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In case you're always running out of Fage yogurt, like me

coll Aug 22, 2007 09:09 AM

Went to my local grocery to pick up a couple of the 17z on sale for $3.99 but of course they were out. They had lots of new flavors in the little size, including a tsatiki sauce. But then I saw something I had only dreamed of: a kilo size (35.3z) and only $7.99. Hope they keep stocking it, that'll last me about a week.

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  1. creativeusername RE: coll Aug 22, 2007 01:35 PM

    OMG...running out?! That would be HORRIBLE! I went to my grocer last night and they finally got in another batch (they special order for me b/c no one else in Podunk GA will eat it...the poor souls) so I checked the expiration date and counted as many days and then threw in two more for good measure. I'd rather eat three on the expiration date than run out before I can replace!

    It's crack in a tub.

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      LindaWhit RE: creativeusername Aug 22, 2007 04:54 PM

      SELL by date - not EAT by date. Which means you have at least another week past that date. Go back and get more! LOL

    2. Ruth Lafler RE: coll Aug 22, 2007 02:46 PM

      Apparently Costco will be carrying the large size -- at least, some in the Bay Area will be, starting this week.

      That size would last me about a week, too: I eat one-third of the 500 gram containers every morning for breakfast.

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        brendastarlet RE: Ruth Lafler Aug 22, 2007 02:52 PM

        You must all be really healthy people! In my experience, you can safely eat it for about 10 days past the expiration date. You'll know when you open it if you can't.

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          coll RE: brendastarlet Aug 22, 2007 03:56 PM

          I always LIKED yogurt, but never CRAVED it until now!

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            Ruth Lafler RE: brendastarlet Aug 22, 2007 04:37 PM

            I'm trying to be healthy! Since I'm not really hungry in the morning, it's not like I'm sacrificing a big breakfast, more that I know some nonfat Total (with a spoonful of marmalade or jam) will keep me going until lunch and seems to help me manage my weight better than something like a bagel.

            And yeah, it keeps pretty well. Although I did open a new container last week -- well before the sell date -- that had a rather scary looking lump of mold on top (apparently contaminated at the time of packaging). Since I bought it at TJ's it was no problem taking it back, and the replacement was as good as ever.

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              MikeG RE: brendastarlet Aug 25, 2007 04:11 AM

              I won't admit to details from personal experience (lol), but you can eat most fermented dairy products way more than 10 days past the expiration date if unopened. And yeah, if you can't tell when they're rotten (they're like eggs that way), you probably shouldn't go into a kitchen unsupervised to begin with. ;)

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: Ruth Lafler Aug 26, 2007 02:36 PM

              woo-hoo! another excuse to go to costco. anyone know if the l.a. stores will be carrying it?

            3. Jennalynn RE: coll Aug 22, 2007 04:42 PM

              Has anyone tried the Trader Joe's Greek Style?

              How does it stack up?

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                Ruth Lafler RE: Jennalynn Aug 22, 2007 08:47 PM

                I don't think it's as good. The full-fat is almost as good, but the nonfat is definitely not as good. Obviously a lot of people agree with me, or they wouldn't carry both.

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                  goodhealthgourmet RE: Jennalynn Aug 26, 2007 02:34 PM

                  actually, i'll throw in a vote for tj's nonfat greek yogurt. i happen to think it's just as good as - if not better than - the fage [which i've been eating since i first discovered it back in the mid '90's in nyc]...plus, buying tj's brand is obviously more cost-effective :)

                2. wino22 RE: coll Aug 22, 2007 04:50 PM

                  I need to find this FAGE stuff. I am out in the boonies now, and Safeway doesn't carry it. Sounds like a trip into town to TJs is in order...

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                    creativeusername RE: wino22 Aug 23, 2007 04:20 AM

                    So you haven't tried it yet? You will love it, you will become addicted, you will crave it, and its an expensive habit. You have been warned.

                    I can't buy the big buckets because I have no portion control abilities. I would eat the entire thing with a serving spoon! It's bad enough yesterday I ate two of the smallies. Good thing I'm a 0%-er. Guilt free. :)

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                      wino22 RE: creativeusername Aug 23, 2007 11:35 AM

                      Thank you for the warning... I am going to find this stuff this weekend if it kills me!

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                        SweetPea RE: creativeusername Aug 25, 2007 11:07 AM

                        I think you are related to my husband. I used to buy the stuff and hide it. Under the celery was good until lo and behold he started eating celery. I may have to keep it at the neighbor's house if I decide to buy again - and it is a 40 min. drive and I get s spoonful? - ehhh!

