Best forKids who have issues with textures or who don't usually like yogurt
Top BenefitsLess sugar than many other yogurts, unique flavours
ConsiderationsSmaller serving size
Bottom lineIÖGO Nano Yogurt cups are a handy, kid-friendly yogurt option
You'd be surprised how much can be packed into a 60-gram serving of IÖGO Nano Yogurt. This ultra-smooth blended yogurt offers calcium, vitamin D and three grams of protein, plus it's lower in sugar than a lot of the yogurts we tested. Sold in multipacks of six, IÖGO Nano is available in trios of traditional flavours (vanilla, raspberry and strawberry, or blueberry, banana and strawberry), as well as fruit-and-veg flavours (peach-carrot, banana-squash, and blueberry-beet). There's also a lot that it doesn't have, too, including artificial flavours, colours and sweeteners, gelatin and preservatives. Our kid testers unanimously liked this little yogurt, and the majority of our parent testers felt good about serving it to their kids.
Our lab tests started with a look at the nutrition of more than two dozen yogurts. We sent registered dietician Cara Rosenbloom the nutritional information and ingredient list for each yogurt, excluding any identifying information, so she could do a blind nutritional analysis. To make sure we were comparing apples to apples, we analyzed 100-gram servings of each yogurt, and we focused our attention on the quality of the ingredients, as well as the sugar, protein, calcium and vitamin D content. While many single-serve yogurt cups come in this 100-gram size, IÖGO Nano comes in 60-gram servings. Each IÖGO Nano single-serve yogurt cup contains three grams of protein and six grams (1½ teaspoons) of sugar. (It's worth noting that yogurt contains some naturally occurring sugar in the milk ingredients, so not all of this is added sugar.) IÖGO Nano also has 10 percent of the recommended daily calcium intake for adults, and eight percent of the daily recommended vitamin D for adults.
IÖGO Nano Yogurt yogurt cups are smaller than most other single-serve yogurts and feature smiling fruit and veggie characters—they're clearly designed with little ones in mind. The containers felt fairly sturdy in our hands (important if your toddler or preschooler is a squeezer), and the lid came off with very little effort. While our youngest kid testers needed help opening the container (not surprising for toddlers), older kids had no problem digging in, making this yogurt an easy snack to pop in a lunch bag. But while the cups are cute and colourful, they're not recyclable.
Value is a key factor in earning the Today's Parent Approved seal, and at $0.59 per serving, IÖGO Nano is in the mid-price range of the yogurts we tested. So it's no surprise that our parent testers said this yogurt offers average to good value. And though the serving size is smaller than many of the other yogurts out there, IÖGO Nano has an amount of protein that is similar to other non-Greek yogurts in larger sizes, but with less sugar.
The majority of parent testers felt IÖGO Nano Yogurt is worthy of the Today's Parent Approved seal; they also told us they would recommend it to other parents. In our lab tests, we appreciated the smaller containers, and really enjoyed the balance of tanginess and sweetness. With the option to go with typical fruit flavours or the fruit-and-veg blends that offer unique flavour profiles, there's something for everyone. And if your kids aren't big yogurt eaters, or if they don't like the sharper tanginess of Greek yogurt, this smooth, creamy yogurt in petite cups is a great option to try.
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