In case you haven't been paying attention, people everywhere are going nuts over Fage Greek Yogurt. I find Fage's thick and creamy texture its best attribute, but its flavor is pretty bland (read our review - we are one of the few people not going nuts). So, I thought I would give this competing brand, Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, a whirl. Oikos is made by Stonyfield Farms, a company whose products I normally like especially because they're organic.
The plain version of Oikos is quite similar to Fage. Same great thick texture, but it needs add-ons like honey or fruit to make it truly delectable. Oikos also makes a vanilla flavor, which has just 20 calories more than their plain variety (120 vs. 100 for a 6 ounce container). I had high hopes for this lightly sweetened version, but alas, I found myself adding a packet of Stevia to the container. Unfortunately for you 2% Fage fans, there is no 2% or full fat variety in Oikos line; all their products are 0% fat.
Each 6 ounce container of Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt contains 100-120 calories, no fat and an impressive 16 grams of protein. Depending on which variety you choose, there are 7 or 14 grams of sugar. One serving also provides 20% of your daily calcium needs.
Oikos is a tasty twist on yogurt - if you add in your favorite toppings. Just like Fage, there is not a lot of flavor going on in this little tub. Oikos costs about the same as Fage, about $1.50 per container. Due to their similar price and taste, I would probably stick to Fage because it has 20 fewer calories per serving, and there are more varieties to choose from.