Monday, February 23, 2015

Review: Muller Greek 100 Black Cherry & Pomegranate Greek Yogurt

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Muller (Quaker) is copying everyone by now introducing their own version of one hundred calorie Greek yogurt.  Pretty much every product category in the world is a follow-the-leader type of game, so why shouldn't Greek yogurt be different?  The answer is that it shouldn't.  So, with this latest Muller review, they now enter the one hundred calorie Greek yogurt foray on the blog with today's look at this container of Muller Greek 100 Black Cherry & Pomegranate Greek Yogurt that I picked up on sale at Kroger for $1.00.  Each two-part container is 5.3 ounces and has (obviously) 100 calories and ten grams of protein.  Since it's one hundred calories, they've also eradicated all fat in this as well.

As with a lot of these Muller products, the general composition of this is that the Greek yogurt (plain in this case) is on one side in its own separate compartment and then the flavor is on the other side in its own, smaller compartment.  Ordinarily, I'd skip by the plain yogurt, but it's worth noting in the case of this Greek 100 product that the Greek yogurt is actually much loser than the Greek yogurts of their other products.  They've removed the fat from this one, so there is clearly the reason.  As for the fruit mixture, it definitely was a deep red/purple color and smelled strongly of both cherry and pomegranate.  There were also some small pomegranate bits spread throughout that marmalade like mixture, so it was clear that this wasn't just a bunch of juices amalgamated together to produce a manufactured (entirely) flavor.

I'm not going to touch on the Greek yogurt much than to re-hash what I've said already:  it was quite runny.  Other than that, it was plain Greek yogurt and didn't really have a ton of flavor or tartness.  But, there was plenty of tartness and tang in the fruit mixture as it alternated between biting and sweet.  It stopped short of being teeth-chatteringly sweet or tart, but it definitely toed the line.  I should point out that was just eating the fruit mix alone,  When I tipped the container and dumped the fruit into the Greek yogurt, it was actually tamed quite a bit as I'm sure Muller intended.  What I got was a somewhat cooling dairy treat that had a hint of sweetness and a hint of tang with the added texture of the pomegranate seed bits added throughout just to make it a bit more interesting.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I could see this teetering right on the edge of being too teeth chattering for some, but it worked just fine for me and I'll give it a BUY IT rating.  I've always found pomegranates and pomegranate-flavored things to be weird in general, but the combination of the black cherries in this worked for me.  Plus, it was only one hundred calories, so I don't think you can lose much there!


1 comment:

  1. Three things that I like separately, but it seems according to you they are good together as well.


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