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12 Ways We've Ruined Greek Yogurt With Over-Marketing

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The Greeks do a lot of things right in life (ahem, like soaking their desserts in honey). It's no wonder that we are quick to adopt their olive oil-heavy Mediterranean diet and thick, custardy Greek yogurt. But the Greek yogurt craze has gotten out of control, friends, and we're not sure that it's a good thing.

We loved Greek yogurt when it made its way into our grocery stores and became a staple part of our breakfast. We even loved Greek yogurt when it found a spot next to ice cream in the freezer section. But now, Greek yogurt is showing up in places it has no business being -- like in our showers -- and we think it's time it just calms down. Not to mention, Greek yogurt is different from regular yogurt because it's been strained, removing excess liquid and giving it a thick, creamy texture. Once you combine it with high-fructose corn syrup and make a hard coating for a granola bar, you sort of lose that special quality. Are you with us?

  • 1
    It all started in an innocent manner.
    Fage
    Greek yogurt just wanted to be yogurt.
  • 2
    It was an awesome, easy breakfast.
    Flickr: Janine
  • 3
    Then, it made its way into our frozen desserts.
    Oikos
    Sneaky, but okay.
  • 4
    Found its way into dips.
    Otria
    Getting bold.
  • 5
    Became the subject of entire cookbooks.
    We like the stuff, but does it really merit an entire cookbook?? (You can get that book here if you think it does.)
  • 6
    Covered our Craisins.
    Ocean Spray
    Greek yogurt sure does get around.
  • 7
    And our pretzels too.
    Rickland Orchards
  • 8
    Replaced our fudge pops.
    Yasso
    This is a serious offense.
  • 9
    Started making gelato.
    Rickland Orchards
    We don't even understand anymore.
  • 10
    It got into our children's yogurt.
    Yoplait
    We give up.
  • 11
    In our protein bars.
    Nature Valley
    Enough.
  • 12
    And our granola bars.
    Rickland Orchards
    ENOUGH.
  • 13
    Feeding our babies.
    Happy Baby
    WAIT. WHAT?
  • 14
    But that's not the worst of it...
    Dial
    GREEK YOGURT IS IN OUR SHOWERS.
  • 15
    In our bar soap.
    Beecology
    We aren't even joking.
  • 16
    People, it's even in our face cream.
    Korres
    "At what point has it crossed the line?" you ask. At this point. This one right here!


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