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    I am intrigued and want to try Knots technique.

    Anyone tried Greek Gods yogurt? Makes Yoplait taste like, wellll,........

    The only thing that I can see unique about their yogurt is that they use powdered honey - didn't even know powdered honey existed Wonder if I could make that in my new food dehydrator that I got for $1.00 at a yard sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flybye View Post
    I am intrigued and want to try Knots technique.

    Anyone tried Greek Gods yogurt? Makes Yoplait taste like, wellll,........

    The only thing that I can see unique about their yogurt is that they use powdered honey - didn't even know powdered honey existed Wonder if I could make that in my new food dehydrator that I got for $1.00 at a yard sale
    I have wanted to try their yogurt, but it does not appear to come in a low-fat version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I have wanted to try their yogurt, but it does not appear to come in a low-fat version...
    Oh it does indeed come in low-fat...found some at my local Whole Foods store. It's good, but I honestly can't tell much difference between it and other greek yogurt brands.

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    I thought I would "whey" in here and mention that Cabot's 2% greek yogurt is one of the best I've tried. It's not as thick as some, but it's got some serious tang to it and I like to make honey and kashi GoLean parfaits. It's a little less dessert-like than Fage's Total 2% (which I also enjoy), has equally high protein and costs less where I am.

    For the fat free ones, I have really taken to Brown Cow's 0% fat plain. It miraculously doesn't taste like paste, and is very thick. Lovely stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flybye View Post
    I am intrigued and want to try Knots technique.

    Anyone tried Greek Gods yogurt? Makes Yoplait taste like, wellll,........

    The only thing that I can see unique about their yogurt is that they use powdered honey - didn't even know powdered honey existed Wonder if I could make that in my new food dehydrator that I got for $1.00 at a yard sale
    Greek Gods is good, but I recently bought some fat free GG that was on sale and it had the consistency of regular yogurt I was a sad panda. Still very tasty, and their individual full fat cups are divine. The honey kind especially!!!
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    I made my own Yoghurt a couple of times. Sometimes it turned out great, sometimes it had a strange "grained" consistency and I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong? Can someone point me in the right direction?

    In Greece you can buy Yoghurt with various fat contents. The typical yoghurt that you would eat with honey and almonds has 10% fat content. It also usually is made in the container it comes in and doesn't get stirred like most yoghurts nowadays do - so it is much more compact than our yoghurt.

    The whey can be drained from yoghurts to achieve a thicker consistency (for example for a typical Tzaziki) which makes it a bit richer than the average yoghurt (don't throw it away, you can mix it up with fruit juice and drink it). Still, I find it very strange that nowadays we can buy "low fat" or "fat free" "greek" yoghurt, because for me, the biggest part of what I would consider a typical "greek" yoghurt is the high fat content and the typical compact consistency.
    What they sell as "greek" yoghurt in our supermarkets is strictly speaking just less content for more money
    Last edited by Susan; 05-30-2011 at 03:06 PM.

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    When I make yogurt, I use Fage as the starter and it sometimes comes out lumpy, but a whiz through the food processor takes care of that. It also winds up being whipped and fluffy when it gets strained.
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    Greek Gods yogurt isn't real greek yogurt. It is just regular yogurt that is thickened to have the same consistency as greek yogurt. Look at the nutritional info...GG yogurt has only 8g of protein per cup and fage has 20g of protein per cup.
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    Don't care. The honey one is like crack...and fantastic with strawberries.
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    I still think Fage plain non-fat is the best, with Chobani plain 0% running a close second. Both Fage & Chobani don't have that nasty bitter/sour taste that some of the non-real greek yogurts (Yoplait, Dannon, etc.) do. I've tried 'em all, and I always come back to Fage & Chobani...which are also unfortunately, the most expensive....but if I'm lucky, I can find Fage on sale for 4/$5, and sometimes Chobani for $1. Off sale, they both run about $1.50 per single serve container.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    Don't care. The honey one is like crack...and fantastic with strawberries.
    +1

    I assume you mean with actual strawberries, but have you tried the GG Honey/Strawberry flavor? OMG. I just discovered it this week (on sale at our food co-op), and YUM! "Authentic" or not, it's freakin' amazing.
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    Flybye they were handing out sample tastes of Greek Gods at the grocery store and I behaved quite shamefully. Yummy.

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    GG is very good...just annoys me that they market themselves as authentic greek yogurt when they are not...

    When I did the San Antonio Rockn'Roll half marathon, fage was there handing out stacks of $1 off coupons. I swear the guy gave me a stack 1/2 inch thick, hubs and I have used them all though.

    Try fage with udi granola and honey, OMG!
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    My absolute FAVORITE greek yogurt parfait, is 2% fage, honey, bob's red mill granola, peanut butter and bananas. Oh mannnn.
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    greek yogurt

    Quote Originally Posted by GLC1968 View Post
    The advantage to the Greek style (other than being thicker) is that it's higher in protien than regular (since it's more condensed) and I think it's more filling, too.
    +1 plus it has a little tartness instead of the artificial chemical sweet of other sweetened and low fat yogurts. As far as calories, 6 ounces of grocery store low fat honey greek yogurt (grocery store brand) is 150 calories and will last me three hours of heavy training where as yoplait of the like may only come in at 100 calories and I burn through it in the first hour.

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