I tasted 5 low-sugar yogurts, and this was my favorite – Eat This Not That

Yogurt is a super versatile food option. Generally considered a breakfast food, you can easily incorporate different types of ingredients like granola, honey, or fruit into it to spice it up. You can make a parfait or just a pretty food bowl. There are even tasty ways to incorporate yogurt. Who knew yogurt could replace sour cream?

Now that I’ve talked about the uses of yogurt, let’s move on to the types. There are many yogurt companies that strive to make great tasting yogurts. However, companies also tend to add added sugars for taste, which can lead to various long-term health issues.

As a result, it is becoming increasingly common for brands to create not only tasty but also healthier yogurts with less sugars. That being said, of course I had to find the best low sugar yogurt.

Because yogurt brands tend to create quite unique flavors, I kept it simple – popular flavors, no wild combinations, and couldn’t add any extra toppings. Every brand of yogurt I tried advertised that it had less sugar or no added sugars.

What I tried

  • Less Sweet Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • Two Good™ Greek Yogurt
  • Low fat probiotic yogurt with 25% less sugar La Yogurt
  • Siggi’s Low Fat Low Sugar Yogurt
  • Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt

Ranked from least favorite to most popular, here are the low-fat yogurts worth buying at the grocery store — and those that can stay on the refrigerated shelf. And if you’re looking to learn more about the benefits of yogurt, take a look at the surprising side effects of consuming yogurt, says Science.

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For starters, La Yogurt’s container says there’s 25% less sugar in their yogurt. While that may be true, the nutrition label showed that a full 6-ounce serving still contains 19 grams of total sugar, with 11 grams of added sugar. It just seems misleading when it comes to “less sugar”.

As for the taste, I liked the kind of creaminess of this yogurt. It was a smoother consistency that other yogurts didn’t have. However, I could feel like I was tasting sugar with every bite, and there was that other unusual taste of sourness. It wasn’t sour like the yogurt had expired, but something just felt right and I couldn’t pass it trying this brand.

Yogurt Oikos
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When I think of Oikos, I think of John Stamos ads from years ago, which are great brand advertising. This particular yogurt contains 0% fat, zero grams of added sugar and zero artificial sweeteners, hence the title “triple zero”. It also contains 15 grams of protein, which is definitely a nice bonus for anyone looking to get their protein intake for the day.

Although protein is supposed to be filling, I actually got pretty hungry afterwards, always craving something more to eat. I think if I could have added more ingredients to the yogurt it would have been more satisfying.

The texture also turned me off. Even after blending it, the yogurt was thinner and runnier than some other brands. This could have been the reason the portion was not filled, because of the thinner consistency. I also feel like it lacks flavor.

I’m sorry, Mr. Stamos, but for these reasons, Oikos is ranked number 4.

Chobani yogurt
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The label of this brand indicates that there is “40% less sugar than similar yogurts”. The website even clarifies the statement. Chobani yogurt contains about 9 grams of sugar per 5.3 ounce serving. Meanwhile, they claim that similar yogurts without sugar substitutes average about 16 grams of sugar for the same amount of ounces. This particular yogurt also contains 12 grams of protein.

Overall I thought the flavor was subtle but helped highlight the yogurt. For this tasting, I chose their “Vanilla and Cinnamon from Madagascar” flavor. When you opened the lid you could see cinnamon on top. This was appreciated because I didn’t feel like eating less sugar.

That being said, Chobani only makes it to slot number 3 because I thought the yogurt was too dense. For some people, this may indicate a hearty yogurt. However, the texture seemed a bit too thick to me. I removed the lid to see the yogurt stuck to the edges of the container. The thickness of the yogurt resulted in an almost dry chew in my mouth, which is not pleasant when trying to eat healthy foods.

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siggi yogurt
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I went back and forth on whether or not to make Siggi’s yogurt the first or second winner. It’s 75% less sugar than the brand’s original low-fat yogurts. However, you cannot say that it lacks sugar. The yogurt itself is creamy, the texture is smooth, and I was actually full and satisfied after eating a serving of it for breakfast.

Because I had to be fussy with this one, the immediate presentation wasn’t pretty. The initial look of the yogurt itself was a little messy and a little watery, and I had to scrape off a thin layer of the lid. Once mixed, however, the consistency was perfect.

I also thought about calories. The low-sugar serving of a Siggi is 100 calories. Not bad at all, but not the lowest of the five. All in all, I would eat this yogurt again – no complaints.

Two good yogurts
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With only 2 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, and no added sugars, this yogurt has just 80 calories per serving. It almost sounds “two” good to be true.

Let’s start with the unveiling of the yogurt. You remove the lid in one perfect motion and feast your eyes on this absolutely stunning coating. It was smooth without flaws, I almost didn’t want to stick my spoon into it, it was so pretty. The appearance of the yogurt is something you would see on an advertisement for the brand.

Then I dug. It was definitely a bit thicker, but nothing that altered the texture or consistency. Just like its appearance, the texture was smooth and rich. It was creamy and satisfying, and with all the health benefits, what more could you ask for?

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