The kind peeps at Nuffnang Australia kindly sent me an EasiYo Yoghurt Maker and yoghurt sachets to try out and review. I have never made yoghurt before, regardless of making culture or pouring stuff into a machine, and had no idea what I was in for. Package got sent to my old residence and when it finally arrived I was kind of in a rush to get the article photographed and prepped and was astounded that the yoghurt maker does not require power, it is simply a large sized plastic urn with a shelf in it. BOOM – I was in!! Apparently EasiYo yoghurt makers have been in Australia for twenty years now, oddly I have never heard of them but lucky us, the entire thing has been revamped and is so easy to use I am going to be buying them for friend’s kids as Xmas presents! And something we can be proud of our neighbours for, the NooZealanderss are responsible for EasiYo. Yoghurt and the One Ring – I am so impressed 🙂 (love u guys, Queenstown is my fave place on Earth).
This post is sponsored: Brought to you by Nuffnang and EasiYo.
According to an independent research study in 2014 Australians love yogurt and consume approximately 8.6 kilograms per person each year. In comparison to chilled yogurt, homemade or powdered products represent 1.5 per cent of sales. Australia is still a young market when it comes to homemade yogurt.
For me I saw “add powder and water, add some more water, place in the maker and leave for 12hrs,” all I thought was add sugary preservative filled plastic chemical shite and leave for 12hrs followed by rot your teeth in the morning.
I tried it the following morning and was actually gobsmacked at how good it tasted, it had a definite Yoplait flavour to it. Yoplait has always been my fave yoghurt and while the EasiYo does not have fresh strawberries in it, suck it up and add your own! I learned some stuff about EasiYo and am bloody impressed…………
1) It took me about 5mins to prep and then all I had to do was leave it until the morning – you literally fill a container with room temp water, add powder, shake the crap out of it. You then add boiling water into the “urn” up to a fill section, you them place said shite shaken out of container into urn and put the lid on, leave for 12hrs and then remove, taste, indulge and then leave in the fridge until you use it like store-bought yoghurt – SO EASY!!!
2) EasiYo contains all-natural ingredients – no artificial colours or flavours and no stabilisers – upon some label reading and online searching apparently this is healthier than Yoplait and other store bought yoghurts
3) EasiYo yoghurt is packed with billions of live cultures per spoonful (including acidophilus). A rich source of calcium, protein and other essential nutrients. It’s been scientifically proven that the number and the viability of probiotic cell counts significantly decrease over the shelf life of a yogurt. Yogurt made fresh at home and consumed in the first week of making will have significantly more health benefits providing viable probiotic cultures, so EasiYo is win win!
4) There are no gluten, wheat or meat products (such as gelatine) in EasiYo yogurts – this makes them vegetarian
So yes, this product review is brought to us by Nuffnang Australia and the EasiYo Yoghurt peeps but I am in no way owned by said PR company, I thought it tasted very nice, it had no fresh fruit but I could add this myself. It saves money on yoghurt with a 1lr ingredients sachet costing about $4.50. I think that is between $2 and $3 savings per litre of yoghurt. I then thought I should check out what the majority of the public says about it by searching reviews, head over to PRODUCT REVIEWS and check it out for yourself – out of 68 reviews it ranks at 4.6/5 – I am sold. I was literally going to review this one-off batch and give to my fave person on the planet, “godson-type kid I have watched grow from birth” and be done with said product but nay nay, I am keeping this goodness to self and screw you godson (actually he will get one for him and his sister for Xmas :)). At $25- a yoghurt maker and $4.50 a sachet of goodness I can afford a few for presents.
The thing that won for me was that it doesn’t require any power and I can basically prep the entire thing in the time it takes for the kettle to boil.
I am sold, this is something I would probably not chase down myself and purchase but after seeing the price and trying it I actually probably would. I bloody loved it and have been sold on the lack of preservatives, ease of making it and benefits of making and eating more yoghurt. Thanks to the Nuffnangers for bringing this to my attention. My second batch of Passionfruit is already on and while I have read EasiYo yogurt comes in regular (whole milk), reduced fat and low-fat varieties I will always stick to the whole milk, make that stuff as real as you can!!
You can obtain EasiYo at Big W, Woolies, IGA and online, if you get a maker and whip up some batches please let me know what you think, would love to hear your thoughts and experiences!!