Yogurt ScorecardUpdated April, 2018
|Brand Name||Rating||Certified Organic||Score|
5-Spoon Rating | Top-RatedThis category includes the healthiest yogurt brands that have a short list of ingredients and the least amount of total sugar. Most are made from organic milk and all are made with live cultures and limited amounts of organic fruit or unrefined sweeteners such as maple syrup.
|Maple Hill Creamery||Yes||1645|
|Seven Stars Farm||Yes||1620|
|White Mountain (Organic)||Yes||1600|
|Traders Point Creamery||Yes||1575|
|Trickling Springs Creamery||Yes||1555|
|Straus Family Creamery||Yes||1475|
|Green Valley Organics||Yes||1305|
|White Mountain (Conventional)||No||1200|
4-Spoon Rating | ExcellentThis category includes excellent yogurt brands that have a short list of mostly organic and healthy ingredients. Many of these brands offer versions that have too much added sugar, but they also offer versions that are as healthy as the top-rated brands, so read the label carefully.
|Clover Sonoma (Organic)||Yes||1175|
|365 Everyday (Organic)||Yes||1075|
|Harris Teeter (Organic)||Yes||975|
|O Organics (Safeway)||Yes||975|
3-Spoon Rating | Very GoodThis category offers some very good options made from, mostly, non-organic milk. However, some of the versions offered by these brands have too much added sugar, and some add thickeners and stabilizers or even potentially inflammatory additives like carrageenan.
|Mountain High Yoghurt||No||875|
|Simply Balanced (Target)||No||825|
|Green Mountain (Organic)||Yes||815|
|The Greek Gods||No||775|
|Simple Truth (Organic)||Yes||775|
|365 Everyday (Conventional)||No||775|
|Clover Sonoma (Conventional)||No||775|
|Trader Joe's (Organic)||Yes||725|
|Taste of Inspiration||No||725|
|Trader Joe's (Conventional)||No||625|
|Green Mountain (Conventional)||No||525|
2-Spoon Rating | FairYogurt brands in this category use non-organic milk and often add too much sugar as well as offering versions that include artificial colors, flavors, thickeners and stabilizers. Some also include synthetic and gimmicky nutrients.
|Harris Teeter (Conventional)||No||475|
|Open Nature (Safeway)||No||475|
|Essential Everyday (Supervalu)||No||375|
|Simple Truth (Kroger) (Conventional)||No||350|
|Stop 'n Shop||No||300|
|Friendly Farms (Aldi)||No||275|
|Chuck E. Cheese||No||200|
1-Spoon Rating | PoorYogurt brands in this lowest category resemble junk food. These brands offer versions with ingredient lists that include artificial colors and flavors, thickeners, preservatives, carrageenan and other unhealthy and unnecessary additives. However, while the brand may score very poorly, individual products may be fairly healthy, such as Danone’s plain yogurt.
|Specially Selected (Aldi)||No||175|