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    hello mda'ers. i have a question for you. i am beginning to see a lot more commercials for greek yogurt and i have even picked up a few cartons at the local grocery store. my question is: is the big yogurt company, lets call them...."noplait", ruining the greek yogurt? is this really sudo greek yogurt or does it get the "mark" of approval" ?

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    I have never seen any of their yogurt worth eating. Yet, if they made a full fat plain version it might be okay. I've found Fage to be the best with Greek God second (but a distant second). I have never found any other brand in full fat in my town, though I am sure they exist. Sadly, no one in town carries teh full fat any more so I don't bother with it.

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    • #3
      Most of the commercial Greek yogurt available here is low-fat imitation stuff--it has milk protein added back in to bump it up and thickeners to make it creamy.
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      • #4
        yoplait is a joke all around. Spring for full fat Fage. You will never even give yoplait (or most other brands) a second glance. Good yogurt should only have a couple of ingredients (milk, cultures)
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        • #5
          Yoplait's "Greek" yogurt is disgusting. Tried it once. Never again.

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          • #6
            ^ +1. I used to get Chobani (nonfat *shudder*) but have since switched to full-fat Fage. Never going back - it's like heaven on a spoon :P
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            • #7
              Back when I ate greek yogurt I was a big fan of Greek God. It's less expensive than Fage and being a Classics major I geek out the product marketing. Plus - anything to disassociate myself from the whole foods chicks touting it and taking every opportunity to correct others with 'It's actually pronounced 'Fay-Yuh'" /eyeroll
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              • #8
                Fage or Trader joe's all the way.
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                • #9
                  Greek God is good too but hard to find full fat.
                  If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                  • #10
                    If I can't find the full fat Fage I will get either the 2% Fage or Chobani and add flax meal or cream to it, depending on if I put protein powder in it or not (cream makes it less thick).

                    I saw some yokel call Fage "Fag-ee" once and he seriously thought it was another "liberal conspiracy" to get us all accustomed to having homosexuals become part of normal society. I didn't have the heart to tell him that his mom and dad were probably brother and sister.
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                    • #11
                      Kind of, yeah. "Greek" just refers to the consistency (and therefore higher protein), because more of the whey is strained out. But 'noplait' and 'doh-nnon' have cheapened the idea of having a healthy full fat yogurt by still adding sugar and taking fat out--the highest I could find was 2%. So now I just make my own with full fat milk and strain it into "Greek"
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                      • #12
                        The farm store where I buy Pequea (pron Peck-wah )Valley Farms yogurt - full fat from grass-feed cows from Lancaster Pa. was out yesterday -It's better than any yogurt I've ever had. I went looking for some full-fat at the Safeway and guess what - it was mostly ALL low-fat or no-fat - with a 2% Fage, being thrown in.

                        It was mostly for DH, but I do eat it once in awhile - especially for breakfast if I don't have time for cooking. Anyway I ended up settling for Safeway brand Open Nature Cream top. Took me about 5 minutes of looking to find it in the sea of not fat. Nowhere near as creamy and good as the other stuff. I hope they're restocked by next week.

                        This all out aversion to fat is getting worse.
                        Last edited by Lynna; 03-31-2011, 10:08 AM. Reason: because I can't spell Pequea

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                        • #13
                          we always use full-fat fage

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                          • #14
                            I make my own full-fat Greek yogurt and it's awesome. No comparison to the store-bought rubbish.

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                            • #15
                              I've been thinking of making my own. At this point, I've given up on the commercial Greek yogurts and have switched to an organic, full-fat goat milk variety.
                              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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