The jiplp weblog ran a sidebar poll as to what readers of this blog thought the words 'Greek Yoghurt' meant. That poll, which is entirely non-binding and has no evidential value or judicial sanction, is now closed. It asked the question "What do the words GREEK YOGHURT mean to you?" Your responses were as follows, there being 152 respondents:
A yoghurt that is thick, creamy and made in accordance with a specific formulation 54 (35%)Remarkably, some 60% of respondents would not assume that a product called "Greek Yoghurt" comes from Greece. However, 23% of respondents, or nearly a quarter, would expect "Greek Yoghurt" not only to come from Greece but also to be a particular type of yoghurt -- which can be verified by inspection -- and to be produced by a specific process, this being something that cannot easily be verified by the domestic consumer at the point of purchase.
A yoghurt that is thick and creamy 38 (25%)
A thick, creamy yoghurt made in Greece according to a specific formulation 35 (23%)
Any thick, creamy yoghurt that is made in Greece 13 (8%)
Any yoghurt that is made in Greece 12 (7%)