. It was terribly all kinds of awful tasting! Almond Dream had a horribly thick consistency resembling more a very thick pudding than yogurt & was too sweet in addition to having more sodium.

    I've also tried various coconut yogurts. Coconut has such a distinct flavor that it works great as a flavor of yogurt but overpowers any other flavors when used as a base. It's too much & that's coming from an island girl...(living in SoCal now) loving coconut is pretty much in my DNA.

    So I'm eager for Wholesoy to be back on shelves!!! In Huntington Beach I can shop both Whole Foods & Mothers, but I'll be shopping Whole Foods because they supported Wholesoy through this transition & to someone like me who uses their yogurt as a staple in my diet, that means a lot.

  • Mary
    Mary
    09 February 2014 at 22:15 |

    Any re-launch date yet?

  • Ray
    Ray
    09 February 2014 at 22:26 |

    This wait with Whole Soy is not nearly as bad as losing Windows XP - the only MS operating system that ever worked right. Now I'm scrounging to find a new computer with Windows 7, which is more cumbersome and definitely inferior to XP just so I can avoid the unthinkable Windows 8. Come on folks. Microsoft is the company to hate, not the nice folks at Whole Soy.

  • Devorah
    Devorah
    10 February 2014 at 05:19 |

    I do hope that you will still have kosher certification. Please confirm. Thank you.

    • WholeSoy
      10 February 2014 at 21:41 |

      Hi Devorah,

      Yes, we will have kosher certification again as well. All the same certifications still apply: organic, non-GMO, vegan and Kosher.

  • Basia
    Basia
    10 February 2014 at 21:41 |

    I would love if you yogurts came back to whole foods in schaumburg il. I use to buy the unsweetened plain yogurt at whole foods because it was my favorite. I used it constantly with granola for breakfast as well as in fruit smoothies. I believe that milk is not the best source of calcium and will not give it to my daughter and its is very hard to find a good soy yogurt, and almost impossible to find soy yogurt in bulk.

  • K
    K
    11 February 2014 at 18:24 |

    Any ideas when you'll be back on the shelves? My kids and I are waiting impatiently. :) We can't wait to enjoy some delicious yogurt again.

  • Daphne
    Daphne
    12 February 2014 at 05:07 |

    I've already posted this in response to these questions before, but I just wanted to make sure I'm not forgotten and yogurt-less down here in Texas! I keep checking your blog hoping for good news...

    It would be amazing if your unsweetened plain soy yogurt could appear at:
    HEB (Friendswood, TX and League City, TX)
    Whole Foods (Houston, TX)

    Wholesoy & Co. you have NO idea how much I have missed your unsweetened plain yogurt. It mysteriously disappeared soon after I discovered it in May, and I should have known to check your website... Instead I called whole foods every week asking if it was back in stock! There is no other vegan yogurt that is unsweetened. I mean, seriously??? I love the taste of your unsweetened plain soy yogurt, and make a mean vegan queso (courtesy of miyoko schinner) that I am dying to have again!

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    12 February 2014 at 22:00 |

    Any negative comments may come from 1) disappointment and 2) lack of understanding of the manufacturing process and all that entails. My husband (now retired) worked as an industrial engineer and then a quality engineer, not at a food manufacturing facility, but there are commonalities to all types of manufacturing. When I relayed to him your plight, he could understand and explained some of the things that occur with a new facility, new equipment and assorted certifications/inspections, etc. that can make the road to production pretty rocky. So keep your collective Whole Soy chin up. If you have managed this far, you will succeed. I look forward to being able to purchase your product soon.

  • JMScearce
    JMScearce
    13 February 2014 at 05:19 |

    Was just looking today for your plain at my monthly Whole Foods Monterey Ca...haven't given up on you YET as here I am checking! Also Frontier Foods SLO please...any hope for Nob Hill? Miss your yougurts & burnt out on making my own. Best of luck you hit shelves soon.

  • blackdog
    blackdog
    13 February 2014 at 15:33 |

    Still. Waiting. Patiently. can't be long now...can almost taste it!

  • kari
    kari
    13 February 2014 at 18:41 |

    Any update on when the re-launch will be and we can start buying your yogurt again? My son, who is allergic to dairy, loves your yogurt and it has been greatly missed. Your vanilla yogurt is the only yogurt he will eat. Please provide an update soon.

