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Food Review: Have you tried Siggy's skyr?

Friday, April 24, 2015

A while ago, I discovered Siggy's Icelandic Skyr (like Greek yogurt only thicker, and with very little added sugar) at our local grocery. I tried the coconut flavor, which is absolutely amazing, though so rich I use it more as a topping for fruit than as something to eat by itself.

The stuff is expensive, though - usually $1.79 per 6 oz. cup. The lowest I've seen it had been for $1.50 per cup, on sale at Giant. But last week, Siggi's was on sale at our local Harris Teeter for an unbelievable $1.25 per cup, so I splurged and bought a few.
I noticed that the Orange Ginger flavor was non-fat, 100 calories, and only 9 grams of sugar (and no artificial sweeteners!), so I picked it up along with my usual coconut flavor.

Well, I just ate the 6 oz. cup of Siggi's orange ginger (fat free) yogurt as a snack, and had to blog immediately about how amazing it is.

Nutritional stats: 100 calories, 0 fat, 14 g protein!, and only 9 g sugar (which is probably mostly from the milk), and 11 total carbs.

Flavor: It has tiny pieces of candied ginger in it, and tastes more like orange essence than orangey-sweet. (This is confirmed by the orange extract in the ingredient list). I'm imagining how good it would be with a few mint leaves crushed into it. It leaves an intense flavor in the mouth, but doesn't leave me with that "gotta have more" feeling that sugary sweets do to me.

Staying power: It's been a while since I've eaten it, and I still feel satisfied. Regular yogurt (sweetened or not) just doesn't satisfy, and even Greek yogurt doesn't stick with me like this does.

Overall verdict: This stuff is amazing. If it's still on sale this week, I'm going to try some of the other flavors.

Here's their address if you want to look them up: siggisdairy.com/ No, I don't work for them; I'm just very grateful that they exist.
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