Viili Yogurt Starter
Product Review (submitted on January 2, 2014):
I was unable to make yogurt with the Viili Yogurt Starter. My initial activation batch was lumpy and watery. I was advised to use this to try and make another batch, but this batch also turned out lumpy and watery even though I controlled the temperature by putting a jar in a water bath in a thermos and I monitored the temp closely. After these two failures, I decided to try the second packet of Viili starter. This one failed to do anything at all. After 48 hours, I still had plain old milk. After a full week of experimentation and failed attempts, I decided to go back to making yogurt in the conventional manner. I have no problems making yogurt with heated milk, keeping it warm in a dutch oven and using organic, European-style plain yogurt as a starter. I wanted to try the Viili because room temperature yogurt sounded much easier. Sadly, this was not the case for me. I wasted time and money on the yogurt starter, as well as, on good organic whole milk that mostly went down the drain.
Note from CFH: If the initial batch does not set properly, please place a tight lid on the jar, store it in the refrigerator, and contact customer support for further troubleshooting advice and tips.