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I now understand the fuss about Fage...

kallis33 Aug 27, 2007 12:45 PM

I just ate my first ever container of Fage yogurt.

OH. MY. GOD.

That stuff is freaking amazing!

I will be going to the grocery store right after work. Must buy more. Kallis33 has gone Fage and she's not going back!

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    leahinsc RE: kallis33 Aug 27, 2007 12:52 PM

    Ah....soon Fage will attain total domination....no longer will we be able to stomach a sickeningly sweet spoonful of Yoplait or the runny consitency of Breyer's....we will all be FAGE-ites!!! We will chant together and make our supermarkets carry 2%, or even the full fat...or, yes, even the wonderful Fage with honey and then we will buy, buy, buy it...forsaking all other yogurts.

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      potterybliss RE: leahinsc Aug 27, 2007 07:28 PM

      As a recent Fage convert myself, I find myself salivating at the thought. It's the flavor, the taste, the texture, the everything. I've found 2% flavors at FreshMarket near my office. It's bliss...

    2. Candy RE: kallis33 Aug 27, 2007 12:57 PM

      Wait until you taste your first contaner of Liberte. You may become seriously conflicted.

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        leahinsc RE: Candy Aug 27, 2007 01:00 PM

        ok, I'll bite...what is Liberte and where have you found it and can it actually rival FAGE????

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          Candy RE: leahinsc Aug 27, 2007 01:19 PM

          I get it at my local Co-op. It is a Canadian product and oh my goodness is it wonderful. The walut and plum is dessert for breakfast. I think someone mentioned some sightings at Whole Foods? We don't have one anywhere near us so I cannt confirm. It is certainly worth looking for.

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            leahinsc RE: Candy Aug 27, 2007 01:28 PM

            Is it cow's milk yogurt? What's the fat content? See, I'm not so keen on flavors as i am just the consistency of the FAGE...nevertheless, I'll look for it.

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              LindaWhit RE: leahinsc Aug 27, 2007 01:33 PM

              Leah, check here: http://www.liberte.qc.ca/en/page.ch2?... Here's what's available in the U.S. - http://www.liberte.qc.ca/en/page.ch2?... - scroll down and you can see where it's sold.

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              maryv RE: Candy Aug 27, 2007 05:57 PM

              Yes, I get it at Whole Foods in the Boston area. Mmmm. Whole Foods also has water buffalo yogurt (I forget who makes it) that should be quite appealing to Fage lovers.

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                kallis33 RE: maryv Aug 31, 2007 10:19 AM

                I found Liberte when I went to buy more Fage last night at the Golden Goose Market in the North End of Boston. I literally squealed with delight upon finding a container of 2% Fage with honey! Especially since it was the last one. I purchased some of both and will be comparing the two brands this weekend. I think they are going to start referring to me as Yogurt Girl at that store.

        2. monavano RE: kallis33 Aug 27, 2007 12:58 PM

          I had a luscious bowl of fage at a local chain called Bread and Chocolate. There is no going back, simply none. It was served with honey and walnuts (plus some berries from my DH's french toast). I will be scoping out the nearby Trader Joes and Whole Foods to get me some soon.

          www.piealamona.blogspot.com

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            glorypea RE: kallis33 Aug 27, 2007 01:01 PM

            I'm a Fage lover myself, and someone who generally avoids all low-fat/non-fat products. Except with Fage - their whole milk yogurt delivers a whopping 90% RDA of fat! Fortunately, their low-fat is delicious enough. Try it in Tzatziki with grilled meat...mmm....

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              leahinsc RE: glorypea Aug 27, 2007 01:07 PM

              I know, I know (she said weeping)...the fat content.....but the taste..I'll give up ice cream, cheese, whatever it takes so i can occasionally have the Fage with honey...

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                dude RE: glorypea Aug 27, 2007 01:45 PM

                I use it to make tzatziki all the time. Fab-u-lous.

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                  chowser RE: glorypea Aug 27, 2007 02:02 PM

                  I just saw Fage tsatziki at Trader Joe's. Has anyone tried it?

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                    emilief RE: chowser Aug 29, 2007 04:13 PM

                    Fage tsatsiki is awful. Tasteless

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                      Budino RE: emilief Aug 31, 2007 07:32 PM

                      Really? I thought it was rather good.

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                        bryan RE: Budino Sep 2, 2007 05:49 PM

                        I like their tsatziki very much.

