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Verka Yogurt at Costco

This week, the giant tub of Mountain High Yoghurt for $3.89 was missing at the local Costco. In its place, I spotted a 64 ounce tub of Verka Original Yogurt selling for $3.79. I’ve never heard of the Verka brand before. Apparently, it’s an Indian dairy company located in San Jose, CA. From an environmental point-of-view, I suppose that buying a tub of yogurt produced by a local manufacturer is better than buying one produced in Englewood, CO.


The really odd thing is that the Verka yogurt was labeled 100% vegetarian. I guess that is true if by vegetarian Verka means that their yogurt contains no meat, poultry or fish products. But, not all sects of vegetarianism consumer dairy products, such as yogurt. I guess if you are an ovo vegetarian or a vegan, you should be extremely careful when shopping and opt for the soy yogurt instead. Of course, I took home a tub of Verka yogurt. Taste test comes tomorrow.

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • cemile January 24, 2010, 6:22 pm

    “vegetarian yogurt” is mean. It is NOT contains chemical and gelatin.It is very important for muslims and vegetarians

  • Avneet February 24, 2010, 3:09 pm

    I have tried this Yogurt. It is really good. It reminds me of home-made yogurt…Yummy…

  • rama June 23, 2010, 12:05 pm

    I had heard of the brand but never tried it. I have been trying O organics and the french village yogurt both vegetarian, no gelatin in them, but a bit expensive. Verka was selling double the quantity for almost the same cost. I tired it for the first time, it was pretty good . I love it! worth every penny!

  • richard wirkkala March 18, 2011, 5:46 am

    the best plain yogurt i’ve ever eaten and lot at the low sugar content compared to Mountain High. what a find, and at a modest price. i’m an old fan of home made viili, but got tired of fighting the ants.

  • Roxy April 13, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Vegans don’t consume dairy, most vegetarians do. The exceptions are lactose-intolerant vegetarians, and vegetarians who decide to follow some vegan rules (i.e. they eat eggs, but not dairy.)
    As for the gelatin… I could not find gelatin on the mango lassi yogurt.

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