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Prices for Fage Yogurt

I was just wondering what prices other people are paying for the 500 g size of Fage unflavored yogurt, at any fat percentage. I currently pay about $7.50, for the 2%, at Bristol Farms in L.A., but since I like to eat it everyday, I was wondering if it's signifcantly cheaper at any other retailers? I am also interested in what it costs in other parts of the country. TIA.

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  1. i believe it's about 5 dollars at trader joes'.

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    1. re: trolley

      Thanks. What area of the country are you in? I haven't seen it at the TJ's I usually go to in Burbank and Westchester. But then, I may not be looking hard enough.

      1. re: PommeDeGuerre

        i'm in pasadena. i've seen it in all the TJ's i go to which include pasadena, w.hollywood on santa monica blvd and la brea. it's right there w/ the rest of the yogurts. they seem to sell out very quickly and I see the 0% more often than the 2%

    2. 4.59 at Trader Joes In Los Angeles... the La Brea and Third store.

      1. Thanks, Trolley and Jennalynn. I need to open my eyes and ask more questions it appears.

        1. I pay $4.39 at Trader Joes in Boston and its the same price at Whole Foods (believe it or not) in Boston

          glad I don't live in LA

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          1. re: bitsubeats

            Pricey it can be indeed, but you just have to look around a little more (or ask questions on Chowhound.)

          2. I've seen it cost from $4.59 to $5.79 all over Manhattan (NYC).

            1. Fage is great. Fage can be a little $$ for yogurt. If you shop at TJ's, give their Greek-style and Mediterranean-style cheese (labneh) yogurts a try. I'm not knocking or trying to dethrone Fage - it is yogurt's version of 800-thread count Egytian cotton bedsheets, but TJ's versions hold up well to Fage and are markedly lower in price.

              1. in a recent post about fage yogurt someone mentioned that costco was going to start carrying it in northern california, so i think we should be on the lookout for it here, too - wouldn't that be nice! i'm guessing it would be the best bargain of all.

                in the meantime, as other posters said, tj's definitely has the best price. you can also try their house brand, which is even cheaper, and just as good IMO.

                1. Thanks for all of the replies so far, and I will give TJ's Greek Style a shot as well, but Fage is pretty damn good (obviously, I was paying over $7 for what is effectively two cups of infected milk, and still wasn't crying about it that loudly.)

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                  1. re: PommeDeGuerre

                    If you like labneh, the TJ's Mediterranean-style cheese yogurt is quite amazing - honey and crushed pistachios will seal the deal.

                    1. re: bulavinaka

                      Embarassingly, I have never heard of labneh, but will Google it, Thanks for the rec.

                      Edit: So the the labneh IS the yogurt cheese, and I agree with you that the addition of honey and nuts plays well with many yogurts/cultured dairy prods.

                      1. re: PommeDeGuerre

                        If you like things flavored with rosewater/syrup, just a little works well with this combination as well - pretty much a common classic combination in the Middle East, particularly with Persian desserts/sweets. I was thrown aback by rosewater as a food ingredient at first, but now I get it every chance I can when it presents itself as an option.

                  2. For what size? I've seen the 6 oz as low as $1.99 in NYC.

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                    1. re: MrsT

                      The OP said 500 grams, which, I believe, is around 16 ounces? We only have the small sizes here in SW FL that I've ever seen, but I'm very happy that we even can buy it!!!!

                      1. re: Val

                        Indeed, roughly a pint's worth or half a liter volumetrically.

                      2. re: MrsT

                        $1.99 is actually on the high side here; Fairway and I think Trader Joe's sell it for $1.69, I've seen it for $1.79 somewhere too...

                        Ironically, at least the last time I checked, the 500g containers sometimes work out to be more expensive on a per unit basis so, as always, it pays *not* to assume that "economy sizes" really are economical....

                        1. re: MrsT

                          That is a high price! The small ones are $1.69 and $1.79 (the ones w/honey and such) at Fairway. I just bought the 17.6 oz (500g) Fage Total at Fairway for $4.39. They have an even larger tub too; but I haven't bought that one yet so can't recall the price I saw in the store.

                          Edit: this is the Fairway on Bway at 74th St.

                        2. Costco in Richmond CA has 1000 gm cartons of 0% for "$7 something" (DH can't remember the price but said it's :a heck of lot better that TJ's!"

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                          1. re: Stephanie Wong

                            Did they have any with fat at any percentage?

                            1. re: PommeDeGuerre

                              Not yet; try submitting a request to Costco (I've found them to be responsive in the past although I don't always like the response),

                                1. re: Stephanie Wong

                                  Indeed they are. I once requested them to replace 1 flavor in the Larabar variety box, and I was happy to see few months later they implemented the switch and included my favorite flavor!

                              1. $2.09 for 200 g (slightly more than 7 oz) and $5.49 for 500 g (slightly more than 17 oz) at Phoenicia Specialty Foods in Houston. I haven't been to WF or Central Market in quite some time, 2 other places likely to carry it. We have no TJs and only 2 Costcos, neither near me. (16 Sam's stores - they don't carry it).

