Wallaby’s Organic Greek Yogurt is Very, Very Impressive

Written by Max Goldberg on September 11, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I must admit that I am really, really late to this whole Greek yogurt craze.

Even though New York City now has several yogurt bars throughout Manhattan, it was only last week did I dive in and learn first-hand what this excitement was all about.

Greek yogurt is thicker than traditional yogurt since the whey liquid is strained out, leaving a thicker and creamier yogurt. Furthermore, the protein levels are higher because the yogurt is denser.

In my research, I found several brands that I liked but the one that really stood out to me was the organic Greek lowfat yogurt from Wallaby.

There were two main reasons for this.

First of all, I could not get over how fresh the Wallaby yogurt was. It literally tasted like it had come from the kitchen that day, and never have I had this exact sensation with yogurt. With other foods yes, but with yogurt no.

Wallaby says that its dairy comes from local, pasture-based family farms and the yogurt is made in small batches, using a slow and gentle cooking method.

This wasn’t the standard marketing hype that you always see but truly an explanation of why this thick, creamy yogurt tasted so good. It was such high-quality that is seemed very, very unprocessed.

Secondly, I loved the product innovation with having a separate compartment for the honey.

Every person has a different palette, and Wallaby recognizes this by giving consumers control over how much honey they want and how they want to distribute it in their yogurt. Other organic Greek yogurts either have the honey on the bottom or have it pre-mixed.

Wallaby’s organic Greek lowfat yogurt with honey has me sold. I can now officially be part of this Greek yogurt craze and will certainly be purchasing this product again.

Really, really well-done, Wallaby!

Wallaby’s certified organic lowfat Greek yogurt can be purchased at retail locations nationwide and its ingredients include organic cultured pasteurized lowfat milk, organic honey, live and active cultures – L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, bifidus.

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12 Comments

  1. I agree! This is the best Greek yogurt I’ve ever tasted. I buy the plain version (packaged w/o honey) and sweeten it with a little agave. Out of this world. I’ll never buy any other kind.

    Written by MeGo on September 11, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
  2. I also love the separate packaging. Keep in mind though that all the fruit mixtures do have organic cane sugar in them. Other than the honey you may want to get the plain and mix in your own fresh or frozen fruit.

    Written by Christy on September 12, 2012 @ 12:03 pm
  3. Good morning Max!

    I don’t make a habit of eating any dairy except
    for the this yogurt without the honey and Strauss (non Greek) yogurt.
    Both are certified organic and made locally near SF.
    Yes, I agree, that was my takeaway the first time I tasted the Wallaby Greek yogurt, how fresh it tasted. I adore the texture and mouthfeel as well,and bonus for me was their story how they produce their yogurt, that it is made in Napa and certified organic.

    All the best,
    stephanie

    Written by stephanie haughey on September 12, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
  4. Hi Stephanie,

    We seem to have very similar taste in organic food, don’t we??? :-)

    Yes, Wallaby is an excellent yogurt, I agree with you, and that freshness cannot be beat. It would be really interesting to do a company visit the next time I am in SF.

    Also, great news on WFM supporting Prop 37.

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on September 12, 2012 @ 3:28 pm
  5. Hi Christy,

    Thanks for your input and very good suggestion. The separate packaging benefits consumers greatly.

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on September 15, 2012 @ 9:08 am
  6. Hi MeGo,

    Yes, I was blown away by how fresh it tasted. Amazing!

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on September 15, 2012 @ 9:09 am
  7. What a surprise. I rarely find reviews of products we’ve already discovered, but here it is. Like Stephanie, this is about the only dairy we eat. We buy the plain and it is better tasting to us than full fat sour cream.

    Written by Ken Lonyai on September 21, 2012 @ 11:06 am
  8. Hi Ken,

    Glad you liked it. I LOVED it! It was so, so fresh and you could feel the health benefits.

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on September 26, 2012 @ 5:01 pm
  9. Thanks so much for the great info Max! I’ve been looking for a great yogurt brand. I will definitely check this out.

    Amy

    Written by Amy Jarosky on April 27, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
  10. I’ve had Wallaby yogurt – it’s very good. But, you know it’s very easy to make your own yogurt. All you need is some quality local, organic milk, and 2 tablespoons of yogurt to use as a starter. You boil the milk slowly, stirring constantly until 180 degrees. Remove pot from stove, and pour into glass container. Let cool down to 115 degrees, and then stir in your 2 tbl of start. Then you need to keep it at 115 degrees for 8 hours. I use a yogurt machine, brand name “Aroma”, and it’s on a timer, and comes with 8 yogurt cups. After 8 hours, you have fresh, home made yogurt, and it costs about 10 cents per cup.

    Written by Steve - Grapevine Grains on April 28, 2013 @ 9:57 am
  11. My pleasure Amy!!! Let me know what you think.

    Hope you’ve been well!
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on April 29, 2013 @ 2:15 pm
  12. Thanks for the info Steve!

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on April 29, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

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