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  • chowgirl Sep 10, 2003 11:24 AM

Last year in Portugal, I had prune flavored yogurt from the local market store.. I think it was even made by Dannon. Have been searching for the equivalent in the U.S. ever since. Anyone ever had it or know of a place to purchase it? thanks.

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  1. it was one of the great dannon yogurts when I first came to NYC 30 yrs ago. - made with cooked dried prunes - like their apricot, it was intense and tangy sweet. I havent seen the prune for some time, but it still may be around. I had the idea of creating an equivalent by stirring prune or apricot lekvar into a good yogurt - even bought a jar to try - but havent tried that yet.

    Of course the dannon yogurts of that time were all whole milk and were much fuller flavored than the sweet/light version preferred today. You might want to make this up using pureed stewed prunes and Total or one of the other good yogurts one can still find.

    Good luck!

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    1. re: jen kalb

      try spooning in a dollop of prune lekvar into plain yogurt. You can find it in the jam section of supermarkets.

      1. re: sarah

        That's a great idea! My grandmother used to make a prune filled cookie with that prune filling. I'll definitly try it.

    2. Its interesting that Dannon Euorpe still makes prune flavored yogurt - I often get it in St. Martin (the island) - but that doesn't help you here. Many of the gourmet shops in Manhattan (like Gourmet Garage) or in Brooklyn (like Blue apron) carry European brand yogurts and I would suggest you ask a manager if s/he could stock the prune flavor. Almost all European brands carry a prune flavor. They might be willing to try it out.

      1. They have prune flavored Danone in Israel, too--and I became hooked when I lived there. Since moving to NYC, I haven't seen it once...but do post just in case you are able to order some. I know that Zabar's orders a lot of European dairy, so that might be a starting point.

        1. Believe it or not, Stonyfield Farms used to make a delicious flavor called "Prune Whip" in the early 90's. I haven't seen it lately, but you might try their website.

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          1. re: daraf

            MAKE YOUR OWN TO YOUR OWN TASTE WITH LEKVAR PRUNE BUTTER AND ANY PLAIN YOGURT.......BETTER THAN THE OLD DANNON PRODUCT!!

          2. DANNON PRUNE YOGURT WAS MY FAVORITE, I WISH THEY WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN

            1. OMG !! I love prune yogurt , I used to get it all the time at ( now this is going to date me , at the Alpha Beta !! markets ) but I haven't seen it anywhere since :( I sure do wish that someone would put back on the shelves .

              1. Apparently Dannon Activia comes in Prune but I don't know that I've ever seen it. http://www.activia.us.com/popup_cup_p...

                1. Wow. I actually did see the Dannon Activia prune flavor at Ernst Klein on 6th Avenue between 55th and 56th. I guess I was never looking for it. Didn't try though.

                  1. I found the Activia prune yogurt in a 4-pack at Zabar's today and was anxious to try it.

                    While I wish the texture was a little thicker and the flavor a touch more intense, it is an excellent product and the flavor combination is a natural.