Wednesday 21 February 2018

Taste test Greek-style natural yoghurt

Katy McGuinness

Great with granola and super-handy for dressings and marinades, Greek-style yoghurt is a staple ingredient in many of our shopping baskets.

Prices vary enormously, so we asked our testers to see whether the expensive ones tasted any better than the bargain versions.

Our conclusion: unless you are eating the yoghurt on its own, you should choose on the basis of what's important to you.

Glenisk Greek Style Organic Yoghurt, 500g, €2.59, 10/10

Rich, creamy, organic and Irish, this was our testers' favourite - good enough to eat on its own. 129 calories per 100g.

Aldi Specially Selected Greek Style Yoghurt, 450g, €1.99, 9/10

This yoghurt is produced for Aldi by an award-winning herd of cows on the Clandeboye Estate in Co Down. Just 88 calories per 100g and slightly thinner in consistency than some of the other yoghurts tested - a good price for a quality product.

SuperValu Greek Style Yoghurt, 500g, €1.59, 7/10

This yoghurt has quite a sharp taste, but the price is great. 135 calories per 100g.

Rachel's Organic Greek Style Yoghurt, 450g, €2.99, 7/10

Good consistency and extra marks for being organic. The version we tried was low fat but still had good flavour. 81 calories per 100g.

Liberte Greek Style Yoghurt, 500g, €3.59, 6/10

Our testers found this fat-free yoghurt a trifle bland, but for those watching their weight, it's a good choice, with 58 calories per 100g.

ProU Greek Style Yoghurt, 375g, €3.60, 5/10

The most expensive of the six yoghurts that we tested, this one has added protein, calcium and Vitamin D3 "for the maintenance of normal bones and muscles". Our testers weren't enamoured with the aftertaste, although they felt that you wouldn't notice this unless you were eating it on its own. 88 calories per 100g.

Irish Independent

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