Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: Yoplait Blended Blueberry Greek Yogurt

I just read that July is National Blueberry Month, so I guess there is no better of a time for me to review a blueberry-flavored product.  Now, if you peruse the Yoplait archives on this site, you'll see that I've reviewed their version of blueberry Greek yogurt before.  What you don't know is that Yoplait has changed the recipe of this yogurt into something that no longer has fruit on the bottom, but actually has the blueberries and their flavor incorporated into the yogurt.  In order to publicize this, the fine folks at Yoplait sent me several cups of this Yoplait Blended Blueberry Greek Yogurt in order for me to try out their new recipe (their website has not been updated yet).  Each cup is 5.3 ounces with 140 calories and eleven grams of protein and as you can see by the generic packaging, this has not yet made it to market.

I already mentioned that Yoplait abandoned the plain yogurt with fruit on the bottom construction and went with incorporating the blueberries into the yogurt itself and as you can see above, that's resulted in the purpleish hue that we all have come to expect from blueberry yogurts.  Within that purpleish hued yogurt is a plethora of handsomely sized blueberries, so if this is what the final result of the marketed product looks like, Yoplait has done an excellent job with this because along with the smell, it just looked like it was going to be delicious.

As I took my first spoonful of this creamy Greek yogurt, this was everything that you could ever hope a blueberry-flavored Greek yogurt would be.  It had wonderful sweet and tangy blueberry flavor and that flavor did a fine job masking the typical tartness of Greek yogurt.  That tart flavor was still there, but it was muted considerably.  In fact, the blueberry flavor did such a good job muting that flavor that I firmly believe that you could convince someone that this was just ordinary, run-of-the-mill yogurt.  In addition to the taste of that blueberry yogurt, the large blueberries that were mixed in with this cup made each spoonful that contained them kind of fun as they added a somewhat chew component to the mix.

Buy It or Fly By It?  All in all, this is a successful re-launch of a product by Yoplait and for that I give it a BUY IT rating.  I'm grateful that my friends at Yoplait decided to send me one of these, because had I seen it in the store, I would have never thought to grab one knowing that I've already reviewed their blueberry yogurt before and I would have never known that they changed the recipe.


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