Yogurt Scorecard

Updated September, 2017
Brand NameRatingCertified OrganicScore
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.
ButterworksYes1670
Maple Hill CreameryYes1645
Seven Stars FarmYes1620
Thomas CreameryYes1605
White Mountain (Organic)Yes1600
Trimona YogurtYes1600
Traders Point CreameryYes1575
Trickling Springs CreameryYes1555
Organic ValleyYes1525
Hawthorne ValleyYes1515
Verka (Organic)Yes1500
Berle FarmsYes1500
Straus Family CreameryYes1475
Pavel's (Organic)Yes1400
YoatzYes1375
LattaYes1345
Nancy's (Organic)Yes1325
Green Valley OrganicsYes1305
Kalona SupernaturalYes1275
SmariYes1255
White Mountain (Conventional)No1200
Verka (Conventional)No1200
ErivanNo1200
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.
HeliosYes1195
Black SheepNo1190
Wallaby OrganicYes1175
Clover Sonoma (Organic)Yes1175
Blue HillNo1175
SideHill FarmNo1140
Dahlicious LassiNo1125
Lifeway (Organic)Yes1095
Wegman's (Organic)Yes1075
StonyfieldYes1075
365 Everyday (Organic)Yes1075
Pavel's (Conventional)No1075
Atlanta FreshNo1075
Saint BenoitYes1075
Olympus (Organic)Yes1025
Rochdale FarmsNo1005
Coach FarmNo1000
ByblosNo1000
MaiaNo995
O Organics (Safeway)Yes975
SnowvilleNo975
Harris Teeter (Organic)Yes975
Epic SeedNo965
Siggi'sNo965
Bellwether FarmsNo945
Health ValleyNo935
Dreaming CowNo925
Newmans OwnNo905
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.
YakultNo875
Mountain High YoghurtNo875
FageNo875
Yami (Organic)Yes865
Powerful YogurtNo845
Simply Balanced (Target)No825
SpringbrookNo825
Green Mountain (Organic)Yes815
Alta DenaNo800
Clover Sonoma (Conventional)No775
Brown CowNo775
365 Everyday (Conventional)No775
Simple Truth (Organic)Yes775
The Greek GodsNo775
Redwood HillNo770
TarteNo745
Trader Joe's (Organic)Yes725
TillamookNo725
Taste of InspirationNo725
Olympus (Conventional)No725
NostimoNo725
Noosa YoghurtNo725
Nancy's (Conventional)No725
DarigoldNo725
EvolveNo695
Lifeway (Conventional)No695
Prairie FarmsNo675
Horizon OrganicYes675
ChobaniNo675
HEBNo675
VoskosNo625
Trader Joe's (Conventional)No625
SkyrNo625
Old HomeNo625
KirklandNo625
Meadow GoldNo600
Upstate FarmsNo575
OberweisNo575
LaYogurtNo575
FrusionNo575
AlpinaNo575
ShopriteNo550
Green Mountain (Conventional)No525
ShurFineNo525
Karoun/GopiNo525
Lucerne (Safeway)No525
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.
Yami (Conventional)No475
Sunnyside FarmsNo475
Open Nature (Safeway)No475
LibertéNo475
Harris Teeter (Conventional)No475
Crystal CreameryNo475
CabotNo475
Berkeley FarmsNo450
ZoiNo425
OikosNo400
WestbyNo375
Wegman's (Conventional)No375
Essential Everyday (Supervalu)No375
Simple Truth (Kroger) (Conventional)No350
Albertson'sNo325
YoCrunchNo300
Stop 'n ShopNo300
El MexicanoNo300
Friendly Farms (Aldi)No275
CrowleyNo250
BelfonteNo250
AxelrodNo250
My EssentialsNo225
ActiviaNo200
Chuck E. CheeseNo200
Great ValueNo200
LaLaNo200
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)No175
YoplaitNo175
KempsNo175
DannonNo50
HilandNo50