Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Siggi's Skyr

Good morning! Today I thought I'd start November 1st off with something new, Siggi's Icelandic style skyr yogurt to be exact. A little back story on this rather expensive yogurt, I tried it back when "greek yogurt" was just becoming a "thing" and absolutely hated it.

Lets think back to a year or two ago.  You went to Wegmans (or your local grocery store, sorry to be so biased) and made your way to the dairy section. You'd find your yoplait, generic brand, Stoneyfield farms, Fruit on the Bottom, Oreo topped yogurt.  These babies were packed full of great ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and other additives that I cannot, for the life of me, pronounce.

Today you or I walk into that same grocery store, preferably Wegmans still, make your way to the dairy aisle and something is different.  Now many stores have separate sections for both greek and regular yogurt selections. You still have your "Banana Fosters" or "Key Lime Pie" flavored yogurts but now there are healthier options.  Stay clear of those packed with HFCS. Most of the low-fat options are supplemented with fake sugars that trick your bodies, leaving them still craving the sugar!

So, now instead of my yoplait "Boston Cream Pie" (which I still indulge in every so often), I go straight for the Greek.  Greek yogurt is packed full of protein.  The real ones have around 12-14g of protein--you want to make sure you check this prior to purchase!  Their still creamy but typically a bit more sour tasting.  Yes it does take some getting used to.

I've been meaning to try Siggi's again for its healthy ingredients and 14g of protein, not to mention its fat free.  It is made up of organic ingredients such as Skim Milk, Organic Agave Nectar (Sweetener), Bourbon Vanilla, Live active cultures and vegetable rennet. So far I have tried the vanilla flavor and have fallen in love with the dense texture of it.  While still creamy, there is a bit more to it than your Oikino's Greek.

If you can fork out the 1.99 for 5.3oz give it a shot, I highly recommend it!


  1. If I ever see it in the stores, I definitely want to try it, mmm,

  2. I know they sell it at Wegmans, but those are mostly on the East Coast. If you're interested try any Whole Foods or natural foods grocery stores! Best of luck HIllary!


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