Greek FAQ's

What is Anchor Greek and what flavours are available?

Anchor Greek is a low fat Greek yoghurt made with Authentic Greek Cultures, giving it a thick and creamy texture. It is delicious and nutritious – a perfect option to enjoy every day. Anchor Greek has no artificial colours and is available in 700g tubs.

There are three different varieties - Natural Unsweetened, Manuka Honey and Blackberry

 

What makes Anchor Greek different to Greek Style yoghurt?

Anchor Greek is made with Authentic Greek cultures from Greece (S. thermophilus DC 29 strain from artisanal Greek yoghurt).

Where can you buy Anchor Greek?

Anchor Greek is available at supermarkets nationwide.  If you are having problems finding Anchor Greek, please contact us on 0800 103 778 or email talktous@fonterra.com

Is Anchor Greek New Zealand made?

Yes, Anchor Greek is made right here in New Zealand with the goodness of Anchor milk.

After purchasing Anchor Greek yoghurt, how long will it last until expiring?

If correctly refrigerated, Anchor Greek will last until the date listed on each individual pot. Once opened, the yoghurt will stay fresh for up to 7 days. 

How much protein is in Anchor Greek and where does it come from?

Anchor Greek Natural Unsweetened yoghurt contains 6.4 grams of protein per 100 grams.  The flavoured Anchor Greek yoghurt varieties contain 5.5-5.7 grams of protein per 100 grams. The source of protein in Anchor Greek yoghurt comes from using cow’s milk and dairy protein powders. 

Is Anchor Greek a source of calcium?

Yes, Anchor Greek Yoghurt is a source of dairy calcium, with at least 24% of an adult’s daily calcium requirements in every 150 gram serve.  However, calcium requirements do vary, depending on age and gender

Calcium is important to help build strong bones and teeth as part of a healthy diet.

How much fat is in Anchor Greek Yoghurt?

Anchor Greek Yoghurts are all low in fat and contain 2.5-3.0% fat. The low fat level reflects the natural fat content of the dairy ingredients used to make Anchor Greek. 

How can Anchor Greek be low in fat when it tastes so thick and creamy?

The naturally high dairy protein levels and Authentic Greek cultures used to make Anchor Greek Yoghurt creates a thick and creamy yoghurt texture. 

Does Anchor Greek Yoghurt contain cultures?

Yes. S. thermophilus DC 29 strain from artisanal Greek yoghurt, L. bulgaricus and L. acidophilus

Is the milk pasteurised?

Yes. The cow’s milk used to make Anchor Greek Yoghurt is pasteurised before making the yoghurt.  Anchor Greek Yoghurt is not pasteurised as this would destroy the live yoghurt cultures.

Is it real fruit mixed with Greek Yoghurt?

Anchor Greek Yoghurt fruit varieties contain fruit blends that do include real fruit mixed with the yoghurt portion.  

How much sugar is in Anchor Greek Yoghurt?

Anchor Greek Natural Unsweetened yoghurt contains only 1.5g sugar per 100g which is naturally occurring due to the presence of lactose in milk. The flavoured variants (Manuka Honey and Blackberry) contain between 7.1-7.3g of sugar per 100g. 18% of the sugar in Anchor Greek flavoured yoghurt variants is naturally occurring from the lactose in milk, and the remaining is added sugar from the fruit or honey preparation. 

Is there added sugar in Anchor Greek yoghurt?

Yes, there is added sugar in Anchor Greek Blackberry and Manuka Honey variants which comes from the fruit and honey preparations that are added to the plain yoghurt. Anchor Greek flavoured variants contain less than 2 ¼ teaspoons of added sugar per serve. There is no added sugar in the Anchor Greek Natural Unsweetened yoghurt, only naturally occurring lactose (milk sugar). 

Why have you added sugar to Anchor Greek Yoghurt?

A small amount of sugar can be helpful to improve the taste of nutrient-rich foods like yoghurt – just as you might add honey and fruit to unsweetened yoghurt at home. The sugar in the fruit preparations used in Anchor Greek also has a functional purpose. It can be challenging to make a no added sugar fruit yoghurt because the sugar acts as a preservative to help slow down the loss in quality of the fruit over time.

Is Anchor Greek natural? Are there any artificial ingredients or preservatives?

Anchor Greek Natural Unsweetened Plain yoghurt does not contain any additives.

The fruited variants do contain approved food additives.  These food additives may include preservative 202 (Potassium Sorbate) which helps keep food safe right up to the best before date; acidity regulators (Citric Acid and Sodium Citrates) to give fruit its characteristic tang, improve the consistency of fruit and prevent natural fruit discolouration or browning.   

These additives are commonly used in food products to ensure product quality and safety.  All food additives and food ingredients must be compliant with legislation set by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to ensure they are safe to eat.

Anchor Greek is free from artificial colours.

On the ingredients list there are numbers listed, what do these mean?

These numbers (also known as ‘E-numbers’) are simply used to identify ingredients added to foods.  The food additive names can be confusing so each food ingredient is given a short code number.  This code number indicates that the added ingredient has undergone strict safety assessments by regulatory agencies such as Food Standards Australian New Zealand (FSANZ) to ensure that it is approved for use in food and safe to consume.

Is Anchor Greek Gluten free?

Anchor Greek does not contain any gluten-containing ingredients

Does Anchor Greek Yoghurt contain gelatin?

No, Anchor Greek Yoghurt does not contain gelatin.

Is Anchor Greek Yoghurt suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, Anchor Greek Yoghurt is suitable for vegetarians

Is Anchor Greek Yoghurt okay if I am lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance is a condition where people may be unable to tolerate significant quantities of lactose (the naturally occurring sugar in milk) as they have a shortage of the enzyme (lactase) which breaks the lactose down in order to digest it. The severity and symptoms of lactose intolerance may vary individually but many people with lactose intolerance may be able to consume some dairy products, such as hard cheese - which is naturally very low in lactose - and yoghurt - which contains live cultures which have already broken down some of the lactose.

Lactose intolerance is different to cow’s milk allergy which is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition where all dairy products must be strictly avoided. Anchor Greek Yoghurt is NOT suitable for someone with a dairy or cow’s milk allergy.

If you have questions about lactose intolerance or dairy/cow’s milk allergy, please speak with a health professional for confirmation and advice specific to your individual needs.

What are the allergens in Anchor Greek Yoghurt?

The main allergen in Anchor Greek Yoghurt is cow’s milk. Anchor Greek Yoghurt contains no other ingredients that are required to be declared as common allergens; however, we recommend you read the ingredients list carefully and consult with a health professional if you have any concerns about a specific allergen.  Please visit this site to learn more about allergens in foods.

If there is liquid on top of my yoghurt when I open it, is that okay?

Yes, some natural separation can occur as we try to keep our products as natural as possible. The liquid is called 'whey', which consists mostly of water but also contains some protein and other minerals. Simply stir the liquid back in before eating.

Does Anchor Greek count as a 'serve of dairy'?

Yes – one 150 gram serve of Anchor Greek Yoghurt may counts towards one of your daily serves of dairy. If you have any other questions or comments, please contact us on talktous@fonterra.com