Gooood day to you!

I have a confession today that I need to get off my chest. At the risk of offending, well, everybody, I must confess:

I hate Greek yogurt.

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Yeah.

Are you still reading? You didn’t just close the tab or faint or anything, right? I know you already read that in the title, but you probably thought it was a joke or something. But no. It’s real. Are you still with me?

nope

Let’s continue.

If you aren’t really familiar with the generally agreed upon likes and dislikes of the health & wellness blogging community- well, at the top of the “likes” list is Greek yogurt. So believe me when I say I have tried soo hard to like it. I have tried to like it by adding fruit, sugar, honey, candy and everything else you can think of to disguise obliterate all hints of the natural taste. I have tried to like it as one tries to deal with cough syrup- by holding one’s nose on it’s way down. I have even tried adding orange juice in attempt to liquefy it into a more palatable texture, meaning one that is less akin to wet cement.

But alas, all of these tactics have failed miserably. And I have finally accepted the fact that in addition to “female”, I am also a member of the minority group that will hereby be known as the “Greek Yogurt Haters Club” or GYHC for short. My best friend since high school, Elyse, is the other founding member. We didn’t even know about our shared hatred for this particular thing until the following conversation happened last week:

Elyse: So have you heard about Chobani Flips?

Me: Oh yeah, I read about those… Looks good…

Elyse: Yeah…

(silence)

Me: If I tell you something, promise to still be my friend?

Elyse: No.

Me: I hate Greek Yogurt.

Elyse: ME TOO!!

So our newly founded Greek Yogurt Haters Club will conduct all meetings at an undisclosed location and discuss such pressing matters as: “What happened to all the Dannon Lights?” And of course: “Cottage cheese really isn’t that bad of an alternative. Really. Try it with pineapple”.

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Oh well, luckily we still belong to some majority groups as well. Such as the one that everyone automatically joins when you reach that certain age (either in years or maturity- whichever comes first) when you look at the too-revealing and grievously-unflattering summer outfit of a young hipster and wonder aloud: “What would her mother say?”

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Alright, it’s truth time. No judgement at this blog. What do you strongly dislike that everyone else loves? (Or vice versa) Like the nuns used to tell us in Sunday School- it’s time for confession!

79 Thoughts on “Confession Series Part 1: I Hate Greek Yogurt

  1. I HATE GREEK YOGURT TOO!!! Actually, I hate any and all yogurt unless its of the froyo variety, but that’s besides the point. Can’t wait to hear more confessions 😉
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  2. I also hate greek yogurt. Its always so sour to me….not a flavor that can be easily masked. I also hate grapefruit (who likes this stuff anyways) mac-n-cheese (SHOCKER) and edamame (another big fitness thing I never caught on to.)
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  3. I love that you guys both kind of pretended to like it at first!
    I don’t mind Greek yogurt, but only the sugary, fruit on bottom kind! I despise kale, kale chips, and anything to do with that word. Come on people, kale chips can’t really pass for chips no matter who you are!
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  4. Haha this post made me LOL. I don’t hate greek yogurt, I just don’t eat it anymore because I’m vegan. I hate hate HATE ginger. It completely ruins my meals if it touches anything on my plate. The absolute worst is when I buy sushi and somehow the ginger spills over onto the sushi. I can’t even eat it after that.
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    • one of the many benefits to being vegan! and ginger, yeah ginger is tricky- i dont mind it on sushi but every now and then it;ll come in a meal and im not expecting it and im completely thrown off. i dont hate it per se, but when that happens every bite is annoying, if that makes sense :)

  5. Confession: I hate you.

    Jokes, jokes, I love you, and I guess I can forgive you for this. 😛 Honestly, I can’t really think of something I dislike that everyone else likes. I like a lot of foods…I’ll eat even more foods…uhhmmm…yup no I’m drawing a blank.
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    • Lol, well then you are welcome at my house anytime, you sound like a very easy to please guest! :) (its always tricky when your house guest doesn’t like any of your food.)

