This review has been made possible by Bzzagent.com and FAGE. I was provided 2 (two) free 5.3 oz FAGE (pronounced “fa-yeh”) Yogurt split cups and 3 sharable coupons in exchange for sharing my opinions of FAGE Total Greek Yogurt.
Let’s start with the facts about FAGE split cups (as mentioned by bzzagent.com):
- FAGE is a family owned company and continues to use the same recipe for FAGE Total that they introduced with the opening of their original Athens dairy shop in 1926 (that’s 87 years)!
- The #1 yogurt brand in Greece, FAGE is made with 100% natural ingredients, no evaporated cane juice (a fancy sounding ingredient that’s essentially sugar) or protein powders here
- FAGE believes in simple, delicious foods and FAGE Total yogurt includes only two or three ingredients: milk and live active cultures or milk, live active cultures and cream
- Approximately four pounds of raw milk are used to make one pound of thick, creamy FAGE Total yogurt
- Rich in protein and low in calories and fat*, you can enjoy FAGE Total as a healthy part of your diet (*0% and 2% varieties)
- FAGE truly takes the time to develop their premium yogurt. No shortcuts or rushing with this product and you’ll taste the difference
- Beyond being a delicious snack in FAGE Total Split Cup form, FAGE Total Plain yogurt is also one of the most versatile ingredients you can add to your kitchen
- FAGE Total Plain yogurt is available in 0% non-fat, 2% low-fat and Classic in sizes including 6oz, 7oz, 17oz and 35oz containers for cooking
For starters, I found one local Publix carried a larger variety to choose from than the Publix closer to home. When I went to pick up my yogurt cups, I initially saw that several of the cups, in store, had some of the fruit topping oozing out of the lids. For safety reasons, I chose not to pick those up and found more that were clean.
After looking at the selections available in the store I was shopping at, I chose to review the Total 0% Blueberry Acai and Cherry Pomegranate flavors.
I first tasted the Cherry Pomegranate and was pleasantly surprised by it. It was a strong flavor, but was perfect for me to mask the yogurt. As a matter of personal choice, I always like to see more fruit topping included, but usually because I’m not one to eat yogurt. Being that I only mixed as much of the yogurt with the topping as I saw fit, this was a perfect snack option for me. I even loved the little bits of cherry that added some extra texture to the snack.
Next, I tried the Blueberry Acai. This time, I shared it with my 2 year old daughter and I sort of regretted it. This turned out to be my favorite of the two flavors. But, it was a bonus that she really liked the “yoguck” too. The flavor was mild, but there was plenty of it to still be appealing. Again, I mixed the topping into the yogurt so that it was more consistent.
The foil lids on the cups are very easy to remove. To flip the topping over was a very simple and clean process, but you do have to give the cup of the fruit topping a few good squeezes before it would fall into the yogurt cup. If you choose to spoon out the topping, there’s ample room for normal teaspoon silverware to reach down to the bottom of the cup.
At $1 per cup (that’s the price at my local Publix), this is an affordable healthier treat whether I’m sharing or not. I can’t wait to get my hands on more flavors!