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Old 07-17-2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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Question Fage 0% yogurt...a lie?

I'm really confused right now because I just ate my delicious Fage 0% fat Greek style yogurt. I thought it was 70 calories, but now, I checked it and it said 90! Has it always been 90? Am I crazy? I know 20 calories isn't all that much, but I really was sure it was less and this is a bit disappointing. I'm a calorie counter so I guess now, I'll be extra careful. Any idea what happened?
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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Ok, so I just looked on their website and it says that it's 80 calories! What the heck? Again, I know it shouldn't be a big deal, but I liked it being 80 calories vs. 90...know what I mean? Maybe I'm just crazy! I'm still going to eat it though! It's too good to let go!
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Luckymommy.....I love Fage 0% Greek Yogurt. I by the large container and it has 2 cups, each cup is 120 calories. I always add 1 splenda packet to it and some fruit and it is soooooooo yummy ;- )
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:56 PM   #4
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I add one packet of Splenda to it too....if I add some fresh strawberries, it tastes so good that I almost feel guilty!
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I buy the large container too and can confirm Slim81's info. But you didn't say what size or how many ounces...? Maybe they changed the weight of the single serving cups? Or could it be that you bought the 2% by accident?

BTW if you have a Trader Joe's nearby, I think their 0% greek yogurt is equally good and it costs 1/2 as much. I can't always get out to TJ's but when I do I stock up!
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:17 PM   #6
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I used to love Fage yogurt, but my last cup seemed different. I did a little checking and learned that Fage recently started manufacturing in New York, because it's cheaper than importing it from Greece. A lot of people are commenting on the change in quality. I'm guessing this explains the difference in calories.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:42 PM   #7
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I ran into this issue with lean Cuisine meals so I emailed the manufacturer. It was one number on the website and one number on one lc meal and another number on the same lc meal. I didn't know what to believe. They told me they re-test the nutritionals of their foods often so that is why you see a discrepancy between labels. One batch may be higher or lower depending up the certain batch that is made and maybe a slight change in the ratio of the ingredients. I guess we have to read the labels each and every time. Phooey!

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I LOVE Fage yogurt. I usually eat the Fage Total full-fat one though, with strawberries and blackberries and flax seeds mixed in. SO good. Fage 5% and 2% are also good, but I've never had the 0%.
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Check the number of grams they are reporting in a serving--that will sometimes account for the difference in calories. I buy TJ's fat free Greek yogurt and they recently changed the calories reported for a one-cup serving from 100 to 120. But when I looked closer, I realized that they also changed the weight of a one-cup serving from 200g to 227g. The package still says that a serving is one cup, but apparently they decided a 200g cup is a little skimpy (which I had suspected might be the case), so now it says that one cup weights 227g.

I always weigh my yogurt, rather than measure it. So long as I'm still eating only 200g of yogurt, it's still only 100 calories per serving (I checked the math).
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i second the trader joes vote. I love the trader joes 0% greek yogurt it reminds me of sour cream.
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