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Brands of commercially produced yogurt we love


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#1 Fat Guy

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:05 PM

Right now my two favorite commercially produced yogurt products are:

Chobani. I think Chobani has raised the bar for yogurt, and I enjoy most every flavor.

Trader Joe's "European style." This almost-liquid yogurt has a brilliant tang to it.

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#2 Chris Hennes

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:08 PM

I feel lucky to have access to both Yoplait AND Dannon here! And actually, the new-ish Yoplait "Greek-style" is OK. Much better than the Dannon version of the same, even in a smoothie.

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#3 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:11 PM

Liberte and fage for eating. Astro Balkan style for cooking.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

I feel lucky to have access to both Yoplait AND Dannon here! And actually, the new-ish Yoplait "Greek-style" is OK. Much better than the Dannon version of the same, even in a smoothie.


Do you have Target (with groceries), Costco, or Sam's Club there? All three tend to carry Chobani yogurt.

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#5 JAZ

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:33 PM

Are you talking about flavored sweetened yogurt, or plain, or both?

I buy plain, whole milk yogurt, mostly to use in recipes, although I also mix it with fruit for breakfast. For cooking, I don't always want the thicker texture of Greek-style yogurt, so I buy regular Dannon. It's got a good level of acidity, is relatively inexpensive, and performs well in recipes.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:43 PM

I'm talking about either, though Chobani makes both.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:15 PM

Emmi Swiss yogurt. The real deal.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:59 PM

I also enjoy Chobani. Fage is also a good Greek style. When it can be found - whole milk Stonyfield farms is very yummy - but unfortunately is hard to find and generally if found I can only find strawberry or vanilla.

I also like the Stonyfield smoothies - my "go to" when I am on antibiotics and want to up the live cultures in my body.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:02 PM

Takes me 15 minutes to make a quart of yogurt from a half gallon of milk - that's $1.69 plus a little labor, electricity, and cheesecloth (until I switch to washable fabric.) It takes the yogurt 7 hours to cook on an old heating pad and maybe another hour to strain (if I want it thick.) Beats anything I've tried from the store. Just part of the routine now. And we don't have to recycle all those tubs. Last bought some live culture yogurt in September I think. Oikos (Stonyfield Farms), maybe?

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:34 PM

I love Stonyfield's whole milk, cream on top yogurt. Just plain, straight out of the container is so good.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:45 PM

I love Stonyfield's whole milk, cream on top yogurt. Just plain, straight out of the container is so good.

I thought I'd like that, but found it really strange. The cream didn't stir in as I expected; instead, it was like little pieces of butter in yogurt. Maybe I got a bad batch.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:53 PM

White Mountain Bulgarian Yogurt, made in Austin, TX. I first found it at WF and now get it from my HEB.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:33 PM

Fage and Liberte goat's milk yogurt. Haven't tried Chobani yet, but I've got some in the fridge for tomorrow morning.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:45 AM

Liberte Mediterranee, dulce de leche and lemon flavours. Gotta love 8% milk fat.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:03 AM


I love Stonyfield's whole milk, cream on top yogurt. Just plain, straight out of the container is so good.

I thought I'd like that, but found it really strange. The cream didn't stir in as I expected; instead, it was like little pieces of butter in yogurt. Maybe I got a bad batch.


The cream at the top is usually solid-ish, so to make it mix in smoothly, you have to first work it about at the surface, until it's fairly fluid, then it mixes in nicely.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:37 AM

Fage is my standby; I have a carton in my lunchbag today. Best I ever tasted: the St. Benoit yogurtmade in Sonoma. Damn, that stuff is good.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:33 PM

My personal favorite? The fruit flavored whole milk yogurts at Trader Joes. I started out buying them when my now 5 year old was a toddler as a quick breakfast, and have been buying them ever since.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:45 AM

The Wife® and I tried the Chobani low fat and thought it was pretty good but all we can find now is the 0% stuff. For us, that's "Meh, why bother?" stuff.

It's not widely available here but we really like the Greek Gods brand. The traditional flavor really steps her tzatziki up a couple of notches.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:33 AM

Chobani 2 percent yogurt seems to be an elusive product here as well. I only ever see the non-fat. So for now, I'm very happy with the 2 percent Fage. I think the whole milk Fage is a pretty convincing imposter when it comes to sour cream.

Another interesting yogurt comes from Old Chatham Sheepherding Co, and that's probably easier to get for you on the east coast. Yes, it is sheep's milk, and I think the plain is delicious. Maple isn't bad, but I don't usually buy flavored yogurt. Old Chatham actually tastes like the yogurt I had in Greece--more than either Chobani or Fage does--so I suspect that what I had in Crete was a sheep's milk product.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:01 PM

Liberte Mediterranee, dulce de leche and lemon flavours. Gotta love 8% milk fat.

Another Liberte lover here! Tried the blackberry flavour first, now I'm hooked. Chobani isn't bad, but doesn't have a patch on the Liberte brand, and Liberte is far less expensive where I shop; $.80 vs about 1.33 for Chobani. (Publix markets in south Florida)
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

I rarely buy commercial yogurt but when I do, I only buy Trader Joe's Greek Style.
It has an incredibly long life in the fridge after it's sell by date, as long as it is not opened.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:14 PM

Emmi swiss premium. The muesli, grapefruit, and apricot are my favorites.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:07 PM

Andie, I feel the same way about the TJ's Greek yogurt. It's so superior in things like raita and other applications where you want thick and creamy. It doesn't break down and get runny, and you don't have to fool around with draining it to get that thick consistency. And the flavor is outstanding. I've noticed it stays fresher, longer, as well. It's a good product.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:52 AM

hey! me too! loving the TJs. especially since it has the live cultures, which not all commercial yogurts do. it is fabulous with homemade granola, mixed with peanut butter and some chopped banana, or you know what? just making my own flavors of yogurt. i have even used it to make froyo! (maple syrup and/or black berries) my mom advocates the the whole fat voskos, which is delicious, but occasionally too rich for my "casual" snacking habits.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:57 AM

My favorite is Nancy's Organic Nonfat Plain Yogurt - great tang, great texture.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:23 AM

Default yoghurt is probably Glenisk, occasionally Yeo Valley.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:54 AM

My favorite is Nancy's Organic Nonfat Plain Yogurt - great tang, great texture.


And plus you have all the great containers leftover..."Eugene Tupperware"!

#28 DanM

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:58 AM

Some commercial yogurts use starches to thicken them, which completely ruins the taste of the yogurt. Others add so much sugar that you lose the tang. I agree with Fat Guy on Trader Joes European Yogurt. Milk, cultures, and nothing else. I add some fruit and maybe some granola. My 1 year old likes it with mashed avocados.

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#29 jsmeeker

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

Lucky Layla Farms makes a nice drinkable yogurt. They are a local producer in the Dallas area


http://www.luckylayla.com/yogurt.php

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:42 AM

I've never had any but nonfat Chobani, which was gritty and awful. My favorite Greek style is Greek Gods, the plain and the pomegranate. I mostly eat plain yogurt, as most of them are too sweet. TJ's is also good, and Nancy's is nice and tangy. The best yogurt I ever had was in Israel; thick and sour. It's hard for me to go a day without yogurt of some sort.