The thought of never again indulging in the creamy, tangy delights of a thick Greek yoghurt brought tears to my eyes. Until the dietitian said the magic words: Jalna has next to no lactose; you should be fine with that.
I was relieved. Not only could I still have yoghurt, but I could have one of my favourite brands. So I've continued to happily stock the fridge with Jalna's Greek yoghurt (only they like to spell it yoghourt - whatever) safe in the knowledge that I'll have no nasty after-effects.
Recently I spotted a couple of newcomers to the Jalna range in my supermarket, but being a creature of habit, hadn't deviated from my
The two new flavours are Sweet & Creamy Greek, which comes in a 1kg pot and an addition to the Premium range, Citrus Splice, which is available in individual 200g containers.
in a very lazy mood on holidays and short on ingredients, I haven't done anything fancy with either - but that turned out to be a good thing, because neither needs any zhooshing. They're perfect just as they are, or accompanied by something simple like fruit, nuts or muesli.
Ta-dah! Yesterday's hastily assembled breakfast. Sweet & Creamy Greek yoghurt, some orange segments and a sprinkling of granola that was in a gift hamper I got for Christmas.
The verdict? Not too sweet, but no maple syrup or other sweeteners required... The sweetness comes from fruit juice concentrate, so no nasty-tasting artificial sweeteners here. The tang of traditional Greek yoghurt is still there, and it's every bit as thick and creamy as I would expect.
I'm a big fan of Jalna's Premium range (mmm, strawberry...) and the Citrus Splice didn't disappoint. Remember those ice creams from your childhood? Biting through the citrus-flavoured ice outer layer, then reaching the creaminess of the vanilla ice cream in the middle - it was the perfect summer combination. Well, this yoghurt has captured the essence perfectly. Creamy, sweet and citrusy, all at once. YUM.
The ingredients get a big tick from me too - milk, milk solids, fruit juice concentrate, natural lemon/lime/orange flavour and the live cultures are all that you'll find here. No artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
Jalna gets a massive thumbs-up from me on a number of fronts:
-They're Australian owned and their products are Australian made.
-They're chock-full of probiotic cultures (3 million+ per 100g).
-There's nothing artificial added.
-They are the thickest, creamiest yoghurts I've found.
This morning I made slightly more effort with breakfast, still going for a yoghurt/fruit/granola combo, but layering it parfait-style in a glass so it looked pretty. Aww...
I think these are going to be making a regular appearance in my breakfasts for the rest of the summer.
Hmm. I have half an idea for a mousse-style citrus dessert using one of these yoghurts...will try to stir myself out of my holiday laziness and give it a whirl. Stay tuned.
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post; no payment was received for reviewing these products. I did however receive free product for the purposes of this review. Opinions expressed are entirely my own.