Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fage Yogurt Review


 
 
I have some really awesome yogurt to share with you that I recently tried for the first time and that is Fage Total. It is a Greek yogurt but what it does that is so amazing is that there is only a total of 3 ingredients in each spoonful!
 
 
What else makes them special?
 
  • FAGE is a family owned company and continues to use the same recipe for FAGE Total that they introduced with the opening of their original Athens dairy shop in 1926, that’s 87 years ago!
  • The #1 yogurt in Greece, FAGE is the only authentic Greek yogurt that is truly made with 100% natural ingredients, no evaporated cane juice (a fancy sounding ingredient that’s essentially sugar) or protein powders here.
  • FAGE believes in simple, delicious foods and FAGE Total includes only two or three ingredients: milk and live active cultures or milk, live active cultures and cream
  • Approximately 4 pounds of raw milk are used to make one pound of thick, creamy yogurt
  • One of the more versatile ingredients you can add to your kitchen, FAGE Total works perfectly as a snack, a meal ingredient or the base of an indulgent dessert
  • Rich in protein, low in calories and fat, you can enjoy FAGE Total as a healthy part of your diet
  • Available in 0% non-fat, 2% low-fat and Classic in sizes including 6oz, 7oz, 17oz and 35oz containers for cooking
  • FAGE truly takes the time to develop their premium product. No shortcuts or rushing with this product and you’ll taste the difference

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    I really love the Total 0% Yogurt and I added some diced peaches to the mix and had an awesome cup for breakfast one morning! I love the fact that this yogurt is plain and you can add what you want or eat it plain. Anything is possible with this awesome Greek yogurt. You won't believe the things that you can do with this great taste.
     
    The only thing I missed out on was that my store did not carry any of the flavors. All I had was the two that I got but, I made my own, so it's okay. But, wow, you should see all of the flavors that you can actually get with Fage! There are actually 19 flavors in all! Just think of what you can do with all of those!
     
     

    Then on the Fage Total, I added some blueberries and crushed a few of them so that my awesome Greek yogurt would get the classic blueberry tint! It really doesn't take much to turn this great yogurt into something special for your whole family. Of course, on the Classic Total you only have 6 options for flavors but if you make your own, the list is endless!
     
    I forgot to take one picture and that was when I added granola to the Total 0% and then added some mango slices and made like a parfait. It was just as good as any top grade dessert that you would pay for in a fancy restaurant but I got to control the ingredients and knew it was good for me without all the guilt.
     
    There is one other Fage that I didn't get to try and that was the Total 2% because again, my store did not carry that one, so I can't say much about that one other than if it is anywhere as good as these two, then it has to be just as awesome. This one also has only 6 flavors but again, remember, you can make your own flavor or use in a recipe to make something else such as dips, toppings, salads and even sandwiches.
     
    I grabbed a video off of Fage's site so you can see some other uses for this Greek Yogurt:
     
     
     
    Here's a little history about Fage Greek Yogurt: 
    Back in 1926, Athanassios Filippou opened a small dairy shop at 213 Patison Street in Athens, Greece. But this wasn’t the hustling, bustling Athens of today. The shop was located in the countryside with only a single train station nearby. As travelers would come and go, the reputation of the shop’s delicious, creamy, one-of-a-kind yogurt grew. As he nurtured the business with great care and passion, Athanassios brought his sons Ioannis and Kyriakos into the business and named it FAGE (pronounced “fa-yeh”). 
    Shortly afterwards, Ioannis and his brother Kyriakos opened the company’s first yogurt production facility. During this time, retailers sold yogurt as a commodity, with the consumer having no idea who the manufacturer was. Upon moving the FAGE yogurt plant to the Metamorfossi area of Athens, FAGE became the first company to bring branded yogurt to the market. In fact, it was presented in packaging that is very similar to today’s design. 
    Since then, FAGE has expanded throughout Greece, Europe and the world, including the United States in 1998. In 2008, FAGE opened a state-of-the-art production facility in Johnstown, New York. The $200 million facility uses the original family recipe, while also incorporating technological advances to achieve the highest standards of hygiene and safety. FAGE continues to grow and is currently in the process of expanding the facility by an additional $100 million.
    Connect with Fage Total:

    Mailing Address
    FAGE USA Dairy Industry Inc.
    Customer Relations
    1 Opportunity Dr.
    Johnstown Industrial Park
    Johnstown, NY 12095
    Call: 1-866-962-5912
    Fax:  1-518-762-5918
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    Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and I was provided with a means to experience the product or service thru products that were mailed to me and I passed some along to friends and family. This did not in any way persuade me to give this product a favorable review. 

    6 comments:

    M Clark said...

    I have never heard of Fage Yogurt before this but it looks delicious and sounds nutritious, I would love to try it.

    Adrianaa G. said...

    i've been wanting to try these they look delicious, thanks for the review.

    Deb C. said...

    I love your ideas for the yogurt and it sounds yummy!

    Cheryl Fisher said...

    Wow, what a thorough review of Fage yogurt. Even the past history. Great job. I did try it once and very thick and delicious.

    Lisa R said...

    Ive never heard of fage, I usually get chobani but now I have to look for it

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    Rose-Marie said...

    I've seen this Greek yogurt, but haven't tried it. That's an amazing post, the history is something to be really proud about. I also now can stop mispronouncing it (in my mind). This is the one I'm going to try because I had just seen a dip recipe that calls for Greek yogurt and I was planning to buy some soon. I can't wait to try it.