Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: WholeSoy & Co. Blueberry Soy Yogurt

In my first WholeSoy & Co. review of their soy yogurt, I was struck by how strange the whole idea and taste of soy yogurt was.  Still, I gave it a positive review because while I fully knew it was weird, it was at least edible.  So, heading into this second review of one of their products with this WholeSoy & Co. Blueberry Soy Yogurt, I was expecting more oddness, but I was at least willing to give it a chance.  Being that blueberries have got to be my favorite type of fruit flavoring for yogurts, I was expecting a little bit more out of this review than I was out of the last review.  Like the last one, I picked this up at Kroger for $1.00 and it is six ounces with 150 calories and six grams of protein.  It's also dairy free, gluten free, organic and blah, blah, blah.

I've got to admit that while I wasn't scared to eat this prior to opening it, I was very scared once I did open it because this was one of the runniest yogurts I've ever seen.  It and it's slightly purple/brownish hue bordered on being totally watery and I don't know about you, but that's not exactly the way that I'd prefer my yogurts.  Once I stirred it up, it became decidedly less watery, but I wouldn't exactly call this creamy or thick, even in the most liberal use of the definition.  This was just about the loosest yogurt product I've ever eaten in my life.  In terms of the composition of the yogurt, they were minuscule specks of what I assumed to be blueberries spread throughout along with little white chunks of soy yogurt cultures, but again, it wasn't exactly appetizing.  Adding to that was the somewhat off smell that permeates from soy yogurt and well, let's just say that I wasn't anxious to dive in after that.

When I took my first terrified spoonful, my fears were calmed quite a bit.  Don't get me wrong, I would never classify this as delightful, but it was tasty enough that I was no longer scared to slug through the rest of the container.  The yogurt did have a slight blueberry flavor and tang at the beginning of each spoonful that lasted the majority of the way, but at the very back end, it was met with that soy taste.  I'll take the easy way out since these are soy beans and say that taste was bean-ish, but I really can't think of any other way to more accurately convey it.  Basically though, that was all there was to the taste of this.  It was runny and the blueberry specks didn't do anything for mouthfeel at all.  All that there was to this cup was the flavor of runny yogurt.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I can't say anything overtly negative about this and I can't say anything glowingly positive either, but it at least had some flavor and was worth eating, so it gets a BUY IT rating.  If you can't eat dairy, are a vegan or just want to eat really, really healthy, you can pick this up and probably be satisfied.  If you don't have any of those issues/restrictions, I guess it's an okay substitute for real yogurt, but given the option, stick with the real stuff.


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