High-protein yogurt without added sugar
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Finding a high-protein yogurt that tastes good and is low in sugar is like finding a unicorn: We’re all looking for it, but we’re never going to find it.

Well, not anymore.

Yoplait is out with a new high-protein yogurt that comes in several flavors, but doesn’t have the typical high sugar found in other flavored yogurts. YQ by Yoplait is designed to be a high-protein yogurt made with 40 percent less than other Greek low-fat yogurt sweetened with cane sugar and natural fruit and flavors.

How much protein is in this high-protein yogurt?

The plain YQ by Yoplait packs 17 grams of protein in 5.3 ounces, while the flavored versions — including Coconut, Peach, Mango, Lime, Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla — contain 9 grams of sugar with 15 grams of protein.

 

YQ by Yoplait yogurt

"We heard loud and clear the need for a smarter snack option — something made with simple ingredients, less sugar and higher protein," Yoplait USA’s Doug Martin said in a statement. "Through our use of simple ingredients, ultra-filtered milk and active cultures, we’ve created a protein-packed, less-sweet flavor profile with a thick, smooth, extra creamy texture. It’s unlike anything that exists in the yogurt aisle today."

How does Yoplait’s high-protein yogurt taste?

We know the brains behind this high-protein yogurt are going to say it’s the best thing out there, but how does this yogurt actually taste?

I’m typically the person who buys plain yogurt and then sweetens it at home with honey or other fresh fruits. The reason? There’s just so much sugar in other yogurts without the protein to make it worth it. I figured YQ by Yoplait would either be amazing, or taste a lot like sad fruit with a bunch of artificial chemical sweeteners thrown in.

But luckily, there was no sad fruit in sight when I had the chance to try YQ by Yoplait. The high-protein yogurt tasted just like other sugar-laden, high-protein yogurts — actually, it tasted a lot better.

The verdict: While there’s no shortage of quality high-protein yogurts on the market, YQ by Yoplait gives us the best of both worlds: taste and less sugar.

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