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October 6, 2010 9:11 AM
is greek yogurt supposed to taste like sour cream normally? i tried it for the first time today and it tasted like sour cream so i added raspberries to it to make it taste better . . . . now it tastes like raspberries and sour cream. any suggestions?
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October 6, 2010 9:13 AM
Did you get plain? I can't stomach plain. So I get vanilla or one of the fruit flavours. I love Chobani, particular pomegranate.
October 6, 2010 9:16 AM
last time I tried it I am pretty sure that is what wall paper paste tastes like... It varies depending on the brand.
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October 6, 2010 9:17 AM
If you want a healthy low fat yoghurt that tastes yummy try this:
http://www.oetker.co.uk/oetker_uk/html/default/debi-7m2mbd.en.html

Its a fat free strawberry one, its reasonably cheap and tastes delicious.
I also used to use it to make breakfast smoothies with banana and whatever fruit i had lying around.

HIGHLY recommended =)
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October 6, 2010 9:18 AM
I add vanilla and splenda and then mix in either cocoa, berries, pumpkin etc to make it flavoured. That way I get the plain fat free stuff but know exactly what I am adding. But yes on its own its a bit bitter :)

Oh and its also greak to add instead of mayo to tuna or if you are making a curry or some kind of sauce you want creamy boosts the protien content a bit too!
Edited by NinjaPrincess On October 6, 2010 9:18 AM
October 6, 2010 9:18 AM
Just like regular yogurt, plain greek yogurt would be a great substitute for sour cream, but no, it's not supposed to taste like it.
I ADORE Chobani Greek Yogurt. In fact...the strawberry banana is fabulous. I have one every day for my morning snack.
October 6, 2010 9:18 AM
i love it! you get used to it after a few days! its so thick and creamy - i couldn't go back to any other fake flavored watery textured yogurt!
October 6, 2010 9:20 AM
A girl at my gym swears by adding blueberries and Honey; she say's it's delish.
October 6, 2010 9:21 AM
I tried Brown Cow Greek Yogurt (Vanilla) for the first time today because all I keep hearing is that it's sooooo good and soooo good for you.

I could not stomach it!!!! I wish I could eat it, but there is NO WAY. Ick.
October 6, 2010 9:22 AM
Greek yogurt is richer than regular so some brands might taste like sour cream to you. Chobani is rich and yummy with no fat. I like the flavored ones. It also has lots of protein.
October 6, 2010 9:24 AM
I add Honey to mine. Yes it tastes a little on the sour cream side at first.

I ll have to try the pumpking idea..LOVE pumpkin.
;-)
October 6, 2010 9:25 AM
I eat the Voskos fat free vanilla bean honey.
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October 6, 2010 9:25 AM
I think it is definitely an acquired taste. It took me some time to stomach it. It is thicker than regular yogurt and can be bitter, especially plain.

I LOVE Fage 0% Plain with 2 teaspoons of Trader Joe's Reduced Sugar Preserves mixed in. I eat this an hour before my workouts, yum!
Edited by bobspdx On October 6, 2010 9:26 AM
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October 6, 2010 9:30 AM
You can save a lot of money if you buy plain, fat free yogurt (the regular old kind) and then strain it. I take a large container and let it sit in a wire sieive over night in the fridge (its over a bowl). All the excess liquid comes out and you end up with basically greek yogurt. I can get a large container for less than $1.50 -- much cheaper and very yummy!
October 6, 2010 9:31 AM
I like dannon.....I keep it all the time because hey it does taste like yogrut...my husband even likes it....we eat it on baked potatoes....my 8 year old son loves to eat it with honey and strawberries....I am really wanting to use it in other dishes....it is awesome.
October 6, 2010 9:58 AM
I don't like plain either. I really like the Chobani Honey (the vanilla is too sweet for me) but yea, greek yogurt is not what you think of as yogurt- its much more like a sour cream or almost like a cheese. They are filling but def. an acquired taste.

You can also try plain (non greek) yogurt with a touch of lemon juice to start teaching your brain to think of it as a savory snack instead of a sweet one.
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October 6, 2010 10:03 AM
Yeah, you are right-- it taste kind of like sour cream. But, to make it better I add stevia or honey. I have a hard time eating yogurt (something about the consistency), but when I do have it I add stuff to it.
October 6, 2010 10:03 AM
Try adding a litte honey and top it off with walnuts or granola. Adding fruit will also make it more tolerable.
October 6, 2010 10:07 AM
The plain is the best for you, has less carbs, I have to watch my carb & sugar intake. I add a packet of truvia to mine and it really helps!
October 6, 2010 12:02 PM
Omg, I loooove greek yogurt, ever since finding it at a grocery store near me a couple of weeks ago I've gone through 4-5 large size containers. A couple of times I've eaten the entire container in one day. embarassed

But then last time I went grocery shopping they didn't have the vanilla flavor so I bought plain, and I forgot to buy honey to mix into it, so I tried to eat it on its own...and it was too sour/tart for me... I'm sure I just need to get used to it (or I need to get some honey), but I much prefer the vanilla flavor.
October 6, 2010 12:28 PM
When I was in San Francisco I found a brand called Fage. I absolutely loved the 2% version, as it tasted like ice cream to me. It didn't taste sour at all, but maybe I have had so little cream the last six months that it tasted so darned good in contrast. I suppose you could add a bit of sucralose or honey to sweeten it slightly.

Anyhow I wish I could find Fage here at home in Vancouver, the only Greek style yogurt I can find is horrible in comparison. So try different brands,they may taste different!
Edited by davebarron On October 6, 2010 12:34 PM
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October 6, 2010 12:48 PM
I can't eat it straight out of the cup like you would yogurt, but I do use it in place of sour cream in lots of stuff. I add powdered ranch mix to it as a veggie dip. Add a little milk and it makes a terrific ranch salad dressing for many less calories than even lite ranch, with an added protein boost.

I recently bought onion dip mix and I am going to try using it in greek yogurt as a dip for crackers at my next family party. I am not gonna tell anyone, and see what they think!

I also have found that I prefer the "Greek Gods" brand. It is much less grainy than the dannon or yoplait versions.
October 6, 2010 12:57 PM
question..I don't know if this sounds dumb or not, but could you add a little vanilla extract to it to make it taste a little better. I haven't had plain Greek yogurt, but I plan on trying it soon and that sounded like a good idea. but maybe not?
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October 6, 2010 1:48 PM
QUOTE:

You can save a lot of money if you buy plain, fat free yogurt (the regular old kind) and then strain it. I take a large container and let it sit in a wire sieive over night in the fridge (its over a bowl). All the excess liquid comes out and you end up with basically greek yogurt. I can get a large container for less than $1.50 -- much cheaper and very yummy!


This is what I do! (I put cheese cloth in the wire strainer then dump the yogurt into that. ) Works like a charm. drinker Much less expensive, too! (I actually made my own yogurt, then strained it, which is even cheaper... 3 jars of yogurt for a couple of dollars.)
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October 6, 2010 2:59 PM
QUOTE:

question..I don't know if this sounds dumb or not, but could you add a little vanilla extract to it to make it taste a little better. I haven't had plain Greek yogurt, but I plan on trying it soon and that sounded like a good idea. but maybe not?
Yes, you totally could do this, I actually tried it, but I was still missing the sweetness...adding any sort of sweetener would make it taste exactly like the vanilla flavor imo. (I just happen to not have any sweetener on hand at the moment)

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