Sunday, June 5, 2016
Our new favorite snack: Elli quark.
A few weeks ago, a former co-worker of mine posted a picture of an Elli Quark container on Facebook. While this cheese snack isn't anything new to my German friend (apparently it's been a popular snack in Germany for years), I had never heard of it, and was intrigued. Elli Quark is a spoonable cheese snack, that is similar to yogurt. It has almost half the calories, and 15% more protein than Greek yogurt. Plus it has a less sour taste, no added sugars or artificial sweeteners, and still contains probiotics. Papa Saigh is a big fan of Greek yogurt, but has been getting bored with his regular flavors. So, I picked up a variety of the Elli Quark flavors at Target, and put them to the ultimate test: Pleasing our 4-year-old's picky palate. Here's her verdict...
(Linna trying plain Elli Quark for the first time.)
(Linna trying mint chocolate Elli Quark for the first time.)
Linna's other favorite flavors are vanilla, pineapple, lemon (so good), and cherry. We both tried the red velvet flavor, but we aren't fans of that one. While they are a little more expensive (about $1.79 at Target), they are filling, yummy, and the 4-year-old only eats half a container at a time. Papa Saigh takes them to work for lunch. Even Baby Jimmy likes the plain flavor (although we normally feed him full-fat Greek yogurt)...
(6-month-old Jimmy eating plain Elli Quark.)
If you go to Elli Quark's webpage, you can get a coupon for a free Elli Quark to try it for yourself. Our family is a big fan, but I'd love to hear what you think!