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”

  • We already save the yogurt pot lids to reuse on crème fraiche, which had its lids discontinued some time ago.Please please give us the chance to buy reusable lids!

    Penny on 24th May 2022 at 9:07 am

  • A lid which is dishwasher proof and can be purchased with Yeokens would be absolutely ideal.

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 9:00 am

  • If we recycle the pots, we can continue to recycle the lids. Afraid I won’t be buying pots without lids. They don’t last long enough to reuse. How about you give us free reusable silicone lids for a limited time to get us started?? 🧐

    fiona roberts on 24th May 2022 at 8:33 am

  • I was shocked when I noticed these lidless pots in the supermarket a few weeks ago and avoided buying my much loved Yeo Greek yogurt. I get the environmental issue but a proper solution needs to be found first.

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 8:11 am

  • I would definitely buy a more sturdy plastic lid or two with my yokens.

    Anonymous on 12th May 2022 at 1:24 pm

  • I have my food delivered by Morrisons & I’m afraid without the plastic lid the yogurt is leaking all over the other shopping in the bag. The seal is not strong enough on its own. Seriously considering changing brands

    Patricia Neale on 9th May 2022 at 1:56 pm

  • Can use a small saucer to cover too. Recycle the soft plastic lids at places that offer this service.

    Anonymous on 7th May 2022 at 12:06 am

  • Just another way to preserve margins and boost demand through actively promoting food waste. Beeswax wraps do not work, I’ve tried them. Clingfilm is worse than plastic snapon lids as it is not recycled at all. Decanting wastes yoghurt as it leaves residue in 2 containers.

    Rob on 6th May 2022 at 9:12 am

  • Please can you sell reusable clip tops to replace the ones you’re phasing out?
    Transferring to another container just leaves more yoghurt wasted in the corners. We’d pay £1 each for a couple if they could go into the dishwasher at the end of each use.

    Keith Goodhead on 5th May 2022 at 10:42 pm

  • How about developing and selling a silicone reusable lid that can be bought from your website with money or Yeokens ?

    Innes Buchanan on 5th May 2022 at 10:08 pm

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