Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: Liberte Greek Coconut Yogurt

I've made no secret of the fact that I live freebies on this blog, so whenever I see them pop up, I get overly excited. It's pretty absurd actually.  Anyway, I've mentioned that the Friday Freebie at Kroger is one of my favorite things and that leads me to today's review of this single serving cup of Liberte Greek Coconut Yogurt to add to my smallish review catalog.  This French Canadian produced baby comes in at 5.3 ounces and has 140 calories with eleven grams of protein.

As you can see in the photo above, there's not a lot to look at here when you peel off the top.  It's a thick, white Greek yogurt.  What was surprising was that when I dug down with my spoon, there was what I'll call a "coconut milk" buried beneath the yogurt.  That was kind of odd (not in a bad way) and entirely unexpected. It was kind of runny too, so when I stirred into the yogurt, the texture of this became less like a thick Greek yogurt and more like a regular yogurt.  In terms of smells, the Greek yogurt  smelled as I would hag expected it too and ice unearthed, the coconut milk had a strong scent of coconut.  Based on the unexpected oddities of how this single serving cup was constructed, I was anxious to dive in!

Tasting just the yogurt first gave me an interesting experience.  It tasted mostly like tart Greek yogurt, except for some reason, something tasted slightly off.  It wasn't the expiration date because I looked at that, but there was something that just didn't seem right.  It wasn't horrible, but it was a different taste than I've come to expect from Greek yogurts.  The coconut milk had a strong taste of coconut, but it wasn't particularly sweet, especially compared to some of the other coconut products that I've had.  Still, it announced itself with authority and I appreciated that.  What was also interesting and somewhat unexpected when I tasted the coconut milk was that there were shreds of coconut included in there, so I appreciated those because they broke up the texture of just the milk itself and when I mixed it with the Greek yogurt, it added something that provided some difference to the liquidity of the yogurt and that was nice.  What also happened when I mixed the two together was that the coconut flavor overpowered the tart flavor of the plain Greek yogurt and I appreciated that.  An easy way to describe this flavor would have been to say it was coconut yogurt with a hint of Greek.  That's not always the case with Greek yogurts (where the ingredient is the star over the Greek flavor), so that was a nice change of pace.

Buy It or Fly By It?  As usual with coconut flavored products, this all comes down to how you feel about coconuts.  Personally, I've grown to become quite affectionate toward coconut flavor, so I'm going to give this a BUY IT rating.  If you are on the fence about coconut flavored products, I'm not sure what to say on this one other than give it a try and see how you feel in the end.


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