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Disappearance of Greek Style 10% Yogurt From Grocery Stores

1sweetpea | Aug 27, 201310:24 AM

It's getting tougher and tougher to find any plain yogurt (especially the drained, Greek style) that isn't fat-free. I like to use the 10% yogurt instead of sour cream or mayo in a lot of dips or as a topping for potatoes. I like to make tzatziki, Turkish cacik and other yogurt-based dips and sauces. The Greek style is easier to deal with than draining lower percentage yogurts, which are frequently the stirred kind that won't drain properly.

I used to be able to buy the Liberte 10% at Zehrs, but virtually all higher fat plain yogurts have been replaced by 0% and a vast array of flavoured fat-free and low fat yogurts. The Foodland near my cottage was carrying it, but it has recently disappeared. I'm having to search high and low for it or an equivalent. Costco carries the 2% version, but it is very difficult to drain. I'm not a fan of Astro products, either, though I will resort to the 6% Balkan style, if necessary.

Am I the only one buying this stuff? Surely not. I can still find the Liberte 10% in Windsor, in some smaller shops and Eastern European specialty stores. Is there just no demand for it in the bigger chains?

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