I’ve died and gone to Siggi’s
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!