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Apr 2, 2012 10:13 AM

which is your favourite Greek style yogurt, and why?

I am asking which Greek style yogurt you like as I am wondering if you like one of the ones mentioned in this recent article in the Globe and Mail

I was surprised to find that the Greek Style yogurt that I like best (SKOTIDAKIS) wasn't even mentioned or tested. It seems like they focused on products from the big producers - even so it would have been nice to mention a product made in Canada by a small farm and actually owned by people of Greek heritage, especially when it tastes better than the others I have bought and that were in the G&M "test".

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  1. I clicked on the link and found this. Is this the same SKOTIDAKIS you had in mind?

    A few brands that we know and like for regular yogurt made the worst Greek versions in our sample. On taste and texture, we disqualified Quebec-based Liberté's 0 per cent (“Thin, lumpy, chalky”), President's Choice 2 per cent (“Loose, runny spoonful of chalkiness”), and Skotidakis 9 per cent, which was too cheesy to our taste, and believe it or not, too rich to eat outside of dessert.

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    1. re: ER2

      Each to his own, but I think Skotidakis makes the best yogurt out there and I have tried them all. I buy the 9%. It is not cheesy, is nicely thick and is slightly tangy. In my opinion nothing beats it out there.

      I have even done blind taste tests with friends and they preferred it too. I have not found the Toronto Star (although I love the paper) reviewers up to par often.

      1. re: Flexitarian

        The article was in the Globe and Mail a few weeks back, not the Star. I don't find any of the food reviewers from the papers are up to par oftem, not just the Star.

      2. re: ER2

        When I first read the article I didn't even see a mention of SKOTIDAKIS, I am thinking they added that to the on-line version later. I initially read the print version. So they say that the Skotidakis is too rich but then the 11% Olympic Krema ties for first place, and they say:
        “Looks like it could double as bathroom caulking. The pleasures of fatty dairy at its finest.” whicjh seems to indicate they like the richness of this one.

      3. 1. Fage (preferably the European made)
        I prefer the taste & consistency of Fage. I think the issue with Skotidakis
        is that it isn't as widely available as the pedestrian varieties of Astro Greek, Liberté, Oikos, Chobani et al. I only see Skotidakis occasionally at Longos.

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        1. re: ParsleySage

          I see the 9% at The Big Carrot ($4.69) all the time and I was in Harvest Wagon on Yonge St near Summerhill yesterday and saw both the 0% and the 9% there for, surprise, only $3.99.

        2. We think President's Choice greek yogurt is awful, but Oikos 2% is pretty good for commercial stuff. Our favorite is homemade labneh from the persian stripmall on Yonge north of Sheppard.

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          1. re: JonasBrand

            Have you tried the Skotidakis? I compared that with Oikos a few months ago and never bought Oikos after that.

          2. I must be an outlier, but I LOVE the PC 0% yogurt. I don't find it chalky or sour at all :)

            1. Fage 0% with cherries. I'm pretty obsessed with this yogurt. I can't deny stockpiling and eating it WELL past the expiration date (which I usually ignore anyway). Tried Chobani once and it had an odd aftertaste to me. I'd love to find a Canadian-made brand to try, maybe I'll look for Skotidakis.