I filled the 7 jars, put them in the unit and covered it. I showed her it was non fat and it had twice the protein, then she tasted it. Blend 1 cup blueberries with lemon juice and vanilla. Friendly Farms Tilts Greek Lowfat Yogurt. Now that my wife is dieting she got on a Greek yogurt kick, but when I told her she was not eating Greek yogurt she didn’t believe me. I think it’s gross though! They add gelling and thickening agents (pectin, locust bean gum). I add my own toppings. like this :D. I find it so interesting and fascinating. “Trader Joe’s Greek style plain yogurt” container changed about six months or so ago. If they are going to call it Greek yogurt it should be Greek. I googled it, and here I am. I would like to add, for people on lower carb diets/lifestyle, yogurts with no added whey ( to thicken ) and MPC’s, and that contain LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES, almost always have less carbsthan listed on the nutrition facts. It takes a lot more work, time and milk to make true Greek yogurt. But the Greek yogurt, yuck!! What’s a better trade off less sugar and calories or no modified ingredients? Personalized health review for Friendly Farms Greek Nonfat Yogurt, Vanilla: 120 calories, nutrition grade (A minus), problematic ingredients, and more. Oh my goodness, your post helps me so much. Is it then Geek Yogurt or Turkish yogurt? Dietitian and mama to two very busy toddlers! I have been buying Stonyfield products and love the taste and texture. What I found fascinating is that it really DID taste different (actually LESS tangy) and have a creamier texture than any yogurt I have ever bought at home in the US, including Fage. It's high in calcium and protein, plus it's a natural probiotic. The greek list is no longer accurate. I have a tub of Fage plain that neither of us has tried yet, but I am not a big fan of plain yogurt. Not authentic Greek yogurt. Discover quality products at affordable prices when you shop at ALDI. My brother and I just returned from Greece for a business trip that extended into a long vacation. Healthy recipes from a registered dietitian and mama of two. Just would like to point out that one of the brands above, Brown Cow, lists pectin among the ingredients for all their yogurts (according to their website). I was eating my Oikos Toasted Coconut Greek Yogurt and trying to figure out if it was all natural. Cultured after pasteurization. Cabot Greek “style” yogurt is the best smoothie ingredient I’ve ever tried. Also try plain with just a drizzle of honey…….yummy, Richard, I go through The Greek God’s yogurt like nobody’s business. You know, the “waxed” form of dental floss is waxed by the top selling brands with “Teflon”. So, I am buying my third 32oz tomorrow.. Gotta have it. No rain checks. Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt Amount see price in store * Quantity 32 oz. It is just thicker yogurt. I saved the rest of the foamy stuff in the refrig. I buy Cabot and use my mixer to whip the yogurt before spooning it out of a new tub, it seems to prevent that from happening. I used to eat it all the time! I asked what do they do with straining their yogurt. The added whey protein is to boost the protein content so it has as much as true Greek yogurt. The yogurt you are looking for happens to be the best yogurt sold: Oikos Traditional Plain Greek-no added sugar and all the goodness, thickness and creaminess of being made from whole mild. Add a couple blobs of plain yogurt, stir it a bit. Log Food. For anyone that’s spent any time in Greece it is well known that outside of the major cities which get their dairy products from the same massive conglomerates as everyone else, the islands general have yogurt made from Goats Milk or more often Sheep Milk. At $0.89 a pop, I figured I was getting a deal. The gross taste made me look at the ingredients: There are NO LIVE CULTURES listed, but it does state that it is made from cultured pasteurized organic lowfat milk, and organic skim milk. ), I meant to say unless they haven’t had the real thing yet. It’s pretty basic common sense, but sometimes we want to believe bad companies and bad products and bad policy. :). Should we stop calling it “dental floss”? It still strained it a bit more for making tzatziki and other Greek dishes. I have finally figured out that I like the Phage with a couple spoons of local honey and a few drops of vanilla in it. Add to cart . I waited a couple of hours. I bought