The Yoghurt Challenge.

Little yoghurt pots, like chocolate milk and biscuits, are very popular in Sri Lanka. You can get them at any kade or supermarket, and they’re usually eaten straight from the pot. Perhaps somewhat strangely, plain seems to be the most popular flavour. So we tried out five local brands of normal set yoghurt to see which was the best. Let’s eat.


The Highland yoghurt tasted a little watery and bland. The consistency, however, is good; it’s firm and not too gloopy. But it’s a bit of a boring yoghurt and the flavours are dull. We wouldn’t go out of our way to get this.

★★☆☆☆ 2.5/5 Rs. 30 for 90g


This yoghurt was actually quite awful. Like with the Rich Life milk in our Milo Challenge, we wondered if it had gone off. It was incredibly sour, tasting sort of limey. The consistency was also kinda thick and a bit too set. We like Kotmale, they have some lovely cheeses, but this yoghurt just isn’t good.

★☆☆☆☆ 1/5 Rs. 30 for 80g


The Newdale is a nice, safe and neutral yoghurt. The consistency is good – it’s well set without being too thick and gelatiney – and it has a slight vanilla taste. This isn’t an amazing yoghurt, but it’s a decent one – you won’t be disappointed.

★★★☆☆ 3/5 Rs.45 for 80g


We loved this. The Ambewela yoghurt is excellent, and it’s a clear winner. It had a great consistency – not too well set (this is personal preference, I prefer them less jelly-ish), creamy and smooth. The flavour is great – it’s nice and tart with the perfect balance of sweetness. This is far, far better than any of the other yoghurts we tried.

★★★★☆ 4.5/5 Rs. 30 for 80g


The Lucky yoghurt came with a tiny little pouch of treacle. This was some very sweet packaging and added a nice touch, but unfortunately neither were very good. The yoghurt tasted kind of like how a hair salon smells – burnt and plasticky. And mixing the treacle in didn’t improve things.

★★☆☆☆ 2/5 Rs. 35 for 80g


Brand Price (Rs) Size (g) Price Per g
Highland 30 90 0.33
Kotmale 30 80 0.38
Newdale 30 80 0.38
Ambewela 30 80 0.38
Lucky 35 80 0.44

The Verdict


Unlike with our biscuit challenge, it was very easy to tell the difference between these yoghurts. There were clear variances in consistency and taste, and Ambewala was an easy winner. You’d be fine going for Ambewela or Newdale (perhaps even Highland), but Lucky and Kotmale we’d recommend staying clear of – unless you enjoy the taste of hair salon.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Cinnamon Lakeside’s delicious High Tea spread- 2022

Cinnamon Lakeside has made an exotic appearance at the main lounge, serving a range of


Cooking with the Silvermill Coconut Culinary Range

As a Sri Lankan, can you imagine cooking without coconut? It is a universally accepted

Highlights Kamu

Cheers to The Great Indian Roast at Bombay Borough

By Hashini Pathirana We are all here for a short time and definitely for a

Highlights Kamu

Get Fuel’d with Street Burger’s All New Lunch Menu!

By Shamrina Carim Street Burger has launched an exciting, affordable, and a simple lunch menu

Highlights Kamu

Fine Dining with a Sri Lankan twist

Black Coral at Jetwing Beach, Negombo By Shanali Fdo Bringing the luxury of fine dining


An epic Saturday brunch at Uga Residence

By Shamrina Carim Rare bar + Kitchen is a quintessential significant historical home that is

Highlights Kamu


A Silver Lining at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Colombo

Seasonal celebrations centered around Resilience of the Nation   Colombo, Wednesday 30th November 2022: Resilience, a


Kingsbury Colombo launches a “Christmas Carriage of Hope”

The Kingsbury Colombo launched their “Christmas Carriage of Hope”, a festive icon that represents the


PickMe celebrates the launch of PickMe Pass!

PickMe had an exciting event where they celebrated the launch of their new initiative PickMe


Shangri-La Colombo Toasts to Five Years of Celebrating the Colorful Joys of Life

Shangri-La Colombo toasts to five years of celebrating the colourful joys of life here in


Don’t miss these 11 Daraz Deals on Electronic Appliances

Daraz 11.11 Biggest Sale! Daraz, the leading e-commerce platform in Sri Lanka, is all prepped


A Cabin Immersed in Nature

The Latest Addition to Hanthana Eco Lodge Delivers a Transcending Experience Inspired by the wonders


Yamu Guide.

5 Places to watch the FIFA World Cup

By RR It's been a week of toasting wins and drowning sorrows around the globe. 

Highlights Yamu Guide

High Tea Buffet Round Up 2022

By Ruchika Seneviratne The exquisite British tradition of High tea has well and truly cemented

Highlights Yamu Guide

Vegan and Vegetarian Spots around Colombo (October 2022)

By RR This article is dedicated to all the vegans and vegetarians out there looking

Highlights Trending Yamu Guide

5 Things to expect at Nelum Kuluna

By Ruchika Seneviratne It is the ‘Full happening’ place in Colombo right now. It seems

Yamu Guide

7 Cozy Cafés around Colombo (October 2022)

By Rahma Rifkhan Every now and then, we all just need to press pause on

Highlights Yamu Guide

6 Stores to get the iPhone14

By Shanali Fdo Bigger and better than ever Apple has done it again! The talk

Highlights Yamu Guide