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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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  1. 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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    1. re: leahinsc

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

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      1. re: Candy

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

        1. re: leahinsc

          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.

          1. re: Candy

            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.

            1. re: leahinsc

              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.

            2. re: Candy

              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.

              1. re: maryv

                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. 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.

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          1. 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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            1. re: glorypea

              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...

              1. re: glorypea

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

                1. re: glorypea

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

                  1. re: chowser

                    Fage tsatsiki is awful. Tasteless

                    1. re: emilief

                      Really? I thought it was rather good.

                      1. re: Budino

                        I like their tsatziki very much.

                2. 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.

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                  1. 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...

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

                      1. 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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                        1. re: creativeusername

                          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....

                          1. re: torta basilica

                            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?

                            1. re: creativeusername

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

                            2. re: torta basilica

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

                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                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.

                          2. 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. 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. 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. 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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                                  1. re: deibu

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

                                  2. 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.

                                    1. 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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                                      1. re: Emellon

                                        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.