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Yog(h)urt! (given the success of my cereal & toast threads)

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Aug 21, 2008 19:54

Yogurt! Stupid Yoplait always tricking gullible me with their fancy flavors, strawberry shortcake ain't nothing but a slightly sweeter, less strawberry-filled strawberry yogurt.

I haven't been this disappointed since the Boston Cream Pie yogurt of March or whenever.

Those Rachel's ones are amazing. I should stick to them.

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Post by Carys » Thu Aug 21, 2008 20:43

For 'trying-not-to-be-a-lard-arse' reasons, I bought in regular plain yoghurt instead of the Greek Yoghurt I normally get for breakfast. A big mistake. Breakfast just isn't the same. (I usually have blueberries, Greek yoghurt and honey).

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Post by Mr Bear » Thu Aug 21, 2008 20:48

I like to get natural yogurt, and mix fresh blackberries and raspberries into it. Mmm, tasty.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Aug 21, 2008 20:51

I've been having a nice fat free Greek yogurt with agave nectar mixed into it (by me).

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Post by Martijn » Thu Aug 21, 2008 21:13

PandaBear wrote:I like to get natural yogurt, and mix fresh blackberries and raspberries into it. Mmm, tasty.
Two words: yeo valley. Their yog(h)urt is the best I've ever had.

Thanks, by the way for adding the optional h to the topic title. It still makes me hesitate for a few seconds if I have to write yog(h)urt somewhere (which usually is on shopping lists).

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Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Aug 21, 2008 21:19

I did some creative ampersandy editing to make room for that (h).

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Post by let it ride » Thu Aug 21, 2008 21:40

Yoghurt is great. I have it every morning with my cereal (I like Special K with red berries... or Tesco's exact copy which is cheaper haha!)

I like to add all that shizniz into it, strawberries, frozen blueberries, sunflower seeds, flax seed (i think it's called that in english), raisins... I love it!

When I was more on a proper diet, instead of dessert or sweets, I had natural yoghurt + dessicated coconut flakes + nuts + dried fruit. Awesome when frozen too if you fancy a cold treat. It was sweet, but really, really filling so you didn't need to eat very much of it.

I think I might take that up again, I have been on an insane unhealthy binge for like A MONTH. I need to go back to where I was before, as I do enjoy the food more + feel more alert and efficient.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Aug 21, 2008 23:20

i've started having yoghurt and fruit for breakfast in an effort to eat less in the way of carbs, although i would prefer to have proper creamy greek yoghurt instead of low fat natural yoghurt. i always think of soft fruits and berries as being too expensive, but they go a pretty long way when i mix them with yoghurt!
i really love these ones:

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but i'm leaning towards the natural yoghurt at the moment because sometimes fruit yoghurt and certain fruits seems all wrong.

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Post by let it ride » Thu Aug 21, 2008 23:45

oh my GOD, that is the best one! i love it, but it is a bit more expensive than the other ones i tend to get. Although when I bought yoghurt yesterday all they had was the mango/papaya/passion fruit one. It's nice, but it does feel very sugary.

Mmmm yoghurt.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Aug 22, 2008 02:44

My life has truly gained all new meaning since I discovered fat-free greek yogurt. I freaking LOVE the stuff. It's expensive but Trader Joe's does a version now (even though they're tiny) that' a little less gouging. I love it plain w/honey in it. It's like yogurtcheese. YUM.

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Post by schlump » Fri Aug 22, 2008 09:17

lynsosaurus wrote:but i'm leaning towards the natural yoghurt at the moment because sometimes fruit yoghurt and certain fruits seems all wrong.
this is true. as much promise and excitement was contained in that farm?, who make yogurt?, who are called longberry or something?, and their pineapple yogurt, it really didn't work out so well. little hard chunks of pineapple throughout. hmm.

since this yogurt discussion is part of the cereal/toast thread conglomerate, maybe i'm allowed to crossover into other topics - i haven't really eaten a lot of yogurt since steering clear of dairy, and sugar. does anyone ever go in for the soya yogurts? i can only ever find the flavoured ones. are they good?

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Post by lynsosaurus » Fri Aug 22, 2008 09:53

i think alpro do a natural-style soya yoghurt, and it was pretty decent!

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Post by SophieC » Fri Aug 22, 2008 09:57

schlump wrote: does anyone ever go in for the soya yogurts? i can only ever find the flavoured ones. are they good?
i have never known a man get breakfast so wrong. first the milk rationing, now this. on the emergency breakfast wrong scale you're on defwrong 5 mate.
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Post by schlump » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:46

SUPPOSING there was a scenario in which you were at my house, early in the morning, dawn light filtering through the drawn curtains, eating a terse, awkward, bare-assed breakfast, you'd LOVE it, jamie. tomorrow's saturday, and i will eat avacado and tomato variations on toast and in sandwich form for the first half of the day, leafing through a guardian to find out about britain's most ecologically friendly half-term holiday day-trips.

yogurt's really getting ghettoised here, anyway; it's not just for breakfast. it can be eaten disturbingly warmed from a lunchbox, or to cool spicy food.
let it ride wrote:When I was more on a proper diet, instead of dessert or sweets, I had natural yoghurt + dessicated coconut flakes + nuts + dried fruit. Awesome when frozen too if you fancy a cold treat.
this sounds amazing. i don't think anyone on this continent has ever eaten yogurt at low temperatures. it sounds like the breakfast i should probably eat, anyway. someone i know has yogurt + mango + sesame seeds + honey. brilliant.

