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Grateful for your support!

on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. Posted in Announcements

Plus a re-launch update

Thank you all again for hanging in there with us and for enduring the long absence of your favorite non-dairy soy yogurt. Your encouraging comments have really helped us persevere through the challenges of setting up our very own yogurt facility. We're so grateful to have the most patient and supportive customers cheering us on!

We're getting so very close to making soy yogurt again, but with an additional delay and the holiday season, we are now estimating making yogurt in December to arrive on store shelves at the very beginning of January.

Continue reading for the details...

 

What caused the delays?

We did everything possible to stick to our scheduled launch this fall. But we are taking great care in each step of the process and some steps have taken longer than originally expected.

The technician calibrating our equipment (specifically the part that fills each cup with yogurt) discovered parts on the equipment that were not working adequately and must be replaced. This is a critical piece of equipment and if not fixed now would have caused breakdowns in the near future. We're waiting on the new parts to deliver and we are rescheduling the specialty technician to install them. All of this occurring during the busy holiday season makes this especially challenging to schedule. As a small company, we are also deeply committed to respecting our employees' and contractor's special time with their families this time of year.

 

When we started WholeSoy, we set out on a mission to make ethical, delicious, high-quality products that are also as affordable as we can possibly make them to the consumer. We have been able to stay true to this mission without compromise by also remaining a small independent company through this process. This also has given us the ability to openly share every step of the process with you – and so in our excitement to keep everyone in the loop – we prematurely shared our own internal estimated timeline with you.

We understand how frustrating this entire process has been especially since for most of you, there isn't anything out there that can replace WholeSoy. As a small company, we have taken on the incredible task of building our own dairy-free facility. There were times when it even felt impossible, but we've made the nearly impossible happen! We're almost there! It is our tight-knit staff at WholeSoy and our dedicated contractors working right beside us that are making this dream a reality. But in the end the driving force behind all of this hard work is you, our loyal consumers.

We're so grateful for everyone hanging in there with us and hope you can continue to hang on just little bit longer. We'll have another update again as we approach the official re-launch!

We wish you all a happy and peaceful holiday season!

Sincerely,

The WholeSoy & Co. Team

 

Stay tuned for our official re-launch announcement here on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter. We will also answer additional frequently asked questions on our blog, and provide tips on how to approach your local retail stores about getting WholeSoy back on their shelves.

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 (109)

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    28 November 2013 at 01:36 |

    Thanks for the update. A little longer wait is not going to be anymore of a hardship. Better to have properly working equipment then have a break down and more delays. Best regards and holiday wishes.
    Vernon from Portland, Oregon

    • Ira
      Ira
      28 November 2013 at 04:54 |

      I agree! Thank you for the update. I'm glad there are still honest, transparent companies out there that provide this depth of care for their customers. Every other once independent company is getting snatched up by pro-GMO companies and it changes the dynamic of the relationship between company and customer. Not many other companies truly care about their consumers and have the level of customer service that you all do, especially when it comes to allergy concerns.
      I'm loyal (and so is my dairy-allergic son) and will wait for your return!

  • Katt
    Katt
    28 November 2013 at 08:04 |

    I have missed your mixed berry and apricot mango yogurt so much. The other brands I have tried in the interim during your hiatus are not as tasty.

    Looking forward to seeing you again soon at my Co-Op!

  • Martha
    Martha
    28 November 2013 at 18:25 |

    I agree as well. Every time I go to my local grocery (Perelandra in Brooklyn), I scan the shelves in hopes that your yogurt is back. There are absolutely no non-dairy yogurts that even come close to Whole Soy. Impatient as I am to have yogurt again, I'm glad you are taking such care for quality and am willing to wait. I wish you, your family and your employees a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday Season.

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    29 November 2013 at 00:06 |

    Have a wonderful holiday season to everyone at Whole Soy! We know you are all working so hard for us, and don't worry about us, we'll still be here when you return! xoxo!

  • Chris
    Chris
    29 November 2013 at 03:42 |

    Well, I look forward to seeing WholeSoy hit the shelves locally here in Texas. Although, I wonder how you've managed to stay financially solvent without selling anything for almost half a year. I'm also concerned with your ability to regain lost shelf space in grocers who've since replaced WholeSoy with something else. Perfect is nice, but sometimes good enough will do while perfect is achieved behind the scenes. Good luck with shipping in January and recapturing market share in this niche.

