Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Greek Goodness

If one has been to Maldives, then where do you suggest one to go next?

I have an answer - SANTORINI

It's such a beautiful place and the whitewashed low-lying cubicle houses on the cliffs made out of stone stands out against the clear blue sea. This is of course another one of the must-go-islands in my list. Speak of Santorini and Greece comes into my mind.

The closest association I have with anything Greek would probably be Greek Yogurt. Did you know that there are many types of yogurt in the market such as Balkan, Swiss and Greek? Despite Greek Yogurt being really popular in Europe and America, we seldom find this variety of yogurt in our supermarkets. Fret no more as Nestlé has decided to launch 3 varieties of Greek Yogurt in Malaysia to further provide us with a richer yogurt experience!

 Nestlé  Greek Yogurt Variants
Strawberry Field, Natural and Peach Harvest

I am not a big fan of sourness and thus when Nestlé  was conducting a sampling on all 3 variants, I took the opportunity and try each of them. Most of yogurt fans would probably like the Natural variant but since I prefer something sweeter, I like the Strawberry Field and the Peach Harvest.

Each 135g cup of yogurt comes with a lid and a foldable spoon for consumer convenience. The serving size is just right and I like the packaging too which reminds me of Santorini. The difference between the regular yogurt and greek yogurt is its texture. I find the greek yogurt to be more silky, creamy and thicker. While regular yogurt is strained twice in the process of making it, the Greek yogurt is strained 3 times and thus making it thicker. And if you really want to know all about the difference between a regular yogurt and a greek yogurt, you can read this article "Greek vs Regular" here.

Since I don't really like yogurt that is too sour, I came up with a brilliant idea of making it appealing to my palate. I started taking yogurt regularly a few months ago for constipation purposes. Haha... Coffee used to do the trick but lately when I was in Europe I find that eating yogurt helps!


The left picture is a recipe using the Nestle Greek Yogurt Natural with Honey, Walnuts and Sweet Mango. Usually the greeks will take their yogurt with honey and walnuts but I like adding some fruits for the fruity flavours. On the right, I added just strawberries and peaches to the Nestle Greek Yogurt Natural. oohhh... I'm so smart to have found a way to eat those sour yogurt!!! If you are lazy, you can just buy the Strawberry Field and Peach Harvest variants as the real fruit pieces are chunky and generous.

 It makes a nice dessert or breakfast to serve to your guests too!

Recently on May 19th, Nestlé Greek Yogurt had a roadshow at Midvalley (in front of La Boheme in Jusco) to launch its yogurt. To tempt the consumers, every purchase of two cups of Nestle Greek Yogurt entitles them to take a picture as a Greek Goddess with a good looking Greek Warrior feeding them the yogurt!

 Redmummy and KampungBoyCityGal were there too and we were given an explanation on the goodness of Greek Yogurt. Hue Gee was there with me too as we had some shopping and lunch before that. Although the price is slightly more expensive than the regular yogurt, it did not stop the curious consumers from grabbing a few to try, and it's easy to see why, Nestlé  Greek Yogurt is silkier, thicker and creamier. Not only low in fat, it's a natural source of protein and calcium and there is no sugar added!

Goodness of live culture in yogurt!

I had not one but four Greek warriors!!!

And since I aim to visit Santorini, I better get used to eating more Greek Yogurt!

Try Nestlé Greek Yogurt at locations found here.


Ciki said...

You look great with the greek god's feeding u! haha :P

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Sean said...

Greek greatness! Will definitely pop into the supermarket to try some of this yogurt =)

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missyblurkit said...

Wow! 4 Greek warriors to yourself:D

Gonna check this yogurt out. Love having yogurt with fresh fruits and nuts for my brekkie.

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