Monday, May 5, 2014

Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Taste-Off

I've mentioned before that I love Greek yogurt, so I was ecstatic when I was invited to participate in this taste-off! Yoplait is sponsoring a taste-off between Yoplait and Chobani Greek yogurts, and I'll be evaluating Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry and Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry.

c/o Yoplait

I got them at Kroger, and price-wise, they were similar. I got a four-pack of Chobani for $3.99, and the Yoplait was $1 per cup. (They were sold out of the four-pack of Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry.)


The first thing I noticed was that both yogurts were clearly marked as strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt with only 100 calories. Props to both brands on that! The cup shapes and sizes were similar, as well. However, I thought Yoplait had a more aesthetically pleasing label, as the pop of blue really highlighted the red strawberry.



While I knew they were both 100 calories, I still wanted to do some nutritional comparison. Both had 0g fat and around 5mg cholesterol (1-2%), but Chobani had 65mg sodium (3%) whereas Yoplait only had 45mg (2%). They had approximately the same amount of carbohydrates (14g/5% Yoplait vs. 15g/5% Chobani), but Chobani had less sugar (7g vs. 9g) and more protein (12g/24% vs. 10g/20%). So, they came in pretty much equal at the end of that test. They're both good for you, though!

Now for the ultimate test: texture and taste. Let me preface this by saying that I am a very picky eater, and it's more about texture than taste. I don't mind the taste of carrots, for example, but their woody texture prevents me from wanting to eat them. For me at least, texture is an extremely important factor that goes hand-in-hand with taste.

First, I tried Yoplait. Opening it, I wasn't too impressed by its appearance, but the taste made it all better. It tasted like (and contained) actual strawberries, which is a huge plus! However, I was disappointed in the texture, as it wasn't as thick as other Greek-yogurt products I've tried. But at least it tasted like real strawberry yogurt! It was delicious!


Then, I tried Chobani. Its initial appearance was worlds better than Yoplait, I must say! Like its Yoplait counterpart, though, I wasn't excited about the thin texture. Also, the strawberries resembled some sort of jam rather than actual fruit. The taste was pretty average--I still finished it, but overall wasn't super impressed.


The verdict: Yoplait wins! I wasn't a huge fan of either texture, but I've also tried Chobani Strawberry (i.e., not the 100-calorie version), so I have some comparison. Maybe the 100-calorie version isn't for me, but I'm definitely going to buy Yoplait Greek Strawberry in the near future. I have a feeling that it will be even better. :)

c/o Yoplait

Want to see these results for yourself? Click here to participate in the Yoplait Greek Taste-Off!

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Yoplait, but all opinions are my own.

2 comments:

  1. I'm a HUGE greek yogurt fan, so I found this post oddly riveting. And what an exciting thing to be asked to take part in! I have three favorite greeks: I like Fage when I want the classic greek yogurt experience I grew to love before it became popular. I like Dannon Oikos when I want classic yogurt flavors like vanilla and coffee. But, by far, my absolute favorite is Noosa, hands down. Their Mango is my everything! It's so creamy and delicious I often eat it for desert, and not thin that I'm-on-a-diet-so-I'll-pretend-this-is-desert way, in a real "huuumm, cake of Noosa. I'll have Noosa." way!

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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  2. I live in the Midwest, too! Love the idea for your blog. - J
    http://www.2girlsin2cities.com/2014/04/yoplait-greek-100-taste-off.html

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