Going Greek: best yogurt in the market
October 4, 2012 | Jewish Tribune
The Greeks have introduced many a clever invention to civilization. As if the Olympics, grand architecture and prime numbers weren’t enough, there seems to be another Greek innovation on its way to mainstay status. Greek Yogurt. Thicker and packed with more protein than ‘regular’ yogurt, this breakfast (or snack, or umm…dinner?) treat is no ‘myth’ when it comes to deliciousness.
I popped by my local grocery store and found five brands to compare.
(Out of 5 possible ‘Ambrosias,’ the Greek goddess of food)
Oikos 2%. (100g) 100 calories. Protein 8g. Texture: thick yet light, almost like a mousse. Flavour: Quite sweet, flavouring is spot on - honey tastes just like honey. 5 Ambrosias.
PC 2% Greek Yogurt. (142g) 160 calories. Protein 12g. Texture: Medium, just enough thickness. Flavour: A happy medium between tangy and sweet. 4.5 Ambrosias.
Skotidakis Fat Free. (150g) 180 calories. Protein 12g. Texture: Light, a sour cream-esque texture. Flavour: very tart, extra points for separate flavour compartment. 4 Ambrosias.
Liberte 0%. (100g) 80 calories. Protein 9g. Texture: thin, could be confused with regular yogurt. Flavour: tangy with a hint of flavouring. 3.5 Ambrosias.
Chobani 0%. (170g) 140 calories. Protein 15g. Texture: super thick. Are you sure this isn't cream cheese? Flavour: tangy and sour. 3 Ambrosias.