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How do you Fage?

Okay, so this may be a stupid question but how do you eat your Fage? I noticed when I first bought it on the container it said Suggesion: Please do not stir so of course, I don't stir. I spoon some of the side sauce then some of the yogurt and eat together. Is that right? Is there a right way? Do I have too much time on my hand to be worried about such a thing?

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  1. i buy the plain fage, i.e. without any additions. then at home i add good quality honey or strawberry jam. i take a spoon of yogurt with a little bit of my added topping. and it is real yummy

    1. I can't find the goat's milk yogurt anywhere in NY. As a result, I don't Fage.

      Fage: http://fageusa.com/products.html

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      1. re: Cheese Boy

        Where in New York? It's at every supermarket in the city I've visited. If you are around the Metro area - Freshdirect has it, too.

        And I stir my strawberry mixer into my Fage to my hearts content.

        1. re: krissywats

          I'm afraid the one you're speaking of is made with cow's milk. The Greeks in Astoria thought it was made with sheep's milk, so don't be ashamed. All, or most of the Fage yogurts are made containing
          the milk from a COW.

          See here: http://fageusa.com/classic_yogurt_inf...

          I want this ---> http://seattlebonvivant.typepad.com/p...

          1. re: Cheese Boy

            I see - had no idea there was a difference.

            Lol - being ashamed would be an interesting response.

            Well, I must say that Fage cow's milk is fantastic enough for me.

            1. re: Cheese Boy

              A while back, I bought Fage brand yogurt made with a blend of sheep and goats milk, which gave it a very distinct different flavor - delicious! (I found it at Whole Foods, I'm in Miami)

          2. re: Cheese Boy

            Not possible. I get it at my local Food Emporium on 2nd Ave.

          3. I have to admit that I'm a bad person and I like to stir the sauce into the yogurt and then eat it. But that is just me. ;-)

            1. I make sure no one is looking, then stir like a madwoman! Later, I 'm going to tear the tags off my pillows and sheets! Born to be w-i-i-l-l-d!

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              1. re: MsDiPesto

                Somebody stop this crazy woman before she infects the rest of us with her horrible vice!

              2. fage with honey...heaven. don't stir...keep it dense and real, baby.

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                1. re: sukisooo

                  yeahhhh...i have to second sukisooo. Honey and I also love fresh mango in mine, in which case i do stir. ooops

                2. i dump mine into a wide shallow bowl and drizzle with honey and then sprinkle a coconut/macadamia granola all over the top - it allows me to get yogurt, honey and granola (for the crunch) with each bite. i'm weird.

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                  1. re: THenderson

                    Coconut/macadamia granola? That sounds SO good....do you buy or make it?

                    I've never liked yogurt....but now I am a fan of Fage, thanks to this board! I like the 0% yogurt, and top it with an abundance of whole roasted almonds and a lot of honey. Really good!

                    1. re: stacylyn

                      yeah...it is really good stuff. I buy it - - It's made by a local company called, Udi's. It is their Artisan Hawaiian granola. Although it's a denver based company, you can buy it online at:
                      http://www.udisgranola.com/purchase_o...
                      It's actually not too bad for you, either. Not loaded with sugar - it's sweetened with honey, and the only sugar is what was used to do the ginger-scenting on the macadamias. You could easily make this too. Lots of good granola recipes out there that could easily be adapted with the coconut and macs. I, too, owe my love of fage to this board - pretty cool, huh?

                  2. I only buy the 0% plain. Love it with honey, fruit, granola and any combo of the three. Also use it in marinades- marinated some lamb in the yogurt, lemon juice and lots of garlic- then cook the lamb on the grill. delicious

                    1. I stir. And I add a little bit of mango jam, a handful of rasberries and some flaxseed granola. That's my breakfast most mornings and it tastes like dessert!

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                      1. re: mollyomormon

                        Um, Molly....I thought your breakfast was a slice of turkey with cottege cheese and cranberries wrapped up!!!!!

                      2. I stir. And I love Greek honey (purchased separately), and pomegranate arils mixed in. I've also had some raspberry jam swirled in, but I prefer the simplicity of the honey and pom seeds.

                        1. I get the plain 2% and stir in a dollop of Hero preserves. (the easiest to find preserve/jam product for us that doesn't contain HFCS)

                          1. since the hot weather i've been quick cooling the Fage in my freezer and adding fresh berries.

                            but I must really be a madwoman 'cause I not only remove it from the container but (god help me) I make all kinds of smoothies with Fage and boy are they delicious!

