I'll be honest. I have a sort-of love/hate relationship with yoghurt.
As a vegetarian since birth, I've eaten a lot of yoghurt in the quest for protein.
The yogurt available in the 80s (at least in our neck of the woods), seemed to come in two varieties: plain and fruit at the bottom. As a child, I was very unimpressed with plain yoghurt. I wouldn't refuse to eat it, but if I could get out of it, I would.
At some point, I discovered Yoplait's custard style yoghurt and became a big fan of the strawberry variety, refusing to eat anything else. This drove my Gram slightly crazy as then my yoghurt choice was very caloric. For her, yoghurt was good because it had less fat and calories than cheese.
When I was in Greece, I was only in the position to get Greek yoghurt once, while in Naflion. I wasn't too excited, but since I'd had next to no options for vegetarian food in Thebes, I ordered everything vegetarian on the menu. When the yoghurt arrived, I was disappointed to see that it was plain yoghurt, which was still filed under 'Ick' in my mental recipe book. However, I discovered that when combined with the local honey, it became an absolute treat.
I'm still not a huge fan of yoghurt, but this week I have discovered something brilliant at Tesco, where I buy lunches occasionally.
Rich, creamy, and even better- full of hazelnuts.
They've got other flavours, I'll be trying them over the next few weeks.Yoghurt fan? Any favourites?