Desperately Seeking Delicious and Healthy Yogurt

Chobani

February 15, 2010   37 Comments

The yogurt choices in the supermarket seem infinite. They seem to be only surpassed by cereal with all the crazy flavors and brands. After posting Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt, Snack-Girl has been on the hunt for a great yogurt choice.

I am looking for a nationwide brand that we can all count on when anywhere in the country.

Chobani is a possibility. It is a brand of greek yogurt, which means it has a thicker consistency than regular yogurt.

The good news is that it is made with easily recognizable ingredients such as non-fat milk, sugar, and fruit. It has 20g of sugar, but what do you expect from a non-fat yogurt? Chobani needs to add sugar to make up for the lack of fat.

The price is very similar to the Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt. It was just a little more expensive. So, you can buy these to substitute for Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt, and know that you aren't eating chemicals or high fructose corn syrup.

BUT, the taste. This is just my opinion, but it had this finish that was like chalk. I really want to like this stuff and give it a great rating because it is a much better choice than many other yogurt brands.

In my scientific opinion, this stuff is just yucky. Blech.

Also, I don't think non-fat is the way to go, but they didn't have any low-fat Chobani at the store. For the few calories the fat adds to the yogurt, the taste is much improved with a little more fat.

I am sticking with my recommendation of DIY Yogurt. Mix a great brand of plain yogurt with jam or maple syrup for an excellent snack.

What is your favorite brand and flavor or yogurt? Please share, I need the help.

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First 20 Comments: [ see all 37 ]

DIY yogurt is my favorite too! :-) Definitely the most healthful and economical option... I love my plain yogurt with some raisins and cinnamon stirred in! :-)

on February 15, 2010

Go for Fage Total 0% or 2% (I actually prefer the 0%) and add stevia and cinnamon. If I have the 0% then I sometimes add flax or almonds to get the needed fat too. sooo yummy and easier to find than chobani. Also less calories for the nonfat

on February 15, 2010

Trader Joe's has some really delicious 0% vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. They do have flavors but most are full fat/full sugar so I avoid them. They carry some very interesting flavors like apricot and pomegranate.

on February 15, 2010

I also use greek yogurt. The brand I like most is 'The Greek Gods'. I buy the 0% fat, plain. I add 100% fruit jam and its delicious! My kids love it too. No added sugar!

on February 15, 2010

I have tried all the different kinds of Greek yogurt but my favorite is Trader Joe's 0% plain Greek yogurt. I ususally add granola or some other type of cereal to it but it's good enough to eat plain.

on February 15, 2010

In my humble opinion, no yogurt can beat Fage. It's so creamy and delicious, the best yogurt of all the ones I've tried.

on February 15, 2010

I also prefer FAGE yogurt.

http://www.fageusa.com/products.aspx?prevSect=nutrition#/products/classic

on February 15, 2010

I agree with the above commenter. I love trader Joe's non-fat yogurt. And I agree they also have a pretty good greek yogurt as well. My husband and I also like to DIY yogurt as well to mix things up. I have found when you are watching what you eat variety is a must. I always fall of the wagon if I get too stuck in a food rut.

on February 15, 2010

My favorite flavored fat free greek yogurt is Stonyfield Farms. It is organic and does not have the chalky taste of Chobani. For plain fat free greek yogurt, I prefer Fage, but it is costly. I like Fage's flavored yogurts, but cannot find them in fat free in my area (if Fage makes them fat free).

on February 15, 2010

I tried the pineapple Chobani last week (also in search of a better yogurt) and feel the same way you do. The taste was disgusting and it left a strange after taste (probably because I'm not used to Greek yogurt). For now I will stick with my Yoplait Light Very Cherry and Key Lime Pit.

on February 15, 2010

The high sugar content of yogurt is due to naturally occuring milk sugars and not necessarily due to added sugars.
One way to make your own greek yogurt is to drain plain yogurt over a cheese cloth for a few hours or overnight. The result - delicious, thick & creamy greek yogurt!

on February 15, 2010

Am I the only one on the planet who actully enjoys Chobani?! I love it. Eat it everyday with a lil granola or Hemp Seeds! Yum!

on February 15, 2010

I agree that Fage is really good. However, for people like my mom, that sort of tart flavor does not do the trick for her yogurt fix.

I recommend Axelrod fat free yogurt (cheap) and Dannon Light & Fit. Dannon Light & Fit has several flavors, all for 80 calories, and you do not have to add anything to it.

on February 15, 2010

The reason I haven't bought FAGE is that it is much more expensive than other yogurts - but I will give it a try! Lisa

on February 15, 2010

I eat yogurt almost everyday and nothing beats 0% or 2% fage. I add a drizzle of honey, a tablespoon of chopped walnuts or sliced almonds and chopped seasonal fresh fruit such as berries, apples, peaches, etc. And 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds adds great fiber and doesn't change the taste at all. You can also add a bit of low fat granola. Hmm, making myself hungry. Think I'll head to kitchen for a yogurt snack.

on February 15, 2010

I like Liberte Mediterranee but I confess I don't know what the sugar content is. It's also more expensive. I can't stand Dannon Light & Fit - all I can taste is the fake sugar.

on February 15, 2010

I like Yoplait. I don't eat it very often due to being allergic to milk products (not lactose intolerant). What I have looked at Yoplait is the healthiest and best tasting.

on February 16, 2010

I actually love Greek yogurt with honey, though not the Chobani brand. I think Fage has the dreamiest, creamiest Greek yogurt there is.

on February 16, 2010

nancy's soy yogurt! its made in oregon so i dont know if u can get it everywhere, but they also make dairy yogurt from organic milk and their soy yogurt has all the cultures and probiotics of the regular kind

on February 17, 2010

i would say look in you healthfood store, and klook for one that focuses on probiotics and animal welfare

on February 17, 2010

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