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Which kefir is best?

As people learn about the importance of kefir for improving gut health, there are more kefir choices out there.

But which kefir is best for you and your family?

We always think the best people to ask, are customers who have actually tried the kefir.

Here’s a comparison of the Trustpilot reviews for kefir companies in the UK, with links so that you can check the results for yourself, and read what other consumers have to say!

RatingScore# Reviews
Chuckling GoatExcellent4.94160
Nourish KefirAverage3.21
Yeo ValleyAverage2.94
Arla Foods UKPoor2.57
King Of Kefirunreviewed0

Chuckling Goat –
Nourish Kefir –
Yeo Valley –
Arla Foods UK –

19 thoughts on “Which kefir is best?

  1. I have a lactose intolerance and really need to get some probiotics in my system. Will I be able to tolerate CG Kefir??

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Robert,

      Our kefir is considered lactose free, as the lactose is consumed during the fermentation process. 😊

      Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything further we can help with.

      Best wishes,

  2. Hi, I’ve been making my own milk Kefir for several years, I have bacterial overgrowth as a result of having my colon removed. I have been very well and haven’t needed to take medication.
    Recently I renewed my Kefir as it was of poorer quality. I bought further grains. However since then, although the Kefir is doing well, my digestive system is very upset to the point where the Kefir is not helping at all. This is rather a shock!!
    I’m not sure why this has happened, could it have pathogens? And whilst I wait to talk to my colon consultant , I’m considering bought Kefir but need the highest level of good bacteria.
    I’d appreciate your advice and opinion. Your reviews seem very good!!

    Many many thanks
    Sue Frisby

    1. Hi Sue,

      Each kefir product is unique – we would advise getting it microbiologically tested through your local health food lab. You may also wish to try lowering your dosage, in case you’re experiencing a detox reaction.

      Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything we can help with.😊

      Best wishes,

  3. Hi Francine,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment. 😊

    That’s no problem at all – I can confirm that your subscription has been cancelled and no further payment will be taken.

    If there’s anything else we can help with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

    Best wishes,

  4. I was very surprised to read in Tuesday’s daily mail that Chuckling Goat’s kefir scored 2 out 10 the poorest of those reported on.
    I drink your Kefir goats milk every day, I do not know if it is doing me any good, I have to be guided by reports.
    I do not have a particular complaint, I use it just for good health.
    What is your opinion of the report and how should I interpret it.
    Look forward to your comment.

    1. We are frankly baffled by this article, and are seeking both an apology and a retraction, based on the fact that the scientific statements in the article were simply incorrect.

      The power and efficacy of our kefir speaks for itself, as exhibited in the 4.9 out of 5 Trustpilot rating that we have received from more than 4,000 very happy customers. Read what our customers have to say here:

      This blog post compares consumer Trustpilot reviews for all the companies cited in the article, here: We think this speaks for itself.

      The data processing of Chuckling Goat kefir sequencing data by Atlas Biomed in 2020 showed that its major bacterial components were two Lactobacillus species – L. kefiranofaciens (84% of the total bacterial abundance) and L. kefiri/parabuchneri/sunkii/otakiensis (10%). (Atlas Biomed report, 2020)

      They were followed by Acetobacter sp./fabarub (5%); known for its pathogen suppression as follows: “Remarkably, the culture filtrate of the novel isolate Acetobacter fabarum inhibited the growth of all seven pathogenic bacteria in a dose‐dependent manner, which was superior to acetic acid solution of same pH value. Our findings suggest that the A. fabarum DH1801 strain forms a protective barrier during kefir fermentation against contamination by foodborne pathogens.”

      The remaining 1% of bacteria are a variety of assorted bacterial strains which boost the diversity of the microbiome, a critical function for optimal human health. Science here:

      Our kefir is perfectly suited for people who are immunosuppressed. We are currently working with the NHS on clinical trials, testing the ability of our kefir to boost the immune systems of oncology patients prior to the anticipated second spike of COVID-19. Write-up here:

      Science undisputedly shows that in fact goats milk is more beneficial to human health than cow’s milk. (

      And the science is also clear on the fact that among its many superior health benefits, goats milk is less allergenic than cow’s milk. Most people who are intolerant of cow milk are actually sensitive to one of the proteins found in it, A1 casein, and lack the ability to digest it. Goat milk contains only A2 casein. That makes it, protein-wise, the closest milk to human breast milk, with the least allergenic response.

      Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to circle back! ; )

      1. Is the Test Pilot showing an accurate %? Your reviews numbered over 4,000 the other Kefir reviews were under 10! Doing the Sum – it is Not a true comparison, is it?
        By the way, I do drink Kefir, I’ve made my own and shop bought, I’d like to try yours if you would help my find a stockist in South Somerset please.
        Kind regards


        1. Hi Laura,

          Trust Pilot is a completely independent third party, which we have no control over customer reviews. The Sheer number of reviews goes to show how popular our kefir is! 😊

          That’s great, our products are only available directly through ourselves – orders can be placed via the website, or by phone (01239 654072).

          Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything we can help with.

          Best wishes,

  5. I have tried a course of chuckling goat kefir on three separate occasions because of its reviews and nutritional content.
    However, despite the fact that i can eat almost every type of food, I cannot manage to drink regularly this goat kefir. I have had to force it down in small quantities. A shame, but the taste is too strong and was not enjoyable. So I have now turned to creamy milk kefir which is very tasty but maybe not as beneficial .

    1. The taste that you’re noticing is butyric acid, which is the flavour in Parmesan cheese. Butyrate is so powerfully anti-inflammatory and beneficial for human health that it is sold on its own as a health supplement. Good medicine doesn’t always taste good! But the health benefits are worth it. Try blending it up with bananas and berries – makes a lovely smoothie ; )

  6. I agree with these favourable reviews. Your kefir has made a huge improvement in my gut health. No other probiotic kefir I’ve tried has comparable “life and energy”
    I drink “CG kefir” daily in a home made, mainly veg., smoothie from your delicious recipe book and incorporate pro-biotics such as ground manioc, inulin etc . I have massively increased my daily consumption of raw superfoods and I’ve been much more resistant to the infections suffered by those around me. So I’d give the “Chuckling Goat rating of 5 stars ! Thanks to everyone up there on the farm!

  7. Chuckling Goat (CG) Kefir by far the best I’ve tried.
    I’m already seeing and feeling the benefits of CG Kefir, which is after only a few weeks.
    I’ve tried other better tasting Kefir brands that have had little, if any, tangible or noticeable benefits.

  8. Hi
    My delivery arrived today from Chuckling Goat and I had my first glass of Kafir. I really liked it and look forward to drinking it over the next few weeks.

    1. Hi Lesley,

      That’s so great to hear – thank you for getting in touch!

      Keep us posted, and please don’t hesitate to get back in touch if there’s anything we can help you with 🙂

      Best wishes,

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