  • Linda
    Linda
    29 November 2013 at 21:59 |

    Your openness with sharing your challenges and struggle to get your excellent product back on the market is refreshing. Most people understand these types of things take far longer than we hope they will.
    While I sorely miss your yogurt, it is worth the wait, and I will be back as a loyal customer once it returns to the shelves, no matter how long it takes.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    30 November 2013 at 13:26 |

    We miss the yogurt but also respect your commitment to doing it right.
    A wonderful holiday season to all at Whole Soy and we will continue
    checking the shelves!

  • Erin
    Erin
    01 December 2013 at 16:39 |

    I really really, really, wish you would make soy ice cream again, it was the best tasting and healthiest vegan ice cream on the market!

  • Jim
    Jim
    01 December 2013 at 20:50 |

    Thanks for the update. I look forward to enjoying your yogurt again after New Years. I shop at the Union Square Whole Foods in New York, NY. Your product is far superior to the substitute they're providing, Nancy's cultured soy.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      15 December 2013 at 00:42 |

      That yogurt is horrible I can't believe they have it on their shelves.

      • Anonymous
        Anonymous
        15 December 2013 at 23:34 |

        Some people just don't have the taste for it. I liked it. Healthy is the absolute plus!

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      05 January 2014 at 01:34 |

      i agree the Nancy yogurts all seem to have the same rancid taste No other soy yogurts match
      whole soy....cant wait to see back at whole foods San Rafael !!!! Imiss it terribly

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  • Kate
    Kate
    02 December 2013 at 01:16 |

    Hang in there! Have a great holiday season....I look forward to your yogurt in the new year! I can be patient!

  • Richard
    Richard
    03 December 2013 at 00:30 |

    I can't wait to see your yogurt in my fridge again!! Take all the time you need to get things going again: Quality and care are what make Whole Soy Whole Soy. I'm in it for the long haul!! Stay strong!!

  • Hazel
    Hazel
    03 December 2013 at 02:26 |

    I keep checking the shelves and being sad! Come back! And thank you for persevering/communicating with us.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    03 December 2013 at 04:16 |

    So happy to see you're not going out of business, as I'd feared! Love your yogurt and really miss it.

    Best wishes for the holidays! Will look forward to your return next year.

  • Dervie Arlene
    Dervie Arlene
    03 December 2013 at 15:14 |

    When my favorite an only quality soy yogurt on the market returns I am going to buy as much as the bottom portion of my refrigerator can hold. I miss not having soy yogurt and refuse to by any dairy. I look forward to January it will be my Christmas gift. Happy Holiday to everyone at your company. Patiently waiting for your return.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    04 December 2013 at 08:09 |

    Since you asked, I need your yogurt to be in the Sprouts and Trader Joe's stores in Irvine, CA. I think both stores are tired of me asking about when it's coming back. Since I ate it every day, I need the giant economy size, in the traditional sweetened vanilla. I had to buy several large containers at a time, so you could double the size of the previous large size and I'd buy it. I'm allergic to all dairy products and also gluten, so I really depend on your yogurt. As everyone else said, no other non-dairy yogurt can compare with yours! It causes clear skin, weight loss (when needed), and overall increased energy!

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    04 December 2013 at 12:58 |

    I contacted Sprouts corporate headquarters and they assured me that they would be restocking your yogurt as soon as it was available......can't wait! Thanks for your commitment to quality and keeping your customers updated.

    • WholeSoy
      10 January 2014 at 00:04 |

      Thank you for verifying! Yes, many retail chains are very much looking forward to our return to their shelves!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    04 December 2013 at 21:36 |

    Phew

  • Alex
    Alex
    05 December 2013 at 03:29 |

    Do what you gotta do. Whole Soy is BY FAR the best soy yogurt on the market. I'm looking forward to enjoying that same quality again when it's ready.

