This may sound strange, but I actually recall the first time I heard of ‘Greek yogurt’. I don’t remember the exact date, but I was talking to some co-workers and was excited about the fact that our grocery store had a ‘store brand’ yogurt that was about 30-40% less in cost, yet tasted just as good. A co-worker asked, “Do they have Greek yogurt?”
I stared blankly at her, and only afterward did I learn what it was. As it turns out, they did not yet have Greek yogurt.
But, you’d better believe that they do now!
I’ve always been fairly dismissive of Greek yogurt.
- I’ve tried it, and it never really did much for me. I’ve always enjoyed yogurt, the kind that many people would consider “regular”, which was the standard sold before Greek became all the rage. I have always enjoyed flavored yogurt, so the standard 6 ounce cups were fine for me.
- I always believed that the transition to Greek yogurt was just another way to sell something at a much higher price, as Greek yogurt seems to be about 50-75% higher in price from what I’ve seen.
Recently, I’m starting to think that maybe I should give it another chance. Here are the factors that have changed my mind: