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.

Because I'm not bright and before I actually went investigating to see what the connotation of "clover" in honey meant, I ripped open the lid of this one and my initial observations were that this clover honey was extremely sticky (more so than a lot of honeys that I've had) and that it seemed to be more clear than most honeys that I've had.  Maybe that's what clover meant, I surmised.  Maybe my observations were right, but mostly what I was able to find is that clover honey comes from bee hives that are surrounded by mostly clover flowers and that gives that specific kind of honey a mild and slightly more floral flavor.  Hmm, well I guess I've learned something today.  What was also interesting about this clover honey is that it seemed to hold together more than most honeys in that it moved around in one big blob, which was definitely different.  Anyway, that clover honey was in one compartment and the other compartment was Chobani's typical thick plain Greek yogurt that had a mildly tangy-type of smell to it.

Since the reason I purchased this was all about the clover honey, it was only natural that the first thing I tasted was the honey and the research I did was correct in the fact that this had a mild and more floral taste to it than the typical honeys that I've had mixed with yogurt or even out of the goofy honey bear squeeze bottles that every store seems to have.  Obviously the Greek yogurt was tart and tangy, as it always is.  What was interesting is what happened when I mixed these two together.  Like I mentioned, the clover honey was almost a one piece blob when it was by itself.  When I dumped it into the Greek yogurt, there was some sort of chemical reaction that made it almost runny and broke up enough of the Greek yogurt clumps to make this almost milky smooth.  If I were a man of science and not just an annoying food blogger, perhaps I'd know the exact reason for that.  Anyway, when I tried these two together, they kind of cancelled out each others flavors so that each was quite mild.  The yogurt only had an ever-so-slight twinge of tartness and the honey only had an ever so slight twinge of sweetness.  All that was punctuated with an ever so slight hint of that floral flavor from the clover honey that I've mentioned before.  One word that probably best describes this is "smooth."

Buy It or Fly By It?  In the end, this was pretty much just like any honey and Greek yogurt combination out there with one key exception:  it had more of a floral flavor.  Honey and Greek yogurt is worth buying on its own, so the addition of this floral flavor keeps this as a BUY IT too.  Now, if that floral flavor was any strong, perhaps it would become too much to handle, but this cup fortunately held itself together so that it was a appetizing combination.


1 comment:

  1. I also have been wondering the difference between "clover honey" and regular honey from the market. It seems like you hit the "nail on the head" when you described how the clover honey was a little different in certain ways in the paragraph under the second picture depicting the honey and yogurt. After reading this article, it really does seem like clover honey has an upper-hand on their quality. I'll have to keep this article in mind when I shop for clover honey this summer! Thanks.


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