                            1. Either straight from the cup or stirred with honey. I like to put it on lentils with hot sauce for a bit of added protein. I use it to replace sour cream in tacos, on beans & rice AND i've even baked with it when I didn't have any sour cream for the batter (pineapple upside down cake). Good stuff - that Fage - and versatile. I imagine it must be amazing mixed (yes, stirred - good grief) with some whipped cream and fruit for an amazing dessert.

                              1. What I've loved recently because of the abundance of fresh strawberries in the markets now is a container of 0% Fage mixed with 1 ripe banana that's been mashed and stir in stawberry slices--an absolutely heavenly breakfast! You don't need a single drop of honey or any other sweetener.

                                1. I didn't stir the first time, but then couldn't understand how it was supposed to be so "smooth" (as I'd heard) so I stir now (mmmm) + honey + fruit in daytime, toasted nuts (pecans or hazelnuts) with more honey drizzled on the hot nuts after. SO addictive. Maybe I'll go have some now.

                                  1. I love the 0% Fage - to me, compared to most yogurts it feels full fat and that is why I love it. No, please don't wince, but I stir a packet of Splenda in it. Yeah...Splenda. I love it with fresh blueberries. I do buy the full fat when I make tzaziki. As a yogurt for breakfast every day girl, Fage is the best thing I have ever found. I have been a bit budget conscious lately and bought a large container of plain supermarket yogurt and breakfast has not been half as much enjoyable.

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                                    1. re: Justpaula

                                      This may not end up saving you money, I've never priced it out, but I strain cheapo s'market yogurt in cheesecloth to get a thicker consistency. I actually go very extreme and make an extremely thick yogurt about the consistency of softened cream cheese. but that's me. I actually made my first batch of homemade yogurt today in my new yogurt maker! haven't tried it yet, as it is setting up in the fridge. Can't wait to try it tomorrow!

                                      1. re: Justpaula

                                        Ha, I do the same. Splenda for me. Sometimes I'll mix in a bit of Trader Joe's lemon curd instead.

                                        1. re: janethepain

                                          Yay for splenda AND cinnamon (and sometimes a high protein/high fiber TJ's cereal).

                                          1. re: janethepain

                                            Similar, but with Sweetzfree drops (the only thing even more expensive than Fage, when compared to the competition, but supposedly actually healthy, or, at least not unhealthy) and blueberries - heaven!

                                            And, the old standby, Quaker Oats 100% Natural granola stirred in - love the almonds & almost hard raisens!

                                        2. a whole lot of rhubarb cooked down with water and a vanilla bean sweetened with Splenda - enough for a week

                                          add to 0 % Fage, a few chopped pecans and a teaspoon of brown sugar splenda- it is soo good it feels bad

                                          1. DONT STIR?!?!? I never read that. I think that's insane. The beauty of the texture doesn't become apparent until you stir it. Stirring is critical to getting that creamy wonderfulness. I still worry they're faking the whole 0% and 2% thing.

                                            I stir mine and then add honey. Recently, necessity being the mother of invention, i stirred some granular hot cocoa mix in my Fage. Dagoba, green & black, one of those...I forget. It was really good.

                                            Recently I met a guy from Greece who's uncle is a beekeeper. He told me that Thyme honey was the traditional accompaniment to greek yogurt and I should search some out. Haven't accomplished that yet, though. Anyone?

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                                            1. re: danna

                                              danna, I smiled at your faking the whole low fat/no fat thing....I also get that feeling because Fage is so thick, creamy and delicious...hard to believe it could be fat free. Must be our conditioning.

                                              1. re: danna

                                                Danna - that's exactly what I use (noted upthread) - Greek thyme honey, bought at the Greek store in Arlington on Mass Ave. (I think it's called Christo's Fruit Market, but I do remember it's on a corner, just down from Flora, I believe.) It is absolutely WONDERFUL! Extremely thick honey - less water, just the way Greek yogurt is made - and intensely flavored. I bought a big tin of it ( http://minosimports.com/Merchant2/gra... ) and it's lasted me for two years. You do NOT need a lot of this honey, it is that intensively flavored.

                                              2. Plain, 2% drizzled with honey and served with fresh blueberries.

                                                1. Last night I shredded seedless cucumber, squeezed out the water, and put it into my Fage with a good amount of fresh dill, and a bit of lemon juice. Then I stired it like crazy with a dash of garlic salt. God it was good.

                                                  1. Two percent Fage with diced ripe mano and homemade granola (pepitas, walnuts, almonds, cherries, currants, and golden raisins). After I eat it, I could eat the whole thing over again.

                                                    BTW, I recently noticed the pronounciation of Fage on the side of the container. I was giving it a French pronounciation--Fahzh--but knew that was probably wrong! Fa-yeh, right?

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                                                    1. re: Angela Roberta

                                                      Right... It's Fa-yeh.
                                                      Means "Eat" in greek.

