Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s already Friday? This week went by quickly!
I discovered today’s Friday Favorite during a trip my husband and I took this past summer to Europe. We flew Icelandair on our way to Paris, which had a stopover in Reykjavík, Iceland. We arrived around 6:30 AM local time. The sun was just rising, but we couldn’t see anything because of the extremely dense fog. The best way to describe the Keflavík International Airport airport is Ikea chic. It was extremely clean, crisp, and modern looking.
Although it was more like 1:30 AM to us, we decided we should grab a quick breakfast/snack before getting on our connection an hour later. There was a cute little café with to-go items and, not knowing the language, I figured that the yogurt would be the safest gluten-free item for me. It was delicious! Granted, I’m sure anything would have been delicious to me since I was over-tired and over-excited. I had heard stories about how different the yogurt is in Europe (creamier and slightly more tart due to less sugar), and after just one bite, I was already in love with it!
I have been trying to find similar yogurt here at home so I can relive the experience and enjoy a simpler, healthier yogurt. Apparently the food gods heard my prayers because my local grocery store started stocking skyr, the Icelandic-style yogurt. Because the whey is strained, it ends up being a much creamier product.
My favorite brand that I’ve tried is Siggi. Their tag line says it all: “simple ingredients, not a lot of sugar”. I adore the one with coconut flavor, which is very mild. A coworker bought it at my suggestion and thought it was much too sour, so I think my palate has just adjusted since I have started consuming more plain yogurt.
I’ve also tried the vanilla and thought that was equally delicious! Be sure to check out the rest of the flavors and products on their website.
Has anyone else tried skyr yogurt? Siggi’s in particular or another brand?