Siggi's Icelandic-style yoghurt

Product review: Siggi’s Icelandic-style yoghurt

Siggi’s Icelandic-style yoghurt entered the market recently, following the steps of Woolworths skyr and Nudie Icelandic yoghurt.

About Siggi’s Icelandic-style yoghurt

The back of the label tells us about how Siggi (the person) began making yoghurt and the characteristics of the product. Skyr is strained yoghurt, making it more concentrated than regular yoghurt.

The range is currently available in 0.5% (plain and flavoured) and 4% fat yoghurt (flavoured).

Health claims

The lid announces “more protein than sugar per tub”, which it’s to be expected of all yoghurts, in my opinion. The label claims “simple ingredients, not a lot of sugar”, “all natural”, as well as no stevia, aspartame, sucralose, gelatin, artificial colours, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup.

Siggi's lid

Ingredients

The plain yoghurt is basically milk and cultures, while the flavoured varieties also contain fruit/vanilla, sugar and pectin.

0.5%

  • Plain: Skim milk, milk solids, live yoghurt cultures
  • Passionfruit: Skim milk, milk solids, passionfruit (4.5%), cane sugar, stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures
  • Vanilla: Skim milk, milk solids, cane sugar, vanilla bean (0.5%), stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures
  • Strawberry: Skim milk, milk solids, strawberry (5%), cane sugar, stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures

4%

  • Blueberry: Skim milk, cream, milk solids, blueberry (4%), cane sugar, stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures
  • Coconut: Skim milk, cream, milk solids, coconut cream (5%), cane sugar, stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures
  • Mixed Berry: Skim milk, cream, milk solids, cane sugar, mixed berries (3.5%) (raspberry, blackberry, strawberry), stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures
  • Mango: Skim milk, cream, milk solids, mango (4%), cane sugar, stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures
  • Raspberry: Skim milk, cream, milk solids, raspberry (5%), cane sugar, stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures
  • Vanilla: Skim milk, cream, milk solids, cane sugar, vanilla bean (0.5%), stabiliser (pectin), live yoghurt cultures

Note that the 0.5% Plain variety is the only one that does not contain sugar.

Nutrition information

0.5%

Nutrient 0.5% Plain
Per 100g
0.5% Passionfruit
Per 100g
0.5% Vanilla
Per 100g
0.5% Strawberry
Per 100g
Energy (Cal) 63.3 76.7 73.3 76.7
Protein (g) 10.1 9.1 9.5 9.1
Total fat (g) 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
– Saturated (g) 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Carbohydrate (g) 4.8 9 7.8 7.8
– Sugars (g) 3.6 7.9 6.7 8
Sodium (mg) 44 42 41.3 41.3
Calcium (mg) 303.3 270 286 270

4%

Nutrient 4% Blueberry
Per 100g
4% Coconut
Per 100g
4% Mixed berry
Per 100g
4% Mango
Per 100g
4% Raspberry
Per 100g
4% Vanilla
Per 100g
Energy (Cal) 107.2 117.6 111.2 108 106.4 104
Protein (g) 9.1 9.1 9.2 9 9.1 9.5
Total fat (g) 3.6 4.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.8
– Saturated (g) 2.4 3.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.6
Carbohydrate (g) 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 7.8
– Sugars (g) 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.6 8 6.6
Sodium (mg) 44 44 44 44 44 41.6
Calcium (mg) 265.6 N/A N/A N/A N/A 278.4

Taste test

I tried Siggi’s 0.5% plain (of course), bought at my local Woolworths. The texture and flavour are pleasant, perhaps a little more tart and less thick than similar products. Note that the serving size (150g and 125g for the 0.5% and 4% varieties, respectively) is smaller than other individual tubs of high protein yoghurt (usually 170g).

More information

More information about Siggi’s products, recipes, etc., follow the links below:

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