Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review: Yoplait Greek Lemon Meringue 2% Greek Yogurt

When Kroger posted its Free Friday Download recently, I was slightly disappointed in the fact that it was a Yoplait Greek yogurt product because I thought I had reviewed all the flavors (that I care to review) already.  Much to my surprise, there is a flavor out there that I haven't yet looked at and that leads me to today's review of this single serving cup of Yoplait Greek Lemon Meringue 2% Greek Yogurt.  As I mentioned previously, this was a freebie, but it would ordinarily run in the $1.00 range if you are keeping score at home.  The cup itself contains 5.3 ounces of Greek yogurt and within that is 150 calories and eleven grams of protein.

As I opened this up, this was another product that I could chalk up to the miracles of modern food science as there was NOTHING going on inside this cup of yogurt from a visual perspective.  It was an off-white color (like a meringue, I suppose) and there were no add-ins, no other colors, etc.  Basically, this was creamy Greek yogurt mixed with chemicals.  I'm fine with that, but some naturalists might not be too fond of it. At least there was something going on here from an aromatic perspective since this did have some smell of both meringue and lemon.  It wasn't overly strong, but at least it was there.

The flavor of both the lemon and meringue were kind of like the smell...they were both there, but they were not overly strong. What was unexpected was that I actually tasted more meringue in here than I did lemon.  That was different as ordinarily meringue is just the capper to a strong lemon flavor.  In this case, the lemon was just an accent to the meringue flavor.  In a way, I kind of enjoyed that because sometimes lemon flavor can get way to potent in these yogurt cups and this did a good job keeping it under control.  There was also the typical Greek yogurt tartness, which is definitely different than the kind of tartness that you'd get from a lemon.  I wish I could say more, but there really isn't much to say.  This was an inoffensive cup of Greek yogurt that had some lemon flavor and some meringue flavor, but neither really stood out.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I hate to describe something as "safe", but I think that's the best way to describe this cup of yogurt.  As I said, neither of the flavors are really going to knock you off your feet, but both are there with enough punch to make sure that you know what you are eating.  The fact that this did that without stepping over the line and becoming too much lemon or too much meringue earns this a BUY IT rating for me.  It's a nice, safe (there's that word again) choice if you are looking for something as a snack or very light meal.


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