This Greek yogurt blind taste test and post are sponsored by Yoplait. All thoughts and taste test results are my own (and my family’s).
I am a yogurt fan. If I have yogurt in the house, I will probably grab some for a snack just about every day. When Greek yogurts became popular, though, I admit I did not jump on the trend right away. The fact is, Greek yogurt, as smooth and creamy as it is (and that’s a very good thing!) it’s a little on the tart side for me. I tried a few, but I didn’t rush out to buy a bunch to stock my fridge, if you know what I mean.
I was interested to try this taste test because I have always loved Yoplait, so I was eager to see if their Greek yogurt would be more agreeable to my palate… I was also eager to get my oldest daughter (who loves Greek yogurt) involved. I figured we’d be two differing opinions. I threw my sister, a wild card, into the taste off to see how the results would turn out.
You’d never believe the discussion that our little taste off sparked (the husbands even got in on the action and finished off the last of my Greek yogurt!).
Many thanks to my husband for taking these oh-so-flattering blindfolded pictures of us and for feeding us the yogurt so the taste test was truly BLIND. Also, big thanks to my years in cub scouts for the blue and gold blind folds!
The #TasteOff contenders:
We each tasted a spoon full of each of the yogurts and before we had even taken off our blind folds, each of us said (without hesitation) that we liked yogurt number two the best. Our taste test moderator-husband-dad-brother-in-law revealed that the favorite yogurt for all three of us was Yoplait Greek 100.
KitKat, my 17-year-old, was the most surprised by the results because she has always liked Chobani and expected to like their yogurt the best. She was also surprised because she usually doesn’t like strawberry yogurt at all.
Everyone agreed that the Yoplait had a more pleasing flavor – the strawberry flavor really stood out (whereas with the Chobani, the strawberry flavor was very muted). Both yogurts were 100 calories per container. The Yoplait had 10 grams of protein and the Chobani had slightly more at 12 grams. The Chobani had added fiber (no fiber in the Yoplait), no artificial sweeteners and slightly less sugar than the Yoplait, but for the most part, the two yogurts were very comparable nutritionally.
In the end, even though everyone agreed that the Yoplait tasted better, about half of the group (husbands were weighing in at this point) said that they would still opt for the Chobani because it was just a little better for you.
I’ve taken the Yoplait Taste-Off – now it’s your turn! Let me know who won your taste off!
Be sure to check out Yoplait’s tumblr page for amazing recipes using greek yogurt. And stay tuned here for some of those recipes to be featured!
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