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Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

Pectin, yuck? Why? It's merely a thickener, and it's not only NOT bad for you, it's GOOD for you! Accord to Wikipedia, "In human digestion, pectin binds to cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and slows glucose absorption by trapping carbohydrates. Pectin is thus a soluble dietary fiber." Why do you think apples are so good for you?

Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

The Greek I find not as tasty and not smooth at all, though pretty good anyway. But the Méditerranée is outstanding ... smooth, rich, creamy, and like liquid cheesecake!

Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

I just discovered this stuff last week, and all the flavors are rich and smooth and creamy delicious ... especially love the Coconut. And I wish they'd take the orange out of the Mango/Orange ... it tastes confused ... we want that pure Mango flavor!

Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

The Fage plain is GREAT "as is" for dipping! Want a killer dip? Get a bottle of La Victoria green taco sauce and dump it in and mix. I've been mixing this stuff into plain yoghurt since '64 ... the greatest chip dip EVER!

Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

They're 50 cents at the 99 Cent Store!

Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

Mocha? I never found no stinkin' mocha! What other terrific flavors are you Canadians keeping from us? I'd even like to find "plain." But if anyone's listening, how about some Ginger, and some Rhubarb (UNSWEETENED!), and some Licorice, just for starters?

Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

Your local 99 Cent Store might have it for 50 cents!

Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

Just discovered Liberte yoghurts last week ... at, of all places, our new 99 Cent Store! It's only 50 cents! It's the best I've found in the USA so far ... comparable to the wonderful stuff in little glass bottles in Switzerland and South Africa's best hotels and resorts. Outstanding! High calorie, though, so I won't be guzzling the stuff.

I disagree with those folks who like Dannon ... are you kidding? Yoplait in my experience has been the premier affordable/non-Greek yoghurt until I found Liberte.

I also tried the Liberte "Greek" yoghurt (also 50 cents, I think), and found it good, but not outstanding - a bit "gritty" for some reason - not smooth like good old Fage (the BEST!), though the lemon was mighty tasty. It has a much lower calorie count than the standard stuff (ain't that the way it goes?), so maybe I'll MIX them to reach a delicious compromise. I put this stuff on my oatmeal for breakfast (with a few raisins tossed in). Yum!

Just an old farte surviving on the moon here in Boulder City, NV. Carry on, I'll be here for awhile.

Aug 16, 2014
Mr. Natural in General Topics

Turning a non-stick frying pan into a regular frying pan?

Thanks for the advice on Teflon removal. I've a $100 Breville electric wok that I love, but, after twice per day use for two years (and using plastic utensils only), the bottom surface is badly scratched. It's worth $20 to find out if I can give this machine a new life.

Apr 03, 2011
Mr. Natural in Cookware

Good food in McHenry County?

Le Vichyssois is certainly the class act in the county. I can't afford it anymore. But for everyday good eating at a fair price, I like the Green Street Cafe in McHenry (next to Green Peapod - park in back). They serve breakfast all day. My favorites are the skillet scrambles and the stir frys and the malts. The German style apple pancake is HUGE and wonderful. The cafe was Greek owned and still has Greek specialties, but the Mexican chef owns it now, so there may be some Mexican specials too. I ate here for many years and have tried most everyplace in McHenry and Crystal Lake. Forget Around the Clock (except for pastries), Green Street is THE place for home cooking. But skip the burned coffee. http://www.thegreenstreetcafe.com/

For the best cup of coffee on earth (they roast their owns beans every morning), next time you're in LA, try the King's Road Cafe (on Beverly just a few blocks east of the Beverly Center, just east of Beverlly Hills). It's noisy and rustic and a very "in" place, and the food is wonderful (California fresh and healthy). No waiting, but the parking is awful. You WON'T forget the coffee (it's very strong - add lotsa milk - $3 for a huge cup - $1 for refills). Yum!

Apr 12, 2008
Mr. Natural in Chicago Area