I thought I was just going through a yogurt phase when I started eating yogurt over the summer. 6 months later and I’m still eating yogurt every day. I never eat the same thing for that long, but I really like it and I feel good about eating it.
Part of this interest may be due to my discovery of Greek yogurt. If I had the choice, I’d eat Oikos every day, but since Chobani goes on sale more frequently, I often have Chobani for lunch. A few weeks ago, while clipping coupons from the Sunday paper, I discovered a coupon for a new Greek yogurt from Yoplait. This weekend I finally tracked some down at my local Price Chopper supermarket.
Maybe Yoplait had heard that I was no longer eating their original yogurt, since I discovered a couple months ago that it contained High Fructose Corn Syrup, and wanted my business back? Their Greek yogurt does not contain HFCS.
I picked up a container of plain and a container of honey vanilla, since plain, honey or vanilla are the flavors we most often consume. Yoplait Greek Yogurt also comes in strawberry and blueberry.
Anyway, down to the results:
Price Comparison (at my local supermarket):
Chobani $1.39 (6 oz.)
Oikos $1.99 (5.3 oz)
Yoplait $1.19 (6 oz)
I was pleasantly surprised by Yoplait’s new Greek yogurt. The plain was quite a bit thicker than the honey-vanilla, which was only a bit thicker than regular yogurt. The flavor was really good though (I preferred the honey-vanilla, Brian preferred the plain).
Would I buy Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt again? Yes. The taste is comparable to the other brands I usually eat and the price (though Chobani and Oikos often go on sale) is better. If next week all of the Greek Yogurt is regular price, I’ll probably get Yoplait and be just as satisfied.
Last August (before Yoplait hit the scene) Serious Eats did a Greek Yogurt taste test.
Mark Bittman’s Minimalist column just featured instructions for making your own greek yogurt. (Clearly not the only one to do so, but the most recent in my Reader)
What’s your favorite kind (brand, style, flavor) of yogurt?
Disclaimer: I reviewed these products out of my own curiosity and love for yogurt. I paid for the yogurt myself and received no compensation from Yoplait or any other entity.