Non-Arla Skyr are proud of the fact that they are the only manufacturers of yogurt made with Original Icelandic Skyr Cultures. They say:
"The art of making Skyr is especially noteworthy. Skyr is made from skimmed milk which is a naturally fat free milk product. When making Skyr a large amount of milk is used but about three to four times more milk is needed to produce one can of skyr than one can of yogurt."If that sounds particularly wasteful to you (as it did to me when I first read it) then be rest assured in the knowledge that all of their products are made using only 100% carbon-free electricity. It's all about the balance after all.
The 170g pot was pricier than what I would normally spend at £1.25, but I fancied a little treat and also trusted Laura's sage advice.
I was pleasantly surprised when I lifted the lid and discovered a beautifully thick yogurt speckled with bean seeds. It's a sure fire sign that you're in for a treat when you can see the vanilla before you get the chance to taste it.
My, oh my. The yogurt was worth the extra expense. So substantial was it that you could stand your spoon in it. So creamy was it that it tasted convincingly sinful -are you sure these are healthy Skyr? The vanilla flavour was quite rightly the star of the show, backed up by just the right amount of sweetness despite its low sugar content of 3.3g per 100g. Scrummy.
The Skyr vanilla was hands down the best high protein yogurt I have ever tasted. Next time I visit Waitrose I will certainly be picking up a pot or two of their blueberry flavour too.