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Remember yoghurt in the old days?

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Artdecogran Fri 14-Feb-20 18:42:56

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?

Greymar Fri 14-Feb-20 20:28:21

I remember my teacher was the talk of the village because " she ate yoghurt"

rockgran Fri 14-Feb-20 20:37:35

I'm sure I used to have a lemon yogurt with a solid chocolate layer across the top. This was in about 1964. Choc top yogurt by Eden Vale I think.

Artdecogran Fri 14-Feb-20 21:14:52

Oh yes emergency rolls. Were they the round ones that were sort of like compressed spider webs inside?

NotSpaghetti Fri 14-Feb-20 21:28:53

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.

Bathsheba Fri 14-Feb-20 21:46:01

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 sad

Willynilly Fri 14-Feb-20 22:26:00

After badgering my mother for ages our milkman brought my first yoghurt. A hazelnut one. Eeeeuuurgggh!

Callistemon Fri 14-Feb-20 22:26:04

I've never heard of Longley Farm yogurt, where is it stocked?

Langage Farm yogurt is lovely, Tesco used to stock it but I haven't seen it for a while.

annep1 Sat 15-Feb-20 00:06:55

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.

BBbevan Sat 15-Feb-20 05:32:59

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

JackyB Sat 15-Feb-20 06:23:18

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.

craftyone Sat 15-Feb-20 06:34:53

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

NotAGran55 Sat 15-Feb-20 06:53:23

I loved hazelnut yogurt which I haven’t seen for years .
I only buy Yeo Valley live now .

NotAGran55 Sat 15-Feb-20 06:59:33

Just googled Longley Farm - it looks great- I’m going to look ? for some today .

Davidhs Sat 15-Feb-20 08:10:14

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.

I’m not arty certainly not a veggie but I do have plain yoghurt most days for breakfast - because I like it and it helps kept weight down.

MamaCaz Sat 15-Feb-20 08:21:07

When I got back home from my mum's last week, I actually went online to find a list of suppliers of Longley Farm yoghurts, but unfortunately our nearest is too far away to justify the trip. sad

Liz46 Sat 15-Feb-20 08:33:18

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.

Gingster Sat 15-Feb-20 08:40:54

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!

HurdyGurdy Sat 15-Feb-20 09:17:06

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

BlueSapphire Sat 15-Feb-20 10:59:56

I remember buying Ski strawberry yogurt in the mid 60s - I had to add a teaspoon of sugar to it as it was so sour.

Joelsnan Sat 15-Feb-20 11:04:56

^ 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.

craftyone Sat 15-Feb-20 11:19:29

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

Cabbie21 Sat 15-Feb-20 11:54:39

Just been out to our local independent greengrocers and bought two Longley Farm apricot yoghurts. I had given up buying yoghurt as it is too sweet.

eazybee Sat 15-Feb-20 12:03:57

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.

annep1 Sat 15-Feb-20 21:46:59

Liz46 your breakfast sounds very tasty indeed.
Unfortunately I can't eat so much fruit because of sugar.

NannyMags Thu 30-Jun-22 12:54:15

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.