Best yoghurt brands in Australia

Consumers have picked the best yoghurt brands based on taste, variety, consistency and value for money.

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Best Rated Yoghurt Brand: Gippsland

The yoghurt brand that scored the best for consistency, Gippsland also ranked well for taste, variety and value for money.

The best yoghurt brands in Australia

  • Top-rated yoghurt brand: Gippsland
  • Best yoghurt brand for value for money: ALDI
  • Best yoghurt brand for taste: Five AM
  • Best yoghurt brand for variety: Yoplait
  • Best yoghurt brand for consistency: Gippsland

How did we choose the winners?

The 2020 Finder Retail Awards recognise brand sentiment from customer feedback on different retail product categories. Finder worked with leading data, insights and consulting company, Kantar to conduct thousands of customer interviews around their product purchasing history and satisfaction with their purchased products.

Check out our full methodology.

Top-rated yoghurt brand: Gippsland

Gippsland

  • Different types of yoghurt options including apricot, passionfruit and boysenberry
  • Made using pasteurised milk
  • Gluten-free
  • Recyclable packaging

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Aussies chose Gippsland as the top-rated yoghurt brand, scoring 8.52/10. It beat Five AM, Yoplait and ALDI, which have ratings of 8.44/10, 8.28/10 and 8.25/10, respectively.

Gippsland offers a wide range of yoghurt selection, including apricot, honey, boysenberry, strawberries and cream, and passionfruit. Gippsland yoghurts are gluten-free. All dairy products from the brand also have recyclable packaging.

The brand's products are made of pasteurised milk sourced in Australia. Gippsland makes its yoghurt products using traditional methods. The yoghurts are produced in small batches with a slower time frame, ensuring the yoghurt settles in naturally.


Best yoghurt brand for value for money: ALDI

ALDI

  • Wide variety of yoghurt options including full-fat, Greek style and authentic strained
  • Some yoghurts have no sugar added
  • Comes in various serving sizes, including packs of 6 and 1kg sizes

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ALDI

When it comes to value for money, consumers chose ALDI as the best yoghurt brand. It scored 4.62/5, while Yoplait scored 4.42/5. Coles came in third at 4.39/5 and Woolworths was fourth with 4.28/5.

ALDI has different types of yoghurts, ranging from full-fat or regular, to Greek-style and authentic strained. Some of the flavours available are mango, strawberry and blueberry. Some yoghurts also have no added sugar. They come in various serving sizes as well, including packs of 6 and 1kg sizes.

ALDI is a discount supermarket chain established in the 1940s with over 10,000 stores in 10 countries. ALDI doesn't use artificial colours in its products. It has also been a partner of Barnardos Australia for more than 15 years.


Best yoghurt brand for taste: Five AM

Five AM

  • Different yoghurt options including vanilla bean, cacao, coffee bean and salted caramel
  • Gluten-free options available
  • Made of organic milk sourced from Australian organic farms

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Aussies picked Five AM as the best yoghurt brand for taste, scoring 4.68/5. The runners-up were Gippsland, Farmers Union and Yoplait, which have ratings of 4.65/5, 4.57/5 and 4.54/5, respectively.

Five AM offers a wide variety of yoghurt, including cacao, coffee bean, blueberry and salted caramel. These are made from organic milk, which is sourced from Australian organic farms. You can get Five AM's products in 120g, 170g and 700g sizes.

The brand has been recognised by the Dairy Industry Association of Australia and the Australian Certified Organic and Food Choice Awards. Five AM offers gluten-free options. Some yoghurts have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives as well.


Best yoghurt brand for variety: Yoplait

Yoplait

  • Wide range of yoghurts including Forme Zero, Real Fruit and Petit Miam lines
  • Frûche and yoghurt smoothies available
  • Comes in various sizes from packs of 160g to 1kg

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Consumers picked Yoplait as the best yoghurt brand for variety. For this category, Chobani and Yoplait tied with scores of 4.38/5. However, Yoplait was the winner because it received a higher overall rating. The runners-up were Gippsland and Farmers Union, scoring 4.37/5 and 4.25/5, respectively.

