Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review: Dannon Oikos Honey 0% Greek Yogurt

I've reviewed many Dannon yogurt products on the blog before, but this is the first time that I've reviewed one of their Greek yogurt products.  This one is their Oikos Honey 0% Greek yogurt that I picked up at Marsh on sale for $1.00.  The container contains 5.3 ounces of yogurt, 130 calories and twelve grams of protein.  I've had hits and misses with Yoplait and Chobani honey flavored Greek yogurts before, so I was curious to see how this one stacked up against the others that I've done.

Before I get into the review, it is worth nothing that this container is smaller than both the  Yoplait and Chobani versions.  Their containers hold six ounces of yogurt, while this one holds 5.3 ounces, so technically I'm being charged "more" for less yogurt thus making this a "premium" yogurt.  I better get my money's worth!

Based on my prior experiences with honey flavored Greek yogurts, I wasn't expecting a lot of visual surprises when I opened the container and just like my expectations, I didn't get anything special visually with this one.  It was just white Greek yogurt that was thick and creamy.  No add-ins, no differing colors, nothing.  So, as with the others, the honey flavor is mixed in with the yogurt and not added in as a topping or "jelly."

So, how did it tastes?  One word:  divine.  This was honestly the best tasting honey flavored yogurt out of the three that I've reviewed.  In fact, I could barely tell this was Greek yogurt as I ate it (other than the texture) because the usual tartness of the Greek yogurt taste was more than cancelled out by the sweet honey taste.  In fact, it was almost as if someone took some plain Greek yogurt and dumped a container of honey on top of it and then stirred it up.  Because of its tartness, it's rare that I can say that a Greek yogurt has a "cooling" taste like a regular yogurt, but due to the fact that the honey flavor cancelled out the tartness, this one had that "cooling" effect on me with its tastes.  I know this sounds funny, but I would almost compare the taste and mouth-feel of this to a somewhat bizarre-o version of soft serve ice cream in that it is sweet, cooling and thick.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Well, I think I already revealed the answer to this one...BUY IT.  This was so much better than any of the other honey flavored Greek yogurts that I've had (so far) and if you see this on the shelves of your local store, you should grab it and you won't regret it.  It's especially a great deal when you can get it on sale like I did, because that way you won't mind paying the extra money for 0.7 ounces less of the "premium" yogurt.



  1. I tried this product in Canada, and although I found it tasty, I also found that it definitely had a lingering aftertaste that I wasn't particularly fond of. The blueberry and strawberry, however, were flawless!

  2. Melissa, thanks for the comment. I saw the Canada location popup in Feedjit and in my Google Analytics, so I now am glad to see a comment with the Canadian visits.

    As for your comment about the blueberry and strawberry, reviews will be coming for those in the future, so keep coming back!

  3. No worries about that - I've been following along with the blog for quite a while! ;) I was especially disappointed to hear about the Peanut Butter and Jelly Lara Bar; I'm a big fan of PB&Js and I had high hopes for the bar. Are you thinking of doing any more LaraBar reviews in the near future?

  4. There will be some Larabar reviews in the future, but I don't know when that will be.

  5. Have you tried Greek Gods' honey yogurt? I think you would enjoy it! Definite honey flavor and honey-colored too!

    1. Not yet, but it is on my list. I'm cheap, so I usually wait until things go on sale before I buy them. Next time I see this on sale, it is one of the first things I'm going to get!

  6. I love yogurt products as well. When it comes to choosing yogurt, probiotic yogurt is always on top of my list. I'm quite intrigued with the Greek Gods' honey yogurt. I am going to give it a try soon.

  7. I have to admit, I was not a fan of this yogurt. I loved the key lime as well as the vanilla but I thought the honey tasted terrible. Maybe I got a bad one, but it was nasty.


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