America’s yogurt preferences have evolved over the years. While there will always be a place for cups and tubes of sugary fermented dairy, in recent years, thicker, more sour Greek yogurt has packed store shelves. And now it seems that our proclivity for strained yogurt has grown to include Icelandic skyr, an even thicker form of yogurt.
Perhaps the best known skyr maker is Siggi's, which sells it's charming cups -- in flavors that range from vanilla to lingonberry -- in grocery stores all over the country. To say it is popular is an understatement: Siggi’s increased sales by 50 percent in 2017 while the overall U.S. yogurt market saw sales decline. Given that you'll likely encounter Siggi's soon, we ranked every flavor for you.
Here’s how we specifically rated each individual skyr (yogurt):
- Thickness—No one wants a yogurt that’s too thick or too watery. The perfect yogurt strikes a density balance that finds it somewhere between cottage cheese and ice cream.
- Flavoring— It isn’t just enough for a yogurt to taste like what’s advertised to flavor it. It also needs to ensure it’s neither too sweet or sour.
- Mouthfeel— Does everything—from the sugar content to the thickness to the ingredients/flavoring—provide a pleasurable textural experience?