Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt with Blueberry

In my first Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt review of their Honey flavor, I was taken aback by how strong the yogurt flavor was but also how strong the honey flavor was and when mixed together, they made an excellent treat.  Because I had such a wonderful experience with my first ever try at a Fage product, I was anxious to dig into this review of the Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt with Blueberry cup.  I picked this one up at the same time as the last at Kroger for $1.00 and it is 5.3 ounces with 140 calories and twelve grams of protein.

Just like the honey flavor and I'm sure all Fage single serve Greek yogurt cups, this one has the flavor component in the "sidecar" compartment while the plain Greek yogurt itself is in the main compartment.  I guess this is because they want to give you the option to completely mix it yourself or just to dink and dunk your way through the cup by eating it any way that you want in whatever quantities that you want.  Anyway the yogurt was just like last time in that it had a strong and tart smell (although not as strong as last time) and was quite solid.  The blueberry mixture was more of a jam, but it did have a few small blueberries mixed into the jam, although they were more dehydrated than they were plump.  It smelled sweet and had a nice thick texture.

In terms of taste, the yogurt itself tasted pretty much like you'd expect a Greek yogurt to taste, so there's not a whole lot to say except that this seemed like it tasted more muted than the Greek yogurt that came in the honey flavor.  The blueberry mixture on its own was sweet and tangy, but not nearly as powerful as you would typically get in a blueberry mixture in one of these yogurt cups.  It was that lack of power in the blueberry mixture that actually made this cup a winner too because when I mixed both compartments together, the sweetness of the blueberries mixed perfectly with the tang of the yogurt to make a wonderful, creamy treat.  It was borderline decadent and I can't say that often about Greek yogurt.  What made this work was that the blueberry taste was muted slightly because had it been full power like a lot of blueberry mixtures, the combination of that and the Greek yogurt would have been far too powerful and been teeth rattling.  In the case of this cup though, that did not happen.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This one gets a very high BUY IT rating because this yogurt cup was wonderful and one of the best tasting ones that I've ever had.  The sweetness and tartness perfectly balanced each other out and I would almost compare the taste of this to ice cream.  I know that may be going a bit far, but having this as a dessert would be a perfectly feasible option because it does have that kind of characteristic.  Based on two reviews of Fage products so far, I've got to say I'm very impressed and can't wait to dig into the next!


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