Yoplait Greek Vs. Siggi’s (Icelandic Yogurt)
October 17, 2013 44 Comments
Before I start this article, no one has to fly to Iceland - unless they want to.
Siggi’s is a brand of yogurt that is made in the United States BUT is Icelandic style. It is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures and then it is strained to create a thicker, creamier, concentrated yogurt. Remind you of anything? Yes, it is very similar (if not almost the same) as Greek yogurt.
The main difference between siggi’s and the rest of the bunch (FAGE, Chobani, Dannon, etc.) is that it has less sugar per serving. Instead of 18 grams per serving, it has 11 grams and this, my friends, is Snack Girl’s Shangri-la of yogurt. I have complained and complained about the amount of sugar in commercial yogurt and someone in Iceland heard me.
The amount of ADDED sugar is about 5 grams because yogurt already has natural sugars. Five grams is about one teaspoon so I find this to be the right amount.
How does it taste? If you are used to a brand such as Yoplait Greek, siggi’s is going to taste very sour. Yoplait Greek has only 9 grams of sugar but they added sucralose to make it sweet. I find it to taste cloyingly sweet (too sweet for my taste buds).
Yoplait Greek nutrition facts:
100 calories, 0.0 g fat, 14.0 g carbohydrates, 9.0 g sugar, 10 g protein, 0 g fiber, 45 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Siggi’s nutrition facts:
110 calories, 0.0 g fat, 13.0 g carbohydrates, 11.0 g sugar, 14 g protein, 0 g fiber, 59 mg sodium, 3 Points+
With siggi’s, you get 10 more calories but you also get 4 more grams of protein. Also, no sucralose and it’s texture and flavor are superb.
Obviously, my recommendation is to buy siggi’s but there is a major cost difference between the two. Siggi’s runs about $2 at my Stop & Shop and Yoplait Greek is $1.
What to do? If you have the dough, buy siggi’s. If you love Yoplait Greek – don’t let me stop you. Look over at the siggi’s every once in a while and see if there is a sale and give it a try.
Have you tried siggi’s? What do you think?
Siggi’s yogurt was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided. Points+ values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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