Throughout this website, please note that unless a post is extremely recent, it is always a good idea to call or check a producer's website re gluten free status.
Isn't it funny how gluten free diners become "detail people" whether they've ever considered this skill set part of their natural constitution or not?
Take the case of yogurt. Some of it is labeled gluten free -- and a lot of it isn't labeled either way.
Consider just a few yogurts produced in the Pacific Northwest, for instance. Nancy's yogurt, out of Oregon, doesn't seem to contain any gluten ingredients -- I have e-mailed them (April 15, 2018) about the gluten free status of their products..
Yami yogurt, out of Auburn, Washington, is labeled gluten free. And, in keeping with the trend towards Greek yogurt,
Yami has a gluten free Greek yogurt as well, called Zoi. I love Zoi -- it is very thick and very creamy -- in the tradition of Greek yogurt.
Also, Siggi's yogurt (or, more precisely, "Icelandic milk and skyr") is also gluten free; I have enjoyed it. Siggi's states on its website that its products are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).
Some of you may remember a previous post when I interviewed my friend Iris, picking her brain about Greek yogurt and the best brands.
As Greek yogurt seems to be enjoying a resurgence (at least two brands are being advertised on television currently), I contacted Dannon, which makes a Greek yogurt called Oikos, about Oikos and the gluten free status of other Dannon products. Their September 18, 2017 response is reproduced, below. (please remember that it is always a great idea to re-check a website or call the company's customer service number whenever a length of time has elapsed since a post or update)
"September 18, 2017
Dear K T,
Thank you for contacting the Dannon Company, Inc. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our products.
Gluten Free Products:
Activia, Activia Light, Activia Greek, Activia Greek Light, Activia Drinks, Activia Fruit Fusion, DanActive, DanActive Light, Danimals Yogurt, Danimals Smoothies, Danimals Squeezables, Danonino, Dannon Classics (Plain Fullfat, Plain Lowfat, Plain Nonfat, Coffee, Vanilla) FOB, LNF, LNF Carb & Sugar Control, LNF Greek, LNF Smoothies, LNF Greek with Chocolate on Top, LNF Greek Mousse, Dannon Drinks, Oikos Traditional, Oikos 0%, Oikos Triple Zero, Oikos Triple Zero Drinks, Dannon Whole Milk Yogurts.
Products that are NOT Gluten Free:
Activia Fiber, Dannon Parfait (sold in Food Service venues only), Oikos Low fat Greek Frozen Yogurt, Oikos Crunch, LNF Greek Crunch, YoCrunch.
The Gluten Free Certification Organization (“GFCO”) has certified many of our Dannon® products as Gluten-Free, which we define as containing equal or less than 10ppm of gluten.
As always, we appreciate your interest in our products and are always available to answer any questions or concerns that you have. We are pleased with your interest in our products. If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns, now or in the future, please feel free to contact us at 1-877-DANNON-US (1-877-326-6668), Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Eastern Time."
So, there you go. My friend I informs me that Costco (at least her local Costco) no longer carries her favorite brand of Greek Yogurt, as noted in my interview with her, here.