Friday, December 12, 2014

Review: Siggi's Skyr Coconut Icelandic-Style Yogurt

Today is not the first time that I've looked at a Siggi's yogurt products, so I'll spare the back story about why it's Icelandic, etc.  It is fairly interesting to learn though if you want to learn about a different method of making yogurt.  Anyway, I was wandering through my local Meijer recently and I noticed that they added a new Siggi's flavor to the dairy case at the store and that led me to pick up this single serving cup of Siggi's Skyr Coconut Icelandic-Style Yogurt for $1.50.  Each cup is 5.3 ounces and has 170 calories and thirteen grams of protein.  In my prior reviews, I've found Siggi's yogurt to be extremely creamy, but essentially flavorless.  I'm hoping that's not the case again today.

As I opened this up, I wasn't expecting a lot and I can confidently say that my expectations were met.  I will say that this slightly off-white yogurt was extremely thick and creamy, like all Siggi's yogurts have been.  Outside of that, there was just about nothing going on here.  It smelled a bit like yogurt, but I really didn't detect any sort of coconut anywhere.  Being that the previous Siggi's products have had problems with lack of flavor from the mix-in of choice, that did not exactly bode well for this one's prospects.  About the only thing interesting that I found about this from a presentation perspective was that Siggi's went to great lengths to describe where the fat in this yogurt was coming (the top right of the product picture) in saying that it came from the coconut.  Since the others were zero percent milkfat, I guess I can understand why they'd want to clarify why this wasn't, but I still found that to be quite odd/interesting.

Okay, so there wasn't a lot to look at or smell in the presentation for this and after tasting my first spoonful, I can't say there was a lot of flavor to taste in this either.  It tasted like yogurt (barely) and had a very faint aftertaste of coconut that was nearly undetectable.  I was hoping there'd be some nice coconut here, but there really wasn't.  It was just yogurt and that was it.  Now, the yogurt was tasty, but when you are trying to add in a flavor, should you not try to make that flavor a primary and/or noticeable component of the package?  I guess Siggi doesn't feel that way.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Once again, the taste of the actual plain yogurt itself was fine, but since the named flavor was once again a no-show, I've got to give this a FLY BY IT rating.  I'm not sure what Siggi has against flavor, but it's getting to the point where you could almost take Siggi to court for false advertising because all of these yogurts have little-to-no flavor.  It's disappointing because the yogurt itself is good, but the addition of the name flavors would make it even better.  Just seems like a major missed opportunity.



  1. this product is awesome to those who truly know food! just because it's not bombarded with sugar doesn't render it flavorless, and yes! it does taste like real coconut, not coconut candy

  2. I didn't taste ANY coconut in it. To me it tasted like sour cream cheese. I'm with the reviewer...but probably liked it less

  3. It sounds like the American yogurt (Yoplait, etc.) has messed up your tastebuds which contains nothing but sugar and ingredients you can't even pronounce!


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