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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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A Yogurt Epiphany


One of us just saw this yogurt commercial yesterday and was like, "WHAT!? You're meant to tip the little cup over into the big cup!?" and our mind was blown for about as long as the commercial was on, but then afterward it was like, "No, that would take forever, especially the honey one. Taking a little scoop from the little cup and then a big scoop from the big cup is much better." So, there you have it. You heard it here last!

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TheLetterL

I had the exact same thought process! "TIP the cup? What sorcery is this? Madness! Genius! My whole life, has sit been a liiiie?! ...wait a minute, no, then you just get surface honey. Carry on, self."

large__marge

I've tried this. It all comes out in one big glob that spills over the sides. Chobani 4lyfe

fondue with cheddar

@large__marge I would probably buy it just so I could learn how to do it without spilling.

lavender gooms

@large__marge Yup. And honey doesn't flow particularly well when it's been in the fridge all day.

jeffersonia

@lavender gooms EXACTLY.

MmeLibrarian

This is an actual, ongoing argument between my husband and myself. He pours the honey/jam over while I take the one-scoop-from-each approach. Can I legally provide this as my reason for starting divorce proceedings?

MmeLibrarian

@MmeLibrarian (Kidding.)

Blushingflwr

@MmeLibrarian I believe that's what they call "irreconcilable differences".

lindsayishere

I knew this was a thing, but honestly, I think the honey one is the only one that would sort of move! That mango-guanabana (seriously, get the mango-guanabana!) compote is pretty stubborn. And how would you get every last teeny tiny bit? You wouldn't. And you'd be digging for it anyway. Look, all I'm saying is, passion fruit Chobani.

christonacracker

@lindsayishere noooooooo those seeds are like chomping tiny cockroaches.

lindsayishere

@christonacracker ahhh gross gross now I'll think about that every time! I get how you could think that, though. Okay, blood orange: that's a close second.

Lyssachelle

@christonacracker And this is me, crossing passion fruit Chobani off my list.
In red sharpie.
Multiple times.
So hard it rips the paper.
And then I'm off to go shower.
And cry because GAH!!!!! CHOMPING TINY COCOKROACHES?!?!!?

christonacracker

@Lyssachelle sorrrrryyyyyy

angelinha

@christonacracker OMG okay there are very few foods I don't like, but passion fruit Chobani is definitely one of them. I could taste it for the rest of the day!

See also: the first time I swallowed semen.

Yarnybarny

Yep. These exact thoughts went through my brain. But you do need a very little spoon to get all the honey, so I thought maybe a combination? Like at first you dip but then when it gets too difficult you tip the cup and walk away for a little while? Really it is just not very good package design.

Cawendaw

Did anyone else hear the copy for this and immediately start humming "Some People" from Gypsy?
"Some people can go a whole week/Eating yogurt that isn't greek!/Well that's perfect for some people, who haven't tasted Fage/But Iiiiii just can't live that waaaaay..."

wearitcounts

@Cawendaw oddly enough, beach house "other people" immediately began in my head and has yet to stop.

Bittersweet

@Cawendaw True to my generation, I immediately thought of Some People by Belouis Some.

Min Shepherd@facebook

i can tell you right now the cherry/pomegranate (while delicious) flows out of the little cup at the same speed as mostly-dried cement. this tipping business is hogwash.

fondue with cheddar

@Min Shepherd@facebook They should give you a little cookie stick or something to scrape it out with, and then you use it to stir, and then you dip it until it get soggy, and it is yummy.

MoonBat

@fondue with cheddar Yesssssss to the cookie stick idea!!!

fondue with cheddar

@MoonBat Cookies make everything better.

MoonBat

@fondue with cheddar Cookies and/or cookie butter, for the perpetual WIN.

fondue with cheddar

@MoonBat Wait...what is cookie butter?! I MUST KNOW

MoonBat

@fondue with cheddar
IT IS OF THE GODS.
I can find it under the name Biscoff, in some grocery stores and in World Market stores, and it's a cookie spread, absolute heaven on apple slices! I prefer the crunchy, it's like putting the best-ever cheesecake crust on an apple.

fondue with cheddar

@MoonBat But I'm allergic to apples! I'll have to think of other things to put it on. That shouldn't be hard. :) I'll look for it in the international section the next time I'm at Wegmans! It appears to be Belgian?

MoonBat

@fondue with cheddar You can put it on ice cream and bananas, too!

MoonBat

And yes, it's Belgian.
Wegmans, huh? You're a New Yorker? My friend here (Florida) is from Syracuse, and lapses into Wegmans daydreams regularly.

fondue with cheddar

@MoonBat Yum! I was thinking ice cream.

