Our review compares yoghurts on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which yoghurt they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 2,129 Australians for their feedback on the yoghurt(s) they’ve purchased and eaten in the last three months.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
A mainstay of the dairy aisle, Gippsland offers a hefty yoghurt range for shoppers to peruse and enjoy, with 160g and 700g tubs available, along with ‘Mix Ins’ snacks for those looking for a little ‘pick-me-up’. Flavours include boysenberry, toffee & honeycomb, blueberry, passionfruit, apple & rhubarb, strawberries & cream and more, with limited edition flavours also periodically available. All Gippsland products are made from pasteurised milk, with its yoghurts free from gelatin and artificial additives, with some also vegetarian friendly.
Yoghurt is part of one of the five essential food groups ─ dairy ─ with milk, cheese (and dairy-free alternatives such as fortified soy and rice milk) also included in this category. Dairy can be a great source of nutrients, including calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iodine, and zinc, for healthy teeth, bones and muscles, according to health authorities. Australians are recommended to have at least two to three servings of dairy, but this depends on age and other factors.
Choosing reduced-fat versions of these may also be useful for weight loss since these still provide the same health benefits but contain fewer kilojoules. Of course, you will need to watch out for products that are high in calories, fats and added sugars. It’s also always a good idea to check the health star ratings on certain yoghurts.
Yoghurt is just one type of food that contributes towards a healthy gut, as it naturally contains probiotics, which are live microorganisms that work similarly to good bacteria found in the gut. According to some experts, this encourages good digestive health and helps reduce bad bacteria build-up in the gut.
You can technically freeze yoghurt, but you might change the taste and consistency of the yoghurt as you defrost or reheat it, meaning it may not be the exact same as before you put in the freezer.
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This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s yoghurt ratings:
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