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April 11, 2014

Siggi’s Yogurt Tubes

by Anne Paddock

Siggi’s of yogurt fame has been making Icelandic style yogurt for nearly a decade using milk from local dairies in upstate New York who do not inject growth hormones into their cows. Icelandic style yogurt or skyr is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures and then straining the mixture to make a much thicker, creamier and concentrated yogurt. Naturally fat-free, the yogurt is either left as is to make fat-free yogurt or blended with pasteurized cream to make a 2% yogurt that is referred to as rjóma-skyr or cream-skyr yogurt. 

The Icelandic Milk & Skyr Company known as Siggi’s makes 9 varieties of no-fat yogurt (plain, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, peach, blueberry, acai & mixed berries, orange & ginger, and pomegranate & passion fruit) and four varieties of the cream-skyr 2% yogurt (plain, coconut, mango & jalapeno, and mango & pineapple), which have become wildly popular with yogurt fans. Recently, Siggi’s launched a new product geared towards little kids but also loved by big kids: Siggi’s Squeezable Yogurt Tubes.

1208815_602088006496560_1378713740_nSiggi’s Squeezable Yogurt Tubes are delicious fruit-flavored tubes of low-fat yogurt made with five ingredients or less (low-fat milk, cane sugar, fruit pectin, live active cultures, and fruit (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries). Each 2-ounce tube has 50-60 calories, 5 grams of protein, 5-6 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fat and 30 mg of sodium. Sold in the refrigerated section at Target, a box of Siggi’s Squeezable Yogurt Tubes contain eight 2-ounce tubes and sells for $3.89. Place the tubes in the freezer for a few hours to harden, snip the top off, squeeze, and enjoy a delicious snack.pd_tube_strawberry-52085901ca2d4

For comparison purposes, below is a chart comparing Siggi’s Squeezable Yogurt Tubes and Yoplait Go-Gurts (with all nutritional information taken from the box):

Brand                                   Siggi’s                                              Go-Gurt            

Name                                 Strawberry                                     Strawberry Splash

Size                                    2 ounces                                          2.25 ounces

Calories                              60                                                      60

Protein                                5 grams                                             2 grams

Sugar                                  6 grams                                             9 grams

Fat                                       1 gram                                               0.5 grams

Sodium                                30 mg                                                30 mg

Ingredients                          5*                                                     11**

* (Siggi’s) Pasteurized low-fat milk, cane sugar, strawberries, fruit pectin, live active cultures

** (GoGurt) Cultured, Pasteurized Grade A Low-fat Milk, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Kosher Gelatin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Colored with Vegetable Juice, Natural Flavor, Potassium Sorbate to maintain freshness, Carrageenan, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3.

To read more about Siggi’s products, go to the company website:  www.siggisdairy.com.

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