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Sep 4, 2006 04:41 PM

Not Greek Yogurt

I was shopping in a small but generally good shop on Sat. and they were out of full fat Fage yogurt, just has the icky 0% stuff. I did not have my glasses on and my DH picked up another brand called Greek God's All Natural, made in Washington state. Yeah it is all natural but I don't believe that agar agar, while it is a natural product, belongs in yogurt. The texture is really poor and grainy. It was kind of a waste of my good wild blueberries and sourwood honey. Unless I can think of something else to do with it that it won't mess up, it is going iin the trash. Has anyone else had good results with Greek God's? If so what have you used it for?

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  1. I agree with you that The Greek Gods is not Greek Yogurt. I tried the version with honey ...

    Did you get the full fat version?

    When buying a new product like yogurt I always start with the full fat because my thinking is that this is going to be as good as it gets.

    While the honey was too sweet ... and they DIDN'T use honey (honey powder mixed with cane sugar) ... I sort of liked the texture and was thinking of trying the plain full fat. Currently my Raley's doesn't carry it.

    However, if yours was the full fat version, I might pass.

    Maybe make something cooked with it like muffins? I agree that they shouldn't put 'stuff' in it like pectin or agar agar. Points for being organic.

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    1. re: rworange

      Yes, it is the full fat version. I need to put my glasses on and read the lable. I think I will just pitch it and chalk it up to a lesson learned.

      1. re: Candy

        If it's the store I'm thinking it is, I don't know what's going on with their yogurt supply: up until last week, they stocked three or four different brands of Greek yogurt, all available in different milk-fat percentages. Suddenly, it's a yogurt wasteland. The Fage I bought there last week was moldy, even though it was ten days away from the sell-by date. Please complain.

        1. re: pikawicca

          Same store as your watermelon came from, Sahara Mart. I will have to complain next time I am there. You are right about it being a yogurt wasteland.

    2. Candy, don't know about the yogurt, but have a question about the sourwood honey. I've only been able to find it in Georgia and since we won't be going there anytime soon-where do you buy yours? We love it and I haven't seen it anywhere here in the Chicagoland area.

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      1. re: jackie de

        Mine came from the North Carolina State Farmer's Market in Asheville. I stock up when I can get it. Great stuff isn't it? i just Googled for it and there are a number of on line sites where you can order it.

        1. re: Candy

          Thanks so much, I'll do that. It is great stuff. Seems we share great tastes in honey and ketchup(brooks!).

          1. re: jackie de

            Btw, you can find all sorts of honey types across the country by looking at the American Honey Board's site. :)

      2. Oh, I cannot imagine not having Brooks! Amazon has both the honey and ketchup. Luckily I can get Brooks locally and have family on the NE side of Atlanta so a detour to Asheville is not an onerous task once in awhile.

        1. I like it. The only thing odd is that their fig yogurt tastes like sweet Boston brown bread. Fortunately I happen to like that stuff.

          I don't really give a flying f**k what kind of yogurt it is. The only important things are taste & not being laced with Melamine.