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PommeDeGuerre Sep 7, 2007 10:16 PM

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.

  1. Ruth Lafler Oct 9, 2010 03:07 PM

    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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      Val Oct 9, 2010 03:16 PM

      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
        goodhealthgourmet Oct 9, 2010 06:32 PM

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

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          bulavinaka Oct 10, 2010 09:35 AM

          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
            goodhealthgourmet Oct 10, 2010 10:03 AM

            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.

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        Jack_ Dec 9, 2009 04:34 PM

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

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        1. re: Jack_
          goodhealthgourmet Dec 9, 2009 07:22 PM

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

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            Jack_ Dec 10, 2009 02:20 AM

            And that's without paying the $50 year membership

        2. Miss Needle Dec 9, 2009 06:46 AM

          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
            goodhealthgourmet Dec 9, 2009 10:02 AM

            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
              HillJ Dec 9, 2009 10:39 AM

              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
                goodhealthgourmet Dec 9, 2009 10:55 AM

                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
                  HillJ Dec 9, 2009 11:24 AM

                  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
                    Ruth Lafler Dec 9, 2009 12:07 PM

                    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
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                      Val Dec 9, 2009 05:43 PM

                      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
                  Miss Needle Dec 9, 2009 01:01 PM

                  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
                    Ruth Lafler Dec 9, 2009 02:51 PM

                    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
                      Caitlin McGrath Dec 9, 2009 04:01 PM

                      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
                        Miss Needle Dec 9, 2009 07:42 PM

                        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
                        goodhealthgourmet Dec 9, 2009 04:09 PM

                        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
                          Jennalynn Dec 9, 2009 04:54 PM

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

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                    mj86mj Dec 9, 2009 06:34 AM

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

                    1. jpr54_1 Sep 30, 2007 11:23 AM

                      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

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                        tom porc Sep 29, 2007 11:54 PM

                        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
                          welle Oct 1, 2007 07:28 AM

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

                          1. re: welle
                            Ruth Lafler Oct 1, 2007 09:02 AM

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

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                              tom porc Oct 3, 2007 12:20 AM

                              So what is the logic in that?

                              1. re: tom porc
                                welle Oct 3, 2007 09:13 AM

                                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
                                  Ruth Lafler Oct 3, 2007 09:19 AM

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

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                                    tom porc Oct 4, 2007 01:00 AM

                                    I emailed Fage. Awaiting reply.

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                                      PommeDeGuerre Oct 4, 2007 08:12 PM

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

                                      1. re: PommeDeGuerre
                                        alkapal Dec 10, 2009 03:47 AM

                                        ...or pay your increased costs.....

                        2. Chew on That Sep 28, 2007 09:05 AM

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

                          1. jnstarla Sep 25, 2007 11:17 AM

                            $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
                              Ruth Lafler Sep 25, 2007 12:12 PM

                              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
                                jnstarla Sep 25, 2007 12:42 PM

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

                                1. re: jnstarla
                                  Ruth Lafler Sep 25, 2007 01:24 PM

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

                                  1. re: Ruth Lafler
                                    goodhealthgourmet Sep 25, 2007 01:30 PM

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

                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                      PommeDeGuerre Sep 26, 2007 04:58 PM

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

                                      1. re: PommeDeGuerre
                                        Ruth Lafler Sep 26, 2007 05:29 PM

                                        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).

                                        1. re: Ruth Lafler
                                          PommeDeGuerre Sep 26, 2007 07:39 PM

                                          Thanks.

                            2. E Eto Sep 25, 2007 10:47 AM

                              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
                                PommeDeGuerre Sep 26, 2007 05:00 PM

                                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. LindaWhit Sep 25, 2007 09:16 AM

                                $4.79 at TJs in the MA area.

                                1. alkapal Sep 25, 2007 09:04 AM

                                  $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
                                    Chocolatechipkt Sep 28, 2007 09:24 AM

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

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                                    Fleur Sep 24, 2007 01:17 AM

                                    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. PommeDeGuerre Sep 22, 2007 04:53 PM

                                      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.

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                                        brucesw Sep 9, 2007 03:54 PM

                                        $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. Stephanie Wong Sep 8, 2007 08:49 PM

                                          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
                                            PommeDeGuerre Sep 8, 2007 10:38 PM

                                            Did they have any with fat at any percentage?

                                            1. re: PommeDeGuerre
                                              Stephanie Wong Sep 9, 2007 04:07 PM

                                              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
                                                PommeDeGuerre Sep 10, 2007 12:58 AM

                                                Thanks, Stephanie. I'll give it a shot.

                                                1. re: Stephanie Wong
                                                  welle Sep 25, 2007 10:56 AM

                                                  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!

                                              2. re: Stephanie Wong
                                                Ruth Lafler Sep 24, 2007 11:40 PM

                                                $6.99. Only the zero percent, though.

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                                                MrsT Sep 8, 2007 04:47 PM

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

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                                                  Val Sep 8, 2007 04:58 PM

                                                  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
                                                    PommeDeGuerre Sep 8, 2007 05:10 PM

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

                                                  2. re: MrsT
                                                    MikeG Sep 8, 2007 10:09 PM

                                                    $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
                                                      LNG212 Sep 25, 2007 05:45 AM

                                                      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. PommeDeGuerre Sep 8, 2007 03:59 PM

                                                      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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                                                        bulavinaka Sep 8, 2007 04:26 PM

                                                        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
                                                          PommeDeGuerre Sep 8, 2007 04:40 PM

                                                          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
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                                                            bulavinaka Sep 8, 2007 05:02 PM

                                                            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. goodhealthgourmet Sep 8, 2007 03:06 PM

                                                        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.

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                                                          bulavinaka Sep 8, 2007 02:55 PM

                                                          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. vvvindaloo Sep 8, 2007 02:29 PM

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

                                                            1. bitsubeats Sep 8, 2007 01:24 PM

                                                              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
                                                                PommeDeGuerre Sep 8, 2007 02:20 PM

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

                                                              2. PommeDeGuerre Sep 7, 2007 10:57 PM

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

                                                                1. Jennalynn Sep 7, 2007 10:29 PM

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

                                                                  1. trolley Sep 7, 2007 10:20 PM

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

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                                                                    1. re: trolley
                                                                      PommeDeGuerre Sep 7, 2007 10:26 PM

                                                                      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
                                                                        trolley Sep 7, 2007 10:36 PM

                                                                        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%

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