Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Chobani Apricot on the Bottom 2% Greek Yogurt

Perhaps I'm blind, but I've never noticed a Chobani product before that has the fruit on the bottom so blatantly advertised and heaven knows that I've reviewed a lot of them.  So, having never noticed that before (or perhaps it's new?), I picked up my first look at one of these types of products at Kroger recently on sale for $1.00.  This 5.3 ounce cup of Chobani Apricot on the Bottom 2% Greek Yogurt comes in at 140 calories and has a hearty eleven grams of protein.  It's also all natural, gluten free and kosher, if those are things that you are looking for when shopping for food products.

Being that this was Apricot on the Bottom, it should come as no surprise that the majority of this cup of yogurt (and the top) was Chobani's standard Greek yogurt.  Thick, know the drill by this point.  Below that Greek yogurt was what I'll call the Apricot marmalade which was slighly runny, but did contain quite a bit of semi-decently sized chunks of apricot.  The smell of the Greek yogurt really covered up the smell of the apricot mix, but what I could smell did have a slightly sweet and somewhat citrus-like smell.  As for that runny marmalade, it did thicken quite a bit when I mixed it in with the rest of they Greek yogurt, which is what I would have expected given that Chobani's typical Greek yogurt is so thick itself.

The plain yogurt was as always.  Tart and a bit sour.  Creamy and somewhat dry texture and that's it.  No point in spending more time on it.  The apricot mix, on the other hand was definitely not dry.  It had a hint of tang and sweet to it and tasted like a peach that was infused with tangy.  The small chunks of apricots brought some much needed texture to the creamy yogurt as well that prevented it from being boring.  Once all of this was mixed together, it was actually a pretty pleasing mix.  It alternated sweet, sour and tang.  The runny apricot mix worked well in making the Greek yogurt itself less dry, which was a nice addition as well.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I wouldn't expect something so basic to hit so many flavor and texture notes, but this one did that and for those reasons, it gets a BUY IT rating.  There was nothing life-changing about this, but this was a simple and pleasing cup of Greek yogurt that I thoroughly enjoyed eating and I think just about everyone would probably feel the same way.  I'll also say that for such a normal-sized container, this also gave the impression of being very filling too, which was certainly something that I don't believe I've experienced from one of these before.


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