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Aug 8, 2011 07:59 PM

Kirkland Greek Yogurt?

I noticed that Costco stopped carrying Fage a couple of months ago, and suddenly now sells a double container (smaller containers) of their own "Greek no-fat Yogurt". The label says it contains only milk, so I tried it. Texture seems close, but I can swear that it is more tangy than Fage.

Anyone else try this? What do you think?

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  1. My Costco carries both, I bought some Kirkland and it's as good as Fage, in fact it's so close, probably Fage produces it for Costco. Just speculation.

    1. I have not tried it but they had them side-by-side in my Hoover, AL Costco this weekend.

      1. still both here DC/MD/NoVa
        Dh and I agree with your taste impressions.We have had them side by side for about 3 weeks.

        PS to cstr
        I don't think Fage produces the Kirkland,protein %,salt% and ingredients list (casien in KB) aren't the same.
        Kirkland is a large enough player in dairy to easily ramp up and produce their own like they did with "all beef" hot dogs

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        1. re: lcool

          I was actually shocked to see that the only ingredient was "Milk".

          1. re: RGC1982

            milk plus the list of active cultures

        2. The Kirkland Greek Yogurt is made by a German company called Ehrmann. They have two plants; one is in Casa Grande Arizona and the other is in Brattleboro Vermont. I don't like the Kirkland brand yogurt and intend to take mine back to Costco mostly as a statement that I don't want them to discontinue the Fage. Fage is firmer and has had a lot more of the whey drained off. I also like the flavor if the Fage better. The Kirkland yogurt is bland and tasteless.

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          1. re: Janiebeth

            I agree. I bought the Kirkland for the first time last month and thought it was too runny for Greek-style yogurt. Went back to Fage.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              I enjoy the Kirkland brand yogurt, as well as Fage. It is tangier and thinner than Fage. However, please note that the Kirkland brand is 33% LESS EXPENSIVE than Fage at Costco! Enter that into your decision making process.

              1. re: elise h

                I don't remember it being that much less expensive, considering the Fage is in a larger container. But still, it's no bargain since I don't care for the product. Or to put it another way: the price comparison is moot, since they aren't actually the same thing (the Kirkland having a texture much closer to standard yogurt).

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  true! if you don't like it, the price makes little difference. but if you like both, check out the cost per ounce; that is what matters. 33% savings (maybe slightly less since the kirkland brand is less thick) may mean a lot to some of us. Yes, the kirkland containers are smaller than the fage containers, and there are 2 kirkland containers per pack. everyone enjoy whatever greek yogurt is your preference!

          2. our carried both for awhile but did not have Fage yesterday. However we appreciate the price immensely. My husband eat a lot of yogurt and has come to prefer greek.