Real Food Products We Love: Fage Greek Yogurt

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I’ve become brand loyal over the years, particularly when I find real food products we love. This is part of the series. It is not a sponsored post.

Real Food Products We Love - Fage

You can make yogurt yourself. I’ve done it many times, and I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to unscrew the cap on the mason jar and to see thick creamy yogurt. So fun! For as many people as we have in our house and as much yogurt as we can go through, it’s often in my best interests to buy yogurt at the store.

Over the years, we’ve tried lots of brands and lots of flavors and styles. It took awhile to transition my kids from (overly) sweetened yogurt to plain, but many of them are now acclimated. Our current favorite is plain Greek yogurt. We drizzle maple syrup on it for a delicious snack.

I’ve become a little brand  loyal over the last year or two. I first found large cartons of Fage at Costco for super cheap. It was an economical thing. But, after I tried their 2% Greek yogurt, I was hooked. This stuff is amazing! I’d be hard pressed to make my own that tastes this good!

If I can help it, I don’t buy any other brand these days. True story.

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Breakfast Banana Splits from the Good Cheap Eats cookbook*

I use yogurt in baked goods, marinades, dressings, dips, and eating off the spoon. Just talking about it makes me want to head to the kitchen right now!

Here are some of my favorite recipes to use yogurt in:

Sweet Yogurt Recipes

Savory Yogurt Recipes

Fage Total 2% Greek yogurt just may be one of my favorite things. Best thing? There’s no gums, corn starch, or thickeners in this yogurt. Yay!

Ingredients list:

Grade A Pasteurized Skimmed Milk and Cream, Live Active Yogurt Cultures (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Casei)

Do YOU have a favorite yogurt?


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  1. Stephanie M. says

    We all love yogurt, my husband, our daughter, and I. I always have about 8 – 10 of them in the fridge and they never last long. Sometimes, I actually have to hide a few for myself underneath some veggies in the veggie drawer. For the last few years, we’ve been eating fat free Oikos vanilla Greek yogurt. My husband also likes the peach. I love all flavors of yogurt, particularly strawberry and peach. Unfortunately, I’m not crazy about the fruit yogurts from Oikos. But their vanilla is really good. I like mine with some home made granola, raisins, and strawberries. Our daughter will eat it the same way. Hubby will forgo the strawberries and raisins and just have granola. Yogurt is part of our staple foods when I go shopping and it’s always a pleasure to sit down with a yogurt whether it’s part of breakfast or for an afternoon snack.

    • My kids would love it if I bought individual cups! Ha! I just buy one big tub, not quite as fun.

      • Stephanie M. says

        If I wasn’t living with such hogs, I would buy the large containers too but they can be seen too easily in the fridge and I’d never have a chance at them. 🙂 With the smaller cups, I can at least hide them. A girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do! 🙂

  2. Jen says

    I often make my own yogurt, but as a treat I love Chobani coconut, or even better is the Chobani Flip, with coconut, almonds, and chocolate. Fage is also good, but it has to be the 2%, I think any fat-free Greek yogurt tastes bad.

    • It’s very sour! I agree there. Did you know Fage has a full-fat. Yes, really. Can you imagine?!

      • Karen J says

        I also love, love, love Chobani coconut. It’s ruined me for other yogurts, although we do use plain in cooking. I add almonds to my Chobani plus blueberries. Yum. I am also happy to just it eat without any additions.

      • Donna says

        Fage full fat is amazing. So good!

  3. Bobbi says

    Fage 2% is my absolute favorite. The 0 fat has less calories but is just a bit too sour for me. The 2% ROCKS!

  4. annie says

    I use Greek yogurt to make smoothies. Its my 3pm pick me up.

  5. TSandy says

    Jessica I have to agree with you about Fage. I make yogurt weekly in a crockpot but I use Fage as the culture. I really like this brand of yogurt and for the same reason- no gelatin or sweeteners. I have found Fage helps make a thicker homemade yogurt without having to add powdered milk or gelatin (shudder). Safeway keeps the individual cups of Fage on sale almost continuously in my personalized sale items.

    I found another use this week for Fage when I wanted to make tuna salad but didn’t want to make another batch of homemade mayonnaise. I had enough mayo to do a half Fage/half mayo tuna salad and it was delicious.

  6. Betsy says

    I’ve tried Fage plain greek yogurt and it gave me awful stomach cramps. I thought it was a fluke so I bought a second container and it did it again. I really like Chobani plain greek yogurt. I use it in place of anything sour cream. I especially like to put a teaspoon or 2 of Aldi Fit & Active Sugar Free Raspberry Preserves in a 1/2 c greek yogurt. A low-cal treat and great way to get extra protein.

  7. Keli says

    My current favorite is the Trader Joe’s Honey Greek Yogurt. Its ingredient list is very similar, it just has honey in it too. I love that it is not full of fillers and thickeners like many of the “Greek” yogurts. I have not tried their plain yet or the Fage 2%. I see them in my future though.

  8. Kirstin says

    I buy Trader Joe’s plain Greek yogurt. I think it’s 2 percent.

  9. MICHELLE K says

    My new favorite is Oikos Triple Zero yogurt. So thick and delicious! I’m eating the Trim Healthy Mama way and this is definitely on plan!

  10. Jessica Garrett says

    It has 25grams of protein in each serving. Plus very little sugar. Great for my kids

  11. Sarah says

    You’ve gotten me hooked on full-fat plain yogurt…I made the leap after another one of your posts. We’ve been eating Mountain High yoghurt because it’s the best price at my grocery store, but that has pectin in it. Can’t wait ’till I go to Costco again so I can look for Fage 2%.

  12. So I have been trying to substitute greek yogurt in a lot of my regular recipes lately, and I had no idea, until reading these comments that the lowfat instead of no-fat is more sour! Glad to hear this, as my coleslaw experiment needs some tweeking!

  13. Kris says

    Love this brand. I buy the 2% to use in place of sour cream with Mexican food. My oldest is lactose intolerant so the yogurt is a better option for him. And it’s better for us.

  14. Sandi says

    Our Costco only has the fat free, but this is the only one I’ve been getting for a few months now. I’ve also gotten the Kirkland one in the past, before sticking with the Fage. I so rarely go to the regular grocery now, but I’ll look for the 2% next time I’m there. I might also have to pick up a cup or two of that Chobani coconut mentioned above, as that sounds really tasty.

  15. Tara says

    I have been eating the Kirkland Plain Greek yogurt. I like it, but wonder if Fage is much better for the increase in cost? Anyone compared the two?

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