Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

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Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:27 pm

Having my lunch - organic pink lady apple...and skyr style yogurt.

Anyone ever had this before?

I was shopping and when I went to buy my standard yogurt for lunch, I saw this:

http://www.skyr.com/index.html

Having never heard of "Icelandic skyr" yogurt, thought I'd buy it.

It is so good. It's thick, the spoon stands up in the cup. And very creamy. A little on the tart side, which I like. I got the vanilla flavor, and it's not overpowering.

I googled Skyr, it's considered more a cheese than a yogurt in Iceland. It's good, whatever it is.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:29 pm

Did you get that from you local Icelandic grocer?
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:31 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Did you get that from you local Icelandic grocer?


That would be a /csb. But alas, no.

From the Pittsburgh Food Co-Op.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:34 pm

your local hipster grocer...lol
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:41 pm

seriously, is this a hispter/foodsnob lunch thread only

in that case, kenny the kangaroo topped his sammich with a slice of non icelandic kraft american cheese.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:45 pm

Conformist prick.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:48 pm

btw there is no way that skyr is authentic icelandic food. every word from iceland has like 45 letters.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:50 pm

I had a chipotle burrito.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:55 pm

thank you for keeping it real, mac. dont let hipster lli bring you down.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:11 pm

Oh stop it. It's just yummy, ya yinzers.

And not just hipsters shop at the co-op.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:12 pm

Last point open for debate
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:14 pm

Hipsters do shop there, don't get me wrong. But all types shop there now. It's a lot of folks looking for organic food but don't have the Whole Food/Trader Joe's bucks to buy the stuff.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:17 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:seriously, is this a hispter/foodsnob lunch thread only

in that case, kenny the kangaroo topped his sammich with a slice of non icelandic kraft american cheese.


Try this. It's yummy. And American. :P

http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/cheese/american/
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:54 pm

I'm a Fage yogurt devotee, but I'm definitely going to try Skyr. Thanks for the tip! I've learned that it's at the local Whole Foods.

As for my lunch today, leftover s'ghetti.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:56 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:I'm a Fage yogurt devotee, but I'm definitely going to try Skyr. Thanks for the tip! I've learned that it's at the local Whole Foods.

As for my lunch today, leftover s'ghetti.


At the Wexford Whole Foods? I haven't seen it at the Shadyside one. That's the closest to me.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:57 pm

That Whole Foods is also a great place to grab a beer and a tasty happy hour bite
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby columbia on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:08 pm

I worked as a stock boy at the East End Co-op.
Draw whatever conclusion you wish from that.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:12 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
Lt. Dish wrote:I'm a Fage yogurt devotee, but I'm definitely going to try Skyr. Thanks for the tip! I've learned that it's at the local Whole Foods.

As for my lunch today, leftover s'ghetti.


At the Wexford Whole Foods? I haven't seen it at the Shadyside one. That's the closest to me.


I'm near shaf, so I'll check the Devon, PA, Whole Foods. Although there's another one on the way to my work, and I've actually been to that one much more frequently. A few minutes ago I read a review in a local mag about Fage and Skyr, and it says that both are found at Philly-area Whole Foods. Since I love Fage, I'm sure I'll love Skyr. You can get Fage at "regular" stores in my area, Acme and Giant.

Incidentally, you cannot get the following at Acme markets: Jet propulsion packs, rocket-powered skates, tornado kits, portable holes, explosives, or any other items of that variety. I've written letters expressing my profound disappointment.

Shaf, have you been to the King of Prussia Wegman's? I've driven past it a few thousand times and have looked at it longingly, but it's so massive and intimidating.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:13 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:That Whole Foods is also a great place to grab a beer and a tasty happy hour bite


:thumb: Indeed. It's been awhile since I've done that.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:13 pm

Dish, we prefer the one in Malvern, a lot more low-key. It is virtually identical to the one in KOP
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:16 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Dish, we prefer the one in Malvern, a lot more low-key. It is virtually identical to the one in KOP


The mere mention of King of Prussia raises my blood pressure a few notches.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Kraftster on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:19 pm

They do have this Skyr stuff at the Wexford Giant Eagle. I remember wondering about it when I saw it there.

I eat Bottom Dollar brand Greek yogurt because its cheap ($0.98 per) and tastes pretty good. I would rank greek yogurt as:

Fage >> Chobani = Bottom Dollar brand > Oikos >>>>>>>>> Giant Eagle brand (the most disgusting thing I've ever tasted).
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:22 pm

Ive never had Chobani. Not sure if the association with John Stamos has anything to do with it.
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Re: Lunch...a slight spin on the traditional thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:22 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:Ive never had Chobani. Not sure if the association with John Stamos has anything to do with it.



Stamos is Oikos I think.
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