                2. arizonagirl RE: kallis33 Aug 27, 2007 07:20 PM

                  I just had it for the first time a week ago and I'm hooked. I got the 0% and put a little bit of honey and some blueberries. It's delicious.

                  www.foodhuntersguide.blogspot.com

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                    bulavinaka RE: kallis33 Aug 27, 2007 08:36 PM

                    Place the Fage in some cheesecloth and hang it from a wooden spoon over a mixing bowl overnight in the fridge and you'll end up with some great yogurt cheese as well... Honey and pistachios with a seasoning of cardomom and you're off to the races...

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                      itryalot RE: kallis33 Aug 28, 2007 11:25 AM

                      Liberte is OMG awesome. Their tzatziki is to die for!

                      1. creativeusername RE: kallis33 Aug 29, 2007 01:39 PM

                        Welcome to the club! (Someone teach her the secret handshake.)

                        My husband went grocery shopping this morning, came back all proud of himself and said "I grabbed the last of the Fage just as some skinny chick was headed for it! YEAH!"

                        I don't know anyone willing to go to battle in a grocery store over the last of the Yoplait.

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                          torta basilica RE: creativeusername Aug 29, 2007 02:40 PM

                          This might be heresy, but I actually prefer TJ's Mediterranean yougert over Fage - it's less chalky & just as think & creamy. Bring it on....

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                            creativeusername RE: torta basilica Aug 29, 2007 03:53 PM

                            Never tried it. Certainly wouldn't flog you for it. There's a TJ's about 40 miles from me which, in Atlanta, is about an hour and a half drive...would you say it's so significantly better that it's worth 3 hours of driving with a cooler?

                            P.S. You think Fage is chalky?

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                              torta basilica RE: creativeusername Aug 29, 2007 06:05 PM

                              I don't know. If you're happy with Fage and can get it locally, I'd let sleeping dogs lie...

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                              LindaWhit RE: torta basilica Aug 29, 2007 04:38 PM

                              Will have to try it. I've seen several CHers recommend it. My hand just naturally drifts to the Fage at TJs. :-)

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                                torta basilica RE: LindaWhit Aug 29, 2007 06:04 PM

                                I did a side by side and... the Mediterranean won. I didn't think Fage was chalky until I compared it to this, but that's the best way I can describe the difference.

                                And, in the interest of full disclosure, it was 2% Fage and I believe full fat Mediterranean, so perhaps not apples & apples.

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                            piccola RE: kallis33 Aug 29, 2007 07:34 PM

                            I wrote Fage recently about buying their yogurt in Canada. Here's the official reply:

                            Thank you for your e-mail and interest in our FAGE Total Greek yogurts. Unfortunately, due to 100% duty restrictions and quotas on yogurts, we are unable to export to Canada at this time. We are working on finding a solution and hopefully sell in Canada in the near future. In the meantime, I would suggest stocking up with FAGE Total 0% on your next trip to NY. I have seen so many Canadian people doing that.

                            1. jinet12 RE: kallis33 Aug 31, 2007 07:01 PM

                              Okay, so I had read so much about Fage, that I had to break down and go find it, which I did at Wholefoods...OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Love it, especially the one with honey....Cannot live without it now!

                              1. NeNePie RE: kallis33 Sep 1, 2007 12:04 AM

                                last night I was starving in the middle of the night, and there was only the dust from the bottom of a box of brown sugar frosted mini wheats and some fage 2%. I put the fage on top of the mini wheat dust and topped it with a bit of honey. Amazing! Like baklava with cream on it!

                                1. deibu RE: kallis33 Sep 1, 2007 01:05 PM

                                  I appreciate all the suggestions I've found on here as well. Got some at the Fresh Market last night for the first time, and in need of suggestions to use it up! By itself I'm pretty impressed by the taste so far.

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                                    creativeusername RE: deibu Sep 3, 2007 09:31 AM

                                    There is a recent thread called "how do you fage?" Should give you MORE than enough ideas.

                                  2. typetive RE: kallis33 Sep 4, 2007 05:02 PM

                                    Anyone know if they use bovine growth hormone in the milk? I'm guessing since it's a product of Greece that's a no.

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                                      Emellon RE: kallis33 Mar 29, 2009 08:13 PM

                                      One of the best things about visiting family in Greece is the awesome food, and Fage is no exception. Sadly, I live in Canada and have yet to see it in stores; I have to satisfy my yogurt and honey cravings by using regular plain yogurt, which is just too runny. Does anyone know if it's in Canada yet and if so, where did you see it?

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                                        Jasz RE: Emellon Mar 29, 2009 11:06 PM

                                        I've written to them a couple of times requesting that they bring Fage to Canada and they say that it's doubtful because of customs caps on yogurt imports and high duties. Keeping my fingers crossed though.

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