When you want to get your day off to a healthy, delicious start, what do you grab for breakfast? It may seem like the drive-thru is your most convenient option, but there’s something even easier that might be sitting in your fridge as we speak: yogurt. More specifically, Greek yogurt (since that’s the best stuff). It’s a great way to get some protein in your diet first thing in the morning, and it won’t leave you feeling heavy or weighed down. And the best part? It’s easy to grab and go even when you’re in a hurry.
However, with so many different Greek yogurt brands out there to choose from, it can be difficult to pinpoint which option is the best. After all, you don’t want to waste your money on less-than-tasty yogurt and let it sit there and go bad in your fridge. So, before you visit the dairy section of your local grocery store, take a look at our ranking of some of the most popular Greek yogurt brands out there. We started with the worst and made our way down to the best, so read until the bottom to find out what you should definitely try. Now let’s get started.
14. Kroger Brand
When it comes to store brands, it’s hard to compete with Kroger’s. They have such a wide array of products that you can pretty much stock your entire kitchen full of Kroger products alone. And Greek yogurt is no exception. But while most of Kroger’s store brand stuff is actually really good, you’re not going to have that kind of luck with the yogurt, unfortunately.
First of all, there’s the texture. Greek yogurt is supposed to be a lot thicker and creamier than the other plain stuff, but you wouldn’t know that if you were just to look at Kroger’s Greek yogurt. It’s quite thin, and it almost has a watery consistency. Then, there’s the flavor. While some Greek yogurt has a nice bite and acidity to it, this stuff just tastes as plain as can be.
When you buy this stuff, you almost definitely have to mix it with some kind of fruit or honey to even make it edible. Even then, it’s not particularly good. If you’re looking for a solid Greek yogurt to stock your fridge with, we don’t think that this is what you’re looking for.
13. Dannon Light + Fit Greek
While you’re in the dairy aisle, you may notice the Dannon Light + Fit Greek Yogurt sitting there, ready to make its way into your cart and go home with you. And because it’s such a familiar brand, that might seem like a good idea. But before you buy several servings of this stuff, take some time to think about if that’s what you really want. Because, sadly, this stuff isn’t much more flavorful than the Kroger brand.
It too is lacking that acidity that you expect to find in a good Greek yogurt, and it’s just overall kind of lackluster. There are some good flavors in the bunch, like strawberry cheesecake and toasted coconut vanilla, but those flavors alone aren’t enough to make this yogurt worth a purchase. Just because it’s a familiar brand doesn’t make it worth your time or money. If you want quality Greek yogurt, there are much better options out there for you.
12. Activia Greek
If there’s one thing that Activia’s known for, it’s making supposedly "gut-healthy" yogurts. And who doesn’t want to eat something that’s going to make them feel better on a daily basis? If you’re like us, you may even remember those old Jamie Lee Curtis commercials that used to come on TV all the time. And while Activia generally makes pretty tasty yogurt, you’re probably not going to want to try Activia Greek.
Why? Because the texture doesn’t make this snack appealing at all. According to Patrice P. from Influenster, "While this yogurt is very good for you, and effective, I don’t really care for the taste of the yogurt. It has a strange aftertaste. It also tastes a bit chalky to me." And in case you didn’t know, you’re looking for creaminess in a Greek yogurt — not a chalky flavor.
We don’t know if the company’s focus on making a gut-healthy snack is the reason that this stuff is lacking in taste and consistency, but we wish they had spent more time actually making the stuff taste good. If you’re looking for a yogurt to promote gut health, you may want to consider Activia Greek. However, other brands likely offer very similar benefits, so is it worth it for the lack of taste in this brand? We don’t think so.
11. Yoplait Greek 100
Sometimes, you want a snack in the middle of the day, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to eat a ton of calories to sate your hunger. So, what should you do? Well, eating Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt cup may seem like a great option. And we’ll admit, this stuff isn’t the worst of the brands you’ll find out there. But is it actually worth your money? We’d argue no.
