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The great Greek yoghurt tasting

The Real Review tasting crew: Stephanie Clifford-Smith and Guy Griffin (Photo: The Real Review)

A glance at the dairy shelves of most major supermarkets shows just how many types and styles of yoghurt compete for the consumer dollar. But not all yoghurts are created equal. And you might say the options are whey too confusing! For the Great Greek Yoghurt Tasting, The Real Review’s plucky food crew – Stephanie Clifford-Smith and I – tested 20 well-known brands of full fat, strained, plain authentic Greek and ‘Greek-style’ yoghurts available from seven major local supermarkets. Our mission was simple: which yoghurt should you give shelf space to in your fridge? We blind-tasted each yoghurt ranking it for appearance, texture, flavour then crunched the numbers on value for money. To test our own consistency we also placed five identical yoghurts in the line-up.

Our methodology was equally straightforward:

  • All yoghurts are fully blind-tasted
  • To ensure fair comparison, all yoghurts are 7% fat and contain no thickeners
  • All yoghurts are rated out of thirty for Appearance (/5); Texture (/10); Flavour (/15)
  • Good Buy Ratings are based on The Real Review price-quality algorithm

First: Tamar Valley Greek Style All Natural Yoghurt – firm, creamy texture, good balanced flavour

Second: Lyttos Greek Style Natural Yoghurt – firm and glossy, double cream texture, lemony, good flavour and outstanding value for money

Third: Jalna Pot-Set Greek Yoghourt Natural – firm, pudding-like appearance, elegant balance, good flavour

The Shaw River Buffalo Yoghurt made in the Greek style was thrown into the blind tasting out of competition for comparative reasons.


1. Tamar Valley Greek Style All Natural Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.51. Rating: 25/30


2. Lyttos Greek Style Natural Yoghurt (Aldi)

Price/100g: AUD $0.37. Rating: 24/30


3. Jalna Pot Set Greek Yoghourt Natural

Price/100g: AUD $0.69. Rating: 24/30


4. Dairy Farmers Greek Style Natural Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.55. Rating: 23/30


5. Evia Greek Strained Yoghurt Natural

Price/100g: AUD $0.79. Rating: 23/30


6. Coles Greek Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.42. Rating: 21/30


7. Farmers Union Greek Style All Natural Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.50. Rating: 19/30


8. Eat Organic Yoghurt Natural (Unsweetened) Greek Style

Price/100g: AUD $1.43. Rating: 19/30


9. Pauls Athentikos Greek Yoghurt Natural

Price/100g: AUD $0.40. Rating: 18/20


10. Woolworths Natural Greek Style Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.60. Rating: 17/30


11. Procal Greek Natural Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.78. Rating: 16/30


12. five:am Organic Greek Style Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.86. Rating: 16/30


13. Lyttos Greek Style Pot Set Natural Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.47. Rating: 15/20


14. Attiki Greek Style Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.70. Rating: 15/30


15. Chobani Greek Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $0.69. Rating: 13/20


16. Shaw River Buffalo Yoghurt

Price/100g: AUD $1.00. Rating: 12/30


 

Other interesting facts

Average Price per 100g
Across all yoghurts $ 0.67
Gold yoghurts only $ 0.52
Gold, Silver and Bronze yoghurts $ 0.64 — The Real Review yoghurt price benchmark

There was no price correlation found across all yoghurts. However, when looking at fat content and price correlation, the higher the fat content, the cheaper the yoghurt.

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