Friday, October 3, 2014

Review: Noosa Strawberry Rhubarb Aussie-Style Yoghurt

Every time I see rhubarb being talked about and/or used as an ingredient in a recipe, all I can think about is how rhubarb can actually kill you.  Now, I know it's eating the leaves that can kill a person because they contain toxic substances and no manufacturer would willingly serve you food that could cause sudden death (leave your jokes about McDonald's and other fast food joints at home), but I still can't keep that out of my mind.  Anyway, willing to put thoughts of death aside and in search of another Noosa review product, I picked up this 8.0 ounce container of Noosa Strawberry Rhubarb Aussie-Style Yoghurt at Target for $2.39.  Each container is 280 calories and has fourteen grams of all natural and gluten free protein.

I'm going to take the lazy way out here because I like Noosa's work so much more than my own.  This container of yoghurt is "Sweet, succulent strawberries and tangy, tart rhubarb – mmmm! Think spring with hints of summer, then try to think of a good reason to resist this tempting combo. We don’t care what hemisphere you hail from, we don’t think you can. So give in, mate. Give in!"  Wow, what a sales job!  Anyway, the strawberry rhubarb mix did have a smell of both sweet and tart emanating off of it, so it was at least a success from a presentation perspective.

The plain yoghurt portion of this was creamy and delicious, as usual.  Not really worth harping on that some more.  As for the strawberry rhubarb mix, it was interesting.  It definitely had the tang and tart flavors coming from the rhubarb, which was a nice contrast to the only moderately sweet strawberry flavor that was a pretty weak flavor.  Actually, the rhubarb is what saved this because if this were just strawberry, this would have been very, very plain, despite the fact that the plain yoghurt is always delicious.  With the rhubarb flavors included, this one had enough of a flavor profile as it was hitting on so many things that it brought a bit of excitement to the container, albeit only a slim amount of excitement.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This one was just okay and certainly not Noosa's best effort.  That said, it was certainly flavorful enough to earn a BUY IT rating, although I will point out that Noosa has several other flavors that I'd recommend before going this route.  In the end, the delicious plain yoghurt probably saved this one.  Plus, the good news coming out of this is that the rhubarb did not kill me and that's a win in itself!


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