the new Activia Greek and it tastes terrible. I guess in the future I should stick with the plain greek yogurt and add in my own flavors. I had no idea that all Greek yogurts weren’t the “real” stuff. I have been eating Chobani and a generic version of GY for about a year. Fitness Goals : Heart Healthy. I pushed it again and it went on. Daily Goals. My first and last Kroger Simple Truth ‘so-called’ yogurt! Please, people don’t buy non-cultured products and believe that you are getting yogurt, whether they have inoculated it with live cultures or not. I was ready to dismiss Greek yogurt with whey additives. Safeway’s Lucerne Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt – Ingredients: Cultured, Pasteurized Grade A Non Fat Milk, Milk Protein Concentrate, Organic Corn Starch, vitamin A acetate, Vitamin D3, Active live cultures L. Bulgaricus and S. Thermophilus. Cabot tastes funny and a ton of water ends up on the top overnight. Yup, they don’t strain, they thicken. Three cheers for real Greek yogurt! Stupid is as stupid does. 150 Cal. We’ve tried our best to make sure everything is accurate, but you should always read the label before consuming or using the product. Thank you! What if Greek yogurt is made by the Greek’s biggest rival, the Turks? Find Greek 0% Fat at ALDI. No rain checks. Learn more. Nothing. How does this food fit into your daily goals? I wished it would be the same here in North America. I personally prefer the brands without the added protein and thickeners, so any of the ones listed with the exception of the last 3 would be okay with me :). $0.70 / 100G . I returned an entire case to BJ’s after I read about it, and will never buy Dannon Light and Fit again! Why would omit this info? I recently became a huge fan of Chobani Greek yogurt. All the so called “Greek Yogurt” brands are not real Greek. I personally love Chobani, Brown Cow and Stonyfield brands. I hope they keep doing their thing. It is very deceptive marketing, but then most of the processed food companies try to deceive the consumer. $0.58 / 100G . I turned the unit’s button all the way to # 15. Some of that is probably due to the fat content being higher, but we were at a hotel for a weeklong conference in Athens that had a large bowl of what they labeled as Low-Fat (I assumed 2%), and even that was smoother on the tongue and LESS tangy than low-fat yogurts I have bought here in the market. 78%. Spectacular post – definitely passing along to my bf who eats Greek Yogurt daily! Greek Yogurt to me basically means taking the whey out. This is great to know. I may have missed it, but do you recommend a ‘real’ greek yogurt brand? “Yogurt may be made with milk of any fat content, even nonfat milk.”, I heated the milk to 180 degrees, set it in cold water and cooled it to 110 degrees, as per directions. Tags: aldi, calories, food, nonfat, price, review, reviews, snack, yogurt This entry was posted on 01/29/2012 at 09:05 and is filed under ALDI , Recipes, food, cooking and related items . 53 %16 gCarbs. We may limit items sold. Aldi has a new line of yogurt products called Tilts, based on the name-brand Chobani Flip yogurts that feature Greek yogurt and toppings. I am Greek. I was disappointed in the texture, it’s runny. Meanwhile, these people trying to sue Cabot for “inauthentic” ingredients are going to ruin the best tasting yogurt on the market. I tried the plain and had to add a bottle of maple syrup to choke it down. Extremely bitter and weird consistency even when combining with fruits or honey for sweetness. There are 117 calories in 100 g of Aldi Greek Yogurt. (I’m looking at you Chobani). But it must contain LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES, NOT JUST THE CULTURES USED TO MAKE THE MILK INTO YOGURT INITIALLY. Just stop and you’ll be better off. More on that here but it seems the importing of these MPCs is a fairly unregulated business. Read the labels. Scald a big pot of milk (skim is fine). Fat 67g--/ 67g left. Aldi's Aldi's - Vanilla Greek Nonfat Yogurt. I buy it mostly for the cultures. Having lived in Turkey for a few years, and recently in central Mexico for the last 13 years, I am a fan of real, natural yoghurt; the no-brand kind found in small dairy shops in most of the world. Calories in Aldi Yogurt based on the calories, fat, protein, carbs and other nutrition information submitted for Aldi Yogurt. Real Greek yogurt really only has real whole mik, cream and yogurt cultures, so come