I'm from New Jersey, actually. We've had Wegmans here for several years now. I'm so sorry your friend had to move away from them. Hopefully they'll make their way down. It's the best supermarket ever!

Megasus

In other yogurt news, I tried that iogo yogurt I keep seeing ads for (in Toronto anyway), AND IT IS REALLY GOOD. Like, super creamy, not cloyingly sweet like a lot of flavoured yogurts.

Slutface

BLECH. Plain flavor only please.

cashmere velvet candy cane

I wrote an entire long ranty comment about how much 0% yogurt pisses me off but then I realized that it would not really contribute to the tip vs. scoop discussion so I did not post it! You're welcome for my self control. (But seriously, as a recovering anorexic who actually really needs more fat in her diet, I hate that it's becoming so hard to find yogurt above 2%! Boo.)

Scoop it out, obviously! Nobody has time to wait for that stuff to pour out.

suiterkin

@cashmere velvet candy cane You're so right! And don't they have to put all kinds of stabilizers and crap in it to make the 0% act normal? I hate that Costco only carries the 0% Chobani, even though the 2% passion fruit is the best. Okay, okay, I'll calm down now...

werewolfbarmitzvah

@cashmere velvet candy cane YESSSSS. For Greek yogurt especially, which is supposed to be all about having a rich, luscious, beautiful flavor, eating 0% defeats the whole purpose!

Judith Slutler

@cashmere velvet candy cane I know!!! Luckily I live in the land of delicious 20% fat "quark" (a yogurtlike product with a ton of protein in it that I don't think there's even an English word for). So good as a nourishing breakfast.

cashmere velvet candy cane

@cashmere velvet candy cane Apparently my rant would have been well responded to! Excellent! We must all join forces against the tyranny of 0% yogurt! You need the fat to absorb the nutrients! Instead of 0% yogurt you might as well just eat a spoonful of jam and take a probiotic capsule.

KeLynn

@cashmere velvet candy cane - I used to buy full fat yogurt from my weekly produce delivery thing, but when they stopped carrying it I was forced to actually go to the grocery store yogurt aisle and try to find full-fat yogurt and it was IMPOSSIBLE. The first two stores didn't have full fat at all, and the third only has it in a huge tub. Urgh. I get that not everybody wants it all the time but it shouldn't be THAT rare!

HeckYes

@cashmere velvet candy cane Ugh I hate fat-free, gelatin-filled, artificially sweetened yogurts. BUT! I recently discovered Liberte yogurt and it is THE BEST. It is made with whole milk and cream and is delightfully full of fat. The coconut flavor is my favorite. Mm. And it's available at my local regular US supermarket (and also at Whole Foods), so I feel like it's widely available? Recommended!

mabellegueule

@cashmere velvet candy cane The nice thing about real Greek yogurt is that it is strained, so the 0% does actually have the nice creamy mouthfeel you want(there is no nice way to talk about yogurt texture is there?)

Otherwise though I am totally on your side about nonfat yogurt. I am Canadian so I don't know if we have the same products but Krema Greek yogurt is 10%, and even Activia is usually around 3%.

Lily Rowan

SUCH a lie that anyone who has tried the full variety of yogurt would say that Fage 0% is the best. OBVIOUSLY Fage FULL FAT is the best yogurt I've ever had.

renegadeoboe

@cashmere velvet candy cane YES LIBERTÉ! They also make the best cream cheese in the world.

Marquise de Morville

@Emmanuelle Cunt I miss Quark so much (the 40% kind, too). I really should try to make it.

@Lily Rowan Indeed and @others. Why do marketing/supermarket buyers automatically assume: Women eat yogurt = women are always on a low-fat diet => let's only sell 0% yogurt. The full fat one has actully more protein and does not leave me hungry. Also, they stopped making Stonyfield plain yogurt with a layer of cream (!) on top - but then started mixing it in dared calling it an improvement (!!). Apparently I have strong opinions about dairy.

miss buenos aires

@cashmere velvet candy cane

Yes, I think low-fat anything is a waste of time and usually an affront to human dignity. I buy the fattiest yogurt I can find, because I'd rather eat fat than lots of added sugar.

I had some delicious Liberté yogurt the other day (lemon flavor, so good), but was surprised at how much sugar was in it. Less sugar, more fat! I would buy any yogurt that boasted that suicidal slogan.