When LA Mag reviewed this brand of Greek yogurt, they were pretty clear with their disappointment. Their rating of the stuff? "Negative infinity." Ouch — those are some pretty strong words. They also said that they’re "not sure this can legally be called yogurt." But our favorite description was this: "It tasted like if you left a can of Duncan Hines Vanilla frosting out in the sun to ferment for a few days, then thinned it out with some skim milk and an irresponsible amount of Splenda."
Is it tragically sweet? Yes. We may not go as far as the reviewers at LA Mag, but we definitely agree that this stuff is not the best option when you’re looking for Greek yogurt. Branch out and try a new brand if this is the yogurt you’re used to eating.
You may know of Fage as one of the better yogurt brands out there. It definitely seems more appealing than Yoplait or Dannon, at any rate. However, of the nicer Greek yogurts in the dairy aisle, we still don’t think that this one is particularly worthy of your time or money if you’re looking for the best of the best. First of all, you’re definitely going to want to avoid the fat-free stuff, because there’s nothing there that’ll make that snack appealing.
However, even with the yogurt with a higher fat content, you’ll still be missing out in terms of consistency. One reviewer for Good Housekeeping said, "It’s rounded, not too tart, but definitely a bit on the chalky side." A chalky texture can take a tasty yogurt to sad and disappointing fast. While the flavor in this brand is definitely more appealing than most, that lack of a creamy consistency means we’re going to have to pass it up when we see it in the grocery store.
9. The Greek Gods
When it comes to the most Greek-looking packaging, The Greek Gods yogurt probably takes the cake. However, as you know, it’s generally not the best idea to judge a food product just based on the packaging it comes in. It may look good, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best product out there for you. In fact, we’d venture to say that this yogurt just isn’t that great. Mostly, that comes down to the flavor: It’s way, way too sweet for Greek yogurt — and that’s definitely not what you want when you’re buying this product.
If you buy this yogurt, you’ll instantly recognize its grainy texture. Nobody’s looking for a grainy Greek yogurt, as it’s supposed to be creamier than other varieties out there. Add in that extra sweetness that’s just totally unnecessary, and you’ll see why this yogurt brand isn’t at the top of our list.
Oikos is one of those brands you probably recognize immediately if you spend any length of time in the grocery store dairy aisle. This brand offers so much variety that you probably see what seems like a wall of it when you go to pick out your yogurt. And because of its likely impressive presence in your grocery store, that might lead you to believe it’s one of the best yogurt brands out there. However, we’d have to disagree. While it’s definitely not among the worst, there’s not much about this yogurt that stands out to us and would make us choose it over the others.
When you first open the packaging, you’ll notice that the yogurt doesn’t look particularly appetizing. Eat This, Not That! pointed out this fact in their ranking of Greek yogurt: "[This] yogurt … looks a little watery at first from its collected whey, and honestly, it looks kind of chunky."
That being said, once you take a bite, you’ll realize this stuff isn’t bad. It’s got the tanginess you’re expecting from a Greek yogurt, and it’s not too sweet. It’s not particularly interesting, though, so we think that this is a brand you can have a take-it-or-leave-it attitude about.
Voskos Greek yogurt is another one of those brands that’s not particularly good or bad — it’s just there. It’s a reasonable choice if it’s all you can find at your local grocery store, but we certainly wouldn’t go out of our way to pick up a container of this stuff. One good thing about the brand is the fact that its yogurt comes in a lot of different flavors, so you can choose whichever ones sound best to you. There are even fruit-on-the-bottom varieties that add a bit of texture to your yogurt. However, when you opt for one of these flavors, you’re going to be getting a yogurt that’s on the sweeter side. If that’s not what you’re looking for, then it’s probably best to pass this brand up.
The consistency of this stuff is generally good, which is a plus if you really like your Greek yogurt to be nice and creamy. But is that enough to convince you to buy it? We’ll leave that decision up to you.