                                                    2. Typically with fresh fruit, peaches and blueberries as of late. Now I am going to have to see if I can find thyme honey, that just sounds wonderful.

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                                                      1. re: lizzy

                                                        I pour grade B maple syrup on like a sundae, and add more syrup as I eat. It's never occurred to me to stir because I'm not stirring anything in--I like the sundae effect. Sometimes I use jam or homemade cranberry sauce or rhubarb compote instead of maple syrup. Or sometimes I dump it on top of sliced strawberries and drizzle maple syrup over it all. Yummy. OR--sweetened chestnut puree. (Again not stirred in--the two tastes/textures in one bite is the beauty of it.)

                                                        I don't know what's so wrong with yogurt made from "the milk of a COW," but I'm not sure I want to know.

                                                        1. re: BostonCookieMonster

                                                          BCM, if I were to eat yogurt with cow's milk I'd have to eat it while seated on the toilet. It goes right thru me.
                                                          I love cheese, but yogurt is a problem.

                                                      2. I grate cucumbers and add mint and onion to it for greek salad
                                                        I also eat it plain with raisins and bananas

                                                        1. I take 2 of the large fage, one 0%, one 2%, put into large bowl, stir. Slowly add one package of "sugar free, fat free cook and serve" vanilla pudding mix. It makes the creamiest best tasting vanilla yogurt!! I scoop out about a cup of it, mix in chopped fresh peach, my favorite Kashi cereal and top w my home made granola. Store the rest in the fridge for another time. OMG, soooo good!!!

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                                                          1. re: shaebones

                                                            Would it be *better* if you used the INSTANT vanilla pudding mix rather than the 'cook and serve' mix ? Cook and serve requires "cooking". Instant doesn't -- you just mix in cold milk (or in your case, Fage).
                                                            If I read your reply correctly, you didn't cook the pudding at all. Is that okay?

                                                            Have a look ---> http://www.kraftfoods.com/jello/produ...

                                                            1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                              I have used both the 'instant' and the 'cook and serve' The 'cook and serve' variety makes a much creamier consistency. The instant almost stiffens the yogurt. And your right, you DON'T cook the pudding. :) Try it!

                                                              1. re: shaebones

                                                                Becasue of this post I bought some 2% and some 0% Fage. I just had the 0% with blueberries, then some with honey, then some with both. Have to say, it didn't really do much for me. I mean it was fine, but I have no desire to spend another $1.69 for a small container of it again.

                                                                1. re: Rick

                                                                  I tried it yesterday for the first time too. I got the 0% and found the texture a bit chalky. Is this normal?

                                                                  1. re: ArikaDawn

                                                                    The 2% is where it's at. I don't like the 0% either. Only Americans eat non-fat stuff. There are actually health benefits from some milk fat.

                                                          2. It was fantastic blended with leftover butter chicken from going out the other night!

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                                                            1. re: MsDiPesto

                                                              Sadly, I don't Fage - I TJ's Greek. (5 bucks for a little cup of yogurt is a bit much for something I eat every day for breakfast.)

                                                              That said, I like mine with a bit of granola, flax seed (for omegas!) a drizzle of honey and fresh fruit--it was strawberries for a while, right now it's peaches from my tree.

                                                              1. re: Jeters

                                                                Yikes - where do you live that you have to pay $5 for a little cup? It's around $1.69 here - still pricey, but worth it now and then.

                                                                1. re: suse

                                                                  I was wondering the same thing.
                                                                  $1.89 here...I buy about six cups every six weeks and indulge for a bit.

                                                                  1. re: QueenB

                                                                    And consider that Fage has twice the protein of ordinary yogurts. It helps me justify the price.

                                                                    1. re: QueenB

                                                                      I pay $2.50 where I work in Manhattan, around the flatiron district where can I get it for cheaper?

                                                                  2. re: Jeters

                                                                    Me too, I T. J. Greek. What I love are berries any type with peaches or bananas and grape nuts and honey with a little cinnamon. Or grapes, purple or red globes cut up are super delicious in there too. Sometimes a little orange with honey. Always the grape nuts.

                                                                    When I can't get to the fruit soon enough I cook it down, and then place at the bottom and the the yogurt then the grapenuts, honey and make a sort of a trifle with it.

                                                                2. lime zest, lime juice, unsweetened coconut and a Splenda

                                                                  1. Mmmmm, Fage. FWIW, New Yorkers, Trader Joe's sells it for a dollar less than Food Emporium. Naturally, the big tub works out to be cheaper than the little single-serving containers.

                                                                    I buy the full-fat and sweeten with a little honey and mix in fresh fruit. My 1.5 year old loves it plain! I've also used it as a dressing (with a little mayo) for curried chicken salad. It makes a great marinade for chicken.

