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July 29, 2012 11:37 AM
Ive got to try this cocoa powder/ greek yogurt thing..sounds like a great idea. Ive been wondering if greek yogurt will freeze? Also, is there no calories in the cocoa powder?
July 29, 2012 11:44 AM
I love Chobani, Trader Joe's and Dannon Oikos brands- all flavors. Fage is good too just more expensive. I tried Yoplait's Strawberry Greek and it was the most fake tasting strawberry ever- gross! All the Chobani ones I have in the fridge now have 5 probiotic cultures. No matter which brand you buy it will have some probiotics just because it's yogurt.
July 29, 2012 11:45 AM
Fage - Cherry/Pomegranate is yummy!
July 29, 2012 11:46 AM
Love Fage plain, buy it in the large size so I can use it for "other stuff." But to be honest, I've begun making my own yogurt at home according to a recipe I found on I make it with skim or powdered milk. The more whey (the liquid) you drain off, the thicker the yogurt is, so some of it I drain very well and voila! My own version of cream cheese. By making it with skim milk, it's fat free. But if I MUST buy commercially made yogurt, it's Fage plain all the way.
July 29, 2012 11:51 AM
I've tried sOOo many and my favorite is FAGE-w/ Honey....O.M.G!! You gotta try it! Hands down THE best! :D
July 29, 2012 11:53 AM

Ok, jes a personal opinion here. I have tried the Chibani and the Oikos. I prefer the oikos. the Chibani isnt thick, and tastes the same as regular yogurt. The Oikos is thick, and creamy, and delicious. I like the fruit better than the honey, but again, it is jes my taste preference.

I agree with this poster. The first greek yogurt I tried was Chobani and I didn't like it. I tried once more with Oikos and I loved it. It's on my regular shopping list. My favorite is the raspberry, but it's always gone at my local supermarket. :-(
July 29, 2012 11:55 AM
Greek Gods is not Greek yogurt. It is "Greek style" yogurt, which means regular yogurt + thickeners (in this case, pectin). It's fine for what it is, but you can get much cheaper regular yogurt.
July 29, 2012 11:57 AM
Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt is great with calories (80 for strawberry and 90 for blueberry). I love this yogurt!
July 29, 2012 11:59 AM

Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt is great with calories (80 for strawberry and 90 for blueberry). I love this yogurt!

-sigh- Dannon Light & Fit is not Greek yogurt, and really, it is barely yogurt at all. It has three artificial sweeteners, which I've never seen in any other product, ever.
July 29, 2012 11:59 AM
Fage is the best. Hands down. Authentic and perfect texture. My friend is a professor of Greek Art and spends a lot of time in Greece and she swears it's the best that you get outside of Greece.
July 29, 2012 12:04 PM
Oikos honey flavor is my all time favorite.
I sometimes get Fage Lemon flavor, but most of the Fage yogis are too sour for me.
Edited by delilah47 On July 29, 2012 12:05 PM
July 29, 2012 12:05 PM
I just heard an article on NPR about how there are only a few brands that sell real Greek yogurt. Fage and Chobani are the only ones I know of. If the protein is really low and it has some sort of starch or thickener it is not real Greek yogurt.
July 29, 2012 12:08 PM
Fage plain 0% is the best. I add blueberries and cinnamon to mine! Sam's Club sells a 4 cup container of it for under $5! That's an amazing price for such an amazing product IMO!
July 29, 2012 12:08 PM

I've only tried Liberte and Presidents choice and I love the Liberte one. Lemon, cherry, strawberry, vanilla. they are all good.

I believe that Liberte has the least calories per serving that I have seen in Toronto (non-fat, plain). Plain is better to add fruit and maybe a bit of high protein granola or hemp hearts, chia seeds.wink
July 29, 2012 12:09 PM

Any of them nonfat, plain are disgusting. Whichever brand I get, I always make sure its flavored or vanilla. When I first started eating greek yogurt, I thought it tasted like spoiled milk, but I'm slowly getting used to it. I don't know if you have a Krogers near you, but the brand I've discovered that I like the most is the generic Krogers brand of Vanilla.

My favorite thing to do with it is to mix Hershey's dark chocolate cocoa powder, Stevia, and vanilla flavoring. It reminds me of chocolate soft serve ice cream if you put it in the freezer 20 mins before you eat it :D

That's an awesome idea! Thanks for the tip! I usually use plain and add sugar free caramel sauce to it but don't like that it has splenda in it so thanks for the healthier version :-)
July 29, 2012 12:12 PM
I have had Chobani and Oikois (sp?) and both seemed decent to me. I guess it's really up to personal preferences. You might want to try both and see which one you like better.
July 29, 2012 12:13 PM
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July 29, 2012 12:19 PM
Chobani champions! it's the kids version, and I like it bc the portions are smaller but definitely satisfying enough for me for a snack. I used to get the chobani regular single servings (omg the black cherry is so good!) but it was more than I needed and too much sugar.

Plain, I like chobani or fage. For sweet, it's great mixed with fresh fruit and cinnamon (and a little honey if i'm really craving it). It also makes a great creamy salad dressing: I mix a little balsamic vinegar and lemon juice into a few tablespoons. Delicious!
July 29, 2012 12:22 PM
Why I get it? Protein

Which? Fage, 0% fat plain. Then I mix in my own honey and berries :-)

or pineapple chobani cuz' it's amazing!
July 29, 2012 12:23 PM
Greek Gods with Honey. AMAZINGLY thick and creamy....oh its like ice cream to me. Its the best Greek yogurt I have found.
July 29, 2012 12:26 PM
I read this on the NPR website last week. It helps in choosing what you want in a Greek yogurt.
July 29, 2012 4:51 PM
I like Dannon and Oikos but the flavored ones are full of a lot of sugar. I also like Cabot Greek style yogurt, I'm disappointed to find out that the yogurts that I like aren't really Greek yogurt, I guess I'll have to try the FAGE to get that authentic Greek yogurt.
July 29, 2012 5:00 PM
flowerforyou I just tried your suggestion to mix the chocolate baking powder and vanilla flavoring into the greek yogurt. I added splenda because I don't have stevia, but it IS delicious! Thanks!
July 29, 2012 5:09 PM

Ive got to try this cocoa powder/ greek yogurt thing..sounds like a great idea. Ive been
if greek yogurt will freeze? Also, is there no calories in the cocoa powder?

15 calories per TBS (5 gm) of Nestle's Toll House Cocoa powder.
July 29, 2012 5:16 PM
I've tried several brands myself, but Fage is the only one I like (actually, I love it). The texture and mouth feel of Chobani and Oikos reminds me of an overly processed food stuff. Like several others, I also get the 0% plain and add my own fresh fruit instead of buying the ones with the syrupy stuff in the side cars.


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