Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What's the difference between your Greek Yogurts?



I have recently discovered Greek Yogurt ( well, it's been a few months now) but it's still new to me. I think everyone else has been on this bandwagon for quite a while, but since I am not a fan of regular yogurt, the sound of Greek yogurt didn't appeal to me.  I wanted to like yogurt, I really did. With options like Boston Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Coconut Custard, and Peaches and Cream, the thought of a cup of yogurt sounded good. I think it's the consistency that I didn't like.  


I only tried Greek yogurt because my husband got a coupon for it at the grocery store and decided to bring one home for me to try.  I never thought I would like it, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I eat so much of it now that I like to buy it in the larger containers instead of the single serve cups.  The only problem I've found with this is that every time I pull the larger container out of the fridge, I have to pour the liquid off the top of it. I like my yogurt as thick as possible.


I've experimented with a few different brands of Greek Yogurt and I'm hoping to get some advice from you folks

These are a few that I've tried recently.


Besides The Thick and creamy Yoplait, I can't say I was a fan of any of these. And I don't like the ones with the fruit on the bottom.


I recently bought this Simply Balanced brand  because it was on sale at Target. This is awful!  It was not thick and it was suppose to be vanilla flavored but I didn't taste any vanilla at all.




I'm actually going to say that this Wal-mart brand is the best that I have tried so far. It is the thickest I've had and I can definitely taste the vanilla flavoring.

 As far as non Greek Yogurts, there are two that I enjoy ( probably because of their consistency).

Yoplait Whips. Now this, I thoroughly enjoyed. The chocolate flavor is my favorite and it tasted just like chocolate mousse. I could eat 10 of these in a row!

I also liked what use to be called Yoplait Simply. It had a gold foil top instead of the traditional silver. This was very hard to find. In fact, only one grocery store in my area would carry it and I only ever saw it in the vanilla flavor ( But that's okay because that's my favorite. I'm boring like that) . I can no longer find that kind of yogurt but I see now that my local stores carry the Thick and Creamy by Yoplait.  I bought this once and it was good. I wonder if this is what replaced the Simply version.

What is your favorite Greek Yogurt?  Can you recommend a good thick brand to me?

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42 comments:

  1. My favorite Greek yogurt is Chobani. I buy 10 at a time and usually have one every day or every other day. I love that they keep me full, but I also like the fruit on the bottom. The apple cinnamon and blueberry are my favorites.

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    1. I've tried Chobani Vanilla but I don't really remember what I thought of it. I know it was either that one or the Dannon one that I didn't care for. I may have to give it another try!

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  2. I tried both regular yogurt and Greek yogurt a couple years ago and I couldn't eat it. I'm with you on the consistency, I didn't know whether to slurp it like jello or chew it. I like it in smoothies but I can't eat it by itself.

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    1. Haha, That's it exactly Lesley! Have you tried the Yoplait Whips? They are probably my favorite but they don't give you very much in the container.

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  3. I love Chobani, but we don't have it here in the Netherlands. I suppose it makes it easier to stick to paleo meals :) I also don't like yogurts with fruit on bottom - it's much nicer to add your own fresh or frozen.

    Thanks for hosting :)

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    1. I agree. I'll add my own fruit, but I don't like it when it is already mixed in the yogurt. I think it gives it a slimy taste.

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    2. Haha! That's the perfect way to describe it!

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  4. The best one I've tried is Fage but it's generally pricier than the others. I usually use Chobani. I also just get the plain variety and add fruit and flavorings on my own. I'm not a fan of the pre-flavored yogurts.

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    1. I agree with not being a fan of the flavored ones. I always think they sound good but I always end up enjoying the vanilla the most.

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  5. I'm really picky about Greek yogurt, because if it has too much of the sour taste, I can't do it. The favorite I've had so far is Chobani, but that's because it has the fruit and stuff to cut the sour taste.

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    1. I know what you mean about the sour taste. I think that's why I like the vanilla flavored ones. Especially when it is a strong vanilla flavoring.

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  6. I'm a huge Chobani fan, especially the Strawberry Banana flavor. Yum! Sometimes I'll also get plain Greek yogurt and add fresh strawberries and granola to the top.

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    1. Seems like a lot of people like Chobani! I may have to give it another try.

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  7. I am not a fan of the Target brand either, I really like Fage {I also eat it plain} and the Trader Joe's Brand!

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    1. Yea, I will never buy that Target brand again. I had to add Cool Whip to it to in order to thicken it up and give it any sort of flavor!

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    1. Is it pomegranate flavored or is it actual fruit in it?

