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Mar 9, 2007 06:24 AM

Bestest Yogurt [Moved from The Best]

whats your fav yogurt? it seems to be all the rage right now (and certainly has been for years now) and there are a plethora of types, styles, animals available.
when i got into the stuff hardcore i, like many, went with stonyfield. they boasted live and active cultures (which many werent doing at the time) and their nonfat plain actually had good flavor and texture. i initially also liked their use of inulin as a thickener. then i read a lot about their completely terrible treatment of animals, use of reconstituted milk powders, etc. and gave them up.
i bounced around a lot until finding a somewhat nearby farmer who makes it himself and buy from him. i do however, from time to time buy Redwood Hill Farm's goat yogurt. great thick consistency, awesome flavor, and full fat which is nice. i gave up the nonfat stuff:)
Fage has some nice product and i know many people absolutely swear by them.

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  1. Abolute favorite is FAGE (pronounced Fa-yeh). It's a Greek yogurt. It is produced from animals that are not fed by any chemicals, hormones or antibiotic substances. Very little sugar.

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      1. re: Mike V

        I second Fage. Truly creamy and delicious!

        1. re: Mike V

          I'm also just recently enamored of the Fage...Wild Oats just opened here in Naples, FL and they sold out of it the first day they were open. And, NOW I'm so excited because I saw it at my nearby Publix last night and could not believe my eyes...I about did cartwheels down the aisle! It's really awesome and has no junky fillers in it. The 2% comes in a 7 ounce container, half of which suits me for a serving because it's so creamy and dense. Haven't opened the no-fat yet, which comes in a smaller container.

            1. re: Mike V

              I just fried Fage yogurt the other day and it is quite delicious-especially with bananas or strawberries or plain and with honey

              1. re: Mike V

                FAGE RULES! We ate it all over Greece,and I'm thrilled to find it in the grocery stores here. I even like the fat free.
                Best drizzled with chestnut honey, even better w/dry roasted almonds or pistachios and dried Montmorency cherries mixed in.

                I use it in place of heavy cream in soups, in place of sour cream in baked potatoes (it's WAY better than sour cream there) and made rosemary biscuits using it in place of buttermilk last weekend. Those biscuits tripled in size and were ethereal with a glass of wine as a before-dinner treat.

                1. re: lconnor

                  After two years in NYC, I'm moving back to Canada (Ottawa, to be precise), where there is no Fage or TJ's Greek yogurt. Any other brands come close? Preferably in a skim variety?

                  1. re: piccola

                    Liberty is excellent. They have various types - definitely a nonfat organic one and a Mediterranean type (which is heavenly) but I usually buy their 2%. It tastes delicious and is just thick enough.

                1. re: dukegirl

                  Woodstock Water Buffalo yogurt is the best I've ever tasted too.

                  1. re: dukegirl

                    Too thick for me. Too much like the "mousse" style yogurts from Yoplait. Tasty, though.

                    1. re: Loren3

                      yeah, i love the water buff stuff too but i DO agree that it is VERY thick.

                    2. re: dukegirl

                      Oh YESSSS! Love the Vermont Maple and even the it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, sleepwalking, dreaming...yum.
                      Best Yogart ever was some big 1/2 gallon tub my boyfriend lugged around in his backpack while we were on Maria Island in Tasmania and we bought a new one every 3 refridgeration, didn't kill us and always tasted so good.

                    3. Liberte, I like the 5 grains but LOVE the 2% plain. Great tang, great texture (more liquidy than fage). Hard to find though.

                      pic on their website

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                      1. re: Produce Addict

                        I'm also a big fan of theirs. I like the Vanilla Mediterranean yogourt. The Black Cherry is great too.

                        1. re: PaulV

                          Those are the 8% fat yogurts, right? I am always reluctant to make yogurt a special treat item, but next time I do I'll try them!

                        2. re: Produce Addict

                          their strawberry is positively decadent. and while i agree with the poster below about not making yogurt a special treat (i have lowfat almost daily), for this, i happily make an exception!

                        3. Ronnybrook Farms, anything and everything they make is ridiculously heavenly. The blackberry yogurt drink ranks up there on the list of one of the most delicious things to ever cross my tastebuds.

                          I also like Vermont Butterworks. I'm usually a full fat yogurt kind of gal, but I buy big tubs of their non fat plain yogurt to make smoothies for breakfast, and I find it's really good.

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                          1. re: ballulah

                            Another cheer for Ronnybrook--their drinkable flavors are incomparable and their cups of yogurt are very good without a ton of added sugar. They also make a very delicious yogurt cheese.

                          2. Byblos, plain Greek style yogurt. Mixed with a little dribble of good honey it is heaven in a spoon.

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                            1. re: cheryl_h

                              Don't know about Byblos, but ditto the honey part. I also like to mix in nutella into my plain yogurt ...