Siggi’s adds first plant-based yogurt alternative
It is made with a blend of coconut, macadamia and pea protein.
Siggi’s, a New York-based maker of lower sugar yogurt with simple ingredients, said it launched its first-ever plant-based yogurt alternative. The product contains three times more protein and 40% less sugar than leading yogurt alternatives; it is available at grocery and retail stores beginning this month.
“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, Siggi’s president and CEO. “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.”
The launch of Siggi’s plant-based recipe comes after two years of development and fills key gaps consumers have desired from similar nondairy products, the company said. The recipe contains 10 grams of protein and 8-9 grams of sugar per 5.3-ounce cup. It is made with simple, recognizable ingredients and features a thick and creamy texture. It comes in Vanilla Cinnamon, Mixed Berries, Raspberry and Mango flavors.
The Siggi’s plant-based product line is made with a proprietary blend of coconut, macadamia and pea protein. Siggi’s said the line continues the company’s long-held commitment to lower sugar and simple ingredients.
“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,” said Siggi’s founder and chairman Siggi Hilmarsson.