                                                                    Also: mix it with mayo (half and half), add crushed garlic, miso paste and a lot of parmesan, slather on chicken breasts. Roll in bread crumbs and bake. TO DIE FOR.

                                                                    I think they mean you shouldn't stir the whole container if it's the larger size. But if you have the single-serving containers and plan to eat it at once, in one sitting, of course you should stir it.

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                                                                    1. re: shesamazingnyc

                                                                      Makes great yogurt cheese. Strain in cheesecloth over a bowl overnight in the refrigerator- add herbs, etc. if you like.

                                                                    2. I buy the 0 and 2% fage

                                                                      I make greek cucumber salad and also the yogurt with berries

                                                                      1. I enjoy Fage, pay 1.49-1.69, primarily because I find most name brand yogurts too thin, too artificially sweet and way to limited on flavoring choices. Occasionally I'll buy a plain yogurt like Dannon for recipes but for breakfast Fage, fresh fruit, other add ins remains my fav warm weather breakfast....and for all the 'play' this particular brand of greek yogurt rec's on CH...we should all be rec'ing discounts/coupons/deals on the stuff.

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                                                                        1. re: HillJ

                                                                          Yes, yes you should. But since you are all responsible for my new $1.79/day habit, I would like for you to forward said coupons to me. After drooling all over this thread I got my little rural Publix to special order it. Now I'm completely hooked on 0%...I add honey and plain almonds.

                                                                          1. re: creativeusername

                                                                            creativeusername, and now the deliciousness begins!
                                                                            I've been hoarding a large tub of plain Fage all week...hiding behind the egg tray so no one else sees it....hehehhe...the little pleasures!

                                                                            1. re: HillJ

                                                                              It's a very good thing Publix hasn't started stocking the big-boy buckets yet. Right now I'm able to show a little restraint due to individual tubs. And I don't intend to offer a bite to my non-yogurt-eating husband. I learned my lesson when I got him hooked on lattes.

                                                                        2. Like a lot of Mediterraneans, I drink my Fage. Either as ayran (yogurt blended with water, salt, mint) or lassi (yogurt blended with milk and flavorings). Also tons of yogurt salads and like many of the posters above, I proudly sweeten with Splenda.

                                                                          1. My new addition to eating Fage for breakfast is to shut the radio. I enjoy the experience more fully in a quiet room. Ahhh.

                                                                            1. 0% with a spoonful of whatever strikes my fancy. This morning it was calamondin orange marmalade. I really don't see the point in using Splenda -- six ounce of Fage 0 and a tablespoon of marmalade only has about 130 calories. Sometimes I use low-sugar preserves (without artificial sweeteners) and it's even less.

                                                                              I stir it. I do see the point, though of not stirring the Fage that comes with the honey -- it's better with ribbons of honey laced through the yogurt than with the honey completely blended.

                                                                              1. 0%, bought in the big tub and spooned out by the serving. For breakfast, with sliced ripe fruit (strawberries earlier in the spring/summer, peaches right now, whatever's in season) and a sprinkle of Whole Foods' vanilla macaroon granola. Or drizzled with maple syrup & a handful of walnuts. I also make variations on the raita or yogurt sauce: finely diced cucumbers, lime/lemon juice, a little finely diced onion or garlic, some salt & pepper...add other flavors (oregano, fresh mint, zaatar) and serve with grilled meats. I'm a total convert, though I have to drive 15 miles to buy it...when I forget to buy it and have to eat the mass-market Dannon, I'm sad.

                                                                                1. Has anyone ever seen a big tub of 2%? I haven't and wonder why?

                                                                                  Is Total the same as 5%? My Food Emporium now sells Fage 5%.

                                                                                  Also, I found "Fage Tzatziki" at Fairway in NYC. It was really yummy.

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                                                                                  1. re: jenniebnyc

                                                                                    I bought Fage Total in a big tub at Wholefoods
                                                                                    Love the Fage Tzatziki too!

                                                                                    Is the big tub a new package? Not sure, just happy to have a price break on what would normally be 4 smaller tubs at 1.69 each.

                                                                                    1. re: HillJ

                                                                                      Trader Joe's has carried the big tubs of the Fage 0% and Total for years, but I don't think many other retailers stock them. I've never seen the 2% in a large tub.

                                                                                      It's not much of a price break, anyway.

                                                                                      1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                                        Our TJ's doesn't carry Fage at all....so odd how the inventory varies store to store. The price break at Wholefoods was .89 for the tub vs. 4 sm containers.

                                                                                        1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                                          My Whole Foods carries the full fat, 2%, and 0% in big tubs.