  6. No hard feelings here! 😉

    Hmmm…I can’t really think of something that everyone likes, but I hate. I do remember when I was younger, I hated PB, which is so hard to believe because now I can’t get enough of it!
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  7. Ha, I suppose we can still be friends. 😉 I can’t stand overnight oats myself. Soooo ewwww.
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  8. Cucumbers.
    I’m finally starting to work them into my diet but for some reason I have never liked them much. I’d much rather put them over my eyes and take a nap. :) Great post, made me laugh! :)
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  9. Haha this is greatness. I don’t hate Greek yogurt, I in fact eat it for breakfast every single day and it gets better and better every day. I can’t hate you for it though – you’re much too hilarious and awesome for any hatred! :)
    There are tons of things I really don’t like that most people do – chocolate cake (but I can eat it, just not numero uno), tomatoes (GROSS AND GRODY) and potato chips (who has time to eat grease covered potatoes?).
    Do you still love me?!?!? Hahaha!
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    • omg chocolate cake and tomatoes and potato chips?! aaactually i kinda get the potato chips thing. like, i always get really bummed out when my meal at a restaurant comes with chips instead of fries. like, i eat them, dont get me wrong, but theres always that moment of disappointment. if you can forgive me for greek yogurt i can forgive you on the chocolate cake!!! :)

  10. I like SOME Greek Yogurts, but I totally went through a solid stage where I hated each and every flavor in existence. Honestly, the Greek Yogurt I eat though is probably good only because it’s flavored and full of sugar. The plain fat free kind is borderline disgusting. I only can stand it when it’s baked into banana breads or something where the taste is totally disguised. Whew. Glad that’s out of the way!
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    • YES! Exactly! you can still be in the club :) and i agree- when its disguised in banana bread- im cool with it. otherwise blah. and i have yet to try even a flavored one that i can stomach, but maybe one day!

  11. I actually really like Greek yogurt’s creaminess, but I can get how the tang could taste overwhelming.

    I hate KOMBUCHA UGH UGH UGH. I would rather drink vinegar, which is a lot cheaper.

    I’m so stoked for this series, ha!
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    • Hahahaha true, vinegar is so much cheaper. i love kombucha- but when i say i “love kombucha” ive only tried 1 kind- the citrus flavor. i have no idea what the regular flavor tastes like and i have no idea what other flavors taste like. perhaps if they didnt make it so freaking expensive, i would have tried others by now and i could make that statement more confidently :)

  12. I hate Greek yogurt, actually all yogurt. I hate Almond Butter too. I feel so ashamed.

    I love Peanut Butter though, so I still fit in right?!?
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    • Yay! You’re SO in the club!! and i love that you just admitted to hating almond butter, thats right up there on the blogger world’s “likes” too! here’s something- i’ve actually never tried it… i’m cool with peanut butter (dont love, dont hate) and ive just never bothered picking up a jar of the almond variety.

  13. Girl, you’re in good company! It’s amazing how when something is touted as super-healthy, everyone is supposed to magically love it — but really, ain’t nobody got time for that. 😉 For what it’s worth, both my mom and Brandon can’t stand the stuff, so you’re totally not alone in that boat.

    As for me, I hate — nay, abhor with every fiber of my being — a weird smattering of healthy foods, namely watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, and fish. I can’t even stand the smell of fish, to be honest. I, too, have tried SO hard to like it (it’s so good for you!), but my body rejects it entirely. Oh well, I guess it’ll be flaxseed oil for me. :)
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  14. Greek Yogurt hates me – can I still be in the club? I really like the Trader Joes, Honey version, but it makes me feel awful after eating it, so I cut it out completely. I’m sticking with Fro-Yo :)
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  15. Elyse on July 9, 2013 at 10:19 am said:

    I LOVE this post and I love you Charlotte (Knor) !! I’m so pleased that we have some more members for our club. I am in the process of coming up with an official club slogan. Anyone have a good idea ?

    My confession – besides hating greek yogurt, I also don’t like tomatoes. I know they are super healthy but I just can’t get myself to like them. The only kind I can tolerate are the grape tomatoes. I even go so far as to order sandwiches with lettuce and tomato and think I’ll be able to trick myself into eating them because they’re such a minimal sandwich component, but without fail, I always end up taking them off.

    This post made my day/week/month/life

    • thanks knor!! everybody wants to be in our club, im so psyched we finally admitted the truth :) also- im so glad you brought up tomatoes- tomatoes are okay but ONLY in certain situations and they have to be at the peak of ripeness otherwise they go from decently tolerable to tasting like poison.

