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Greek Yogurt Brands - The Taste Test

Updated on March 21, 2013

The Most Popular Greek Yogurt Brands

Greek Yogurt - Thick, creamy, filled with so much protein, and delicious. Chances are if you are a Greek yogurt aficionado, you will want to know the different Greek yogurt brands. In recent years, the popularity of Greek yogurt has exploded. Now more than a third of yogurt purchased is Greek. I first discovered Greek Yogurt by accident. I picked up plain yogurt for a smoothie base but didn't realize it was Greek. The taste was so smooth and creamy, making me savor each spoonful. After eating Greek yogurt, I can never go back to just regular yogurt. There are a ton of varieties of Greek yogurt that have popped onto store shelves. Here is a list of the most popular Greek yogurt brands on stores shelves. Foodies, grab a shopping bag. I'm hungry, let's go shopping. We've taste tested the most popular brands and have chosen our favorites. I wish we could smear thick Greek yogurt on the screen so you could taste it too, but this will have to do.

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Greek yogurt fills the shelves of a grocery store

Fage Greek Yogurt

Real Greek Yogurt

Fage is the real deal! Fage was the first brand of Greek Yogurt released in the United States. It's authentic Greek yogurt - tart and creamy.

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Fage Greek Yogurt

Divine. Taste succulent creamy Greek yogurt in your mouth. If you want authentic Greek yogurt, Fage is the way to go. It is creamier and thicker than other Greek yogurts. I am a big fan of Fage. I am a bit of a health nut, so I love the plain fat free yogurt. It's got that traditional Greek yogurt taste and smooth texture. It even works as a healthy replacement for sour cream. Some people may find it too sour. I love adding whatever fruit I have lying around and topping it with walnuts. If I want it sweeter, I add a bit of truvia. For a real treat, mix it with a few spoons of sugar free jello pudding mix to flavor it. I have found the best way to flavor it is using torani sugar free syrups.I even love stirring peanut butter in it. Oh, heavenly. If you don't mind the added sugar, it's also available in a variety of flavors including: raspberry, strawberry, peach, cheery, blueberry, cherry pomegranate, blueberry acai, strawberry goji, and honey.

Fage Total 0% Plain Nonfat (6 oz)

100 calories, 0 grams fat, 7.0 grams sugars, 18.0 grams protein

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A scoop of Fage Total 0%

Chobani Greek Yogurt

The Best Selling Greek Yogurt Brand

Chobani spent two years getting the taste of its yogurt right. Before Chobani came along, just about everyone in United States knew nothing about Greek yogurt.Through a strong social media campaign, Chobani became the brand that most Americans came to love. Currently, it is the best selling Greek yogurt brand in the United States. Many supermarkets have a hard time keeping it in stock. What I love the most about Chobani is that they donate 10% of their profits to charity.

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Chobani Greek Yogurt

I don't buy it always, but I can't live when Chobani is not in the fridge. When I sunk my teeth into this, I discovered a yogurt which was so wonderfully thick and creamy. Unlike traditional Greek yogurt, it is not as tart. It is great for people new to Greek yogurt. I am not a big fan of flavored Greek yogurt. With all the added sugar it loses its Greek. If you want strawberry flavored yogurt you can just throw strawberries inside. Traditionally, I love plain Greek yogurt but what I love about this creamy yogurt is that it is offered in over 20 different flavors to satisfy just about everyone's taste buds. These aren't the normal flavors. Okay you have the plain, strawberry, blueberry flavors but if you are daring you could also try the Honey Bee Nana. Dive into this creamy honey flavored yogurt and add as much of the included pureed bananas to the yogurt for an even sweeter taste. For breakfast, you have got to try the Vanilla Golden Crunch which is cornflakes and oats rolled into non fat yogurt. In addition to regular Greek yogurt, Chobani makes both non fat and low fat options as well. With so many fun options, it's great for those seeking an adventure or just a great creamy Greek yogurt.

Chobani Plain Nonfat (6oz)

100 calories, 0 grams fat, 7.0 grams sugars, 18.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Kirkland Greek Yogurt

The Best Store Brand Greek Yogurt

Kirkland Greek yogurt is actually the Costco store brand. It's one of the best values for the money. You can get (2) 32oz containers for under $10. It is literally half the price of traditional Greek yogurt.

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Kirkland Greek Yogurt

Hands down the Kirkland Greek yogurt is the best store brand Greek yogurt.Looking at the ingredients it appears that it is authentic Greek yogurt containing only milk and no thickening agents. I used to always buy Fage until I picked this up. This is my go to everyday Greek yogurt. It is so good that when I put it side by side by Fage, the difference is barely noticeable. The texture is almost identical if not a bit runnier. It's one of the best plain Greek yogurts. It is not for everyone because it's only available in plain. However, this how I usually buy my Greek yogurt because it allows me to control how sweet it is. I like to add truvia, honey, jam, protein powder, preserves, and fruit to it to sweeten it. Once in a while, for a treat, I will sweeten it with a couple of spoons of sugar free jello pudding mix.

Kirkland Nonfat Yogurt Plain (1 cup)

140 calories, 0 grams fat, 7.0 grams sugars, 24.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Kirkland Greek Yogurt

Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt Brand With A Fruity Surprise Inside

Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt used to be called Dannon Greek yogurt. However, they have formed a partnership with Stonyfield to distribute their yogurts to more markets and now it shares the Oikos subbrand. Although both yogurts share the name Oikos, they are actually different products and have different flavors. Stonyfield uses organic products in its yogurt and Dannon does not.

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Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt

In Greek, Oikos means house. The yogurt is supposed to bring back memories when people's houses were closer to nature. The packaging of this brand is very similar to Chobani. It tastes a lot like Chobani too but it is not as smooth and is a bit sweeter. In addition to plain yogurt, there are flavored versions with fruit at the bottom. Thick creamy plain Greek yogurt covers the fruit at the bottom. Along with creamy fruit sauce at the bottom there are actual sizeable chunks of fruit. It's like a surprise at the bottom of the cup. It tastes a lot pie and who doesn't love pie? It's a blend of tart and sweet flavors. Okay I do admit that it is not "natural." This brand does have a lot more sugar and corn syrup than other more natural brands but it tastes pretty good.

Dannon Oikos Plain Nonfat (8 oz)

120 calories, 0 grams fat, 9.0 grams sugars, 22.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Dannon Oikos Vanilla Yogurt

Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt

Lightest Non Fat Fruit Greek Yogurt Brand

Not too long ago, Dannon added the Light & Fit Greek Yogurt brand to its line. Surprisingly, a 5.3 ounce serving contains only 80 calories and 12 grams of protein. This variety is the lightest non fat Greek yogurt brand on the market with fruit. There are a seven flavors: cherry, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, peach, raspberry, pineapple. Besides the vanilla flavor, this Greek yogurt contains fruit on the bottom which is covered by Greek yogurt.

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Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt

I wasn't sure what to expect from a Light Greek Yogurt. Per serving, this fruit yogurt actually has the same amount of sugar as regular plain Greek yogurt. It's actually pretty decent if you don't mind artificial sweeteners. I have tried most of the flavors in the Dannon Light & Fit Greek line. So far I have have tasted vanilla, strawberry, cherry, and blueberry. The vanilla flavor contains no fruit but is deliciously creamy. I like mixing walnuts in it. It's a healthy alternative to vanilla ice cream. My favorite has to be the strawberry. When I first got it, I apprehensively scraped the top of the yogurt to taste the Greek yogurt. It definitely has the taste of Greek Yogurt for a light version but it's not overwhelming. I could not help but dig into the fruit at the bottom. Surprisingly, the fruit filling on the bottom tastes a lot like pie and I love pie. It's syrupy and jam like. Some people may not like that it sweetened with sucralose, but this also means that it contains 50% less sugar and calories than other fruit flavored brands.

Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry Flavored Yogurt (5.3oz)

80 calories, 0 grams fat, 7.0 grams sugars, 12.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Stonyfield Farm's Oikos Greek Yogurt

First Organic Greek Yogurt Brand

Stonyfield uses all organic products its line of Greek Yogurt. It was the first organic Greek yogurt on the market.

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Stonyfield Oikos Greek Yogurt

This has a different taste when you put it in your mouth. It's a bit more sour. Like other Greek yogurts, Stonyfield Oikos is rich and creamy. The plain yogurt is great with honey or fresh fruit. It does taste a little bit more tart and sour than other Greek yogurts probably because it is sweetened with Stevia. This also means that it contains fewer carbs than comparable Greek yogurts. Some people make not like the aftertaste of Stevia but this Greek yogurt is just as creamy as other brands. In additional to plain yogurt, Stonyfield is available in other fruit flavors including strawberry and blueberry. The fruit actually looks and tastes like real fruit instead of syrup.

Stonyfield Oikos Greek Yogurt Plain (4oz)

70 calories, 0 grams fat, 6.0 grams sugars,12.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Soneyfield Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt

Voskos Greek Yogurt

In Greek, Voskos means shepherd. Voskos Greek Yogurts are offered in full fat, low fat, and fat free options. There are a variety of fruit flavors. It's available in regular and organic varieties. They have about 120 - 160 calories.

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Voskos Greek Yogurt

Like other Greek yogurts, Voskos Greek yogurts are high in protein. This yogurt suffers from a funny after taste and is a bit thinner than other Greek yogurts. While Voskos Greek yogurt doesn't taste as good as Fage or Chobani, the blueberry flavor is my favorite flavor

Voskos Greek Yogurt Plain (8oz)

140 calories, 0 grams fat, 8.0 grams sugars , 24.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Voskos Vanilla Bean Yogurt

Greek Gods Greek Yogurt

The Greek Yogurt Brand That Isn't Greek

It's from the Greek Gods, but oddly this is not really Greek yogurt. It lacks the amount of protein normally found in Greek yogurt. In order to get the thickness of Greek yogurt it is thickened with pectin, giving it a lumpy consistency.

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Greek Gods Greek Yogurt

This is probably what the Greeks would use for glue. The only thing Greek about this is the stone pillars and text on the package. The Greek-like font on the packaging makes it look like it came from ancient Greek. Don't be fooled. It's not even really Greek yogurt. This brand of Greek yogurt actually doesn't have as much protein as Fage or Chobani. While the full fat versions taste great, they are like eating a tub of lard. Six ounces Greek God Honey contains 14 grams of fat and 22 grams of sugars. If you don't care about your arteries go for it. Pomegranate has the least amount of sugar. Stay away from the plain non fat version. It is gross. While the plain non fat version is healthier, it is rather watery. Icky!

Greek Gods Traditional Plain Greek Yogurt (4oz)

130 calories, 11 grams fat, 5.0 grams sugars, 4.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Greek Gods Plain yogurt

Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt

Economy Greek Yogurt Brand

The biggest problem with Greek yogurt is the price. Trader Joe's store brand Greek yogurt is one of the most affordable Greek yogurts.Under this brand you will find both full fat and nonfat varieties. In addition to plain, there are several flavors.

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Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt

If you don't mind eating speckling paste this Greek yogurt is for you. I tried the low fat plain variety of Trader Joe's and the best way to describe what it tastes like is "cementy". Okay, it's not that bad. It's sour and almost has a soy like after taste. The texture is sort of like whip cream. Trader Joe's is not the best tasting Greek Yogurt but it is one of the most economical.

