- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 1:31PM
If you eat Greek yogurt, you're prob familiar with (and grossed out by) the mysterious liquid that you've seen sitting on top of it when you first open the container up.
Perhaps you drain it, perhaps you just avoid looking at it or maybe you mix it into the rest of the yogurt as quickly as possible.
On Twitter, people are definitely in their own personal hell when they've been faced with it.
A lot of people have confused it for water.
It's actually not water and tbh it's not even that mysterious! It's whey. Yep, like, the Little Miss Muffet variety. It's the liquid remaining after milk has been strained and curdled — and it's supposed to be in Greek yogurt for nutritional purposes and because it makes yogurt creamier. You're seeing it separated out, which often happens during its journey to your house.
"At time during transit due to handling and temperature fluctuations, some whey may separate from the yogurt and settle on top," a Chobani representative told Cosmopolitan.com.