Whole Milk Brownie Batter Quark
Healthy yogurts are all over the place, and if you've tried a few, you know that it's hard to get that sweet, kids-yogurt taste while keeping things in a low-sugar range. If plain or savory yogurts are your thing, you're good to go; for the rest of us, there's Elli Quark.
The brand offers decadent flavors like Brownie Batter, Red Velvet, and Sea Salt Caramel with zero, yep, zero added sugars. Even more surprising? The product isn't technically yogurt at all. Quark is actually a rich, fresh cheese from Germany that Elli Quark describes as "cheesecake in a cup" on its website. It gets a richer flavor because it ferments all day long, while classic Greek yogurt is cooked at high temperatures. Quark actually takes about five times longer to make, and an Elli Quark rep told POPSUGAR that it'll keep you full for longer, too.
Even better are the nutrition facts. Both whole milk and nonfat versions are available, clocking in at 100 calories and 80 calories per serving, respectively. As for protein, there's 12 to 14 grams per cup, making this "yogurt" a good choice for macro-counters.
Instead of throwing in added sugars, Elli Quark uses a "plant-based sweetener blend," a mix of erythritol, which has a fraction of the calories of sugar, and stevia extract, which has almost no calories at all. Stevia in particular is much sweeter than table sugar, giving the quark a burst of sweetness without the calories. In all, the sugar content comes out to four to six grams per cup. Plus, there's a low-carb bonus: there are 11 grams of carbs, or less, per cup.
If you're ready to spice up your yogurt, Elli Quark is available at select Targets and grocery stores around the country, and are looking to expand more. Head to their website to find a location near you, and keep reading for nutrition facts and more tasty flavors.