Icelandic Skyr Review: September 2016
Icelandic Skyr, not just your regular yogurt! Produced from authentic Icelandic Skyr cultures, skimmed milk, fermented with a previous curd and separated from the whey has a rich history spanning back over 1100 years. Synonymous with Iceland’s national identity, good health and family tradition Icelanders have continued the historic tradition and still develop this rich in calcium, fat-free protein-packed dairy superfood. Ms Iceland dairies -Mjólkursamsalan have stayed true to their Icelandic roots by using traditional production methods with just a little help from modern technologies.
Ethically produced Mjólkursamsalan uses 100% carbon-free electricity, advocates for the humane treatment of animals and member farms are compliant with progressive Iceland standards for domestic livestock welfare. In addition, they are a cooperative company that works collaboratively with over 700 of Iceland’s family-run dairy farms and other milk producers across the country. Also, providing sustainable employment to over 450 employees in non-farm roles.
No need to grab my trekking pole, put on my crampon accessorised hiking boots, equip myself with snow pegs, a shovel or an ice axe, as an expedition to the Icelandic mountains is not required to discover Iceland’s best kept secret, as Skyr pronounced ‘skeer’ have already done all the hard work. Ready to tackle my ‘Skyr-scraper’ of yummilicious yogurt, delivering on both taste and texture, I really did reach new heights. Fresh, smooth, scrumptious, thick, creamy lip-smacking deliciousness. Three options included Strawberry, Vanilla and Blueberry my personal fav flavour! Quality packaging which included a robust spoon was ideal for city work days where I lacked time and was on the move.
Available from selected Waitrose stores and well worth the price point of £1.25 a pot. You are not just buying a yogurt, but supporting Iceland’s cultural identity and Mjólkursamsalan (Ms Icelandic Dairies) ethical production practices. This is not your regular yogurt it is a million times better and I would be happy to climb Icelandic mountains for this perfect pot of heaven.
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