  16. Looks like I’ve got some friends in the no tomato & cukes club. Throw in raw onions & you’ve got my least fav veggies. I eat massive amounts of cooked tomatoes & onions but can’t do them raw.
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    • Yeah you got a whole bunch of people in the no tomatoes and cukes club! i was just saying in a comment above that tomatoes need to be at the peak of ripeness otherwise they go from decent to tasting like poison. and raw onions- ONLY in chunky guacamole and salsas. otherwise NO. i hate when they’re on my plate!

  17. I love greek yogurt, but some popular health foods I don’t like is almond butter and oatmeal!
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  18. This is hilarious! I love Greek yogurt, but we can still be friends. I can’t do kale though..in soups it’s ok, but in any other form I just can’t handle it.
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  19. Hysterical. Well I can say that I definitely do not like Greek yogurt plain. It must have fruit in it, or be mixed with a bunch of herbs in a sauce on something for me to like it. And one thing I don’t like is those cute little ants on a log. They look adorable, but I think raw celery is just about the nastiest thing to hit the planet and throw some raisins in there and I pretty much want to die. I will eat the peanut butter though, that I am more than okay with 😉
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    • LOL- i like raisins and pb and celery individually but yeah i never warmed up to that ants on a log thing despite my efforts. the celery is too watery and the pb never adheres to it correctly and its just gross. ive also seen it done with cream cheese. dont even get me started on that. ok fine ill start- in my opinion, if you really want to eat cream cheese, get a bagel to put underneath it.

  20. MAYONNAISE. UGH. The smell and just everything about it makes me sick. There are a lot of people who don’t like Greek Yogurt. To each his own. Oh, and I hate clams and muscles and anything with a chewy poop sac. Ew.

    • Lol, mayo is gross. i can take it on tuna but thats it. and it cant be a really mayo-y tuna it has to be just enough so that its not dry but not so much that i realize hey this thing is full of mayo, if that makes sense :)

  21. haha! I love Greek yogurt, and lately, loving it even more than sour cream, although I can’t completely give up sour cream when I’m eating mexican food! I love cooking with Greek yogurt but if I eat it alone, it has to be Chobani; some kind of fruit mixed in. I HATE fennel, anise and anything do to with the taste of licorice. GAG. My first time trying fennel ever was in a potato salad recipe I made. I had to throw it all out and start over. SO nasty.
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  22. While I LOVE Greek yogurt, I strongly dislike oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, mushrooms, and cilantro. Gag me with a freaking spoon.
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  23. I hate raisins! They are far too ugly to eat and especially when they have been cooked (now even more disgusting) in some kind of “would’ve been” delicious bake good.
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  24. I can’t believe you hate Greek yogurt. That’s it. I’m never reading your blog again.
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  25. Bahaha CONFESSION: I’ve never even TRIED greek yogurt because it looks like cottage cheese which is sick nasty in my opinion. Can I be an honorary member of your club?? Unless I happen to try it and love it…in which case you might have to slap me.
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  26. OH! And here is my random don’t like list: raisins, coconut, and raspberry sauce on anything chocolate. Anyone? Anyone?
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    • HA! actually you just summed up my mothers most hated foods list too! if there is even the slightest bit of raspberry sauce on a chocolate dessert, she’ll send it back.

  27. I reallllyy don’t like overnight oats! For the most part. I’ve made one batch that turned out semi-okay, but other than that, YUCK!
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    • I couldnt agree more! ive only made it once, and i thought maybe i did it wrong because i could believe this was what everyone was raving about (and maybe i did do it wrong) but i havent had the desire to try again.

  28. I don’t like bacon. I know it’s not a health food, but everyone in the universe is all bacon-obsessed right now, and it makes me want to gag. Dear everyone: Please stop ruining every delicious food by adding bacon. Thanks.
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    • LOL- this comment literally made me laugh out loud. I LOVE that you just admitted to not liking bacon!! i have ALWAYS preferred sausage to bacon and i don’t get why everybody is so into flavoring every kind of food now with bacon!! No. just, no.

