EasiYo Yoghurt Maker : Review
For anyone who knows me well, knows I’m no “Delia” when it comes to the kitchen department. My cooking skills are rather appalling so I tend to keep well away as much as possible.
But when EasiYo contacted me asking if I would like to try making Yoghurt with the kids and after finding out just how simple it was to make I jumped at the task. My Daughter is really keen on yoghurts and because I find it tricky to get calcium into her she does have a couple of yoghurts a day which can be expensive so I wanted to try this product with her and weight up the costs.
So we were excited when our EasiYo Yoghurt Maker made an appearance on our doorstep a couple of days later.
Contents of our kit included;
- 1x Yoghurt Maker in Classic Red
- 1x Yoghurt Maker Jar Spacer
- 1x 1kg Jar
- 2x sachets of EasiYo Yoghurt, Cherry Yoghurt and Greek Style with Coconut Bits.
Upon first looks of this kit I was immediately impressed, the Yoghurt Maker itself is a thermal jar with a sealable screw lid with non-slip rubber feet. The spacer which sits inside the Yoghurt Maker helps hold the jar once the Yoghurt has been mixed. The Jar itself holds 1kg of yoghurt, with a screw top lid helping to keep yoghurt fresh.
To make your own yoghurt you will only need to add room temperature water and a kettle of boiling water. A full sachet of Yoghurt is required to make a 1kg jar.
As this is a practical product I didn’t take any photos of me setting it up but I did record myself. The video you will find below.
Once your Yoghurt has been mixed and placed in the thermal jar it takes between 8-12 hours for yoghurt to set (the jar can be left for up to 24 hours) and with only a 1-2 hour wait for the yoghurt to chill it will be ready for eating. We have not been disappointed at all with the results. Below is the end result with our first attempt with the Cherry Yoghurt and it smelt and tasted delicious!
All yoghurts from EasiYo are so tasty and are packed with nutritional benefits. They contain no artificial ingredients, gluten free, wheat free, suitable for vegetarians, are a perfect source of calcium (perfect for my fussy eating, non milk drinking daughter), non-GM and much more. A full list of benefits can be found over on the Benefits Of EasiYo Yoghurt page.
We are really enjoying fresh homemade yoghurts straight from the fridge, as they contain no extra ingredients keeping them fresher for longer (unlike supermarket bought yoghurts) they are so much better for us all.
Since setting up our EasiYo Yoghurt Maker we have tried the Greek Style with Coconut Bits which was absolutely amazing, I’m not usually one for enjoying coconut but this was so light and refreshing and the taste wasn’t overpowering making it a lovely experience. We have also been out and stocked up on more of the EasiYo flavours at our local stockist and are looking forward to continuing on with our adventures of the benefits of homemade Yoghurt.
We have also done some calculations, weighing up the costs of my children’s usual yoghurts from the supermarket compared to the costs of EasiYo. We use to buy 270g of my child’s yoghurts priced at £1, making them priced at 17p per 45g pot.
With EasiYo a 1kg sachet of Strawberry Yoghurt is priced at £2.75, which makes them priced at 6p per 45g pot!
Just WOW! That is such a saving in yoghurt and also a big improvement on the environment as I shall no longer to throwing away plastic pots either. Individual Yoghurt Sachets are priced from £1.99-£2.79 or for more money saving options there are multi-buy offers which are great value.
For our review we received the EasiYo Yoghurt Maker Starter Pack which has an RRP of £14.99 so its not an expensive piece of kit and what’s also great is that it looks attractive too with its bright red colouring our Yoghurt Maker has been a fantastic addition to our kitchen.
**This is not a sponsored post we were provided with an EasiYo Yoghurt Maker and 2 flavours to test, taste and review. All words and opinions are my own.