Greek yogurt has become increasingly popular over the years. It’s thick, creamy, and incredibly high in protein. I usually buy whichever brand is the least expensive. At my local supermarket, Fairway, Chobani is $1.39 which is significantly lower than Fage and Oikos. However, I was thrilled when Kristina over at Stonyfield sent me a package with coupons to try some Oikos for free! Thanks Kristina!
When buying regular yogurts, I always choose Stonyfield. Before I became a big greek yogurt fan, Stonyfield fat free plain yogurt was always my go to yogurt of choice. However, with Oikos clocking in at $1.99/container I hadn’t bit the bullet.
Let’s compare nutritionals for a moment:
Fage 0% plain 6 oz container: 90 calories, 0 grams fat, 7 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar, 15 grams protein, and 20% calcium
Chobani 0% plain 6.0 oz container: 100 calories, 0 grams fat, 7 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar, 18 grams protein, and 20% calcium
Oikos 0% plain 5.3 oz container: 80 calories, 0 grams fat, 7 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar, 16 grams protein and 20% calcium
Taste wise, they are all very similar. I haven’t done a side by side comparison, so it’s hard to notice the minimal differences. I really enjoy them all.
As you can see the nutritional information is strikingly similar, the main difference is that Oikos is organic. If you have the money, organic dairy is something that is worth while splurging for.
Oikos comes in 5 flavors: plain, honey, vanilla, blueberry & strawberry. Personally, I enjoyed the plain variety the most as I do with all yogurts. However, I always add fruit and/or cereal to my yogurt. But I gave the vanilla and blueberry a try as well. If you enjoy vanilla yogurts you will definitely like that flavor, personally I didn’t love it. However, the blueberry yogurt I loved! It was a fruit on the bottom type, and you mixed it all up. There were real pieces of blueberries, and I loved how the sugar was only 15 grams. Stonyfield’s normal blueberry yogurt has 22 grams of sugar. Unlike plain, this yogurt is great eaten alone – you don’t need toppings in it!
Here’s what the blueberry yogurt looked like while it was in the process of being mixed:
- While greek yogurt is higher in protein, it’s also much lower in calcium and does not contain any vitamin D.
- Stonyfield’s nonfat plain yogurt in a 6oz cup contains 30% calcium and 20% vitamin D. The calcium percentage is based off of 1,000 mg/day.
- Remember the RDA for calcium is:
- 9-18 years: 1300 mg
- 19-49 years: 1000 mg
- >51 years: 1200 mg