I’ve long been a fan of Glenisk products, so when the opportunity came about to try out their new Strained Greek Style Yogurt range, I was more than happy to oblige. A delivery promptly arrived (my food deliveries are usually Chinese or pizza in nature) and I got stuck in. It even came with a technical t-shirt which I’ve already worn running.
Greek & Strained – What Does It Mean?
Strained Greek yogurt actually means that the yogurt has been strained to remove the whey. The Greek bit refers to the thicker consistency.
What Flavours Do They Come In?
You can get seven different flavours; Vanilla, Raspberry, Mango & Passionfruit, Blueberry, Coconut, Rhubarb and Strawberry.
I managed to try all of the flavours except the rhubarb one because someone else got to the fridge before me. Heres a run down of some which stood out for me.
It was close I have to say but Mango & Passionfruit came out on top as my favourite flavour. It was fresh, fruity and tasty. I tried it with some Wyldsson yogurt topping which Glenisk also sent me. Basically this is the best combo since Batman and Robin. Cool refreshing zero fat yogurt topped off with nutritious nuts and seeds such as goji berries, chia seeds and goldenberries.
Blueberries I love, but they are usually wrapped in a muffin (not very healthy) when I have them. I don’t recall seeing blueberry as a yogurt flavour before and it works perfectly.
Coconut in a yogurt for me was an unusual choice, but it was my second favourite in the range. The flavour was strong and there was an interesting graininess from the coconut pieces which provided a complementary texture to the thick creaminess of the yogurt.
I also tried the natural yogurt with some Wyldsson pro mix. Personally I’m not a huge fan of natural yogurt on its own. I tend to need something with it like a drizzle of honey or some berries. I like it for cooking with, but I prefer a flavour in my yogurt so this one didn’t work well for me.
Raspberry, again I really enjoyed it. The flavours in the yogurt are very intense so you are tasting them from first to last spoonful.
So How Healthy Are They? – Here’s The Details
A 150g serving contains about 100 calories.
The range is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.
They are FAT FREE
Contains 3.5 times more milk than regular yogurt so twice the protein.
Live cultures and no artificial ingredients.
Want A Free Sample?
Glenisk are offering coupons for the new range Here You will also find them at Bloom this weekend.
Overall I have to say I enjoyed the range. I would imagine its going to be popular with those who are a little more conscious of choosing a healthy option and those who prefer a richer, thicker, creamier taste. They also come in a range of sizes such as the 150g size of the flavoured yogurt and the 100g size (sold in 4 pack) of the natural yogurt shown above.
Disclaimer: While Glenisk kindly provided the range of yogurt for me to trail, the review is an honest reflection of how I felt about the quality and taste of the products.