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Aug 18, 2009 11:11 AM

Fage Yogurt

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

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  1. 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.

    1. 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 I feel like quite the numbskull :)

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      1. re: stak

        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.

        1. re: maisonbistro

          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.

          1. re: corj

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

            1. re: hungryann

              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.

              1. re: hungryann

                > 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!

                1. re: kpzoo

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

                  1. re: devilishlyj

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

                      1. re: devilishlyj

                        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