Several years ago, posts on yoghurt for breakfast in Greece, as well as finding Lemnos Greek Style yoghurt in Manila and enjoying it with homemade guava jelly elicited comments about FAGE yoghurt. The Greek style and Greek manufactured yoghurt had this aura of superiority. And since tasting it while on trips abroad, I would have to agree it is noticeably better than most yoghurts for sale in local groceries. This is thick, creamy and substantial. Absolutely delicious. Commercial no doubt, and not quite as good as the fresh silky yoghurt we recently had in Morroco for breakfast, but FAGE is an excellent choice. So when I received a text from a friend (and suki insider) at S&R that they had just gotten their first delivery of FAGE yoghurt last week, and that they would be putting it on the shelves on Wednesday or Thursday, I was in Cebu and a bit crazed that they would sell out before I got back to Manila!
Sure enough, by the time I got to S&R, they only had one type of FAGE left, with tropical fruits which I would normally not buy, but I got one anyway. The fruit mixture is kept in a separate compartment, so you can have plain yoghurt and discard the fruit if you are really desperate. But I actually tipped the fruit into the yoghurt, go to their U.S. website here to see how (I would never have known this otherwise), and it was delicious. Higher calorie count, but truly yummy.
New deliveries scheduled for mid-August. Get there early. I just checked my receipt from S&R and noticed that the yoghurt is listed as PHP159 ($3.50) or so, which is whoppingly expensive when compared to the local yoghurts. Hmmm, was it really that much or am I reading my receipt wrong? Much better value would be the large tub of lemnos greek style yoghurt which is enormous for the roughly PHP700 price… But if you must have some FAGE, at least you now know where to find it. :)