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FAGE for less?

sasha1 Apr 10, 2007 08:40 AM

After reading much about FAGE yogurt, I found and bought it at TJs a few weeks ago. It was very yummy. I got about a tablespoon and the rest went to my boys. But it was very expensive - I think roughly $4.50 for a medium tub (maybe 16 or 20 oz). TJs is usually where I go for the discounts. Can FAGE be had more cheaply elsewhere? I'm in the Seattle area if that helps. Thanks!

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    Jeters RE: sasha1 Apr 10, 2007 09:57 AM

    I'm not sure but you might want to try the TJ's greek yogurt -- picked some up the other day and its comparable (although not as good) as Fage. And costs about half as much!

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      leanneabe RE: Jeters Apr 10, 2007 11:05 AM

      I agree... TJ's greek yogurt is very tasty (I think it's less tart than Fage, which I kind of like), even the low/non-fat versions. After I tried the TJ brand, I stopped buying Fage.

    2. Pei RE: sasha1 Apr 10, 2007 09:57 AM

      It's not as good as Fage if I do a side by side comparison, but if I don't compare it's just fine to use the Trader Joe's Greek Style yogurt, which is $2 for the same size.

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        HillJ RE: sasha1 Apr 10, 2007 10:05 AM

        I've seen Fage for more than 4.50 but not less.
        If you have a Greek grocer in your area you might do better.

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          cheesemonger RE: sasha1 Apr 10, 2007 10:11 AM

          Hate to be the dissenter, but it's all about what Fage charges the importer, who in turn charges the retailer. In my experience as a Fage retailer, there's not a lot of wiggle room. Fage makes one product- yogurt (with variations, but still). No retailer is going to charge you less than they are charged, period. The markup varies, but not by much- since there is only one importer of Fage in the US.

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            Candice RE: cheesemonger Apr 10, 2007 06:48 PM

            Fage also makes feta now.

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              maraki RE: cheesemonger Apr 11, 2007 09:09 AM

              Fage makes more than just yogurt. They are a pretty big dairy company in Greece and have milk, cheese, yogurt and prepared desserts.

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