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Non-Fat Greek Yogurt?

CGGal Sep 23, 2009 08:39 AM

Does anyone know where I can find Non-Fat Greek Yogurt? I'm acutally looking for CHOBANI...I heard it was amazing! I think it's just available in the States..Been to IGA, Metro cannot find anything.

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  1. hungryann RE: CGGal Sep 23, 2009 05:56 PM

    Chobani is definitely not available here in Canada. I don't know of any non fat greek style yogurt. You could try straining regular non fat yogurt through a cheese cloth for 24 h for a similar product.

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    1. re: hungryann
      Chester Eleganté RE: hungryann Nov 25, 2009 12:36 PM

      We have Chobani here in Toronto.

      What do you guys think of Akhavan's house yogurts? I found a really enjoyable 4% version labeled 'Akhavan Dairy Foods' in an Iranian supermarket here, and I suspect that it comes from your local marché.

      1. re: Chester Eleganté
        The Chowhound Team RE: Chester Eleganté Feb 3, 2010 11:29 AM

        We split some discussion of Toronto sources over to the Toronto board so people over there would be sure to see them: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/685346

    2. Andria RE: CGGal Sep 23, 2009 06:55 PM

      My sources prefer Total Fage to Chobani... sadly, it still requires a trip to the United States of the Americans.

      1. carswell RE: CGGal Oct 23, 2009 12:49 PM

        Looks like Liberté has just come out with their version.

        GREEK - GREC
        0% M.F./M.G.
        Ingredients: Skim milk, bacterial cultures

        On special at Marché du Coin in CDN: $1.99 for a 500 g tub.

        Very thick. Slight graininess. Mild cow milk flavour. Not bad but I prefer the smoother, tangier, more flavourful cow-and-goat milk version at PA.

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        1. re: carswell
          mammab RE: carswell Oct 23, 2009 01:41 PM

          Saw Liberte Greek yogourt 0% today at IGA! Not as fabulous as Fage or Chobani but a really good third!

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            PadmeSkywalker RE: mammab Oct 23, 2009 05:59 PM

            I hope they start carrying this in my super market! I'm tired of straining yogurt,

            1. re: mammab
              hungryann RE: mammab Dec 4, 2009 05:24 AM

              Which IGA specifically? I am going on another hunt this weekend!

            2. re: carswell
              hungryann RE: carswell Oct 23, 2009 07:48 PM

              "Not bad but I prefer the smoother, tangier, more flavourful cow-and-goat milk version at PA."
              The one they sell in bulk, right? Is it the Skotidakis product?

              1. re: hungryann
                carswell RE: hungryann Oct 23, 2009 07:59 PM

                «The one they sell in bulk, right?»

                Yep. The one in clear plastic deli-counter tubs and sold alongside the tzatziki and taramasalata (What a cool word, eh? A string of alternating consonants and vowels and all the vowels the same. Six A's! Unique? Phonetically speaking, Mississippi fits the pattern but it has only four I's.).

                Of course, PA's yogurt isn't 0% MF. Far from it, IIRC.

                «Is it the Skotidakis product?»

                According to reports on this board, yes. There's no indication of provenance on the PA package.

              2. re: carswell
                hungryann RE: carswell Nov 29, 2009 03:45 PM

                I still can't find this yogurt after going to 3 supermarkets this weekend...argh! I did find the 10% greek style Liberte goat yogurt so I will console myself with that but the search continues.

                1. re: hungryann
                  carswell RE: hungryann Dec 4, 2009 05:55 AM

                  FYI, I've checked the last few times I've been at Marché du coin and other CDN stores and have never seen it again. Strange.

                  1. re: carswell
                    SnackHappy RE: carswell Dec 4, 2009 06:46 AM

                    I think they are still test marketing this product so supply may not be steady. They could still be tweaking it, or they could have just given up on it. The latter would be sad indeed, because I think it's a really good product.

                  2. re: hungryann
                    carswell RE: hungryann Dec 30, 2009 03:27 PM

                    Excuse the brainfart, hungryann, but it wasn't Marché du Coin but Marché du Village. And they had three or four tubs this evening. They'd probably set aside one for you if you gave them a call (5415 Gatineau corner Lacombe, 514 735-3611). Also, they'll be open on New Year's Day, though on a reduced schedule.

                    1. re: carswell
                      hungryann RE: carswell Dec 30, 2009 06:12 PM

                      Thanks for thinking of me but I finally found it two days ago at...drum roll....Mourelatos! Can you believe that after running around for almost a month and scouring the city's supermarkets, I found GREEK yogurt at a GREEK supermarket! I feel like a dufus but it serves me right for not keeping it simple.