                                                                                            1. re: jenniebnyc

                                                                                              NO, LA. We have two WF stores, one has the larger sizes, the other one doesn't (one store is much bigger than the other).

                                                                                              1. re: Hungry Celeste

                                                                                                thanks. i will inquire at the WF stores in nyc in hopes they can get for me!

                                                                                    2. With a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and a few walnuts. Delicious.

                                                                                      1. Plain. With cut-up ripe nectarines if you can find good ones. Tastes like Greece in the summer.

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                                                                                        1. re: helmswoman

                                                                                          I just picked up some wild blueberries at Whole Foods. They're going into some Fage Total yogurt tomorrow morning for breakfast, with a drizzle of Greek honey. Yum.

                                                                                        2. Last night for dessert I put a couple of scoops of 2% into a dish, and spooned a glob of nutella over it. YUM!!

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                                                                                          1. re: CindyJ

                                                                                            try it with some unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, equal or splenda, slivered almonds and coconut. another YUM!

                                                                                          2. With our delicious Bloomington, In, Bakehouse granola.

                                                                                            1. 2% with dalmatia fig spread and almonds.

                                                                                              1. It's so good, I almost hate to share:
                                                                                                Kohlrabi (yes, kohlrabi), peeled and sliced, fried in olive oil with a clove of crushed gralic thrown in at the end, doused in moscatel vinegar, salt & pepper and topped with much chopped dill, then plated and dolloped with a huge spoonful of Fage. Full fat. Drizzled with more olive oil. And more pepper. Oh, you'll thank me.

                                                                                                1. I am not familiar with these 2 ingredients, as I have never used them, but how would it taste if you added rose water or orange flower water to honey and fage? I assume you wouldn't add much, but just a drop or two

                                                                                                  1. My Fage binge days are over... since I discovered it about 2 or 3 years ago... and since then have over dosed on it. But I still get it from time to time:

                                                                                                    > Fage spooned over honey comb (you can find honey comb at Whole Foods or almost any Mexican Market)

                                                                                                    > Fage with Dried Mint, Olives, Sliced White Onions & good quality Olive Oil (traditional Lebanese appetizer). Fage with Dried Mint is also topping on a traditional Afghan dish of Chickpea Noodles with Meat Sauce.

                                                                                                    > Fage as a replacement for institutional Sour Cream in Mexican recipes... on the weekend when you are not going to hit the Mexican market. Its particularly nice with Oaxacan style Mole Negro Tamales and a glass of fruity, light red wine.

                                                                                                    > Fage with Baked Plaintains, Garlicky Black Beans & a slice of good basque cheese.

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                                                                                                    1. re: Eat_Nopal

                                                                                                      Since moving to Hawaii... Fage has become my go to substitute for Mexican style Cultured Crema.

                                                                                                    2. I've recently been buying Fage to change things up a bit. I have been using it to marinade boneless chicken breasts w/ a variety of different spices. However, I had 1/2 of a small 0% container left over after a marinade (w/ OJ, garlic & light mayo -- quite tasty, from my Nutrition Action Newsletter).

                                                                                                      Anyway, I digress. I had some small oranges & on a Google search, found it would probably work well together.

                                                                                                      Took the Fage 0%, stirred in some honey (the sauce was mostly gone from the initial usage); and then some orange zest & then the actual pieces.

                                                                                                      YUMMERS! I will have to remember that I enjoy Fage enough on it's own, instead of only using it for marinades.

                                                                                                      1. I add some sugar and make real frozen yogurt out of it. Recipe here: http://www.sugoodsweets.com/blog/2007.... It's just as good as Frogurt!

                                                                                                        I also mix it with granola or Allen Hill Farm's apple cider molasses (http://www.allenshillfarm.com).

                                                                                                        1. I just found Fage in Total, 1%, and 0% at a discount grocery in Houston for, get this, 4 for a $1.00! It's a day or two past the use by date, but it tasted absolutely fantastic. At this price my entire family can enjoy it everydaqy without breaking the bank.

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                                                                                                          1. re: winkchow

                                                                                                            Lucky you! Like all cultured products, it will keep quite a while past it's use by date.

                                                                                                            1. re: winkchow

                                                                                                              Holy smokes. This is when those "use-by dates" are *so* easily ignored. As Ruth said, yogurt is good well past it's use-by date.

                                                                                                            2. I like the Fage total plain. I add my own honey and pomegranate seeds. Yummy.

                                                                                                              or plain with some rosewater for something different.

                                                                                                              1. I buy the plain 0% Fage, and love it...but, it's so expensive! The big tub (which is only 2 servings) costs over $4.00 at my local TJ's, and I eat this stuff everyday, so I'm trying to find a way to economize on it. Anyway, I usually just add a little Splenda and about 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla, then top it with fruit and/or granola.
                                                                                                                By the way, TJ's brand of Pomegranite (greek style, 0% fat) yogurt is really, really good...it only comes in those tiny individual serving sizes though.

