Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Review: Chobani flip Strawberry Summer Crisp Greek Yogurt

I think I've mentioned this before, but I remember the early review days of this blog when Chobani was the new kid on the block and the little engine that could.  Now, thanks to the Greek yogurt craze (which they helped start), they are a powerhouse!  Continually rolling out new flavors, new designs, etc.  They are everywhere.  It's another one of those new things that led me to pick up one of their limited batch products recently at Marsh when I grabbed this single serving container of Chobani flip Strawberry Summer Crisp Greek Yogurt for $1.25.  It's 5.3 ounces with 190 calories and twelve grams of protein.

Since this is a container of flip yogurt, it carries what I like to call the typical "sidecar" design.  The yogurt, in this case strawberry Greek yogurt, is in the main compartment and in the "sidecar" is the add-ins.  In the case of this container, the add-ins include honey graham cookie pieces (and crumbles) and also small white chocolate chips.  The Greek yogurt itself was very thick and very creamy and carried a mild strawberry smell.  It was kind of off-white in color slightly leaning toward pinkish and also had small shreds of strawberries in there as well, albeit very small shreds.

First to taste was the thick and creamy yogurt.  It primarily had that sour Greek yogurt flavor, but there was a little hint of strawberry sweetness at the end of each spoonful.  It wasn't strong at all, but it was noticeable.  Mostly though, it was just kind of plain.  Next up were each of the mix-ins and I'll start with the white chocolate chips because they are easy.  They were small and tasted exactly like I'd think white chocolate chips would taste.  Sweet and rich.  As for the graham cookie pieces, they were very crunchy and had a nice hint of honey sweetness to them, so that was nice.  There was a slight amount of spice to them as well and while I expected that to be from cinnamon, I quickly learned upon perusing the ingredient list that there is not any cinnamon in this, so I'm not sure where that spice came from.  Regardless, they were good.  Finally, I dumped the mix-ins into the Greek yogurt itself and because of the amount of mix-ins, this was actually what could be considered a chunky mix.  It had fantastic crunch and also some graininess from the cookie pieces that crumbled up, so there was a bunch of texture in here to counteract the thick and creamy yogurt.  The chips melted quickly and brought a degree of decadent sweetness to each spoonful, which like I said, was primarily sour Greek yogurt flavor, so it needed that sweetness.

Buy It or Fly By It?  It's a summer-type mix in here and it's a good one that I really enjoyed.  The Greek yogurt itself was kind of bland, but the graham cookie pieces and the white chocolate chips put this one over the top to make it a winner, so it gets a BUY IT rating.  I wish the Greek yogurt would have had a bit more flavor, but beggars can't be choosers, I suppose.  So, if you see this one on your shelves during its limited run as we wrap up summer, it's worth picking up.


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