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 happily buy reusable lids with my yeokens

    Kate Howard on 24th May 2022 at 10:43 am

  • My main concern would be online delivery- sometimes well sealed items leak they are bounced around in a van for hours. Lids for tokens are a good idea.

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 10:22 am

  • I have been saving my plastic lids and reusing for ages. Sadly other products have discontinued lids which are not the same size. It would be good if all products used the same circumference pots to enable interchange of lids.

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 10:12 am

  • With home delivery I found that yogurts without the plastic tops were more likely to puncture.,

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 10:05 am

  • I have a store of old lids BUT as I do online shopping yoghurt pots without a plastic lid invariably come leaking so even more wasteful because the supermarket has to refund me for the purchase and it is wasted!

    Penelope Matthews on 24th May 2022 at 9:52 am

  • Reusable lids please, preferably paid for with Yeokens. Ideally dishwashable.
    Beeswax wraps are expensive and don’t stick well to plastic. Saucers perched on top get knocked off and finish up smashed on the floor. Transferring to other containers wastes expensive yoghurt.

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 9:51 am

  • The beeswax are very expensive!! I bought a set of silicone stretch tops .. much cheaper & can be washed easily!!

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 9:37 am

  • This is OK for the smaller pots but certainly not the larger ones. Will probably stop buying the larger pots if there is no protective lid.

    Tina on 24th May 2022 at 9:30 am

  • I agree that you should make a custom-fit silicone lid as a more robust replacement. Decanting is not a convenient alternative – and, of course the pot without its paper cover is not recycled widely.

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 9:28 am

  • I agree with the previous comments and would definitely buy a more permanent reusable pot lid if you produce one. The saucer idea is fine but causes a tip hazard in my high fridge. I also have tried reusing the current plastic lids but they don’t last that long and tend to split and crack. I simply love your yoghurt.

    Anonymous on 24th May 2022 at 9:16 am

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