  • Patti
    Patti
    14 February 2014 at 08:21 |

    I, too, am a fan of your unsweetened soy yogurt, and I'm salivating at the thought of eating it again. I was disappointed when your blog seemed to stick on the January 8th announcement. I was afraid you had given up. I would have liked to see a regular weekly update, even if it only said, "Nothing much new, but we are still working hard on the re-launch of our products." It would have let your fans know that you hadn't thrown in the towel. I'm glad you're still at it. Thanks.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    15 February 2014 at 03:43 |

    Any update when product will be in stores in Dallas?? Soooooo hard waiting :-)

  • Barbara Dennis
    Barbara Dennis
    15 February 2014 at 05:05 |

    My son misses his Lemon yogurt and still asks every time I come home from grocery shopping if I was able to find any lemon yogurt from him at Fred Meyer's, or Rosauer's in Meridian, ID. Heck, I would even trek into downtown Boise, ID if his beloved lemon yogurt came back to Whole Foods or the Boise Coop. Anxiously waiting in hopes it is soon now.

  • Johnnie
    Johnnie
    15 February 2014 at 19:23 |

    Have been vegan since 1998 and LOVE Whole Soy plain. No other brand will do for me, and I'll be waiting in line to stock up whenever it returns to the shelves.

  • Florence Schroeder
    Florence Schroeder
    15 February 2014 at 21:27 |

    I would like an update for Wilmington, NC. There's a Whole Foods, a Trader Joe's, and Harris Teeter that would be good places to add WholeSoy yogurt. I've asked them all to add it to their stores. Not easy to do at this time is it. I do like the taste, if I remember correctly. We use it because I'm allergic to milk and milk-by products. I've tried other non-milk yogurts and do not like the taste nor the consistency. Hurry back please.

  • Joan Levin
    Joan Levin
    16 February 2014 at 00:21 |

    I figured out how to make a reasonable substitute wtih Westsoy Organic Unsweetened Soymilk, tapioca starch and some probiotic powder. It's a nuisance to make and never gets quite as thick but it is better than nothing.
    I can't wait to get WholeSoy back at our local Whole Foods and also at our new Plum Market.
    Hopefully Mariano's here in Chicago will carry it too.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    16 February 2014 at 02:28 |

    If you aren't vegan and only eat soy yogurt due to lactose intolerance, Green Valley organics makes a lactose free plain yogurt...vanilla also. Whole foods carries it.

  • AWC
    AWC
    16 February 2014 at 02:35 |

    I do agree with posters who have felt irritated by the "yo-yo treatment" of dangling dates for reappearance of this product line. I definitely would prefer "We don't know an exact date, but we are hopeful that it will not take many more years/months/weeks/whatever.

    Despite the foregoing remarks, I do look forward to seeing Whole Soy products (all of them) again at the Whole Foods Markets in Dallas, TX, in Plano, TX, in Addison, TX, and other WFM locations. Especially, I want the lime flavor, and the large tubs of plain and vanilla. (I would buy lime, for that matter!) The only other choices locally are Silk and Nancy's. I refuse to support the Silk company. Nancy's soy yogurt belongs in a landfill, not in a human stomach.

  • Annie
    Annie
    17 February 2014 at 22:45 |

    Please get back on the shelves at Whole Foods in PRovidence Rhode Island! your yogurt is the best and since I am allergic to all things dairy I have really been feeling the impact for the few months Whole Soy has been missing from the shelves. Anxiously awaiting Whole Soy being showcased on the shelves!

  • Sylvia
    Sylvia
    18 February 2014 at 04:16 |

    Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, CA promises that they will have your yogurt back on the shelf as soon as it's available. I check every time I shop and sometimes go in just to check if it's there yet! I can hardly wait, especially for the unsweetened and the vanilla.

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    18 February 2014 at 17:43 |

    Would love key lime and vanilla to be stocked at Whole Foods Duluth/Johns Creek Georgia

    We love Whole Soy it's the only Dairy Free and none almond or coconut yogurt we are able to find

  • Levanah Tenen
    Levanah Tenen
    18 February 2014 at 18:33 |

    Could we have an update please? Even if it's only to say "We're still working on it, here's where we are at the moment"? From your Feb. 10 reply re kosher certification above, I could assume that you're still in business, and still hope to have yogurt ready to ship someday, but silence is discouraging, and my husband keeps on asking (and is even more pessimistic than I am). An update of any kind would make a difference--at least we'd know. Thanks!
    --Still hoping in Marin

  • Jennifer Y
    Jennifer Y
    19 February 2014 at 02:04 |

    My 4 year old son will eat no other yogurt. He ate 2+ a day and misses it every day. We are vegans. We buy from Whole foods in Boca Raton, Fl. Please hurry!!

