The Great Yoplait vs Chobani Taste-Off

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I like yogurt. A lot. Put it this way: ’twere it not for yogurt, I might be dead from malnutrition.

One of my faves? Chobani. Last year, we were eating so much Chobani and then letting Jasper (the dog) lick the containers that whenever someone said, “Chobani,” Jasper would come running. We even use it as his middle name when he gets in trouble.

So I’m guessing the people at Yoplait didn’t know exactly what they were getting into when they contacted me to do a taste test between Chobani Greek Blueberry Fruit On The Bottom and Yoplait Greek Blueberry. But even though it’s the Yoplait Greek Taste-Off, they said they wanted my HONEST opinion. And seeing as I’m not into lying or sucking up, I was fine with this arrangement.

So this is what happened. I harangued my friend into bringing her three daughters over to join my kids as guinea pigs. We put a dollop of each yogurt on a plate and served it up. The results?

Yoplait vs Chobani Taste-Off

  • My friend’s daughter, who we all consider to have the most “grown-up” taste, liked the Chobani because it was more “sour.”
  • Both my kids LOVED the Yoplait. In fact my son, who won’t eat yogurt, actually asked for seconds and ate more of it the next night. My daughter licked her plate clean.

The Yoplait vs Chobani Greek Yogurt Taste-Off

  • My friend’s other two daughters, who ironically are twins, were split. One liked them equally. The other liked them mixed together.

My friend and I agreed that the Chobani was definitely the only real Greek yogurt of the two. It has that sourish taste that makes Greek yogurt “Greeky.” The Yoplait is tasty — like typical Yoplait yogurt — but it doesn’t taste Greek. And it does have more sugar than Chobani, but hey, at least it isn’t artificial and the colors are actually natural (unlike so many yogurts for kiddos).

Probably the biggest plug I could give Yoplait Greek is that because it’s blended, kids may like it a little more (in keeping with the whole “I hate pulp in my orange juice” thing). And because it’s Greek, it has a ton of protein (11 grams), which at least in my family is a bonus because finding protein sources is a problemgrrr. 

And I almost forgot the most important testers of all — the dogs! Jasper and his friend, Lucky, got to lick the containers. In our test, Jasper went for the Chobani, and Lucky went for the Yoplait. However, it eventually just became a free-for-all (hard to believe).

Yoplait Greek Yogurt Taste-Off

So here’s the deal: in a national taste test Yoplait Greek Blueberry Beat Chobani Blueberry Fruit On The Bottom. Seemed pretty split at our house. Think you’d agree?

They really want your opinion, and the debate is playing out over at The Yoplait Greek Taste-Off Tumblr page. Go check it out, grab a coupon, and tell them what you think. Or see what other people are saying and posting. It’s fun — people get crazy on Tumblr (I should know…).


Thanks to Yoplait for sponsoring our little taste-test partay and not getting teed off about me telling you guys what I really think.

14 Comments… add one

Ginger January 23, 2014, 5:28 pm

You need to try our local yogurt…it is expanding out to other markets and I have found it in L.A. at Pavillions..NOOSA…yum! Too bad my kids can’t handle milk products

Tammy January 24, 2014, 2:46 pm

Just another reason to visit you, my dear.
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Barb Muscutt-Peters January 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Okay . . . granted I’m not a big yogurt eater . . . but I did try Chobani . . . once. They served it at last year’s hot air balloon safety seminar. It was classic . . . it was priceless . . . I took a bite and, literally, had my tongue hanging out trying to get it off my tongue and out of my mouth. My vote is for Yoplait!! LOL LOL

Tammy January 24, 2014, 2:47 pm

Hahaha! That’s hysterical Barb! You and Newt need to get together. He can’t stand Chobani.

Vicky January 24, 2014, 2:11 pm

Wow, you certainly had a large sampling! We had a great time with our taste test and looks like you did as well.
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Tammy January 24, 2014, 2:48 pm

Hey, I try to be as scientific as possible in all things. Even a yogurt taste test at my house. With dogs and children.

Thanks for stopping by Vicky!

Vidya Sury January 26, 2014, 5:42 am

Someone I know swears by Chobani and thinks she cant live without it.

Me, I love my plain yogurt – usually homemade or bought from the dairy.

Just reading this post made me ache for curd (that’s what we call it) and I indulged.

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elaine schoch January 27, 2014, 4:12 pm

I’m a big Greek yogurt fan but my kids hate it. We’ll have to try the yoplait, I’ll let you know how it goes.
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Cher January 27, 2014, 4:31 pm

Awesome! So glad the dogs were able to join in… Mine doesn’t like yogurt. Thanks for sharing!
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MILF Runner January 27, 2014, 11:17 pm

Chobani totally pisses me off. They give pretty much every fitness/running blogger free shit ALL THE TIME. I’ve been blogging for a year now and guess what? NO CHOBANI. Totally unfair. Then again, I’m allergic to dairy…
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Elle January 28, 2014, 9:15 am

Wish I could eat yoghurt Tammy I do indulge in goat yoghurt once in a blue moon, because of dairy allergies. Sounds like a pretty fair taste when you include the dogs!
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LindySez January 28, 2014, 11:10 am

I eat a lot of Greek Yogurt, but only plain, unflavored. I add my own fruit when I feel the need; but I can see why the kiddos might prefer the sweeter Yoplait.
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Jessica January 28, 2014, 7:55 pm

I love them both, but for different reasons. Yoplait is definitely more sweet, but they have the same thick consistency which is nice.

AngeltheAlien February 3, 2014, 8:29 pm

I think I like Yoplait the best because it is sweet like regular Yoplait (which by the way has always been my favorite brand of yogurt, ever since back when I was a little kid and we used to love the spoon huggin\’ custard style, which they still have but call something else, but I digress…) but still thick and creamy like real Greek yogurt. I also like Oikos, which is Dannon\’s Greek brand I believe. I love Chobani and I think it is the one that is the healthiest, but I prefer the sweeter Yoplait taste!

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