                                                                                                                1. I take Fage 0% or TJ's version (I actually like TJ's just as much) and stir in a little bit of Libby's pumpkin puree, a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, maple syrup and if it needs it a little splenda...delish!

                                                                                                                  1. I can't Fage darnit :( It's not sold in Canada. I wrote to Fage and apparently they can't/won't ship here because of 100% duty$.

                                                                                                                    1. Sometimes I add in a little pudding mix powder to flavor it.

                                                                                                                      1. I like mine with a little granola and a drizzle of Knott's Boysenberry syrup.

                                                                                                                        1. OK, I admit I am slow to the party on Fage. While at Whole Foods yesterday, I picked up a carton and almost fell over. I am on a very limited carb diet and the amount of sugar (even in the kinds that DIDN'T come with honey) bowled me over. Is there a low carb/low sugar type of Fage that someone can recommend? I can add my own sweetner and flavoring, but the stuff I saw had more sugar in it than a cup of full fat ice cream.

                                                                                                                          Just an aside, this issue is a big complaint of mine with food touted to be organice "healthy" for you - to replace some of the flavor, they add more sugar than would send a diabetic into a coma.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: Diane in Bexley

                                                                                                                            Which kind of Fage did you get? I think the most commonly raved about variants of Fage are the unsweetened/unflavored ones, which are pretty low in sugar.

                                                                                                                            Check out the website of nutritional info:

                                                                                                                            http://www.fageusa.com/products.html

                                                                                                                            1. re: Diane in Bexley

                                                                                                                              diane, are you sure you weren't looking at the ones with fruit? plain fage is actually LOWER in sugar than other plain yogurts, because it's lower in lactose - which is the sugar in yogurt/milk.

                                                                                                                              for comparison [all non-fat, plain, 6 oz.]:

                                                                                                                              dannon - 12g
                                                                                                                              stonyfield farm - 12g
                                                                                                                              colombo - 7.5g
                                                                                                                              nancy's - 12.8g
                                                                                                                              alta dena - 12g

                                                                                                                              fage - 6.7g

                                                                                                                              1. re: Diane in Bexley

                                                                                                                                Buy the 0%. High protein, low carb, low sugar, fat free.

                                                                                                                                1. re: Diane in Bexley

                                                                                                                                  I just looked at the package in my refrigerator of Fage 2% plain. 1 cup has 9g of sugar. For comparison's sake, I checked the label on 2% milk (not flavored, just plain milk) and 1 cup of that that 12g of sugar.

                                                                                                                                2. I'll be brave and say it...

                                                                                                                                  I have NO idea what Fage is...is it something known by any other name in english or anything?

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: Humbucker

                                                                                                                                      >>It's just a brand of yogurt.

                                                                                                                                      Well, to me it is hardly 'just'.

                                                                                                                                      I have a confession. When my dear departed dog was ill, I had to find a yogurt that had live culture in it, and actually paid the parking at Whole Foods to find FAGE. Since then, it is available in my normal friendly free parking supermarket, and although expensive, is worth every penny.

                                                                                                                                      It is an OUTstanding product. Simply outstanding.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: dolores

                                                                                                                                        Dolores, which brand/type did you buy from WF? As I mentioned earlier, I saw it last Sunday and the one I saw had way too much sugar? Would appreciate knowing, as I would like to try it. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Diane in Bexley

                                                                                                                                          Diane, at the time, I went for the plain FAGE. It was for my dog, and I wanted as plain as possible. Although, I don't remember seeing flavors (this was over three years ago), as I see now in Stop and Shop.

                                                                                                                                          Sorry I can't help you more.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: Diane in Bexley

                                                                                                                                            diane, the plain, non-fat fage really doesn't contain that much sugar,and it's naturally-occurring lactose - it's not as though they add sugar to the yogurt.

                                                                                                                                            but if it's still too high for you, 6 oz. of voskos only has 2.25 g sugar.

                                                                                                                                            [fyi, oikos, the organic brand of greek yogurt from stonyfield farm, contains 6.75 g, and "greek gods" contains 7 g - both comparable to fage.]

                                                                                                                                        2. re: Humbucker

                                                                                                                                          Oh Greek style yogurt...

                                                                                                                                          i'm not accustomed to referring to everything by specific Brand names.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: TSQ75

                                                                                                                                            Not all Greek-style yogurts are created alike. Fage, in my opinion, is worth mentioning by name.

