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    I've been having trouble finding full fat greek yogurt so I've been calling health food stores and a couple of them said they had the Liberte and Olympic brands with 10-11 percent fat. Is that full fat? Are these good brands?

    I live in Canada so I cant get Fage and its hard to find a lot of things like this here.

    Anyone know any good places in Vancouver Canada that sells full fat greek yogurt?

    Any suggestiongs on types of stores or chains to try? I've already been to whole foods and the only full fat brand they have is Greek Godz.

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    IIRC, full fat milk has about 4% fat, so full fat yogurt should be about the same. Where I am located (Virginia), Cabot 10% fat Greek yogurt is available. As I understand it, they add milk fat (I guess the fat that is removed from milk to make skim milk?) to make the fat content higher than full milk.
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    • #3
      10% is good. But I can't share brands with you, as we don't live on the same side as the world.
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      • #4
        I've also had a hard time finding full-fat yogurt here in the US. Even Whole Foods didn't have any, but I did find Greek Gods at a local "normal" grocery store. *sigh* But no guarantee if the cows it came from were pastured.

        The nutrition data for plain, full-fat yogurt, per 4 oz/113g is this:
        Calories 69
        Fat 4g
        Carbs 5g
        Protein 4g
        (per Nutrition Data, Yogurt, plain, whole milk)

        The nutrition data on the back of the Greek Gods container for 4 oz/113g is this:
        Calories 130
        Fat 11g
        Carbs 5g
        Protein 4g
        --and one of the ingredients listed is "cream", so I imagine they added cream to the full-fat milk when they made it, to increase the fat content. Another ingredient is pectin, I'm not sure how much that would affect the nutrition data.

        I've tried making my own yogurt in the past, but used low-fat milk and it came out nasty. It's no wonder they add sugar and fruit to low/non-fat yogurt. I may have to try making it again using organic whole milk.

        I found this on the Greek Gods website: "Traditional Greek Yogurt is a strained yogurt typically made with cow's milk or goat's milk and usually contains between 9%-10% milk fat, whereas typical whole milk varieties of yogurt found in your local grocer generally don't exceed 3.5% milk fat. The higher milk fat and unique manufacturing process makes for a much smoother body, and creamier mouth appeal that you won't find in traditional yogurts."

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        • #5
          It seems most peoples gripe with greek gods is that it uses skim milk products. I read liberte's ingredients list and it listed skim milk on it, is this bad?

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          • #6
            I make homemade from whole milk OR if your feeling frisky half/half. Excellent stuff and very easy to make for a fraction of the cost Homemade Yogurt | Paleo Diet Lifestyle. You will not be disappointed and you have the final say on fat content and/or sweeteners.

            You can replace the starter in his instructions with a tablespoon or two of commercial live culture yogurt (i use fage...but any live culture sort should do).
            Last edited by Neckhammer; 08-16-2012, 10:04 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Goldie View Post
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              I've tried making my own yogurt in the past, but used low-fat milk and it came out nasty. It's no wonder they add sugar and fruit to low/non-fat yogurt. I may have to try making it again using organic whole milk.
              Oh yeah, the low fat crud was definitely the problem. Definitely give it another go.

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              • #8
                10% in mine

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                • #9
                  11% Greek yogurt is the highest fat I've found (in canada). I buy anything from 6% and higher. Greek is thicker because some of the liquid (whey) is drained off, which also concentrates the fat and solids.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Matil View Post
                    I've been having trouble finding full fat greek yogurt so I've been calling health food stores and a couple of them said they had the Liberte and Olympic brands with 10-11 percent fat. Is that full fat? Are these good brands?

                    I live in Canada so I cant get Fage and its hard to find a lot of things like this here.

                    Anyone know any good places in Vancouver Canada that sells full fat greek yogurt?

                    Any suggestiongs on types of stores or chains to try? I've already been to whole foods and the only full fat brand they have is Greek Godz.
                    I buy the Olympic Brand Krema yogurt. It's 11%. You can get it at Save on, Thrifty's, Natures Fair, and I think Safeway. Where are you in Vancouver? I'm in Langley. Cheers to the West Coast!!!

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                    • #11
                      I think Ive located something worthwhile. Its called Liberte Mediterranne.

                      Its plain and it has 10 percent MF.

                      Is there anything wrong with this ingredient list? Whole milk, cream, milk protein concentrate, bacterial cultures. No skim milk products

                      What does MF stand for in yogurt? Does Mediterranne mean greek?

                      It took some effort tracking this down. One of the places I went to that I called beforehand didn't actually have this particuar version. 1 out of the three organic stores I tried had it and I only walked in by chance, it was a food co-op.

                      I emailed Liberte as well for an ingredient list, hopefully this stuff works out, then I can make ranch dressing

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                      • #12
                        I'm in Canada as well.

                        As Matil said, Liberte Mediterranean is pretty good.

                        If you can find Stodinakis (sp?) yogurt, it's probably my favorite. Farm Boys sometimes carry them. Astro also has a 10% greek yogurt that is tasy.

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                        • #13
                          Are there any full fat organics? Right now my main squeeze is Fage Total, but I'd love to find a full fat organic. I've seen a 2% from Wallaby something-or-other that was quite yummy at Whole Foods.
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                          • #14
                            No, haven't seen any good organic full fat yogurt, we just have to take what we can get right now I guess.

                            Also I saw Liberte full fat at a different whole foods today, annoying how certain locations only carry certain stuff. I can get native forest coconut milk at one whole foods but only light at the other, helps with getting more walking in though.

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