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Sochi yogurt going to NY’s needy… but they don’t want it
New York Post ^ | February 13, 2014

Posted on 02/13/2014 6:01:31 PM PST by SMGFan

The 5,000-plus cups of the Greek yogurt that were supposed to be sent to the Sochi Olympics but were denied by Russian customs will instead be donated to New York City food pantries — but they are a tough sell, workers said on Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nyc; olympics; sochi; yogurt
Chuckie said stubborn Russian won't budge. Just like Chuck-you.
1 posted on 02/13/2014 6:01:31 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I bet they sell it to buy crack and hookers


2 posted on 02/13/2014 6:05:31 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: SMGFan

I used to work for Yoplait in Reed City Michigan. We got more free yogurt than we could bear to look at. I gave it to a farmer who gave it to his hogs and I got pork in return.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 6:06:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

I believe that Seinfeld proved the homeless and hungry only like muffin TOPS, as well. They turn their noses up at the bottoms.

What a country! *BARF*


4 posted on 02/13/2014 6:06:09 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: cripplecreek

This past fall we bought 1/2 a hog that our cousins raised. They work at a local dairy and they gets LOTS of leftovers as well.

Man, that pork is gooooood! :)


5 posted on 02/13/2014 6:08:17 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SMGFan
how much money did this company get frpm the govt for startup?

And Russia practically invented yogurt.

6 posted on 02/13/2014 6:09:17 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SMGFan
So Schumer asked Russia to break the law and let the stuff through. Embarrassing...

I'm going to check to say what kind of money Schumer got for this company.

7 posted on 02/13/2014 6:12:36 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I worked at Dawn foods in Jackson Michigan where they made cake mixes and that sort of thing. One of my jobs in shipping was to sell spillage and floor sweepings to hog farmers. They sold it for a penny per lb back then.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 6:12:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

Can’t imagine not wanting to eat liquefied cream cheese.....


9 posted on 02/13/2014 6:13:10 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Top ‘o the muffin to ya!


10 posted on 02/13/2014 6:14:26 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SMGFan
Dannon Yogurt - Georgians over 100
11 posted on 02/13/2014 6:15:54 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: andyk

LOL! :)


12 posted on 02/13/2014 6:16:00 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like a good trade to me!


13 posted on 02/13/2014 6:19:35 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SMGFan

http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/schumer-gillibrand-hanna-announce-new-yorks-chobani-yogurt-chosen-for-greek-yogurt-pilot-program-in-school-lunches


14 posted on 02/13/2014 6:20:00 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: headstamp 2

http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/schumer-gillibrand-hanna-announce-new-yorks-chobani-yogurt-chosen-for-greek-yogurt-pilot-program-in-school-lunches


15 posted on 02/13/2014 6:20:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: cripplecreek
There's a small cheesemaker near where I live. They figured out a way to get rid of the leftover whey (apparently that's quite a problem) - they started raising hogs.

Their "Whey-Fed Pork" is now quite popular locally. Foodies think that it's something special. Funny, that. "Whey-Fed" = "a way to dispose of the cheese waste" = a new revenue stream of really expensive pork.

I've tried it; it's tasty. It's got more of a nutty flavor, much more like wild game than anything else. Nothing like the pork you get in the grocery store.

16 posted on 02/13/2014 6:21:04 PM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

Whey to go!


17 posted on 02/13/2014 6:24:00 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t blame them! Chobani yogurt is too sour, then they add a fruit preserve glop.

I make my own Greek yogurt and add fresh fruit, better tasting and no preservatives!


18 posted on 02/13/2014 6:24:29 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SMGFan
i guess the needy and hungry aren't as needy and hungry as they claim to be...
19 posted on 02/13/2014 6:26:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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20 posted on 02/13/2014 6:26:52 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Are you the one dumping those muffin stumps behind the homeless shelter?!!"


21 posted on 02/13/2014 6:26:54 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Chode
31 million students....Chobani has an agreement with NYS to furnish yogurt to the students....part of Michelle's interference into what we eat.

Chobani has this contract and likely milk subsidy.