  • Honesti
    Honesti
    05 December 2013 at 15:50 |

    Am really looking forward to the return of your yogurts to Harvest Coop and Whole Foods locations in Cambridge, MA. LOVE the flavored, and also LOVE the containers of Unsweetened Plain. I would always have a couple of the large containers of the unsweetened in the fridge for cooking. I always had two since there was only one location that sold it, so I hope once it returns, that more places carry it. There is NO other yogurt comparable, especially the unsweetened. Can't wait for its return!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    05 December 2013 at 18:38 |

    -envisions yogurt squirting all over the facility- yeah, that sounds like an important fix. ;-)

  • Tam
    Tam
    05 December 2013 at 20:17 |

    I would love to see Whole Soy Yogurt everywhere. I travel a lot and it isn't really convenient to try to take it on the plane. That said, you really need to get Fred Meyer and all Kroger stores back in the fold. Safeway too. Also, Mother's Kitchen in southern California. They were the best, carrying every flavor. I really want the strawberry banana flavor back. It was like eating a PIE. I try to eat soy yogurt every day for my health and I also use it for my family. I really think it makes the very best smoothies. I just put in vanilla whole soy and fresh and frozen fruit, plus a little rice milk to thin it and go. It blends so well with the fruit. There is no fruit dairy clash... My whole family, allergic to milk or not love these smoothies.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    06 December 2013 at 22:58 |

    I agree your soy ice cream was the BEST!! Nothing else even comes close, I would rather do without t.hen eat others. Lets hope with alll our support your able to have a great comeback and bring the ice cream back as well.

    Have a happy and healthy holiday!

  • Diana Murdock
    Diana Murdock
    07 December 2013 at 20:21 |

    Richard, I do believe that the company is taking all the time it needs. We were first told that Whole Soy would return in July, then "in the fall," now in January. Frankly, I'm skeptical! But I have no choice but to wait. There is no appropriate alternative. I have been eating Silk Strawberry (nonorganic and full of sodium)just to have some yogurt. There is absolutely no plain vegan yogurt out there (except coconut, which is not acceptable to me).

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    08 December 2013 at 01:26 |

    Why not project an estimated availability date of April 2014,and then surprise everyone by pulling that date in? It's better to be realistic than raise false hopes by stringing customers along for months.

    • David
      David
      09 December 2013 at 02:50 |

      Love your product. My dairy and gluten intolerant baby girls are suffering - the just won't eat other kinds. PLEASE. No more delays!

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      08 January 2014 at 18:15 |

      My very thought. I just can't believe the company anymore. Fool me once . . .

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    • Az
      Az
      13 January 2014 at 18:27 |

      So excited for you to return!

    • WholeSoy
      16 January 2014 at 19:25 |

      Anonymous,

      We 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 comment 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.

      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. 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 April.

  • Elea Oberon
    Elea Oberon
    08 December 2013 at 06:18 |

    Oy! I hope I make it. Can I reserve a few cases!!! I might have to have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner...
    Not to guilt you, but it's my only pleasure :( JK. Just miss you guys. Hurry back!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    09 December 2013 at 06:13 |

    So close I can taste it! I look forward to regaining health with your product. Dairy free probiotics is an area to consider branching out to in the future. Seems everything contains milk in some form.

  • Nancy Higgins
    Nancy Higgins
    09 December 2013 at 13:10 |

    This will all be remembered as a great adventure, right? Thanks for not giving up when things seemed impossible!

  • Irene Laursen
    Irene Laursen
    09 December 2013 at 19:25 |

    I too have been eagerly awaiting the return of your soy yogurt to Whole Foods Market in Newtonville Mass. (Their supplier may be in New Hampshire!). Your plain UNsweetened soy yogurt is the only one I can eat because I am very lactose intolerant, prediabetic, and very allergic to tree nuts. I've tried a few others while waiting, but they all had too much sugar and one particular brand had a foul taste.

    And I would echo what others say...please do not compromise safety or quality, because these factors distinguish your company from the rest of the field.

    Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season!

  • Maria L.
    Maria L.
    10 December 2013 at 06:50 |

    I am eagerly anticipating WholeSoy's return to stores just as soon as possible! BelAir & Raley's in Auburn, CA and Whole Foods in Roseville, CA are the stores where I've shopped regularly for yogurt. Winco in Roseville, CA would be another excellent place to carry them too! I love WholeSoy because it's affordable, tasty, and guilt-free!

  • Lisa D.
    Lisa D.
    10 December 2013 at 18:09 |

    GO Whole Soy Go! Yes, I agree, please take the time and choose safety and quality first. There's really nothing else out there that compares so I'm waiting patiently (okay sometimes impatiently) but you know, you are all probably feeling the same way too! lol!

    I am sad to see all the criticism out there because these guys are actually the real honest deal.