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  9. I eat Greek Yogurt everyday but I only eat Fage 0%. The chobani and other brands (while some taste good) thye have a TON of sugar in them. The Fage is super thick and I usually add a touch of honey and top it with some almonds, berries or homemade granola.

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    1. if it's super thick than I would like it. Does it come in Vanilla or just plain?

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of yogurt either, but I like The Greek Gods honey vanilla flavor. I add a little granola and fresh raspberries. :)

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    1. I have never heard of this brand but the Honey Vanilla flavoring sounds good! I think I had a shampoo that was Honey Vanilla...haha

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  11. Have you tried Oikos? It's delicious and the only one that doesn't taste like sour milk for me.

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    1. Honestly, I can't remember. I know that I had wanted to but don't know if I ever bought it. That brand is definitely on my list to try anyway.

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  12. I'm a big fan of Stoneyfield, but some of them have a lot of sugar in them. I use the Target vanilla in smoothies, but I've never had it on its own so I'm not sure how it really tastes. I used to love those Chobani flips, but I think they discontinued my favorite flavor and also Chobani has been really dropping the ball lately and the consistency of their yogurt seems to have gotten really weird. I guess I'm still on the hunt for the perfect one too!

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    1. Yea, I don't think I liked the chobani either. Have you tried the Wal mart brand Greek yogurt? So far, that's the winner in my book.

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  13. I loooove Greek yogurt! I'm not partial to any brand since I just buy plain fat free (no extra flavors). I like to mix in fresh berries with plain yogurt and sometimes add a tablespoon of honey or coconut for a little something extra!

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    1. I've only ever bought plain yogurt one time and it was to use in a recipe. I always imagined that it would taste like sour cream ( which I am not a fan of).

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  14. Not a huge fan of yogurt to begin with, but I found if I mix homemade granola from the local Italian deli with the Yoplait Greek Vanilla yogurt, I can inhale it in about 30 seconds. Yum-o!

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    1. Yea, I've mixed mine with granola and just regular cereal as well.

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  15. I'm a huge Fage fan! Low sugar, high protein (20gr!) I buy the 0% or 2% and mix in my own fruit, granola, honey etc, although they also have some delicious flavors. I love the thickness. It's great for overnight oats and in smoothies too!

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    1. I'll have to try that. Thanks for the advice.

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  16. Yep - like some mentioned. Fage is the only one I like for thickness. Stonyfield Farm is great for the vanilla but its very thin. I do like to use it for dessert though - that's how good the vanilla is. But Fage is always my winner. Honey on it? YUM! & its so thick, I use it on potatoes.

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  17. Oh... ps. - its very expensive in grocery stores, but its like $2.00 less at Sam's Club.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! it sound like everyone likes that Fage. I must try it. (Right after I learn how to pronounce it)!

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  18. Chobani is actually a great brand and I really enjoy the taste! However, when I decide it's a little to pricey, I do enjoy the Yoplait whips. In fact I have 20 sitting in my fridge right now because they were 20 for $10 at the store last weekend:)

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    1. Wow, that is a great deal! The best deal our stores give are 10 for $10. My favorite is the chocolate or the chocolate raspberry. What's yours?

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  19. I love plain 0% Chobani. I buy it in the big container too and mix in lots of fruit and granola. It also tastes heavenly with honey drizzled on it!! Because I don't eat gelatin, I have to read the labels on a lot of yogurts because many contain gelatin. Chobani makes me happy with their short ingredients list and I have gotten used to the flavor!

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  20. I use chobani for greek though I've heard the yoplait is good? I need to try it and see for myself :) As far as plain yogurt I like either stonyfield vanilla or strawberry. makes for a good sweet treat when I'm craving something like ice cream!

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  21. My favorite is La Liberte. after I tried it, I can't eat any other brand. It's a little pricey but totally worth it.

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  22. I've been eating Fage plain for years - I sprinkle some cinnamon on it, add either cut-up fresh strawberries or a scant quarter cup of Craisins, and my homemade granola. Sooooo good! It did take me a little while to get used to the plain flavor, but I love it now. Fage goes on sale for $1/container quite often.

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  23. I get plain, fat free yogurt because it has a lot less sugar and much more protein than the flavored kinds. It definitely doesn't taste that great but I want it for the protein! Usually I mix a tbsp of sugar free jelly in to give it a little bit of flavor.

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  24. I like Chobani flip, but mainly only Almond Coco-Loco and Nutty for "Nana. I have texture issues with yogurt so it I don't mix something crunchy in with it it makes me gag.

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