While yogurt can be a healthy snack or breakfast, not all brands are created equal. Homemade Greek yogurt is a nutritious option, but today’s supermarket shelves are crowded with various flavors and types of yogurt that are full of sugar and artificial flavoring.
The latest yogurt to hit the grocery store are three new lines from Dannon Activia: Dannon Activia Selects French, in Mango, Pineapple, Blackberry and Cherry; Activia Selects Greek in Vanilla, Strawberry, Blueberry and Pomegranate Berry French and Activia Selects French – Fruit Bites on the Bottom in Strawberry and Mixed Berry.
French yogurt is known for its silky texture, different from Greek yogurt’s creamy consistency and tart flavor.
While Dannon Activia yogurt contains an exclusive probiotic culture Bifidus Regularis, which is said to help regulate your digestive system, the company has been under scrutiny in the past for dropping misleading health claims.
The new Activia Selects French and Greek yogurts are not low in sugar, with between 23-29 grams per six ounce serving. Nutritionally speaking, the Greek yogurt is your best bet, with no fat, 12 grams of protein and under 200 calories per serving.
We tried the Activia Selects French Style in mango and thought it tasted very natural, dotted with cubes of fresh mango. We also liked the Activia Selects Greek Style in Vanilla, which less tart than Chobani yogurt and Fage yogurt, but was thick and filling.
What is your favorite kind of yogurt? Do you prefer creamy Greek yogurt or silky French yogurt?
August 15th, 2011