                                                                                                                                            ~TDQ

                                                                                                                                      2. I love, Love, LOVE the 2% with cherry preserves and for months now have been having trouble finding it at my local Whole Foods (White Plains NY and Greenwich CT). They only have it once in a while, even when they have plenty of full fat cherry or other flavors in the 2%. Is anyone else having this problem?

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                                                                                                                                        1. re: marcia2

                                                                                                                                          i never buy flavored yogurt of any kind, so i have no idea if the WFMs in LA are having issues...in the meantime, why not just buy the plain 2% and stir in some cherry preserves yourself?

                                                                                                                                          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                            I now have 3 different opened and partly used jars of cherry preserves in the refrigerator. I can't find one that is as amazingly delicious as whatever Fage is using. I actually called them to see if they could shed any light on the subject, in the unlikely event that they are using a product available commercially in the US and would be willing to tell be about it. No luck.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: marcia2

                                                                                                                                              i've never had the product, so i can't do a comparison for you. but i checked the fage website, and they describe it simply as a "fruit preparation." i'm guessing it probably bears more resemblance to stewed fruit than to preserves as your OP suggested.

                                                                                                                                              like i said, i've never had it. but if i were you, i'd buy a bag of frozen cherries, cook them down in a saucepan with sugar or your favorite sweetener to taste, store in the fridge, and use that as your substitute until the item is back on the shelves.

                                                                                                                                              hope that helps!

                                                                                                                                        2. I do stir it after I add honey and usually almonds or walnuts. I also, at times, add figs or other fruits such as dried apricots.

                                                                                                                                          1. I use it as a creamy salad dressing. I stir in chipotle hot sauce or lemon, garlic and salt.

                                                                                                                                            It also works in place of mayo or cream in things like tacos and chicken curry. Yum.

                                                                                                                                            1. My daughter made a Fage cheesecake over the weekend and it was amazing! Creamy, tart and delicious!

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                Does your daughter replace the sour cream with Fage? I was planning to make a cheesecake this week and wondered if you would share the recipe. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                1. re: susabella

                                                                                                                                                  Hi, sorry this thread didn't appear in My CHOW...just saw it.

                                                                                                                                                  My daughter replaced the cream cheese with full fat Fage and the small amount of sour cream required as the last step (topping) with 0 fat Fage in her recipe. It bakes in a slow & low style for over an hour. At the last minute, we sprinkled fresh lemon rind over the top before serving. It was similar in texture to baked flan.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                    That sounds really interesting. I'm going to give it a trial run today and see how it turns out. Will let you know. I love Fage and use it in many different ways. I'm so excited to try this! Thanks to your daughter!

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: susabella

                                                                                                                                                      susabella, tonight at dinner I mentioned to my daughter that you had asked about the recipe. She (Emme) wanted to pass along two tips: strain both yogurts ahead of time and refrig the baked cheesecake overnight before serving. Because of the silky texture, removing excess liquid from the yogurt and keeping the dessert cold are ideal. Good luck & pls post your results.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to make it and will let you know how it turns out.

                                                                                                                                              2. I used to eat it with honey and granola, or fruit preserves and granola...
                                                                                                                                                Then I realized I was going through entire jars of honey and preserves all on my own, and in a very short amount of time.

                                                                                                                                                Now I just get the little containers of Fage that come with fruit preparations. They cut back somewhat on the speed that I consume Fage as well as the sugary additives (if only because the Fage with fruit only comes with so much fruit preparation, instead of giant spoonfuls like I used to add myself).

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                                                                                                                                                1. re: fuuchan

                                                                                                                                                  I've never bought the kind with add ins - just the plain yogurt. I add fruit, usually blueberries, and occasionally a spoonful of granola. A perfect lunch for work.

                                                                                                                                                  It never occurred to me to add jam.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: 512window

                                                                                                                                                    They've done a good job with the portion size with the add ins...just enough sweet stuff to temper the tang.

                                                                                                                                                    I used to add my own until I realized just how much I was going through.

                                                                                                                                                2. I buy the plain 2% or fat free and add it to Ben & Jerry's Light Phish Food. To me it tastes like chocolate cheesecake.

                                                                                                                                                  1. I don't eat it. After seeing all the rave reviews on here, I bought some at TJ's and was very excited to try it. After 2 bites, it went into the trash. It was still within the time of being good and it never got above fridge temperature, but was horrible. Did I miss something?

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Sarahgraci

                                                                                                                                                      You threw away good Fage? Shocking!
                                                                                                                                                      Maybe you got one of those unfortunate batches that were either watery, grainy or had a bitter off taste.

                                                                                                                                                      Otherwise, the first time I tried Fage, I tried it plain, and though I don't like very sweet things, I couldn't eat too much without fruit, honey, preserves, etc to accompany it and give it more of that dessert taste.