Yoplait has various lines of yoghurt products, including Real Fruit, Forme Zero and Petit Miam. The Forme Zero range offers yoghurts with no added sugar, while products on the Petit Miam line come in 70g squeeze tubes. The Real Fruit line offers yoghurts with real fruits in them. Some of Yoplait's yoghurts have no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

First introduced in 1964, Yoplait is one of the world's largest yoghurt franchises. You can get Yoplait yoghurts in a variety of sizes, from packs of 160g to 1kg tubs. Apart from traditional yoghurts, the brand offers frûche and yoghurt smoothies.


Best yoghurt brand for consistency: Gippsland

Gippsland

  • No added artificial colours, flavours or preservatives
  • Free from gelatin and other animal-derived thickeners
  • Various sizes available

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When it comes to consistency, Aussies chose Gippsland as the best yoghurt brand. It rated 4.71/5, while Yoplait scored 4.64/5. Five AM came in third at 4.62/5 and the fourth place was Farmers Union at 4.57/5.

Gippsland offers yoghurt products with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. The brand also doesn't use gelatine or other animal-derived thickeners for the yoghurts. You can also get Gippsland's products in various sizes: 160g, 720g and mix-ins.

Some of the brand's products are Halal certified by the Islamic Coordinating Council of Victoria. Some options also are suitable for vegetarians or kosher.


Methodology

The 2020 Finder Retail Awards recognise brand sentiment from customer feedback on different retail product categories. Finder worked with leading data, insights and consulting company, Kantar to conduct thousands of customer interviews around their product purchasing history and satisfaction with their purchased products.

Disclaimer: Please refer to our methodology for more information on how we scored and judged Finder Retail Awards candidates. While we endeavour to assess the majority of product providers in the market, this is not always possible and it may be that not every brand in the market was included for judging.

Best rated yoghurt brand award breakdown

Total Score Overall rating Value for Money Taste Variety Consistency
Gippsland 8.52 4.75 4.14 4.65 4.37 4.71
Five AM 8.44 4.71 4.06 4.68 4.09 4.62
Yoplait 8.28 4.52 4.42 4.54 4.38 4.64
ALDI 8.25 4.52 4.62 4.46 4.12 4.56
Other 8.25 4.54 4.36 4.58 3.86 4.68
Jalna 8.2 4.54 4.16 4.42 4.12 4.54
Farmers Union 8.17 4.45 4.24 4.57 4.25 4.57
Dairy Farmers 8.13 4.45 4.18 4.45 4.24 4.51
Chobani 8.12 4.45 4 4.49 4.38 4.42
Tamar Valley 8.11 4.51 4 4.41 4.14 4.37
Vaalia 8.01 4.39 4 4.43 4.2 4.51
Danone 7.96 4.36 4.2 4.34 4.12 4.34
Coles 7.78 4.22 4.39 4.24 3.98 4.29
Woolworths 7.54 4.1 4.28 4.1 3.74 4
Data: Finder Retail Brand Survey, 2020, Kantar. Metric out of 5 stars unless indicated. Methodology and more information. Kantar logo

What to consider when choosing between different types of yoghurt

Apart from being a delicious breakfast staple, yoghurt can add another dimension to many dishes. You can use yoghurt to make creamy pasta sauces or a fresh onion dip. Its tangy taste also adds a layer of complexity to any sweet, baked goods.

Yoghurt also has many health benefits. Some yoghurts are high in nutrients like calcium and protein. They can also contain vitamins and probiotics, which may help improve gut function and overall health. This dairy product contains calcium, vitamins B6 and B12 and potassium.

Yoghurt can be low-calorie and packed with protein. Some brands also have options with no added sugar, which can help in weight loss. However, it's only beneficial when consumed in moderation.

How to compare yoghurt

Keep an eye out for the following when choosing a yoghurt:

  • Apart from the flavour, make sure to choose a yoghurt that fits your needs. For baking, you may want to use full-fat plain yoghurt because it has a thinner texture. Greek yoghurt is also a popular choice as a sour cream alternative. Fruited or flavoured yoghurts, on the other hand, are a fantastic morning pick-me-up.
  • Choose yoghurt with a shorter ingredients list when possible. A shorter list means the product doesn't have a lot of unnecessary ingredients such as artificial colours or flavours.
  • Check the yoghurt's serving size and its calories per serving content. The product's nutrition information can tell you how much fat, protein or sugar each yoghurt serving has.
  • To get the probiotic benefits of yoghurt, look for products that contain whole milk and live or active bacterial cultures. These ingredients ensure that the yoghurt is really fermented.

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