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Dec 4, 2009 09:59 AM

in search of french yogurt

I am wondering if anyone knows where (or if) you can find French yogurt in Montreal? A friend is visiting from Paris and is shocked by how "revolting" our dairy products are here. Thanks!

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  1. "A friend is visiting from Paris and is shocked by how "revolting" our dairy products are here."

    Our dairy products like Danone and Yoplait?

    Frankly, I'd rather have Liberté.

    4 Replies
    1. re: SnackHappy

      I'm not too sure what French yogurt tastes like but i will agree w/ SnackHappy -go for Liberte, their full fat Medierranean line (8-10% fat)...sooooo good!

      1. re: SnackHappy

        Danone is a French (from France) company BTW. From the wikipedia entry:

        "Groupe Danone (Euronext: BN, OTCBB: GDNNY), known as Dannon in the United States, is a French food-products multinational based in Paris. It claims world leadership in fresh dairy products,[2] marketed under the corporate name, and also in bottled water. In 2007 it swapped its world number 2 position as producer of cereals and biscuits[2] for the same position in baby foods, having sold the biscuits division to Kraft Foods[3] and acquired Numico.

        Besides the Danone/Dannon brand of yoghurts, the company owns several internationally known brands of bottled water: Volvic, Evian, and Badoit. About 56% of its 2006 net sales derived from dairy, 28% from beverages, and 16% from biscuits and cereals.[4]

        Danone owns many water brands worldwide. In Asia, it has acquired Yili, Aqua (Indonesia), and Robust (92%), and has a 51% holding in China's Wahaha Joint Venture Company, giving it a total market share of 20%, making it the leading vendor of packaged water in Asia."

        1. re: pyropaul99

          "Danone is a French (from France) company BTW."

          Yeah, and so is Yoplait.

          I guess my attempt at humour was a bit too subtle.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            :D The stuff they make here is certainly not the same as the stuff they make in their other markets. That's true, sadly, for most multinationals. I'm sure many people in the US think that Dannon is a US company though. It's sad that the potentially great dairy sources we have here are wasted with all the crap that's added to the mainstream brands, local ones, like Liberté excepted - though it's a shame they don't offer "real" cream let alone real organic cream. Sigh.

      2. I agree with how crappy our so called "cream" is - full of seaweed or various gums exuded from tropical trees. Disgusting! Cream should only contain cream and nothing else! Let's start a campaign for real cream!

        1. Agree with the others, I've never tasted anything here that remotely ressembles French dairy products. When I go, I'm always amazed at the lenght of the dairy aisle in any given supermarket!! I still have memories of the "petit suisses" at my grandma's and the 20% or 40% fat "fromage frais".
          For sure, make your friend discover Liberté products, especially the full fat ones (lemon or coconut, yum!!) and the 6% goat milk Greek one if available.

          There are also some other options like the sheep's milk yogourt from La Moutonnière for example. I bought it recently at Copette et Cie on Wellington (super nice little shop), I think you could also find it at Atwater and Jean-Talon. 5$ for 500g, smooth and tasty, not "goaty" at all and not jello-like, unlike some other ones I've tried that contained gelatin.