I thought it would be good to compare 'apples to apples'..or in this
case, 'strawberries to strawberries', so I got the strawberry version of
each of the Greek yogurts, rather than plain. The seven brands I tried
in this test were Dannon Oikos, Fage, Yoplait, Kroger, Voskos, Brown
Cow, and Chobani.
I tried so many different kinds, and each had a little different taste.
Overall, I liked the Dannon Oikos the best. My least favorite was Brown
Cow. Here was the ranking, based on taste. I took a picture, and listed
them. And...just so you know, this little guy liked all of them the
same. He ate the equivalent of 3 yogurts for this taste test.
- Dannon Oikos (The best! Great consistency, and the best combo of flavor and sweetness)
- Fage (good consistency, good flavor, but a little more expensive than the others)
- Yoplait (very sweet, didn't have enough strawberry flavor)
- Tie: Voskos, Chobani, Store Brand (all tasted about the same in
terms of sweetness and flavor! Not very sweet, and didn't have enough
- Brown Cow (Tasted bitter, and had no flavor)
Cost wise, they are all about the same, except for
the Kroger brand. It is about 20-30% cheaper per ounce: Unfortunately, I
lost the receipt that says the exact numbers. But, the Kroger brand is
is about 0.80 cents, and the others range from $1.00 to $1.50.
Sometimes, you can get certain brands on sale, but I've never seen them
go lower than 88 cents. In general, I think greek yogurt is a little too
expensive for regular consumption in our house.
thing I did this time, which I wish I would have done sooner, is look
at the nutritional content. Fage is the only one with any fat (still,
only 2.5 grams though). All of them pretty much had the same amount of
sugar, between 10 and 19 grams. I was surprised that the bitter-tasting
brown cow had 19 grams of sugar. I thought it would have a lot less than
that. And, in terms of calories, Fage and Chobani both had the most at
140 calories. The least was Yoplait, which was 100 calories.So, health
wise, they were all comparable. But, Fage is a little worse for you than
the others. Yoplait and Dannon were pretty much the best.
I'd say buy Dannon! I thought the taste difference was enough to
warrant an extra 20 cents. If you do buy a lot of Greek yogurt, however,
it might be better to go with the store brand- it will save you quite a
bit of money in the long run.
try making your own! If you just make homemade yogurt and strain it
using some cheesecloth, you can get yogurt that is the right
consistency. I haven't done a cost analysis, but it should be quite a
bit cheaper than buying Greek yogurt! And, if you add some strawberry
jam, it should taste just as good as the store-bought brands.
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