They’ve done it! Woolworths South Africa has reinvented the yoghurt! They have traveled the globe in search of the perfect recipe to balance the most important things we look for in foods: taste vs health benefits, while still keeping the full bodied texture and creaminess we have grown to know and love without breaking the daily calorie-bank.
Yesterday, some of Cape Town’s food and lifestyle media were hosted in one of the most stunning ‘rooms with a view ‘ in the city – The Daylight Studio at Bree Street Studios. We indulged in all things yoghurt, put together by foodie legends: celeb chef, Clement Pedro and Abigail Donnelly, the food editor of Taste Magazine. I think I speak for everyone in that room when I say this: the chia and chocolate pudding, made with Woolworths double cream plain yoghurt and cocoa powder, topped with popping candy and carob-coated almond flakes was an award winner!
Woolworths has made yoghurt a ‘good-food’ choice, again. Now more flavoured and creamer than ever, and completely preservative free. By reducing the amount of unnatural sugars in the base, swapping to a gluten free thickener, increasing the amount for fruit used per batch by around 16% on average and adding in live bifidobacterium cultures and introducing savoury vegetables into the mix, they have created the bang-on-trend food item for winter. And they are just delicious.
Keep an eye out for some of the new flavours: Sweet Potato, Date & Pear, Lemon Curb, Beetroot & Strawberry and Butternut & Mango. Also available is a Coconut & Lime, and Butternut & Cinnamon. The overall result: full cream yoghurt heaven! Bravo!
I’d really love to see some of South Africa’s mass-production companies dabble in vegan yoghurt? I’ve seen it overseas, where the yoghurt has a non-dairy base, such as coconut cream or a banana base which is fairly cool. Anyone know of any vegan yoghurt options being stocked in the big chain stores?
Read the full ‘Yoghurt Reinvention’ Press Release here. Follow Woolworths South Africa online: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. You can also see what’s going on with the conversation by following #WooliesYoghurt.