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Feb 19, 2014 08:38 PM

Organic greek yogurt options, plain, whole or 2%

What are the options locally besides Wallaby? I've only seen 2% at Whole Foods. Does anyone carry there whole milk version?

I prefer whole but will accept 2%. I want it strained without thickeners.

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  1. Straus Family Creamery and Nancy's both make a whole milk Greek without thickeners. I see them at some WFs, but not all of them. Because they carry those brands, they'll usually order for you if you ask.

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    1. re: revets2

      Very helpful. Thanks. I'll start pestering them. I didn't know that either existed.

    2. Trader Joe's carries Greek yogurt (not sure about the organic part) made with whole milk. It has a blueish label.

      1. TJ's European Style "Organic Plain Whole Milk yogurt is made by Straus (Straus equiv here: )

        Up north, it's avail in 2%, down south, it's only avail whole, which apparently is perfect for you.

        It is not exactly the "Greek" style, but Greece is Europe. so.. ;)

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        1. re: TonyC

          I wasn't talking about the "European" yogurt at TJ's. I was in fact referring to a product sold as "Greek" yogurt. It is available in whole milk (something like 300 calories per serving) and nonfat (something like 30 calories). I believe it is also available in a lowfat version but I wouldn't stake my life on it. But it is definitely called "Greek," and it is definitely available full-fat. It is in my refrigerator at home.

          1. re: Jack Flash

            The TJs European is a great buy vs. buying Straus at WF or somewhere else. For Greek-style or lebneh, we strain it in cheese cloth overnight and it's awesome. We use the leftover whey to ferment veggies and feed the dogs.

            That being said, we've moved to goat yogurt. Redwood Farms is our fave, but the TJs version has gotten much better and creamier. It used to be a little grainy.

            Any one seen greek-style goat in SoCal? Only seen Coach Farms in NYC.

            1. re: Jack Flash

              And I wasn't talking about TJ "Greek" yogurt, nor was I replying to your post, but merely pointing out a TJ products is confirmed to be sourced from Straus. The "Greek" style product will either be from Alta Dena, or Rockview, both rank extremely low on the Cornucopia survey.

              JudiAU, as shown through previous posts, cares about sourcing, hence my reply.

              1. re: TonyC

                The organic cream at the top full fat milk is also Straus, no?

                1. re: revets2


                  though they're not avail at every TJ. you gotta call, or keep a Google map.

                  that milk + TJ/Unibroue Trois Pistoles knock-off/collab/"Vintage Ale" are the best 2 liquidity things found at TJ IMO.

                  1. re: TonyC

                    Great tips! Any other TJ faves?

                    1. re: TonyC

                      Those Canadians do Belgian better than the Begians.

              2. I don't know if its "organic" per se, but Go Greek Yogurt in Beverly Hills on Bedford is really good. They have whole, 2% and skim. Toppings are pretty unique, they have a bunch like sour cherry and a carrot with some honey. Its pretty expensive though (like 7 bucks), its kind of got that "pinkberry" vibe to it, but I really liked it.


                1. JudiAU, saw this at WF Arroyo Parkway this weekend. There was only one left!

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                  1. re: revets2

                    Excellent. Thanks. And yes, sourcing matters.