This month for Try It Tuesday, I decided to tell you about Siggi’s yogurt. I admit that I bought this yogurt because of the stylish packaging. ***I am a marketer’s dream<3*** As I read the label to see what was made Siggi’s yogurt from other yogurts, I realized that I never had an Icelandic style cream yogurt and thought that would be good to try in case I liked it.
It caught my eye, BUT the regular price (I think regular price was $1.75) was more than I wanted to pay for a cup of yogurt. When I saw it on sale last week at my local grocer, I decided that it was time for me try.
I chose the coconut flavor because I like coconut yogurt in my usual brand and the granola I usually put in my yogurt goes well with coconut flavored yogurt.
The number of calories in Siggi’s are much higher than what I usually expect when eating yogurt. In reading the package, the company said that they do not use as much sugar as other yogurts brands. I thought this would be a good thing because sometimes I think that yogurts are too sweet. I like sugar and honey as sweeteners but do not like stevia, sucrolose or aspartame.
After tasting this yogurt, I thought
- I needed to add honey because it was not sweet enough.
- I could not taste the coconut flavor, tasted like plain yogurt (not even hints of vanilla).
- It was thicker than Greek yogurt and very creamy.
TOW Opinion: If you are looking for a yogurt that has a lot protein and very little sugar, then you will like this flavor of Siggi’s. To me, I would prefer buying plain Greek yogurt since I still need to add sweetener to it. When I eat yogurt with granola and fruit, I want my entire cup to be 200 calories or less. I would rather sacrifice a little bit of the creaminess for a sweetener like honey. However, if the prices were the same, I might opt for the plain Siggi’s (about 80 calories) which is similar to plain Greek yogurt but a lot creamier.
Wow, that is a lot of calories for every little sweetness. How much protein does it have? If it is 20% or above, I could perhaps forgive the calorie count.
It’s 15 grams of protein. Not enough to justify the calories for me.