There aren’t too many yogurts that I make me go “I want more!” I fell in love with another brand a few years ago, and will still eat it because I love it, but Ellenos Yogurt is a new favorite. I heard about it from a colleague who had it in Seattle and was trying to find it here in Portland. I happened upon it at our local market.
Ellenos Yogurt is smooth, creamy, and thick. The flavors I tried were Lemon Curd and Marionberry.
Ellenose Real Greek Yogurt is a greek-style yogurt similar to Fage and Chobani. It is made in Seattle, WA.
Site Description & Claims
On their website, the Ellenos company states:
Our family is DEVOTED to making Real Greek Yogurt. We pride ourselves on sourcing fresh wholesome milk DIRECTLY from the LOCAL farmer and combine it with our family’s secret blend of probiotic cultures.
The selling points listed for the product
- Fresh wholesome milk DIRECTLY from the LOCAL farmer
- Flavors are 100% natural fruits and toppings
- Live & Active Probiotic Cultures
Anyone who loves Greek Yogurt
$3.49 – $38 USD (single / 4 or 8-pack)
Where to buy
Ellenos Yogurt can be purchased at some local markets such as Haggen and Uwajimay and online at Ellenos.com. If you are in Seattle, you can buy it at their Pike Place Market location.
We found Ellenos Yogurt at our local Haggen Grocery Store. I decided to give it a try after my colleage raved about it. There were a few flavors and I decided to try the Lemon Curd and the Marionberry.
The store only had a few flavors available. You can see a full list of their flavors on their Facebook page.
I was impressed by the thickness of the yogurt. It takes a firm hand to stir in the toppings. The fruit on the top and bottom makes it look appealing. I found the yogurt to be quite filling and I loved that it never got watery.
The flavor potency for both the Marionberry and the Lemon Curd was strong. It came through in the yogurt very well. I loved that there was plenty of filling to spread through the entire container. They don’t skimp on the toppings.
The company does a very good job in making their yogurt creamy. The consistency was like mascarpone or cream cheese that has been whipped.
Fresh, Wholesome Milk
I can only guess this is true. They do not list where they get their “locally sourced” milk. They use cow’s milk for their yogurt.
100% Natural Fruit and Toppings
The ingredients for the fruit topping appear to be natural. They use cane juice and honey for sweeteners in the Lemon Curd flavor. The curd is made from sugar, eggs, butter, and lemon juice. Based on their nutritional information, the topping for their Lemon Cheesecake is made from flour, brown cane sugar, rolled oats and cultured butter.
Live & Active Probiotic Cultures
Ellenos Greek Yogurt has the same cultures you see listed on many yogurts. It has Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophiles, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei.
No Separation: Many yogurts separate and turn watery once opened, even if stirred. The Ellenos Yogurt is thick before and after opening and after stirring. It does not separate.
Great Flavor: Both the Marionberry and the Lemon Curd had rich fruit flavors. They put fruit on top and on the bottom to mix in.
Expensive. Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt is not cheap (and they even state so on their website, especially once you add shipping). It goes for a $1+ more than your large brand greek yogurt. I’ve paid around $1.60 for national brands but I paid $3.49 for one 8 ounce container of Ellenos. The yogurt is rich and creamy, and one container easily became two servings for me, which brought the price down to approximately $1.75 per serving. However, I am guessing that isn’t typical. Most can probably eat one container in a single sitting.
Not easily accessible. Ellenos is currently only in Seattle and a few markets (and those markets appear to be primarily West Coast.) You can order it online but it will cost you. Your best bet is to go to Pike Place Market if you are in Seattle to find it and get the largest variety of flavors.
Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt is worth a try even though it is expensive. To me it is better quality than the national brands. I’m not sure I’d pay the shipping price for it. This will probably be an occasional treat for myself.
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