As mentioned more than once in the past, yoghurt is an important part of my diet. I get bored if I have to eat the same things over and over again, so I like to try different types of yoghurt from different companies and with different flavours and style.
I also like the idea of more natural products with fewer additives and if I can also support the Irish economy then so much the better. (This is one of the reasons I sometimes mention weird and wonderful jams and soups I come across)
Glenisk have a “Plain goat’s milk yogurt” which makes an interesting alternative to “normal” ones.
The taste is completely different. Normal plain yoghurt is pretty bland. Whether you like the taste of it or not you’re not going to get too excited about a natural yoghurt. But when you try goat’s milk yoghurt you get a much stronger “bite”, which you’ll either grow to like or you’ll learn to hate.
In my case I like it. I’m not sure if I “love” it as yet, but it’s definitely a stronger flavour.
But what about the nutritional value? (Not that this was my prime motivator in buying it, but since it’s not a disaster.. )
Glenisk use Whole Goat Milk, Goat Milk Solids, Tapioca Starch, Yogurt Cultures, Probiotic Cultures (L. Casei) to make it and the end product weighs in with:
Of which Sugars: 6.0g
Of which saturates : 2.4g
That’s not that bad at all!
- Choosing A Yoghurt Maker (fat.ie)
- The Other White Milk: Goat’s Milk – Ingredient Spotlight (thekitchn.com)
- Oatcakes (rozcrowley.com)
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