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yum99 May 1, 2008 11:01 AM

Just returned from Iceland where I found Skyr.
A sort of Icelandic yogurt.
It's amazing.
High in protein, low in fat..
And tasty.
Does anyone know where it can be found in Toronto?
Apparently is is available at Whole Foods in the U-S.
But not here in Toronto.

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    Jay98 May 1, 2008 11:20 AM

    Contact this company direct:

    http://www.skyr.is/default.aspx?aspxe...

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    1. re: Jay98
      estufarian May 1, 2008 11:28 AM

      Love the idea of "Maple Skyrup"!
      However, this is Ontario where every resident is susceptible to instant death if we eat an out-of-province dairy product. I don't hold out much hope of legally ackyring it here.

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      jojo73 Mar 23, 2012 09:22 AM

      Summerhill Market in Toronto - $2.99

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        estufarian Mar 23, 2012 12:24 PM

        REALLY?
        I've only ever seen Siggi's 'skyr-style' at Summerhill Market. Nowhere near as good.

        And Whole Foods in U.S. no longer carries Skyr (at least I couldn't find it earlier this month in New York) - but I did find the 'genuine' article in other stores (albeit only a few flavours - specifically missing the vanilla, which is my favourite).

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          ylsf Mar 23, 2012 01:46 PM

          Wish the original Skyr was available around this area :(

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            eppicurious Mar 23, 2012 07:41 PM

            Agreed, Summerhill has something similar, and very good, but not the original. I've been looking for years to find it. Oh, and believe it or not, it's actually considered to be a cheese, not a yogurt.

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              ylsf Mar 24, 2012 09:29 PM

              From what I heard it is available for sale in some town in Manitoba that has a high Icelandic population. I also think there is a possibility to order it online somehow from Skyr.... Even if a Quebec dairy somehow bought the rights to produce it in north america that would be interesting!

              1. re: ylsf
                estufarian Mar 25, 2012 08:37 AM

                There are communities in Manitoba that make their own - using the original culture (I presume). Certainly when I was researching a few years back I stumbled over that.

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                  rstuart Jun 26, 2012 08:58 AM

                  Was that Gimli estufarian?

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                    estufarian Jun 26, 2012 11:55 AM

                    Don't recall - but it was in a 'local' cookbook - my guess is that it was a smaller community than Gimli, but it could have been a church (say) within a larger community.

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              indeed Jun 25, 2012 01:12 PM

              Guys, I just returned from the West Coast, where I tried Siggi's skyr first time in my life. It's awesome! Whole Foods has it there. On my way back to Montreal I checked Organic Food store in Burlington, VT- they had Siggi's skyr as well! I happily bought 3 diff flavours to try. Since then I am trying to find it here, in Montreal (or in Toronto- Vancouver - my friends could bring me some time to time) but there is no luck so far...

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                estufarian Jun 25, 2012 01:36 PM

                In Toronto it is generally available in boutique-style high-end stores.
                Saw it recently at Summerhill Market in Toronto.
                But I'm still hooked on the 'original' Skyr (from Iceland) - no longer seems to be carried at Whole Foods (as I mentioned above in my Mar 23 post) - saw it at Chelsea Market in Manhattan.

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                  DDD Jun 25, 2012 07:37 PM

                  Thanks for the tip - heading to NYC this weekend. Haven't had the real stuff since Iceland 2 yrs ago.....

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                    estufarian Jun 26, 2012 05:41 AM

                    See you there!
                    I'll be looking for 'genuine' skyr too - and will check out Whole Foods 'just in case'.
                    Sadly, last time didn't find the vanilla - my favourite.

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                      estufarian Jun 30, 2012 07:05 PM

                      Wasn't at Whole foods or Chelsea Market.
                      But did find it at Food Emporium on NE corner of 49th St & 8th Avenue. Shelf had space for 4 varieties, but only strawberry and Plain in stock. Blueberry and French Vanilla SKU's (my favourite) were empty. $2.99 per portion.

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                        indeed Jun 30, 2012 08:39 PM

                        Thank you, estufarian! "Summerhill market" - was the store named by "siggi's" representative. Good to know, there are other places to check for it.
                        P.S. Still too far from Montreal. :(

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                          DDD Jul 5, 2012 08:20 PM

                          I found some (Vanilla - my fabourite too) at the Union Square Whole Foods and ate it right then and there (upstairs). It's been a while.

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                            estufarian Jul 6, 2012 06:23 AM

                            I was there at the weekend (Union Square Whole Foods) and didn't see it!
                            They did have Siggi's (all flavours).
                            Was it in the Yoghurt section? (Didn't check the cheese).

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                              ylsf Jul 6, 2012 07:06 AM

                              I have a feeling people may be referring to the Siggi's one.

                              Sucks if they don't carry the Skyr brand in as many spots in NYC anymore. One of the extra perks of my NYC trips :)

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                                indeed Jul 6, 2012 05:04 PM

                                I have to try skyr too! Where do you buy it in NY? Whole Foods Market?

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                        indeed Jun 27, 2012 07:06 AM

                        I see. Thank you for explanation, estufarian. I'll check Summerhill Market on my next trip to Toronto? Could you give me couple of more names of high-end boutique stores, where to look for skyr? If it is not a big trouble for you. I'll know where to go then... Thank you in advance!

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                          estufarian Jun 27, 2012 08:04 AM

                          I'll keep my eyes open - I prefer the Icelandic version - so haven't really noted the Siggi's (NY?) version particularly.
                          Just happened to notice it recently in Summerhill Market - but if I see it elsewhere I'll certainly post.

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                            indeed Jun 27, 2012 09:18 AM

                            It will be greatly appreciated. :) In fact, "Siggi's" said just 1 hour ago that they have skyr only in one store in Toronto. Perhaps, it is "Summerhill Market" then.

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