Friday, December 26, 2014

Review: Yoplait Light Thick & Creamy Key Lime Pie Yogurt

So, I've been plowing my way through these non-Greek Yoplait yogurt reviews recently and today is my first foray into another one of their product lines as I take a look at this Yoplait Light Thick & Creamy Key Lime Pie Yogurt that I also picked up at Marsh on sale for the bargain basement price of $0.20.  As I was looking around, I noticed that Yoplait doesn't really change their flavors from product line to product line...all they do is change the consistency of the yogurt.  Since I've looked at Yoplait Light yogurts so far, I found that those yogurts were loose and somewhat runny.  Based on the name of this one, I'd expect that this one would be the antithesis of that.  Anyway, this one is 6.0 ounces like the others and the "upgrade" to thick and creamy means that this one picks up an additional ten calories  and two grams of protein, thus coming in at 100 calories with seven grams of protein.

As you can see (hopefully) from my picture above, this is definitely thick and creamy.  I would almost describe it as gelatinous, but being that this was modeled after a key lime pie, the thickness of this was an excellent approximation of the filling of the namesake pie.  In that respect, that is a solid effort.  In terms of smell, it did have a mild and noticeable smell, but it wasn't something that was going to clear out my sinuses, which I consider to be a good thing.

When I dipped my spoon in and took my first spoonful out, it was remarkable to me how thick and creamy this was as the entire spoonful held together, just like it would if this was the filling of a pie.  That was kind of an incredible thing to me.  In terms of flavor, the key lime flavor was a lot like the smell in that it was noticeable, but not overpowering.  It had a bit of bite to it like key limes do, but overall, it was a very pleasing experience.  While I enjoy limes, I don't often enjoy being smacked in the face by their sometimes overpowering flavor.  This yogurt did not have that problem as the flavor was quite appealing and the creaminess also carried through as well.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Honestly, Yoplait should have just named this Key Lime yogurt and left it at that, but I guess I understand why they'd want to dress it up, so to speak, and add the pie connotation.  I suppose its fair that they do so since it held together like the namesake pie.  Okay, okay, I'm just going to stop my product naming ranting right there and say that I enjoyed this and give it a BUY IT rating.  For such a cheap price, that makes it even better.


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