Alpina ReVive Mango Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (Tropical Chia and Goji) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Mar 25, 2013
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Alpina ReVive Mango Non-Fat Yogurt (Tropical Chia and Goji)

Alpina ReVive Mango Non-Fat Yogurt caught my eye because I'm a sucker for a tropical flavor, plus I hadn't tried, or heard of this brand before. There is a container of granola on top, but instead of the oats or multi-grain that I'm used to seeing, there's Tropical Goji and Chia. In addition, the label says that Alpina ReVive Yogurt is all natural, gluten free, has no artificial sweeteners & contains 4 live, active cultures.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 container (6 ounces)
Calories: 190
Total Fat: 2 grams, 3%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 66 mg, 3%
Carbohydrates: 29 grams, 10%
Fiber: 2 grams, 8%
Sugars: 17 grams
Protein: 15 grams

The contents include a white, creamy, thick, non-fat yogurt with a fruit marmalade (mango) on the bottom. I stirred everything together, and dug in, only to be surprised by how underwhelmed I was with the taste. It's very bland - lots of small chunky bits of mango was there in spirit and body, but not in flavor. I hoped that mixing in the "Tropical Chia and Goji" would bring some improvement, but ... I got nothing! Yes, there is added texture, but nothing else. Even with 17 grams of sugar (as is in most Greek yogurts), Alpina Revive didn't taste sweet, or fruity, or much of anything else. It wasn't bad though, and there is 15 grams of protein, so I ate it and thought of that.

A 6 ounce container of Alpina ReVive Mango Non-Fat Yogurt with Tropical Chia and Goji also provides 190 calories, 2 grams of total fat (from the granola), which is 3% of the daily value, and 2 grams of fiber (8% of the DV). There's also 34% of the recommended amount of vitamin C and 20% for calcium.

The ingredients list really does reflect the "all natural" claim - Greek strained yogurt: cultured grade A Nonfat Milk, Live Yogurt Cultures, Mangoes, Sugar, Corn Starch, Fruit Juice Concentrate (for color). Granola - cashews, seed (pumpkin or sunflower), goji berries, chia seeds, golden flax seeds, coconut flakes, freeze dried pineapple, ground ginger, salt.

Personally, 17 grams (which is about 4 teaspoons) of sugars in a 6 ounce container of yogurt seems a bit too much to me, but I must say that I do tend to feel surprisingly satiated after I finish eating a container of the Greek stuff. I probably would buy Alpina ReVive Mango Non-Fat Yogurt with Tropical Chia and Goji again - which I purchased for $1.39 - because of the all natural, interesting, ingredients. The flavor is not winning this product any points, but it's not horrible, so I could live with it.

Do you like Greek yogurt? Have you tried this brand?

{Website: Alpina ReVive}

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