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Sep 23, 2009 08:39 AM

Non-Fat Greek Yogurt?

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. 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

      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

        We split some discussion of Toronto sources over to the Toronto board so people over there would be sure to see them:

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

      1. 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

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

          1. re: mammab

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

            1. re: mammab

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

            2. re: carswell

              "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

                «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

                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

                  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

                    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

                    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

                      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

                        And what is your considered opinion of the product?

                        1. re: carswell

                          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.

                          1. re: hungryann

                            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

                              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.

                              1. re: hungryann

                                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 ;)

                                1. re: mammab

                                  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

                            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.

                            1. re: hungryann

                              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

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

                                1. re: hungryann

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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. 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

                      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

                        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.

                          1. re: hungryann

                            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: hungryann

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

                         or use their online form:

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

                                  1. re: hungryann

                                    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

                                    1. re: satana_666

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

                                      1. re: satana_666

                                        Thx, I found it at Mourelatos a while ago.

                                    2. re: hungryann

                                      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.

                              1. 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

                                  If you mean Phoenicia brand yogurt:

                                  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

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