I'll admit that I've been hesitant to add the subject of today's review to my Chobani review catalog because I'm just not a fan of the flavor in food products (big fan of the drink). There's been several instances on the blog where my prejudices against coffee have been proven wrong, but there's also been other occasions where I've been proven right. On a recent trip to Meijer, I finally decided to get over my fear of this cup of Chobani Coffee Blended Greek Yogurt and pick it up for $1.00 to review. The measurements of the cup itself include 5.3 ounces, 160 calories and twelve grams of protein. It's also all natural, Gluten Free, Kosher and Vegetarian as well, so it's got all of that going for it. Now, will it have the coffee going for it in a pleasing way? I guess that's what I'm here to find out!
Opening this up, it's not much to look at. It's a thick and creamy Greek yogurt (2% milkfat) that has all of its flavors blended into one mix, thus the name. That mix is a light tan in coloring and has a slight scent of coffee along with the slight scent of Greek yogurt that often comes as part of these cups. Other than that, there's nothing else to say here that I can think of, so it's on to the review.
Taking my first spoonful of this, the flavor was primarily the tartness and sourness of Greek yogurt with a slight accent of coffee. It wasn't overpowering and it was definitely a complimentary player, but it was nice flavor and definitely distinguishable as coffee flavoring. It worked well with the cooling properties of the Greek yogurt as it had a slight bitterness to go along with it. Like the presentation, there's just not much else to say here.
Buy It or Fly By It? Honestly, if all coffee-flavored products were constructed like this (coffee being the complimentary, accent flavor), I'd probably abandon my prejudices against the flavor in general because this was good and gets a BUY IT rating from me. It wasn't spectacular, but it was a unique and interesting flavor profile to mix with Greek yogurt and it worked quite well. It makes me feel kind of foolish that I stayed away from this for so long out of trepidation, but I'm glad I finally got over myself in the end because I was rewarded with a tasty product.