In each of the past three years, sales of Greek yogurt have boomed more than 100 percent. The frozen foods market has jumped on the bandwagon, releasing its own versions of Greek frozen yogurt. Most recently, Ben & Jerry's got in on the game with four flavors of their own -- so we decided to see which is the best.
The thing that sets Greek yogurt apart from traditional yogurt is that it's strained, giving even nonfat versions an incredibly creamy texture. (For the health-conscious, Greek yogurt also contains more protein than traditional yogurt.) The creamy tang of Greek yogurt is what lures its fans, but does that same texture translate to frozen yogurt?
Sadly, the answer is "usually not." After our panel of taste testers sampled flavors from three different prominent brands -- Ben & Jerry's, Stonyfield Oikos, and Ciao Bello Adonia -- there were mixed reviews. Only one or two yogurts even had a hint of that classic Greek flavor, while most tasted simply like ice cream or traditional frozen yogurt (which isn't a bad thing, after all). Check out the comments in the slideshow below to help you find which brands and flavors you might like best.
On a final note: Interestingly enough, not all Greek frozen yogurts are particularly good for you -- at least not that much better for you than ice cream, besides the fact that they all contain digestive system-friendly live active cultures. (Keep an eye out for Ben & Jerry's -- their flavors contain a considerably higher amount of calories and fat than their two competitors.) Nutrition facts are listed in the slideshow below to help you differentiate between the good and the bad.