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millygirl Apr 5, 2012 12:13 PM

I am hooked on this stuff! It is the best yogurt ever. Perfect balance of flavours, nice lemon hit, and no aftertaste. I believe it's 2.6 % MF which is pretty respectable IMO.

After reading a little blurb in the National Post recently I thought I would give it a try. I've tried many brands but none of them wowed me. This one does. Esp with fresh berries.

I just had to share.

  1. Baelsette Apr 5, 2012 12:53 PM

    it's unreal how delish Liberte yoghurt is, rich, creamy and flavourful! I agree the lemon is amazing. Despite it being somewhat low fat it is very high in sugar, just a warning (as it's very addictive)

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      magic Apr 5, 2012 02:25 PM

      It's probably one of the best yogurts I've ever had. Been enjoying it for years.

      But yeah, fairly high in sugar I'd imagine (not having the nutrition stats in front of me I'm sure it's not a stretch to say that).

      AMAZING with a few semi-sweet chocolate chips :)

    2. Baelsette Apr 5, 2012 03:28 PM

      My toddler loves the blackberry yoghurt. It takes all my strength to not dig in, it's like candy to me!

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        millygirl Apr 5, 2012 05:51 PM

        Thanks for the info. But since my usual breakfast of choice would be a muffin I still think I'm ahead of the game. I hope. And if not, don't tell me. I'd rather not know :)

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          Flexitarian Apr 6, 2012 11:25 AM

          That's the problem. With what they add to the plain yoghurt it is practically candy (basically a jam with lots of added sugar is what they add actually)

          I prefer to buy the plain versions of the yogurts where you can really taste what the yogurt is like unadulterated and then add my own fruit and sugar if I want. I have to say that Skotidakis Plain 9% M.F. Yogurt with just a bit of Forbes Wild Foods dark maple Syrup and maybe some fruit is simply out of this world.

          Just sayin'!

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            Chester Eleganté Apr 10, 2012 01:25 PM

            Ya, it's a damn good tasting yoghurt, but the problem isn't the fat, it's the sugar. If you're gonna have it, have the Mediterranee 7%. Maybe I'll try making my own lemon curd to mix with the plain to see how it goes.

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              Moimoi Apr 26, 2012 06:28 PM

              Thanks for the idea Chester. I make my own yogurt, but I'm an addict for the Mediterranee yogurt. I never thought about adding lemon curd. Wish I knew how to create all of their flavours, e.g. coconut, prune/walnut, etc... My consistency is the same as theirs, but always wondered about how much sugar i should add to my yogurt which has none. Regardless of holy status of Liberte yogurts - even the plain one is sweetened.

        2. Baelsette Apr 6, 2012 05:41 AM

          I didn't say a thing, eat up and enjoy!! There are much worse things for you and it is a fabulous Canadian company which I love!

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            millygirl Apr 6, 2012 07:25 AM

            I didn't know they were Canadian. Even better!! Thanks Baelsette.
            p.s. I just saw your post about the pea soup. It's actually a Bonnie Stern recipe from her very first cookbook. I'm not sure what the rules are around posting it but I will check and if it's alright I will post it in the Home Cooking section sometime over the weekend. If you still want it, that is. Let me know.
            Happy Easter and Passover all.

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              magic Apr 6, 2012 08:03 AM

              From Quebec!

              When in Quebec I've noticed they actually have some flavours they don't sell here.

              Lemon still by far my fave, though.

              Happpy holidays!

              p.s. remember, put a few semi-sweet chocochips in there!

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                millygirl Apr 6, 2012 08:32 AM

                I dunno magic, that combo doesn't do it for me. To be fair, in general chocolate doesn't thrill me. I think I will stick to berries but thanks for the tip just the same.

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                  magic Apr 6, 2012 09:59 AM

                  As long as you find joy :-)

          2. Lazar Apr 6, 2012 10:06 AM

            Have you tried the pineapple or the black cherry? Sweet Jebus they're awesome

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              magic Apr 6, 2012 01:09 PM

              Oh that's right, black cherry is insane too. Wow. Yes. Good call.

              Have never tried pineapple....

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                millygirl Apr 6, 2012 01:32 PM

                I don't think I've ever seen the pineapple.

                I used to be fan of the prune and walnut but after awhile I felt it was almost too rich. Black cherry sounds good. Must look for it.

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                  peppermint pate Apr 12, 2012 07:44 AM

                  Is the prune flavour commonly available? I don't think I've ever seen that one. Curious to try it.

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                    millygirl Apr 12, 2012 06:03 PM

                    I believe I've seen it at Metro and Summerhill also carries it.

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                      Moimoi Apr 26, 2012 06:29 PM

                      Pretty common...

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                  prima Apr 6, 2012 09:52 PM

                  I love the pineapple yogurt, and I like the black cherry yogurt, but currently, they only come in the Mediteranee full 7 % MF version.

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                  cupcakez Apr 6, 2012 02:32 PM

                  Coconut is also amazing. Love the pineapple and lemon, but its hard to not eat a whole tub in one day
                  I just bought organic pear and it was very rancid, despite being 2 weeks away from the date. Ive had a few of the organics be "off" and it is a little bit traumatizing, and just the smell of the organic scares me a bit now.

                  1. Baelsette Apr 6, 2012 07:23 PM

                    oh... never seen the coconut, will have to look for that. I forgot about the prune, it's amazing! Will have to revisit it.

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                      Moimoi Apr 26, 2012 06:30 PM

                      OMG! I recently made the mistake of dredging my lady finger through Liberte coconut. I think I put on 2 lbs due to repeated use and thanks for reminding me. Going to the kitchen right now. You have been warned.

