The Healthiest, Best-Tasting Low Sugar Yogurts To Buy

By Danielle Centoni & Kiersten Hickman
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September 29, 2022
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Photo Credit: Jeff Wasserman

If you’re on the lookout for a quick breakfast or snack that will help keep you feeling full and provide a healthy dose of protein, probiotics, and essential vitamins and minerals — like calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 — look no further than the supermarket dairy case. Just a cup of these low-sugar yogurts tick all of those boxes.

There’s just one catch: flavored yogurts are often loaded with added sugar. Milk contains lactose, so there’s no escaping at least a few grams of naturally occurring sugar. But most brands add sugar or sweetened fruit purees to offset yogurt’s natural tanginess. In fact, it’s not uncommon to find 20 to 25 grams of sugar in a 6-ounce cup. Or the sugar equivalent of a Snickers bar.

That’s why we typically recommend buying plain yogurt (we like Stonyfield Plain Organic Grass-Fed Yogurt and Wallaby Organic Plain Whole-Milk Greek Yogurt) and adding fruit, sweeteners, and other mix-ins. That way, you can control the amount of added sugar. Plus, plain yogurt is so versatile.

But sometimes you just want something quick and convenient — no time to DIY. Thankfully, an increasing number of brands offer low-sugar versions of their flavored yogurts. Some low-sugar yogurts simply scale back on added sugar, some rely only on fruit to add sweetness, and some use sugar substitutes, like stevia.

The question is: Which low-sugar yogurts are worth the purchase?

Our methodology: How we chose the low-sugar yogurts

We scoured the shelves to find the healthiest options with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving without any artificial flavors or colors and chose both dairy and non-dairy options. We tasted them all, evaluating them for texture (are they creamy and thick?) and flavor (do they taste like real fruit or just plain yogurt?). After the tasting, we quickly zeroed in on the ones that offered the most fruit flavor and creamiest texture. 

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1. Icelandic Provisions Krimi Skyr

All of the yogurts we tried were rich and creamy, but this one was actually silky. Plus, because the cultures traditionally used to make skyr result in a less tangy product than yogurt, the berry flavor really came forward. This yogurt only contains 9 grams of sugar coming from a mix of their berry blend and cane sugar.

Buy it: Iceland Provisions Mixed Berry Krimi Skyr

2. Oikos Triple Zero

Out of the many low-sugar yogurts we tried, this took the top spot for having the most robust berry flavor with a luscious texture. The stevia aftertaste wasn’t overwhelming. Normally, we prefer whole milk, full-fat yogurts, which tend to have more nutrients, but this nonfat option still packs in 15 grams of protein as well as calcium, vitamin D, and fiber. 

Buy it: Oikos Triple Zero

3. Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt

With only 2 grams of sugar per serving, it almost seems too good to be true! Get it? Two Good is a widely-available brand across American grocery stores, offering over a dozen different flavors for your to enjoy — all sweetened with stevia to give it that same low sugar count of just 2 grams. They even offer seasonal flavors, such as Pumpkin for the fall!

Buy it: Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt

4. Chobani Zero Sugar

Even with just 60 calories per cup, Chobani’s line of Zero Sugar yogurts still offers 11 grams of protein per yogurt — and it’s lactose-free! This low-sugar yogurt is sweetened with allulose (natural-occurring sugar found in plants) and comes in ten different delicious flavors. And if you’re looking for a touch more sweetness, Chobani also offers a line of Less Sugar Greek Yogurt in six of the classic flavors you love — peach, blueberry, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, and lemon.

Buy it: Chobani with Zero Sugar

5. Siggi’s Lower Sugar, Lower Calorie Skyr

If you’re a fan of Skyr, you’ve likely heard of Siggi’s before. They are an iconic low-fat yogurt brand that thankfully also offers low-sugar yogurts as well! Their lower-sugar line contains two iconic flavors — Vanilla and Strawberry — and offers just 2 grams of sugar per serving. Plus, with 14 grams of protein, you get 28% of your Daily Value without overdoing it on the sugar.

Buy it: Siggi’s Lower Sugar, Lower Calorie Skyr

6. Painterland Sisters Organic Skyr Yogurt

This up-and-coming yogurt brand may not be as well known yet, but after a taste of their deliciously creamy yogurt, it’s only a matter of time until these low-sugar yogurts flood mainstream grocery store shelves. The Painterland sisters are a team of two highlighting the delicious dairy and crops coming from their family farm in five flavor options: Plain, Blueberry Lemon, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, and Meadow Berry. Most flavors have 9 grams of sugar or less, while the Meadow Berry just skates above the mark at 11 grams. You can find their products in many health food stores across the country.

Buy it: Painterland Sisters Organic Skyr Yogurt

7. Cocojune Organic Cultured Coconut Yogurt

On the hunt for plant-based yogurt options? Cocojune offers highly acclaimed low-sugar yogurts all made with organic cultured coconut. They offer a unique set of flavors including Lemon Elderflower, Strawberry Rhubarb, Vanilla Chamomile, as well as Pure Coconut and Vanilla Unsweetnend, all under 7 grams of sugar. For a hearty breakfast option, Cocojune also offers a line of overnight oats made with their low-sugar yogurts, with an average of 5 grams of sugar per serving.

Buy it: Cocojune Organic Cultured Coconut Yogurt

8. Kite Hill Greek Style Plant-Based Yogurt

If you’re not a fan of that coconut taste, Kite Hill offers almond and soy-based low-sugar yogurts that are still packed with plant-based protein. Rather have an unflavored yogurt? Kite Hill also offers a plain Greek yogurt that not only works well for that morning parfait, but also as the perfect substitute for any Greek yogurt recipes!

Buy it: Kite Hill Greek Style Plant-Based Yogurt

9. CHKP Plant-Based Yogurt

For a unique plant-based option (that still fits the bill for low-sugar yogurts), try CHKP! These chickpea-based yogurts are all under 10 grams of sugar per serving and come in a variety of flavors including Blueberry, Vanilla, and Strawberry.

Buy it: CHKP Plant-Based Yogurt

Read next: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Greek Yogurt in the Kitchen

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