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Arla Foods begins to sells Icelandic skyr in the UK

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  • Popular dairy product The international dairy company Arla Foods has begun to sell Icelandic skyr in the UK. Photo/Stefán

The international dairy company Arla Foods has begun to sell Icelandic skyr in the UK. Skyr is a traditional, Icelandic dairy product and while resembling yogurt it is, correctly speaking, a cheese.

Read more: Is Icelandic skyr passing up Greek yoghurt in terms of popularity?

The dairy product has seen a huge increase in popularity over the past years, especially in neighbouring Nordic countries.

According to the website JustFood.com Arla views the launch of skyr in the UK as part of the company’s expansion in the country. The Arla skyr is sold in 450 g and 150 g containers and is available in five flavours: natural, strawberry, apple & lingonberry, mixed berries, and honey flavour.

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Arla Foods was formed when the Swedish dairy company Arla and the Danish dairy company MD Foods merged. The company is the seventh largest dairy company in the world.

Read more: From the farm to your plate: Traditional skyr and tasty ice cream

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