Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Noosa Aussie-style Raspberry Yoghurt

For regular readers of the blog, it should come as no surprise when I say that I am a bit of a cheapskate.  I often stay away from appealing products in the store because I determine them to be too expensive and sometimes expensive for me is only about fifty cents more than I would pay for a regular product that I've reviewed.  It's absurd standards that I hold myself to, but it is what it is.  Anyway, a recent sale at Kroger broke the invisible barrier of something being too expensive for me and that led me to pick up a container of this Noosa Aussie-style Raspberry Yoghurt.  It's Aussie-style (more on that later) and made in Colorado, so maybe that's the reason for the goofy spelling.  This 8.0 ounce container set me back $1.50 (from a regular price of about $2.00) and each container is 280 calories with fourteen grams of protein.

So I was really curious what the heck Aussie-style yoghurt is/was, so I went to Noosa's website and this is a paraphrased description from their website: "Ours is made in small batches, set, and infused with honey to give it that delicious sweet-tart tang, and smooth, velvety texture that sets us apart from the throng."  Stirring my spoon through this definitely confirmed that this yoghurt did have a very smooth and velvety texture, the likes of which I don't think I've ever seen in any other yogurts.  The fruit puree in this (raspberry) was made up of bits and chunks of raspberries within a raspberry "jam" that smelled incredibly pleasant and surprisingly fresh.  If the price didn't tell me already, my early observations of this told me that I was definitely going to be diving into something that was of a higher quality than the typical fifty cent cups of store brand yogurt.

My first objective was to taste the plain yoghurt on its own and I can honestly say that this was the smoothest, creamiest and perhaps best I've ever tasted in my life.  There was a slight hint of sweetness from the honey that Noosa blends in, but everything about this was absolutely delicious.  Quite honestly, I would have devoured this container (plus more) if it was just plain yogurt.  It was amazing how much flavor it had.  I then went in to taste the raspberry puree and it was everything that I'd ever hope that raspberry would have.  It was sweet, tangy and the little bits of raspberry provided it some excellent texture.  Mixing the two components together was my next task and my goodness, it was delicious.  Sweetness and tangy flavor backed up by a cooling and creamy yogurt.  Everything in this worked together perfectly.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I've got to say that after I finished this, I was incredibly disappointed.  I was incredibly disappointed because I could have used another five containers of this because it was so delicious, so it clearly gets a BUY IT rating.  After eating this, I was actually kind of upset with myself for using price as a contrived barrier to stay away from this for so long, because I was depriving myself of something delicious.  This was an excellent introduction to the blog for Noosa and their happy cows (check the funny interior label) and I'm glad that I've got another flavor stored up to try/review.


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