for all in the great white north looking for decent plain yogurt, i have come across 2 types that are better than the rest, though not on par with the greek-style for protein content.
in BC, olympic dairy (www.olympicdairy.com) has a plain, full-fat orgainic yogurt made with a more extensive bacterial culture. though carbs are reported at 12g, it is more like 4g digestible. available in 1.75kg bulk container at local IGAs, they also have fat-free versions in 650g tins if you really want to cut calories. mix with a scoop of Metabolic Drive and you have the best chocolate pudding money can buy, taste and nutrient-wise.
in Ontario, there is a plain 2% yogurt by stoneyfield farms which has twice the CLA levels as competing products. it is natural and also contains more than the usual strains of bacteria. this tastes creamier than the 2% would lead you to believe and has the highest protein levels of any ‘normal’ yogurt i have seen. carried in Zehrs supermarkets among others.
to up the protein without using powders, i add salt-free dry curd cottage cheese and eat it plain.
yogurt that is not plain is usually bullshit, it has 2 or 3 species of bacteria versus 6 or more for the ones i mentioned. i won’t even mention what they can fruit on the bottom.
if anyone in BC knows where to get some of the greek-style yogurt, please post.