Thursday, August 09, 2007

and the winner is...

After my post on Fage yogurt, I got heartfelt assurances from Shauna and Anne that the 2% Fage was really every bit as delicious as the original Total.

I found the original, the 0%, and the 2% in the store in the small containers, supposedly single-serving size. I decided to buy all three kinds and do my own taste test. Ideally, I would have done the test blind, but instead, I had the three kinds on three different ways, served exactly the same way: with sliced farm-market peaches and cinnamon. I did the Weight Watchers points on the three kinds: 7 points for the Total, 3 points for the 2%, and 2 points for the 0%. I only ate half of each container, so for me it worked out to 3, 1, and 1.

I had the 0% first. It was pretty good and every bit as thick and creamy as the original. Still, even though it was good with the peaches, I didn't like it on its own as much. The taste was a little bit sour by itself, and adding honey would defeat the purpose of eating the lower-calorie yogurt. I decided that if it was between the 0% and the Total, I'd go for the real thing and just eat less.

Then I tried the 2%. Because I only ate half of the container, the points worked out the same as the 0%. There was a definite difference. The 2% was perfectly delicious on its own (I licked the spoon) and fabulous with the peaches. When I went back to the Total the next day, it tasted almost too rich.

Besides, two extra points is a lot in Weight Watcher Land. Two points will get you a serving of Kashi crackers or a tablespoon of peanut butter. Or a big bowl of air-popped popcorn.

By the way, when I went back to Walt Churchill's Market, they were all out of the big containers. If you're reading this, leave some for me next time, OK?


  1. Oh I have GOT to find me some of this yogurt! I checked our market, St. Louis-based Schnucks, last night, and they don't carry it. They were even out of my Blue Bunny style I like. I've got to check our health food store--maybe they have it. Don't you love peaches this time of year? There is nothing, absolutely nothing better. Except peaches with this amazing yogurt on them. Yum!

  2. I too am on a yogurt hunt. I hope I can find it in Jackson. Our little town doen't even carry Weight Watchers.

    I love your post for yesterday. I know myself as a fat person. So that is who I keep introducing to the world. It mixes people up. I too look fat/normal. I have to let new aquaintainces know I am REALLY a fat girl inspite of current appearances to the contrary. Herein lies the danger of weight gain. I know who I am fat. Regaining would be like coming home. Damn, that was a scary statement. On that note I have to go blog.

  3. I'm glad you liked it and I love your thorough analysis of this very important issue! Although thanks to the Google fodder this post will generate, I think you will only worsen The 2% Situation I continually face - people are realising that the 2% is the best compromise of the Fage family so I every time I go to the one supermarket in town that stocks it I seem to be fighting someone for the last tub! Arrrgh!

  4. You might ask the dairy manager when they deliver the Fage. They might save you a few tubs.

    I have the 2% in my fridge. I'm going to try it soon.

    You're going to get a lot of hits by search engines now! ;-)

  5. I put a packet of Splenda in the 0% to keep it from tasting so sour. I'm afraid to taste the other two because I don't want to get addicted!


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