                      1. re: hungryann
                        carswell RE: hungryann Dec 30, 2009 07:12 PM

                        And what is your considered opinion of the product?

                        1. re: carswell
                          hungryann RE: carswell Dec 30, 2009 07:34 PM

                          I have been overindulging in other goodies and haven't gotten around to it yet. As soon as I do (which will be soon since the festivities are coming to an end) I will post.

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                            divya RE: hungryann Jan 1, 2010 11:51 AM

                            was ur find at the Mourelatos, in d/t on st. catherine, in front of the Foubourg.
                            wuld u reiterate the brand/packaging please

                            1. re: divya
                              hungryann RE: divya Jan 1, 2010 02:46 PM

                              No, it was at the one in Ville St-Laurent. The yogurt is 0% and comes in a 5oog tub that is blue. It's from Liberté and it clearly says greek yogurt.

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                                mammab RE: hungryann Jan 1, 2010 05:21 PM

                                I found this yogurt originally at the IGA on de Salaberry as well as just recently, the Mourelatos in St.Laurent. It isn't cheap about $5 for 500 ml. I paired it up with Attiki honey from Greece.....ou la la. I find the expiration dates to be quite soon. I don't know if that's because of the type of yogurt it is or just because they don't sell as many of them as other yogurt varieties. But no matter, they don't last very long ;)

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                                  chilipepper RE: mammab Jan 1, 2010 06:43 PM

                                  I found some at the IGA on Notre Dame in St. Henri two days or so ago and they expired on Jan. 4. But I am managing to gobble it up so no problem there.

                          2. re: carswell
                            hungryann RE: carswell Jan 7, 2010 04:58 PM

                            So I finally tried it and it's just OK in my opinion. The texture is too thick (almost like quark cheese) and very sour on its own; with a drizzle of honey it's quite good. Sadly, it will not replace my beloved Fage so I will still have to cross the border fairly often. Don't get me wrong, I will still buy the Liberte product in a pinch but I won't be running across the city like a madwoman to find it.

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                              Chocolatine RE: hungryann Jan 7, 2010 06:11 PM

                              I agree with you, the 0% is quark like and very thick, despite the absence of thickening agents. I suggest you try the 6% fat version if you find it... much smoother!

                              1. re: Chocolatine
                                hungryann RE: Chocolatine Jan 8, 2010 05:59 AM

                                If I come across it, I will give it a go; I presume same packaging but 6% instead of 0% ?

                                1. re: hungryann
                                  SnackHappy RE: hungryann Jan 8, 2010 11:04 PM

                                  Unless they've come out with a new version. The only 6% MF yogurt from Liberté is the Baltic which is a completely different style than Greek. They do have a Greek style goat's milk yogurt which you can usually find in the natural foods section, but I believe it's 10% MF.

                                  1. re: SnackHappy
                                    hungryann RE: SnackHappy Jan 9, 2010 10:58 AM

                                    I didn't like the Baltic one either; the 10% goat one is fabulous though. Chocolatine claims there is Greek one for 6% but I have never seen it.

                                    1. re: hungryann
                                      Chocolatine RE: hungryann Feb 3, 2010 08:26 AM

                                      You're right Hungryann, sorry for the wrong info. I had a closer look last night and indeed, the yummy greek style goat milk yogurt is 10% fat, not 6%. No wonder it's so luxurious!

                  3. SnackHappy RE: CGGal Nov 18, 2009 04:23 AM

                    Just bumping this thread to keep the other one from getting further off-track.

                    I've found the Liberté 0% Greek yogurt at a couple of Metro stores and as well as some gourmet shops. It's still not widely available, but seems to be better distributed. The first tub I bought was a bit gritty but the other times it was very smooth. I like it a lot although I would still rather eat the Méditerranée if I could afford the calories.

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                    1. re: SnackHappy
                      carswell RE: SnackHappy Nov 18, 2009 05:21 AM

                      Speaking of the other one, here's Chocolatine's update on the Liberté Greek Yogurt situation:
                      "I think it comes in either ~ 0% cow's milk or 6% goat's milk. Personally, I much prefer the 6% goat milk option, which is creamy and taste so good I can eat a tub at once if I don't stop myself! I had a taste of the 0% during a taste test at the Cote St-Luc IGA maybe 2 weeks ago - it's very, very thick and tastes kind of dry, more cottage or fresh cheese like, if that makes sense. They use a special process to thicken it, and it contains 4x more milk than regular yogurt (based on what the lady explained). Glad I tried it, but I much prefer the 6% goat option.
                      "A note: the goat milk options are often with the organic products, not in the regular dairy aisle - at IGA anyways"


                      1. re: carswell
                        lagatta RE: carswell Nov 18, 2009 08:12 AM

                        Liberté also makes a thick 100% goat yoghourt - but that is 10% fat. A slightly lighter-fat ewe's milk yoghourt was marketed by Krinos, but evidently the plant where it was produced burnt down and I haven't seen it in shops recently. These are important options for people who have problems with cow's milk.

