This post is NOT sponsored by Siggi’s (but if they see this and decide to contact me, I’m game)!
I first heard about skyr on an episode of Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods, and I immediately wanted to try it. On his show, skyr is described as being a form of fresh cheese, so I was initially confused when I saw it marketed as strained non-fat yogurt. According to an article from Cook’s Science, skyr is a form of cheese that’s marketed as yogurt in the US (Take a gander at the actual article, it goes into a much greater depth as to what differentiates yogurt and skyr).
Now I’ve loved Greek yogurt for years, and the more I eat it, the less I’m able to eat regular yogurt, which feels so soup to me texturally. Ick.
But Siggi’s? Siggi’s is exactly what I want in a protein rich dairy product. It has FOUR ingredients:
Pasteurized Skim Milk, Organic Agave Nectar, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, Live Active Cultures
100 calories, 14g protein, 9g sugar. That’s pretty darn low in sugar for yogurt! There are lower but this is a pretty good ratio for 100 calories. That’s for 5.3 oz.
Siggi’s also touts itself as the following:
- All natural
- Milk from grass-fed cows
- No aspartame
- No sucralose
- No gelatin
- No artificial colorings
- No preservatives
- No high fructose corn syrup
- Certified gluten free
- and they use milk produced without the use of recombinant bovine growth hormone
That’s quite the list!
I had mine with a little bit of fresh passion fruit on top, but I made sure to taste it plain so I could give you the salient flavor information.
Siggi’s is SUPER THICK, which I love, but it’s also very smooth and creamy, despite being fat free. It doesn’t have any of that chalkiness that some Greek yogurts have. The vanilla is marginally sweet, with a very nice tartness. The vanilla flavor is light, but you can tell it’s real Madagascar vanilla because you can see the specks. And with a super short list of ingredients, you know just what you’re ingesting.
There is one downside to Siggi’s: it’s not cheap, but it does occasionally go on sale for $1 each at my local Shoprite, so when it’s on sale I stock up. Regularly it’s $1.69 each, which is definitely more than I’d want to spend.
I really love the taste of Siggi’s Skyr. Have you tried it? Will you? Let me know in the comments!