Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Dannon Creamery Cherry Cheesecake Dairy Dessert

I mentioned in my last Dannon Creamery review that the thought of these products just intrigues me, so today I'm plowing through yet another one that I picked up in the same sale at Meijer (I've said it a million times, but gosh, I love sales) for $1.25.  This time, I'll be taking a look at this container of Dannon Creamery Cherry Cheesecake Dairy Dessert.  Each container is 5.3 ounces and has 190 calories and eight grams of protein.  Also like I mentioned last time, it's notable that these are Greek yogurt based because you won't be able to find any indication of that on the actual container (I only found it on the website).  With the Greek yogurt craze, I would think Dannon would proudly display that to try to take advantage of that wave to sell more of these.  It's just bizarre to me that they are doing nothing with that.

I won't spend a lot of time on this since all of the components of these are the same.  The base is the "cheesecake" that is made of Greek yogurt.  It smells like a typical cheesecake and it has the fluffiness of a typical cheesecake, although it is slightly softer for what I think are very obvious reasons (it doesn't need to stand up on its own).  It is then topped with a cherry fruit sauce topping that smells nicely of cherries, but isn't overwhelmingly strong in anyway.  It's just cherries and that's it.

I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about the cheesecake flavor in this because it's been covered many times before.  Long story short, this mix does a great job emulating actual cheesecake in both flavor and texture, which is very strong considering this is actual Greek yogurt.  There's only two real questions in did the cherry fruit sauce taste and how did the combination taste when mixed together?  Well, the fruits sauce tasted like cherries, although the flavor wasn't particularly strong.  What it reminded me of was the canned cherry pie mix that can be bought at the story, albeit with less sweetness and tartness.  It was also missing those large chunks of cherries.  When I mixed this semi-weak cherry fruit sauce with the cheesecake yogurt, both flavors were noticeable, but both flavors were also quite weak.  As a way to describe how weak the cherry flavor was, it was actually pretty much overpowered by the cheesecake.  That's only happened one other time (the Strawberry flavor), so as a massive cherry lover, I was disappointed by that.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Despite the fact that I did have some disappointment here, there was nothing about this that I could say made it a poor tasting product.  It was just okay and if you are looking for something cherry-flavored, albeit with weak cherry flavoring, this is a decent option and that earns it a BUY IT rating.  If you are looking to try out one of these Creamery cheesecake products for the first time though, I would recommend trying out some of the other flavors that I have checked out here on the blog (and will be continuing to check out).


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