Fage, my love

Fage, my love

I am a terrible blogger. I received an amazing shipment of Fage Total Greek yoghurt at the end of last year that I am still yet to blog about!

I was originally sent the box below, as part of the #TryTotal challenge. I was supposed to bake something original but I am seriously not creative at all when it comes to baking sweet things. I kept putting it off and then other life events got in the way, and before I knew it, it was January. I still have that apple juice sitting in my fridge door, and I feel guilty every time I look at it!

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The most amazing part of this story is what happened with the delivery. I was expecting the delivery on a Friday, but when it had still not arrived by 5pm, I assumed it wasn’t going to. After I left, it arrived and sat at my office unrefrigerated until Monday. I briefly mentioned it on Instagram – not looking for a replacement, it was only one tub! – and Fage ever so kindly offered to send me a full month’s supply. I went from having one container to an entire fridge full!

I have said it before, but Fage is hands-down my favourite yoghurt. Every time I try another brand, they feel so runny and tasteless in comparison! I had no idea they had recently also introduced flavoured yoghurts, so it was like Christmas when I opened up these bags.

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For the past month or so, I have not eaten any yoghurt (I’ve gone Paleo again, which I will write more about in my next post). So I figured now would be the perfect time to torture myself by reliving all the gloriousness of that delivery ๐Ÿ˜‰

The plain will always be my favourite, so I was thrilled to have 5kg of it. The grocery stores around me only stock the 0%, but the one near my gym has the 10% – which I used to stock up on regularly. This was my first time trying the 2% and I have to say I think I liked it even more than the 10%. I love the creaminess of the full fat yoghurt, but I like to eat a lot in one sitting, and I find it can sit in my stomach too heavily.

I was having 250g plain yoghurt mixed with cocoa powder, honey and almond butter as my mid-afternoon snack for almost six months, followed by another serve at night. These flavoured options were the perfect size for dessert!

The Fruyo brand is flavoured. I was given samples of cherry, pineapple, peach and vanilla. While the carbohydrate content is obviously higher than the plain option, it is still much lower than other brands at around 11-12g per 100g. It has slightly less protein than the 2% plain variety – which has 10g per 100g – at 8g per 100g.

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They also sent me split pots, which had a standard (i.e. non-strongwoman sized!) portion of plain yoghurt with either honey, blueberries, strawberries or raspberries and pomegrenates on the side. These were my favourite, as you could mix in as much or as little as you wanted. The blueberry and strawberry flavours were my favourite. Both the Fruyo and split pots are fat-free.

This is a terrible photo but you get the idea!

This is a terrible photo but you get the idea!

I have more of a sweet tooth than I realised, as it seems my daily yoghurt fix was containing it and now I’m craving chocolate more!ย I miss my Fage yoghurt ever so much. I’m hoping to gradually re-introduce small amounts of plain yoghurt into my diet as soon as I have my hormonal issues down pat. Until that time, I will be dreaming of my favourite yoghurt concoction and revisiting this post…

Full disclosure: I received the yoghurts for free. As always, opinions are honest and my own.

Have you ever tried Fage yoghurt? What’s your favourite kind?

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