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Kirkland Greek Yogurt?

RGC1982 Aug 8, 2011 07:59 PM

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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    cstr RE: RGC1982 Aug 9, 2011 05:50 AM

    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. Dax RE: RGC1982 Aug 9, 2011 07:14 AM

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

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        lcool RE: RGC1982 Aug 9, 2011 07:54 AM

        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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          RGC1982 RE: lcool Aug 9, 2011 08:07 AM

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

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            lcool RE: RGC1982 Aug 9, 2011 08:18 AM

            milk plus the list of active cultures

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          Janiebeth RE: RGC1982 May 13, 2014 07:53 PM

          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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            Ruth Lafler RE: Janiebeth May 15, 2014 04:35 PM

            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.

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              elise h RE: Ruth Lafler May 15, 2014 08:57 PM

              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.

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                Ruth Lafler RE: elise h May 16, 2014 11:29 AM

                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).

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                  elise h RE: Ruth Lafler May 16, 2014 11:48 AM

                  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!

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            jsaimd RE: RGC1982 May 17, 2014 01:41 PM

            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.

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              emu48 RE: RGC1982 May 17, 2014 02:12 PM

              I won't buy American "Greek yogurt" because so much of it reallu sucks. The best stuff I know if is the Turkish one I buy at a Middle Eastern store in Kansas City. They sell it as labneh, which is what it is called in most countries. Brand name is Ulker, with an umlaut on the U. About $6 for 19.4 ounces. 100 percent milk, not too sour, very rich. It's the only dairy product I've eaten in America (other than cheeses) that's as good as, or better than, what I ate in Israel. Whatever the fat content is, it is high.

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