Product Review: Stonyfield Greek Yogurt (Part I)

Product Review: Stonyfield Greek Yogurt

This product was purchased by Nature’s Pulchritude.  All opinions are that of Nature’s Pulchritude and have not been influenced in any way, shape, or form.

Yogurt has been one of my favorite snacks for many years. Within the last 5 years, I switched from regular yogurt to greek yogurt and have not looked back.  My reasons were primarily nutritional–greek yogurt has more protein, no artificial sweeteners, and probiotics.  I had been predominately eating the same brand of yogurt since my switch and thought it was a good choice because the ingredients looked great and tasted good as well.  Several months ago a series of news reports were released that encouraged me switch to another brand which also had good quality ingredients.  Not too long after I switched to the new brand of greek yogurt another report came out suggesting that both brands used milk from GMO fed cows.  Why this never crossed my mind, I’m not sure.  Needless to say I decided to switch to Stonyfield Organic because they are the only brand of USDA certified organic greek yogurt sold in non-specialty stores.  I’ve tried almost all of the flavors offered and will be reviewing 2 of them today: Superfruit Berry & Cafe Latte.

Product

“Nature’s been getting it right for a long time. That’s why our products are made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs.”

Cafe Latte
Cafe Latte

Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt is very similar to other greek yogurts on the market, except it is certified organic by the USDA, which means the quality of the ingredients is presumably better. It is flavored and colored naturally. The Super Fruits contains 0 grams of fat, 12 grams of protein, 190 mg of Potassium, 17 grams of sugar and provides 15% of the recommended daily value of calcium. It also contains 85 milligrams of sodium, which is within the range of other flavored greek yogurts. Cafe Latte is very similar nutritionally, but contains only 60 milligrams of sodium and 18 grams of sugar. This product is certified gluten free.

Super Fruits: 0.95 Globe
Cafe Latte: 0.95 Globe

Flavor

 

Super Fruits
Super Fruits

Super Fruits: This flavor was great, it contains acai berry, pomegranate, and raspberries on the bottom. The fruit combination is unique. It has a nice sweetness to it without being too sweet. It mixes to a light ‘berry’ color similar to a reddish-purple.

Cafe Latte: The coffee scent was quite strong from this product. The coffee taste was also strong but the after taste was a little bitter. It is also a unique flavor. This is pre mixed and is a light brown color.

Super Fruits: 1 Globe
Cafe Latte: 0.85 Globe

Texture

This product is very similar in texture to other greek yogurts on the market, however it does not have the same thick yet air consistency as authentic greek yogurt. In some instances there was a bit of water that separated out but it was fine once mixed

Super Fruits: 0.95 Globe
Cafe Latte: 0.95 Globe

EnviroFactor

Ingredients:

Super Fruits Ingredients
Super Fruits Ingredients
Cafe Latte Ingredients
Cafe Latte Ingredients

The ingredients in both flavors are great. The product is USDA certified organic, therefore the majority of the ingredients are organic. There are no questionable ingredients, just wholesome goodness.

Super Fruits: 1 Globe
Cafe Latte: 1 Globe

Overall, these were both good greek yogurts.  They are both certified organic and are unique flavor offerings.  The great nutritional value of these yogurts are excellent, making them an excellent snack for all ages.

Super Fruits:
3.95/4 Globes
Nature’s Pulchritude All-Star!

Cafe Latte:
3.75/4 Globes

Each container of yogurt is 5.3 ounces (150 grams) and retails for about $2.25. While that seems like a lot for 1 small container of greek yogurt, but this product periodically goes on sale for less than half the price! That’s right, you can get the high quality of organic greek yogurt for the same price as non organic greek yogurt brands!

 

Have you tried this product, what was your opinion? Will you try this product?

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6 thoughts on “Product Review: Stonyfield Greek Yogurt (Part I)”

  1. Glad you pointed out that most dairy cows are fed GMO diets (not to mention the antibiotics and hormones they are fed). Now we even have to worry about nanoparticles in food (why is this really necessary??). It’s too bad we have to be so vigilant about reading labels and what we eat, but thanks for helping empower people to do so 🙂

  2. It’s disheartening to know that our food supply is so tainted, and there doesn’t seem to be much we can do about it. I’m not surprised to learn that most dairy cows are fed GMO diets.

    1. It sure is disheartening. That is why it is so important to know what you’re eating and its source of origin. It takes a bit more effort but it is absolutely possible to avoid the bad things in our food supply.

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