I was just watching the new muller yoghurt advert where it seems to be more sugary toppings than yoghurt. It led me to remember my first yoghurt experience. It was 1968 and I had just come back to England from Singapore and I had never had yoghurt before. My mum wouldn’t let me have one but my grandma hid one in the pantry for me. It was raspberry and very sour so I only sneaked one finger full at a time. I remember it vividly. Do any of you have similar memories?
Well Longley Farm makes great cottage cheese - it's rich and squeaky with big curds. Lovely! I'm not a fan of flavoured yoghurt in any form. Never have been. Just wish Longley farm would make an organic range as I'm trying to only buy organic dairy products.
I think my first yoghurt was a strawberry flavoured one by Eden Vale - I can still remember the sharp, sour taste, which is entirely different from anything you can buy in the shops today. I can't even make yoghurt that tastes like that - I wish I could
I first tasted yoghurt in 1970. I had moved to Watford and the milkman delivered it with the milk. It was fruit yoghurt. When I first tasted it it I didn't like it but soon loved it. I wouldn't eat anything only plain Greek yoghurt now or kefir. .
My first yogurt was a set strawberry one from Sainsbury's. About 1956 I think. I ate it listening to the man reading out the football pools results. Since then I have always been a great fan of yogurt. I never buy the sugar loaded ones. Just plain Greek full fat. I eat it with berries most days
I am amazed that no one has mentioned Ski black cherry yoghurt. When I was at Cambridge Tech in 1972 there were always two trays of Yoghurt on offer for pudding. One mixed and one of just black cherry - by far the most popular flavour.
My first taste was of a Petit Suisse- not really yoghurt, more of a cream cheese - when I first went to France on an exchange. Eaten with loads of sugar. Must have been about 1966.
I can get longley farm yoghurt here, beautiful, a real treat. I never buy any sweetened yoghurt and keep several cartons of yeo or riverford natural in the fridge, always whole milk ones, even brown cow yoghurts are sweetened so I will not buy them.. I expect I am like many here, having gone the whole hog from the first yoghurts through making yoghurt for the whole family
I'm in the middle of my breakfast. I have morello cherries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries in the freezer so have a bowl of these with a big dollop of Yeo Valley honey yoghurt, Manuka honey, walnuts and finally decorated with goji berries. Lovely.
1967 working in London after leaving school. I met my friend for lunch in Cheapside and had a hazelnut yoghurt for dessert. The first time I had tried one . It was so horrible I couldn’t eat it. We also went to a new Italian restaurant and had pizza for the first time. Delicious and sooooo daring!
Another one with fond memories of 1960s Ski yoghurt. We used to go to the next town along, once a week, to get the shopping (didn't have a supermarket in our town), and I was allowed to choose some yoghurts. I remember the tapered shape of the pots. I think strawberry and orange were my favourites
I agree that the majority of yoghurts today are over sugary and quite unpalatable
Davidhs ^ Longley, and Yeo Valley are a long way from the farm^these^days producing thousands of gallons a day from industrial daries. Not criticizing I buy both^
Longley Farm is still literally a farm just above Holmfirth. The milk used is from their own farms and other local dairy farms. The production facility is not that big. Their hazelnut or rhubarb yoghurt is the best.
I know about yeo not coming from a home farm, however it is organic. I have actually been to one of their massive producers, the cows are all indoors in huge very well ventilated open sided barns with a lot of dry straw to lay on and music playing. They looked extremely contented. Brown cow is also from a home farm local to my county, their natural yoghurt is delicious but not easily obtainable.
Hurdlebrook is a most gorgeous yoghurt but again the fruity ones contain sugar
I had my first taste of yoghurt at about the same time. 1960s; it was plain, and I really thought the person who gave it me was playing a bad joke, it was so sour. I only started eating yoghurt about five years ago, and can still only eat Greek yoghurt, disguised with cereal, honey and rasberries. My cat, however, adores it.
I remember in the early 70’s being treated to a Ski Black Cherry yogurt after a late night shopping trip to the supermarket. A single yogurt none of these six packs you see in supermarkets now. It was delicious then and although I have changed brand Black Cherry is still my favourite flavour.