  29. I am not a big greek yogurt fan either. I eat it covered in honey but lets be honest, anything covered in honey is a winner. I have tried and tried and just can’t get my face to stop puckering with each bite. I do however, like to use it as a substitute when cooking/baking (ie my favorite Greek yogurt banana bread).
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  30. I like greek yogurt, but if I’m having dairy I’d rather have cheese so I don’t buy it. Here’s one for you since it’s also a hot item right now. I F*CKING HATE GOAT CHEESE. Like – smell it and want to vomit. I think goat cheese tastes like a petting zoo smells…gross.
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  31. I don’t like greek yogurt either…but I really hate peanut butter
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    • you’re in the club!! PB, yeah, i can take it or leave it. im actually not a huge fan of the creamy variety- it needs to have a crunch otherwise its that wet cement texture thing that makes me gag.

  32. Hahaha that’s so funny! I do actually really like Greek yogurt. I don’t like it when vegetables other than potatoes pretend to be “fries”. I can tell that’s zucchini and no, it doesn’t taste just like the real thing!
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    • Hahahaha omg i completely agree! maybe if they called them something else altogether they’d be okay, but like, they’re not fries. calling them fries just sets them up for failure in my opinion bc all im going to do is take a bite and be like “this “fry” is wrong”

  33. You don’t like Greek yogurt??? Say it ain’t so! Actually it works out well- it just means there is more to go around between us Greek yogurt lovers mwahaha ;)!
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  34. Thank goodness I adore you, because after reading this post… I was in complete disbelief and it kind of almost ruined our friendship…

    I kid! I only like avocado if they are in guac. Can’t eat them alone.. gross!
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    • LOL! i love avocado, but i can only eat it in rather small doses (except in guac) otherwise the texture gets odd- its really only good with something crunchy!

  35. Looks like you’re not alone when it comes to your aversion to greek yogurt! While I do love it, I’m not a huge froyo fan! Or ice cream, or french fries….
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  37. Renee on July 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm said:

    Loved this post! I’m of the opinion that Greek yogurt is ok as long as its mixed in something – like a smoothie or a fruit dip I make (but I also try to disguise its taste with cocoa powder, peanut butter, a little sugar and vanilla) – but that’s pretty much as far as it goes. There is no way I could ever use it as a substitute for sour cream like some can….NEVER EVER! Some other dislikes I have – melon (water, honey dew, cantelope, – you get the picture), cucumbers, tomoatoes by themselves, coconut, blueberries, corn mixed in anything like a casserole, soup, or mashed potatoes and gravy. Corn must stand alone on my plate! Oh, and Quest bars – just can’t get over the texture, and they feel like a brick sitting in my stomach after I’ve eaten one.

    • Yay you’re in the club!! and yeah cucumbers and tomatoes seem to be a very commonly agreed upon dislike as well. and yes- i have to agree with you on quest bars- they are just lead bricks! i mean, i get thats kinda the idea- to be substantial- but all i want to do after is take a nap and forget about the brick in my stomach.

  38. Kale! Maybe I haven’t given it enough of a chance to grow on me, but after two recipes/disasters I can’t say I like it. If I read one more fitness-blog spouting the benefits of it I will scream bloody-kale-murder.

  39. stacey on October 24, 2013 at 2:01 am said:

    hey first off nice choice of guys there. huge fans lol
    also yeah I have tried so freakin hard to like or even just eat greek yogurt and I can’t. I even gave it to my mom once and she was like OMG this is horrible. but yeah anyways, thanks.

  40. I hate pumpkin. There I said it. Actually I take it back. I don’t hate pumpkin. I hate food bloggers obsession with pumpkin. They eat so much, it makes me want to puke. Gah. They have ruined pumpkin for me.

  41. darkocean on September 22, 2015 at 9:55 am said:

    I hate the stuff. Hey it’s like hat 80’s move with the evil white stuff coming to eat everyone. Burrr! Everyone is eating the stuff! Run for the hills!

    Also, my mother can’t stand chocolate and I discovered I hate alfalfa spurts they taste like dirt and grass yuck.(I got some on my chicken ranch sandwich ant grandmas bar and grill. Don’t put nasty things on my sandwich. Stupid health craze, I’ll eat Romain or iceberg, but on alfalfa sprouts. Blea. Bean sprouts are mild and would have rocked it.What? Don’t look at me that way you’ve eaten chow main right? So hush.

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