Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Chobani Oats Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt With Steel-Cut Oats

If I were to give you a peek behind the curtain of this blog, so to speak, you'd see that not only do I have a lot of yogurt reviews that I've already written that I haven't posted yet, but I also have a lot of yogurt flavors sitting in my refrigerator that I've yet to try and then write a review for.  When I look at those two things, I kind of think that I should change the name of this blog to Crazy Yogurt Dude for a while because there have been and will be A LOT of yogurt reviews here.  That said, today I add one more to that list as I take another look at a Chobani product with today's look at this 5.3 ounce single serving cup of Chobani Oats Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt With Steel-Cut Oats that I was able to pick up at Meijer for $1.25.  Each cup has 160 calories, ten grams of protein and as per usual with Chobani, it's all natural.

First things soon as I took the lid off this container I was met with a DELIGHTFUL smell of apples, cinnamon and maple syrup.  I've always loved that flavor combination on its own and getting that smell immediately after opening that was certainly a very welcome introduction for this.  Outside of the smell, the cup was a mix of oats, dried apple pieces and cinnamon dusting all culminating in what you see above.  I will note that it was a bit runnier than I expected, but that's okay in my book because the unbelievable smell of this made me willing to cut this one some slack.

This did not end up needing any of that slack because there is only one word that describes how this tasted:  DELICIOUS.  Just the yogurt alone with the aforementioned mix of apples, cinnamon and maple provided a beautiful and cooling taste that was just unbelievable on it's own.  It had the tartness of apples, the sweetness of maple syrup and the mild heat of a bit of cinnamon.  It was absolutely delightful.  What was interesting is that while this did have the creamy Greek yogurt texture, it really did not have any of the Greek yogurt taste.  While there was some tartness, it was the apple tartness that provided that flavor and not the Greek yogurt tartness.  When the oats and dried apple chunks were mixed in with that yogurt, it was a cooling version of the breakfast treat as it had a bit of texture that mixed in with that delicious yogurt.  While I will say that texture of the oats was not needed because the yogurt was delicious on its own, that oat texture did make this one even more fun to eat, so it was appreciated.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I think I've already ruined the answer on this one by calling it delicious, so it's obvious that this gets a BUY IT rating.  If you are a fan of the apple/cinnamon/maple flavor combination, rush out to your local store and grab this off the shelf and you will absolutely be delighted, just as I was.  This was easily one of the best Greek yogurt cups that I've ever had out of the ones that weren't just trying to be desserts with chocolate on top, etc.  As I type this review, I still can't get over how good this was and now my stomach is starting to grumble as I get hungry just thinking about this.


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