The Greek Yogurt #Tasteoff – Our Results

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Greek Yogurt Tasteoff
We all like yogurt. After that all bets are off. We like different flavors, different brands, different textures. You name it and other then having the word yogurt in it chances are we don’t agree on it. Some like to eat it once in a while while some could eat it every day. You get the picture. The first time I tried Greek yogurt I didn’t like it. I’d tried a plain one. I would have been content to not ever have it again. It was way too tart and bleck for me. A friend persuaded me to try a flavored Greek yogurt, and that was much better.
Recently my whole family participated in a little tasteoff. That in and of itself isn’t the big deal. It’s the results that are the big deal. Shockingly enough, we all agreed on the answer. This doesn’t happen often, in fact it’s almost a mark it on the calendar moment.
The Greek Yogurt Tasteoff interested me because I figured we’d all have differing opinions, as usual. Four out of five people agree that Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Yogurt tastes better than Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry Yogurt. I accepted the challenge to take it just for fun, curious to see how our results compared.
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Upon opening the yogurts I noticed a difference. The Chobani was white while the Yoplait was pink. There was no sign of fruit upon opening the Chobani. I stirred both well. There was fruit on the bottom of the Yoplait. I may have seen literally 4 specks in the entire container of Chobani.  The Chobani basically remained white while the Yoplait just turned a darker pink.
Wanting to get into the true spirit of a tasteoff, I shuffled the yogurts around and then got out a blindfold. Or in this case a winter scarf. Hubby immediately questioned my motives, suggesting I either had something dirty in mind or I wanted to feed him something I knew he wouldn’t like. So I volunteered to go first.
Greek Yogurt Tasteoff
The two yogurts has a completely different taste. I found the Chobani to taste very bland and a tad bitter. I didn’t find it to have any strawberry taste whatsoever. My vote was Yoplait, no contest.
Then it was hubby’s turn.
Greek Yogurt Tasteoff
Hubby really got into things. He noted that the two yogurts not only had a completely different taste and color, but they also had a completely different smell. I smelled them too and he was right! (Geez I don’t like having to say that.) The Yoplait smelled good and the Chobani didn’t. He also voted for Yoplait.
Hubby was so perplexed that two “similar” products could taste so different that he did something he doesn’t often do. He read the list of ingredients of both yogurts.
Greek Yogurt Tasteoff
The labels on both yogurts indicate relatively similar nutritional content. Both have 100 calories per container. Chobani has 12 grams of protein, which is 2 more than the Yoplait. Chobani had fiber.
We had CJ take a turn. I didn’t want to blindfold him so I just put the two yogurts in front of him. I had him try a spoonful of both. Then I told him he could have more of whichever one he liked better.
Greek Yogurt Tasteoff
His choice mirrored ours – Yoplait.
Greek Yogurt Tasteoff
We all gave the Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Yogurt a big thumbs up, and agreed that it tastes better than Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry Yogurt.

Are you a Greek yogurt fan? What’s your favorite flavor? Have you taken the tasteoff? Who won the Greek yogurt challenge in your house? I’d love to know, please leave a comment!

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27 comments

Nikki April 25, 2014 - 4:37 pm

I really prefer the Yoplait version over the Chobani, although that’s good too. It depends on my mood. I like to add chocolate chips to mine for more flavor.

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Pam April 25, 2014 - 8:03 pm

I like Greek yogurt, especially because it has so much protein. I haven’t tried the Yoplait kind yet but it seems like I definitely need to!

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Scott April 25, 2014 - 8:21 pm

I notice the Chobani mentions “All Natural Ingredients”, is the Yoplait comparable? I didn’t see any mention of sweetener types in each one.

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American Punjaban PI April 25, 2014 - 8:49 pm

I’m not a fan of the Greek style yogurts at all. I don’t eat a lot of yogurt but I find that their flavor is just too strong for me.

