A Brutally Honest Review: The Best Greek Yogurt this Side of the Border
Posted Mar 15 2011 10:36pm
How was your Tuesday friends?
Mine was admittedly kind of meh but lovely times spent with the Husband and Daisy more than made up for the bad moments. Besides, I’d like to think that I’m that much closer to the weekend!
Sendai Friends Update
Most of you know that my sister has some friends in Sendai . . . specifically her Host Family from when she studied at Sendai Ikuei Gakuen .
When the earthquake and horrible tsunami hit the city we couldn’t help but think of those wonderful people. A lot of you lovelies have been kind enough to ask for updates on the Host Family. Well here it is . . .
Unbeknownst to me (although my sister knew) the Host Father passed away last year. Very recently my sister’s Host Mother relocated and we no longer have updated contact information. All we know at the moment is that she left “the area.” Frankly, we hope that means she left Sendai as she wasn’t originally from that city.
Currently, we are trying to get an update on her situation through mutual friends. Unfortunately, those friends live in an area of Sendai where the phone lines are still down. Hopefully, we get good news soon . . . in the mean time we’ll keep praying!
I should probably also mention that a very dear friend of mine has relatives in Sendai (whom she has been in contact with) and apparently the situation there is quite dire. She tells me that supplies are running very low in the Sendai area. Consequently, her aunt waited for hours in a line-up for food and only received one banana and a pre-packaged sausage.
And if for whatever reason donating is not in the cards then please continue to send your prayers (or heaven-ward happy thoughts) to the people of Japan! Domo arigato gozaimasu (thank-you very much)!!!
A Brutally Honest Review: President’s Choice Greek Yogurt
Those of you readers that live in the United States have long been fortunate enough to have Greek yogurt grace your grocery shelves. From Oikos, to Chobani, and even Fage . . . the selection is marvellous!!!
Surprisingly, it wasn’t until very recently that Greek yogurt made it to Canada. Unfortunately, Oikos (my favourite of all the U.S. yogurts) has yet to migrate North. Rather, our first option came courtesy of Liberté, a Quebec based company. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of their offerings so I resigned myself instead to making my own yogurt.
That was until I received a flyer advertising some new President’s Choice Options. Quickly, I headed to my local Superstore and loaded up on some of their goodies!
In particular I chose a 500g tub of their fat free yogurt ($3.99) and a box of their Omega-3 granola (in the $5.00 range if I recall correctly).
Two things impressed me about the products right away – the first being how very heavy the granola box felt! In fact, the internal bag was basically filled to the brim!!! Talk about great value for money!
The second thing that impressed me was the fantastic thickness of the Greek yogurt. Unlike some of the other Canadian offerings it was positively solid – very much like Fage or Oikos!
But the true test would be the taste! In order to try out the yogurt I created a bit of a parfait using a little bit of local honey, the granola, the yogurt, and some previously frozen berries! YUM!
Lovely, isn’t it!?!?
The taste was everything I hoped for and more! No residual chalkiness in the yogurt (something even my beloved Oikos suffers from) to speak of! On top of that the flavour of the yogurt was subtle and not bitter (I’m looking at you Fage).
As far as the granola it was also really delicious with pretty decent nutritionals. My favourite part was that it didn’t taste overwhelmingly sweet, rather it was flavoured just so and went wonderfully with the berries and yogurt in my parfait!
Overall Review? I heartily recommend both the President’s Choice Omega-3 Granola and their Fat Free Greek Yogurt!!!! If you’re Canadian and you’ve never tried Greek yogurt then this should be your first! I honestly believe there is no better Greek yogurt, this side of the border!!!