Woolworths introduces yoghurts with an African flavour

Woolworths has launched a range of fruity yoghurts paired with traditional African botanicals including baobab, buchu and rooibos. Each of the botanicals has been paired with favourite South African fruits including naartjie and peach.

 The African Extracts range is made from Woolworths’ low fat Ayrshire milk, which is free of the synthetic hormone rBST (generally given to dairy cows to increase milk production). In line with the rest of Woolworths’ yoghurt range, these yoghurts have no added preservatives. Woolworths has also added HOWARU™ probiotic cultures which are clinically proven to stimulate the immune system and aid lactose digestion when eaten regularly.

Woolies African drinking yoghurtsIn keeping with Woolworths’ Good business journey goals (and like other Woolworths’ yoghurts) they’’re packed in recyclable containers and the buchu & baobab extracts have been sustainably sourced from Paarl-based Afriplex. These flavour/extracts are delivered to Nu Berry who makes the yoghurt base for two co-manufacturers, The Dairy Connection in Killarney Gardens, Cape Town (the rooibos variant), and Fairfield Dairies in Howick, KZN.

The fruit flavours have been carefully selected to complement the subtle flavours of the African extracts:

  • The mild-flavoured fruit of the baobab tree, known in Africa as the ‘upside down tree’, has long been used to make a refreshing drink. The subtle flavour of baobab is complemented by either prickly pear or naartjie.
  • Buchu, a small, highly aromatic shrub that thrives on the cool mountain slopes of the Western Cape, has been used for centuries by the Khoi people as a herbal remedy. Its unique flavour is complemented by granadilla or blackcurrant.
  • Most South Africans are familiar with the refreshing taste of rooibos, which is naturally caffeine free and low in tannins. Orange, fynbos honey and peach provide ideal complements for the distinctive flavour of rooibos.

The range of creamy, delicious yoghurts includes the following:

  • 150g tubs: Naartjie with Baobab; Granadilla with Buchu; Peach with Rooibos & a hint of ginger.
  • 1kg tub: Rooibos.
  • • 300ml drinking yoghurts: Orange with Rooibos; Naartjie with Baobab; Blackcurrant with Buchu.
  • • Convenient packs of 6 x 100 ml tubs are available in an ‘all rooibos” combination.

The new African Extracts Ayrshire yoghurt range is available at most Woolworths foodmarkets nationwide.