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valmg April 26, 2014 - 11:39 am

Yes it is a different flavor the regular yogurt that’s for sure. If you prefer it bland you might like that Chobani, LOL

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Corinna - For My Love Of April 25, 2014 - 9:18 pm

What a coincidence! Not only am i eating a yoplait greek yogurt right now, but i made the switch just last weekend from plain yogurt to greek yogurt because of this challenge! I, too, had a horrible plain greek yogurt experience back when the fad first hit. Years later and ive given it a second chance, flavored varieties granted, and I’m in love!

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Curby Aardvark April 25, 2014 - 9:38 pm

My family loves Greek yogurt and I have no idea why I don’t; maybe I’m weird?

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Christy Garrett Uplifting Families April 25, 2014 - 10:10 pm

I picked up my samples tonight at the grocery store. I have been eating the yoplait for several weeks so we shall see if the Chabani holds up to my standards.

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Ashley Gill April 25, 2014 - 10:33 pm

I’ve seen this challenge done a few other times and always Yoplait wins. Yoplait wins in my family as well! At this rate, Chobani may be going out of business!

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Amber NElson April 25, 2014 - 10:47 pm

I absolutely love Greek yogurt. So good and good for you!

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lawna April 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm

I recently tried the YoPlait Greek yogurt and I love it. It’s a great snack to keep on hand!

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Jennifer Williams April 25, 2014 - 11:55 pm

I am a Yoplait fan myself though do not get to enjoy it too often. I hope they start coming out with a lactose free version for the Greek Yogurts soon.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 26, 2014 - 7:41 am

I actually eat Oikos Greek Yogurt and it has nothing to do with the hot spokesperson they have LOL 🙂

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pat. marsden April 26, 2014 - 9:19 am

Are you a Greek yogurt fan? What’s your favorite flavor? Have you taken the tasteoff? Who won the Greek yogurt challenge in your house? I’d love to know, please leave a comment!
Although I like the taste of non-Greek yogurt better (it’s sweeter), it doesn’t fill me as well as the thicker Greek varieties. I favor berry (haven’t found banana yet). No tasteoff here.

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Rosey April 26, 2014 - 9:29 am

How fun that you did it blindfolded, hahaha! Love this!
A 3-0 vote, that’s pretty good. I haven’t tried the other brand, but I do like Yoplait.

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Denise Gabbard April 26, 2014 - 9:34 am

Awesome– now I know which one to pick up at the store. I love Yoplait’s “regular” yogurt, so I am sure I’ll love this too…and it is so good for you.

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Triplezmom April 26, 2014 - 10:32 am

I have tried both. Here’s the weird thing, the Chobani Greek strawberry that comes in the tubes? It tastes like the Yoplait. I love it. But in the cups? It tastes totally different and not like strawberries.

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valmg April 26, 2014 - 11:36 am

I haven’t seen any Greek yogurt in tubes yet. I’ll have to look again next time I go to the store, I’m curious.

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Veronica April 26, 2014 - 1:22 pm

I m not a fan of yogurt at all. Interesting taste teat. Looks like a fan thing to do with your favorite brands

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication April 26, 2014 - 3:22 pm

You know what I’ve never tasted Greek yogurt! Now I’m gonna have to go get some LOL

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Gingermommy April 26, 2014 - 4:41 pm

I never heard if chobani before. I am the Greek yogurt fan in our house. Great in smoothies and as a dip too

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mel April 26, 2014 - 6:13 pm

We eat this almost every single day! We love the Yoplait version, although I never tried Chioponi yet! I love the pics:)

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Mary April 26, 2014 - 6:19 pm

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Fabulous Perks April 27, 2014 - 1:04 am

I tried the strawberry flavored Greek yogurt and I not a fan. I love the Yoplait brand.

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Onica {MommyFactor} April 27, 2014 - 8:19 am

I like that you show the yogurts side by side. You can see how Yoplait is filled with fruit. Understandably how Yoplait won the tasteoff.

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Erica April 27, 2014 - 11:59 am

I love taste offs like this. I definitely think that the Yoplait has an advantage with real chunks of fruit.

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Aisha Kristine Chong April 28, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Now that is just a fun way to give a taste on things and I sooo love yogurt too

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