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                          creativeusername RE: SweetPea Aug 26, 2007 06:26 AM

                          Lol. The best place in my fridge for something to become invisible is if it's in close proximity to leftovers. Try hiding it there. ;>)

                          P.S. I just had a 0% with honey and fresh peaches for breakfast which means I have to go through the rest of my day knowing that I already had my ration. :(

                    2. Pollo RE: coll Aug 22, 2007 09:25 PM

                      Costco in Bay Area (Danville) has it....the 0% variety...1 kg for US$6.99.....

                      1. Melanie RE: coll Aug 23, 2007 12:41 PM

                        See, that wouldn't work for me. I have to by the 8oz containers, or I will end up hurting myself - it's SO GOOD!

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                          Fleur RE: coll Aug 25, 2007 12:57 AM

                          I buy the individual 7 oz 2% containers by the dozen at Fairway.

                          My DH figured out that that the smaller containers are cheaper per ounce than the larger 17 1/2 containers. I can't do math in my head to save my life.

                          The expiration date should be viewed as a guideline. Depending oin whether you are buying at a reliable store that stores things well you can enjoy them a month after the date on the cover. Mine never last that long.

                          I eat it the plain with Splenda, Almond Extract, and a little Jam. I also use it in salad dressings to replace part of Mayonnaise. I used it in Meatloaf last time to replace the Sour Cream in the recipe, and it was the best Meat Loaf ever.

                          Sadly, my DH despises yogurt.

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                            Ruth Lafler RE: Fleur Aug 25, 2007 10:17 AM

                            Fleur, that just leaves more for you!

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                              SweetPea RE: Fleur Aug 26, 2007 08:58 AM

                              Sadly, my DH despises yogurt.

                              LUCKY YOU!!

                            2. jinet12 RE: coll Aug 26, 2007 08:36 AM

                              Sorry for the ignorance, but what is "Fage Yogurt?"..A brand of yogurt? If so, why do people like it, and where does one get it?

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                                writergirl RE: jinet12 Aug 26, 2007 09:03 AM

                                It's a brand of delicious, thick, creamy, Greek-style yogurt. It comes in regular, 2% and non-fat. Even the non-fat is thick and delicious, it's hard to believe it's non-fat. You can get it at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. It's better than any yogurt I've ever had, and I like yogurt.

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                                  SweetPea RE: jinet12 Aug 26, 2007 09:08 AM

                                  Yes it is a brand. I heard about it on this board and found it at an Earth Fare that is quite a drive from me. I ate a spoon full of it and thought "oh this is dangerous" and put it away. Next day = no yogurt. I ask husband what happened to the yogurt and he hangs his head and says "I could not help myself, it was so good". Thick rich creamy yogurt that makes you realize you never really had yogurt before. And I thought the organic stuff was good. No comparison.

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                                    creativeusername RE: jinet12 Aug 26, 2007 04:18 PM

                                    It's what Dannon wants to be when it grows up.

                                    My sister described it as "yogurt...only more intense." I'd agree and add that the texture is firmer, the consistency a bit like homemade egg custard. It's definitely not yogurt for non-yogurt lovers. It's yogurt for people who want more from their yogurt.

                                    And it's got something like twice the protein of standard yogurt. Great health-food.

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                                      LindaWhit RE: creativeusername Aug 26, 2007 06:34 PM

                                      And also an excellent substitute for sour cream, such as today when I didn't have the full cup of sour cream needed for the Lemon Blueberry Sour Cream Cake I was making. Topped off the 1 cup measuring cup with about 1/4 cup of Fage Total Full-Fat Yogurt. Worked perfectly.

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                                        Yaqo Homo RE: LindaWhit Aug 26, 2007 09:23 PM

                                        absolutely! Goes great on Mexican food, a la sour cream, too.

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                                          coll RE: LindaWhit Aug 27, 2007 02:47 AM

                                          I've been substituting 100% of yougurt for sour cream in baking for awhile now, there's no problem.
                                          I also use on top of berries instead of whipped cream, and on top of pickled herrings instead of sour cream: never told my husband but he seems to eat more than usual nowadays.

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                                        QueenB RE: jinet12 Aug 27, 2007 05:10 AM

                                        jinet12, you can find it at Central Market or Whole Foods around here.

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