                                                                                                                                                      If it was unappetizing to you straight, you could try it with some additions and see how you like it then?

                                                                                                                                                    2. New (to me) use based on recipe calling for sour cream:
                                                                                                                                                      Halibut fillets, salt + pepper, 450 degrees 7-8 minutes until flakes with fork. Meanwhile mix Fage, lemon zest, small amount lemon juice, chopped dill, finely diced red onion. Spoon onto fish, back into 450 oven 7-8 more minutes. Moist, tasty, easy.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Used to love this product for years, but recently, it just didn't taste as good. I thought it was me, but then I started to read the label and not believing my eyes...it's now produced in the USA.
                                                                                                                                                        It tastes flat now. Why did they have to mess with a good thing?

                                                                                                                                                        1. I like it better when it's stirred in, otherwise I run out of the sweet stuff before the bottom of the yogurt section. I think they tell you not to stir because the texture is so outstanding when eaten straight out of the container.

                                                                                                                                                          Last night I put one large container of Fage 0%, mixed with 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 cup sugar into my ice cream maker and froze for 25 minutes. Holy crap, was it good. I'm going to try it with Stevia instead of sugar next time. You could also add any kind of fruit, chocolate, cereal, etc.

                                                                                                                                                          1. For an elegant twist, the night before you want to eat it, sprinkle a few strands of saffron, some cut up dried figs, and a bit of lemon marmalade per cup of yogurt. The next day, the saffron will have almost dissolved into the yogurt, imparting a subtle lovely flavor. You can vary the fruit, marmalade, or other additions.
                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy!

                                                                                                                                                            1. I know this is a very old thread, but the Fage 0% with strawberry-goji flavor is exceptional.

                                                                                                                                                              1. I love Fage. I get the plain one, and stir in honey and pomegranate seeds. Or fresh berries. Yum!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                                                                                  According to the associated press: The Chobani and Fage two plants are a boon to upstate New York's ailing economy, not only for the more than 1,240 full-time jobs combined, but because of their voracious demand for milk from New York's dairy farmers (it takes roughly four gallons of milk to make one gallon of Greek yogurt). Fifty or more tanker trucks make daily deliveries to the Chobani plant alone.

                                                                                                                                                                2. I made myself a frozen peach and thyme Fage Greek yogurt smoothie for lunch today.

                                                                                                                                                                  I was super surprised to find Fage 0% at Aldi's in both the small tub and individual servings/with flavors sizes today. $3.49 for the small tub and $1.19 for the individual.
                                                                                                                                                                  But according to this re=print article, Chobani is the leader in Greek yogurt sales.
                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01...

                                                                                                                                                                  1. My favorite way to Fage -

                                                                                                                                                                    Fage 0% with shaved almonds, blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, flax seeds, a little cottage cheese on top. The cottage cheese adds a little salt and creates a delicious tangy-salty flavor.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. I don't like it nearly as much stirred. You lose some of the creaminess, but more importantly, you don't get that wallop of tang with every bite. Love that! I use up all the fruit, but usually leave about half the honey behind because there's too much. Little scoopa topping, big scoopa yogurt... Perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                      I get Fage when it's on sale or "reduced," and whatever other Greek yogurt is on sale when it's not. They're good, but no, not the same. Tho the Chobani passionfruit makes me giggle every time because of the way the seeds pop/crunch!

                                                                                                                                                                      I didn't eat breakfast daily till recently, and one of these (sans additional toppings, thos you guys listed some yummy ones) is now my go-to. I'm pleases that it's so high in protein. I've got to try that kohlrabi recipe! I don't think I've ever even had kohlrabi before, but now I WANT to!

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: juster

                                                                                                                                                                        I like the total 0% or 2% with honey. First I take my spoon and scoop up a bit of honey and then scoop a bit of yogurt and then eat it. The flavors combine together in my mouth. I eat the entire thing that way until I'm scraping every last bit in the end. I wish they were a little bigger though. I love the flavor of the 2% better than the 0%. It tastes more like cream and it's milder. The 0% is definitely tangier. I've tried the one with cherries and I just went back to the one with honey. It's truly addictive.

                                                                                                                                                                      2. Got to be 2% or 0% with honey, banana and granola. I don't particularly like bananas, but eat them because I know I should. Now, with yogurt and honey, I actually enjoy the bananas.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. The blueberry-acai Fage is so wonderful. Normally I don't particularly like sweet things, and I generally dislike preserves and jam, but the blueberry-acai version makes me batty. I wish I could get their preserves separately, as it's so wasteful--money-wise and packaging-wise--to go through those little packages, sometimes to the tune of three a day.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. I like a Fage Strawberry Banana Smoothie once in a while.