The Holy Grail of Yogurt – No Junk and Not Much Sugar – Siggi’s

The all time most visited page on my site is one about Gelatin in Yogurt and how to find gelatin-free yogurt. My next update on the topic was about switching to Greek yogurt (but avoiding Greek-style yogurt). But now I’ve found the best yogurt you can buy – Siggi’s Icelandic Skyr.

mountain of siggis skyr

Contains no junk, less sugar and is delicious. Excess sugar has been one of my biggest complaints about flavored yogurt and food in general in the US. Here is the nutritional label for raspberry Siggi’s:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 container (150g)
Calories100 Calories from fat 0
* % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholestrol  0mg 0%
Sodium55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20% Iron 0%
Ingredients
Pasteurized Skim Milk, Raspberries, Cane Sugar, Fruit Pectin, Live Active Cultures

More protein and less sugar compared to Chobani Mixed Berry (the closest Chobani flavor), which has:

  • Sugars 16g
  • Protein 12g

Or Dannon Oikos strawberry:

  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 12g

Or regular Dannon raspberry (which also contains gelatin)

  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 6g

After Siggi’s, I’ve tried Smari Skyr but Siggi’s tastes better.

Beware of the “Greek Style” Yogurts, especially Vegetarians

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my old post about gelatin in yogurt. The pictures from that post are lost but people still come and visit that regularly from searches about gelatin in yogurt.

I have been meaning to post an updated version of that page after I found that Greek Yogurt is yummier and does not contain Gelatin. But, I have been outsmarted. Manufacturers are now making “Greek style” yogurt, whatever the heck that means, and hiding the word style in fine print. See this shining example from Muller (made by Quaker, owned by Pepsi) below:

Greek Style

So you have been warned. What really needs to be in Yogurt is just this (picture shows Chobani yogurt):

Chobani Ingredients

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Milk and cultures. That’s it. No corn starch. No whey powder. No gelatin. Nothing but milk and cultures. No wonder that Chobani guy is a billionaire.

No crap even in flavored varieties:

chobani_strawberry_ingredients

As a comparison, here is Dannon Oikos:

dannon_oikos_nutritionlabel_strawberry

Also see my post on Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt

Albemarle Baking Company Cake Review

Ahan CakeWe tried a cake from the Albemarle Baking Company for the first time on Ahan’s first birthday.Sidd Cake The cake was really good. It not only looked great, it tasted even better. Almost everyone who came to the party was asking where we got the cake from. The cake we picked was The Albemarle – “Chocolate cake on the bottom, then THREE mousse layers—dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate.  Covered with a milk chocolate glaze.

We liked the cake so much that for my birthday we tried our second cake from Albemarle Baking Co – The Chocolate Praline Crunch Cake, which was also excellent, especially if you like dark chocolate.

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