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey
    19 February 2014 at 02:14 |

    This is the fourth attempt at this question - Whatever happened to your AMAZING ice cream and why???
    Thanks.

    Lindsey

  • Beverly
    Beverly
    19 February 2014 at 18:12 |

    I am SO missing your soy yogurt!

    1) Would like to see it in San Francisco, CA, at: Safeway, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, LeBeau Market
    2) I have problems with dairy products, even when I take lactase tablets.

  • Erin
    Erin
    20 February 2014 at 14:54 |

    Any update? It's almost March now..

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    20 February 2014 at 17:43 |

    Would love to see Whole Soy plain back at Whole foods in Bellingham Mass and Wegmans. Stop and Shop, too in Plainville and Franklin MA

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    21 February 2014 at 18:21 |

    Can't wait til all flavors are back on the market at Whole Foods in Brighton, MA! Been waiting way too long!!!

  • persiaa
    persiaa
    21 February 2014 at 21:45 |

    Any updates for us? I'm really missing the plain unsweetened type.

  • Tony Giammarino
    Tony Giammarino
    21 February 2014 at 23:08 |

    What is your best guess when whole soy will be available ? Will it be this year ? We really miss it.
    patiently waiting
    thanks

  • J
    J
    22 February 2014 at 01:13 |

    I would like to see the yogurt sold at Meijers stores in Michigan, specifically, the stores around Lansing.

    I hope this truly is coming back soon.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    22 February 2014 at 13:40 |

    Need an update WholeSoy! So sick of Silk!

  • Amy
    Amy
    23 February 2014 at 14:59 |

    Aww, no update for February? We're coming up fast on 2 months since this last blog post... still missing your yogurt! Hope you guys are close to being back! :)

  • Mellie
    Mellie
    24 February 2014 at 07:25 |

    Can't wait to see Whole Soy back again in SF! As much as I love Nancy's other products, the soy yogurt is a taste bud disaster, as are all the other non-dairy yogurts I've tried (& I really miss dairy yogurt, so I've tried them all...)

    Please get back on the shelves in SF as soon as you can! & I'm hoping you'll have a completely unsweetened plain version for us too - I miss that the most.

    In the meantime, good luck on getting production going! Can't wait to have Whole Soy back in my fridge - cheers!

  • Celestine
    Celestine
    24 February 2014 at 07:44 |

    I am looking forward to your re-launch. I am self-employed, so I do know it's not easy to run your own business. Glad that Whole Foods is able to stock your product once you're back on track.
    I tried other non-dairy yogurts, and did not like them much. I like the coconut-based ones but their price is a bit too high. So I do miss your brand! Good luck, fingers crossed for a smooth re-launch.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    24 February 2014 at 21:10 |

    What's the latest best-guess? June? December?

    A professor once told me that every start-from-scratch project takes three times longer than expected, because you don't really know what to plan for. So, next spring, maybe?

    We'll wait. My teenage son put "yogurt" on the grocery list again yesterday, just in case there might be any. He's still trying to find a good protein source to pack in his lunches. This week he's eating bean dip. He'd rather have yogurt.

  • Lee Ann
    Lee Ann
    26 February 2014 at 02:23 |

    Dear Whole Soy,
    Hello!! Are you still testing yogurts? It feels like forever since I have enjoyed a Whole Soy Yogurt!
    Wishing your Company the best!
    Loyal Customer Lee Ann

  • dip
    dip
    26 February 2014 at 04:29 |

    Update? Whats going on? Any news would be awesome!

  • Andrea M
    Andrea M
    26 February 2014 at 16:34 |

    Your latest blog was Jan 8, it has been nearly 2 months since you have been "gearing" up for re-launch, what is going on?

  • Linda
    Linda
    28 February 2014 at 03:27 |

    I see no comments since Feb 12th. Are you shipping? I've been checking my Co-op every few days. Still no sign of your great yogurt in Bellingham, WA.

  • Beth
    Beth
    28 February 2014 at 14:55 |

    Just hoping for another update, please.

    Hope all is progressing smoothly!