    I can understand where the skepticism is coming from because there are so many other evil companies out there that lie (like many of those who gave money to defeat GMO labeling). But Whole Soy isn't like that, I've met them at trade shows and they really truly care about the customers, and aren't being deceiving. I also call them a lot because of food allergies so they have always been patient and researched very specific things for me. I don't know many other companies that actually follow through with this care and attention (like what Ira said!)

    So let's keep the conversation positive and helpful for everyone. No one benefits from accusations because they want to be the next person to uncover some big kept secret undercover story (which Whole Soy has pretty much laid everything out). (okay so I wanted to say all that on Facebook but didn't want to start a debate on your page -lol)

    Either way we'll eventually get what we all want - delicious soy yogurt again!

  • Phlox Laucher
    Phlox Laucher
    11 December 2013 at 00:55 |

    No one else makes vegan unsweetened plain yogurt. Before your closing I used several 24 oz. containers weekly for eating and cooking. Bought at Guidos in Pittsfield/Lenox, MA; and also ordered from UNFI, Chesterfield NH warehouse. Thanks for keeping us informed.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    12 December 2013 at 16:12 |

    I've just read that compared to all other foods, fermented soy products have the highest level of PQQ. (Unfortunately) Natto was the only fermented product mentioned, so I'm hoping that Wholesoy soy yogurt also contains (or could contain with slight modification!) PQQ. Sure do miss your product!

  • andrea m
    andrea m
    12 December 2013 at 20:15 |

    Thankyou wholesoy, for your continued updates. We look forward to the BEST product on the market. Merry Christmas, and we now know we will all have the happiest New Year thanks to your return.

  • Patty
    Patty
    12 December 2013 at 20:49 |

    My son can hardly wait any longer! We look forward to your return on store shelves! Namely... Whole Foods in Northbrook, IL; Jewel Osco in Glenview, IL (on Patriot Blvd); Trader Joe's in Glenview, IL. We would love to see you there! Also the Meijer in Niles, IL.

    My son has a dairy-allergy, and there are some "soy" yogurts that use milk-based cultures! My son loves your brand of soy yogurt the best, so we are eagerly anticipating your return.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    13 December 2013 at 20:22 |

    Ugh, no more delays please! It's been like 6 months!!!!! Still waiting for your yogurts to return to the Monterey, CA Whole Foods and other local stores. Plus the TJ soy yogurts back in local TJs. We're not fans of coconut or almond and almond yogurts aren't allowed at our kids' school due to a nut-free policy.

    • Re
      Re
      13 January 2014 at 18:28 |

      No worries, do what you have to do to get it right!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    13 December 2013 at 23:42 |

    I will believe it when I actually see it on the shelves. Actually, I've gotten used to living life without it and it's quite fine.

  • Lee Ann
    Lee Ann
    14 December 2013 at 03:13 |

    Can you give your customers an updated estimated shipping date for Christmas? Thank you!!! We are hanging in there with you.
    Merry Christmas

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    14 December 2013 at 12:42 |

    A suggestion to Whole Soy &Co.: To show your thanks and appreciation for the patience and loyalties shown by your customer base, once your products are shipped, your company should post manufacturer coupons on your website, which can be used by your customers at any location that's sells Whole Soy yogurt.

  • Dave M. - Brooklyn, NY
    Dave M. - Brooklyn, NY
    14 December 2013 at 15:00 |

    Haha. Well you make great yogurt but you're not too hot in the foresight dept! I agree with the fellow who suggested you'd be better to set a long date and come in early than to keep posting about your problems and delays. And by the way, the dairy guys in Whole Foods are still saying that you're out of business permanently. On the up side, since your yogurt has disappeared I've been eating less sugar! Good luck.

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    14 December 2013 at 16:41 |

    Thank you for the updates!! As soon as you post that your yogurt is being shipped out to stores I will be calling my local stores that previously sold it to get it back on their shelves STAT! I really miss your products, but I do respect that your company wants to get it right AND treat your employees responsibly :) Portland Oregon misses WholeSoy!

  • Sean Goodman
    14 December 2013 at 19:31 |

    Super excited about the return of WholeSoy yogurt! Delays are delays, and I think most of us out here understand - your yogurt is the best for a reason. Keep fighting the good fight, and we'll all be rooting for you every day!