Amphora

@Lily Rowan Yes! Treasure Island is the only place I can find the stuff in Chicago and it's totally worth paying twice as much because it's SO CREAMY. Then my cat tries to steal some from my bowl.

beecaveroad

@cashmere velvet candy cane YES YES YES! All I want is for any grocery store near me to carry the extra large containers of plain Fage 2%. I buy 4-5 little containers every week and I feel guilty about wasting so much plastic :( I'm pretty against no fat flavored yogurt.... 2% = not even that many more calories, way less added sugar (or none if you get plain), more protein. Winwinwin.

angelinha

@margaret_r Agree!!! I can find the medium-sized Fage 2% but the extra large ones are 0% only. I can't think of 0% yogurt as anything but "0% food" even though I know that is being melodramatic. And I way prefer Fage to Chobani and also plain to flavored, BUT, that being said, if you want flavored Chobani you almost always have to settle for 0%.

par_parenthese

@Marquise de Morville BROWN COW CREAM-TOP. They even have MAPLE cream-top which is so good it makes me die a little in the French way.

I have had this "SWEET DANCIN' CTHULHU, WHERE IS THE FAT YOGURT (answer: Europe)" conversation in my head a thousand times. I feel like artificially-sweetened fat free yogurt is the single most popular item at my local grocery, because they seriously have 40 kinds, and probably 10 or 15 flavors of each kind. IT IS INSANITY.

editrickster

@miss buenos aires Have you tried Siggi, the Icelandic yogurt that is also the food of the Skyrim gods? It is so thick and stodgy and like $2 per cup, but I would eat it every day in all of the weird wonderful flavors if it were easier to find.

I didn't know it was 0% fat until I examined the label. And I'm definitely a non-0%-yogurt-eating person.

miss buenos aires

@editrickster I haven't tried it, but I've seen it around. Several years ago, I was dating this guy and he had this very tall Icelandic friend named Siggi who was talking about trying to get Icelandic yogurt off the ground. I never found out his last name, so I have no way of knowing if his dream came true, but it fun to think about nonetheless. Now I'll have to try it!

editrickster

@miss buenos aires It is so damn good! I also appreciate the minimalistic label design.

SlightlyOverboard

@editrickster My Icelandic pride demands this: it's skyr, not yoghurt. That being said, it truly is the food of the gods. Odin and Thor that is to say.

Alexmen

demands this: it's skyr, not yoghurt. That being said, it truly is the food of the gods. Odin and Thor that is to say....bankruptcylawyerma.net

wearitcounts

plain or vanilla with chopped up fresh fruit, mixed in, always. maybe with honey from the the little bear-shaped bottle. the little cup of fruit flavor on the side always just makes me so sad because it is never enough fruit flavor.

Judith Slutler

@wearitcounts Also as you astutely mention, it isn't actual fruit, it is fruit flavor!

khaleesi

I actually didn't know that people ate it by taking one scoop out of each. We have Muller in England and everyone I know has always poured the fruit/honey into the plain yoghurt. I really thought that was the only way!

fabel

@khaleesi right? I don't understand this nonsense! it reminds me of the terrible thing my boyfriend does with cereal (pours it into his mouth dry, then takes a sip of milk between each mouthful)

mango

@khaleesi THANK YOU! I just read through all the comments thinking one thing: "But... but... Muller Corner?! Am I the freak here?"

mabellegueule

@fabel Your boyfriend does WHAT? I hate to judge people but your boyfriend eats cereal wrong. I said it. It's out there now.

meganmaria

@fabel I agree with @mabellegueule. What is wrong with your boyfriend?

MoonBat

@mabellegueule Brookstone makes a brilliant cereal bowl that lets you scoop bitefulls at a time into the milk. I am a member of the soggycerealisgross club.

stonefruit

@fabel WHAT WHY HOW.

Like does he have the milk in a separate glass and the bowl just has dry cereal in it? Is a spoon involved? Has he always done this?

par_parenthese

@MoonBat and @stonefruit I inherited my dad's cereal-eating habit, which is to pour a bowl full of milk (usually with a naughty splash of cream in it) and then sprinkle tiny bits of cereal over the top, just enough so you can eat it before it gets soggy, repeating until you run out of milk. I literally did not know that most people put cereal in a bowl and poured milk over it until I was in junior high.

Filthyknitter

@mango - totally seconded. What are we missing??

mango

@Filthyknitter I remember once seeing a Muller ad waaay back where the girl seductively [it's yoghurt, for heaven's sake; get a grip, ad agency] takes a tiny scoop of the fruit, then another of the yoghurt and delicately pops it in her mouth. Screw that - chuck it all together and down the hatch... Ahem.

