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Apr 5, 2012 12:13 PM

Lemon Liberte - so good

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.

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  1. 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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    1. re: Baelsette

      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. 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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      1. re: Baelsette

        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 :)

        1. re: Baelsette

          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'!

          1. re: Flexitarian

            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.

            1. re: Chester Eleganté

              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. 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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          1. re: Baelsette

            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.

            1. re: millygirl

              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!

              1. re: magic

                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.

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

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            1. re: Lazar

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

              Have never tried pineapple....

              1. re: magic

                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.

                1. re: millygirl

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

                  1. re: peppermint pate

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

                2. re: Lazar

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

                3. 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.