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Old 02-16-2011, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Glad it's readily available, but I wish it were becoming readily affordable.

I like it, but all brands of it at the stores I shop are twice (and sometimes more) the cost of "regular" yogurt. So it's not a frequent purchase.
Isn't greek yogurt just yogurt cheese that hasn't been fully drained?
Save yourself some bucks, buy plain yogurt and drain it overnight in a coffee filter.
Save even more money and make your own yogurt. It is incredibly easy, and way tastier than store bought yogurt.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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I have tried it a couple times plain and do not like the taste. However, I know it is healthy and would like to be able to at least tolerate it at some point. I don't know how to describe the taste just that it is very strong.
plain is tough the get down, but probably so is plain regular yogurt. if you put a packet of splenda in it, its makes a huge difference. if you get the flavored greek yogurts theres really no reason to not like them if you like regular yogurt.

greek yogurt is too expensive for me.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Dannon has a new Greek Yogurt, I've seen it on TV. Don't know what the cost is ~~ but I would like to taste it.

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Traveling again
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I absolutely cannot taste it plain. I have added fruit to it and still can't do it. I bought a pack of them and ended up using them in smoothies. I think it's similar to cottage cheese, either your taste buds will agree or they won't no matter how much you try to eat it IMO.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Could be that in our culture, yogurt tends to be associated with being sweetened such as by adding fruits, rather than for use in savory dishes.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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I have tried a couple of different greek yogurts (Dannon being one of them) and thought it was gross. There's a nasty aftertaste I just can't deal with. I wanted it because its higher in protein.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I am a huge fan of Greek yogurt but I dont eat it like people eat the fruit flavored, highly sweet type. I use it in cooking, often as a substitute for sour cream. It is thicker and it has a very rich taste. As said before, it makes fabulous tzatziki. Its on our menu for tonight..lamb burgers, tzatziki made from greek yogurt and tomato and cucumber salad.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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i think that greek yogurt is one of the tastiest foods on earth, when you mix it with fresh honey and walnuts.... it just really sets off the flavor.

i will still eat it plain, though. it is good. i usually get the "Fage" brand.

it is funny to me how people love it, or hate it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Traveling again
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I have tried a couple of different greek yogurts (Dannon being one of them) and thought it was gross. There's a nasty aftertaste I just can't deal with. I wanted it because its higher in protein.
I did the same thing for the extra protein. I do think it goes well in the blender for smoothies. I guess using it in recipes is not a bad idea but I wouldn't normally buy greek yogurt.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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I like Greek yogurt with honey. I love the thick, creamy texture.
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