The 7 Best Greek Yogurts to Buy in 2018

Add an extra protein boost to your diet

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few years ago, the popularity of Greek yogurt really exploded in the health world. Not only is it creamy and delicious, but Greek yogurt typically contains double the protein of regular yogurts, making it a great vegetarian protein source that can be incorporated into any meal of the day.

But walking into the dairy aisle to buy a tub of Greek yogurt is much more complicated than it needs to be. Not only are there dozens of brands, but there are dozens of varieties available on top of that. Do you go with nonfat, full fat, low fat? Plain, flavored, or with mix-ins? What about a yogurt with added protein, or one that you can drink on the go?

Let us demystify it for you. We looked at the ratings and read reviews from yogurt lovers to figure out the best Greek yogurts to buy and eat this year, all at grocery store prices. Read on to learn about the best Greek yogurts you can buy now.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

If there’s one brand name that’s synonymous with Greek yogurt, it’s Chobani. Their plain flavored Greek yogurt is the perfect refrigerator staple for use in everything from soups to baked goods and even just as a snack topped with fruit and granola.

This ultra-creamy yogurt is deceptively good—it’s nonfat, so it’s better for your waistline than full-fat varieties, but is still unbelievably creamy. We love that the plain flavor is subtly tart, so it can be used in savory dishes as well as sweeter options. Chobani’s yogurts are always made with non-GMO ingredients and are made with live active probiotic cultures that help regulate your gut bacteria.

Best Drinkable: Drink Chobani

Chobani™ Mixed Berries Drink - 10oz
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When you want a drinkable yogurt that could even satisfy a smoothie craving, reach for one of these creamy drinkable Chobani options. They’re made with the same high-quality yogurt as their regular varieties, and are blended with real fruit and less than 1/3 of the sugar that other grocery store yogurt drinks have. Each drinkable smoothie is packed with 14 grams of protein, so you’re sure to be sustained after drinking one.

Drink Chobani is available in eight delicious flavors, which include choices like Mixed Berry, Strawberry Banana, Apple Cucumber Spinach, Mango, and Orange & Cream. They’re perfect for breakfast on the go, a quick afternoon snack, or even enjoyed as a sweet dessert.

Best Plain: Fage, Total All Natural Greek Strained Yogurt

When you need a go-to plain yogurt to use as a lighter swap for sour creams, reach for this full-fat version from Fage (pronounced like Fa-yeh). Fage is the real deal — founded in 1926 in Greece, the company has since grown and is now the country’s biggest dairy company. Fage’s yogurts are made with 100 percent natural dairy from cows that aren’t fed chemicals, hormones, or antibiotics, and you can really taste the difference in the quality of the yogurt. Additionally, Fage yogurts are all safe to be eaten during pregnancy.

Like most yogurts, Fage is made with live active cultures to help regulate your gut bacteria. It’s also packed with protein, calcium, vitamin D and potassium, which are all essential nutrients to a healthy life. And best yet, the yogurts made by Fage are so mild, many lactose intolerant individuals can eat them without feeling sick. To this day, Fage is family run and goes by the motto "We would never make a product that we would not give to our children," so you know you’re getting a delicious and good-for-you yogurt in every bite.

Best Protein Content: Powerful Yogurt Greek Non-Fat Yogurt, Blueberry Acai

Greek yogurt already contains nearly double the amount of protein as regular yogurts, but when you’re looking for a yogurt that will really fuel you throughout the day, try this high-protein option from Powerful Yogurt. The blueberry acai flavor comes from a fresh fruit blend for a touch of sweetness, without excessive added sugar.

This nonfat Greek yogurt has everything you need to be powered all day long: 21 grams of protein per serving, potassium, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin C. The 21 grams of protein make it a perfect vegetarian protein source, and it’s so filling that even meat eaters will feel satisfied. Powerful’s products are also made with all gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients, so it’s safe for shoppers with celiac and shoppers that are looking to eat fewer processed foods.

Best Flavored: Greek Gods, Traditional Greek Yogurt, Vanilla Honey

You haven’t tasted Greek yogurt like this before. This all-natural vanilla yogurt is made with an added touch of honey, which elevates the natural flavors and gives it a subtle sweetness. If you’ve never tried honey in your yogurt before, trust us on this one—it’s a combination decadent enough to eat for dessert. Some of the yogurt’s five-star reviewers rave that it’s not tart like other plain Greek yogurts, which can be a deterrent for many people who don’t love tart flavors.

In addition to its delicious flavor, Greek Gods yogurts contain only Grade A dairy and are made with seven different active probiotics. With 14 grams of fat, 32 grams of sugar, and only 8 grams of protein per serving, it’s not the healthiest option on this list. So instead of eating it as an everyday breakfast food, try swapping a dollop of this instead of your typical scoop of ice cream before bed. It’s so indulgent, you won’t miss that ice cream at all.

Best Low-Calorie: Dannon Light & Fit Greek Vanilla Nonfat Yogurt

While Greek Yogurt is easy to incorporate into a healthy diet, it can definitely be on the higher end of the calorie and fat content range when it comes to yogurts. The solution: this specially developed option from Dannon that has no fat and fewer calories but doesn’t skimp on the flavor and texture.

Each container is packed with protein, potassium, and a calcium to help strengthen bones. Compared to regular lowfat yogurt, Dannon Light & Fit Greek is made with 40 percent fewer calories and twice the protein, so you can feel sustained even when saving on calories. Like most yogurts, Dannon also makes their blend with active yogurt cultures to aid in digestion and keep the gut healthy.

Best Organic: Wallaby Organic, Whole Milk Greek Yogurt, Blended Vanilla Bean

Reach for this sweet vanilla bean yogurt from Wallaby Organic when you want a product that’s not only good for you, but good for the earth. With 4.5 percent milk fat it’s definitely one of the fattier yogurts on this list, but the whole milk adds a crave-able creaminess and makes each bite that much more satisfying.

Wallaby Organic flavors their vanilla yogurt with real vanilla bean instead of a low-quality extract, so you can not only taste the freshness, but you can see the vanilla bean bits in each bite. And since each container is made with organic milk and cream, you can rest assured that there are no harmful hormones or antibiotics added. While not as popular as the typical grocery store brands, every reviewer on Amazon thus far has rated it five stars for its unmatched flavor and richness.

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