In December, I won a contest over at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet, and Anne-Marie sent me 5 coupons for free 5.3 ounce containers of the new Stoneyfield Farms Oikos Greek Yogurt. And since I was in the store today redeeming my coupons, I thought I would do a little comparison.
The other Greek yogurt on the shelf that was both fat-free and flavored, is Chobani All Natural Greek Yogurt (this was actually kind of interesting – there were other flavored Greek yogurts, but none that were fat free). At my local Wholefoods, it was $1.49 a container. The Oikos was $1.99, on special for 2 for $3.
For this test, I bought blueberry flavor for both – Chobani comes in 6 different flavors, while the Oikos comes in plain, vanilla, blueberry and honey. Oikos is organic, while Chobani is all natural, if that is important to you.
Overall, I have to say the two are pretty different – Chobani is lighter, with a nice blueberry taste and a good amount of whole blueberries, but it does not really have the mouth feel of Greek yogurt.
Oikos is definitely thicker, with that cheesey taste common in other Greek yogurts. The blueberry flavor is also good, with whole blueberries in the mix. It was slightly easier to mix up, as the blueberry was not as loose as the Chobani.
The Chobani is a better value – a 6 ounce cup for $1.49, versus the Oikos at $1.99 for 5.3 ounces.
As it turns out, I won’t be buying either of these yogurts in this format, as I am sensitive to packaging and prefer my yogurt in big containers. But, I would purchase them in larger containers – probably sticking with the Chobani for everyday eating and selecting the Oikos for the thick, greek yogurt taste, or as Anne-Marie suggested, as a replacement for sour cream.
Have you tried either? What are your thoughts?