UK dairy company Yeo Valley has launched a new ‘super thick’ organic yogurt range which revives a forgotten Somerset word.
Kerned is a local Somerset word for ‘thickened’ and Yeo Valley revisits this traditional method to create what it claims is its thickest and creamiest yogurt to date.
Super Thick Kerned Yogurt is naturally high in protein and low in sugar and fat due to the repeated straining process.
According to Yeo Valley, the process starts by heating up organic milk and adding a few spoonfuls of live bacteria which they leave for a bit to grow. The milk is then kerned by using a fine sieve to strain off the whey – a process which is repeated up to nine times.
Available in two fat varieties, O% and 5%, the Super Thick Kerned Yogurt will join the firm’s range of organic yogurts that includes flavoured natural yogurt, kefir, Greek style yogurt and breakfast pots.
The launch of its new yogurt also marks Yeo Valley’s first pot made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic and card.
Yeo Valley’s Super Thick Kerned Yogurt will be roll out across UK stores over the next two months for an RRP of £2.75 per 450g pot and £3.75 per 850g.
In 2018, Arla Foods agreed to acquire Yeo Valley Dairies, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group. The deal gave Arla the exclusive rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in the UK market for milk, butter, spreads and cheese products, however the rights to its yogurt, ice cream, cream and desserts remained with Yeo Valley Group.
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