Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Fage Total 0% with Orange Cinnamon Greek Yogurt

It's been a bit since I've looked at Fage product in a review, but upon strolling through my local Meijer, I saw a flavor that I had never seen before and I snatched this cup of Fage Total 0% with Orange Cinnamon Greek Yogurt at its sale price of $1.00.  Each sidecar designed cup comes in at 5.3 ounces with 130 calories and thirteen grams of protein.  I've mentioned it before, but by sidecar design, I mean that the Greek yogurt (non-fat in this case) is separated from the flavoring cup and is meant to be mixed.

Fage describes this as sweet oranges and savory cinnamon and while I'm not going to comment on the flavor quite yet, the sidecar part of this yogurt cup did have the orange jam-like base with little chunks of orange spread throughout.  Since cinnamon was a part of this flavor package, that orange jam had a slight brownish tint to it from a healthy does of cinnamon that also provide quite a punch of cinnamon odor in addition to an extremely mild hint of orange smell.  The yogurt portion was just plain Greek yogurt, although I will say that it was exceptionally creamy.

Obviously I already know how plain Fage Greek yogurt tastes based on my prior reviews, but I'll just go ahead and hit on it quickly.  It's creamy characteristics made it almost cottage cheese like in its texture and the flavor was tart and even got to the point where it reminded me of cheese (thus the cottage cheese mention).  After hitting on that yogurt quickly, I then moved on to the orange and cinnamon jam and the very first thing that I tasted was a strong hit of cinnamon heat.  So much so that I couldn't taste any orange at all and was starting to wonder what the heck was going on.  After a few seconds, that cinnamon flavor dissipated and the tartness of the orange flavoring and chunks came on fairly strong.  That tartness also had a little bit of sweetness that worked very well with the heat of the cinnamon.  Obviously, the next task was to mix the two components of the yogurt cup together and each of them complimented each other quite well.  The thickness, creaminess and tart Greek yogurt did a good job of calming down the cinnamon spice, but still allowing it a little kick, and then the orange flavoring just added a little cap at the end of each spoonful made for a pleasant little treat.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I will admit that this flavor combination was a little different and not everyone may enjoy it because it is a little bit out there.  That said, despite the fact that it was out there, I enjoyed it quite a bit and I'll give this a BUY IT rating.  Certainly not my favorite of all the yogurts that I've had, but tasty enough that I did enjoy my experience.


1 comment:

  1. I liked it, but I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to purchase it again. I did like that it conveyed a sense of Fall.


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