Friday, 28 March 2014

Easiyo Yoghurt review

Easiyo was invented by a New Zealand school teacher about 20 years ago. He was looking for an easy way to make fresh yoghurt which was free from additives and other nasties.

So down to his shed he went and set about making a foolproof method of easily and cheaply making fresh yoghurt. And from these small beginnings, Easiyo was born.

The system comprises of an insulated flask, with a removable baffle which ensures that the screw top container holding the yoghurt is held at just the right level in order to incubate properly.

It's really easy to make. The culture comes in a sachet, which can be stored at room temperature, so that you can make your yoghurt whenever you please. Snip the corner off of the sachet, pour the powder into the culture jar, half fill with cold drinking water, pop the top on and shake (this was always the children's job, which they did with gusto) Once mixed, top up the jar with more water to the top and replace the lid.

Boil the kettle and pour the water into the outer insulated container up to the marked level. Pop in the yoghurt jar, screw the top onto the container and leave for 6-8 hours or until the yoghurt is set.

The result is perfect yoghurt, full of natural, healthy bacteria. You can't get any fresher than that!

There's an Easiyo favourite for everyone, with many different flavours available and new ones added to the range regularly. There's low fat, versions especially for digestive health, sumptuous gourmet varieties and smoothies.

Our favourite is plain Greek yoghurt, to which we add honey, fruit or one of Easiyo's own fruit squirts.

A starter kit, which includes the insulated maker and yoghurt jar has a r.r.p of around £16 and the individual yoghurt sachets retail for between £2.50 to around £2.99, depending on the variety. That may sound expensive, but you are getting 1 litre of the freshest yoghurt that you have probably eaten for that. The yoghurt, once made can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (although it probably won't last that long)

Overall, at Serendipity Towers, we love Easiyo and love trying out new flavours as they are added to the range. If you get a chance to try it, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

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