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                      Abbeshay Apr 8, 2012 10:49 AM

                      Just like lemon cheesecake! Too bak it's not very low in fat, yogurt-wise, that would be a damn good excuse to make it a daily meal.

                      1. Charles Yu Apr 10, 2012 07:56 AM

                        Just a side point. I noticed the quantity of their 'transfat' is 4 times that of some of their competitors!!!

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                          Flexitarian Apr 10, 2012 11:30 AM

                          Are you referring to Liberte? I checked the nutrional data for the Lemon Greek Yogurt 0% MF on Liberte's website and it shows, for a 170g serving:

                          Total Fat - 12g
                          Sat Fat - 8g
                          Trans Fat - 0g

                          I have emailed Liberte to ask what the other 4g of fat is but I suspect it is unsaturated fat.

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                            Chester Eleganté Apr 10, 2012 01:23 PM

                            Hi Charlie, any trans fats such as CLA in their yoghurt are naturally-occuring. They're present in full fat dairy products and meats, and in much higher amounts if they come from grass-fed animals. For example if you look at a container of Haagen Dazs you'll find about the same levels. These types are readily used by the body and have beneficial effects on cardiovascular function and more. They're starkly different from the synthetic and hydrogenated trans fats you otherwise find elsewhere.

                            The Mediterranee will list 0.4g trans fat per 175g serving while the 2% and the Greek 0% - devoid of cream - will have it at 0g as you can round down to the nearest 0.5g, ie 0.

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                            cshamess Apr 10, 2012 01:09 PM

                            Are you talking about the Mediterranee type or the Greek? I love both the lemon and coconut Mediterranee but they are around 8% mf...

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                              millygirl Apr 10, 2012 05:33 PM

                              The Lemon one I am referring to above doesn't say greek type or Mediterranee. The container just says Lemon Yogurt and it is 2.6 mf.

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                                magic Apr 11, 2012 09:28 AM

                                Oh yeah? I don't think I've ever seen Lemon that wasn't Mediterranee.

                                I wonder if that is new??

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                                  millygirl Apr 12, 2012 03:10 AM

                                  I don't think so. Summerhill has been carrying it for some time. It's a large white tub with blue writing.

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                                    magic Apr 12, 2012 05:50 AM

                                    That's awesome, I will have to look for that. The only one I've ever seen is the Mediterranee one. Hmm.

                            2. Breadcrumbs Apr 16, 2012 05:46 PM

                              millygirl, thanks so much for posting this. Based on your review I just had to try this and it's magnificent!! I picked it up at a FreshCo on the weekend and sadly, it's already gone!
                              So delicious!

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                                millygirl Apr 17, 2012 03:23 AM

                                Happy to hear this Breadcrumbs That's what CH is all about, isn't it!!

                                It must be catching on because I'm finding Summerhill can barely keep it in stock. This past weekend they had many different flavours available but I scooped the last 2 lemon. One for home, and one for the office :)

                                As I said, try it with some fresh berries....heaven!!

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                                  prima Apr 20, 2012 06:23 AM

                                  Whole Foods in Hazelton Lanes is selling both the 2.6% MF and Mediterranee 7 % MF versions of lemon yogurt, and they had several of each type in stock yesterday. The Mediterranee 7 % tubs are on a shelf closer to eye level, and the slightly larger tubs of 2.6 % MF lemon yogurt are on one of the shelves below the Mediterranee yogurt.

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                                peppermint pate Apr 26, 2012 01:02 PM

                                Just tried it now - holy crap, it's REALLY good. Tasty enough on its own but when combined with my fresh batch of trail mix (toasted coconut and slivered almonds, dried sour cherries, dark chocolate bits and banana chips), it was a lovely little "wow" moment. Thanks!

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                                  millygirl Apr 26, 2012 06:37 PM

                                  :)

                                  Okay, now let's keep it to ourselves from here on in.

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                                  magic Oct 30, 2012 08:00 AM

                                  Anyone try Liberte's new blood orange flavour?? Delish. And no fat.

                                  Also, Oikos Key Lime - fantastic.

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                                    dannyboy Oct 30, 2012 10:02 AM

                                    saw that last night and looks delish --- on the lemon one though it reminds me of lemon merangue pie or something, and the coconut one mentioned and the black cherry are insane...
                                    but they have a TON of sugar so beware!

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                                      magic Oct 30, 2012 10:07 AM

                                      Blood orange flavour doesn't have that much sugar, making its taste even more impressive.

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                                        millygirl Nov 1, 2012 05:06 PM

                                        Just to clarify, the lemon I am referring to is the 2.6 MF version. Not the Lemon Merangue flavour which has a higher fat content. The 2.6 lemon flavour is very difficult to find. I've only seen it at Summerhill Market. No where else.

                                    2. NonStickSteel Oct 30, 2012 08:05 AM

                                      I agree. This stuff is dessert. You've just reminded me about this so I'm going to pick some up and see what I can create with it...

                                      http://www.nonsticksteel.com/

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                                        SusanB Oct 30, 2012 10:32 AM

                                        I love it. Tried oikos and didn't like it as much as Liberte.

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                                          NonStickSteel Oct 30, 2012 12:10 PM

                                          I'm pretty sure "Oikos" is an onomatopoeia relating to the taste of the product. Not a fan. It's a shame too cuz I'd served it with pistachios and really expensive honey for a dinner party. I was imagining a creamy, almost ice cream type of yogurt. Yeah, not so much.

                                          www.nonsticksteel.com

                                      2. NoFixedAddress Nov 1, 2012 10:17 AM

                                        They give out FREE COUPONS on their Facebook page:
                                        https://www.facebook.com/LiberteCan?r...

                                        Right now just for Saskatchewan and Manitoba!

                                        They had Ontario coupons a few weeks ago. Good for a FREE 4x100g serving
                                        Keep watch:)

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