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What is
Greek yogurt?

Dannon® Oikos® Greek yogurt is made using a traditional straining method that removes some of the whey (liquid) from the yogurt, leaving a creamier final product.

What does “traditional Greek manner” mean?

Though Oikos Greek yogurt is not produced in Greece, it is made according to the traditional Greek manner of production, which removes some of the whey through straining, leaving more of the milk solids.

What does Oikos Greek yogurt taste like?

Plain Oikos Greek yogurt has a rich, creamy taste with the tanginess of other plain yogurts. Our Oikos Greek yogurts, with flavors such as Strawberry, Blueberry, Black Cherry, or Peach, have a layer of fruit at the bottom of the cup and are topped with a layer of Plain Oikos Greek yogurt. Vanilla Oikos has a slightly sweet and mild vanilla flavor.

Why does Oikos Greek yogurt taste so different from other plain yogurt?

The difference in flavor results from some of the whey being strained out, leaving more of the milk solids. This gives Oikos Greek yogurt its thick texture. The thickness increases the intensity of the natural tart flavor. The taste also is influenced by the cultures used in the process.

Is Greek yogurt supposed to be this thick?

Yes! Oikos Greek yogurt has a creamy-thick texture due to the straining process.

How can your Oikos Greek yogurt be so much higher in protein than your regular yogurt?

Oikos Greek yogurt-with 11 to 15 g of protein per 5.3 oz. serving and 17 to 22 g per 8 oz. serving-is an excellent source of protein, while regular, non-Greek yogurt contains about 5 g of protein per 5.3 oz. Our straining process leaves more of the milk solids, which results in a denser product with a higher protein level than that of regular, non-Greek yogurt*.
*Oikos yogurt has 3 g saturated fat per 5.3 oz.

Where can I learn more about the company that makes Oikos yogurt?

Oikos is a Dannon brand, which is now part of Danone North America. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

What are the benefits of Greek yogurt?

Greek yogurt has two times the protein vs. regular low-fat yogurt, and protein (along with regular exercise) is important for building, maintaining and repairing muscles. Plus, dairy protein contains all 9 essential amino acids the human body can’t produce on its own. Amino acids are the building blocks that we need to create our own proteins.

Is Greek Yogurt good for you?

Our Oikos Greek Yogurts are a good source of protein, calcium and Vitamin D (except Plain Yogurts).

How is Greek Yogurt made?

It takes three times as much milk to make the same amount of Greek yogurt as regular yogurt. We use a traditional straining method to make Oikos Greek Yogurt. This process removes some of the liquid whey from the product and results in a thicker and higher protein yogurt.

Is Greek Yogurt dairy?

Yes, all Oikos Greek Yogurts are dairy. Oikos Greek Yogurt is made with milk; however, it usually contains less lactose vs. regular non strained yogurt.

Is Oikos Triple Zero healthy?

Yes, Oikos Triple Zero meets the FDA definition for healthy.

Does Oikos Yogurt have probiotics?

No, Oikos Greek Yogurt does not contain probiotic cultures, but it does contain the active cultures needed to make yogurt. Oikos Greek Yogurt is considered a nutritious food and is an excellent source of protein, vitamin D (except for our Plain yogurts). It is also a good source of calcium!

Is Oikos Yogurt gluten free?

Oikos Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Oikos Traditional Greek Yogurt, Oikos Triple Zero and Oikos Drinks are gluten-free.
Oikos Crunch and Oikos Protein Crunch are not gluten-free.

Does Oikos Greek Yogurt have live and active cultures?

Our Oikos Triple Zero, Oikos Protein Crunch and Oikos Traditional Greek Yogurt products have live and active cultures and carry the LAC seal.