  • Gail
    16 December 2013 at 02:31 |

    I wish your were back in production already but I understand quality sometimes takes longer. Thanks for your commitment to quality

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    16 December 2013 at 14:15 |

    Thanks so very much for the continued updates. We are eagerly awaiting the Unsweetened Plain to reach Mckinney, TX. We just this year have had a Sprouts store open and I have already given the dairy manager a request form, he is totally on board to stock Whole Soy. My mom and now myself are diabetic so unsweetened is the only yogart product we use. Mom cannot tolerate cow milk so we are all Soy products for her. We use the Unsweetened Plain to make her protein shake "smoothies", which she loves and at 87 years young keeps her healthy and maintains her vitality. So as soon as available please put the Sprouts in Mckinney, TX on the top of the list for distribution. Thanks.

  • Maria Novak
    Maria Novak
    16 December 2013 at 15:50 |

    I am SO RELIEVED to find this news! When I haven't seen you on the shelves for so long (at Willy St Co-op in Madison, WI) I assumed your company was no longer in business. So glad that's not the case - and so happy that you will be returning!!! I can't wait! Good luck with all of your changes and new equipment.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    19 December 2013 at 05:35 |

    You've been absent from the shelves for a ridiculously long time. You're very lucky that other non-dairy yogurts taste so bad, therefore you shouldn't lose too many customers.

  • Randy
    Randy
    19 December 2013 at 16:13 |

    As long as I know you are coming back!!!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    19 December 2013 at 16:27 |

    i once found a card that said something to the effect of "one day, you'll look back on this with all the perspective that time provides, and think..." and then, inside, "wow, that really sucked." :-)

    i think WSC will think something similar in a few months.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    19 December 2013 at 18:31 |

    I have missed you all so much! Every time I go to my Whole Food Grocery store- I bug them about when it is coming back. Thanks for the update- I will leave the dairy people alone for now at my store.

  • Nathalie
    Nathalie
    20 December 2013 at 21:51 |

    Our 5,5 yr old son STILL asks for your yogurt. If a distractible 5 year old can wait for a year, it must be worth waiting for! He is asking for Lemon or Lime. Good job hanging in there. It must be very frustrating behind the scenes. You have our support.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    20 December 2013 at 22:27 |

    I understand, from my local small health food store, that you are intending to supply larger retailers first such as Whole Foods. Please know that the yogurt lovers in smaller communities need to be supplied as well...please, please, please!

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  • Erin
    Erin
    21 December 2013 at 04:03 |

    I just really upset, my local whole foods in lake grove
    NY said they will not be getting it back in!
    I am so upset, hope you can get placement
    In standard grocers
    :(
    Miss you

    • WholeSoy
      16 January 2014 at 19:48 |

      Hi Erin,

      Whole Foods Market has confirmed they will be bringing WholeSoy back as soon as it becomes available again. Many other retailers will also be making space for WholeSoy on their shelves immediately.

      We are sorry to hear your local store didn't have the most current information. We send updates to our distributors and their retail stores regularly but unfortunately at times that memo doesn't make it all the way down to the store personnel.

      Thank you also for continuing to request WholeSoy at your local stores. Please know that your voice is being heard and that our consumers have all been instrumental in supporting our return to the market. Thank you!

  • Crystal wood, Idaho
    Crystal wood, Idaho
    21 December 2013 at 19:25 |

    Wonderful. I can wait as long as I know for sure you ARE indeed coming back.
    Will keep watching & alerting the nutrition center in our grocery store. I've spoken
    With her so many times she now recognizes me! Thanks so much for your
    Dedication!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    23 December 2013 at 01:35 |

    Every week when I go shopping I look for Whole Soy yogurt - and every week I have to settle for Silk. I really don't like to buy it, but it's the best alternate available here. I'm so glad to read these updates and to know that you will be coming back!

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    23 December 2013 at 23:43 |

    Looking forward to having your product back at Sherm's in Roseburg, Oregon!

  • Les A
    Les A
    25 December 2013 at 21:34 |

    I am so looking forward to the return of WholeSoy yogurt. I absolutely love the variety of flavors but I really like the large 32oz. container of Vanilla, which I hope you will bring back instead of the 240z. I have been eating (drinking?)another brand since you have been gone and I have just about had all that I can take. The consistency is more like a drink. And I only liked two of their flavors, and now I am just down to one. I can barely tolerate it any more. I am in construction so I know about delays and Murphy's Law, so I am not surprised. I know the good feeling you get when a project is finally done after all of the trials and tribulations. So I am wishing you the best of luck and a Happy New Year, Hopefully I can once again enjoy your nice creamy yogurt in 2014!!! PLEASE come back to FAIRWAY, Douglaston, N.Y. 11362

  • GF_Al
    GF_Al
    27 December 2013 at 09:34 |

    Not only have we been without your yogurt for most of the year, in the Chicago area we recently lost one of the grocery chains (Dominick's) that used to carry your products.
    .
    Are you negotiating to expand to any new chains in our area (like Mariano's) -- especially in the Lake County suburbs.

