Monday, March 3, 2014

Review: Dannon Oikos Traditional Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt

I have mentioned many times before on this blog that I love freebies.  The fact that Kroger now has a Free Friday Download via their store app plays right into that and one of those free downloads led to today's review of this cup of Dannon Oikos Traditional Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt.  I'm a coffee drinker, but not much of a coffee-flavored food product guy, so I knew this one would be interesting going in and it adds to my growing list of reviews from the Oikos Traditional line.  Still, it's free and that alone makes me want to try it.  Anyway, this cup of single serving Greek yogurt weighs in at 5.3 ounces and has 160 calories and eleven grams of protein.

As I took the cover off of this, it was quite obvious that there was not much to look at.  One thing I did notice is that this had the classic smell of Greek yogurt coming from it and that smell was quite potent.  As for the rest of the package, the tan-colored yogurt itself was quite thick and creamy and it had only a very mild coffee-like smell as most of that was taken way by the Greek yogurt-type smell.

Comparing the strength of the smell to the strength of the flavor of the Greek yogurt, it wasn't what I expected.  What I expected after smelling this was that this cup would be all Greek yogurt sour/tart flavor, all the time.  Instead, there was an initial punch of that flavor followed up by the mild coffee-like flavor that the product name implied.  What was interesting about that coffee flavor is that it was somewhat muted by the "foam" flavor of what you would typically find in a latte beverage and I found that particularly interesting.  The mildness of the coffee flavor followed by that foam flavor made this a smooth flavored yogurt, which I'm not sure I expected going in.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Like I said, I'm not typically a coffee-flavored product guy, but the flavor of the latte in this was just mild enough and balanced enough with the Greek yogurt that I enjoyed this one and will give it a BUY IT rating.  Now, if you are not a coffee drinker and/or really, really do not like coffee-flavored products, you'll probably want to steer clear of this one.  If you are a person that likes that, then I believe this is would be a soothing treat for you.


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