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Eros Greek yogurt ... ick...no love from me

rworange Mar 10, 2012 10:35 PM

I think this is a local product because it says it is made in Sebastopol exclusively for Whole Foods.
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/produ...

"Made with organic, low-fat cow's milk from small family farms where the cows are Certified Humane Raised and Handled. Eros Greek Yogurt has the added benefit of live, active probiotic cultures that support digestion and immune health. It's also exclusive to Whole Foods Market, GMO free, gluten free and kosher"

Lovely.

However, they put PECTIN in GREEK yogurt. What were they thinking?

It has this discusting texture and mouthfeel.

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  1. Luther RE: rworange Mar 11, 2012 03:48 PM

    More erotic that way?

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    1. re: Luther
      rworange RE: Luther Mar 11, 2012 03:55 PM

      ewwww, ewww, ewwww. I'll never be able to buy it again.

    2. drewskiSF RE: rworange Mar 11, 2012 04:11 PM

      pectin sounds like a cost saving move to skip having to strain to thicken, which as you point out isn't going to result in the expected texture

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      1. re: drewskiSF
        rworange RE: drewskiSF Mar 11, 2012 05:44 PM

        I think they still strain it. It just has this glossy sheen to it. It is like someone adding pectin to sour cream ... though that might be happening for all I know.

        For some reason it reminded me of brined chicken which I hate. The texture was just all wrong. It did taste decent though. However, I've turned into a chobani fan currently. Target has the least expensive price at $1.29.

        1. re: rworange
          PolarBear RE: rworange Mar 11, 2012 06:29 PM

          rwo, have noticed your aversion to brining in several threads. Would be very interested in what the non appeal is? Not a challenge by any means just that I had moist white turkiey meat for the first time as a result.. would really value your input. TIA

          Cheers,

          Dave

          1. re: PolarBear
            rworange RE: PolarBear Mar 11, 2012 07:10 PM

            It is just too solid and dense, almost similar to cold cut deli meat.

      2. Tripeler RE: rworange Mar 11, 2012 04:42 PM

        Using pectin in this style of yogurt is in NO way erotic -- it makes it purely pornographic. Shame on them.

        1. isewinsf RE: rworange Mar 14, 2012 06:44 AM

          My favorite is Greek Gods brand. I like the nonfat plain, which I buy a lot. I think some of the larger brands use pectin, trying to jump on the Greek yogurt bandwagon. It's gross.

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            Servorg RE: isewinsf Mar 14, 2012 10:42 AM

            You may not have caught this thread over on the GT board: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/375058

            1. re: Servorg
              isewinsf RE: Servorg Mar 15, 2012 06:44 AM

              Thank you for that thread. I am now thinking about switching over to Fage. :)

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