Appetizers
August 24, 2012
Yoplait Greek 100 fat-free yogurt is a tasty alternative

Greek-style yogurt has caught on in this country as a favorite snack, to the point where it seems like a new brand (or version of a brand) is in supermarkets' dairy cases every month.

In general, Greek-style yogurt has more butterfat than regular yogurt, along with more protein. Straining the yogurt removes some of the liquid from it, so Greek yogurt is more dense and creamy than regular yogurt.

Add another version of Greek-style yogurt to the table, this one aimed at the diet-conscious. Yoplait's fat-free Greek 100 carries 100 calories and "two times the protein of regular yogurt (10 grams)," the company says. On the Weight Watchers scale, it's two points.

Greek 100 isn't as thick as most other Greek-style yogurts, but it's not as thin as traditional Yoplait, either. It's artificially sweetened with zero-calorie Sucralose, giving it a bit of an aftertaste. Think "sweetish" instead of "tangy."

We sampled the six flavors and ranked them from most favorite to least favorite ($1.29 per 5.3-ounce cup): key lime, black cherry, mixed berry, peach, strawberry and vanilla.

For a money-saving coupon, go to www.everydaysaver.com/yoplait. For more information: www.yoplaitgreek.com, www.generalmills.com.

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