Best-Rated Yoghurt Brands

Canstar Blue’s yoghurt review compares 16 brands including Gippsland, Jalna, ALDI Lyttos, Dairy Farmers, Chobani, ALDI Just Organic, Yoplait, Woolworths and Coles on taste, texture and consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

See our Ratings Methodology.

Best yoghurt 2021

Most Satisfied Customers | Gippsland

Aussies rated Gippsland best in Canstar Blue’s yoghurt review, scoring the brand five stars for variety, taste, texture and consistency, packaging design and overall satisfaction.

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Yoghurt is the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to food – a breakfast go-to, a mid-afternoon snack, a cooking substitute, and of course, a tasty dessert, making it a handy addition to your fridge. Add in plenty of good bacteria and calcium, with low fat and sugar contents, and you’ve got yourself a guilt-free treat.

To help you sink your teeth into the best yoghurt, we asked more than 1,900 Aussies for their feedback on the fresh yoghurt they have bought and consumed in the last three months. Brands were rated on taste, texture and consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that received the minimum sample of 30 responses are featured in our report.

Gippsland creamed the competition after maintaining a smooth five-star win across five out of six categories ─ including overall satisfaction.

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Gippsland yoghurt

Here are the best yoghurt brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s 2021 review:

  1. Gippsland
  2. Jalna
  3. Tamar Valley
  4. ALDI Lyttos
  5. Dairy Farmers
  6. Chobani
  7. Farmers Union
  8. Vaalia
  9. Danone (including YoPro)
  10. ALDI Just Organic
  11. Woolworths
  12. Yoplait
  13. Coles
  14. ALDI Brooklea
  15. Activia
  16. Cocobella

Gippsland scored a spoonful of five-star reviews, namely for taste, texture and consistency, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction. Most other brands landed on four stars overall, except for Activia and Cocobella which ended on three stars.

Jalna was another top performer in terms of texture and packaging, as were supermarket labels ALDI Lyttos and Woolworths when it came to value for money, scoring five stars in their respective categories. Chobani similarly received full marks for variety.

About the Winner ─ Gippsland

Gippsland Dairy

Gippsland yoghurt compared

Offering traditional flavours such as Smooth & Creamy, Gippsland Dairy also dips into more creative flavours like Mango & Blood Orange Twist, Toffee & Honeycomb Twist, Passionfruit Twist, Caramelised Pineapple Twist, and more. The brand also offers mix-in packs so that you can add a little crunch to your morning or arvo snack, with options such as Apple Pie, Cookies & Cream, Strawberry Waffle and Banana Sundae.

Available at all major supermarkets and local grocers, Gippsland yoghurt usually comes in 160g or 720g tubs, or 140g packets if you’re craving its mix-in options. All Gippsland Dairy yoghurts (although not mix-ins) are claimed to be free of gluten, gelatin and artificial additives. The range is also said to be Kosher-certified and vegetarian-friendly.

  • Gippsland earned five stars for range variety, taste, texture and consistency, packaging design and overall satisfaction. The only exception was value for money, where it got a respectable four stars.

The fresh scoop on yoghurt

What’s making Aussie tastebuds tingle? Our survey shows consumers prefer larger tubs (53%) over individual portions (22%), and a third (33%) typically add in extra foods like fruits or granola to bulk up their yoghurt. Here are some other findings:

Is yoghurt healthy?

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, just like a fifth of our respondents do (22%).

Does yoghurt help with gut health?

Yoghurt is just one type of food that contributes towards a healthy gut since 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.

Our survey revealed that a handful of Australians eat yoghurt as a probiotic after meals (9%). From the one in three (35%) that usually stick to the same brand, many people consider nutritional value as the second most common reason to repurchase (18%), just behind taste (55%).

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and eaten fresh yoghurt in the last three months – in this case, 1,902 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

Below are the past winners of Canstar Blue’s yoghurt ratings:

  • 2020: ALDI Lyttos
  • 2019: Gippsland
  • 2018: Gippsland
  • 2017: Gippsland

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