I read your post on the Zoi Greek yogurts. Let me just say I have never been a fan of yogurt let alone Greek style. The name caught my eye as well. I had to give it a go…..I’ve not bought anything else! I’ve since moved to Arizona and was sad that I couldn’t find it. I emailed Zoi to ask where I could get it here and found out the nearest place is two hours away…which I drive for. Yes I love it that much!! I’m not so much on the vanilla but the rest are soooo good.
That’s awesome that you love Zoi yogurt that much! So sorry that there’s not a store that’s nearby where you can purchase it. Have you though about visiting Zoi’s website and contacting them and asking them to contact a local grocery store or specialty food store near you? I would encourage you to do that. You can visit: http://www.zoigreekyogurt.com/contact-us.php and click on “email.”
However, until then, that’s awesome that you drive 2 hours to pick up a bunch! You are definitely a fan!
As for me, I definitely like Zoi, Brown Cow, but my favorites (currently) are Chobani, Oikos, and actually I really like Dannon’s Light & Fit Greek.
Yogurt is so good for us…plus Greek is so yummy! I eat like 2 yogurts a day…at least!
Thanks for your comment, Natasha! Enjoy that yogurt.
I have to say while flavor wise I enjoyed Zoi, the “sticker shock” when I read the nutritional panel sent me off the deep end. I recently got it when I saw that the price point was cheaper than regular yogurt which was odd, as often a 6oz serving costs $1 or more in the store even if you buy in bulk for greek yogurt. The tub of vanilla I picked up, 28% of your daily saturated fat, not much more protein than regular yogurt, one of the first few ingredients… CREAM. Looking through every other type of greek yogurt on the shelf none had any saturated fats, and none had cream as an ingredient.
So while it tasted pretty awesome, for my health no way I’m getting this stuff again regardless of how cheap it is.
Thank you again very much for your comment. I am so very sorry for your experience with Zoi yogurt. That definitely didn’t sound like fun. Although I love Zoi Greek too, I also have been sincerely enjoying a wide-range of Greek Yogurts lately, most recently Voskos. Have you tried…or thought of trying any of these brands:
1.) Voskos: http://www.voskos.com/
2.) Fage: http://www.fageusa.com/
3.) Oikos: http://www.oikosyogurt.com/
4.) Chobani: http://chobani.com/goreal/
5.) Brown Cow: http://www.browncowfarm.com/
6.) Stoneyfield: http://www.stonyfield.com/
Lately I’ve been reading a lot about ‘saturated’ fat being better for you than a lot of other fats.
So, I am happy about ZOI Yogurt having all that saturated fat!
That is interesting that you’ve been hearing that “saturated” fat is “better” than a lot of other fats. I personally have learned that saturated fats are those that we should keep at a limit. Sure…saturated MAY be better than Transfats…which are the worst. However, I’ve always learned that the “best” fats are mono- and poly- UNsaturated fats. So, those things such as nuts, avacados, coconut oil, etc are mono/poly unsaturated fats which contain good elements such as Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
My husband and I love Zoi regular Greek plain yogurt! We eat it sometimes just plain, and sometimes with nuts and fresh fruit. We use it in other foods replacing sour cream, and use it in our ice cream maker for yummy frozen dessert. We can’t even eat other brands or favors. They just dont compare to the yummy taste of Zoi. I’ve tried other brands when I couldn’t get Zoi for some reason, stores didn’t carry it, and almost couldn’t stomach the taste. So Zoi is the only Greek yogurt for us!! JC
I’m glad that you and your husband enjoy eating Zoi Greek Yogurt. I agree that it’s wonderfully made. It’s texture is so thick and I love their line of flavors too. In the Zoi series, my favorite is the Raspberry Cream! Yum! I like putting the Honey flavored Zoi, though, in my cereal!
The reason to eat greek yogurt is the protein – something this brand is seriously lacking. The honey flavored greek yogurt has 19 g of fat (12 g saturated) per 8 oz serving and only 9 g of protein. A standard plain greek yogurt has about a gram of fat and 17 g of protein per serving! Not to mention the honey flavor has 28 g of sugar per serving (versus 8 g in a cup of plain greek yogurt). You may as well be eating ice cream for breakfast (8 oz Breyer’s Double Churned = 280 cal, 14 g fat (9 g saturated), 28 g sugar, 6 g protein).
Thank you for your comments. I hear what you are stating about the Zoi Yogurt regarding the fat and sugar content. Indeed, for some people, that may not be such a huge issue (high activity athletes or perhaps someone who needs to consume a lot of calories/day). However, for the average person to maintain good health, one may not want to eat too many Zoi yogurts per week. Everything in moderation, right?! I personally enjoy Yoplait, Chobani, Voskos, Fage, and Oikos the most.
Thanks again for your comment.
You make the best Yogurt I’ve ever tasted! The Honey is my favorite! Tastes like heaven! Keep up the great work!
I’m glad that you like Zoi yogurts. Indeed, they (the company) really does make delicious yogurt and their flavors are delicious. Thanks for visiting my blog.
I was looking up information on Zoi yogurt ingredients such as Milk Protein and Whey Protein Concentrate and if they used products manufactured overseas in which case we don’t know the quality of the ingredients. I really love Zoi yogurt. I buy only nonfat as a Weight Watcher and add some cherry/pomegranate juice and mueseli from Bob’s Red Mill. I also add Dagoba cacao from Tacoma Boys for a chocolate dreamy addition that has healthy benefits as well. I just love it that way. It reminds me of yogurt I had in Europe. I do use the plain in place of mayo and sour cream and put the Vanilla in the No Pudge brownies from
Fred Meyer. I love the honey flavored also and use in my smoothies I make with fresh organic produce and frozen fruits in the Nutribullet daily. They are very reasonably priced at Winco. I noticed immediately my body’s response to using this yogurt daily. I really love Wallaby yogurts, but they are harder to find and seem to have a lot of sugar. Really appreciate knowing the facts on Zoi and the fact that they are located near Auburn, since I live in Bonney Lake makes it all the sweeter.
First, I am glad that you found my blog. I am delighted to hear you like the Zoi Yogurt. Thanks for sharing all the details you noted about the other yogurts that you enjoy eating, also. All these sound very yummy.
Have a great day.
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