Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Icelandic Provisions Skyr Review

Fro-yo girl here. The newest skyr in town comes from Icelandic Provisions, a company that was co-founded by MS Iceland Dairies, the oldest and largest dairy co-op in Iceland. Icelandic Provisions calls itself the only traditional Icelandic skyr available in the US, because it is the only skyr to be made with centuries old heirloom skyr cultures. Their skyr was co-developed with MS Iceland Dairies.

Similar to Smari and Siggi’s, Icelandic Provision’s skyr is high in protein, low in sugar and all natural (no rBGH). Icelandic Provisions flavors are more Nordic, incorporating Nordic fruits like lingonberry, cloudberry and bilberry.

Varieties: Plain, Coconut, Raspberry, Vanilla, Strawberry & Lingonberry, Blueberry & Bilberry, Peach & Cloudberry

I tried two flavors: Blueberry & Bilberry and Peach & Cloudberry. The skyr doesn’t smell as nice as yogurt. It smells and tastes more fermented. The texture is certainly very thick (enough to keep your spoon standing up) and the fruit is blended in, though you can see tiny bits of skin. The flavor was sweet (but less sweet than usual) and more sour than tangy. While I could taste the fruit (the blueberry and peach more so than the bilberry and cloudberry), the overall flavor is mild. The skyr coats the tongue and doesn’t leave a clean aftertaste. It was filling, bland and fermented tasting. I prefer Siggi’s and Smari.

One serving is 5.3 ozs, 2g fat, 12g sugars, and 14g protein.

Ingredients (peach and cloudberry): Skyr (pasteurized low-fat milk, live and active cultures), peaches (puree and fruit), cane sugar, cloudberry puree, pectin, locust bean gum, natural flavors, fruit and vegetable juice concentrate for color, lemon juice concentrate.

I found Iceland Provisions on sale at Sprouts for $1.59 (regular price, $1.99). It’s also sold at Whole Foods, Wegmans, Harris Teeter and other retailers.

3.5 out of 5 stars

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

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Anonymous said...

I found the Icelandic Provisions skyrr, the plain flavor, to be rich, creamy, non tangy and non fermented tasting . . . .but a mellow and lovely flavor and texture. My favorite definitely over Siggi's. Yummmmm!

Kolla said...

The correct way to eat Icelandic skyr, put in a small bowl, add up to a teaspoon of sugar and stir it in, then you can sprinkle a little sugar on top, pour milk on top, some people prefer cream, then you enjoy it, putting both skyr and milk on your spoon.
Delicious!!! Found this Skyr at Target today and tried it (the plain flavor), and it definitely was a taste from back home, Yummy!

Try it and tell me what you think.

Siggi´s Skyr is already mixed and ready to eat, however the Icelandic Provisions Skyr is
more of the traditional Icelandic skyr and it is usually eaten with sugar and milk.