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Fage Yogurt

bookends Aug 18, 2009 11:11 AM

Since the last time this question was posted (sept 2008), has anyone spotted any fage products around Montreal ?

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  1. SnackHappy RE: bookends Aug 18, 2009 11:25 AM

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is my understanding that because of current laws it is impossible to import yogourt into Canada. So unless Fage open a factory in this country, or the laws are changed you will never see it in any Canadian store.

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      stak RE: bookends Aug 18, 2009 11:32 AM

      Hey there, I'm the one who posted the similar question last year...still no luck with Fage but since then, I did find the Skotadakis individual ones with fruit or honey on the side. They're tasty, but I couldn't find the %fat and I'm afraid it would be very high. Also, they're not cheap ($2 each, I think, at Supermarché PA). I tried Phonecia and found it pretty similar to the usual...I noticed on the Skotidakis website just now that they oh-so-evocatively describe North American yogurt as having a "watery limpness" - perfect description! Ick. And, I'm embarassed to say, I only just now realized from looking at the Fage website that you are supposed to tip the little honey section INTO the yogurt section! Genius! I always dipped my spoon in the honey first and then picked up a spoonful of yogurt, and it was hard to get the right balance of the two...ahem...now I feel like quite the numbskull :)

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        maisonbistro RE: stak Aug 19, 2009 04:58 AM

        I just came bacl from a vacation in US where I found some Fage, and quickly purchased it. I got the honey one - but when I tried it, I was vastly disappointed. Because it's in the fridge, the honey gets so hard, it is impossible to stir it into the yoghurt. I also tried the strawberry one and that was good.

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          corj RE: maisonbistro Aug 19, 2009 04:26 PM

          I saw Fage in a few spots, most recently at National on Sherbrooke in Westmount. While I grabbed for it right away as I have been reading about it on foodie blogs for almost a year, I quickly put it back when I saw the price tag; almost $5 for a tiny container.

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            hungryann RE: corj Aug 19, 2009 07:34 PM

            Can you recall the other places you have seen Fage being sold in Montreal? Is National the place that 'imports' foodstuff from Plattsburg?

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              corj RE: hungryann Aug 20, 2009 04:51 PM

              I believe so (National). I have also seen it in the Plateau, maybe that small fruit/fine foods place in front of BioTerre? I'm certain about National though has it was just last week.

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                kpzoo RE: hungryann Aug 20, 2009 04:57 PM

                > Is National the place that 'imports' foodstuff from Plattsburg?

                I think at some point someone also mentioned a grocery/fruit & veggie store in Cote-St-Luc in the shopping centre at the northeast corner of Cote-St-Luc Rd. & Westminster, the one with Delly Boys in it - but I can't remember its name!

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                  devilishlyj RE: kpzoo Aug 20, 2009 07:57 PM

                  Is this the address for National: 4903 rue Sherbrooke Ouest?

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                    C70 RE: devilishlyj Aug 21, 2009 04:38 AM

                    yes, right on the westmount strip between prince albert & claremont.

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                      devilishlyj RE: C70 Aug 21, 2009 08:37 AM

                      Thank you!

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                        bookends RE: devilishlyj Aug 24, 2009 07:40 AM

                        So i checked out a few places. Caldwell in CSL had some 2% ones, cant remember the price. National had some small ones for an exorbitant price of 3.99

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