                                1. Follow up:

                                  Found 2% at Trader Joe's for $4.59, per recs above. Tried Trader Joe's own Greek Style @ 2% as well. IMO it was not quite as creamy nor as flavorful as Fage, but it is half the price and I still enjoyed it.

                                  1. At Fairway in Red Hook, the 500 g (17.5 ox) is $4.59, 26 cents per ounce. The 7 oz is $1.69 is 24 cents per ounce. No bargain in the larger size!

                                    1. $4.95 last Sunday at Trader Joe's, Falls Church, VA. Full fat and 0% same price. The full fat is FABULOUS, but have not yet tried the 0%

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                                      1. re: alkapal

                                        Hmm, I think I pay a little less than that for the same at TJ's in Silver Spring.

                                      2. $4.79 at TJs in the MA area.

                                        1. Since I see that you're in LA, you should try the homemade yorgurt at C&K. I don't know what prices are today, but if it's anywhere close to what it was a few years ago, it's significantly cheaper than Fage and I find it much better.
                                          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/54179

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                                          1. re: E Eto

                                            I'll give it a shot. I tried Trader Joes Greek at the suggestion of other posters, and it is very good, but not quite Fage.

                                          2. $4.59 or 4.79 for the 500g 0% Fage at Whole Foods in Nebraska. I don't like to buy individual sized things because of all the packaging, so I don't know how much those are here.

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                                            1. re: jnstarla

                                              The 0% in the large tubs is cheaper per ounce than the small tubs, because the small tubs of the 0% are smaller than the 2% (5 oz. vs. 7 oz.). So three small tubs of the 0% is slightly less than the 500 gram tub, while three small tubs of the 2% is more than 500 grams. Three small tubs of 0% at $1.79 is $5.37, so $4.79 for 500 grams is a small saving. And like jnstarla, I prefer less packaging as well. Now I'm buying the 1000 gram tubs at Costco for $6.99, which is a big savings!

                                              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                Wow, that is cheap! I can't wait until Costco opens here!

                                                1. re: jnstarla

                                                  Not all Costcos carry it, though, so you might have to lobby the one you (might) shop at.

                                                  1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                    has anyone spotted it in the l.a. stores yet?

                                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                      If they get this at the L.A. Costcos, it would be great. Ruth, where are you?

                                                      1. re: PommeDeGuerre

                                                        Bay Area. And not all the Bay Area Costcos carry it -- only a couple (I get it at the Costco in Richmond, which is quite near Berkeley and has a somewhat more "gourmet" selection of foods).

                                            2. $4.59 at Trader Joe's in a suburb of Chicago.

                                              1. Is it me or has the sizes become smaller?

                                                5.3oz instead of 7oz for the same price

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                                                1. re: tom porc

                                                  I noticed weight is different for different degrees of fatness. IIRC, 5% was around 5oz. and 2% was 7oz.

                                                  1. re: welle

                                                    That's right. And the 0% is also 5oz.

                                                      1. re: tom porc

                                                        yeah, that baffles me I understand higher fat (i.e. higher caloric) yogurt coming in lesser quantity to sort of equalize calories for 1 portion containers, but 0% coming in lesser quantity doesn't make sense...

                                                        1. re: welle

                                                          You'll have to ask Fage -- I'm just reporting what I've observed.

                                                            1. re: tom porc

                                                              So the package size is 150g, instead of 200g, without the price changing? I guess that's one way to increase your margins.

                                                2. prices vary in the ny/nj area
                                                  i paid $3.99 at Jerry's in Englewood, NJ on Saturday for the 500gms
                                                  and for the 200 gms-$1.69

                                                  I have also purchased the smaller 200 grams at Corrado's in Clifton for for as little as 99cents-i think it has been when expiration date has been almost expired

                                                  1. I am paying $5.00 and thought that was too high! Man, I love the midwest!!!!!!!!

                                                    1. This can differ from store to store, but I've found the 500 gram size to be the most expensive per gram, which is why I don't purchase it. I find the single size portions tend to be cheaper. At this health food store near me, single size portion is $1.79. I get the large size (forgot how many grams) at Whole Foods for eight bucks -- cheapest I've found (though I haven't checked at Trader Joe's lately). Problem with the large one is that there's no 2% (my favorite) and end up getting the 0% instead.

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                                                      1. re: Miss Needle

                                                        not that this helps if you really want the 2%, but Costco carries Kilo (1000-gram) tubs of the 0% for $6.59. so if you ever make it to the new Harlem store...

                                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                          I just bought 2 tubs of the 0% @ 6.59 in Costco on Monday and had no idea they are selling it. That's a good price for the rather costly Fage.