22 posted on 02/13/2014 6:33:19 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SMGFan

When the needy start getting choosey, they aren’t that needy.

3rd world poor people have more in common with middle class Americans than they do America’s “poor”.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 6:33:39 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Sacajaweau
yup, follow the money...
24 posted on 02/13/2014 6:39:58 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SMGFan
The 5,000-plus cups of the Greek yogurt that were supposed to be sent to the Sochi Olympics but were denied by Russian customs will instead be donated to New York City food pantries

Seems like Yiayia didn't approve of the yogurt's "culture"

25 posted on 02/13/2014 6:49:39 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: cripplecreek
Country Fresh in Wyoming.

The vanilla was quite tasty fresh out of the machine.

On the other hand it took years before I could stand the smell of eggnog again.

26 posted on 02/13/2014 6:53:42 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: mylife

LOL! What a great episode!


27 posted on 02/13/2014 6:53:48 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

When I was young I worked in a turkey plant. Will not touch any kind of ground turkey to this day.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 7:07:53 PM PST by sheana
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To: SMGFan
They don't want yogurt, they want SNAP/EBT cards.

-PJ

29 posted on 02/13/2014 7:18:11 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SMGFan

When I realized everyone was eating Greek yogurt all of a sudden, I tried the different brands and found that Chobani plain was my favorite. It’s sort of like eating sour cream or creme fraiche or mascarpone, which you don’t want to do too often because of the high fat content. Chobani plain gives you that treat without the guilt. It’s wonderful stuff. I don’t like flavored yogurt, but to each his own.


30 posted on 02/13/2014 7:20:59 PM PST by firebrand
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To: sheana

I worked on a peanut truck when I was a teenager. I couldn’t stand peanuts for a long time.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 7:28:30 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Sacajaweau

There used to be a yogurt commercial that showed old rural Russian people eating yogurt in the mountains. I think it was for Dannon. Comment from my roommate: If people ate that yogurt that woman in the commercial is eating, their eyes would pop out of their head. Or as I. B. Singer might say, they’d see all the way to Krakow.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:23 PM PST by firebrand
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To: SMGFan

The creamy snack caused a stir last week when Russian officials blocked cases of it bound for the US Olympic Team in Sochi, claiming the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn’t have a proper certificate for shipping dairy products.

Buahahahahaha


33 posted on 02/13/2014 7:43:07 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: SMGFan

Wow, I love that stuff. I rarely buy it, though, because it’s expensive and has a lot of sugar in it.


34 posted on 02/13/2014 7:50:52 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

No preservatives in Chobani yogurt.


35 posted on 02/13/2014 7:53:22 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting.


36 posted on 02/13/2014 8:38:21 PM PST by windcliff
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To: firebrand

Have you tried Fage (Pronounced Fa-yeh) Greek yogurt? It’s my absolute favorite. I know you said you don’t like flavored types, but their fruit is in a separate little packet at the top to mix in if you’d like a little or a lot. The honey Fage is my favorite.


37 posted on 02/13/2014 8:45:27 PM PST by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: SMGFan

Send it to the Hamptons.


38 posted on 02/13/2014 8:58:33 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: SMGFan

I don’t see why anyone should be surprised about this. If they didn’t like muffin stumps, then you known damn good and well they’re not going to like Greek yogurt.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 9:08:12 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ottbmare

Same here. Was never a huge fan of yogurt until Chobani showed up. The pineapple is out of this world.

Do you have a CVS near you? On occasion they have sales of Chobani at 2 for $3.00. It goes fast at that price.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 9:46:23 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: SMGFan

I won’t go near anything with either Greek or yogurt in the name.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 9:47:59 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: mplsconservative

I think I tried all the ones at my local market. Can’t remember that one but will try it again.


42 posted on 02/13/2014 9:53:38 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“I believe that Seinfeld proved the homeless and hungry only like muffin TOPS, as well.”

Ha HA! That was a funny episode!


43 posted on 02/14/2014 3:34:55 AM PST by jocon307
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To: warsaw44

I see it on sale for that price too, but I still don’t buy it. It contains a lot of sugar.


44 posted on 02/14/2014 5:29:44 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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