Value for Money
€2.65 for 250m €10.60 per litre
This thick and creamy yoghurt is made with sheep’s cheese so its flavour is quite distinct from its rivals. It is not an unpleasant flavour by any means but it does take some getting used to, and the initial sharpness may put some people off. The sharpness does subside quickly, however, and it becomes just a little bland. It is French-made and organic and is not widely available. It is also very expensive and, at more than €10 per litre, is the most expensive option by a hefty margin.
Verdict: Baaaa-d value
Star rating: **
€1.35 for 500ml €2.70 per litre
This is the other end of the scale from the Bergerie option when it comes to price. It is a quarter of the cost of the dearest option – something you would not be able to tell by the quality. It is very, very thick and quite creamy, with a sharpness that is not out of place. It will go nicely in any dessert bowl and while it may not be the best Greek yoghurt you will ever taste, it is the best value product we came across this week.
Verdict: Very good value
Star rating: ****
€2.49 for 450g €5.53 per litre
While Tesco win on value, this wins on taste. This is an excellent product from an excellent company. It is incredibly creamy and while it is thick, it is not too much so – so you are not left with the impression of eating a runny cheese, as is often the case. It is organic too, which is a big plus. The elephant in the room here are the blueberries – we are not entirely convinced that blueberries have any place in a Greek yoghurt, unless you actually add them yourselves, and their presence means this product is less versatile than the unadorned alternatives.
Star rating: ****
€1.69 for 250g €6.76 per kg
Because this had the word Greek emblazoned on the front of the packaging we kind of assumed it would be, you know, Greek. It isn’t. There is little to distinguish this from any other kind of yoghurt in the Danone range.
It is not bad, by any means, just way too sweet. The chunks of pear in the mix are nicely flavoured and nicely textured, but as with the Glenisk blueberries, they limit what you can do with this.
Verdict: Hmmm, Danone.
Star rating: ***