I’ve died and gone to Siggi’s

July 11, 2010 at 9:32 am 8 comments

In case you missed it, I wrote about my excursion to America here!  You will note that I didn’t buy any clothes, just lots and lots of food.  It is what I do.

This morning I slept until the late, late hour of 8 am.  As soon as I reached consciousness, I had one thing on my mind:  Siggi’s!   All I knew about Siggi’s was from what I read on other food blogs, that it was very thick and rich, very tasty, and very expensive.  I knew it had to be mine!

I bought six containers of it (one is for hubby who likes to try new things too) so I broke out the “Pomegranate Passion Fruit flavour” this morning.  What an awesome flavour combo, eh?  I was already impressed.  I had it along with a toasted whole wheat bagel with a touch of margarine, and a fruit salad made with 5 sliced strawberries, a handful of blueberries, and a handful of raspberries.

Here are some stats about this yogurt:

  • 120 calories per container
  • 0 grams of fat, which is utterly mind-blowing once you get a mouthful of this stuff
  • 16 grams of protien, which truly makes my heart sing
  • Made with milk from grass fed cows
  • Ingredients: skim milk, agave nectar, passion fruit, pomegranate, live active cultures, vegetable rennet
  • Milk produced without the use of bovine growth hormone

The last point reminded me of a good point to mention!  In Canada, our milk production regulations are much more strict than the States, which means that it is illegal to use bovine growth hormone to increase milk production.  I forgot that this isn’t the case in the U.S., and it made me sad.  But then it made me happy for them that they have access to Siggi’s.  It all seems to work out in the end.

My verdict?  HOLY (grass fed, non-bovine growth hormone) COW!  I think I like this better than even Greek yogurt!  Who knew the Icelandeans (sp?) had it in them?  This stuff is nuts.  First, the texture:  Incredibly thick, you feel like you are eating a decadent dessert.  Here is a spoonful turned upside down.  You will notice no slippage!

It’s like when they turn your Blizzard upside down at Dairy Queen, except about 1.2 million times healthier

Secondly, the flavour.  I was disappointed not to be able to detect any of the pomegranate, but the passion fruit provided a subtle and sweet taste.  It was very nice.

Honestly, I am a little squicked out that this contains no fat.  When you eat it, you feel like you are scooping thick cream into your mouth.  I KNOW!  But you aren’t.  It is fat free.  This is a crazy world we live in.  I kind of love it.

The kicker is that this stuff is produced in Chenango County, New York, a mere half-day drive from me (not that I mapquested it or anything).  I can only hope and pray that this product shows up at Whole Foods Paycheck as soon as possible.  Preferably next week when I imagine my 6-container stash will be entirely depleted.

Anyway, today is Sunday which means I have a to-do list!  Let me share it with you:

  • Eat amazing, life-changing yogurt – Check!
  • Start laundry – Check!
  • Blog – Check!
  • Drink coffee
  • Make a bean salad
  • Cuddle with kitties
  • Go to in-laws for BBQ
  • Make lunch for tomorrow
  • Go to bed at reasonable hour

Have a great Sunday!  And don’t forget:  BIG BROTHER IS ON TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1. Ásta Sigrún  |  July 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Love that you like Siggi’s and its Icelanders (being one of them I know). Just found your blog today, and thought it was funny you were eating Icelandic yogurt (although Siggi’s is actually not available in Iceland, but different versions of the same thing are:))
    Regards
    Asta

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    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 11, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      Ok, THIS is why I love blogging. How cool to have an Icelander “read” me! 🙂

      I read a bit of the back story of Siggi’s and apparently it was created by an Icelander stuck in NYC for Christmas and was homesick for the “skyr” strained yogurt so he made his own. Now I am wondering if I can make my own? If only Canadians were as clever with yogurt production 🙂

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  • 3. Diet Porn  |  July 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Oooh, maybe you can get Siggi’s to sponsor your blog! 🙂 Tonight is Big Brother! How far is it to New York for you? How often do you guys go? Inquiring minds want to know. (How is that for a throwback?) You can let me know somewhere other than your blog if you wish! 🙂

    Also, I brought this up with my boyfriend. As a spokesperson for Canada, how do Canadians feel when Julie talks to “America” on BB? Do they edit those comments out? Do you have an opportunity to vote via text? (I never do, but want to know how life is on the other side!)

    OH, and I hope you didn’t look up the NI for Cheesecake factory. Although, it may be right on their menus…. 🙂

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    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      I would happily love Siggi’s to sponsor my blog…and my life. Haha.

      I think New York City is about 9 hours from me by car, and would you believe I have never been? Terrible, I know. It took us 1 hour and 59 minutes to leave my driveway in east Toronto and pull in to Target in Cheektowaga, New York and that includes going through security at the border. Not bad, eh?

      As a spokesperson for Canada, I don’t mind when Julie talks to America. Since it’s an American show, I respect that it’s primarily for Americans (like American Idol too. We used to have a “Canadian Idol” show but it only lasted a few seasons; even Canadians prefer American idols!). I think we have the opportunity to text but I have never tried!

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  • 5. Heather (Perspective Is Everything)  |  July 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    LOVE your to-do list. i could live with that! 🙂
    I’ve never had Siggi’s but after that review, it’s on the MUST-try list!

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    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      I think you should definitely splurge on a container! Now I am convinced I can make my own Icelandic yogurt…now I just need to find a recipe!

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  • 7. littlemisspotato  |  July 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I love the Blizzard comparison 😉
    I haven’t tried it YET.I have gone Greek and love it, just haven’t tried this specific brand.

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    • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

      I bet you will love this if you love Greek. Just wait until it’s on sale! 🙂

      Reply

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