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to wonder where all the yoghurt is???

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Chachah Sat 07-Jun-14 09:50:13

I've been living in the UK for almost ten year, and that's a mystery I still haven't solved.

I just want to buy regular natural yoghurt, without any fruit or sweeteners or anything, just plain old yoghurt.

Now I can find those super impractical big pots, and I can find single portion pots. But where are all the packs of 4? 8? 12? My local Tesco is pretty big, and nothing in sight. Same with Sainsburys.

Now I know, I know, it'd be unreasonable to expect supermarket aisles to look exactly the same as they do back home. But surely, yoghurt? that's pretty basic?

Is there something obvious I'm missing here?

ilovepowerhoop Sat 07-Jun-14 09:52:09

maybe because most people want flavoured stuff for eating

NannyR Sat 07-Jun-14 09:54:00

Just decant it into smaller reusable pots for packed lunches etc.

Marrow Sat 07-Jun-14 09:55:08

As Nanny said.

SummerSazz Sat 07-Jun-14 09:55:36

I think lidl do some small individual pots. I always buy the big pots so not 100% sure

RoseberryTopping Sat 07-Jun-14 09:56:55

Annoying isn't it. I want yoghurt that's not full of sugar to make it low fat, that doesn't come in a huge tub.

Littleturkish Sat 07-Jun-14 10:00:52

So so so annoying. I buy lots of little single pots in asda.

soaccidentprone Sat 07-Jun-14 10:01:23

Lidl sell multi packs of Greek yogurt which is lovely.

SummerSazz Sat 07-Jun-14 10:04:11

Aha, my observational memory must still be working soaccidentprone! Thanks for confirming Lidl do sell them grin

AnotherSpinningFuckingRainbow Sat 07-Jun-14 10:06:46

You're right OP. Tesco is also ridiculous with every single type of yogurt being stuffed full of mysterious gut-invading bacteria. Eugh.

Olga79 Sat 07-Jun-14 10:10:10

Is it really too difficult to pick up 4 small pots rather than a '4 pack' of yoghurt?

NannyR Sat 07-Jun-14 10:21:02

Lidl do a 1kg bucket of really lovely creamy Greek yoghurt (low fat version as well) for about £1.70 - ten 100g portions, 17p each, bargain!

Chachah Sat 07-Jun-14 10:21:18

I always assumed individual pots were more expensive. Maybe not.

Thank you for the Lidl tip!!!

Olga79 Sat 07-Jun-14 10:32:38

Single yoghurts tend to be more expensive than buying the huge tubs but no more expensive than buying a 4 pack. I've also got 4 packs of plain yoghurt from Lidl before, but we don't have one nearby so not up to date with what they have.

BumCrapulence Sat 07-Jun-14 10:39:26

Why don't you buy a big pot and decant? You'll save money and help the environment.

Olga79 Sat 07-Jun-14 10:43:15

We don't eat yoghurt quickly enough to buy the big pots and decant, it just leads to a lot of waste.

NannyR Sat 07-Jun-14 10:46:53

The lidl one lasts for ages, it says use within three days once open but I've got some in my fridge that I opened ten days ago and it's still fine.

cozietoesie Sat 07-Jun-14 11:01:08

I went to LIDL yesterday and while I hadn't originally wanted any yoghurt, I bought some because their stuff is just so toothsome.

Olga79 Sat 07-Jun-14 11:02:07

I maybe eat 2 yoghurts per week, big tubs grow mold before I finish them.

CuntWagon Sat 07-Jun-14 11:04:16

Yeo valley do 4 packs.

CorusKate Sat 07-Jun-14 11:13:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Olga79 Sat 07-Jun-14 11:13:40

On a somewhat related note, has anyone seen Skyr for sale in the UK?

fredfredgeorgejnr Sat 07-Jun-14 11:39:46

How can you not eat yoghurt quick enough for the big pots to make sense but care enough about a 4 pack? Straight yoghurt lasts weeks!

Olga79 Sat 07-Jun-14 11:42:19

I don't care enough about a four pack, that was the OP. I buy individual pots most of the time.

BumCrapulence Sat 07-Jun-14 11:42:43

Natural yoghurt doesn't grow mould for weeks if left in sealed pots. I've used yoghurt left unopened and 2/4 weeks past its "use by" date and it's been absolutely fine.

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