I never liked greek yogurt until this last year and even now I have a difficult time remembering which kinds I've tried and liked or hated. I love that you get a hefty serving of protein with greek yogurt since I don't always have a protein like chicken or shrimp or meat during other parts of the day. They are definitely not all equal - some are thicker than others, some are sweeter, some have fruit at the bottom. While I know it's sort of like comparing apples and oranges, I thought I would set off to actually keep track of the different kinds I've been trying and share my thoughts with you all on the 6 varieties below!
Dannon Oikos - Peach
Fruit on the Bottom, Greek Nonfat Yogurt (5.3oz, 130 calories, 12g protein, 19g sugar)
Trader Joe's - Pomegranate
Greek Yogurt Nonfat, 0% milkfat (5.3 oz, 110 calories, 14g protein, 11g sugar)
Nonfat Greek Yogurt (6 oz, 140 calories, 14g protein, 19g sugar)
Chobani is one of the more recognizable greek yogurts that's been around since before the big greek yogurt craze. It's my usual go to because it's not too sweet, the consistency is just thick enough and I like the variety of flavors they have. I try to stock up when they're on sale because as with all greek yogurts, they're on the expensive side of yogurt options.
Fage - Cherry Pomegranate
Nonfat greek strained yogurt (5.3 oz, 130 calories, 13g protein, 16g sugar)
0% milk fat, thick and creamy greek yogurt (5.3oz, 110 calories, 12g protein, 12g sugar)
At first stir, no fruit or syrup is on the bottom, which is good. There are small pieces of fruit mixed right in already. This yogurt is really thick but not overly sweet. I'm not sure if all yogurt is gluten free, but they market themselves as being this and "all-natural." I'll admit it felt a little chalky on my tongue at first, but I liked the flavor (though it's not super tropical) and, as usual, the addition of the granola only made it better. Verdict: I would buy this brand again I think.
This one definitely tastes vanilla and more like a regular yogurt than Greek yogurt - it's much less thick than the others. I liked the crunchy granola (mostly just oats it seems like) as a treat mixed in and the strawberry mixture on bottom changes the color to make it a bit pink but not super flavorful, definite sweetness to the flavor. This one seems like a flashier option for those trying to make the transition to greek yogurt - and it's also a bit more expensive because of the extra frills of the separate granola cover on top. I tihnk I'd rather add my own granola to a different yogurt - hopefully resulting in less added sugar.
For those not convinced that greek yogurt is the way to go, you might find this article from USNews interesting! - "Greek Yogurt vs. Regular Yogurt: Which is More Healthful?"