                                                          1. re: HillJ

                                                            i know! i had stopped eating it several years ago when they shifted their production to NY, because i felt the quality had really suffered and i didn't like it anymore. it was chalky, sour, and just not good. but when i saw that deal at Costco i *had* to give it another shot, and you know, i was impressed and pleased - it was more like i remember the original product being when they shipped it from Greece. i guess they finally worked out the kinks in their US production facility. i'm very happy about it because it's yet another way to recoup the investment i made in a yearly Costco membership for just myself, AND the larger containers generate less waste than all those small individual serving cups.

                                                            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                              Good points all around, ghg. I also enjoy this yogurt and use it in place of higher fats in nearly all my baking...'cept cheesecake...I make no sub's there. But nothing beats a serving of Fage and fresh fruit to my thinking.

                                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                Agree on all counts! I had stopped buying the Fage at Costco after my first sub-par US-made batch, but I bought some recently and it was much better. And it's cheaper than it was when it was made in Greeece (it was $6.99 at my local Costco). One problem is that not all Costcos in my area carry it, but fortunately one that's in an area I visit weekly does.

                                                                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                  A woman at the Publix checkout line who was behind me the other night had 2 of the large containers of the 0%--I said to her: "Isn't that stuff magical?" She squealed and said real excitedly "Have you tried it with honey?" It was just funny!

                                                            2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                              Wow! That is a good price! Unfortunately, I don't think we're really cut out to shop at Costco as of yet. There's a limited amount of space in our apartment and I'm already having issues shopping at regular markets and finding space for everything. But thanks anyway. If we ever get a larger place and entertain getting a membership, the yogurt thing will definitely be a factor to take into consideration.

                                                              1. re: Miss Needle

                                                                If you have a good friend who shops at Costco you can always ask them to pick it up for you when they go. My former roommate and I had a standing "when you go here, bring me back this" order for years (in that case it was, "when you go to San Wong, bring me an order of baby shrimp with hot pepper sauce" but the principle is the same).

                                                                1. re: Miss Needle

                                                                  Wow, the 500 gram one costs $8 at Whole Foods in NYC now? The WF in Berkeley now carries the 1000g one for $8.19, more than Costco charges, but less than two 500g tubs at Trader Joe's, where they are $4.59 each. Have you checked at Trader Joe's in Manhattan, Miss Needle?

                                                                  1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                                                    Oh no. That would be pretty outrageous. The 1000 g tub is $8 at Whole Foods, which is the cheapest I've seen it at a regular market -- though that Fairway price is really good. I should check out the Upper West Side location in Manhattan and see if it's the same price.

                                                                  2. re: Miss Needle

                                                                    yeah, i was really conflicted about getting a Costco membership again when i moved back here to California, particularly since it's just me and my new little house at the beach is somewhat short on storage space (though undoubtedly better than an NYC apt). when i was back East my folks lived very close by, and they have a huge basement, so they kept a stash of my beloved Kirkland toilet paper and green tea bags and i would just stop by their house at regular intervals and stock up :) unfortunately those are two staples i'd rather not live without, so i got the membership, and am now finding creative ways to store everything here - it certainly wasn't designed to accommodate ginormous 36-roll packages of toilet paper! the best solution i've heard so far was from a friend whose parents live in NYC, love Costco, but don't have the space in their apartment to store everything - they keep the paper products in the trunk of their car!!!

                                                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                      I'm a NYer now in LA... and I also use my cars trunk as storage for the Costco paper stuff. Works great.

                                                              2. I pay $6.69 for 1,000 grams 0% at Fairway in Red Hook, Brooklyn

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                                                                1. re: Jack_

                                                                  wow, i'm impressed that it's only 10 cents more in NY than it is here!

                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                    And that's without paying the $50 year membership

                                                                2. I usually buy the one-liter (1000 grams) of 0 percent at Costco and I noticed today that the price had actually gone down -- from $6.49 to $5.59. Maybe we're finally seeing some benefit to the fact they are now producing it in the US instead of importing it from Greece.

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                                                                  1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                    I don't belong to any price clubs...but Publix was SOLD out of the 0% Fage this afternoon AND Chobani 0%--I think the Fage price was $1.40 for the small cup of plain 0%...Chobani was $1.20...kinda nice to see folks buying more of the good stuff, though!

                                                                    1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                      @Ruth, i noticed the same thing yesterday! it's only $5.49 here in LA.

                                                                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                        And they literally have enough to fill a pallet at the Culver City/Marina del Rey store. Our pooch (a real Chowhound) loves Fage in his food. I think we've spoiled him. We've tried giving him regular plain yogurt - turns his nose. We've even tried giving him Trader Joe's version of Greek yogurt - even the full-fat version - no. It has to be Fage now - 0% us fine, according to him. Go figure.

                                                                        1. re: bulavinaka

                                                                          that's my store too :) they moved it to a different case, so i panicked the other day when i couldn't find it at first! i actually like the TJ's, but with these larger Fage containers at least i generate a little less waste when i don't have time (or presence of mind) to make my own yogurt.