Rob: I'm a yogurt lover and learned a long time ago to stay away from the average yogurt for exactly the reasons you mention - they are full of artificial stuff! Since a trip to Greece, I am hooked on Fage yogurt. It's thick and creamy unflavored yogurt. It's great for use in cooking too. The 0% ingredients are just "Grade A Pasteurized Skimmed Milk, Live Active Yogurt Cultures."My thoughts on Fage yogurt, starting with two positives:
I would be interested to hear what you think about it.
- Fage, a Greek company, makes a great-tasting, thick yogurt that does not contain the additives found in the majority of commercial yogurts available in the United States.
- All Fage yogurt sold in the U.S. is made at the Fage plant in Johnstown, NY, using milk from dairy farms in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The milk comes from cows not administered added hormones.
- Since the milk is pooled from a cooperative of farmers, any organic milk (if there is any) gets mixed with conventional milk.
- Similarly, there is no way of knowing if the yogurt comes from milk from grass-fed cows, which is nutritionally superior to milk from grain-fed cows. According to an e-mail response from Fage Consumer Relations, “Our farmers' cows are fed, among other vegetation, with [m]aize, soybean, cottonseed, [c]otton cake, barley, oat, wheat, sunflower, sorghum, rice, alfalfa, maize silage and/or alfalfa silage.”