I have a small container of yogurt each morning for breakfast.
I usually purchase the Activia brand and the french vanilla flavor is my favorite.
I heard on one of the morning shows that most of them prefer the Greek style yogurt because it tastes so much better.
Of course this got my curiosity, so I checked on them at the supermarket.
I ended up purchasing a vanilla flavored one and couldn't wait to try it later that day.
I noticed how thick and creamy it appeared to be so I rechecked to make sure I purchased the fat-free version.
It had a tangier, almost sour taste than my regular kind, but as I took a few more small spoonfuls, it began to grow on me.
Since it was so thick, and had no fat in it, I wanted to find out how they accomplished that.
I learned that Greek style yogurt is a strained yogurt - all the extra water is removed from it which makes it more dense and creamier.
The American style is not strained - the water is kept in it which helps to dilute the tangy flavor.
I will definitely purchase the Greek style again and will eat it as a treat now and then.
It is more expensive than my regular yogurt, so I will wait for it to go on sale.
They are becoming more popular in the supermarket, so hopefully the prices will come down on them as time goes on.