Trader Joe's Plain Nonfat Yogurt (8oz)

120 calories, 0 grams fat, 6.0 grams sugars, 22.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Trader Joe's Non Fat Greek Style Plain Yogurt

Lucerene Greek Yogurt

Store Brand Greek Yogurt With Greek Ingredients

Lucerne is the Safeway brand of Greek yogurt. As a result, it is a bit cheaper than other brands. It comes in a variety of flavors like plain, vanilla and strawberry

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Lucerne Greek Yogurt

Do people actually think this is Greek yogurt? I didn't even know. The first thing I noticed when I opened up a container of Lucerene Greek yogurt was that it was thin and runny. I had to immediately look at the ingredients to make sure it was Greek yogurt. What the heck is milk protein concentrate and organic cornstarch? These are thickening agents used to mimic the thickness of traditional Greek yogurt. Honestly, its hard to tell this from regular yogurt. Really, it shouldn't even be called Greek yogurt.

Lucerne Greek Plain Nonfat Yogurt (6oz)

100 calories, 0 grams fat, 8.0 grams sugars, 14.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Lucerne Greek Plain Nonfat Yogurt

Yoplait Greek Yogurt - Freak Yogurt

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Yoplait Greek Yogurt

I'll skip this.This is my least favorite Greek yogurt. Honesty, the only thing Greek about this is the word Greek on the container. It is supposed to have fruit inside it but someone left it out and instead filled it with cream. The actual yogurt is not even Greek. It tastes artificial and the texture lacks the milky creamy texture of actual Greek yogurt. Usually, liquid is strained out of Greek yogurt to leave a thick consistency. Looking at the ingredients, its loaded with sugar and thickened with milk protein concentrate. Yoplaint is basically trying to imitate the taste of Greek yogurt with all processed ingredients. Nice try! Sadly, if I was blindfolded I wouldn't know the difference between this "Greek" yogurt and regular yogurt.

Yoplait Plain Nonfat Yogurt (6oz)

100 calories, 0 grams fat, 9.0 grams sugars, 14.0 grams of protein

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A scoop of Yoplait Greek Plain Nonfat Yogurt

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About Melissa Rodriguez, Editor

Melissa has been writing for Squidoo since 2010. She is passionate about nutrition.

We filled our mouths with so much Greek yogurt that we actually wanted to go to Greece. Our plane trip is already booked. Now it's your turn. Tell us what is your favorite Greek yogurt brand? Let us know your thoughts in the comments . . .

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      OMG THank you so much for having this!!! I recently tried one (but I forget the brind) it was in a square not Muller but it had nuts coconut and soemthing else in with it maybe granbnola. It was Thick but pineapple flavored. Not sure if it's a winner but I have 2 other brands (Chobani Blood Orange & Blended Dannon Light & Fit Orange Creamcicle) So I hope those will win me over. as for the look of most of these definitely NOT appetizing! adding to my Zi's Weight Loss lens!

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Incredible lens. It was a big surprise to find out that so many multinational dairy companies have Greek yogurts in their lines. Nice research and neat report. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      Ibidii 4 years ago

      I have tried about 8 kinds of Greek yogurts on your list. I agree with you that Fage is the best of them all. To me the Fage tastes like thick whipping cream! To 5 oz of plain Fage I add a banana chopped up, 2 tbsp raw unsalted sunflower seeds, 3 scoops of 100% organic Stevia, a dash of cinnamon, and stir it all up. It makes a very yummy fulfilling breakfast. I am going to make a smoothie with it. My daughter uses the Fage yogurt in a lot of her recipes instead of sour cream. It sure comes out yummy! We will have her recipes in a lens soon! Great lens about all the brands of Greek yogurt! :D

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      Jordan 4 years ago

      I have not tried greek yogert but i just bought and tried yoplait Greek frozen yogurt bar honey caramel. It was very good! Now i want to try the other brands you have mentioned. I will have to find them. Nice lens! Squid Like and Pin it!

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      You've convinced me to try Greek yogurt again. I've only tasted one brand and didn't care for it. But it was really the artificial sweetener aftertaste that turned me off more than the yogurt, I think. So I'm going to give it another shot with another brand.

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      mockingbird999 4 years ago

      Greek yogurt is some good stuff. I use it in a few recipes in addition to just stuffing my face with the stuff.