  • Rachel
    Rachel
    27 December 2013 at 17:09 |

    Happy holidays!! I'm excited for you guys to be back online with production soon! *No* one else makes an unsweetened plain dairy-free that I can find. Bring it to Farmer Joe's (Fruitvale Ave), Lakeshore Natural Foods (Lakeshore Ave) or Whole Foods (Bay St) Oakland, CA

  • Mandy D
    Mandy D
    27 December 2013 at 18:25 |

    We also love and miss that large container of the vanilla yogurt. I used to buy it about every week or so for smoothies, school lunches, etc. I hope to see it back in our Whole Foods and Dierbergs stores in St. Louis/St. Charles, Missouri. It would also be great if you could work out a deal to get it in Trader Joe's!

  • Phoebe Barash
    Phoebe Barash
    28 December 2013 at 13:34 |

    I have been anxiously awaiting the retunr of your plain yogurt. It is a food that has helped me tremendously with a variety of challenges and it has been hard since May not to have it available. I live in Vermont. Places to carry it: Middlebury Natural Foods Coop, Middlebury, VT; Helathy Living Burlington, VT; city Market Burlington, VT and there is about to be a Trader Joe's in Burlington VT. Thanks for asking, looking forward to your return!

  • Jody
    Jody
    28 December 2013 at 15:09 |

    Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my fave yogurt! I'm ready to get back on track with my diet, and the Vanilla is my breakfast every morning. When I first heard about it, I turned my nose up at the thought of it being soy. But after the first taste I was hooked. This has been a tough year living without it! I like that it's not GMO, and it is alot better tasting, and has less sugar than regular dairy yogurt. I am very sensitive to dairy products, so eating this really helps with my allergies and digestion. I used to get it at Sunspot in Kokomo, IN. I didn't know Kroger had carried it. I just hope one or the other, or both will be carrying it again! (or Indianapolis - I will drive 50 miles to get it if I have to!)

  • Jana
    Jana
    28 December 2013 at 21:41 |

    Waiting, along with everyone else! Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Smith's Marketplace, and Sprouts are all places I would love to find your exquisite yogurt in Salt Lake City, Utah again. The Good Earth in Provo, would be nice as well. Thanks!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    28 December 2013 at 23:45 |

    I am just glad y'all ain't given up!!! Can't wait..

  • Lee Ann
    Lee Ann
    29 December 2013 at 02:53 |

    Dear Whole Soy,
    Will yogurts hit the shelves beginning in January as projected?
    Thank You,
    Lee Ann

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    29 December 2013 at 14:56 |

    Thankful to hear that Whole Soy Yogurt will still be coming some time in the future, hopefully this year. It was the only Soy Yogurt my dairy allergic son would eat. He loved it and would eat at least one a day. Thank-you for striving to make the best dairy free yogurt possible. It will be worth the wait!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    29 December 2013 at 14:57 |

    Would love to see Whole Soy yogurt back at some stores in Fairfield County CT such as the Stop and Shop and Shop Rite in in Norwalk or Wilton CT.

  • Amy
    Amy
    30 December 2013 at 14:04 |

    When your plain, unsweetened is back on my co-op's shelves, I will buy and eat LOTS in celebration. Thank you so much for a great product, and all your efforts!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    30 December 2013 at 15:27 |

    Wishing Whole Soy & Co. a merry holiday season and a very happy new year!
    Thanks for the updates. I check in regularly with the staff at SKAGIT VALLEY FOOD CO-OP in MOUNT VERNON, WA in hopes that WS&C will soon be back on the shelves. Our family is looking forward to starting the new year with 32oz Vanilla yogurt! - Loyally Yours!

  • Yaminette
    Yaminette
    30 December 2013 at 16:37 |

    Every time I go into Whole Foods I look for Whole Soy and Co.
    I will happily wait as long as I have to, AS LONG AS we know you are all making a comeback!
    Wooohooooo!

