NikkiJoT

Yoplait Greek Yogurt

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I think this topic was started somewhere in the hundreds of pages of the June Staplers thread, but in case others are interested...

I got some of this yogurt at Albertson's today and tried it and thought I would post my thoughts.

I got the plain (less sugar), but they had flavored as well. Strawberry, Blueberry and Honey.

Tastewise I thought it was good. With two packs of sweetner, it tasted very similar to the Fage 0% I usually eat and with kashi cereal, a little strawberries and banana thrown in, it made a tasty breakfast!

The Yoplait doesn't quite measure up to Fage on nutrition: (both 6 oz)

..............Yoplait.....Fage

Calories... 100..........90

Sugar.......9.............7

Sodium.....90...........65

Protein.....14...........15

Yoplait is also 0%, so fat was zero for both.

HOWEVER, the Yoplait was $1.29 versus the Fage which is $1.89. So I might get it now and again for that reason.

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Thanks for posting all the information about the Yoplait vs Fage. I can't get Fage up here in Toronto - I'll have to have a look around and see if the other is available and do like you - add some fruit and Kashi! :)

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Thanks for posting that Nikki. Maybe since Yoplait is a big brand name, it will be more easily available than Fage. Plus the price is WAY more attractive. The cheapest I can get Fage locally is $2, which I think is a ridiculous price.

Did the Yoplait only come in 0%, or was it also available in 2% as well?

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Thanks for posting that Nikki. Maybe since Yoplait is a big brand name, it will be more easily available than Fage. Plus the price is WAY more attractive. The cheapest I can get Fage locally is $2, which I think is a ridiculous price.

Did the Yoplait only come in 0%, or was it also available in 2% as well?

At the Albertson's where I got it, they had the plain 0% and the three flavors only, so I don't know if other than 0% is available or they just chose not to carry it. This particular Albertson's doesn't even carry Fage and it's the biggest one I've seen. I have a smaller store I usually go to and they have Fage for $1.89. Otherwise I get it at Henry's for $1.99. It's never on sale either! Potentially the Yoplait will be on sale and even cheaper! I know they also carry the Yoplait at the smaller store because I saw a guy buying it in front of me the last time I was there, so I will check and see if they carry other flavors, 2% or full fat versions and get back to you!

I hope the baby is growing and healthy! Did you post baby bump photos??

I'm not around much anymore, so I miss alot!!

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At the Albertson's where I got it, they had the plain 0% and the three flavors only, so I don't know if other than 0% is available or they just chose not to carry it. This particular Albertson's doesn't even carry Fage and it's the biggest one I've seen. I have a smaller store I usually go to and they have Fage for $1.89. Otherwise I get it at Henry's for $1.99. It's never on sale either! Potentially the Yoplait will be on sale and even cheaper! I know they also carry the Yoplait at the smaller store because I saw a guy buying it in front of me the last time I was there, so I will check and see if they carry other flavors, 2% or full fat versions and get back to you!

I hope the baby is growing and healthy! Did you post baby bump photos??

I'm not around much anymore, so I miss alot!!

I'm crossing my fingers that Walmart will sell it. Right now all they have is the Oikos, which I don't like at all.

Yep, the baby is doing great...thanks for asking! :) I'm having some problems related to the pregnancy, but I'm hanging in there. I have an ongoing thread over on the Pregnancy board, but I haven't posted baby bump photos in awhile...gotta take some soon and do that.

Did you know Kim had her baby a few days ago? You gotta visit TT more often Nikki...you've been missed!

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I'm crossing my fingers that Walmart will sell it. Right now all they have is the Oikos, which I don't like at all.

Yep, the baby is doing great...thanks for asking! :) I'm having some problems related to the pregnancy, but I'm hanging in there. I have an ongoing thread over on the Pregnancy board, but I haven't posted baby bump photos in awhile...gotta take some soon and do that.

Did you know Kim had her baby a few days ago? You gotta visit TT more often Nikki...you've been missed!

I still don't see the greek yogurt on the US Yoplait website, so it's hard to say what they have and who is carrying it. Hopefully Walmart will! We don't have superwalmarts around here, so I don't have that option.

