Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review: Yoplait Light Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Yogurt

I've reviewed plenty of Yoplait yogurts on this blog in the past, but I've never really touched on their original yogurt products that come in the odd and somewhat cylindrical shaped containers for some reason.  Maybe I considered them too pedestrian, too cheap, too boring or some sort of combination of all of those, but I always stayed away.  With today's review, I'm finally crossing the threshold of that and I picked up a container of this Yoplait Light Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Yogurt on sale at my local Marsh for a measly $0.20.  Each container is 6.0 ounces and has 90 calories and five grams of protein.  It's worth two points on the Weight Watchers PointsPlus scale if you are in to watching (get it?) that kind of thing as well.

Having eaten tons of these Yoplait yogurts throughout my life, I wasn't expecting much other than just a blend of yogurt when I opened this up.  Much to my surprise, there were also ample chunks of pineapple spread throughout this container and because these are such an odd shape, I helped some of those chunks up onto my spoon for the picture above.  The yogurt itself was pretty much standard stuff, but those ample chunks of pineapple definitely brought a strong pineapple aroma to this cup of yogurt.  That pineapple smell was balanced out by the smell of the standard yogurt as well, so if anything, this did smell dessert-like (like the name would imply it intended to be) with it's fruity and dairy-like smells.

With my first spoonful, the initial taste was that of the creamy and almost vanilla yogurt that was quickly met with a sudden powerful pop of pineapple tartness.  That tartness also carried a lot of sweetness with it too and quite honestly, it was really powerful and tasted pretty much just like a fresh pineapple would despite the fact that it was packed into a shelf-stable container of yogurt.  Ordinarily, I would expect the yogurt to calm down flavor that is this powerful, but this was so strong that despite the best efforts of the yogurt, it was still too tough to tame.  I will say that it wasn't so strong that it was a negative, but it was a lot of flavor.  With that said, I found myself missing something as I made my way through this container.  I mean, the pineapple flavor was in there, but where was the cake?  I wasn't expecting a lot of cake flavor, but I was at least thinking there would be something minimal there.  Obviously I was incorrect.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This was basically just a pineapple yogurt since the cake flavor was missing, but even with that missing cake flavor, this one was just fine and tasty enough that I'll gladly give it a BUY IT rating.  It was a yogurt with a lot of pineapple flavor that had bite and while it was not the best thing I've ever eaten, it was certainly interesting enough that I enjoyed my experience and was wanting more.  As a food manufacturer that is mass producing, I think that's really all you can ask for.  Also, for twenty cents for the entire container, should I really have been expecting a lot?


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