HOME > Chowhound > Chains >

Discussion

trader joe's green tea yogurt- YUM! [moved from LA board]

oh my goodness, trader joe's recently came out with this new matcha green tea yogurt (part of a new european yogurt line). it is SOOO FREAKING DELICIOUS. a 5.3 oz cup has 110 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 15 grams of sugar. i just pounded 2 containers of the stuff. it's 99 cents, a bit pricey for such a small cup of yogurt, but it's still way cheaper than anything else that will fulfill your grean tea dessert craving.

they better not discontinue this product, that traitor joe.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Thanks, greengelato...I'm there!

    1. How you torture me, just when I decided to forsake sugared yogurts. But you did give me an idea- I am going to try mixing some matcha powder into my unsweetened Fage and see what transpires.

      5 Replies
        1. re: liu

          I just tried it. Dissolved some matcha into a tiny bit of hot water and mixed with Fage. Turned the Fage a lovely shade of green. Decided it needed a touch of sweetener and since I am avoiding the demon sugar, I added a bit of fake sweetener (I use Somersweet of Suzanne Sommers' fame). Pretty good. Not sure how it compares to the TJ green tea yogurt. On the plus side, I am sure I use higher quality matcha then they are putting in their product. On the minus side, few things taste better in dessert than real honest to goodness sugar. But I do think that Fage, plus matcha, plus fake sweetener is my new go to diet treat. It is about 2,000 times better than the laughable Pinkberry green tea yogurt.

          1. re: omotosando

            Nice...
            I think I might try mine (but YOUR idea!) without liquifying the matcha. I like the "grit" that the matcha might offer against the smoothness of the yogurt.

            1. re: liu

              Yeah, I don't add water to my Fage and matcha either. And I use honey or stevia, not an artificial sweetener.

        2. re: omotosando

          Hey, Omotosando (my favorite place to shop!) remember that macha has tons o'caffeine. It would be a shame to eat yogurt and get a buzz from it :) Or maybe not...

        3. i second this, it is definitely excellent.

          1. Yeah, it's very light and refreshing, but still sort of creamy good. Not much sugar in it either, since milk contains from 10-15 grams of sugar per cup alone, unless they mean 15 grams of added sugar, not total. Still, it's about half the sugar of those syrupy-sweet yogurts. Have you tried the Mocha flavor from the same line? Very tasty indeed! Of course I would think so...

            3 Replies
            1. re: Moka

              The same size of Fage unsweetened has 6 grams of sugar, so the TJ green tea has 13 grams of added sugar, for anyone who is counting.

              1. re: omotosando

                The amount of sugar in milk varies with the type of milk used. Skim's usually around 14 grams of sugar, 2%'s about 12 and whole has the least, around 11.

                So to nit-pick, if there's about 6 grams of milk sugar in the 5 oz. of milk, that should mean that they added 9 additional grams of sugar to make a total of 15. It's great you're experimenting with Fage to find something that works for you, but Fage is rich tasting and this TJ's green tea yogurt is the opposite, very light and clean tasting, refreshing green tea flavor. If you want to duplicate that, you might want to start with a low-fat yogurt.

                1. re: Moka

                  This evening I have tried it with Pavels 0 %, which is quite different than Fage, since it has a light fresh texture. It is my favorite of that style yogourt. Mixed in matcha, non-dissolved in hot water (next time I think I will dissolve for creamier texture), some SommerSweet and fruit. Divine. And again, eating green yogurt is so much fun - you feel like a kid eating green eggs. Even my dog who I gave a taste loved it, and he looked quite fetching with green yogurt on his snout.

            2. I miss TJ's green tea gelato. I could eat a pint in one sitting......I'll have to try the yogurt.

              1 Reply
              1. re: lcoyote

                ME TOO!!!

                whole foods has green tea gelato but it's not the same. :(