Is Voskos made in the USA?
Yes, all Voskos Greek Yogurt is made in the United States more specifically Sun Valley, CA.
Why is there sometimes a liquid on top of my Voskos Greek Yogurt?
The small amount of liquid you find on top of our Voskos yogurt is nothing but the whey, a natural milk by-product. Thick, creamy yogurt with live, active, and probiotic cultures releases this whey. That actually shows you that the cultures are truly alive and active. This whey is full of nutrients like protein and therefore very healthy for you. Just stir it back into the yogurt to make sure you get all the nutritional benefits.
Why does the thickness of Voskos Greek Yogurt sometimes vary?
The yogurt’s texture and density are influenced by many variables which must be controlled to create a thick, creamy, and smooth yogurt. Variations in temperatures, relative humidity, storage conditions, and even the cows’ diet (winter feed versus summer feed) can affect the yogurt’s consistency. All Voskos Yogurt leaves our plants in prime condition, but we cannot strictly monitor its handling en route to or at the local store. The thickness of the yogurt does not affect taste or nutritional value.
Are the Voskos containers recyclable?
Yes all the Voskos containers are recyclable #5. The recyclable symbol can be found on the bottom of the multi serve (16oz), family serve (32oz) and our Voskos crunch containers. Our single serve (5.3oz) the symbol is located underneath the rim of the cup. It’s hard to see but we are currently working to change the symbol to the bottom of the container.
How long is the response time after submitting a comment to Voskos Cares Team?
Voskos Cares Team will get back to you within 48 to 72 business hours.
How is VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt made?
Adapting a centuries old Greek style straining process, Voskos Greek Yogurt was the first Greek yogurt to be made in and sold nationally in the United States. Voskos Greek Yogurt is high in protein, and naturally low in carbohydrates and calories. Even our non-fat Greek yogurts are naturally creamy, smooth and thick!
Hormone free milk from local dairies is delivered in special insulated milk tankers to keep it cool and fresh. When the milk arrives it is pasteurized to ensure the milk is safe. Milk is then pumped into special tanks where ’friendly’ bacteria (also known as yogurt cultures or live and active probiotic cultures) are added. This friendly bacteria ferments the lactose (the natural sugar in milk) turning it into lactic acid. The lactic acid sours the milk causing it to thicken, and form it’s the characteristic creamy texture and mildly tangy taste associated with our yogurt. Our yogurt is then cooled to a temperature where the bacteria are no longer able to grow. The yogurt is stirred and strained to make it thick and naturally creamy. For some yogurts, the yogurt is then gently mixed with fruits to make non fat fruit Greek Yogurts. The yogurt is then poured into cups and packaged ready to be enjoyed by our consumers.
What are Probiotics and Prebiotics?
Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive system. Certain probiotic cultures are added to foods like yogurts since they are beneficial in helping to maintain a healthy digestive system. Visit our Health & Wellness area and read why yogurt is a Top Health Food. Such live microorganisms include Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidus, and Lactobacillus casei, which are all found in all VOSKOS yogurt. In a healthy individual the numbers of good (healthy) bacteria in the gut outweigh the bad (pathogenic) bacteria. Probiotic cultures help to promote the growth of ’good’ bacteria, shifting the balance away from the bad.
Prebiotics: Prebiotics are a form of insoluble fiber, that pass through the stomach and into the intestine intact, providing a selective food source for probiotic (good) bacteria already present.