Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Yoplait Greek 100 Tropical Fruit Yogurt

After the winter that we've had in the Midwest, I've often been thinking about moving to the tropics.  It's been horrible and it certainly didn't make it any easier when I took a brief interlude to Cancun for a few days and then had to come back to a foot of fresh snow.  Not fun.  So, adding another review to my Yoplait review catalog fits right along with me thinking about moving to the tropics as I take a look at this 5.3 ounce single serving cup of Yoplait Greek 100 Tropical Fruit Yogurt that I was able to pick up on sale at Kroger for $1.00.  Given the name, it should come as no surprise that this has 100 calories and it also comes with ten grams of protein.  For those of you that are Weight Watchers out there, this one is worth two points on the PointsPlus scale.

This is fruit on the bottom style yogurt, so not surprisingly, there is plain yogurt on the top.  The fruit mix is below that and even before stirring this up (the yogurt was runnier than I would have expected) for the photo above, I could smell the strong citrus smell coming from the tropical fruit.  Once I did stir it up, I was grated by small chunks of mango and pineapple and while passion fruit was in the mix, it was in juice form only.  What really stood out here was the smell of the pineapple and it was quite strong, so strong in fact that it almost turned me off before I started.

The best word I can think of to describe the flavor of this is zippy.  The power of the citrus flavor from the combination of the three primary fruits in this has an overwhelmingly strong and almost sinus clearing zing to it.  That zing consisted of sweet, tang and zest...this one had it all.  Unfortunately, since this one did have it all, none of the flavors were uniquely identifiable.  They all blended together to nearly knock me off my feet.  The one thing that did keep me on my feet though was the Greek yogurt itself with it's plain flavor.  While it did not have a big impact, it did have enough of an impact to tame the zippy flavor of the tropical fruits a little bit.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This nearly knocked me off my feet and had it not been for the Greek yogurt, it would have knocked me off my feet.  In the end, that tang was just way too much for me and I have to give this a FLY BY IT rating.  Some people may enjoy something that tastes this overwhelmingly "fresh", but I am not one of those people as there was just too much zip in here and that reminded me of my sometimes archenemy pineapple.


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