Greek Yogurt Showdown: Yoplait Blueberry Versus Chobani Blueberry

Monday, January 27, 2014
I've been eating yogurt on a daily basis for most of my adult life. I started eating it for the calcium benefits and soon grew to love both the taste and the texture.

When Greek yogurt hit the scene, I was hesitant to make the switch. Although it has more nutritional value than traditional yogurt, it was also bitter tasting. I wasn't sure I could acquire a taste for it.

As more and more brands began producing Greek yogurt and adding interesting flavors, I started to prefer Greek yogurt.

But now, with all major brands producing Greek yogurt in an array of delicious flavors, it's hard to know just which one is the best in terms of taste, texture, nutritional value, and price.

This week I was asked to do a blind taste test of two popular Greek yogurt brands:
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt / Blueberry / Fruit on the Bottom 
  • Yoplait Greek Yogurt / Blueberry Blends

I enlisted the help of my daughters in the taste testing. I did a blind taste test while they each had the containers of yogurt in plain view as they tasted.

But before we tasted, we had to make a quick trip to the grocery store to buy the yogurt.

The Yoplait Greek yogurt cost $1 per container.

The Chobani Greek yogurt cost $1.59 per container, a 60% increase over the Yoplait yogurt.


#1 Yoplait Greek yogurt
As you can see it was darker in color and contained more whole pieces of blueberries. The Yoplait yogurt is bleneded so there is no need to mix the fruit with the yogurt.

#2 Chobani Greek yogurt
Was lighter in color and didn't have as much whole blueberries or even small pieces of blueberries. The Chobani yogurt has fruit on the bottom and requires you to combine the yogurt and the fruit. I didn't mind doing this as I generally like to stir my yogurt before I eat it anyway.

I was surprised by how vastly different the two yogurts taste. The Yoplait Greek yogurt is sweeter and has a stronger blueberry flavor. The Chobani Greek yogurt is much more tart than the Yoplait and doesn't have much of a fruit flavor. The aftertaste was bitter.

Well, it depends on how I am eating it.

For plain, out of the container yogurt, I would choose the Chobani Greek yogurt. I actually prefer a yogurt that is more tart than it is sweet. So this would be my choice. My 11 year old daughter preferred the Chobani Greek yogurt.

If I were adding granola to my Greek yogurt, I would go with the Yoplait for a sweeter taste to offset the granola. My 7 year old preferred the Yoplait Greek yogurt.

For smoothies, I would choose to use the Yoplait Greek yogurt to add some sweetness to the smoothie without having to add sugar.

Now it's your turn! Try the better tasting Greek! In a national taste test, Yoplait® Greek Blueberry Beat Chobani® Blueberry Fruit On The Bottom. Get all the details and a coupon HERE.

Go on! What are you waiting for? Take the yogurt taste test and come back and let me know which one you chose as your favorite.

This article is sponsored by Yoplait, but the best Greek yogurt was determined by me.

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