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Post by let it ride » Fri Aug 22, 2008 14:24

Haha it is amazing, but very chewy!

And ew, I had to have lunchbox-warm yoghurt. I just poured some into a tupperware box and then brought the cereal in a plastic bag today. My colleagues were impressed when I just produced a spoon from my bag too, haha! But it was tasty.

However, while Special K is a nice cereal, my god is it expensive! I know this is off-topic, but it is crazy! The Tesco own brand version is SO much cheaper and tastes exactly the same.
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Post by schlump » Fri Aug 22, 2008 14:31

let it ride wrote:My colleagues were impressed when I just produced a spoon from my bag too, haha! But it was tasty.
haha. oh man. i remember taking a spoon, for a yogurt or something, on a train journey, and nipping into the bathroom to wash it off once i'd eaten, emerging after in front of a mother and two children, the mother looking comedy-slack-jaw HORRIFIED at me emerging from the bathroom with a spoon. i am pretty scruffy-ass and presumably she thought that shooting up in bathrooms was the way today's youth kill time on long train journeys.

on the subject of special k (we should take this to the cereal thread), i have only ever eaten it when the kind of weird hybrid variations were on sale, and i foolishly got one of the berry ones. it's so hard: there's some fruit that's great in cereals (banana, raisins that live up to their 'king size' label), and then some - raspberries, strawberries, all berries - that are once frozen shells of their former juicy selves. the blueberry one turns the soya milk a kind of murky purple.

i'm surprised that replacing milk with yogurt when eating cereal is so popular, anyway. that seems kind of new. i heard once that the only trend that the current generation has really developed/pioneered/embraced, rather than post-modernly pillaged from the past, is wearing a dress with jeans. maybe this could supplement the list.

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Post by let it ride » Fri Aug 22, 2008 14:41

Usually in Sweden, I eat filmjolk.
Filmjölk (also known as fil or the older word surmjölk[1]) is a Swedish mesophilic fermented milk product that is made by fermenting cow's milk with a variety of bacteria from the species Lactococcus lactis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides.[2][3] The bacteria metabolize lactose, the sugar naturally found in milk, into lactic acid. The acid gives filmjölk a sour taste and causes proteins in the milk, mainly casein, to coagulate, thus thickening the final product. The bacteria also produce a limited amount of diacetyl, which gives filmjölk its characteristic taste.[4] Filmjölk is similar to cultured buttermilk, kefir, or yoghurt in consistency, but fermented by different bacteria and thus has a slightly different taste. Compared with yoghurt, filmjölk tastes less sour. In Sweden, it is normally sold in 1-liter packages with live bacteria. The bacteria help maintain the balance between beneficial and harmful bacteria in the intestines
Yeah it doesn't sound great, but it is basically like a different kind of yoghurt. No one does milk with cereal in Sweden, so the dubbed Coco Pops ads etc. always looked weird to us. Milk. Ceral? Surely not, that's nutty! SO for me yoghurt is more what I have to eat if I want to have cereal... in Sweden i vary between both.

Filmjolk is so nice though, and especially the different super-friendly-for-stomachs-variations that I used to love when I was younger with just a wee bit of sugar in. It works very well with different types of jam too, or cinnamon and pieces of apple!
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Post by Martijn » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:08

Anyone here into making their own yoghurt? We bought ourselves a yoghurt-making-machine a week ago, which is both dead cool and dead simple. Even now that we don't use the sachets you're supposed to use, but use fresh milk and fresh yoghurt (as a starter) instead.

The yoghurt is really delicious, only the texture is different every time and I have no idea why: sometimes it's runny, other times it is almost elastic like honey and at even other times it has the right texture but with small bits floating through the yoghurt.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Dec 29, 2008 14:12

Martijn wrote: The yoghurt is really delicious, only the texture is different every time and I have no idea why: sometimes it's runny, other times it is almost elastic like honey and at even other times it has the right texture but with small bits floating through the yoghurt.
this prospect is enough to put me off trying to make my own. i'm very particular about the texture of my yoghurt.

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Post by DimitraDaisy » Mon Dec 29, 2008 15:22

Martijn wrote: The yoghurt is really delicious, only the texture is different every time and I have no idea why: sometimes it's runny, other times it is almost elastic like honey and at even other times it has the right texture but with small bits floating through the yoghurt.
It's not all that bad, Lyns, honest! He's making it sound far worse than it is. (Although I did steer clear of the elastic one, it freaked me out. Martijn had to eat it all on his own. Not that this presented a big problem. ) It's actually quite a lot of fun to do and very interesting.
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