Curious about Dannon Oikos greek yogurt? Get answers to all of your common yogurt questions here.
What is Oikos Greek yogurt?
Oikos Greek yogurt is a creamy-thick yogurt, made in the traditional Greek manner
by straining out some of the whey, or liquid portion of the yogurt, leaving more
of the milk solids.
What does “traditional Greek manner” mean?
Though Oikos Greek yogurt is not produced in Greece, it is made according to the
traditional Greek manner of production, which removes some of the whey through straining,
leaving more of the milk solids.
What does Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt taste like?
Plain Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt has a rich, creamy taste with the tanginess
of other plain yogurts. Our Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurts, with flavors such
as Strawberry, Blueberry, Black Cherry, or Peach, have a layer of fruit at the bottom
of the cup and are topped with a layer of Plain Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt. Vanilla
Dannon Oikos has a slightly sweet and mild vanilla flavor.
Why does Oikos Greek yogurt taste so different from other plain yogurt?
The difference in flavor results from some of the whey being strained out, leaving
more of the milk solids. This gives Oikos Greek yogurt its thick texture. The thickness
increases the intensity of the natural tart flavor. The taste also is influenced
by the culture used in the process.
Is Greek yogurt supposed to be this thick?
Yes! Oikos Greek yogurt has a creamy-thick texture due to the straining process.
How can your Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt be so much higher in protein than your regular
Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt—with 11 to 15 g of protein per 5.3-oz serving and 17 to 22 g per 8-oz serving—is an excellent source of protein, while regular, non-Greek yogurt contains about 5 g of protein per 5.3 oz. Our straining process leaves more of the milk solids, which results in a denser product with a higher protein level than that of regular, non-Greek yogurt.