Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review: Liberte Greek Blueberry Yogurt

To say my first Liberte review didn't go so well would be an understatement.  I found the Canadian import to be borderline disgusting and much to Liberte's credit, they reached out to me via Twitter with their concern.  Not that I need the ego stroking, but it is always nice to see companies interact via social media as a way to manage and help their brand.  It certainly gave me a higher opinion of them after they reached out to me.  I mentioned to them that I'd be doing more Liberte reviews and that leads me to this review of the Liberte Greek Blueberry Yogurt single serving cup.  I picked this one up as part of the debut sale at Kroger for $1.00 and it's 5.3 ounces with 130 calories and eleven grams of protein.

One of my major complaints in my first review was that this was extremely watery and that there was standing water when I took the lid off the container.  This happened yet again when I opened up this blueberry flavor, so we were not off to a good start.  After some vigorous and what I consider to be excessive stirring, I was able to get the yogurt product that you see above.  It was still quite thin, especially for a Greek yogurt, but it was at least reasonable.  That said, the yogurt mix was filled with nice sized whole blueberries and little yogurt cultures spread throughout the purple hued ice cream.  Those little yogurt cultures reminded me of cottage cheese and being that I hate cottage cheese, that visual horrified me.  The yogurt itself didn't really smell of either Greek yogurt or blueberries either, so it would be accurate to assume that I wasn't encouraged heading into tasting this.

After my first taste, I wasn't particularly encourage either.  The yogurt itself was not tangy or tart like Greek yogurt can be and did  not have any real strong flavors that I could discern.  The blueberry flavoring was there in the smallest bit,  but nothing about it screamed "BLUEBERRY!"  While the yogurt flavor itself didn't scream blueberry, the large blueberries spread throughout the container obviously screamed that and every time I came across one of those, it was like a gift from heaven.  It added a different mouthfeel because it gave you the "pop" of biting into a blueberry and it also gave what was a remarkably plain yogurt some sort of flavor.  As for the flavor of the blueberries themselves, it was just like blueberries, so nothing was surprising as you'd expect.  What was weird about this container was that the yogurt wasn't particularly moist and each spoonful left my mouth dry.  Not sure how or why that could happen, but it did.

Buy It or Fly By It?  The only thing about this container of yogurt that impressed me was the blueberries themselves as I found everything else to be boring and nearly flavorless.  Still, it's the presence of those blueberries that stop me from giving this a negative rating and since "maybe" is not a rating option, I'll give this a BUY IT rating.  It's not an outstanding product, or even a good one, but it is edible and if you can catch it on sale, it's actually not that bad in a pinch.  Liberte can thank the blueberries for that, because without them, this would have gotten a horrible rating.



  1. Try the regular Liberte yogurt; it is the BEST.

  2. Yes .... I agree .... the plain yogurt is very nice.

  3. Yes! I agree with Anonymous and Samantha, regular Liberte is the BEST DAMNED YOGURT!!! I have just purchased their Greek yogurt and stumbled upon this blog while looking for a review of it. Will taste later and see whether it holds up to the regular.

  4. Liberte yogurt is the best...I always purchase the strawberry and blueberries flavors


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