  • kim
    kim
    31 December 2013 at 09:29 |

    Have not had a yogurt since the shut down, so i will be at wholefoods the day they are out !

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    31 December 2013 at 19:55 |

    Every week I check the refrigerator section at my local Wegmans and am disappointed, so I decided to check your blog and see if there have been any updates. I hope your projection of product on the shelves in January works out. As others have already stated, the alternative dairy free yogurts are not good. I wish you much luck in your relaunch and hope all the glitches in production are in the past. After what you have been through, your company deserves smooth sailing. I would like to see your product, specifically plain, unsweetened yogurt, stocked at Wegmans stores at NatureTyme in Syracuse, New York. Happy New Year!

  • Anna from Brooklyn
    Anna from Brooklyn
    01 January 2014 at 16:11 |

    Any updates? Please, please, please let us know what is going on. Thanks

  • Lorraine
    Lorraine
    01 January 2014 at 16:37 |

    Since it is now "early January" I thought I would check your blog again (which I have been doing every week or so) to see if there were any more updates. It will be like Christmas all over again : ) when WholeSoy products are on the shelf at my local Whole Foods finally. Please update this blog when you are going to commence with shipping. We all want to know about that soy yogurt light at the end of the tunnel!!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    02 January 2014 at 16:24 |

    Do you have a January update? Hoping it is soon...

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    02 January 2014 at 17:45 |

    It's worth the wait!! Best non-dairy yogurt on the planet! I used to buy it at MOM's (Mom's Organic Markets in Maryland. I sincerely hope that they will carry it again.

    Best to all of you in 2014

    Pat

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    03 January 2014 at 02:01 |

    We're in Washington DC and look every time we go into Whole Foods (P Street) or Yes! Organic (Brookland, Georgia Ave, 14th Street). It's the only yogurt my 4.5-year old son and I will eat and I can't wait to see it again. Ah, old friend. How I've missed you!

  • Lee Ann
    Lee Ann
    03 January 2014 at 02:48 |

    Dear Whole Soy,
    Could you please give your loyal customers an update?
    Thank you

    • Lee Ann
      Lee Ann
      04 January 2014 at 02:20 |

      Dear Whole Soy,
      Are you coming back? If not could you please just tell us? If you are not coming back I would like to thank you for all the good yogurt you produced.
      Best wishes to the whole staff
      Sincerely

  • Richard
    Richard
    03 January 2014 at 04:07 |

    Please update with the latest news!! This morning I got the biggest Whole Soy craving that I've had in months. I really hope your delicious yogurt will be on my grocer's shelves sometime soon!!

  • Leo Malone
    Leo Malone
    03 January 2014 at 15:34 |

    So It's Jan 3 any word when we can expect to see this in Colorado? My wife is eating regular yogurt, but I think it's not good for her. She is a cancer survivor and would like to be vegan. We have been waiting but I'm starting to wonder if this will ever get here.

  • Gillian
    Gillian
    03 January 2014 at 17:55 |

    So glad you guys are coming back soon. Yay!

  • Ethel
    Ethel
    03 January 2014 at 19:16 |

    I am waiting with bated breath. I do hope you will find space on the Whole Foods shelves. If not, I will help to make it happen here in Durham, NC because I usually have a very good breakfast as long as I have your yogurt!

  • Aliza
    Aliza
    03 January 2014 at 22:11 |

    We're in Brooklyn, NY and we keep searching the shelves in our local Key Food grocery stores, our local Stop-N-Shop and the Flatbush Food Coop. I'm lactose sensitive and need the flora your yogurt has. The competition just doesn't cut it in terms of flavor, consistency, etc. Please keep me posted as to when you'll be back on the shelves!!...;)

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    04 January 2014 at 01:38 |

    Was looking for your plain unsweetened in Newton MA WFoods tonight. Nothing :(
    Any update?

  • Gary
    Gary
    04 January 2014 at 15:44 |

    I'm salivating at the very thought of enjoying Whole Soy yogurt again. I'm so glad the wait is almost over. Your primary competitor, Silk, also makes a very tasty yogurt but their product is over-priced and they get away with it because their Whole Soy competitor is absent from the market. Silk: Your free ride is almost over!

    There was a prior comment regarding non-dairy ice cream as well. The undisputed best vegan ice cream on the planet is made by Tofutti. (Yeah ... the company that makes those little Tofutti Cuties, etc.) Our stores in Tucson don't stock it on the shelves but we just special-ordered a case (12 pints) of Tofutti Wildberry ice cream for our freezer.

