I've been on a big Fage Greek Yogurt kick lately, ever since I discovered how much creamier and richer the 2% is than the 0% (read the review of Fage 2%). I decided to branch out from my standard pot of 2% to try the fruited flavors available at the grocery store. I vacillated between 2% with Cherry and 2% with Peach, and in the end picked up both. The Cherry flavor is what I tried first though.
I wasn't sure exactly how to eat this - are you supposed to mix in the cherry goo first, or spoon up little bits of each and let it mix in your mouth? I decided on the latter, as the yogurt package advises not stirring the product. I'm usually not the biggest fan of cherry, but this was DELICIOUS . The tart and sweet jam-like confection blended perfectly with the smooth, creamy yogurt and before I knew it, the cup was finished.
Each 5.3 ounce container of Fage Total 2% Cherry Yogurt provides 130 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat of which 1.5 grams is saturated (4% and 8% of the daily value), 2% of the DV for sodium,no fiber, 17 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.
Greek yogurt is expensive - each cup was $1.89 - but it's worth it to me because of the creamy flavor and extra protein. FAGE TOTAL Yogurt is 100% natural with no added sweeteners, thickeners or preservatives - the ingredients are, Strained Yogurt [Grade A Pasteurized Skimmed Milk and Cream, Live Active Yogurt Cultures (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus)], Cherry Fruit Preparation (20%) [Cherries (8%), Sugar, Corn Starch, Natural Flavors].
Fage does contain a lot of sugar, which is why something like Dannon Light & Fit Key Lime or Dannon Activia Light Yogurt might be more suited to people watching their sugar intake closely. Otherwise, dive into Fage Total 2% Cherry Yogurt - but remember to still watch how much sugar you take in daily.