  • Martha
    Martha
    28 February 2014 at 22:32 |

    Please, can we have another update, hopefully with a fairly precise target? When I see no WholeSoy on the shelves of my market, I don't know if I need to complain to the management or if it's just not available yet. It is so hard to be without your unsweetened plain yogurt! Update, please, update!

  • Donna
    Donna
    28 February 2014 at 22:46 |

    Any update on when the first shipments will go out? Still anxiously awaiting arrival at my local markets!

  • John Kelin
    John Kelin
    01 March 2014 at 16:44 |

    If there is such a thing as reliable information from WholeSoy, I would like to know: what is the latest projected date for getting your yogurt back on store shelves?

    It has been distressing to not have WholeSoy yogurt available, but it has been equally distressing to have such unreliable info posted on this blog.

    But what the heck. It's been nearly two months since the last update. Do tell: what's up with you guys?

  • C W Richardson
    C W Richardson
    01 March 2014 at 23:27 |

    Whole Foods Markets and H-E-B stores in Houston TX
    Thanks

  • Matt
    Matt
    02 March 2014 at 16:34 |

    It is now March, what is the latest news, last blog post was Jan 8. PLEASE, we've been waiting SOOOO long for the return of your products.

  • Judith
    Judith
    03 March 2014 at 06:50 |

    While I do appreciate you not bombarding us with updates, I think it's important that we know more about the "why" it's taking so long to get back on the shelves. Have you encountered new road blocks. What are they. Being in the dark here is not good for my health. Wholesoy yogurt is.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    03 March 2014 at 14:37 |

    My daughter used to have your yogurt for breakfast every day! The sugar free one used to only be sold in a small organic grocery store near us and we would buy out their whole order. She keeps asking for yogurt for breakfast but has had to settle for cheerios and oat milk. We can't wait for your return!

  • Annaliese
    Annaliese
    03 March 2014 at 21:27 |

    Excited! I am shopping more at whole foods now that I know the type of investments they make in small businesses. I always bought my dairy substitute products there and some fancy harder to find skin care things.....
    I would love to see Whole Soy at trader joes, dill pickle co-op in Chicago, or any other grocery in the Chicago and Chicago land area. I do my shopping in the city and the suburbs on my way back home.

  • Annaliese
    Annaliese
    03 March 2014 at 21:29 |

    Oh! And I eat whole soy because I have an allergy to casien.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    03 March 2014 at 21:34 |

    Just checking in for an update. Things are still moving forward I see, so we will wait in anticipation. The new Winco in Mckinney, TX is open now so I plan to download your request to stock form to give to them as soon as you have production up and distribution going again. Again, the Unsweetened Plain large tubs is our #1 choise.
    Keep up the good work! Your loyal fans.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    05 March 2014 at 05:24 |

    Any further updates?

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    05 March 2014 at 06:51 |

    Have not heard anything in awhile. Please let us know what is happening. Still waiting for your delicious and nutricious yogurt.

  • Annie Occident
    Annie Occident
    05 March 2014 at 14:35 |

    Please post relaunch updates. I NEED unsweetened plain! Any chance you'd consider selling it in a 6oz pkg?

  • Alison
    Alison
    05 March 2014 at 19:09 |

    Would like to buy unsweetened plain soy yogurt in Springfield MO ... At Mama Jeans or Price Cutter stores

  • Celina
    Celina
    06 March 2014 at 21:12 |

    When is your product now expected in-store? My local HEB in Round Rock, Tx just attached product labels to a shelf in the dairy department with WholeSoy on it, but the shelf is empty. I've missed your product desperately!

  • ES
    ES
    07 March 2014 at 20:41 |

    Bring it back already. The wait is torturous. Please bring back my fav yogurt, I've missed you dearly. :) Atlanta GA is so ready to see you again. In my breakfast parfait, greek cucumber salad and the list goes on. My kid misses it to no other vegan yogurt can light a candle to WholeSoy goodness.

  • Linda
    Linda
    07 March 2014 at 21:32 |

    Just checking for an update (from January) as to when we might start seeing WholeSoy yogurt back in the stores. We now have a new Natural Grocers in Coeur d'Alene, ID that I would LOVE to see the yogurt being supplied to, as well as Pilgrim's in Coeur d'Alene. I really miss the unsweetened plain as it's the only dairy-free yogurt that doesn't taste sweet. Looking forward to it's return. Also do you make any dairy-free yogurt starters for consumer purchase?
    Thanks~~

  • Leo
    Leo
    07 March 2014 at 22:27 |

    So we are still waiting. I'm not sure we have any other choice. It's been almost a year since we have been able to buy this yogurt. First it was soon, then when you lost your supplier it was in the fall then November, then Before the end of the year Then very early in 2014. The Last we heard from you was Jan 8. It's now March and nothing yet. When are we going to hear something further?