Alexmen

I remember once seeing a Muller ad waaay back where the girl seductively [it's yoghurt, for heaven's sake; get a grip, ad agency] takes a tiny scoop of the fruit...Flat Fee Real Estate Broker

triplea

Tip and squeeze, people, tip and squeeeeeze. This yogurt is SO MUCH BETTER than Chobani seriously throw out your Chobani it is disgusting.

grizzle_bees

@triplea see-heriously. eff Chobani. (except for when it's on sale)

hijabeng

That commercial blew my mind, too. Tipping? PSHK

Leanne

I had to take a tiny baby spoon from my parents house in order to eat this. I can't get the jam out! Spoons are too big to fit in the...jam hole? Ew. Seriously throw myself out I am disgusting. But that yogurt, it is delicious.

Judith Slutler

@Leanne JAM HOLE

grizzle_bees

@Leanne AHAHAHA I can' stop laughing about "jam hole." Also, I am thinking about yogurt-themed porn now.

fondue with cheddar

@shart_attack LIVE, ACTIVE, AND SEXY

Yogurt helps prevent yeast infections! Probably not topically, though. Or maybe it does, I don't know. I don't want to think about that.

KatnotCat

@Leanne JAM HOLE!!!

angelinha

@fondue with cheddar Topically too!

fondue with cheddar

@angelinha Wow, good to know! I'm lucky enough to have a vagina that is not prone to yeast infections (I get one about once a decade), but when I do I'll try that route instead of that yucky medicine.

par_parenthese

@Leanne JAMMMM HOOOOOLE

Lindsay Parker@facebook

My mind was blown more by the realization that Willem Dafoe was selling me yogurt.

Briony Fields

Oh this business! I forgot about it. This has existed in France for decades and I used to love it. Except it was better, instead of a tiny tipping dish there was a bigger, separate thing of jams and things and you could mix it in and it was delicious. Mmmmmmm.

flapadactyl

@Briony Fields What's the name of that French brand with separate flavors??

Blackwatch Plaid

Any other yogurt-haters up in here? I know, I know, I'm a traitor to my sex.

beecaveroad

@Blackwatch Plaid I realized I was a stereotype recently when I was one of three women in their 20s standing in front of the yogurt section at the grocery, Very Seriously considering our options. Only experience to rival it was the day I dragged my boyfriend to the farmer's market and realized we were surrounded by couples playing out the exact same scene.

Dr. Iris Puffybush

I saw this commercial recently, and while my mind was certainly blown by the "tip it" concept, my greater takeaway was how to correctly pronounce "Fage." At that point I turned to my friend and proclaimed, "huh, so that's how you pronounce that...imma call it Fage (phonetic pronunciation)." She laughed uproariously, but I suppose it's one of those things where you had to be there, because it's difficult to convey in writing. Oh, and for the record, my favorite Greek yogurt WAS honey Oikos, before they changed it. It used to be a chunk of yogurt floating in honey, now it's all blended together, so I'm interested in the Fage, because perhaps it will recapture that magic of separate yogurt and honey.

Dr. Iris Puffybush

Oh, and I'm not generally a huge Yoplait person (their Greek is AWFUL), but if you want a super high fat, decadent treat, the new Simplait stuff, especially the vanilla, is pretty awesome.

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Betsy Murgatroyd

I scoop it out and delicately spread it on the top of the yogurt with a spoon. I then eat it slowly, slicing out each bite with my spoon starting at one corner and moving methodically to the end. I savor each mouthful. It's a delightful mindfulness exercise.
I don't know if I'll ever be able to do it in the way they intend. Maybe if I'm stuck with a soup spoon?
Mango-guanabana is the best of all of them. I've been known to scrape that out with the end of my spoon to get every little last bit.

kingstitcher

@Betsy Murgatroyd

You and I eat Fage correctly.

MMMCoffee

So my problem with the honey one is temperature based. Clealry, because this is yogurt, I keep it in the fridge until it's time to eat. That is good for the yogurt, but BAD FOR THE HONEY. When honey gets cold, its viscoscity is very low or bad or whatever it is that means it moves SLOOOOWWWWLY. Yogurt and honey are a delicious combination, but I find it's better to just pour honey from my bear into plain yogurt than deal with this little side cup, unless I'm on the go and don't have honey bear. That is just sad.

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Yogurt and honey are a delicious combination, but I find it's better to just pour honey from my bear into plain yogurt than deal with this little side cup, unless I'm on the go and don't have honey bear. That is just sad. carpet cleaning catford

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seriously, get the mango-guanabana!) compote is pretty stubborn. And how would you get every last teeny tiny bit? You wouldn't. And you'd be digging for it anyway. Look, all I'm saying is, passion fruit Chobani. ibcbet taruhan bola

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