Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Review: Muller Dessert Inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt

Anyone that reads this blog even semi-regularly has probably figured out that I really like dessert.  I probably like it a bit too much actually.  So, when I see a normal food product that inspired by dessert, I get kind of excited.  I get especially excited if it's a somewhat healthy food product that is masquerading as dessert.  Yep, simple pleasures for a simple man, I guess.  Anyway, adding to my Muller review collection, I picked up this container of Muller Dessert Inspired Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt on sale at Kroger for $1.00.  It's 5.3 ounces and packs in 200 calories and seven grams of protein.

I love Muller's website description, but before I rip that from them, I'll quickly covered what I observed.  This is the two-part container that is designed for me to dump the graham cracker crumbles (was legitimately surprised there; did not expect the inclusion of those in the cheesecake emulation) into the off-white colored cheesecake yogurt that has a kind of runny watery coulis buried underneath.  Everything smelled as it should, so that's about all I've got.  I'll leave the rest to Muller:  "If you think smooth and creamy cheesecake is a slice of heaven then our new Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Inspired yogurt just might be a bit of heaven on earth!  Every bite of our lowfat yogurt has the irresistibly rich and subtle tang of cheesecake with a swirl of sweet strawberries and a crunchy graham crumble topping. We think it’s truly divine!"  How could a person not be anxious to dive in after that?  I'll admit that I was pretty curious once I saw the graham cracker crumbles.  Prior to that, I just thought to myself, "eh."  Those crumbles could make or break this.

First to test was the cheesecake yogurt itself and while it did taste like cheesecake, it was not a strong cheesecake flavor.  I was fine with that though.  Next to taste was the strawberry coulis and while it did have some mild sweetness and fruity kick, it wasn't overly potent.  When mixed together with the yogurt, they balanced each other out a runny strawberry cheesecake.  Finally, I went after the graham cracker crumbles and they tasted just like I'd expect graham crackers to taste.  A touch of sweet from honey and a touch of heat from cinnamon.  When mixed in with the yogurt, that cinnamon flavor added a bit of bite to each of the cooling and semi-sweet spoonfuls of the yogurt/coulis mixture.  Those crumbles also did a fantastic job adding texture to this as it added both crunch and graininess to each spoonful, which was a welcome disruption to the milky mix.

Buy It or Fly By It?  Because of the graham crumbles, this provided me a much better eating experience than I never would have guessed going in.  The yogurt/coulis mixture was just okay on its own, but the crumbles put this over the edge and made this BUY IT rating a sure thing.  Certainly not a legendary combination of flavors in this yogurt container, but definitely a good one that was quite yummy in the end.


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