siggi’s

Yogurt – Icelandic Style

Has anyone else tried siggi’s? I noticed it for the first time the other day and I was curious. I decided to go with the Pomegranate Passion Fruit.  My jury is still out on this one… I like that it’s sweetened with agave and hence not very sweet. There is a fruity tartness that seems to be more passion fruit than pomegranate. It is thick. Very, very thick. As with Greek yogurt, I’m shocked how a nonfat yogurt can be so thick. However, this Icelandic style is unfortunately lacking in the consistency department. A fork would be an option. Well maybe that’s extreme, but it is really thick.  A plus – this skyr (aka the traditional yogurt of Iceland) has 2-3 times the protein of standard yogurt. Pretty cool, but I would definitely take a little less protein and a little more creaminess.

Will Skyr follow the Greek variety and be the next yogurt craze? I don’t think so, but it’s quite interesting and worth a try!