It’s because only Icelandic Provisions Skyr is made using Certified Skyr Cultures. They are certified by a government-owned independent research company in Iceland. These cultures have been treasured and preserved in Iceland for hundreds of years. In the same way that sourdough starters are passed down through families and shared between neighbors, the women of Iceland have passed this tradition on through generations to provide the cultures in your cup of Icelandic Provisions.
The milk is heated to just the right temperature before adding our Original Skyr Cultures, which help transform that milk into Skyr — similar to the way Icelanders have for hundreds of years.
Next, we flavor our Skyr with a combination of traditional berries, enhanced with natural flavors, and those native to Iceland and its Nordic cousins, a nod to the relationship these nations have shared throughout the centuries.
And, when we don’t use Nordic berries in our Skyr it’s for good (and delicious) reasons. For instance, while you won’t find coconuts growing in Iceland, coconut flakes and flavor make a fantastic addition to our Skyr!
Bilberries look and taste like blueberries, but they are much juicier and more intense.
Cloudberries are hard to find, but their sweet, baked-apple taste is worth the search.
Lingonberries are equal parts sweet and tart, making them delightfully refreshing.
Beloved by the Vikings, the black currant provides a tart punch to our ripe black cherry flavor.
Our milk comes from family-owned farms in upstate New York who’ve never treated their cows with steroids or artificial growth hormones. Our Skyr is packed with protein and free of gluten, artificial flavors and sweeteners, preservatives. Plus, it’s vegetarian-friendly.
Over the past 1,000 years Skyr has earned its rightful place as the national food of Iceland. But what makes Skyr so good — and good for you?
Each cup of Skyr contains an average of 15-17 grams of energizing, muscle building protein.
On average, Icelandic Provisions Skyr contains 11 grams of sugar per flavored cup, which is at least 4 grams or 30% less than 5.3 ounces of ordinary flavored yogurts that contain at least 16 grams of sugar.