Decoding Labels: Yoplait Greek Yogurt

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 'Greek yogurt is to yogurt what sour cream is to cream. It’s thicker, creamier, richer, and more flavorful. Making Greek yogurt is relatively simple — you just strain the whey out of plain yogurt. Voila! The resulting thicker yogurt is now called “Greek yogurt.” 


Not too long ago, Greek yogurt was only popular in ethnic food circles. The vast majority of shoppers in the U.S. didn’t even know what it was. But as our grocery store selections of yogurt expanded, so did our cultural familiarity with Greek yogurt. Now, thanks to food industry behemoth General Mills, most of us can find Greek yogurt in our neighborhood grocery stores. 

Lured by the extra flavor and the promise of twice the protein of regular yogurt, you may have bought this week’s product: Yoplait Greek Yogurt Honey Vanilla. Yoplait Greek Yogurt is a far cry from a real Greek yogurt, however.'

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