Yes, I do need to come around more and the next time I have some time, I am going to peruse the pregnancy board and see the updates and pictures!!

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Thanks for the info.

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But Im a confirmed Fage guy. Its a whole meal for me at least three days a week, so the price point difference is inconsequential. I eat the 2%, not the 0%.

I just like the taste texture and consistency of Fage. So sorry to those of you who cant get it.

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I'm surprised at the price ya'll are paying for fage... I buy chobani for like $0.89.

100 calories, 18 grams of protein... I'll mix it with 3/4 cup of special k protein plus cereal for a 200 calorie/28g protein breakfast.

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I'm surprised at the price ya'll are paying for fage... I buy chobani for like $0.89.

100 calories, 18 grams of protein... I'll mix it with 3/4 cup of special k protein plus cereal for a 200 calorie/28g protein breakfast.

I can't abide chobani.. thin, watery and sour as all get out!

I'm a dyed in the wool, Fagehead.

For the above nutrition comparison, note that the Fage is a 7 oz container, not 6 oz.

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But Im a confirmed Fage guy. Its a whole meal for me at least three days a week, so the price point difference is inconsequential. I eat the 2%, not the 0%.

I just like the taste texture and consistency of Fage. So sorry to those of you who cant get it.

I have been eating Fage all along but wanted to give Yoplait a try since it's new. Although I tried the 2% Fage and it tasted like pure cream to me! I'm definately a 0%-er! I would say the quality of Fage is higher than Yoplait for sure. In fact, I had a Yoplait yesterday and Fage today and did notice a difference. Not enough to go for Yoplait now and again when I'm tight on the cash, though!!

I'm surprised at the price ya'll are paying for fage... I buy chobani for like $0.89.

100 calories, 18 grams of protein... I'll mix it with 3/4 cup of special k protein plus cereal for a 200 calorie/28g protein breakfast.

I have never tried the Chobani. I didn't notice the price but they did have it in stock where I bought the Yoplait. I suppose I should give that a try too - to be fair!

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I can't abide chobani.. thin, watery and sour as all get out!

I'm a dyed in the wool, Fagehead.

For the above nutrition comparison, note that the Fage is a 7 oz container, not 6 oz.

The 0% Fage comes in 6 oz only for some reason, so the ounce size was comparible. I knew you wouldn't go for any other kind of yogurt, but Yoplait might be a nice alternate for those not able to get Fage or who don't like others.

On a side note, I love the reaction of cashiers sometimes when i have a half a basket full of Fage, 2 full boxes of Kashi protein bars, and 4 boxes of Kashi cereal. They almost always ask me about it and I am happy to comment!!

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I have never tried the Chobani. I didn't notice the price but they did have it in stock where I bought the Yoplait. I suppose I should give that a try too - to be fair!

it's definitely not as thick as fage, but that's why I prefer it (but different strokes for different folks!)

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The 0% Fage comes in 6 oz only for some reason, so the ounce size was comparible. I knew you wouldn't go for any other kind of yogurt, but Yoplait might be a nice alternate for those not able to get Fage or who don't like others.

On a side note, I love the reaction of cashiers sometimes when i have a half a basket full of Fage, 2 full boxes of Kashi protein bars, and 4 boxes of Kashi cereal. They almost always ask me about it and I am happy to comment!!

Okay- I didn't realize the 0% was a smaller container.. weird!

And we have them order two cases of fage and set them in the back for me, every other week. They think I'm odd, but don't question me anymore. lol.

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I've seen a lot of great things mentioned about greek yogurts, and although I'm still pre-op I've been keeping my eyes open in the supermarkets looking for any that are flavored, but I've never seen them. I love yogurt, but it has to be flavored, I can't stand the plain unflavored I think it's so gross. (cottage cheese for the same reason...yick). I can never find any sugar free yogurts, always reduced sugar but never sugar free.

So it's good to hear that flavored Fage does in fact exist, the only obstacle is finding it.

One thing I am curious about though, what is the difference between regular yogurt and Greek? What's in it that makes it Greek? Is it not cow's milk?

