I had read about
Greek yogurt before and Friday I found some at Harris Teeter and I thought I might try some. For those of you who have read "French Women Don't Get Fat", Mirelle mentions falling in love with yogurt when she was in Greece, then talks about
eating plain yogurt as a snack. She doesn't mention that she has continued to eat Greek yogurt, but I think maybe she has.
I always thought that plain yogurt was a bit extreme. I've tried plain yogurt before and, to me, it's just too sour to tolerate plain. Even the full fat version, with creme on top, was too sour and repellant.
Anyways, I got some Greek plain yogurt because I was planning on using it on some Indian food I was making to cool it down (so sweetness isn't needed). I tasted it before I used it to see if I noticed a difference between it and your standard, American-grocery store variety of yogurt. Boy, was there ever a difference!
Greek yogurt isn't sour at all! There's a bit of a yogurt-y taste to it, but for the most part it's rather bland. Reminds me of eating ricotta cheese. If you wish you were eating more yogurt, but can't really stand the taste of it, or if you are diabetic and can't eat the yogurts full of sugars (I am pretty sure this didn't have any added), you might try Greek yogurt. I think Greek yogurt is made from goat's milk, although it doesn't say that on the container. That might account for the difference in taste though. If it is indeed made from goat's milk, that makes it even better for people who are lactose intolerant, as goat's milk has less lactose in it than cow's milk, and yogurt bacterias consume a lot of the lactose anyways.
Stoneyfield also has a line of soy yogurts out too, for those who are lactose-intolerant to the point they can't do regular yogurt.