6. Stonyfield Organic
Now we’re getting into some of the most delicious Greek yogurt brands on the market, and Stonyfield Organic is one of them. One thing to love about Stonyfield Organic is the fact that they offer their products in different sizes. Therefore, you can get a larger tub of yogurt instead of just getting the smaller packages, which is great if you’re feeding a family.
But when it comes to taste, Stonyfield Organic still impresses. This yogurt is very light and silky. Of course, some people are going to want a stronger flavor to their Greek yogurt, but if you prefer more of a mild taste, you’re going to love this stuff. That’s why it’s so great for pairing with other foods: If you’re making a spread with other ingredients or topping your grilled meat with some yogurt, this stuff might just fit the bill with you.
And because of that light taste, we also love mixing fruit with Stonyfield Organic yogurt. Got some berries? Add them into your morning yogurt, and you’re off to a great start. Top it all off with a drizzle of honey if you want to go the extra mile.
Chobani is another super-recognizable brand, and for good reason: This stuff is actually really tasty. According to the company’s website, Chobani is "America’s number one Greek yogurt." We don’t know exactly what that means, but it is true that Chobani is somewhat ubiquitous in grocery stores across the nation — it should be easy to find this stuff no matter where you’re shopping.
By all counts, Chobani makes a solid yogurt. Good Housekeeping asked taste-testers to rate a selection of different yogurts, and one reviewer had this to say about the brand’s plain Greek yogurt: "Buttery … but good buttery." We couldn’t agree more: The texture of this yogurt is out of this world.
However, that same reviewer also said this yogurt is "just a little too tart, almost like sour cream." We like a nice, tart yogurt, but we know that it’s not the ideal flavor for anyone, which is why Chobani didn’t quite make it to the top of the list.
4. Wallaby Organic
Ever heard of Aussie-style yogurt? If not, it’s time to check out Wallaby Organic. Before we say anything else about this brand, you’ve got to appreciate its packaging: We love the cute cartoon wallabies gracing these yogurt containers, and it just makes us happy having them in our fridge.
But enough about appearances: Wallaby Organic is actually really tasty as well. The first thing you should know about this yogurt is that it’s extra thick. While some Greek yogurts on this list are too thin and watery for our liking, you’re not going to have the same problem with this brand. In fact, this stuff is so rich that you might not eat as large a portion as you would if you were eating a different brand of Greek yogurt.
The actual taste of this yogurt is great as well. You’re going to get quite a bit of tang, but not so much that it’s offensive or jarring. Overall, it’s exceptionally well-balanced, which is why we keep going back for more.
You might know about the brand Tillamook because of their cheese or their ice cream, both of which are super popular. However, did you know that this brand makes Greek yogurt as well? It’s true, and you’re going to want to give it a try. We love that this stuff features such amazing flavor combinations. Where else are you going to try a mixture of northwest raspberry and blackberry or Oregon blueberry and vanilla yogurt? The Oregon marionberry is out of this world, and you can’t go wrong with the Washington raspberry. And while the flavor isn’t particularly tangy, the flavors are so perfect that you won’t even miss it.
You likely already associate Tillamook with super creamy and smooth dairy products, and that’s just what you can expect from their yogurt as well. This stuff will be on our grocery lists whenever we need to pick up some dairy. If you’re curious about Tillamook products, you should give it a try, too.
If you’ve ever tried Noosa yogurt, you know it’s one of the most delicious yogurt brands out there. However, they don’t just sell Greek yogurt, so if you haven’t yet tasted the Greek stuff yet, it’s definitely worth a try. Be warned: You’re definitely going to get a strongly tangy, acidic flavor from this brand of yogurt, but it’s not so tangy that you’ll wrinkle your nose when you eat it. That’s because that tanginess is balanced well with the perfect amount of sweetness too. Some people prefer to add a little sugar to the mix to make it even more sweet, but we think it’s perfect just the way it is.
The real benefit to choosing this brand of yogurt, though, is the consistency. With an unbelievably smooth texture, you’re not going to get any graininess or lumps when you try Noosa Greek yogurt. And if you love the company’s other products, why wouldn’t you give this one a try?
