Food & Drink

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

It needs to be stopped.
04/23/2014 07:00am ET | Updated April 23, 2014

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?

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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.
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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?
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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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