Dairy Spotlight: Siggi’s Icelandic-Style Yogurt – Coffee Skyr

August 18, 2014
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Dairy Spotlight: Siggi’s Icelandic-Style Yogurt – Coffee Skyr

 

Siggi´s has launched a coffee flavored version of their delicious Icelandic style yogurt.

 
What is skyr?
Skyr, pronounced "skeer," is the traditional yogurt of Iceland. It is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures. The whey, the water naturally found in milk, is then strained away to make for a much thicker, creamier, concentrated yogurt. To make just one cup of skyr, with all that water going out, you need 4 times the amount of milk required to make a regular cup of yogurt. As a result of this process, skyr contains 2-3 times the protein count of standard yogurt.

 
What separates siggi's?
At siggi's, we make delicious yogurt products with not a lot of sugar and simple ingredients. Our products are based on Scandinavian dairy traditions, such as skyr, the traditional Icelandic yogurt. Our products don't contain any of those dreadful artificial sweeteners. We only use milk from farmers who do not use growth hormones such as rBGH.

 
Why does skyr yogurt have so much protein?
When making skyr, we start by making a base that is kind of like regular yogurt. Then we strain the whey, the water in milk, and wind up taking about 75% of that water out. This means that to make one cup of skyr we require about 3 - 4 times the amount of milk required to make a regular cup of yogurt. As a result of this process, skyr contains 2-3 times the protein count of standard yogurt.

 

Ingredients:
Pasteurized Skim Milk, Pasteurized Cream, Cane Sugar, Coffee, Fruit Pectin, Live Active Cultures

 

Live Cultures:
B. lactis, L. acidophilus, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. delbrueckii subsp. lactis, S. thermophilus

 

 

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About the company:
The story of siggi's dairy starts in New York City during the holiday season of 2004. Siggi Hilmarsson was for the first time in his life not going back to Iceland to spend the holidays with his family. Feeling homesick and missing a staple of his childhood diet, he digs up some old articles and recipes for skyr, the traditional yogurt of Iceland, sent to him by his mother. Undaunted by the articles' arcane measurement system and his total lack of relevant measuring devices, Siggi makes his first batch of skyr in his kitchen. Read More

 

 

Company: The Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corporation
Brand: Siggi's Dairy
Origin: Iceland
Category: Yogurt
Packaging: 5.3oz
Claims: gluten free, kosher
Variants: Pumpkin & Spice, Orange & Ginger, Coconut
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: siggisdairy.com

 

 

 

 

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