Ultima Foods has launched a new yogurt brand at the last week of August, iögo (pronounced yo-go), uses no artificial colours or flavours and is made in Canada. It’s hard to not notice the two dots over loads of advertisements around Vancouver, especially with all the free samples around skytrain stations!
I had a chance to attend their launch party on the last week of August to sample their yogurts and foods cooked with yogurt!
iögo has over 7 verities of yogurt catered to all kinds of people with over 40 different flavours. At the launch party, I had a chance to samples some of varieties of yogurt like the zip, nano and nomad.
The bartender at this event had a feature drink with their nano that was mixed with vodka! Who would have thought vodka and yogurt went well together? The sweetness of the yogurt and fruit toned down the vodka making it a perfect way of mixing an adult yogurt drink.
They had a few dishes that featured their yogurt in the recipe such as their chickpea yogurt spread over bread. It tasted like a light hummus spread.
Another light yogurt mix was their balled tuna salad. Although it was light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day, it lacked flavour.
The Tuna Tar Tar was my favourite but unfortunately it did not incorporate their yogurt in it. The lightly caramelized tuna was severed over a wonton chip and topped off with some green onion.
Diana and Amy decide to play one of their iogo version of “pin the tail on the donkey”. The objective was to stick the eyeballs on the fruit. Can you guess who won?
Carolyn Ray of Casacom started the introductions of the night and featured Isabelle Meplon from Ultima Foods who told us a little more about iögo and how they take pride in their work, not to mention being Canadian as well.
The night ended with Patricia Chuey showing the audience how to cook with yogurt and featured some of her special dishes. Try their new iogo products now as they hit the supermarket shelves.