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your favorite brand of Greek Style Yogurt

MarkG Jan 29, 2013 02:22 PM

there are so many brands now. I like Dannon's Oikos.

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    cath RE: MarkG Jan 29, 2013 02:39 PM

    I'm partial to Fage.

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      MarkG RE: cath Jan 29, 2013 02:51 PM

      Fage was number one in my book but Oikos has my vote now

    2. Jetgirly RE: MarkG Jan 29, 2013 07:46 PM

      No Fage for me in Western Canada. I lean towards Liberte's 0% Greek Yogurt, which only contains skim milk and bacterial cultures. I tend to top it with some honey.

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        Kashmirgirl RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 10:25 AM

        I'm partial towards Chobani. I'll try Fage, though.

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          valerie RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 10:49 AM

          Chobani. It's the only kind I like.

          1. mels RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 11:24 AM

            Fage 2% is best but 0% is acceptable. I eat yogurt plain so there is no added sugar/flavor to cover up the actual taste. Chobani has a bitter taste to me...any other plain yogurt eaters find this or is it just me? Many other brands have thickening agents that just don't belong in yogurt, so that criterion narrows the field.

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              LizGW RE: mels Jan 30, 2013 02:53 PM

              I eat plain yogurt, but I do indulge in flavored sometimes. I prefer fage.

            2. BeeZee RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 11:29 AM

              I keep trying other brands and come back to my first love, Fage 2%. The plain just doesn't compare vs the other widely available options in the supermarket, taste and texture.

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                harleyjt RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 11:39 AM

                Greek Gods Strawberry Honey is the only kind I buy..not at all stores,,but most..they just came out with orange Honey, but I do not care for the flavor I add pomagranets delious!

                1. Chemicalkinetics RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 11:40 AM

                  I like Fage, but I often but cheaper ones. :) The ShopRite brand Geek Yogurt is actually pretty good better than Chobani in my opinion.

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                    laliz RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 02:23 PM

                    Fage always ~~ 0% or 2%

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                      Violatp RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 02:34 PM

                      Best one I ever had was Olympus, but it's rarely on shelves. Fage Total is a runner up.

                      FYI, because I had a coupon, I tried the "Light and Fit" version of Greek yogurt. Let's see, that was a good six months ago and I think I can still taste that nasty, chemical sludge. Blech!

                      In a pinch, Chobani passion fruit 2% is very good.

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                        Chemicalkinetics RE: Violatp Jan 30, 2013 02:48 PM

                        <I tried the "Light and Fit" version of Greek yogurt>

                        Which brand of Light and Fit?

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                          Violatp RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 30, 2013 02:50 PM


                          Dannon. Oh, it was baaaaaad.

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                            Chemicalkinetics RE: Violatp Jan 30, 2013 03:47 PM

                            Greek Yogurt is known for many things, including the very thick texture and the double amount of protein per volume. This is largely due to the straining process to remove water.

                            Dannon's Light and Fit is not a real Greek yogurt in my opinion. It is not strained as far as I know, and it uses cornstarch to thicken the texture.

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                              Violatp RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 30, 2013 03:59 PM

                              Agreed. I wouldn't take it for free now.

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                                sunangelmb RE: Violatp Jan 31, 2013 04:32 PM

                                Brought this home accidentally. Threw it in the trash. Chemical nastiness. I like oikos.

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                                  Chemicalkinetics RE: sunangelmb Jan 31, 2013 05:05 PM

                                  You can a least give it to the birds...

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                                    sunangelmb RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 31, 2013 06:07 PM

                                    But I LIKE birds....

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                                      Violatp RE: sunangelmb Jan 31, 2013 07:25 PM

                                      hahahaha - Yeah, that would be cruel and unusual punishment. Seriously. I threw mine out, too, and it's very unusual for me to throw stuff out that isn't past its expiration date.

                      2. mcf RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 02:36 PM

                        Fage full fat or 2%.

                        1. juliejulez RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 02:48 PM

                          Fage full fat or 2% for me as well. I've tried other brands but I like Fage the best.

                          Disclaimer, I only use it for cooking, I don't eat it by itself.

                          1. jupiter RE: MarkG Jan 30, 2013 02:54 PM

                            I am partial to Greek Gods brand and also Liberte brand. but both are pretty high calorie wise, but oh so delicious.

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                              jeanmarieok RE: MarkG Jan 31, 2013 05:10 PM

                              I like Noosa lately. I like Fage 2% or full fat usually.

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                                laskiblue RE: MarkG Jan 31, 2013 05:45 PM

                                I like Fage 2%. I didn't care at all for their 0% version. I wasn't excited about Chobani the first time I tried it, but I might try it again as it's usually less expensive than Fage.

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                                  Kashmirgirl RE: MarkG Jan 31, 2013 05:48 PM

                                  I've been eating Fage 0% for the past two days. It's quite yummy.

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                                    ohmyyum RE: MarkG Jan 31, 2013 06:18 PM

                                    FAGE all the way. The original and still the best.

                                    1. KaimukiMan RE: MarkG Jan 31, 2013 09:03 PM

                                      accidentally picked up the Lucerne (safeway house brand) and thought it was awful. i think its thickened rather than strained. will never buy it again.

                                      usually only chobani available here, i like it.

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                                        calmossimo RE: MarkG Jan 31, 2013 11:38 PM

                                        The brand I have easiest access to in plain form is Zoi, which I believe is made in the Pacific NW (I'm currently in Oregon). I think it's very good. I will sometimes pick up the small individual portions in the different flavors, but usually stock one of the larger cartons of plain full fat. It's not excessively tangy and the richness seems to mellow it out a bit. I can even eat it alone, which I haven't been able to do with most other plain Greek yogurts. I don't believe Zoi has any weird stabilizers or thickeners in it, from what I remember. I also have easy access to Nancy's lowfat plain and nonfat plain (not organic) but am not a huge fan so I rarely buy them.

                                        I haven't had Fage in a long time... I should try Total and 2% again. I don't remember loving them, but that was when I wasn't into plain yogurt. Perhaps I'll try Oikos soon too...

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                                          ratgirlagogo RE: MarkG Feb 1, 2013 12:57 PM

                                          Usually I get the house yogurt at Mediterranean Foods or Titan Foods here in Astoria, but I also like Fage. Full fat of course.

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