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Good Product -- I rated it lower because of cost
on August 21, 2007
I make yogurt using starters at least weekly. Generally I buy Yogourmet. This product produces a yogurt that tastes creamier than the yogourmet I've only made 2 batches, so it's difficult to be scientifically certain because even a 5 degree change in the milk temp can affect creaminess.
I use a Salton maker and have since 1997. The container actually will hold 5 cups, so I use 1 quart of half and half and 1 cup of water. The yogurt produced is quite dense. I'm on low carb which is the reason for the half and half. In 24 hours of culturing, most of the sugar is gone. If I want a less tart tasting yogurt, I place a towel over my yogurt maker. I don't know the chemical reason that a towel produces a less tart yogurt but it works. I've also used 2 cups of cream and 3 cups of water satisfactorily. I've tried reconstituted evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed) and that makes a really dense yogurt that I wasn't crazy about but my granddaughter who is 3 loves.
This makes a delicious yogurt and so does Yogourmet. But the price of both on Amazon is very high. You get 2 packets for your money (about $1.50 per batch of yogurt). Yogourmet gives you 10 packets (about $1.70 per batch). I buy the same Yogourmet at my local market for $3.59 -- or about 35¢ per batch.