1. Nounós Creamery
If you’re looking for a Greek yogurt that makes all your mornings feel like a luxurious event, then you’re going to want to check out Nounós Creamery. This stuff is seriously delicious, and we could easily eat it every day. Before you even start digging in, you’re going to love the classy glass pots the yogurt comes in. Not only do they feel just a little bit fancy, but they’re something that you can keep and use for other purposes once you’re done with your snack.
But it’s not just the packaging we love — the yogurt itself is amazing. There are several different flavors to choose from, and the newest addition to the lineup, the orange blossom honey, is our favorite. However, you can’t go wrong with the peach passionfruit, black & blueberry, or strawberry vanilla either. The fruity, jelly-like sweet ingredients are at the bottom of the cup, and you can either mix it into the rest of the yogurt or just scoop it up as you get to the bottom.
This stuff is both surprisingly tangy and somehow still really sweet, and with the especially creamy consistency, it makes total sense that Nounós ended up in our number one spot.
What is the leading Greek yogurt? ›
Best Plain: Fage 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
Fage (pronounced Fah-yeh) is the real deal—founded in 1926 in Greece, the brand has since grown and is now one of Greece's biggest dairy companies. Fage is packed with protein from the milk of non-GMO fed cows.
From a nutrition standpoint based on 5.3 oz., it appears Stonyfield Oikos Blueberry Organic 0% Yogurt is the overall healthiest yogurt, however it is highest in sodium compared to Chobani and Fage. Chobani seems to have the most amount of calcium and sugar.Which Greek yogurt has the least amount of sugar? ›
1. Fage Total 5% Whole Milk Greek Yogurt. This classic Greek yogurt is thick, creamy, and smooth—and has zero added sugar.What are the disadvantages of Greek yogurt? ›
Like other dairy products, Greek yogurt contains natural hormones, which can be harmful to people with hormonal imbalances. The pasteurized and homogenized milk used in the yogurt can lead to histamine problems such as acne and eczema, as well as gastrointestinal problems for some people.Which is better Fage or Chobani? ›
While Chobani comes up nipping at its heels for those who prefer a cleaner and less coagulated experience, Fage simply feels more luxurious in every way. The pioneers of Greek yogurt in America have remained true to their practices in Greece and it shows in the quality of their yogurt.Why is Trader Joe's Greek yogurt so good? ›
When choosing between plain yogurt options, grab the Greek. Not only is Trader Joe's Nonfat Greek yogurt completely fat free but it also contains more than double the amount of protein than the whole milk variety. You should go Greek for other reasons, too: It contains significantly less sugar, sodium, and cholesterol.Which is better yogurt or Greek yogurt? ›
Regular and Greek yogurt are made from the same ingredients but differ in nutrients. While regular yogurt tends to have fewer calories and more calcium, Greek yogurt has more protein and less sugar — and a much thicker consistency. Both types pack probiotics and support digestion, weight loss, and heart health.What yogurt has most probiotics? ›
- Dannon Activia Probiotic Yogurt.
- Old Chatham Sheep's Milk Plain Yogurt.
- Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Yogurt.
- Siggi's Icelandic Strained Yogurt.
- Chobani Complete Greek Yogurt.
- Lifeway Kefir.
- Cocojune Organic Pure Cultured Coconut.
- Anita's Vegan Plain Coconut Yogurt.
Oikos Greek Yogurt is made with milk; however, it usually contains less lactose vs. regular non strained yogurt. IS OIKOS TRIPLE ZERO HEALTHY? Yes, Oikos Triple Zero and Oikos Blended Nonfat Greek Yogurt meet the FDA definition of healthy.Which Greek yogurt has the most protein and least sugar? ›
The healthiest Greek yogurt on our list is this nonfat option from Chobani, which has just 90 calories per serving, a scant four grams of sugar per serving, and a decent dose of protein given how low all of its other stats are.
