Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Review: Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Mixed Berry Blended Greek Yogurt
Have I missed some sort of revolt against yogurt companies that people are declaring that they want room to put their own toppings in yogurt cups. Today's review, another Dannon product, clearly states on the packaging that there is room for toppings in the container. This isn't the first time that I've seen this from this manufacturer or other manufacturers either. I know food manufacturing is a follow-the-leader type of game with everyone settling on the same themes, flavors, etc. Could this room for toppings thing be the next big thing? I have no idea. Anyway, I picked up this 5.3 ounce cup of Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Mixed Berry Blended Greek Yogurt at Meijer for $0.88. It's packed with 120 calories and a surprising fifteen grams of protein, all in a cute nonfat package (with room for toppings!).
As you'd expect from something that is mixing red colored berries with blue colored berries, this cup of yogurt has ended up with a pink/purple hue. It smelled fruity, which is obviously a good start being that's what this is supposed to be. The Greek yogurt itself was kind of thick, but despite that kind of thickness, it was still somewhat loose when I jiggled it around. Now, we've already covered why I was able to jiggle it around without spilling (room for toppings!), but I won't harp on that AGAIN. Anyway, this was blended and since it was blended to death, it was just Greek yogurt and there were not any noticeable mix-ins since it was pulverized.
Tasting this, I could alternately taste all the berries, which is a good thing. There was the tang from the blueberries, the sweetness from the strawberries and then the tangy sweetness from the raspberries as they were the "bridge" berry that played both sides of the tangy and sweet fence. Maybe "utility" berry is a better way to describe the raspberries, but whatever. Anyway, the Greek yogurt itself was remarkably dry and I'm not sure that was particularly fond of that. It didn't ruin anything for me, but I just wish it had been different.
Buy It or Fly By It? There was nothing sexy about this or special about this, but it was a solid performer. It promised mixed berry flavor and it delivered mixed berry flavor in a tasty form, so that gets this a BUY IT rating. So, if you are looking for a solid, safe performer in your Greek yogurt, this is the one for you to grab off the shelf!