Sunday, February 26, 2012

Review: YoCrunch Strawberry Fruit Parfait

Did you ever read those choose your own adventure books when you were a child?  You know, the ones where each chapter would present you with an decision to make and then you would move to a certain page based on that decision and if you were successful in navigating all decisions, you made it to the end of the book.  If you chose poorly at any point, you were led to some sort of stopping point and you had to start over.  I loved those books and the reason I bring that up is that this YoCrunch Strawberry Fruit Parfait reminds me of those books as it gives you the opportunity to eat your yogurt with/without nuts, with the fruit mix/not mixed with the yogurt and/or granola.  Basically, it's a bunch of options.  Before I get to the review, let's get the stats out of the way:  I picked up a four pack of these four ounce containers at Meijer on sale for $2.00 (the regular price was around $2.75-$3.00, I believe) and each yogurt cup is seventy calories with two grams of protein for the fruit/yogurt mix and if you decide to add the granola to the mix, the counts go up to one hundred calories and three grams of protein.

I like to experience everything all at once, so I mixed everything in when I actually at this one, but for the purposes of the picture above, I left out the granola.  As you can see, this is your basic, white vanilla yogurt and then a strawberry mix with "REAL" fruit (check the packaging) is below it begging to be mixed together, so that's what I did.  The fruit mix contains several small strawberry chunks, so that was nice.  The granola, in the separate container, is pretty much what you'd expect in a standard granola mix.  There's not a lot going on here and it's almost dare I say it, boring.  That's saying something because I love parfaits and I rarely find them boring, but this one had that working against it.

Moving on to the taste, it was boring as well.  The vanilla yogurt while cool and refreshing was flat and essentially tasteless.  The strawberry bits and the rest of the mix had a mild sweetness to it, but when you are eating strawberries, you expect a robust sweetness and this really didn't have it.  I would also use flat to describe the strawberry component of this yogurt cup too.  As for the granola, it was pretty standard and didn't really add much to the parfait because there just wasn't a whole lot of it available.  What granola was available was crunchy, but it was so sparse that you really couldn't find anything.

Buy It or Fly By It?  FLY BY IT.  This YoCrunch parfait takes something that I enjoy making on my own at least twice a month and just ruins it with boring nothingness.  What a waste, because I had high hopes for this one due to my love of parfaits.  When you factor in the regular price too, it just makes it even more of a rip-off.  Oh well...on to the next one.


1 comment:

  1. I actually like these dumb little things, though I suppose in part because I'm too lazy to buy my granola separately. I was pretty psyched a few weeks ago to find a cherry variety (quite flavorful, at least to me). I'll agree they are overpriced, but again, lazy!


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