  • Tashona
    Tashona
    07 March 2014 at 23:17 |

    This is my second post since the brand has been temporaraly off the shelves....and I'm still pulling for ALL of you at Wholesoy & Co. I am ANXIOUSLY awaiting your return to the WholeFoods and Shoppers in the Northern Virginia area. I have noticed there is no recent update to when we can expect your resellers to have this amazing product back on the shelves. Can you please post us an update?

    And to comment towards the subject of price: I'm willing to pay a bit more for a better product, but would be happy with an occasional manufacturer's coupon to use at any reseller location. Just a suggestion ; )

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    08 March 2014 at 16:15 |

    Is there any time table yet on the return of your wonderful product? I was in my local Whole Foods today, and there are no brands of Soy yogurt available - and no brands of non-dairy yogurt which have any protein content at all - so no yogurt I would be able to eat or would want to eat!
    This is a desperate situation! We need your product in our stores!

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    08 March 2014 at 22:55 |

    Anxiously awaiting your return! The replacement on the Whole Foods shelves here in Fresno, Ca. leaves a lot to be desired. I miss my big tubs!!

  • maggie
    maggie
    09 March 2014 at 15:19 |

    Ummm...its March. I thought you were going to start making yogurt again the first of the year?! When are we going to see yogurt again on the store shelves on the east coast?!

  • Darci
    Darci
    09 March 2014 at 17:22 |

    Hey there, I'm thinking it's time for yet another update :) It's a couple of months and no new words of patience from my only supplier of decent unsweetened plain soy yogurt -- what's up?? :)

    Darci

  • maggie
    maggie
    09 March 2014 at 21:21 |

    Ummm...its March. I thought you were going to start making yogurt again the first of the year?! When are we going to see yogurt again on the store shelves on the east coast?!

  • Desperate for Whole Soy
    Desperate for Whole Soy
    09 March 2014 at 23:52 |

    When???!!

  • JA
    JA
    10 March 2014 at 21:59 |

    Do you have any additional information on when WholeSoy yogurt will be in stores? There has not been a post since January regarding the relaunch. I really miss having yogurt, the other brands are inferior in taste.

  • Art Ellis
    Art Ellis
    10 March 2014 at 23:23 |

    Would you please update your website. It is now March 10, 2014; Whole Soy is not in the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, and there's no indication when it will be. Thanks.

  • Scarlet
    Scarlet
    11 March 2014 at 10:51 |

    Still awaiting Whole Soy Yogurt in the stores! The wait will be worth it, but I'm dying for some vegan keylime yogurt!!! Please keep us updated, WholeSoy!

    -your loyal customer

  • Paka
    Paka
    12 March 2014 at 02:33 |

    It has been over 2 months since the last update. Pretty quiet... can you give us an idea of how things are going?

  • Elli
    Elli
    12 March 2014 at 18:28 |

    It's March 12th now - are you still planning to stock the shelves soon?

  • Rogers
    Rogers
    13 March 2014 at 02:13 |

    OK - Its March 12th - When is the relaunch?

  • sandi
    sandi
    13 March 2014 at 13:26 |

    I can't wait till Wholesoy yogurt is back on the shelves in Whole Foods (Reston n Fairfax, VA) and My Organic Market (Herndon, VA)! As a celiac and dairy intolerant, Wholesoy is the only yogurt that I trust that doesn't bother my digestive tract, and it tastes better than other soy yogurts I've tried.

  • Vanilla Orchid
    Vanilla Orchid
    13 March 2014 at 18:35 |

    It's March 2014. Where is my yohgurt?

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    13 March 2014 at 20:54 |

    Any updates on Product availability?

  • WholeSoy
    25 March 2014 at 17:03 |

    We truly appreciate all of your continued support and encouragement throughout our journey to building our own dairy-free facility! WholeSoy has officially re-launched and is starting to make its way onto store shelves across the entire country again. Please read our most recent blog post for the details: http://wholesoyco.com/blog/item/wholesoy-yogurt-making-its-way

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