Astro Athentikos Greek Yogurt

Product Reviews Approval Seal

Best for Kids who love tangy Greek yogurts
Top benefits Thick and creamy, easy to open, recyclable plastic container
Considerations Needs to be mixed
Bottom line Tangy and not overly sweet, this is a yogurt that the whole family can enjoy
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astro.ca CAD $4.29 Not available in the US USD $0.00

Features

  • Made without artificial colours or flavours
  • Gelatin-free
  • Kosher

Tech Specs

Servings
  • 4 x 100 grams
Nutrition (per container)
  • 100 calories
  • 2 g fat
  • 13 g carbohydrates
  • 11 g sugars
  • 8 g protein
  • Calcium: 8% daily value

Review

Thick, tangy and not overly sweet, Astro Athentikos Greek Yogurt is made without the use of any artificial flavours, artificial colours or gelatin. It’s available in a variety of flavours like strawberry-vanilla and peach-passion fruit, and comes in packs of four individual servings in 100-gram cups. All of our parent testers told us they think this yogurt is a healthy choice at breakfast, lunch and as a daytime snack. It was also a hit with kids, with the majority saying they liked the sweetness, tang and consistency—wins all around.

“My son isn’t talking yet, but this is the first time he’s fed himself anything! It was the perfect consistency for him to scoop up and get into his mouth without any spills.” —Jennifer, mom of two

To analyze the nutrition of each yogurt we tested, we had registered dietician Cara Rosenbloom conduct a blind nutritional analysis (i.e., no brands or labels, just the nutritional information and ingredient list). We looked at 100-gram servings of each yogurt and focused our attention on sugar, protein, calcium content and vitamin D, as well as the quality of the ingredients. Rosenbloom noted that there’s about four grams (one teaspoon) of natural sugar in 100 grams of plain Greek yogurt, so anything on top of that is added sugar associated with flavourings. For every 100-gram single serving of Astro Athentikos strawberry-vanilla yogurt, your kid will be getting eight grams of protein, eight percent of the recommended daily calcium intake for adults, and 11 grams of sugar—which amounts to 2¾ teaspoons of sugar. Overall, Rosenbloom rated this as one of the better yogurts we tested for overall nutrition, and the majority of parent testers strongly agreed they felt good giving this yogurt to their children.

Of course, single-serve yogurts are about convenience, and the packaging can really make or break lunchtime for your kid. In our lab tests, we found that Astro Athentikos is an easy-to-open yogurt, with a nice pull tab and a small, kid-friendly container size. Your little one shouldn’t have any issues helping themselves to this snack, whether they’re at school or home. The container itself is made of a fairly thin, flexible plastic, but it doesn’t feel flimsy, and it’s worth noting that it’s recyclable—something we unfortunately can’t say for all the yogurts we tested. All of our parent testers agreed this yogurt is easy to pack in a lunch. Bonus: The thick, creamy texture of the yogurt means that if it happens to tip over, it won’t make a mess right away. We were even able to hold it upside down without the yogurt budging.

Cost is always a concern for parents, and Astro Athentikos Greek Yogurt runs $1.08 per serving, which is on the higher end of the price range for yogurts overall, but is average for single-serve Greek yogurts. The majority of our parent testers told us this yogurt offers very good value for the price, and we agree, especially given the nutrition, taste and ease of use.

FINAL WORD

All of our parent testers said they would recommend Astro Athentikos Greek Yogurt to other parents and would purchase it again, and they felt it deserved the Today’s Parent Approved seal. The majority also rated it somewhat better in comparison to other yogurts they’ve tried. If your kid likes a thicker yogurt with a nice tanginess that’s well-balanced with fruit flavours, Astro Athentikos Greek Yogurt is a great option to try.