The Battle of the Greek

Let’s talk about yogurt for a second, shall we?

When we think about yogurt there are many different options available:

  • Greek
  • Light
  • Creamy
  • Fruit on the Bottom
  • Whipped

And the list goes on…

In addition to many different types of yogurt there are, of course, a million different brands to choose from. Not to mention nutrition labels to read! To me, it’s all very overwhelming. I just want a yogurt that tastes great, doesn’t have a bunch of sugar or other unwanted ingredients and doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg! Is that too much to ask?

Enter Yoplait Greek 100.


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Sunday, as I was browsing the aisles of my local super market, I swung by the yogurt aisle in search of some vanilla yogurt for smoothies and overnight oats this week when I noticed something new lining the shelves, Yoplait Greek 100. They had the vanilla flavor I was after and for a $1.29/cup, how do you say no? (clearly, you don’t!)

I was very excited to try this yogurt and when I did I was even more excited! Each individual cup (5.3 oz) packs tons of flavor, at least 10g of protein and only 100 calories! And bonus, it comes in 8 different flavors! (I’ve only tried the Vanilla thus far, but trust me, I’ll be back for more).

I don’t know about you but typically when I have Greek yogurt I have to mix it with granola, or honey or a little something. Not sure why, but there has always been something about the taste of Greek yogurt plain (even if its flavored) that didn’t mesh with my crazy taste buds. However, I am happy to report that with Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla, this is not the case. Finally! A Greek yogurt that I can throw in the lunch box, tear open and just EAT!

If you can’t tell by this point (which I’m SURE you can – you’re all smart individuals), this may be my favorite Greek yogurt E.V.E.R. and if you haven’t picked up on it yet, I’ll just come out and say it…you should head to the store and try this, NOW!

So, tell me, do you have a yogurt that you just LOVE? Anyone else get embarrassingly excited when you find new food products that you love, simply by accident?


9 thoughts on “The Battle of the Greek

  1. Haley @ The Saucy Apple

    Ha! You are definitely not alone! I love finding new products I love, especially products of the food variety. 🙂 I love yogurt, so I’m going to have to look for this Yoplait Greek when I go to the store tonight.

    1. Saniya

      (and nobody shuold think) that every Greek citizen is born corrupt. Yet, unfortunately, international markets have understood (at least intuitively) all of the above, and also that nobody can survive in Greece without bending state rules. This is what we shuold all be here for, to change this pitiful social life through drastic and radical reforms. But the lack of credibility described above, poses a serious constraint to any thought of going back to the drachma.Defaulting on bonds will simply lead most Greek commercial banks to bankruptcy (nobody in the EU would be eager to save Greek commercial banks, unlike what has been agreed on the 26th of October, 2011). If the Greek state handles the chaos resulting from an internal banking crisis successfully, then within a few days most Greek commercial banks will be nationalized. Experienced Greek rent-seeking groups will start complaining and violently ask for rents. The Greek government will issue bonds that can only be put forcefully inside nationalized Greek commercial banks. The central bank will have to swallow all newly issued bonds in order to guarantee the balance sheet of commercial banks, printing drachmas.The above mechanism is so well understood by incidents and observed practices in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, etc., that experienced investing banks will bet on an enormous depreciation of the drachma, playing a key role to causing a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hyperinflation will simply cause more volatile economic and social conditions in Greece and chaos will be an almost sure outcome. In light of the above, I think a safe prediction is that if Greece somehow goes back to the drachma, it will end up cutting 6 zeros from prices every 2-3 years for about 10 years until a socioeconomic miracle happens. I really do not want to comment extensively on how harmful and disappointing I find that Greek economists publicly recommend a return to the drachma. In my humble opinion, it gives a terrible signal about what economists think and say, and about our understanding of Greece’s problems. Instead, we must acknowledge the serious corruption problem in Greece, which is part of an economist’s job. Instead of focusing on plain-vanilla current-account calculations with devalued drachmas, we must consider that with Brussels putting the Greek state under the microscope, there is long-term hope. There is no shock therapy for the corruption problem and an extensive politico-economic Greek crisis will not lead to any therapy of corruption. Externally forced fiscal transparency will lead to “killing the beast” described in points 1 and 2 above (not to be misunderstood: I do not mean to eradicate any unions or democratic parties, but the minority of the hardcore rent seekers). Once society internalizes that old rent-seeking practices are not possible for the next 30 years, I think that Greek citizens will start welcoming reforms instead of being suspicious about each and every new reform idea discussed nowadays.

    1. Junior

      I love seeing all the phtoos you post on your blog- I am so jealous of all the fresh fruit and veg etc that you buy, it all looks wonderful.In Scotland so much is seasonal that it can be hard to buy variety throughout the year (or if seasonal fruit/veg is available it is often lacking in flavour)

  2. paprik4te

    So glad to read your reviews on this – I’ve been interested in trying it for awhile, but have been hesitant to try Yoplait.
    How much sugar is there in a serving? I’ve heard from various sources that, depending on the brand of Greek yogurt, there can be a ton of added sugar – Chobani unfortunately is one of those brands!

    1. marielmoves Post author

      I don’t remember specifically but I don’t think it’s that high! I could be wrong though! I’ll check next time I break one out! Taste wise this is delish though! 🙂


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