Our Parfaits Get a Tasty, Protein-packed Update

We LOVE all of the buzz around Greek yogurt! As many of you pointed out, not only is it a great source of protein and energy, but the rich, creamy texture is simply delicious. Our new yogurt parfaits with nonfat Greek yogurt have up to 15 grams of protein (two times that of regular yogurt) each, with layers of delicious honey or berries, smooth yogurt, and crunchy granola.

Starting your day off right couldn't be easier—or tastier! Try one of the new parfaits – Greek Yogurt with Honey or Greek Yogurt with Berries; We’re excited to hear what you think.

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Greek Yogurt Parfaits
by Olga1122

10/16/2013 2:09 PM

Nice thank you so much Susan, can't wait to try this!

10/21/2013 7:59 AM

Tried it this morning - after two bites it went into the garbage. Way too sour.

Really disappointed the strawberry/blueberry parfait has been changed...again. Won't buy it in the future.  

10/21/2013 9:16 AM

@Draw007 Unsweetened greek yogurt is quite sour, it's best to gradually work up to having it plain by adding sugar or honey or agave syrup to it and then slowly phasing it out. Once you get used to it, it's actually quite wonderful!

10/21/2013 9:22 AM

please bring back the original, this one is terrible.

10/21/2013 9:30 AM

putting Greek yogurt into oatmeal with honey (instead of cream), is wonderful...I still add a dash of Equal if needed. Putting berries and almonds on top...perfect...

10/21/2013 9:38 AM

What are the calorie Protein values?

10/21/2013 10:00 AM

I just tried one of the new yogurt with strawberries and Blueberries.  It was bitter and tart and nothing was good about it.  The aftertaste is god awful.  The yogurt was not creamy.  The fruit didn't taste fresh.  PLEASE GO BACK TO THE OLD PARFAIT.  It was smooth creamy and the fruits tasted fresh.  I got my money back and got a bagel with cream cheese.  I asked the store employees why the change and if they heard other complaints.  They said yes and didn't like the new yogurt either.  BRING THE OLD ONE BACK OR I WILL STOP COMING TO STARBUCKS.  

10/21/2013 10:05 AM

not good - This is tart and sour.  Nothing good about this.  The fruit wasn't fresh.  PLEASE SWITCH BACK TO THE OLD PARFAIT or you will lose my business.  This is go awful.  Did you do any tastes tests before you put this out in your stores.  The store refunded my money and I asked if they had tried it before.  They said yes and agreed with my thinking.  I loved purchasing this for my morning meal.  It looks like I will have to start going elsewhere.  YUCK!!!

10/21/2013 10:10 AM

I had the new yogurt and loved it! I always avoided the parfaits before because it was not greek yogurt and therefore I read it as chemical sweet treat with too much added sugar. It is so yummy now! Loved the coconut, almond one.

10/21/2013 10:13 AM

I do not like the new yogurt at all and I have made significantly fewer visits to Starbucks since it was introduced.  Please consider continuing to offer the old yogurt.  Because of the change to the yogurt, I have been looking for a new place to buy coffee (where I can also buy yogurt).

10/21/2013 10:25 AM

Greek Yogurt is the best! Your body will thank you for it! Thanks Starbucks for continuing to offer more healthy alternatives. The other yogurt may taste better, but it is so not good for you....save the unhealthy for the good stuff like dessert or whatever your favorite indulgence is from french fries to chocolate!  

10/21/2013 10:33 AM

Would like to see nutrition info.

10/21/2013 10:36 AM

Is the granola gluten free( wheat & barley free)?

10/21/2013 10:36 AM

I dig your greek yogurt and hands down for ya!!

10/21/2013 10:39 AM

I'm really glad Starbucks has switched to the healthier (and for my money, much tastier) Greek yogurt alternative. But I also don't like sweet dessert-y yogurt parfaits and always avoided them in the past. Love the tang of the new yogurt mixed with berries and granola - yum!

10/21/2013 11:13 AM

Really disappointed in the switch. I understand Greek yogurt may have more of a nutritional value, but I personally think it is too thick and not as delicious as regular yogurt. I have left Starbucks on several occasions because I only saw the Greek version of the parfaits. So disappointed to hear it is gone for good, it was truly one of my favorite snacks.

