Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt

You can get a variety of yogurt at Aldi, from individual cups to large tubs to Flip-style yogurt. I eat yogurt several times a week for breakfast because it’s full of beneficial probiotics that contribute to immune and gut health. A common challenge with yogurt is that many varieties are loaded with added sugar, making them more like dessert than a health food. Enter Aldi’s plain yogurt tubs.

Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt

Aldi sells a few options when it comes to plain yogurt, but my favorite is the Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt. It is $2.69 for a 32-ounce container at the time of publication. It has no added sugar, and I get the benefits that come with whole milk, including omega-3 fatty acids and better weight control. Aldi also sells a Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt, but it has a good amount of added sugar, so I stick with the plain variety.

But plain yogurt may not be appetizing to a lot of people, so how do we make it more appealing? It took me a while to get away from traditional sugar-laden yogurts and get accustomed to eating healthier no-sugar-added yogurt. I mix this plain yogurt with fruit (either fresh or thawed frozen fruit, which Aldi sells by the bag), a drizzle of honey, and some granola cereal or chopped almonds. It turns out to be more like a yogurt parfait.

It has about five 3/4-cup servings per container, but mine lasts a long time because I use less yogurt when I mix it with other ingredients and toppings. (Also, on the subject of multi-serving yogurt tubs, these are better for the environment because they use less plastic packaging than the individual cups.)

This yogurt is non-GMO, and one serving has 120 calories, 7 grams of total fat (9% DV), 4.5 grams of saturated fat (23% DV), 85 mg of sodium (4% DV), 9 grams of total carbohydrates (3% DV), 0 grams of dietary fiber, 7 grams of total sugars, 0 grams of added sugars, and 6 grams of protein.

Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt

Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

Ingredients are cultured pasteurized organic milk, pectin, Vitamin D3, and cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Paracasei, and L. Rhamnosus.

This yogurt keeps in the fridge for at least a couple of weeks. After it’s been open for a day or so, you’ll see some watery liquid. This is just whey, and it’s beneficial to eat and contains good bacteria as well, so don’t mistakenly assume your yogurt has spoiled. Seeing whey does not mean the manufacturer has “watered down” the product. You don’t have to dump the whey in the sink either. Just stir it back into the yogurt, and enjoy. (And maybe recall that old nursery rhyme about Little Miss Muffet eating her curds and whey, which is actually cottage cheese.)

The Verdict:

Simply Nature Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt has no added sugar and makes a great base for a yogurt parfait with fruit, nuts and/or granola. With a range of probiotic health benefits, it’s a breakfast staple for me.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

5 Comments

  1. Pectin can pack a punch when it comes to sugar counts and this brand is up to $5.85 for the 32 oz container now.

    While it’s not organic Friendly Farms makes a Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt with no pectin that might be a better choice for ppl avoiding sugar in all forms. I’m not sure why they use fat-free milk and cream instead of full fat milk but it lowers the fat grams from 9 to 5 and the costs from $5.85 to 3.69

  2. Simply Nature has cultures of bacteria but it does not say they are
    “live” cultures.

    • That is a really observant distinction. I just opened my first quart of this and never again. I’m a Fage fan and this really turned my stomach. Seems to have a floral(?) scent rather than the expected acidic bite I like in plain yogurt.

    • Karen Bracker Rathburn

      Yesterday I emailed Aldi with the question on the live and active cultures. This was their reply00

      August 2, 2021

      Case #

      Thank you for contacting us.

      The requested information is below:

      The Simply Nature Organic Plain Yogurt does contain live and active cultures.

      Disclaimer: It is important to understand this information may vary for this product from time to time and by region due to differing product suppliers and formula changes. While we can confirm the information provided above is accurate based on the specific product information you provided at this time, the nutritional information may not be the same for all product nationwide or for future product purchases. We encourage consumers to check both the ingredient list and contains statement each time they buy a product.

      Should you have any further questions, please contact us at (800)325-7894. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 8:00pm EST. To better assist you, please provide the case number located above by pressing # in the main menu when contacting us.

      Regards,

      ALDI Customer Service

  3. I just tried the Simply Nature whole milk yogurt. It is so creamy and smooth with a rich full flavor. It is delicious.

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