Breyers Light Yogurt comes in a ton of interesting flavors, many of which have dessert-inspired flavors, such as Black Cherry Jubilee, Strawberry Cheesecake). The yogurt was on sale for 79 cents, and since I had already tried the Breyers Vanilla Bean Light Yogurt, I decided to try the Cinnamon Bun flavor, eagerly anticipating some future delight.
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the flavor. This was pretty sickeningly sweet, and it didn't taste too much like cinnamon buns at all - not even a close cousin. True, that's a hard flavor to imitate and the lack of texture is a shame, but why put it out as such if you can't get it just right?! The consistency was pretty thin as well, further adding to my dismay.
At least the nutrition facts are decent. Each 6 ounce serving of Breyers Light Yogurt (Cinnamon Bun) provides 80 calories, no fat or fiber, 7 grams of sugars and 6 grams of protein.
I was drawn to this Breyers YoCrunch Blueberry Fruit Parfait on the supermarket shelf because of the eye catching packaging design. I like how you can see the yogurt and fruity stuff on the bottom.
Breyers describes this as, "layers of delightful enjoyment. Real fruit pieces tucked under a blanket of creamy vanilla yogurt, plus yummy granola you mix in for the ideal crunch." This really amped up my anticipation and when I finally dug in, after mixing the blueberry puree with the rest of the yogurt, I was quite pleased with the taste. The yogurt was refreshing, but surprisingly not as sweet as I thought it would be. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you're used to sweet yogurts, be warned!
The fruit was a nice puree was touch, but it honestly didn't add anything in terms of flavor to the yogurt, but it did add textural interest when I got a piece of blueberry and granola together with the yogurt. The granola itself tastes very much like oats to me - too much so.
Breyers Light is a line of non-fat yogurts which also has 70% less sugar "than the leading lowfat sweetened yogurt." There are quite a few flavors offered in this yogurt line but I decided to try the Vanilla Bean, because although there are many "vanilla" flavored yogurts, I thought it interesting that this was called "vanilla bean." It makes it sound more natural - but a quick look will reveal that this is sweetened with the artificial sweeteners, aspartame & acesulfame K.
I opened the yogurt and found a creamy vanilla color with sprinkles of vanilla bean. As I spooned it up, I noticed that it was not as thick as some yogurts and the consistency was more on par with Dannon Light 'n Fit Vanilla Yogurt than something like Stonyfield Farm. The taste was quite a pleasant vanilla - not as artificially sweet as Dannon's vanilla flavor, with a richer, more interesting flavor.
Each 6 ounce cup of Breyers Vanilla Bean Light Yogurt provides 80 calories, no fat or fiber, 7 grams of sugars and 6 grams of protein, along with 20% of the daily value for calcium and vitamin D.
No more will you see Breyers Slow Churned & Double Churn products as the name has been changed to Breyers Smooth & Dreamy. Well, I had fond memories of Breyers Light Double Churned Vanilla and Almond Ice Cream Bar, so I decided to check out some of the "new" Breyers Ice Cream Bars to see if they would be just as good.
Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Vanilla Caramel Chip Bars looked enticing with a description on the front of the box which read, "vanilla light ice cream with a caramel swirl, caramel confectionary chips and milk chocolate coating." Okay - so "caramel confectionary chips" doesn't exactly sound delicious - but I decided to go with it anyway.
Ooh, the taste of this was really smooth & dreamy in addition to rich and creamy. The milk chocolate coating was thin and crispy, the ice cream was slow melt so it could be savored and the little chips of caramel in the ice cream were a delight - and oh yes, you could definitely see them.
I had a box of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundaes in my hand, all set to go home with me from the supermarket, when I turned around and spotted a new, blue box sitting upon the frigid shelves. Uh-oh, my new little acquaintance was Breyer's Smooth & Dreamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches and I was eager to discover if they would become friend or foe. And a note on the Breyers 'Smooth & Dreamy' - Breyers changed the names of their Slow Churned & Double Churned line to this late in May 2010- but they say, the formulations haven't changed.
When I first popped open my enticing treat, I thought that Easter had hopped into town a little bit early this year. Not that this matters, but contrary to what the picture on the box might lead you to believe, these little sweet sandwiches are in the shape of an Easter egg. Once I got over that odd discovery, I took the much anticipated first bite. Yum! Creamy ice cream with a faint cookie dough flavor is sandwiched between two thin and firm, yet soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, bringing the whole sandwich together, like nothing else could. The filling is a light ice cream with full fat flavor and little hunks of cookie dough dispersed sparingly throughout. Checking out the reviews at YumYucky and On Second Scoop, I count myself lucky that I actually had chocolate chips in mine.
I love ice cream. It's one of the things I make allowances for whenever I'm watching what I eat. Still, I don't want to go crazy with all the fat the "regular" stuff provides, so I often opt for "Double Churn" ice cream which is a lower fat version. Since Breyers Double Churn Butter Pecan Ice Cream got a good review, I decided to give the Sugar Free version a try.
I've eaten home-made butter pecan ice cream, and it is divine. Luscious, creamy, buttery ice cream enveloping chunks of toasted pecan is heaven on a spoon. Sadly, Breyer's Sugar Free Butter Pecan Ice Cream pales in comparison. In fact, it pales to Breyer's numerous other ice creams. It's sweet, but there really isn't much butter flavor; it's more like the weakest vanilla ice cream that I've ever had. There are pecans, but they are whole, meaning that you don't get many per bite. They are also soggy, so I guess you won't miss them anyway. The texture is downright sandy. It's not the gritty texture that old ice cream gets - it really is a fine, grainy texture. And after all of that, a couple hours late, I had terrible gas and a sour milk taste in my mouth. Yuck !