Activia is for Losers

I went shopping today after work and was searching through the dairy aisle for a full-fat greek-style yogurt, but there was none to be found.  Granted, it is true that most people don’t typically purchase items looking solely for the highest fat content, but that’s just how I roll (I’ll write a post about this at some other time).  Anyhow, there was your standard Oikos and Chobani, which are nice and creamy, but I am not even sure if they even make a fatty version, let alone a full-fat version.  I thought that I might have to take an extra trip over to ‘Trader Joe’s’ to fulfill my needs when something caught my eye:  Sheep’s Milk Yogurt.

I pulled the tub from the shelf and checked the label.  Not only was it made from full-fat sheep’s milk, but it had more fat and protein per oz than comparable cow’s milk yogurts (greek or otherwise), as well as being lower in carbohydrates.  Not only that, but it also had almost twice the amount of calcium and vitamin D as cow’s milk yogurt.  I personally don’t eat much dairy and often have to do shots of homemade bone stock to get my calcium fix, so this was an awesome discovery.  I actually did a “yes” arm pump right there in the aisle and immediately grabbed two tubs.  The only uncertainty I had was whether or not it would taste any good.

Not only did it taste awesome, but it tasted almost exactly like greek-style yogurt even though it wasn’t strained.  It was creamy and tangy, just the way I like it.  Sure, I wish it had a slightly thicker texture, but that is a small price to pay for the niche in my overall diet that such a find will fill.  Additional research revealed that sheep’s milk is about 3 times higher in whey proteins than cow’s milk, so the fact that this is the unstrained variety (i.e. the whey is kept) means that the higher total protein content is more easily digestible than that of a comparable cow’s milk yogurt.  Obviously, it is also rich in probiotics.

If you’re ever in the store and see sheep’s milk yogurt, I highly recommend that you give it a try.

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2 Comments on “Activia is for Losers”

  1. Jon Finegold Says:

    I might lose my figure…


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