Is it healthy to eat Oikos yogurt everyday? ›
Consuming one to two cups of lowfat Greek yogurt daily can be a healthy addition to your diet without making it difficult to maintain your weight.Which yogurt is best for anti inflammatory? ›
Cohen recommends plain Greek yogurt, which has more protein than other kinds. Just check the ingredients list to make sure there's no added sugar. Then add a sliced organic green apple or a handful of organic berries. These whole fruits contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants, as well as fiber, such as pectin.What yogurt is actually healthy? ›
Both plain unsweetened low fat and full fat yogurt can be healthy. You can choose which type to eat based on your dietary habits, food preferences, and calorie goals. Yogurt can be made from reduced fat or full fat milk. Reduced fat yogurt is only lower in calories if it has no added sugar.What is the safest yogurt to eat? ›
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Look for yogurt that has 5 grams or more of protein per serving. Greek-style yogurt generally has more protein than other types of yogurt, sometimes as much as 16 grams. Taste. If you don't like it, you won't eat it, so find a brand that is not only good for you, but also one you look forward to eating.What brand of Greek yogurt has the most protein? ›
The yogurt with the highest protein content is Greek yogurt, with 18 grams of protein per 6 ounces (¾ cup or 170 grams). The brand that sells the highest protein yogurt is Ratio Food, which contains 15-17 grams of protein per every 150 grams.Is Fage better than chobani? ›
While Chobani comes up nipping at its heels for those who prefer a cleaner and less coagulated experience, Fage simply feels more luxurious in every way. The pioneers of Greek yogurt in America have remained true to their practices in Greece and it shows in the quality of their yogurt.Which yogurt is best for anti inflammatory? ›
Cohen recommends plain Greek yogurt, which has more protein than other kinds. Just check the ingredients list to make sure there's no added sugar. Then add a sliced organic green apple or a handful of organic berries. These whole fruits contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants, as well as fiber, such as pectin.What is the best yogurt for osteoporosis? ›
However, there are more nutrients found in yogurt that are needed for bone health. That's why cow's milk Greek yogurt tops the list as the best yogurt for strong bones.Which Greek yogurt has the most protein and least sugar? ›
The healthiest Greek yogurt on our list is this nonfat option from Chobani, which has just 90 calories per serving, a scant four grams of sugar per serving, and a decent dose of protein given how low all of its other stats are.
What Greek yogurt has the least amount of sugar? ›
1. Fage Total 5% Whole Milk Greek Yogurt. This classic Greek yogurt is thick, creamy, and smooth—and has zero added sugar. In addition to its high-protein content, it delivers a good dose of potassium and calcium.Is Oikos Greek yogurt healthy? ›
Oikos Greek Yogurt is made with milk; however, it usually contains less lactose vs. regular non strained yogurt. IS OIKOS TRIPLE ZERO HEALTHY? Yes, Oikos Triple Zero and Oikos Blended Nonfat Greek Yogurt meet the FDA definition of healthy.Which Greek yogurt has live bacteria? ›
Chobani is a Greek-style yogurt brand. This yogurt contains live and active cultures, including L. acidophilus and Streptococcus thermophilus. Not only is this yogurt a great source of probiotics, but it is also gluten-free, kosher-certified, and contains no genetically modified organisms (GMO).What brand of yogurt is good for IBS? ›
If someone with IBS tolerates dairy products, plain and unsweetened Greek yogurt is a nutritious dietary addition. Greek yogurt contains live probiotics—bacteria that offer many health benefits, including for gut health. If you are lactose intolerant, you might still be able to enjoy Greek yogurt.Why FAGE is the best Greek yogurt? ›
Fage Greek Yogurt
Fage is one of the most popular brands of Greek yogurt — and for good reason. Their Greek yogurt is so rich and decadent it's hard to believe it's good for you. Made only from milk and yogurt cultures, each 6-oz. (170-gram) serving boasts 17 grams of protein.
FAGE Total strained yogurt makes a great addition to any healthy eating plan because of its high concentration of all-natural protein, raw ingredients, low calorie count and versatility. It's packed with powerful protein.