If you’re looking for a great way to slim down while still enjoying the sweet taste of a creamy yogurt, there are sugar free Greek yogurt brands to choose from. In recent years, greek yogurt has grown exponentially in popularity. Most often, plain varieties of greek yogurt offer no added sugar. While the nutritional information may list grams of sugar on the carton, the sugar is naturally occurring lactose sugar rather than added sugar. On the other hand, the flavored varieties pack in the sugar. They may have as little as 5 grams of sugar or they may even have over 35 grams of sugar per carton. The ingredients list may include evaporated cane sugar which is essentially sugar in an evaporated organic cane juice mask. On the bright side, greek yogurt is full of acidophilus, bifidus, and live active cultures which help to regulate a healthy digestive tract. They also pack in large amounts of calcium which aid in bone strength and protein which helps strengthen muscles. Also, most greek yogurt brands boast fat-free varieties. Below is an explanation of the 3 most popular greek yogurt brands: Fage, Chobani, and Oikos.
The brand Fage offers a variety of flavors of greek yogurt. There is one which is only non-sugared
variety and is plain greek yogurt. Their other flavors of fruit-spread-addable greek yogurt include raspberry, strawberry, peach, cherry, cherry pomegranate, blueberry acai, mango guanabana, strawberry goji, honey, and blueberry. All of their flavored yogurt varieties has either 16 or 17 grams of sugar. The only exception and the worst offender of Fage greek yogurt is the Honey variety with 29 grams of sugar.
Chobani brand greek yogurt offers the most varieties of greek yogurt. It is sugar-free non-fat variety is plain. While their added sweetener is actually evaporated cane sugar, it is still sugar. By a wide margin, Chobani offers the largest and most interesting variety of greek yogurt. Their varieties include pineapple, mango, passion fruit, strawberry banana, peach, vanilla chocolate chunk, blood orange, apple cinnamon, and pomegranate.
The organic variety of greek yogurt, Oikos, is distributed by Stoneyfield. In the organic brand, only the plain variety of greek yogurt is sugar-free. It is also fat free. Their organic sugar-added varieties of ‘smooth and creamy’ organic greek yogurt include honey fig and vanilla. Their fruit on the bottom varieties include super fruits, honey, blueberry, and peach mango. While they are also sugared, Stoneyfield’s Oikos also offers a drinkable yogurt in honey vanilla and pomegranate berry. Stoneyfield’s Oikos also offers a frozen greek yogurt bluberry variety which includes 19 grams of sugar. The non-organic variety of greek yogurt, Oikos, is distributed by Dannon. The non-organic variety of Oikos offers only the plain variety of sugar-free greek yogurt. Their plain variety is also fat-free. Their sugared regular variety is only offered in vanilla and honey. Their sugared ‘fruit on the bottom’ varieties range from black cherry to blueberry to peach. Lesser known brand, The Greek Gods, offers sugar-free plain greek yogurt while some of their other varieties offer over 34 grams of sugar. So always remember that you have options when selecting sugar free Greek yogurt brands.