Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: Yoplait Greek Cafe Mocha 2% Greek Yogurt


I've alluded previously to the fact that this blog is getting yogurt heavy and that assault on yogurt continues once again today.  Today's review adds another Yoplait product to the review catalog as I take a rare look at a yogurt that still has some milk fat in it as I look at this single serving cup of Yoplait Greek Cafe Mocha 2% Greek Yogurt.  I was able to pick this one up at Kroger for $1.00 and it comes in at 5.3 ounces and is packed with a respectable 150 calories and eleven grams of protein.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review: Zone Perfect Chocolate Caramel Cluster Bar


It amuses me how Kroger's Free Friday Download promotion has re-opened my eyes to products that I haven't looked at in a long time because I thought I had covered everything and don't bother to look anymore.  For example, I haven't done a Zone Perfect review in seemingly forever, which is funny since they were a big part of the blog in its early days.  When I went and look at the review archives, I saw that I did a couple reviews nearly a year ago and prior to that, it was all in January 2013 and prior.  So, to say that I'm in a bit of Zone Perfect drought would be an understatement.  Anyway, today ends that drought as the free download forced me to find a flavor that I had missed and never looked at before with this Zone Perfect Chocolate Caramel Cluster Bar.  The bar is 1.76 ounces and has 210 calories with fourteen grams of protein.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Dannon Creamery Strawberry Cheesecake Dairy Dessert


I mentioned in my last Dannon Creamery review that these products just kind of sneakily appeared on the dairy case shelves of my local Meijer and since they were so sneaky, I decided to do a little additional research after completing my initial review.  Interestingly, this Creamery line is predicated on the fact that more than 70% of all yogurt is eaten before 4:00 p.m., so Dannon wanted to try to create a product that could be eaten after that and would be patterned more after a dessert and that led to the Creamery line of products that are dessert focused and made with bases of either Greek yogurt or pudding.  Anyway, working in marketing myself, I find that kind of market research that leads to product development to be quite fascinating.  So, after our little product development lesson, it's time to take a look at this 5.3 ounce container of Dannon Creamery Strawberry Cheesecake Dairy Dessert that I also picked up for $1.50.  The entire container is 180 calories and has eight grams of protein.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: Noosa Pumpkin Aussie-Style Yoghurt


I can't remember if it was in an email or if in a comment in a post, but a reader recently let me know that Noosa had put out a seasonal version of one of their yoghurts that was available only at Target.  Now, I'm not the world's biggest fan of Target, but I am a fan of seasonal pumpkin products (LOVE them), so that led me to put my Target biases aside and head out for another Noosa review and pick up this container of Noosa Pumpkin Aussie-Style Yoghurt that was at the regular price of $2.39.  Each 8.0 ounce container is 290 calories and has fourteen grams of protein.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review: Chobani Watermelon Blended 2% Greek Yogurt


I remember when I first started this blog nearly three years ago (three years at the end of this month!) that Chobani was kind of the little engine that could of the Greek yogurt world.  They were getting write-ups in various business magazines like Bloomberg, Forbes, etc. about how they were this small company trying to take on the monsters of the world like Dannon.  Just knowing that background made my reviews of them that much more interesting (to me).  Now, nearly three years later, they are no longer the little engine that could and are one of the leaders of the Greek yogurt industry as the big guys have started lining up to compete with them and also some other little guys have joined the fray to become the next Chobani.  Anyway, they've gotten so big now that they've introduced limited batches and today's review is another one of those summer-related limited batches (which means it'll be gone soon) in this Chobani Watermelon Blended 2% Greek Yogurt that I found at Target for $1.19.  This 5.3 ounce cup is all natural, gluten free and has 140 calories with twelve grams of protein.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: Chobani flip Clover Honey Greek Yogurt


In my mind, the combination of honey and Greek yogurt is kind of a boring combination.  It obviously works (in most cases) since there are so many different manufacturers that produce that combination, but when I saw what I thought was another one of these products in the dairy case at my local Meijer, I started to move on until I saw this Chobani flip Clover Honey Greek Yogurt was slightly different in that it was clover honey and not just regular honey. I've touched on Chobani's honey and Greek yogurt products before, but since I didn't know the difference between clover honey and regular honey (if there even is one) because I'm clearly a knucklehead as any regular blog reader could attest,  I absolutely fell victim to the inclusion of "Clover" in the name and picked this one up for $1.00.  The double partitioned cup comes in at 5.3 ounces and has an all natural 190 calories and eleven grams of protein.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: KIND Peanut Butter & Strawberry Fruit & Nut Bar


Let's not kid ourselves here.  When you saw the title/subject of this review, you could only think of one thing.  I knew that when I was on one of my rare trips to Earth Fare and saw this on the shelves, I could only think of one thing...a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I've declared my love for peanut butter and jelly many times before on this blog, so the fact that something reminds me of that piques my interest to the highest degree.  Now, I prefer grape jelly in my sandwiches, but strawberry is a more than capable alternative and with that I was more than eager to dive into this KIND Peanut Butter & Strawberry Fruit & Nut Bar that I picked up on sale for $1.25 (that is cheap for an Earth Fare product!).  As prior reviews have shown, the bar itself is the KIND classic size 1.4 ounces and has 190 calories and seven grams of protein.  Also per usual, it's all natural and gluten free.

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