  • Holly
    Holly
    04 January 2014 at 22:55 |

    1. All in Nashville, TN: Kroger, Whole Foods, and Turnip Truck Natural Market. All of these stores carried WholeSoy previously.

    2. Mostly, the other brands just don't taste very good, but WholeSoy seems to be the only brand that makes/made a large tub of unsweetened plain for savory cooking. We miss the smaller ones for snacking too though.

  • P Berg
    P Berg
    05 January 2014 at 00:15 |

    My daughter has been anxiously waiting your return! Despite outgrowing her dairy allergy since your product disappeared from the shelves, she prefers the taste of your yogurt to dairy and coconut versions. We would love to see your product in our local Trader Joe's or Whole Foods in/near Laguna Beach, Ca. Thanks!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    05 January 2014 at 02:17 |

    Update please? Lots of folks waiting eagerly!

    Hope you all enjoy a great New Year!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    05 January 2014 at 03:21 |

    Are "we" nearly there? Still in experiencing withdrawal after all this time.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    05 January 2014 at 16:52 |

    yogurt? yogurt? yogurt? yogurt? yogurt? yogurt?

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    05 January 2014 at 18:13 |

    nothing comes close to whole soy yogurt. i've been watching the dairy cooler at my whole foods closely, hoping each time that today is the day i can once again enjoy yogurt... it's been so long.

  • Sally L
    Sally L
    06 January 2014 at 17:32 |

    Hurry up and get your yogurt back in the stores. The other soy yogurts suck!

  • T
    T
    06 January 2014 at 19:33 |

    OK so I have been waiting for this yogurt to come to CT.... Im telling you I am dying to have it as there is no other yogurt I will eat I have tried lots of them almost everyone either makes my tummy hurt or I cant swollow it cause it just awful. I know you are working very hard to get production going..... do you know when it will be back in CT! I think the dairy dept people at the 4 whole foods around me (all of them 30+ miles about 45 minute drive) cause I call or my mom calls every other day.... I will be standing in line at 3am if they have it as I NEED it badly.... cant wait to have a yummy soy protein shake for breakfast again! Please hurry please! Thanks again for the best yogurt in the world!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    06 January 2014 at 19:34 |

    Please give us an update. It is now "the very beginning of January." Thank you.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    06 January 2014 at 20:04 |

    Another Whole Soy fan here… I've been abstaining from yogurt since Whole Soy disappeared from my co-op shelves, but a few days ago broke down and bought Nancy's. Um, not to slam the competition or anything, but that was a really big mistake. How do they sell that stuff? Wish I'd read the comments here before trying it out.

    Whenever you start shipping again, your loyal customers will be waiting!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    07 January 2014 at 06:10 |

    Update......?

  • Candy T
    Candy T
    08 January 2014 at 00:02 |

    ANY store in Spokane, WA... but preferably either Yoke's or Rosauers... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Abrashka
    Abrashka
    08 January 2014 at 01:28 |

    This is my favorite yogurt. In our house we eat this like my truck takes gasoline. We want yogurt. Please give some updates, so our mouths can start watering for the BEST yogurt on the planet.

    Please don't leave us hanging. Even if there are some more gliches, we still would like to get some sort of updates.

    Thanks,

    One of Wholesoys biggest fan.

  • Donna
    Donna
    08 January 2014 at 01:34 |

    Please update us with the latest shipping schedule!

  • Marty
    Marty
    08 January 2014 at 01:51 |

    Come on guys...it's JANUARY! Please update!! And tell us when and where you are shipping...(as in Northern New England...?)

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    08 January 2014 at 19:28 |

    Ted, Yesica....any update???

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  • Dawn
    Dawn
    08 January 2014 at 21:54 |

    Miss you! Looking forward to having you back at Whole Foods in NY and Fairway.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    08 January 2014 at 23:59 |

    This situation has been poorly handled from start to finish. The final straw is the latest "update" that states that you were wrong (again) when you promised shipping in January.

    I'm done with you.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  • WholeSoy
    16 January 2014 at 23:38 |

    We posted an update! :) Check out the latest blog post (at the very top of our blog page) for the most current update: http://wholesoyco.com/blog

  • WholeSoy
    17 January 2014 at 22:03 |

    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. 

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