My little girl has persistently ate yogurt since she was 8 month old – and I have stick to Farm Fresh Natural Yogurt (which is around RM15 to RM16 for 1.5litre). Two reasons for this: (1) I can get them easily in most hypermarkets/ supermarkets; and (2) They are cheaper (yes, cost is a factor to me, and we consume at least 2 buckets of 1.5 litre every month). This is despite the fact that greek style yogurt has more benefits than natural yogurt. In short, greek yoghurt is strained to get rid of the whey. It has about half the sugar as those others. So realistically it is much better. (Read more here: http://www.wholesomebabyfoodguide.com/greek-yogurt-for-babies-when-can-babies-eat-greek-yogurt/) The only other yogurt that I gave her was Sunglo Greek Yogurt, when Farm Fresh Natural Yogurt ran out of stock in the nearest hypermarket near my ex-office.
So, as mentioned earlier, we have free samples from National Foods. This morning we have the usual fruits yogurt topped with cheerios. Since we had the last spoon of Farm Fresh Natural Yogurt yesterday, we tried on Farmers Union Greek Style Natural Yogurt. (You can read more here: http://farmersunionyogurt.com.au/)
Her brekkie today: Papaya and Honeydew with Farmers Union Greek Style Natural Yogurt topped with cheerios:
My girl’s expression would tell.
As usual, she will poke at her food first before tasting it. After feeling the texture (which is not sticky – she hates sticky food!), she decided to taste it. Yes, sourish initially (as usual when she takes yogurt, her initial expression is “like that”).
But then, compared to her usual style (of picking fruits instead), she decided to dip the cheerios onto the yogurt and decided to place into her mouth.
She actually decided to picked, dipped and ate all her cheerios with the yogurt before she ran away from the dining table. She was climbing up and down; so we spoon fed her – and that’s what left:
I think, to her, Farmers Union Greek Style Natural Yogurt is less sourish compared to to Farm Fresh Natural Yogurt – which I could see from the extent of her initial sourish face. LOL!
To make a fair comparison, I would compare it with Sunglo Greek Yogurt. Personally, I took the same breakfast as my girl too (I could vaguely remember Sunglo Greek Yogurt taste); and thus would be able to tell: both of them have creamier and chunkier taste. But Farmers Union’s has a much better texture – it is less “rough”, I would say. It is also less tangy between the both. I have not followed the pricing for Sunglo’s but Farmers Union Yogurt 1kg is RM 18.90.
Now that I am preparing more flavourful brekkie for my girl and not just fruits yogurt, I don’t mind switching to Farmers Union Greek Style Natural Yogurt for direct consumption (if she enjoys having it more), while I stick to Farm Fresh Natural Yogurt for cooking/baking.
This is a picture of the Sunglo Greek Yogurt (the “pail” is now a toy to my girl):
Ok, sad point about Farmers Union’s – it cannot be a “pail” to my girl.