August 2, 2010

Snack or decoupage?

So, I've been hearing for months that this stuff is the sh-t. Double the protein, tastes fabulous, fat-free without using aspartame for sweetening, SO good for you...

I'm not much of a yogurt eater to begin with, so I'm super late to this particular party, but I snagged some at K. Roger over the weekend and brought it in my lunch today.

And I don't know if it's because I had such high expectations, or because ate it after eating a garlicky Lean Cuisine pizza, or because I got the honey-vanilla flavor instead of a fruit flavor but...

I am underwhelmed.

OK, let's call it like it is: I HATE this stuff.

I forced myself to eat more than half of it, just out of principle (because I paid almost $2 for the 6-oz container), but then I had to stop.

I've tried to narrow down what I don't like about it:
  1. The texture is weird. It's thicker than normal yogurt and kind of...gritty, almost.
  2. The taste is not lovely. Again, this may be unique to the honey-vanilla flavor. I do have its strawberry sister sitting in my fridge at home. But it just feels kind of...heavy and tasteless. Sort of like eating unflavored Jell-O.
  3. It sort of has the consistency of old-school classroom paste.
  4. I just don't like it.
So now I need your opinions.

Do you like the Greek yogs? Think it stinks? Feel as though it's better suited for craft projects than afternoon snacky times?

I need to know that I'm not crazy and/or if I maybe got a bad batch and should give it another shot.

10 backtalk:

Sarah said...

I love greek yogurt - but I do really like regular yogurt too.

I think it has more to do with the flavor, and perhaps the brand that you got.

I like to buy plain and add my own honey. I like the fruit too.

Oikos is my favorite brand, followed by Fage. I cannot stand Chobani - I think it's disgusting. (I've never had Greek from "regular" manufacturers like Yoplait)

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Never tried the Greek. And now I won't. I like the Yoplait lite, just bought 40 today for $10.00, good deal, ya think??? And, you should've come to the reunion, we missed you, plus you would've laughed!

Trophy Life said...

i laughed out loud at the paste comment.

wow - $2 seems steep, but i guess you gotta start somewhere as far as trying it out.

i'm so/so with it. the strawberry sister will most likely not please you either, but give her a whirl. i am with you, the health benefits seem amazing, yet i think i mentally consider it medicine and pretty much treat it as such as it goes down the hatch.

LL said...

I don't know if it is the same 'greek' yogurt we have in sweden, but if it is, i love it. however, we use it place of sour cream, as it tastes just like it, but is way healthier.

Trophy Life said...

LL makes an excellent point - try using plain greek yogurt in place of sour cream...cannot tell the difference!

Biscuit said...

Dude, HELL NO, I don't eff's with yogurt, nut-unh. Not normal, or Greek, or whatever else kind is out there. I feel bad making my kid eat it, but it's healthy and shit.

blecch.

Amber said...

I don't like it either. Blech.

(I like 'regular' yogurt.)

Written Permission said...

Update: Not a huge fan of the strawberry sister, either, but it's moderately better than honey-vanilla. There's at least a brief fruity distraction from the chalky texture before it all goes downhill again.

I'm intrigued by the idea of using it in lieu of sour cream. I may have to try that...

Iris Took said...

I don't love the greek style either. Maybe it's because I LOVE the boston cream pie type yogurt from yoplait. I could get used to it but I don't love it either. Paste. hahah.

Susan said...

I love Greek yogurt. I eat the plain kind, Chobani brand, and I mix it with bananas or blueberries. For me it's the similarity to sour cream. I grew up in an Eastern European family, and we ate sour cream. On a lot of stuff. Greek yogurt has the mouth-feel of sour cream, the tang of yogurt, and none of the fat. For me, the perfect food.

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