on, quite trying to fool the public. The other day I bought the Cabot brand and it tasted funny. This is partly why it has the tangier taste in Greece. Stacy comments above that TJ’s Greek Yogurt is much cheaper than the leading brands- definitely true. Create your own flavors. Me too! I went and bought the Dannon brand (vanilla). Manufacturers use it for color…after crushing it. Athenos Greek Strained Yogurt – Ingredients: Milk Non-Fat Pasteurized Cultured, Contains Live Active Cultures: L-Bulgaricus, S Thermophilus. Daily Goals. It is that good. When I was in the store choosing one to try I passed up the chobani brand because of all the things listed and the higher calorie count. I’ll have to try it in my next smoothies. Also L. Casei bacteria is not used in their yogurt. Karoun39. Lost 35 pounds without dieting or exercising. Perfect for a summer day and so much better than ice cream! I'm focusing more on the Greek yogurt with this Aldi yogurt review. Cool. The real Greek Yogurt, that is made in Greece, is made of goat or sheep milk that comes from animals raised in that country and are not fed with hormones and antibiotics, only natural foods. Calorie Goal 1,900 cal. I go out of my “whey” to buy that one lol. Fitness Goals : Heart Healthy. The starches, gelatins, and gums are added to make it appear as thick as true Greek yogurt. Trader Joe's82. It clearly says ” Greek style”. Most intolerance to yogurt is due to lactose. I don’t think they will fool anyone unless they have had the real thing first. These recipes are healthier options, crafted with ingredients that are naturally lower in sodium, fat or sugar than traditional recipes. 150 / 2,000 cal left. We’ve provided the details above for information purposes only, to enhance your experience of the Aldi website. BTW Chobani 2% milk fat yogurt is and Stoneyfield 0% are wonderful!!!!! 100 %15 gProtein. How are the ‘authentic’ Greek yogurts better? It’s no wonder Americans are so overweight and sickly. Add a spoonful of your favorite jam to each serving. Cover and freeze, stirring every 15 minutes until desired consistency is reached. The fewer the ingredients the better when it comes to Greek yogurt. Whether you use your right hand or your left hand to make it thick, makes no matter to me. They get away with it by calling it “Greek Style” yogurt. Cover the pot, wrap it in a towel (he usually used his bathrobe), and set it some where out of drafts, like on top of the refridgerator. I just had my first extremely sour, nasty-tasting Kroger Simple Truth Organic Strawberry “yogurt” with Vitamins A and D added. 130 Cal. Log Food. CHOICE Expert rating. She had no shame in her game! You are quite wrong about the milk powders and milk products being sourced from China in dairy products. and Tandil, to name just a few. Greek yogurt has a healthy amount of protein and calcium. But, what they are not telling you is what is happening to what they are straining off. Oh and the word “Strained” is missing even though Trader Joe’s still discribe it as “…where yogurt is a thick, creamy concoction with the consistency of sour cream…”. How does this food fit into your daily goals? Pour into bowl, then add remaining blueberries. Hope you’re having a great week. Pectin is a thickener. The thickest, cream cheese-like consistency might have salt added to it. 100 / 2,000 cal left. Fage – Ingredients: Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Cream, Live Active Yogurt Cultures: L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Casei. Im with you Dimitri. Exactly why we avoid eating out of Teflon pans, we are putting between each tooth. By far far far – the best tasting extra thick yogurt for me is the Cabot’s. And, which yogurts DO NOT use insects for coloring? There’s no doubt Greek yogurt is pricier than regular. Is this considers Greek yogurt or one of the many “off brands”? With Aldi, there are any of a variety of store labels like Happy Farms, SimplyNature, Never Any! I know very little about them but the apparent lack of regulation on imports kind of scares me a little bit. Here in the States they have added the word “Greek” to all yogurt brands, so they sell more since the Mediterranean diet was brought up in the media as the healthiest diet ever. What about Oikos? We lived out of country too, almost two years. Greek natural yogurt is good if you like a creamy natural yogurt.....Greek yogurt is more concentrated so contains more protein and since the protein in yogurt is part-digested it is a good choice. Items may not be available in all stores. Learn more about Fit & Active. Chobani Non-fat Plain Yogurt – Ingredients: Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk. Stir in yogurt. Chobani71. Interesting! (Banana Nut Granola, Yum! sorry. So why take it out then. Can you recommend any brands without additives that don’t have an insane amount of sugar per serving? Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt Vanilla 950g Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt Vanilla 950g $ 5. I will continue to buy the vanilla and add fruit/granola. If so no way can they pass this off as anything similar to Greek Yogurt! You’ll notice they’re all plain yogurt because many with fruit have thickeners added already. Milk Protein Concentrate, Gelatin Kosher. It is also why my wife, who is lactose intolerant, can eat Greek Yogurt, but was violently ill the first time she had N. American “Greek” Yogurt. I just bought Fage Fruyo 0% fat greek yogurt and it has corn starch in it. I next tried Cabot. Fat 67g--/ 67g left. I will never buy any of their products. If the product is a Grade A dairy product, ALL THE MILK IS FROM DOMESTIC SOURCES….here in the USA. We may limit items sold. You cant expect a guy to switch straight to plain yogurt after eating double cheeseburgers at every meal for the past few decades. Following their directions, I used a quart of Plain Silk Soy Milk and 5 tbs of Cabot Greek Yogurt Plain (10% milkfat). real sugar, no starches) and definitely low-fat compared to non-fat. I’ve been enjoying it plain with granola. Hi Kaley, Love this post! Sometimes, especially in naturally strained Greek yogurt, reducing a 1cup serving up to 8gr carbs, from 12gr to only 4gr carbs. main content. I want taste and I will go for Zoi every time. Thanks for sharing your R.D.-in-training knowledge… I’m a total nerd for info. But GOD FORBID – don’t throw it out lol. Nancy, Kinda disappointed now because for about 1yr I’ve been buying Aldi’s Greek Yogurt.. pretty much since they started selling it. Trader Joe’s brand is definitely cheaper than Fage and Chobani and it looks like they’re still making it by the book but I prefer the consistency of Fage and Chobani better… not sure what the difference in manufacturing is! Fitness Goals : Heart Healthy. STOP BEING IGNORANT ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT! Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen. Yogurt was on hand for every place that provided breakfast, and I purchased yogurt from the local market when we were staying in studios with kitchens. I have no problem with that. 0 %--Fat. Fage54. Prices and labels may vary by location. P.S. I usually just look at the protein content when deciphering the “Greekness” of a yogurt. Nonfat Greek-style yogurt . We have a couple local companies ‘The Greek Gods’ and ‘Zoi’ that make “Greek Style” yogurt. It contains modified cornstarch but it has less sugar and calories than some of the brands you listed. I’ve always tried to steer away from additives … though my fiance jokingly complains about my Greek Yogurt “habit.”. The Tilts yogurt containers feature two compartments: one for yogurt and one for toppings. In your professional opinion… 0%, 2%, or full fat Greek yogurt? But that opens a new topic – is Tsiziki sauce really Tsiziki sause if it isn’t made exactly like an old grandma back there in Greece? Sad but true, Bob. Items may not be available in all stores. I could not believe my ears. That calls for yogurt, cucumbers, salt and oil. TJ’s has some not-so-wonderful manufacturing/buying processes, and I’ve heard they don’t have the greatest relationships with their farmers. Low price always. Shop for yogurt at ALDI. It’s funny this should come up because last week I wrote about cornstarch and its creepy presence in processed foods. Oikos 000 is OK, but does not list the species of cultures used. It’s good. Always full fat from 5-10% fat content. Yogurt is a cultured milk. 50. I prefer the more natural Greeks without additives. My Aldi review for today is a yogurt and Greek yogurt review. Serving Size : 0.667 cup 170 gr. It scares me that companies flat out don’t care. I have a new Euro Cuisine “Automatic Yogurt Maker” Model YM 100. Wondering why they all use no fat milk ? Same point for Greek Yogurt. Do we have to actually call them to ask? I have found that “The Greek Gods” brand (plain) comes the closest to real Greek yogurt.