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    I tried greek yogurt for the 1st time last night. I was very excited about it and after my workout planned a little meal of GY w/sliced cherries and almonds. I couldn't wait to sit down and chow.


    OMG! That has got to be the nastiest tasting stuff I have EVER had.


    So I've given up my favorite snack to go, my favorite need something sweet to eat dessert and my lunch time salad companion (was heavily hooked on Dannon Lite 'N Fit) for what I thought was going to be a great alternative...not so much, not ever again!


    Does anyone have a suitable substitute? I really like yogurt. And I'm truly at a loss when it comes to something small, quick and easy. Please friends, help!


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    what brand did you get? I've found quite a difference...the full fat is much better than the lower fat...I've tried Fage, Chobani, Oikois, TJ brand...

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      I like Fage Total, but I can't eat it without some natural sweetner, like stevia. It's very bitter if I don't use something.

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        I second the full-fat, and I like mixing in a little bit of unsweetened applesauce and cinnamon. Adds just enough sweetness.

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          Bitter? I remember the first time I tried yogurt, early twenties, and found it distasteful because was sour, not sweet. I think sour is the word I want; you know, from the conversion of the milk.


          I don't have any Greek yogurt experience, so maybe bitter it is.

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            Sour might be a better description. In any case, it's not a taste I find appealing without stevia.

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              I love greek yogurt and can eat it plain. However, I do now that many people just can not stand it without adding some sort of sweetness to it.

              What I found to work very well is to add home-made fruit spreads to it. I make my own strawberry and resberrie jams with no sugar or little bit of honey and just add couple of teaspoons to my greek yogurt.

              Some poeple don't like the thick texture that's natural to Greek yogurt, some don't like the sourness.

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                I like to warm up some fresh fruit (could add some melted butter to the fruit, not sure how that would mix though) and then stir it into the yogurt....can add some vanilla bean too....I agree plain greek yogurt is like trying to eat sour cream straight (which is why its used as a substitute)....try adding some different things and see what works for you...I enjoy kefir too

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                  I've been eating Oikois full-fat about 3 times a week. Best miv I've found is to take 1/3 cup of it and stir it together with 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, and a pinch of cinnamon. The yogurt nearly freezes and becomes more like a frozen custard!

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                    I bought the Fage 5% full fat yogurt. Sour is a good description of it (downright gross is another) and maybe as a sour cream replacment it has some value but as a snack it won't really cut it. To much prep to make it palatable.


                    I still haven't tried stevia yet, maybe this weekend when I shop I'll try it. Does it work like sugar or other sweetners? (I'm a splenda person myself.)

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                      It's an acquired taste. I felt the same way the first time I tasted it. I now add a little honey and mix in berries with banana slices and boy that makes it taste great!

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                        I could eat the plain Fage by the 17-ounce tub. In fact, I do exactly that from time to time (good portable lunch for work).


                        Nothing added at all. Love that tartness!


                        Oddly, I really don't care for sour cream at all...


                        The perverse thing is that the protein content appears to rise as the fat content drops, if'n you read the labels.

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                          I buy organic Greek yogurt by Leo Valley in the UK. It doesn't taste tarty at all and has a wonderful creamy consitency.

                          I love it!

                          M

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                            OMG, I can't believe there was a thread started with this title!!! I told my husband that he can buy all the Breyers Ice-Cream in the world, but if I have 100% Fat Greek Yogurt, some walnuts and berries and a drizzle of Organic, Grade B Maple Syrup....HEAVEN!!!

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                              I am Turkish by origin and I love Turkish yogurt ;-) Well, I am pretty sure that it is the same as what you call Greek yogurt (this is all the same shared cuisine any way :-) ). If it is sour, it is probably not enough fresh. This kind of yogurt, without any preservatives, can quickly get too old and sour. I live in France now and I have found an Armenian shop that sells fresh Turkish yogurt and I was happy to feel again on my tongue its fresh and thick texture. But I add some drops of stevia. It is also very nice with some fresh fruit slices instead (I know that peaches must not be abused but they are terrific with yogurt; berries are also very good).


                              Murat

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