Yeo Valley Organic Greek Style Yogurt

Yogurt Storage Tips

Wednesday 27th April 2022

Over the years we’ve been making changes to our packaging to reflect the sustainability values we have as a business.

From our Super Thick pots being made from 100% recycled plastic, to offering a recycling service via Enval for recycling our Little Yeos pouches, recycling is always front of mind. We’ve also switched our cream packaging to bottles so that they’re 100% recyclable, and we’re not stopping there!

We’re saying bye bye to plastic lids across our 350g and 450g tubs. Making this small change will remove a huge 145 tonnes of plastic a year – that’s the equivalent of 188 Friesian cows, 24 African elephants or 17 tractors … You can now pick up our Greek Style yogurt range and in fact, all our 350g and 450g yogurt flavours in-store without their plastic clip lids on, helping reduce our plastic footprint even further.

That being said, we don’t want to worry you with woes on yogurt freshness. Which is why we’ve popped together our tops tips on how to get the most from your pot.

You may be wondering whether this change will affect the freshness of our delicious yogurt, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide. Read on to find out our top storage tips!

Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax Wraps are a great way to keep your food covered and fresh!

Skip the clingfilm and instead use a reusable alternative to cover your yogurt pots. Beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly storage solution that can be moulded to fit different container sizes, perfect for yogurt pots!

Re-use Old Lids

We encouraged all our customers to save the clip lid before it was ditched, make sure to keep yours save for endless re-use.

Tupperware Container

A simple storage solution would be to decant the yogurt into a spare Tupperware container. Make sure the lid has a tight seal and it’ll be good to go! If you find yourself with just a small amount of yogurt left, try our ‘Dollop of Yogurt’ recipes to make sure you’re using up every last tasty drop!

In the fridge

As well as covering your yogurt pot, there are other things you can do in your fridge to keep your yogurt fresher for longer. Store yogurt at the back of the fridge where it’s colder, and make sure your fridge is set to 4°C or below.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our packaging head to our Packaging & Recycling page, or read our interview with Joe, Packaging Procurement Manager here.

Comments on “Yogurt Storage Tips”

  • I would definitely order a couple of ‘resusable’ lids. if offered in exchange for tokens

    Paula on 5th May 2022 at 6:20 pm

  • Whilst I can understand your logic here, I am a little concerned about the discontinuing of the lid. Two thoughts. Firstly is it possible to fit, say, every tenth tub with a lid then we can buy a lidded pot when we need a new lid and keep the lid for the following nine pots? Or, secondly, could you create a durable lid which customers can buy (maybe using their yeokens) from the website (easy to post in a reinforced envelope)?

    Dick Clements on 5th May 2022 at 6:09 pm

  • Don’t panic so much – just hinge the foil lid back and the use the little tab to fold under the lip to loosely re-seal (won’t help if your fridge is regularly full of “stinking bishop” mind.

    Darren Shore on 5th May 2022 at 2:54 pm

  • This is great; shows you’re thinking ahead (and ahead of me!). Marvellous. I would appreciate your creating a reusable lid. I don’t have any at present and would be having to improvise with foil.

    snowpicnic on 5th May 2022 at 1:28 pm

  • I have saved my lids from previous purchases. Wash and reuse!

    Leigh on 5th May 2022 at 10:48 am

  • I think you could use a old China saucer (dip facing down), as it is slightly heavier than a plastic plate/covering. So a better seal and no throwing away plastic, just a quick wash and it’s ready for my next opening of a Big pot of yummy Yougart!! 👍🏻👍🏻

    Sue on 5th May 2022 at 10:16 am

  • I just did your survey… it would have been good to have an any comments box on there! Instead of suggesting a longlife reusable plastic lid, what about a reusable silicone lid for the pots youre phasing out the clip lid for… to we purchased with yokens. I think this would be a great solution… especially if it could potentially fit other brands too ( share the love!)

    helewis on 5th May 2022 at 8:21 am

  • I eat Yeo Valley yoghurt every day. It is my favourite yogurt and a pot lasts more then one serving.
    When I have eaten the thick yogurt off the lid I like to replace the plastic lid to keep the carton sealed in the fridge. I suppose I could start saving some lids before you discontinue them. Your yogurt makes a big difference to my day and I would not like to be without some in the fridge.
    Thank you very much for continuing to make such a delicious product.
    June Hick.

    tonyhick on 5th May 2022 at 12:07 am

  • I appreciate the tips on storing yoghurt as normally buy big pots that can take 2 to 3 days to finish

    Roz on 4th May 2022 at 8:14 pm

  • We buy the big pots of yoghurt and make them last several days, so we need a lid in the fridge. Maybe our vegan sandwich wrappers would do. At present we use a lid from a previous pot but they break eventually so will not last forever. Thanks for your tips.

    blackhallows on 4th May 2022 at 7:16 pm

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