Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Kalypso over other “Greek” yogurts?
We very often get asked this question. We would like to let you decide after you taste our seductively delicious yogurt. But if you really have to know, many other yogurts are styled after Greek yogurts or claim to be “authentic” or “Greek.” Kalypso Greek is made in the traditional way, the same way it has always been made for generations. We never add any artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Instead, our grass fed milk is delivered daily, we carefully select the finest fruit and ingredients, and take care to strain our yogurt to remove 97% of the excess whey. This is what gives Kalypso Greek its velvety and creamy texture.
Are there any benefits to eating Kalypso?
Yes, there are too many to list! But we’ll give it a go. Kalypso Greek Yogurt is definitely the ideal treat. Great for post workouts, kids, moms and anybody looking for a healthy Mediterranean diet treat that will keep you feeling full and energized for a long time. Kalypso Yogurt is a healthier choice compared to most other snacks.
Our unique recipe and straining process hasn’t changed for generations. The result is a 97% whey free, creamier and richer yogurt that has double the protein, less carbs and none/less of the fat than regular yogurt. Kalypso Greek also contains 3 types of live and active cultures which aid with our digestion.
Why is Kalypso yogurt so creamy?
We utilize a unique straining process, the same way that it has been done for generations. This process eliminates 97% of the whey protein and liquid. Leaving a creamy and velvety smooth yogurt for you to enjoy. In fact it takes approximately 4 gallons of milk in order to produce just 1 gallon of our Kalypso Yogurt.
How does Kalypso’s fruit on the bottom of your flavored yogurts taste so fresh?
We use only non-gmo certified fruit and is always of the highest quality. No artificial sweeteners, preservatives, gelatins or flavors. That’s a promise!
In fact our fruit is sourced from its most ideal growing locations, for example Maine blueberries, Washington Black Cherries and Madagascar Vanilla.
Is the milk that Kalypso uses rBST and antibiotic free?
Yes! Our milk farmers guarantee that all milk is rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin) and antibiotic free.
We at Kalypso, use only milk from happy grass fed cows not treated with rBST, as some studies have shown that cows treated with rBST suffer negative health consequences.
*(According to the FDA, no significant difference has been shown, and no test can now distinguish, between milk from rBST treated cows and untreated cows.)
What exactly are live and active cultures and probiotics?
Live and Active Cultures are living organisms, or “cultures,” added to milk in order to make yogurt. The two cultures that the phrase “live and active cultures,” refers to are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.
Often called “starter cultures” when they are added to milk, they convert the milk into yogurt during fermentation. This fermentation process is what creates yogurt, with its unique taste, texture and health benefits.
We proudly use Live and Active Cultures and never heat treat our yogurt after fermentation. This way our custom blended cultures remain alive and viable throughout our products’ shelf life.
Probiotics (often called “good bacteria”) are living organisms found in certain foods and dietary supplements that help replenish and strengthen the bacteria naturally living in your body. These good bacteria are often under tremendous stress due to our busy lifestyles. Luckily Kalypso Greek looks to replenish these by adding Lactobacillus acidophilus. We are simply promoting a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle.
Where can I find the expiration date?
The expiration date is located on our tamper proof lid on most Kalypso cups. If it’s not on the lid, check the bottom of your cup .
Why isn’t sugar listed as an ingredient in your Nonfat Plain Kalypso Yogurt?
Simple! The 5 grams of sugar listed on the nutrition facts panel of our Nonfat Plain Yogurt is a naturally occurring type of sugar found in dairy products called “lactose.”Lactose, or “milk sugar,” accounts for these 5 grams as we never add sugar to our yogurt.
Can I eat Kalypso Yogurt if I am lactose intolerant?
Many people experience some level of discomfort from lactose, this varies by person of course. You can eat Kalypso Greek Yogurt without any worries.
Our unique straining process eliminates 97% of the lactose in our yogurt.
Does Kalypso make a whole milk version of its Original Greek Yogurt?
The answer is yes! Our original Greek Strained Yogurt first came in whole milk. Due to increasing demand we later introduced our non-fat version. If you don’t see our whole milk yogurt please ask for it!
Is Kalypso Greek Yogurt gluten-free?
Yes! All of our Greek Yogurt products are naturally gluten-free, which means they contain no wheat, rye, or barley or other gluten-containing thickeners, gelatins, gum blends, or stabilizers.
In fact, we are working on getting our products certified.
How much calcium is in Kalypso?
Depending on which variety you are enjoying, there is approximately 150-200mg of calcium in every 6oz cup of Kalypso. That’s 15-20% of the Daily Value for this important bone-building nutrient.
Where did you get the cute idea of offering terracotta cups?
At the Kalypso Creamery we are steeped in tradition and keeping things authentic. Terracotta cups are the traditional way of serving Greek Yogurt back home. Besides. these cups are healthier to eat out of as opposed to the plastic or clear glass that other companies offer. And best of all they are sustainable, which means they won’t be filling landfills anytime soon. We care about the environment!
What do I do with all my cups?
We are currently working on a recycling program with our distributors. We also encourage you to recycle them with your glass bottles if you wish. Or, perhaps donate them to a local school for arts and crafts or start an herb garden at home. There are many uses for them. If you have any brilliant ideas please share them with us, we would love to know. Keep in mind that our pots are oven, freezer and microwave safe too!
Where is the name Kalypso from?
Kalypso Yogurt was inspired by our founder Nick. When creating his own Odyssey during a never ending island hopping adventure on the Greek Islands, he was reminded of another Odyssey written by one of the most revered ancient Greek poets, Homer. Kalypso was a mystical character in a poem that portrayed a seductive nymph that detained Odysseus for several years from returning home to his family. Hence our tag line:
Kalypso Yogurt “Seductively Delicious.”