Taste Test: The Best Greek Yogurts

With so many different kinds of greek yogurt at the grocery store, it may be hard to decide which one to buy. We tasted over 150 different kinds to find the best of the bunch.
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With so many different kinds of greek yogurt at the grocery store, it may be hard to decide which one to buy. We tasted over 150 different kinds to find the best of the bunch.

It's All Greek

Greek yogurt is becoming more and more popular in supermarkets. Why you ask? Greek yogurt is strained to remove excess liquid and sugar. Compared to regular yogurt, it has a thicker texture; a tangier, less sweet flavor; and more stability for cooking. It also contains up to twice as much protein and about half the sodium and carbs.

We tasted over 150 kinds to find the best-tasting in five different categories so you didn't have to!

Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Best Low-Fat Plain

Wallaby Organic Greek Plain Lowfat Yogurt: Made with organic milk from Napa Valley farms, this 2%-fat yogurt is mildly tart and ultracreamy, but not too heavy. Try it on baked potatoes or stirred into soups and curries. ($1.99 for 6 oz.)

Runner-Up: Fage Total 2% ($1.59 for 7 oz.)

Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Wallaby Organic Yogurt

Best Fruity

Fage Total 0% with Blueberry Acai: Eighty-seven-year-old Fage ("fa-yeh") won over the panel with its separate compartment of lip-puckering blueberry-acai jam. "You can customize the sweet-tart flavor by adjusting the amount of fruit," noted one taster. ($1.59 for 5.3 oz.)

Runner-Up: Liberte Greek Blackberry Yogurt ($1.29 for 5.3 oz.)

Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Best Fat-Free Plain

Kirkland Signature Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt: This Costco brand impressed with its richness. "I'm amazed it's fat-free," raved one panelist. The mild taste makes it good for fruit smoothies; plus, its two 32-ounce tubs, sold together, are a serious bargain. ($6.99 for 64 oz., at Costco stores)

Runner-Up: Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt ($1.29 for 6 oz.)

Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Best Guilt-Free Treat

Stonyfield Oikos Organic Caramel Greek Yogurt Pair: This luxurious-tasting yogurt with granola? or just yank off the top and dive in. "It's like butttterscotch pudding!" said one satisfied tester. Despite its decadent flavor, it delivers just 140 calories and 0 grams of fat. ($1.99 for 5.3 oz.)

Runner-Up: Yoplait Greek Coconut Yogurt ($3.19 for a 4-oz. four-pack)

Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Best Indulgence

Greek Gods Traditional Greek Yogurt, Honey: The highest scorer out of all the yogurts sampled is made with whole milk and cream, so it's rich and supercreamy; honey and cane sugar give it a balanced sweetness that puts it on par with custard. It?s the ultimate dessert. ($4.49 for 24 oz.)

Runner-Up: Chobani Bite Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chips ($2.99 for a 3.5-oz. four-pack)

Greek Yogurt Taste Test

How to Make Yogurt

Learn how to make yogurt at home in this video and customize the flavor and thickness exactly to your liking.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt

Watch this how-to video to learn how to make frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker.