So, this is going to be a really quick review, because I have discovered something AMAZING … And the name definitely says it all!

Alright; one of the things I really, reallywas going to miss when deciding to go vegan was Greek yogurt.  Before college I had never even heard about it, and then, after about sophomore year, I realized that I hadn’t been living the past … 20-odd years or so, because it was the most magical thing since magic …  And now, becoming a vegan, I had to forfeit it … Yeah – WRONG.

I discovered this little diva (I can’t believe I just used that word to describe food …) in the natural foods section of my local Wegman’s, and I sort of just bought a couple on a whim because they were on sale and I thought, why not?  I bought one of each flavor that they had in my supermarket, which was Strawberry, Vanilla, and Plain.

Well, the only real drawback to this deliciousness I have found is the packaging – the first two that I opened, strawberry and vanilla, there were small holes or something around the edge where the plastic had cracked in my fridge against the foil covering the top, and some stuff that was definitely not supposed to be found in yogurt was growing in it … Advised by a friend, I threw each one out because apparently the little fuzzy green disk growing in it would most likely kill me even if I removed it from the container and/or just ate around it.

Disgusting, I know.

However, the third time must be the charm in this case, because this yogurt managed to survive my refrigerator and made it all the way to work with me today.  Weird green fungus free, I might add.  And can I just tell you … it was perfect; exactly how I remember plain Greek yogurt – from the thick, almost creamy consistency, to the slightly tart flavor, it was …

It was like heaven and two and a half rooms.

Seriously.

Again, these pictures (the first one at the top of this post and the one you’ll see if you look down a little) were taken with my cell phone because I was at work, so they aren’t excellent quality, but I’m trying to show you the consistency here so you get an idea of how amazing it is.

I dunno how well you can see it, but it’s got that thick, creamy consistency of Greek yogurt, it stirs up perfectly, it’s as smooth as a dream … I can’t praise this stuff enough.

It’s made of a coconut milk culture, apparently – and their website is informative.  If you want more information about flavors, nutrition information, and some free coupons to print, click on this link.

Now, I can’t vouch for the other flavors, as the packaging failed me twice and I wasn’t able to taste them, but I suppose that’s just as well – I never had ‘flavored’ Greek yogurt before; usually I just have plain Greek yogurt, and I add fruit and/or honey to it.  Today I brought the mandarin oranges left over from my Delicious Salad of Deliciousness, and they went nicely with it.  I imagine that flavored Greek yogurt wouldn’t be weird, but it probably wouldn’t have left the impression on me that the plain did …

I can’t stress enough how excellent this yogurt was; I just wish they sold it in larger sizes – I’d eat it all the time! (Though, with 45g of fat per serving, maybe it’s a good thing they don’t sell giant vats of it … ^^;;)

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