Saturday, November 17, 2012

Review: Voskos Wild Strawberry Greek Yogurt

V stands for Victory and Voskos, among many other things.  The reason I tie these two together in this post is that I've once again emerged victorious over a ridiculous impulse purchase of Voskos products that I made at Kroger with this final review of the Voskos Wild Strawberry Greek Yogurt from that splurge that has led to many reviews.  What I mean by splurge is that when I see something like this on sale, I buy all of the flavor varieties and then burden myself with reviewing them all for this site.  Now, don't shed a tear for me (like you would) because I bring it on myself, but sometimes my lack of self control/impulse purchasing does get annoying.  Anyway, like the others, I picked this one up at Kroger on sale for $1.00.  It's 5.3 ounces of Greek yogurt that comes in with 120 calories with twelve grams of protein.  It's also zero fat.  Yea!

As you can see with this one, Voskos likes to take the approach where they mostly just flavor the yogurt instead of taking the fruit on the bottom approach.  In this case, the flavor of the yogurt is strawberry, so the yogurt itself has a slight pink hue.  Within that pink hued yogurt are several tiny, and I mean very tiny, strawberry bits.  The container says that this yogurt is thick and creamy and I can definitely confirm that.  It's not stiff and immovable like some Greek yogurt products, but it definitely is hearty.  In terms of smell, it smells overwhelmingly tangy like a typical Greek yogurt and carries very little, if any strawberry smell.  When something like that happens, it's usually not a good omen for the taste of the yogurt.

Omens are referred to as omens for a reason and the smell of this yogurt was definitely a harbinger of things to come because the smell of this yogurt definitely translated into the taste.  In fact, this was one of the tangiest Greek yogurts that I think I've had.  The strawberry flavoring was noticeable, I suppose, but it was incredibly weak.  In fact, each spoonful of this yogurt's taste could have been described int this order:  strong tang, faint strawberry, strong tang.  Obviously, I'm pushing the tangy angle with this one; did you pick that up?  Ha!  Texture wise, it was thick and creamy just like the label said it would be.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I actually kind of liked the tang in this, although I do wish that the strawberry flavor had been slightly stronger.  So despite the lack of strawberry flavoring and the overwhelming presence of tangy flavor, I'm still going to give this a BUY IT rating.  If you don't like the typical tang of a Greek yogurt product, stay away from this particular flavor.  If you do like the tang of Greek yogurt and want to experience that with a slight hint of a different flavor, then this is a winner for you.


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