We write a lot about lactose free products because there are more people than ever choosing to follow a diet free from lactose. Whether it be because they have an intolerance to the sugar or because they have a full blown allergy, there is no denying that there are lots of people across the UK who feel much better when they avoid lactose.
Despite the increase in people following this type of diet, we still feel that there is a real lack of good lactose free options at UK supermarkets. We wanted to publish a guide about the best lactose free yoghurt that you can buy, and we had to look pretty hard for yoghurt which only had the lactose removed and not the dairy removed completely. But we managed to find some good options, so let's get into the guide:
Tesco lactose free Greek yoghurt
We're huge fans of thicker yoghurt such as Greek yoghurt and Skyr, so we were absolutely elated to find this lactose free Greek yoghurt at Tesco. We've mentioned a few times in our guides that Tesco has a good selection of lactose free own-brand products, including an excellent lactose free mozzarella cheese option, so we shouldn't have been surprised to see this yoghurt on the shelves. Made using cow's milk from Greece, it's an authentic Greek yoghurt which has had the lactose removed. We love how thick and creamy it is too, and it goes very well with fruit and granola. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
Arla lacto free yoghurt+ blueberry
Arla is easily the biggest lactose free brand in the UK at the moment, and the range of lactose free products from this brand is seriously impressive, with probably the best lactose free milk we've tried. We weren't too surprised to see that Arla had a lactose free yoghurt - made using real blueberries and without any artificial flavours or colours, we were really impressed by both the taste and the texture of this yoghurt. The range also includes a Mango flavour, which we haven't tried but we can't wait for that. Learn more and buy it here - groceries.morrisons.com
Waitrose Free From Greek Style yoghurt
Regular readers probably won't be surprised to see Waitrose pop up in this guide, as the supermarket has a pretty great lactose free own-brand range which includes lactose free halloumi, which we included in our lactose free cheese guide. This lactose free Greek style yoghurt from Waitrose is a seriously impressive product - it's quite thick and creamy with a really delicious taste, but it's also low in fat. If you're looking for a really thick lactose free yoghurt then the Tesco option we included first in this guide is a better choice, but this yoghurt from Waitrose is still a great option. Learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com
Asda lactose free strawberry Greek Yoghurt
We continue to be impressed by the range of Free From products made by Asda - we recently listed them as one of the best supermarkets to buy gluten free foods from. We were really surprised to find this lactose free yoghurt at our local Asda, and we were doubly surprised that it was flavoured. It's very tasty and definitely an excellent flavoured option. Because it's only 1% fat, it's not as thick as the Tesco Greek Style yoghurt we included in this guide, but we think this tastes better. We're very impressed once again with Asda, learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com
Hopefully, this guide helps you to find a delicious lactose free yoghurt and proves that there are some great options out there. Let us know if you've tried any of these, or if you have any other suggestions for us to try! We included a vegan yoghurt in our probiotic yoghurt guide which is dairy-free if you want an alternative.