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January 14, 2013 9:35 PM
I've only ever tried 2 brands, Chobani, because it's so popular, but I HATE it, the smell makes me feel sick alone, and the texture and sour taste, gross.

I love Fage yogurt, it's so thick and creamy, it's not chalky or anything, it's very smooth, but very thick. the flavored options are great because you can mix in as much as you want, but very high in sugar, i'm watching my added sugar so I've switched to the plain kind, and it tastes fine with 1 packet splenda, and even better with some cut up strawberries. Super filling, good, quick, lots of protein, no fat
January 14, 2013 10:22 PM
I have tried every brand/ flavor combo i can get my hands on & I cannot stand it. I would rather not eat than eat greek yogurt. I just had to give up on it. but, honestly, i'm not a big yogurt fan anyway.
I did notice that if it was extremely cold, almost frozen, it was much better.
Edited by meangrl29 On January 14, 2013 10:22 PM
January 14, 2013 10:59 PM

Was it fat free? sick I can't handle fat free dairy - non-fat usually means non-creamy, unless they've added something to it to make it creamy again.

If you've got a Trader Joe's in your area, their plain Greek yogurt in the 2% variety is excellent - very creamy and smooth, and has 24g of protein per cup. I'd go for their full fat yogurt, but for some reason it only has 9g of protein per cup. huh But the 2% is very nice - great with fruit & honey, in a smoothie, in my oatmeal, or as a sub for sour cream! Good stuff.
I'm with Amy. Fat-free dairy, particularly greek yogurt, is so runny and thin compared to 2% and whole-fat (the latter having similar texture to whipped cream due to the natural fat content).

Whole Foods sells Fage, both the 2% and whole-fat varieties, which have 18g to 20g of protein for the single containers. Either case, I do not eat the fruit-based ones since they are considerably lower in protein - I simply add my own fruit (if used) and sugar-free Jello cheesecake pudding mix to create instant protein cheesecake.
Edited by geekyjock76 On January 14, 2013 11:00 PM
January 14, 2013 11:10 PM
I personally prefer the Oikos and Chobani national brands (blueberry being my favorite in both brands) or plain with honey. My boyfriend is Greek and he says Fage (pronounced Fa-yeh) is the closest national brand to actual greek yogurt, but he also likes the plain Greek Gods one drizzled with honey & topped with fresh blueberries. You could also try going to an international market that sells homemade greek yogurt and get the plain and top it with honey or fruit of your choice.

Oh and I always go for the full fat. Fat free yogurt of any kind just tastes awful to me so I fit in the full fat version for better taste and satisfaction.
January 15, 2013 1:36 AM
Try low fat soft cheese: different texture to yoghurt, higher in protein than most.
January 18, 2013 4:55 AM
So I tried the Yoplait Greek 100 in Tropical Fruit! Not bad at all.... BRING ON THE PROTIEN!!!
January 18, 2013 5:03 AM
Try to buy plain as much as possible and add fruit to it. I also add walnuts or almonds (unsalted) and sprinkle cinnamon. I can eat almost any brand but right now I am eating Chobani. I normally look at the protein content and less sugar and sodium.
Edited by alf1163 On January 18, 2013 5:04 AM
January 18, 2013 5:06 AM
Chobani rocks!
January 18, 2013 5:07 AM
I have never heard any complaints on Fage, o% or 2%, any flavors. Personally, I hate yogurt, and the only kind I can stomach is Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla. Eat one a day, gag every time. I will never be able to handle the texture of Greek. Good luck.
January 18, 2013 5:08 AM

Screw greek yogurt. There are some things people don't need to substitute and as a yogurt lover myself...this is one of them!
I've tried greek yogurt twice now, by yoplait, and yuck...horrible tasting.

Their greek yogurt is HORRIBLE! It's all chemical tasting!

One thing you could do, is take regular plain yogurt and strain it through a colendar w/paper towel in it, to remove some of the whey water, and it makes it thicker, more protein, but you could control the texture (i.e. how thick you want it). I usually leave mine overnight.
January 24, 2013 1:52 PM


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