Yogurt Taste TestMay 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Posted in Review | 10 Comments
Tags: Amande, Green Valley Organics, Skyr.is, Whole Foods, yogurt
Whole Foods was out of my favorite yogurt – Siggi’s – when I went shopping this week, so I decided to use the lack of Siggi’s as an opportunity to try out some new yogurts.
#1 – Whole Foods 365 Nonfat Plain Yogurt
I have to give Matt the credit on recommending this one, and he was definitely right to do so! Whole Foods never ceases to impress me with the high quality of their own store brand. This yogurt was pretty thick, tangy, and a bit sour… all in the best ways possible! It had a smooth, creamy texture and has now been put on my weekly shopping list. Definitely check it out!
#2 – Amande Cultured Almondmilk Blueberry Yogurt
This was the first time I’ve tried an almond milk yogurt, and unfortunately I wasn’t impressed. Although I wouldn’t say it was “bad,” I definitely wouldn’t say I liked it either. I would compare the taste and texture to Jello – meaning that it was comparable to a low-quality, fake-like yogurt. It wasn’t creamy at all and was too sweet for my tastes. Worth it to try, but I wouldn’t buy it again.
#3 – Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Plain Low Fat Yogurt
This was a great low fat yogurt! The texture was thick, creamy, and smooth, and the taste was rich without much of a sour taste. Normally I don’t mind (and even like) sour, tangy yogurts, but this one was the opposite with a full-flavored, delicious taste! Plus, I love how Green Valley Organics is Certified Humane and Certified Organic. Although it probably won’t become a weekly buy for me, I still really enjoyed it and would recommend giving it a try.
#4 – Skyr.is Plain Yogurt
This Icelandic yogurt reminded me a lot of Chobani as far as texture and taste. Skyr.is was a bit more rich, airy, and less watery than Chobani, but otherwise pretty similar. Overall it was really good and seemed like a high-quality yogurt which, for whatever reason, I found as a surprise. Again, I don’t think it would go on my weekly shopping list, but I’d definitely recommend it and I am sure I’ll be buying it again.
It was fun to try out some new yogurts, but Siggi’s still has me hooked. What’s your favorite yogurt?