10/21/2013 11:18 AM

Got it this morning.  Love it!!!  How nice to have yogurt that actually tastes like yogurt and not a bunch of sweetener.  Not only is this a healthier version - but most definitely a wiser choice for us all.  Thanks Starbucks!  You guys are really on track!  Can't wait to take the kids and my husband this weekend!

10/21/2013 11:31 AM

I am amazed that Starbucks has not clued into the Gluten Free offerings.  I can't buy a thing in the glass case because its all wheat!  SO SAD!

10/21/2013 11:31 AM

I eat a lot of Greek yogurt, so I'm used to the taste, but I have been noticing lately that the honey in the honey/coconut one has changed.  There used to be nice layer of honey at the bottom, but now it's all kind of mixed in with the yogurt and I can hardly taste it.  Not sure what caused that, but I don't think I'll be getting them anymore.  :(

10/21/2013 11:39 AM

Bring back the regular yogurt. The greek yogurt texture and sour taste are not good.  We miss the old one!  Stop getting rid of great products that your customers love just to jump on some new trend.

10/21/2013 11:54 AM

I love the new healthier Greek yogurt.  Starbucks deserves kudos for its promotion of a healthier world. The new no-smoking policy is also a worthy endeavor.

10/21/2013 11:57 AM

I used to love the Greek yogurt parfaits until you replaced some of the actual yogurt with other "stuff" (fillers) so it does not taste very good and feels like paste or putty.  You also made the quantity less, yet keeping the same price.  All around, I will never buy the yogurts again.

Very disappointed as I used to get them a lot.

10/21/2013 11:58 AM

I don't eat dairy products, but if I did, I'd love to try the new Greek yogurt. Yogurt is supposed to be sour/tart. Americans are over sweetened. They are too used to sugar. It's impossible to find yogurt that isn't loaded with sugar. That much sugar actually takes away from the benefits of the yogurt. Yogurt isn't supposed to be ice cream.  So Starbucks, if you have to bring back the old sweet stuff, try to get the tart in soy yogurt so I can have it.


10/21/2013 12:48 PM

Bring back other yogurt options ! Already have 1 Greek yogurt. New is sour & bitter. Won't be getting yogurt at Starbucks anymore

Love my bean
10/21/2013 1:27 PM

I like the Greek yogurt but unfortunately my kids don't.   I wish we still had a choice!  We won't be getting yogurt at Starbucks anymore.

10/21/2013 2:31 PM

As ndove pointed out, a number of us can't try your yogurt parfait because it, like nearly everything else, isn't gluten free. I would love to have a protein rich low-sugar gluten free food option at Starbucks and when I saw the caption "Greek yogurt" I thought it might be this...but without using gluten free granola this gets ruled out too.

(PS: there are high-protein unsweetened yogurts that aren't as sour as the comments make this sound. I personally go with plain Brown Cow for yogurt most of the time, though there are about a half dozen brands I eat and they very fairly widely in taste and sourness. Perhaps the yogurt selection could be tweaked to please a larger group of people without going back to a sweetened yogurt. Or you could offer both.)

10/21/2013 2:54 PM

I love that starbucks now have greek yogurt! :) i like my greek yogurt plain with berries ! no honey or anything needed :)

10/21/2013 7:12 PM

I loved this parfait! Mine had honey at the bottom - delicious!

10/21/2013 8:33 PM

I am very disappointed that they took the regular yogurt out with the blueberries and strawberries and replaced it with greek yogurt.  Not everyone likes greek yogurt.  I used to by the fruit and yogurt at least 3 days a week for breakfast.  Please consider bringing it back.

10/22/2013 4:23 AM

Not happy at all about the change in the parfaits, as I generally have a parfait 3-4 times a week for breakfast or mid morning snack, and since I don't like Greek yogurt, I  now have limited options for breakfast at Starbucks. As an SBUX stockholder I'm highly disappointed that you're not offering more OPTIONS.  I'm a "one stop shopper" in the mornings & now Starbucks won't be it.

10/22/2013 6:35 AM

I Like the healthier alternative of Greek Yogurt.  It's was pretty good. I eat Greek yogurt daily and know there are even better ones out there with higher proteins than the new one in Starbucks parfait. The portion is very small not a meal but a light snack. I say your on the right track. Increase the protein and the size but not the price.

10/22/2013 7:29 AM

I've been waiting for this for a long time.  I'm so glad you're going to have Greek yogurt.  Yes!!

