Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FAGE Total Greek Yogurt #Review

Who is FAGE?

Back in 1926, Athanassios Filippou opened a small dairy shop at 213 Patison Street in Athens, Greece. But this wasn’t the hustling, bustling Athens of today. The shop was located in the countryside with only a single train station nearby. As travelers would come and go, the reputation of the shop’s delicious, creamy, one-of-a-kind yogurt grew. As he nurtured the business with great care and passion, Athanassios brought his sons Ioannis and Kyriakos into the business and named it FAGE (pronounced “fa-yeh”).

Shortly afterwards, Ioannis and his brother Kyriakos opened the company’s first yogurt production facility. During this time, retailers sold yogurt as a commodity, with the consumer having no idea who the manufacturer was. Upon moving the FAGE yogurt plant to the Metamorfossi area of Athens, FAGE became the first company to bring branded yogurt to the market. In fact, it was presented in packaging that is very similar to today’s design.

Since then, FAGE has expanded throughout Greece, Europe and the world, including the United States in 1998. In 2008, FAGE opened a state-of-the-art production facility in Johnstown, New York. The $200 million facility uses the original family recipe, while also incorporating technological advances to achieve the highest standards of hygiene and safety. FAGE continues to grow and is currently in the process of expanding the facility by an additional $100 million.

  • 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 ago!
  • The #1 yogurt in Greece, FAGE is the only authentic Greek yogurt that is truly 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 includes only two or three ingredients: milk and live active cultures or milk, live active cultures and cream
  • Approximately 4 pounds of raw milk are used to make one pound of thick, creamy yogurt
  • One of the more versatile ingredients you can add to your kitchen, FAGE Total works perfectly as a snack, a meal ingredient or the base of an indulgent dessert
  • Rich in protein, low in calories and fat, you can enjoy FAGE Total as a healthy part of your diet
  • Available in 0% non-fat, 2% low-fat and Classic in sizes including 6oz, 7oz, 17oz and 35oz containers for cooking
  • FAGE truly takes the time to develop their premium product. No shortcuts or rushing with this product and you’ll taste the difference
My thoughts on FAGE Total Greek Yogurt

I was a bit skeptical about FAGE at first, so I started with the FAGE Total 0% non fat. I figured, what the heck do I have to lose. I might as well start with the lowest fat one first figuring that if I start with the worst tasting one I would have no where to go but up with flavor.

Well as I sit here writing this right now, the Total 0% Raspberry is the only one I have tried so far and I have to admit that it was pretty darn delicious. I really have no need to try the Total and Total 2% except for the purpose of my review and I have to do an honest review so I must try them. I will finish writing this after I have tried the other varieties.


Well, here it is a couple days later and I have tried the FAGE Total 2% and well, I love it also. It's so hard to tell for me. I guess that I should have done a side by side comparison. I guess as Gordon Ramsey would nicely say, my pallet sucks. Since I have none of the 0% left I will just continue to eat my 2% and love it but I since I love the 0% I will stick with it simply because it has less fat and all the flavor.

Does this not look delicious? This is made with FAGE Total Greek Yogurt. You can find all kinds of recipes made with FAGE over on their recipe website. Make sure you go over and check them out and let me just say, it's not just dips and desserts!

Exotic Fruit Sundae

Great for brunch, dessert or a quick snack


FAGE Total Yogurt or FAGE Total 0% Yogurt
Selection of chopped fresh fruits, such as mango, strawberry, banana.
Greek Honey (could use FAGE Total Honey Yogurt)
Pecan nuts (chopped)
  • Spoon the honey into the bottom of a sundae glass or wide-necked glass.
  • Add half of the selection of chopped fruits.
  • Spoon over FAGE Total Yogurt. Place the rest of fruit on top of the yogurt.
  • Top with chopped pecan nuts.

You can follow FAGE on:

Disclaimer: I was given product in exchange for my honest opinion of this product and to spread my honest opinion of this product to others and return their opinion back to sponsors. Product, images and information was obtained via BzzAgent and FAGE.



  1. Haven't tried FAGE yet, but I might give it a try. It looks good and I like Greek Yogurt. :)

  2. 87 years is a lONG time, it must be good. :)

  3. I love FAGE! I love Greek yogurt in general but theirs really does stand out. The kind you tried looks very yummy.


You know we all love comments so please do leave me some comments!! Thanks!