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Well, the cows speak Greek, for one thing lol!!! :) I got the following info from an internet site:

"Greek style yogurt is a very thick yogurt that is either made from milk that has had some of the water removed or by straining whey from plain yogurt to make it thicker and creamier. Greek-style yogurt tends to hold up better when heated than regular yogurt, making it perfect for cooking. It is also referred to as Mediterranean or Mediterranean-style yogurt and is often used for dips such as Tzatziki. A Balkan-style yogurt that has 6% M.F. or more makes an excellent substitute for Greek-style yogurt."

You can apparently take plain yoghurt and strain it over cheesecloth or a basket-type coffee filter and achieve a good result by straining out the whey.

Straining out the whey to make Greek-style yogurt removes even more of the lactose or sugar which can be helpful for those with insulin issues. Straining the whey is not necessary but it results in a creamier, richer, premium-style yogurt. Use yogurt in place of all or some of the mayonnaise in recipes, use in saucing, in dips. Yogurt made at home is refreshing and just slightly tart, not sour and watery like store-bought.

Hope this helps!!! :)

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I've seen a lot of great things mentioned about greek yogurts, and although I'm still pre-op I've been keeping my eyes open in the supermarkets looking for any that are flavored, but I've never seen them. I love yogurt, but it has to be flavored, I can't stand the plain unflavored I think it's so gross. (cottage cheese for the same reason...yick). I can never find any sugar free yogurts, always reduced sugar but never sugar free.

So it's good to hear that flavored Fage does in fact exist, the only obstacle is finding it.

for what it's worth, the flavored yogurts tend to have a ton of sugar and not as much protein... what I'll usually do is mix in some sugar-free preserves/jelly in with my yogurt or cottage cheese to give it some flavor.

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I never had much of a sweet tooth but since surgery, I have a problem with fruity style yogurts.

Plain style strained yogurt (I like making it myself) or FAGE mixed with salsa or Liptons Onion Soup mix or Ranch Dressing mix makes a really nice change. Good as a dip, dressing on salad or veg or mixed with chopped chicken etc.

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for what it's worth, the flavored yogurts tend to have a ton of sugar and not as much protein... what I'll usually do is mix in some sugar-free preserves/jelly in with my yogurt or cottage cheese to give it some flavor.

That is what I do too. Plain yoghurt with sugar free jelly on top. Makes Fage seem like cheesecake.

Remember this pre-ops: Your tastes change post-op. You may like what you didn't before, and you most certainly will not be able to eat what you did before.

Like I eat no ice cream now. Doesn't agree with me. First time I tried it after surgery, I puked. Overfilling will make you puke, and that carton of Fage is about all that you will be able to manage - if that.

Still hate cranberries tho. :P Before and after.

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Aviator - have you tried plain yogurt (regular not Greek) mixed with some fat/sugar free Jello no bake pudding mix in cheesecake flavour?

About 2 tablespoons of pudding mix to 6oz yogurt works for me but you can adjust to suit.

Actually, any of the Jello pudding mixes are good in plain yogurt but the cheesecake is my favourite (today anyway! lol).

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Half a teaspoon of rasberry sugar free jello is excellent mixed with plain yogurt. I bought a container of the Yoplat this evening. I also like the Fred Meyer (Kroger) Carbmaster yogurt. It comes in fruit flavors and the protein is cranked up with whey proteins. At $.40 a container the price is perfect.

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Since we are in the same neck of 'The Woods' (pun intended :) ) where have you found Fage around here? Which stores? Haven't seen it around here yet.

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This may be a stupid question but ill ask it anyway, what makes greek yougart different from regular yogart. I don't eat regular yogart because of the way it feels in my mouth.. is there a big difference?

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This may be a stupid question but ill ask it anyway, what makes greek yougart different from regular yogart. I don't eat regular yogart because of the way it feels in my mouth.. is there a big difference?

I don't eat reg. yogurt either.. it's awful, like drinking sour milk to me.

I can't really say what the difference is that makes fage 2% so wonderful, it just is this thick, creamy yumminess. Still a tad sour, so I do need to add a pkt of splenda but delish.

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I don't know if it's in your area or not, but coupons.com has a coupon for the yoplait greek yogurt...and you can print twice!

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