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Feb 12, 2010 01:17 PM

Greek Yogurt Going Mainstream

YOPLAIT now has a greek style yogurt but i wasnt impressed and definitely prefer the real deal-- Fage, which now has a plant in NY State instead of schlepping the product all the way from Greece. there are also some other USA Greek style brands.

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  1. Yes, Mark,stick with the real deal. Try putting it in a blender with frozen fresh figs. so good you'll think you died and went to heaven!

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    1. re: Flavor of Italy

      Or just buy Voskos fig yogurt. I have so many of those cute little containers that my sister is constantly asking me to move them when she visits.

    2. Fage is really the best and most authentic that you'll find in mainstream shops - don't bother w/ others like Yoplait, Dannon, Chobani, Oikos, etc. They aren't true Greek yoghurts, in that they aren't strained. Most aren't thick enough as a result, and they also add thickeners like pectin to save on straining. Fage is definitely the way to go. If you live near a Greek grocery, it is definitely worth seeking out the Krinos brand Greek yoghurt, which they call 'Yiourti sakoulas'. This is THE BEST Greek yoghurt I've found in the US. Good luck!!!

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      1. re: dmoutsop

        For years I ate Fage out of habit, but now I prefer Chobani.

        1. re: mrsjoujou

          likewise. the peach chobani has become my dessert of choice.

          1. re: Antigone

            I tried some blueberry Chobani yesterday at Costco -- excellent. My kid loved it too. As soon as we free up some fridge space by finishing the Yoplaits we have now, I'm heading right to Costco to buy the Chobani 12-pack (strawberry, blueberry, and PEACH)

        2. re: dmoutsop

          According to their nutritional facts, plain Chobani and Oikos don't contain starches, stabilizers or powdered milk. (I couldn't find nutritional facts for Greek-style yogurt from Yoplait or Dannon online, although I wouldn't buy them anyway because I haven't liked other yogurts from Yoplait or Dannon.)

          I switch back and forth between Fage and Chobani depending on availability and price. I like them both, and don't find Chobani less thick than Fage.

        3. Color me crazy, but I prefer Sunrise Lebany (New Hampshire) to Fage, and it's half the price. It's the closest thing to my own strained yogurt. My favorite is still strained Old Chatham Sheepherding Company yogurt.

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          1. re: almansa

            Agreed! That is by far the best tasting...just heavenly.

          2. From my perspective it started going mainstream when my local supermarket (regular market, not Whole Foods) started carrying Fage several years ago.

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            1. re: BobB

              even Target is carrying Fage

            2. I saw the Yoplait Greek in the store--picked it up, looked at the ingredients, saw a bunch of non-yogurty goodness stabilizers and gelatin, and put it down :)

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              1. re: coney with everything

                Saw that too, Coney...didn't even bother to pick it up and read ingredients...know we definitely know!!! It's a fake.