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Fage Total 2% Yogurt Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Apr 30, 2009
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Fage Total YogurtGreek yogurt can be a great buy - it's a good sour cream substitute, and it offers a ton of protein - but some people find that it tastes sour and unappealing. In the review of Fage Total 0%, Tanya remarked that the yogurt was sour and acidic. I agree (although I think it's much better when you add some Splenda or honey), but I was determined not to give up on Greek yogurt entirely. I decided to try Fage Total 2% Yogurt, hoping that the little bit of added fat would help the flavor.

I picked up a 7-ounce container of the stuff for $1.99 at the grocery store (I think this was an anomaly, and most single-serving containers are 6 ounces, but the nutrition stats listed here are for the 7-ounce size). It was certainly more expensive than other yogurts, but I was willing to pony up the extra cash in an attempt to satisfy my protein-rich, creamy dairy craving. I added a packed of Splenda and stirred, hoping for the best. As it turns out, the extra fat goes a LONG way in helping this yogurt's taste. While the 0% can be sour-tasting, the 2% is much, much creamier and more appealing. It was like eating a full-fat dessert but with a fraction of the fat and calories (Fage Total has twice the number of calories).

The 7 ounce container of Fage Total 2% Yogurt provides 130 calories, 4 grams of total fat (7% of the daily value), 3 grams of saturated fat (15% of the DV), 17 grams of protein and 8 grams of sugars. There is also 20% of the RDA for calcium. For just 30 more calories than is in the 0% variety, you get a lot more flavor.

I'm hooked! If you've given up on Greek yogurt because of the unappealing taste, give this one a try - and let me know what you think.

Rating
Taste: 4.5
Nutrition: 4
Price: 3
Overall: 4
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