Siggi’s Icelandic Skyr is awesome yogurt.  I’ve been eating it for about a year or so I think. It’s a bit tart, like Greek style yogurt, but it’s even thicker.  It’s ultra thick. Really, it makes Greek yogurt look like whip cream. It’s darn near solid. But trust me, in a very good way. It’s a great story, too.

It it pricey though, often times up to $2.50 for a 5.3oz cup! That’s why it’s really only a treat for me. That being said, the prices are coming down. They cam out at $3 and I have seen them show up in Target by me for $1.99. If Target really picks it up, then the prices will surely drop a bit more.

Since coming out with really only a few flavors, the lineup has expanded quite a bit. My favorite is still Grapefruit. The tart citrus of the grapefruit goes ridiculously well with the dense dairy, but I think it’s only for some people (Vera hated it). My second favorite would be Pomegranate and Passion Fruit. This one is unique and light.  Another unique one is Orange and Ginger.  Here’s the list.

As you can see, they are moderate in calories, most are fat free (though they now have some 2% milk flavors), yet they are super high in protein (about 14g) and low in sugar (about 11g, and they use agave syrup rather than sugar).

If you can get over the price, you would be well served to give this a try. It’s a NYC company with farmers in upstate NY, so I’m not sure how widely available it is. Whole Foods may have it nationwide.

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