If you see me at FRESH in the yogurt section, I am the one investigating all of the brands and containers to see which one has the least amount of sugar and no artificial sweeteners. It’s one of those products I am very picky about.
When I found Siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt, I was very excited. It’s a style of strained yogurt called skyr that is similar in taste to Greek yogurt, but it contains less sugar and more protein. It’s also creamier and richer, and has a fluffy, thick texture.
It’s kind of a fun story about the Siggi’s brand. Siggi (yes, a real person) had moved to New York City from Iceland. He was homesick and missing his native food, especially the dairy products. He didn’t like American-style yogurt because it was too sweet and contained many artificial ingredients.
His mother sent him a recipe for Icelandic skyr yogurt. He started making it in his apartment and selling it at the farmers market. Soon, he quit his day job and started producing. True to Icelandic tradition, Siggi’s products do not contain any artificial preservatives, thickeners, sweeteners, flavors or colors, and they are made with milk from family farms that do not use growth hormones such as rBGH. Siggi’s dairy is fully-committed to making delicious yogurt products with simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar.
Siggi’s is available in several flavors offered in 0, 2 or 4-percent milk. Each variety is made with simple ingredients and not much sugar.
Don’t forget Siggi’s yogurt as an ingredient in recipes. It can be used as a substitute for milk or cream in baked goods or a simple yogurt sauce for grilled meats and vegetables or for dipping. It’s a creamy indulgence with no guilt!
Siggi’s Herbed Yogurt Dip
1 cup plain Siggi’s Yogurt
3 Tbs chopped fresh herbs (parsley, tarragon, thyme, dill, basil or a mixture)
1 Tbs red wine vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use. It can be used as a dip or marinade.
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