I have never been a fan of yogurt until Greek yogurt hit the market. I love how it has a thicker consistency and has more REAL ingredients than some of the stuff that was so popular in the 90s. There are so many different kinds out there that I thought I would try a few of them and provide some reviews. I also couldn’t resist trying some other yogurts, like Swiss and Australian yogurts. So, check it out!
Yoplait Greek Yogurt
I missed the texture of Greek Yogurt, if that makes sense. I feel like Yoplait did something to make it more like their yogurt texture. It was also hard to mix the fruit on the bottom and my spoon got all slimy, which made me sad. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I do more traditional Greek Yogurts… Would I buy it again? If I couldn’t find another Greek Yogurt, this would be suitable.
Emmi Swiss Yogurt
I was excited to try Swiss yogurt because I’ve heard it’s pretty good. Um, big disappointment. It was runnier than even normal yogurt and I felt like the taste just wasn’t there. Part of it might have been that I was so annoyed by how liquid-y it was, which made it hard to eat with a spoon. Maybe I should have tried with a straw? Either way, I don’t think I’ll be buying this again. Even if offered to me for free, I don’t think I’d eat it again.
This yogurt was very creamy and thin… kind of like Emmi. However, I felt like the taste was much better. It’s not as rich as Greek yogurt, but it did have a strong and distinct taste. I really liked the flavoring and think that it’s a fun snack on the go. Besides, you can’t help but speak to yourself in Australian the whole time you eat it. “Put another shrimp on the bobby” … I’m 99% positive that all Australians say this daily.
I also stumbled upon the Wallaby Greek yogurt and would give it the same grade.
It wasn’t very thick like other Greek yogurts and I didn’t like the add-in fruit… it felt like it was too processed and lost the consistency of real fruit. I would probably eat it again if there were no other choices, but this isn’t a yogurt that I’m like “oh my god I must have,” which makes me kind of sad because I love the name!
I love the consistency of this yogurt and the taste is great… it is fun to do the mix-in, but the packaging does get a little annoying especially if you are the type of person (like me) that likes to get every last drop. You can’t really do that with this packaging. This is among my favorites, but one of the things that turns me off is that a few times, I’ve gotten Fage that has been curdled or just not edible, and this is well before the expiration date. In NYC, we pay about $2 for Greek yogurt (each) and it’s disappointing if you crack it open and find that it’s expired (especially if you are relying on it for your afternoon snack… not cool). Because of the unreliability, I shy away from it.
I feel like Chobani knocks it out of the park. They have SO many flavors, the packaging is perfect and it tastes great. I like that they have the 0% and 2% so you can choose how much you want to indulge on a particular day. It is definitely my go-to Greek yogurt!
And now, the most exciting part! When I told Chobani that I was doing a challenge and they were my favorite, they graciously offered to give one of my readers a CASE of Chobani yogurt! Yep, a whole case. How exciting is that?!
All you have to do is answer this question…
What is your favorite summertime treat?
And if you want some other entries, you can do this:
1) Follow me on Twitter
2) Follow Chobani on Twitter
3) Like Chobani on Facebook
4) Tweet, Facebook or blog about the giveaway (just tell me what you did in the comments!)
Leave one comment for each thing that you do. The contest is open until Monday at 11:59 p.m. ET and I will announce a contest winner on Tuesday. This is open to U.S. residents. Good luck and enjoy!
Note: These thoughts are my own and Chobani did not compensate me in anyway besides providing me a case of yogurt and a case for my readers.