Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Reduce Your Household Waste With EasiYo Yogurt Maker

The Easi switch which could save 287 tonnes of single use plastic if buying habits changed by just 1%

 Reducing plastic consumption is already top of the nation’s agenda with eight out of 10 Brits wanting to reduce their plastic waste and nearly half (46 per cent) feeling guilty about their plastic waste consumption according to recent YouGov research.


Now EasiYo, the world’s No.1 make-at-home yogurt brand, is calling on families to make a switch from chiller bought yogurt to EasiYo. It’s a move which could save a whopping 41 million single use plastic yogurt pots from the bin per year for every 1% of the nation’s chilled yogurt sales.

That 1% of the UK’s annual yogurt consumption weighs in at a huge 287 tonnes of plastic – equivalent to a herd of 41 elephants or 23 double-decker buses. 

The switch to EasiYo removes the need for single-use plastic yogurt pots. 
One sachet of EasiYo makes 1kg of fresh yogurt, saving 8 x 125g single-use plastic pots making their way into fridges and then into the rubbish bin. 


And whilst sceptics might think making yogurt at home is difficult, EasiYo has made it simple, thanks to its yogurt maker and sachet mixes. 
With no moving parts or electronics: an EasiYo sachet is simply mixed with room-temperature water in the re-usable pot, shaken, a kettle of boiling water is poured into the EasiYo yogurt maker, the jar is immersed in the water and eight hours later 1kg of delicious yogurt is ready to put into the fridge. 
Also, with EasiYo there are no artificial ingredients, thickeners or gums.


EasiYo has already noticed a surge in EasiYo UK online sales over the last year as plastic conscious shoppers begin to make the switch. 
Online sales for EasiYo’s delicious make-at-home yogurt have risen by 151% for 2019’s financial year.  


We were recently sent an EasiYo yogurt maker along with a yogurt pouch to see if it could help us reduce our plastic waste. The boys are massive yoghurt lovers and we can get through quite a lot in just a week, so I was more than keen to see if this would be something that would help me cut out the added plastic waste we create weekly.

It was instant love for me, I'm a sucker for anything baby pink. The flavour we had to try was Greek style strawberry yogurt.

I knew I'd love it but wasn't sure if the boys would, as they've never tried a greek styled yoghurt before.


Making your EasiYo yogurt step by step;

Step One.
Half-fill your yogurt jar with room temperature, drinking water. 
Add the contents of a yogurt sachet, pop on the lid and give it a good shake. 
Fill the jar up with more water to about 5mm from the top... and shake again.

Step Two
Push the plastic insert spacer down inside the Yogurt Maker as far as it can go.
 (Check the correct side is facing up). 
Pour boiling water into the Yogurt Maker to the top of the plastic insert spacer.

 Step Three
Put your jar into the Yogurt Maker so that it sits on top of the plastic insert. 
The boiling water will rise part-way up the sides of the jar. 
Put the Yogurt Maker lid on and leave it on your kitchen worktop for 8 to 12 hours (or overnight) to let the yogurt set... and the magic will happen!


Not putting it in the fridge straight away did confuse me, but I followed the instructions to the T, though we did leave ours out for 24 hours rather than 12, as I didn't think it was set enough after only 12 hours.
Once in the fridge, we left it for another 24 hours and then enjoyed a rather yummy breakfast!
The boys were all very impressed without homemade yogurt and all asked for seconds. Even Ru my fussy pants eater happily enjoyed his, he even enjoyed bragging about how he had made it all by himself!!

There are plenty of flavours to choose from and the yogurt is very reasonably priced, especially when you tot up your month yoghurt expensive!

Also a bonus, they are still delivering in this pandemic we are going through, so not being able to get yoghurts in the shop may be the perfect time to try your hand at making your very own!!


To find out more about EasiYo and shop the range visit EasiYo.com where you can even sign up to the Bundles yogurt subscription service to get your favourite flavours delivered to your door.


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