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cheesecake17 Nov 15, 2013 08:54 AM

Saw these cups in pomegranate last night and grabbed a few. I've seen them in regular supermarkets but they never had a hechsher. Are these recently certified? Or have I been missing out?

I bought the Fage Total (has 190 calories and 10g fat). Usually don't like such heavy yogurt, but it's delicious with blueberries on top for lunch.

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    akalish Nov 15, 2013 09:26 PM

    I've never seen Fage with a hechsher before. Pity, too. I LOVE their 0% and 2% for eating with apples, walnuts and maple sugar, and use it all the time as a healthy sub for sour cream in recipes but can't use it when I'm cooking for a kosher crowd. :( I can't find anything online--did they recently get a hechsher?

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      cheesecake17 Nov 17, 2013 05:09 PM

      I'm assuming its very recent. The guys were unpacking it in pomegranate when I was there on Thursday. But it wasn't there last week

      It has a kof k

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      GilaB Nov 16, 2013 06:21 PM

      I first heard about this last week. The majority of containers that I checked in my NYC supermarket had hechshers, but not on every container, which leads me to believe that this is very new.

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        sharonfl Nov 16, 2013 09:08 PM

        What hechsher out of curiosity? Their is nothing on their website or twitter feed. I couldn't understand why they haven't been kosher all along. I guess they decided to be competitive.

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          Miri1 Nov 16, 2013 09:40 PM

          Its under Kof-K. Stumbled over it on Facebook. Not sure if it was the Kof-K pge or the Fage page but it was FB and definitely Kof-K.

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            queenscook Nov 16, 2013 09:48 PM

            It's on the Kof-K's page.

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          cheesecake17 Nov 17, 2013 05:10 PM

          Good to know. Were the lowfat and fat free versions marked?

          My daughter is gobbling this stuff up

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          sharonfl Nov 18, 2013 12:15 PM

          Found the kosher Fage! Advisory to all, the hechsher is on the bottom of the carton, not the side. Strange placement.

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            EmpireState Nov 18, 2013 04:07 PM

            Thanks for the heads up on the location of the symbol. I never would have thought to turn the container upside down. It's good to have an alternative when Chobani is unavailable.

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              cheesecake17 Nov 18, 2013 05:48 PM

              On the containers I bought the hechsher is printed on the label, near the ingredients

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                koshergourmetmart Nov 18, 2013 08:11 PM

                i noticed it on the bottom as well. someone should point it out to them.

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                  cheesecake17 Nov 19, 2013 08:32 AM

                  Could be that the plain packages are updated to reflect the kosher status, while the fruit varieties are in old packages with the hechsher added on after

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                  sharonfl Nov 18, 2013 08:17 PM

                  It was on the bottom on the varieties that have the fruit topping packaged separately.

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                websterhall1994 Nov 20, 2013 08:13 AM

                I tried some of the 0% with the fruit separate. They have some delish exotic flavors like Pomegranate Cherry and Mango Guanabana. What's nice is you don't have to use all the fruit, so you can keep the calories and sugar down. It's slightly more whipped and less tart than the Chobani. On sale this week at Key Food for $1 each. Haven't seen the Blueberry Acai with a hashgacha yet.

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