NEW YORK — Siggi’s, maker of Icelandic-style yogurt, is debuting its first plant-based formulation. Made with a blend of coconut milk, macadamia nuts, tapioca flour, pea protein and live active cultures, the non-dairy products are sweetened with cane sugar and contain 10 grams of protein, 8 to 9 grams of sugar and 180 to 190 calories per 5.3-oz cup. Flavors include vanilla cinnamon, mixed berries, raspberry and mango.
“I am very excited to offer consumers a plant-based option of our popular products,” said Siggi Hilmarsson, founder and chairman of Siggi’s. “Like our dairy products, our plant-based products are rich, creamy, lower in sugar and higher in protein than what’s available on the market today. Nearly 15 years ago, we started a low-sugar, simple ingredient revolution with our signature skyr and now continue to deliver on that commitment in plant-based as well.”
The launch of Siggi’s plant-based yogurt alternatives comes after two years of development. The product was designed to “fill key gaps consumers have desired from similar non-dairy products,” according to The Lactalis Group, parent company of Siggi’s.
“We are really excited to enter the plant-based segment and offer a truly unique product that delivers on what consumers have asked for,” said Carlos Altschul, president and chief executive officer of Siggi’s. “Siggi’s fans all over the country will recognize our classic creamy texture, not-too-sweet taste, lower sugar, and higher protein content. We are proud to continue to enhance the yogurt aisle through innovation.”