Sunday, January 11, 2015

Celebrating the Never Ending Season: Chobani Pumpkin Spice Blended Greek Yogurt

Each Autumn, while everybody is busy complaining about how the temperature is dropping, I am heating up to the idea that pumpkin season is just around the corner. You aren’t going to catch me complaining that pumpkin season is now apparently sweeping the nation from August through January. Pumpkin is delicious; it’s available canned year round so why make me wait for some allocated “season”? My belly doesn’t like to wait.

Dr. Oz and everybody else who gives out unqualified and unsolicited nutritional advice tells me that I should be eating Greek yogurt. With the exception of the possibility of it turning somebody around me into John Stamos, I hate everything about Greek yogurt and force myself to eat it every weekday. Think of me Monday through Friday at 11am while I suffer through this. Normally, I buy fat free plain Greek yogurt. If I am subscribing to the idea of eating this for my health, I avoid added sugars and flavors in this yogurt. "I really want to read a review about plain yogurt," said nobody ever.

Having heard of this in advance, I was on the lookout for Chobani Pumpkin Spice Blended Greek Yogurt for several weeks. After several grocery store stops and no luck, my coworker was sweet enough to find this and bring me one. Right off the bat, this yogurt is 2% milkfat and I am used to the fat free variety. Anybody who takes a swig of skim milk, for example and then drinks whole milk will know that when milk fat is included, the texture is far more velvety and luxurious.


This yogurt is good. You can see the orange color is not too over the top and the yogurt itself isn’t overly sweet. There certainly is a nice pumpkin spice to it, as one would expect. In terms of what I thought beforehand, this is definitely not something that tastes like a dessert. It’s like plain Greek's more delicious cousin who people want to be around on special occasions. I couldn’t eat this every day, but I would be inclined to buy another one next pumpkin season, assuming that this pumpkin season ever ends.

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