Food & Nutrition

Thick, low fat, & high protein – the best Skyr yoghurt we’ve tried

Published by Finn Hayden

Skyr yoghurt has very quickly gone from being a product which a few years ago you wouldn't have heard of, to a product you now probably see stocked in almost every supermarket. But to be honest, we're not surprised at all that this Icelandic style of yoghurt has grown so quickly in popularity - we've written previously about how high in protein this yoghurt is, but it's also very thick and tasty, as well as being naturally fat-free too, which is kind of amazing.

There are now so many options for skyr yoghurt that we thought it would be useful to round up the best skyr yoghurt that we've bought and tried, let's get into it:

Ísey Skyr yoghurt

We'd describe this as a "proper" skyr yoghurt - made to an original Icelandic recipe,  the team at Ísey really knows what they're doing when it comes to skyr yoghurt, winning lots of awards for how good the yoghurt that they produce tastes. We've tried almost all of the flavours from the Ísey range, but we think the strawberry skyr (pictured) is the best. It only contains 84 calories per 100g, learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com

isey skyr yoghurt

Arla skyr

Arla was actually one of the first brands to start releasing skyr yoghurt products in the UK and really led the way in terms of popularising this type of yoghurt on these shores (you've probably seen the adverts they did about skyr). The skyr from Arla is definitely a favourite of ours, and although we like the original flavour, we're big fans of the strawberry variety (pictured). It's thick, creamy, and everything you'd expect from an authentic skyr yoghurt. In fact, Arla proudly states that it takes 4 cups of milk to make 1 cup of Arla skyr. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Arla skyr

M&S skyr

We're huge fans of the own-brand M&S products, and we're constantly raving about the high quality output from this supermarket brand. The skyr from M&S is a great example of this quality - made using British milk, it has that trademark thickness and it's totally delicious. We loved the natural flavour, but the mango & passionfruit variety also looked great and we can't wait to try it. Learn more and buy it here - ocado.com

M&S skyr

Graham's

Graham's is a brand from Scotland which is well-known in the country for producing a range of excellent dairy products. The brand has now added skyr to the range, and we have to say that it's absolutely fantastic. Made using the freshest Scottish milk and following an authentic Icelandic recipe, this skyr is totally delicious. You can buy it from supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury's in Scotland and the North of England, or you can buy it online. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk

Graham's Skyr

Muller Corner skyr

We wanted to include a slight curveball in this guide, and we definitely think that the Muller Corner skyr yoghurt fits that description. It's essentially just a normal Muller Corner made with skyr yoghurt instead of normal yoghurt, but it comes with nuts and chocolate which makes for a very tasty yoghurt (probably the tastiest in this entire guide). If you like a Muller Corner, this is a must-try. Learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com

Corner Skyr

We hope this guide helps you to find a delicious skyr yoghurt, and if you haven't tried skyr yoghurt before then we hope we've sold you on how great it is. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other recommendations!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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