                      2. re: SnackHappy
                        PadmeSkywalker RE: SnackHappy Nov 18, 2009 02:13 PM

                        I found the 0% Greek yogurt at Metro.

                        1. re: SnackHappy
                          hungryann RE: SnackHappy Dec 4, 2009 05:25 AM

                          Snackhappy, which Metro stores?

                          1. re: hungryann
                            SnackHappy RE: hungryann Dec 4, 2009 05:46 AM

                            The Metro Plus on St-Joseph in Rosemont is the first place I saw it. I can't remember the other one or what gourmet stores had it. I tend to buy stuff all over the place and it all gets mixed up in my head. Sorry.

                            Metro Plus St-Joseph
                            3600, boul. St-Joseph Est
                            (514) 254-6689

                            1. re: SnackHappy
                              hungryann RE: SnackHappy Dec 4, 2009 09:56 AM

                              Thx, I`ll go by this afternoon.

                              1. re: hungryann
                                hungryann RE: hungryann Dec 4, 2009 06:21 PM

                                No luck finding it :(
                                I give up.

                                1. re: hungryann
                                  kpzoo RE: hungryann Dec 4, 2009 06:27 PM

                                  Hungryann - have you tried contacting Liberté customer service to ask directly what the story is?

                                  info@liberte.qc.ca or use their online form: http://www.liberte.qc.ca/en/contact.c...

                                  I did that once for something else and got a fairly speedy and very effective reply back from them.

                                  1. re: hungryann
                                    satana_666 RE: hungryann Jan 9, 2010 09:16 AM

                                    They have Liberte Greek style yougurt 0 % MF at :
                                    Marché J.M. Gravel & Fils Metro Plus
                                    740, chemin Cote Vertu, Suite 134
                                    Montréal, Québec
                                    (514) 747-3145

                                    Price $4.59 for 500 ml

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                                      alixium RE: satana_666 Jan 9, 2010 09:19 AM

                                      I have seen it at Fromagerie Hamel, at marché Jean-Talon.

                                      1. re: satana_666
                                        hungryann RE: satana_666 Jan 9, 2010 10:59 AM

                                        Thx, I found it at Mourelatos a while ago.

                                    2. re: hungryann
                                      PadmeSkywalker RE: hungryann Jan 31, 2010 05:17 AM

                                      At my Metro they don't put it besides the regular yogurt but besides the sour cream. The liberte one is in a blue and white container the size and shape of a sour cream container.

                              2. divya RE: CGGal Nov 18, 2009 10:49 AM

                                have bought 0%mf yogurt from marche adonis
                                from a no name brand- the box has text in arabic
                                sorry no pic. (threw away box) but will definately post it , once i get a fresh batch
                                usually around $2.69 for 750ml.

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                                1. re: divya
                                  SnackHappy RE: divya Nov 18, 2009 11:12 AM

                                  If you mean Phoenicia brand yogurt: http://www.phoeniciaproducts.com/en/p...

                                  It's just regular yogurt not Greek style. Greek style yogurt is strained. One thing you can get at Adonis is their half cow / half goat labneh, which has a texture more like Greek yogurt than their regular labneh and is also pretty darn delicious.

                                  1. re: SnackHappy
                                    lagatta RE: SnackHappy Nov 18, 2009 12:44 PM

                                    That is good - you can also find it at Segalls on St-Laurent just south of Duluth.

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                                  MTLinNYC RE: CGGal Nov 21, 2009 09:48 AM

                                  After living in New York, it breaks my heart to be without my beloved Fage (Chobani is good too). The only place I have ever found either is a tiny store called Caldwell's on the street of the same name in Cote-St. Luc. They run out quickly but always have one kind of Greek yog in stock, often the 0% fat kind. Enjoy!

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                                  1. re: MTLinNYC
                                    hungryann RE: MTLinNYC Nov 21, 2009 03:17 PM

                                    How much do they go for?

                                  2. divya RE: CGGal Dec 1, 2009 08:54 AM

                                    is this the store?????
                                    Caldwell Provisions Inc‎ - more info »
                                    7025 Chemin Kildare, Cote-St-Luc, QC H4W 1C1, Canada‎ - (514) 481-0365‎

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