When I think of things that are inspirational, I usually think of great comeback stories or stories about people that have risen from terrible circumstances and made something of themselves. Also, there are times when a speaker hits just the right note with me and I find myself thinking that I can use that talk as way to propel myself forward. With that said, rarely do I think of Dannon as being inspirational and that's why today's product carrying the tagline of "Inspired By Dannon" amuses me so greatly. I don't think I've ever been inspired by Dannon and I've looked at a lot of their products. I've had some solid eating experiences, but never anything inspirational. So, it was with that heavy cynicism that I dove into this review of a single serving cup of Dannon Evolution Fresh Pineapple Passion Fruit Greek Yogurt that I picked up at Kroger for $1.00. Each cup is 5.3 ounces and has 120 calories and twelve grams of protein. Now, maybe having a fruit with the word "passion" in its name will inspire me, but only time (and this review) will tell.
Immediately upon opening this, I was met with what was a very stiff and very creamy Greek yogurt. That was impressive to me because a lot of these yogurts are oddly runny and not all that appealing. When I stirred up the container to bring up some of the fruit mix, I found it odd how gelatinous the mix was, kind of like a jelly from a jar. I was expecting it to be a bit looser. It smelled mildly fruity like pineapple, but from a visual perspective, it appeared to be entirely gelatinous. I'll let you in on a little spoiler that I picked up from when I was eating this though...there's also some small pineapple chunks that gelatinous mixture that weren't immediately apparent to me when I looked at this visually.
As I took my fist spoonful of the plain yogurt, I was immediately met with extreme creaminess, which is something I expected based on the visual appearance. What I didn't expect though was that for a plain Greek yogurt, this had a lot of appealing flavor. It wasn't overly sour or tart, although it did have both of those components. It was just generally pleasing. I next went for the fruit mix and I was met with some mild sweetness, but nothing overwhelming. It did have an ever-so-slight hint of citrus tang at the end from the pineapple, but like I said, it wasn't so much that it really announced itself with authority. As I alluded to in my spoiler in the last paragraph, the presence of some of the fibrous components of the fruits were nice too as it broke up the texture. Finally, I wrapped both components together what I got was a very tasty Greek yogurt base followed by a bit of sweet tang from the fruit mix. While I did enjoy the Greek yogurt on its own, this could have used a bit more fruit mix to give it a bit more flavor.
Buy It or Fly By It? I already mentioned that the yogurt-to-fruit ratio was off a bit in this one, but that is fine since this was so tasty. I'll give it that mulligan and give this a BUY IT rating because I found this oddly appealing. Certainly not an outstanding flavor or anything that I found particularly inspirational, but it did provide something that I fount to be quite tasty according to my own personal tastes.