Sep 9, 2012

Review: Dannon - Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Dannon Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt was previously just Dannon Vanilla Greek Yogurt, but they've since adopted the Oikos name from sister brand Stonyfield. The yogurt remains the same and shouldn't be confused with Stonyfield Organic Oikos which is also available, but has a much different flavor.

I picked up a 5.3-ounce cup for $1 on sale (regular price of $1.29)

Apparently, Dannon's Oikos Greek Yogurt is strained to remove some of the whey in milk in the authentic Greek method, but tastes closer to Yoplait Greek Yogurt than the more traditional Greek yogurt brands.

I think I have a new favorite in Dannon's Vanilla Greek Yogurt. It's nonfat, but creamy and substantial. In taste, it's lightly sweetened with a mild vanilla flavor. You could easily add fresh fruit or granola if you find it too plain, but I like the light flavor. It lacks that distinct tart Greek yogurt flavor, which is a plus for me. The consistency is thicker than the Yoplait version and quite satisfying. And, like all Greek yogurts, there's twice the protein of regular yogurt.

There are versions with fruit as well, but with yogurt, I'd rather have fresh fruit or none at all. The ones with the added fruit don't seem to have any added nutrition for the most part.

I really like Dannon's Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt. It's may not be bursting with flavor, but it's substantial and delicious.

Nutritional Info - Dannon Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt (150g)
Calories - 120 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 45mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 12g