10/22/2013 7:33 AM

I liked the old yogurt parfaits! Greek yogurt is vastly different in style and taste from regular yogurt. This sudden fascination with Greek yogurt is a fad. I've been eating Greek yogurt for over 20 years since I married into a Greek family, but I don't like it as a replacement for regular yogurt.

10/22/2013 7:57 AM

I can finally buy some food at Starbucks-Greek yogurt!

Of course some people don't like it, they're used to gulping down chemical laden fast food. Let them go to mcdonalds, the laws of natural selection will rid the herd of them soon enough via their "food" choices.

Hey gluten freaks, gluten is awesome! If you get it from a healthy source, not fast food, chips, candy, crap like that. Your avoidance of gluten is a fad, & once your told it's actually good for you, you'll be done with it. Do yourself a favor & get some bread made from fresh ground whet, my family eats it every day!

10/23/2013 11:00 AM

Love the Greek yogurt!! Had occasional parfait but too sweet for my taste. At home I eat plain Greek yogurt with bananas, walnuts, berries & cinnamon. I used to dislike yogurt and have developed a taste for it. Sometimes a glass of plain kefir is delish. I eat Greek yogurt just because I like it & it's great that it confers health benefits as a bonus! I get that others find it unpalatable. We like our sugary treats! For me that's dark chocolate. Hopefully, Starbucks fans can find their faves. I'm pleased to find less sugary offerings! Thank you for asking:)

10/23/2013 11:46 AM

It's horrible! Why did you have to change all of your food? it's bad enough the pastries are now horrible, the sandwiches are not edible and now the yogurt?  If you change the oatmeal, I'm done with starbucks for coffee too!

10/23/2013 6:16 PM

I am extremely disappointed with new Greek Yogurt and berries parfait. I have tried Greek yogurt and really do not like it. I used to stop everyday in my way to work, but I won 't anymore. Haven 't been back since the change

10/23/2013 10:01 PM

It's better for you; it may not taste as sweet, but it's what yogurt is meant to taste like.  Yogurt should not be sickly sweet, unlike most US yogurt companies would like you to believe.  

It's for the best, and it would behove you to become accustomed to it.  After a while, you'll come to appreciate the taste of tart yogurt and sweet real fruit and toppings, without the added 40g of sugar.  If you don't like it, then feel free to buy the sugar "yogurt" elsewhere, and don't reap the benefits.  Just saying.  Change is often seen as good once people learn to accept it.

10/27/2013 9:34 AM

I have to put my vote in against the new parfait.  I absolutely loved the old version and tried the new version and threw it away after one bite.  It seems like if there could be both versions then that would satisfy most customers.  I really am disappointed that the old yogurt was phased out.  It was my goto breakfast on most mornings.  I get that the new stuff is healthier but I just can't get past the taste.

10/28/2013 12:18 PM

I am beyong saddened that the regular yogurt is no longer available.  I, too, can't get past the taste and consistency of Greek yogurt. It has nothing to do with sugar content since I am sugar-sensitive, plus there is honey in the Greek yogurt as a sweetener.  The yogurt itself is simply not to my taste. Sorry, I can't agree with the "tasty" in your article heading.

10/30/2013 5:07 AM

Stop the PR spin and please just offer both again.  For some the Greek is fine, but for others, including myself, the regular yogurt parfaits were much better!!!!

Not all changes are positive, including this one!

10/30/2013 5:44 AM

For the last three years I have had a yummy yogurt parfait and grande latte almost every weekday morning. However, I have not been back to Starbucks since you changed the yogurt.

Breakfast is just not the same. I don't care how much "buzz" there is about the new, new yogurt. It is sour and has a very thick disgusting consistency.

I know some folks like the "healthy" Greek yogurt better - but please bring back the old creamy standby!

10/30/2013 7:39 PM

I'm a huge Greek yogurt fan.  Last year alone I must've tried about 30-40 varieties including sweetened.

I settled on the Fage 2%.  It's not sour like the non-fat Greek yogurts.  It maintains the thick consistency as what makes it "Greek" is that it's strained to remove extra moisture, making it more dense, hence the higher protein.  It took some convincing in my family that it was still the same yogurt they've eaten for years.  By keeping the 2% fat level in there, the yogurt actually keeps you fuller longer and provides a vital ingredient to not only provide better (read: non-sour) flavor but to enable the other nutrients in the granola and fruit to be absorbed by the body.

I hope that you'll consider a good 2% Greek style rather than the non-fat yogurt instead.  You might find people like it better and don't complain about it being sour.

