When you walk into Trader Joe’s, your first thought most likely isn’t to run to the refrigerated section in the back and look for yogurt, but once you meander there after perusing through the fan-favorite frozen food aisles, you’ll be shocked to see the variety that Trader Joe’s has to offer. This is our ultimate guide to the best (and the worst) Trader Joe’s yogurt.
12. Organic Creamy Cashew Yogurt: Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, and Pumpkin Spice
The Organic Creamy Cashew Yogurt ranks dead last in our book. This yogurt alternative misses the mark; the texture is spot-on, but the lack of tang and flavor (it doesn’t taste much like anything) is uncharacteristic and lacking. With the strawberry flavor tasting the best of the three flavors, this option is a decent substitute for classic yogurt if you can’t have dairy or follow a plant-based diet. If you do consume dairy and are simply curious, don’t bother.
11. Plain Goat Milk Yogurt
If you love super tangy yogurt, this Goat Milk Yogurt is for you. The mouth-puckering flavor is strong, but strangely, not too goat-like. This yogurt doesn’t have the same richness as goat cheese but does have a little more flavor than traditional cow’s milk yogurt. The texture isn’t as creamy as one would expect, and in fact, we’d describe it as slightly runny and a little bit grainy. If you’re looking to branch out, Trader Joe’s Goat Milk Yogurt would be an interesting addition to a savory dish.
10. Greek Yogurt: Nonfat Pumpkin and Whole Milk Apricot
This Trader Joe’s Greek Yogurt variety comes in two flavors: Pumpkin Spice and Apricot Mango.
The Pumpkin Spice Nonfat yogurt is slightly overpowering and simultaneously underwhelming. It’s made with nonfat milk, so isn’t as creamy as whole milk yogurt, and leaves your mouth feeling a bit dry. The pumpkin spice is a little too adjacent to the smell of the Vanilla Pumpkin Fall Candle that’s a seasonal TJ’s favorite.
The Apricot Mango is a different story. This whole milk yogurt is creamy and delicious and surprisingly thick, with real pieces of fruit mixed in. There definitely could be more fruit, but the Apricot Mango is the better pick of these two yogurts.
9. Greek Nonfat Yogurt: Vanilla Bean, Blueberry, Mango, Strawberry
Individual Nonfat Greek Yogurt containers are great on the go, but these yogurts are mouth-puckering and drying, and not as satisfying as you’d hope them to be. The fruit is extremely sweet, and gives off a poor cross of natural and artificial flavor. The flavors of these individual nonfat greek yogurts are pretty standard and remind us of Chobani or generic brand flavors. If you’re looking for a cheap and fast breakfast, at $1.25 each, these might be a good option for you.
8. Greek Vanilla Nonfat Yogurt
The Vanilla Nonfat Greek Yogurt from Trader Joe’s is a good option if you’re in search of a good low-fat yogurt. The vanilla flavor is natural and pleasant, and the texture is standard. This particular yogurt comes in a 16 oz. container, perfect for the shopper who can never seem to finish the 32 oz. container in time.
7. European Style Organic Yogurt: Plain Whole Milk and Plain Nonfat
If you’re not a fan of thick yogurts like Greek or Icelandic, this European Style Yogurt may be your new go-to. It’s thin, smooth, creamy, and a little runnier than the “normal” yogurt you might find at the grocery store. It has great flavor and a nice tang to it. Both varieties are unflavored, so you can use this yogurt in savory or sweet dishes. If you’re eating this yogurt for breakfast, add some honey or fruit as a delicious sweetener. The whole milk option is creamier than the nonfat one, understandably, but both are great.
6. Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt is a staple for any food enthusiast. It’s versatile; perfect as a sour cream substitute, wonderful in baking and savory dishes, or good when paired with honey or sugar in sweet dishes. Trader Joe’s take on Greek yogurt is rich and creamy, with just the right amount of sharpness. Like the Vanilla Nonfat Greek Yogurt, the container is just 16 oz, so if you need just a little bit of yogurt for a recipe, this is a perfect size.
5. Icelandic Style Skyr Low Fat Yogurt: Vanilla, Cherry
This Icelandic-style yogurt, Skyr is extremely similar to Greek yogurt but is even thicker and less tangy. Trader Joe’s Icelandic Style yogurt comes in two flavors; vanilla bean and cherry. Both varieties have a creamy texture and are lightly sweetened, with minimal added sugar. This yogurt is very high in protein, but curiously, the cherry flavor (that nostalgically tastes like a maraschino cherr) has more than the vanilla bean, and packs in a whopping 16 grams per serving. The Vanilla Bean has real flecks of vanilla in it and tastes like real vanilla.
4. Organic Yogurt: Lowfat French Vanilla, Whole Milk Plain, Whole Milk French Vanilla
Everyone has groceries they buy on rotation– those items we place in our grocery carts with little to no thought. This Organic Yogurt can be that go-to that you never have to think about. If you need a standard, classic yogurt for easy breakfasts and snacks, this is your new go-to. It’s organic and comes in a variety of flavors and textures. The Whole Milk Plain and Whole Milk French Vanilla are smooth and creamy and delicious, and the Lowfat French Vanilla is great if you’re looking for something a little less decadent.
3. Plain Greek Yogurt: Nonfat, Whole Milk, 2% Milkfat
Coming in at number three for variety and convenience are these individual Greek Nonfat Yogurts. With nonfat, 2%, and whole milk options, individual Trader Joe’s Greek yogurt containers are versatile and are an easy way to add nourishment and protein to your diet. Most individual Greek yogurt cups are nonfat yogurt, but Trader Joe’s offers variety, so you can decide if you’re looking for indulgent, protein-packed, or lower-calorie yogurt. Each one tastes great plain but are enhanced with a little honey or agave added in.
2. Greek Whole Milk Vanilla Bean Yogurt
This yogurt is not only the best single-serve yogurt that you’ll find at Trader Joe’s, but is one of the best finds in the entire Trader Joe’s yogurt aisle. Made with whole milk and real vanilla beans, Trader Joe’s Greek Whole Milk Vanilla Bean Yogurt is creamy, sweet, and lush. This pick doesn’t have as much protein as the Icelandic skyr, but is slightly sweeter, and has that signature tangy punch typical of Greek yogurt. Top with some fruit and a little granola and you’ll have a satisfying and delicious breakfast that will keep you full all morning.
1. Whole Milk Greek Yogurt Honey
Whole Milk Greek Yogurt Honey is the very best Trader Joe’s yogurt. It’s a thick, Greek-style yogurt that is perfectly creamy and smooth, and has a distinct, but not overpowering, honey flavor. Made with whole milk, this yogurt has a luscious texture and flavor that satisfy even your dessert cravings. Paired with fruit and granola, this yogurt can pass for an indulgent breakfast or a satisfying sweet treat in the evening. If you’re making a yogurt parfait or any other sweet treat, use this yogurt. Try making our favorite Ellenos Pumpkin Pie Yogurt with this one or other favorite sweet yogurt recipes. Warning: once you try TJ’s Greek Yogurt with Honey, you won’t want to buy any other yogurt. Proceed with caution (and excitement!).