An exciting discovery: My Wegmans now carries Chobani Greek yogurt! I can't believe I haven't professed my love for Greek yogurt here before.
While my first experience with Greek yogurt was Fage, and I really like Fage - it's $1.59 per 6 ounce cup (when I first had it about 2.5 years ago, it was also the only brand available at my grocery store). Nice thick consistency, even the 0%. I buy the 0% and the 2%. Also comes with fruit like peaches, strawberry, cherry. One time I accidentally bought the full fat version with cherry. It was so creamy and delicious! They're rolling out some new flavors soon.
I have tried Stonyfield's Oikos Greek yogurt (organic) which is $1.79 for a 5.3 ounce cup. I don't like the texture and flavors as much, and it's the most expensive. (4 packs of 4 ounce cups w/caramel or chocolate run for $4). While I love the newer chocolate and caramel...I find the consistency is still watery, just like their original variety. And it's not due to being 0%; because Fage has a nice creamy 0%.
A couple months ago a new brand joined the ranks of Fage and Stonyfield at Wegmans: The Brown Cow brand is .99 per 5.3 ounce cup. Better than Stonyfield in my opinion, but not quite Fage. I've tried it in strawberry, blueberry, plain, and vanilla.
When I accidentally ended up at Stop & Shop sometime last year, I stumbled upon Chobani and stocked up because I liked the variety of flavors it came in! It was great, and not too pricey, but not available at my precious Wegmans. So despite doing 90% of my shopping at Wegmans, I occasionally make a trip to the (inferior) Stop & Shop only for Chobani. I buy mostly the 0% but the 2% has some unique flavors I like - like pineapple! Wasn't a huge fan of their vanilla for some reason.
So that's my Greek yogurt history.
I was scoping out the top shelf of the dairy section at Wegmans, the usual location of the Greek yogurt. When a familiar package caught my eye at waist-level.
It was Chobani!
Chobani: $1.19 for a 6 ounce cup. I did not see just the regular Chobani flavors either, but a new lemon flavor. I love lemon yogurt! I brought it to work for lunch today, and the verdict is it's another great flavor. Yessss!
It's got a yellowish tint and the texture is not as smooth as plain Greek yogurt because it has a has little pieces of lemon zest in it (it's in the ingredient list):
Here are my Greek Yogurt rankings based on taste and price and flavor availability:
3. Brown Cow
4. Oikos by Stonyfield
Regardless of which brand you choose, you'll get anywhere from 10-20 grams of protein a pop (depending on size)! And I shoot for at least 60-70 grams of protein a day especially when I'm actively training for something (i.e. right now). I love it plain, with fruit (already in the cup), with fresh berries, or with honey and walnuts!
PS, You can currently find printable coupons at the following links for Brown Cow, Chobani, and Stonyfield.
Enough of my raving -- What about you: do you love Greek yogurt as much as I do, or would you not touch it with a 39 and a half foot pole? Do you have a favorite brand or favorite way to eat it?