Skyr Vs. Fage: Yogurt Deathmatch
- Siggi's (via skyr)
All yogurts are not created equal. Some are champion snacks or even meals, and others are sugar-soaked goop. One serving of my childhood favorite, Western Family lowfat blueberry yogurt, contains 44g of sugar, versus 9g in an equally if not more delicious serving of Total Fage. So no more Western Family for me. Which brings us to the topic at hand: yogurts' nutritional content, specifically high-end, thick-style yogurts.
We're crazy for Siggi's Skyr here at Social Workout. It's outrageously smooth and not too sweet. Plus, Siggi is a towering Icelandic god of a man, and Skyr (a.k.a. Icelandic style yogurt) is low in fat and high in protein. Siggi's is also locally sourced and hormone free. Sassletic loves it. I'm eating one right now.
On the Greek side of things, we don't know Athanassios Filippou, the fellow who founded Fage back in 1926, but he seems alright. Fage's texture is a pillowy delight. A quick glance at the label says high protein, low fat. And Total Fage is also hormone free (though not locally sourced, for those keeping track). Elna Baker is obsessed with Greek yogurt, and gotigers2003 swears by Greek and Greek alone. And I ate one yesterday.
The important stuff:
- Calories: Skyr, 100; Fage, 90
- Fat: Skyr, 0; Fage, 0
- Sugars: Skyr, 4g; Fage, 6.8g
- Protein: Skry, 17g; Fage, 15g
Iceland wins! Though of course that's not factoring in which goes better with granola...