Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review: Chobani Green Tea Greek Yogurt

The beautiful thing about a year long blog is that I will be reviewing certain types of foods that I have already dappled with, meaning in this case, that I won’t have to re-explain the revulsion I feel while spooning Greek yogurt into my mouth. If you’ve been reading, you get it. It’s an obligation and it makes me feel both serious and mature. Silver Lining? Apparently the yogurt industry is going bat shit crazy and any flavor you can imagine, well they have gone ahead and just stirred that right in.

I check food news with the frequency that any responsible adult should check the real world news. A couple of months ago, I caught wind that Chobani was coming out with a Green Tea Greek Yogurt. The original packaging in the preview was white and it looked to me like it was actually a container that could easily be mistaken for vanilla. Without a release date, I have been checking grocery stores regularly staring at too many vanilla flavored Chobani yogurts in a mixture of disgust and disappointment.

Over the course of the past month, I have acquired a food blog enthusiast who adds quite a bit of value to this blog. Having already discussed this yogurt, this Ace showed up and gave me exactly what my taste buds curiously wondered about. Opening the lid, you can see that while the yogurt has a hint of green, it doesn’t look like there’s a ton of fake dye in it for dramatics. There is no notable smell I was able to pinpoint either.

There’s no way that my assessment of the taste here is going to convey the positive sentiment I felt, but to me – this yogurt tasted nothing like green tea. To be frank, it tasted like full fat yogurt (2%) flavored with parmesan cheese. It wasn’t sweet, it was savory to me but overall the taste rocked. I have no idea how this tastes like actual green tea (although one other taster believed there were hint traces), but if I didn’t have that expectation then this would have been a home run for me. You will see this yogurt in my grocery cart next time I see it. If you give it a try, let me know what you think. 

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