Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Greek Yogurt Wars: Yoplait vs Greek Gods

Finally, we are able to get Greek Yogurt in our little corner of the world. This was a long time coming and it's like just in the last few months all the stores have bought in! Today I bought two kinds of individual container nonfat plain Greek Yogurts. Tomorrow I will post the comparison results! But first, why Greek yogurt? For me it started with the attempt to keep sugar and sugar substitutes out of my diet and also the increased protein in the greek yogurt. Who really needs all the other stuff and additives put into yogurt or most store bought food?

Just the facts Ma'am:
Yoplait (6 oz) 100 calories, 90mg sodium, 9g sugars, 14g protein, 35% calcium
Greek Gods (6 oz) 60 calories, 105 mg sodium, 7g sugars, 6 g protein, 25% calcium
Yoplait is 40 more calories than the Greek Gods, but it does have more potassium, vitamin A, and Vitamin D.
My View:
Yoplait is much thicker than the Greek Gods, very much like sour cream. In fact, I use Greek Yogurt exclusively as a sour cream substitute now and this would work beautifully, on a baked potato or to top a Black Bean soup. But, if I'm looking for more of a yogurt to mix with fruit and cereal, I liked the Greek Gods for it's lighter consistency.

I'm off now to read the two new cookbooks the wonderful postwoman just left at my doorstop!