10/31/2013 8:51 AM

I recently found out that Starbucks got rid of the original yogurt parfait. I do not like Greek yogurt. I wish you would bring back the other one!!!  At least serve both!

10/31/2013 5:09 PM

In the past, every day I purchased a Parfait.

Now, I cannot eat the sour Greek yoghurt.

Now, I'm not able to get the necessary berries in my diet.

Please change back to your traditional Parfaits.

11/3/2013 3:12 PM

I loved the former yogurt.  I tried the new--Plain yogurt with the crumble topping--as that was my favorite.  It was awful.  The topping was soggy before it went into the yogurt--which made it worse, as it just tasted stale with terrible texture.  I haven't bought it again.  Yuck!

11/10/2013 4:49 PM

Please go back to the yogurt parfaits without the Greek yogurt!!!!!!!!

11/20/2013 9:40 AM

Every day I use to grab a strawberry and blueberry parfait. I can't stand greek yogurt.

Please bring back the normal yogurt parfaits. Let us decide if we want normal or greek yogurt.

11/20/2013 8:11 PM

I love Greek non-fat yogurt, & it will become a daily favorite

11/20/2013 8:11 PM

I love Greek non-fat yogurt, & it will become a daily favorite

11/20/2013 8:11 PM

I love Greek non-fat yogurt, & it will become a daily favorite

11/20/2013 10:25 PM

Why can they just sell both types of yogurts.  Like that you can choose the 1 you like.

11/22/2013 8:10 AM

I agree with the people who voted thumbs down to the Greek yogurts!! These yogurts are horrible! I also think Starbucks is being very narrow minded to assume all their customers like Greek yogurt - we DON'T.  My family and I SO miss the regular Dannon Yogurt parfaits. Why wouldn't Starbucks offer both?? The new parfaits are not only one third smaller than the old ones BUT you have the nerve to charge more! I am so disappointed in SB all around and how you ignore the many complaints from people all the while writing positive posts about how your customers love the new products. We DONT like the new yogurt or new pastries and everyone is telling you this yet you ignore it. People are complaining on line, in your stores, and I think SB will see a slow decline in food sales. Most of is talk about it while standing in line waiting for our coffees and we all still go to our favorite SB each day HOPING you will listen and you will make the changes we are crying out for. Stop burying your heads and pretending all is good with pastries and yogurts because it's really NOT. Bring back the fruit parfaits and the better pastries. I was recently visiting Florida where those stores have not yet made the switch! We were so excited and my family all sat around having their favorite Lemon Iced pound cake and pumpkin bread saying this would be our "last" time enjoying our old favorites because I am sure Florida will be forced to switch to the new horrible food. Yes it's horrible and not worth a dime of my hard earned money.

1/6/2014 10:16 AM

The Greek yogurt is great. (The rest of you btw, should pay attention to what is in the yogurt, Dannon isn’t that good.)

The honey on the other hand is terrible.  Why do we need watered down honey with sugar added.  Is this financial issue?  Just put in regular, normal honey please.

3/5/2014 9:06 AM

I am very disappointed with the change in the parfaits.  I dislike Greek yogurt (too sour and tart) and wasn’t aware that it had changed, so when I went in yesterday and ordered 4 of them (to have for breakfast the rest of the week) I was expecting the same great parfaits as always.  They were already in the bag by the time they handed them to me, so I was quite surprised when I got to work and pulled them out and saw how much smaller they were and how little fruit was on the bottom.  Then I saw they were Greek yogurt.  Since it was my breakfast, I decided to give it a try and not only was it horrible, but I ended up chewing on a small piece of what turned out to be plastic.  I’m not sure if it’s made at the same place as before, but it makes me concerned about the conditions in which it was packaged.  I ended up throwing it out and going to Subway for a breakfast sandwich.  I will not be ordering them again and I’m not pleased I had to throw out $15 worth of food.  We have lots of coffee shop options in my neighborhood so I am now on the hunt for someplace that does have regular yogurt parfaits since not everyone likes Greek yogurt.  I could see Starbucks offering a couple of Greek Yogurt options, but to replace all of them with Greek yogurt is short sighted in my opinion.  I will finish spending what is on my card and then I will be patronizing someplace else in the future.  I hope this turns out to be a good move for Starbucks, but for me it’s the impetus for my finding a new morning coffee house.  

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