Sunday, September 28, 2014

Siggi's skyr

As any follower of this blog knows, we got back from Iceland last month. I continue to miss the long days, beautiful terrain and the clean air. But, as when it comes to food? It has got to be the skyr, a dairy product which has a consistency close to Greek yogurt but with a flavor that packs a punch. We first had skyr on our way to Iceland on the airplane and it was love at first taste. When we bid farewell to Reykjavic on our flight to Boston, I figured I was saying good-bye to skyr as well.

Sigi's vanilla skyr

Searching in vain for the creamy smooth consistency after returning to the states, I typed "" out of desperation. And, there it was: Siggi's to the rescue!

Though it had been a couple of weeks since I'd had the genuine article in Iceland, I have to say that Siggi's matches what I remember very well. The smooth, creamy texture and the rich flavor were all there. One hallmark of skyr in Iceland is the rich fruity flavor without fruit chunks. I don't know how it's done, but Siggi's pulled it off also with their blueberry, coconut and strawberry flavors. (If you're looking for chunks in your skyr, you can try their Peach flavor and Orange and Ginger.)

I recommend you give Siggi's skyr a shot, especially if you're a fan of Greek yogurt. Check out the Siggi's website for a full list of flavors and locations near you. Here in the Bay Area, I've had good luck with Whole Foods and Andronico's. Expect to pay about $2 for a 150 g (about 5 oz.) cup.