Stonyfield Farms sent me up with samples of their Organic Frozen Yogurt Bars, and I have to tell you, they are soooo goood. I've already reviewed the After Dark Chocolate, but let me tell you, the Gotta Have Vanilla variety is just as good.
The outer chocolate shell of the Stonyfield Organic Gotta Have Vanilla Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt Bar is a nice crispy, chocolatey contrast to the smooth, creamy and oh so yummy frozen yogurt. It's not quite as deeply rich as an ice cream bar, but it's pretty darn good - and it's frozen yogurt after all! Not to mention made from organic ingredients.
Each 70 gram bar provides 170 calories, 8 grams of total fat (12% of the daily value), 1 gram of which is saturated (5% of the DV), 18 grams of sugars, 1 gram of fiber and 3 grams of protein.
There are days when I absolutely love writing food product reviews - when I get to sample delicious, tasty treats such as Stonyfield Organic After Dark Chocolate Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt Bars ... and of course, there are the days when the kids love that I write about food products like these, because they are the ones who get to finish off the box!
You should know from our Stonyfield Farm reviews, that they make some of the best tasting organic yogurt around! And these frozen yogurt bars continue that tradition. They are so rich and creamy; so delicious - like lick your lips to make sure you get every crumb good! It actually tastes similar to ice cream, though after a few bites, the fro-yo taste comes out a little bit more. There's a nice, subtle dark chocolately flavor and the coating is absolutely perfect - in taste and it's crispy crunchy texture. It's hard to stop at one, but you better because it really is a perfect sized snack and you're only being greedy if you go back for more.
When it comes to shopping for yogurt, my inner bargainista really comes out. I usually buy whatever brand of low fat yogurt is on sale and hopefully end up leaving with a new product to test out. Last weekend, that new product was Stonyfield O'Soy Strawberry and Peach Yogurt. It's organic, low fat, has 7 grams of protein and is lactose free.
Upon first examination, the yogurt appeared to be clumpy and had separated. However, get your mix on because it's for a good cause. The final texture of the liberally mixed yogurt is smooth and creamy, as it claims, possessing a texture similar to pudding. The flavor profile can best be described as strawberries and cream. BUT I don't want to mislead you into thinking that the soy flavor is undetectable, because it is most definitely present and accounted for - unlike with Silk Live Strawberry Yogurt. Still, I thought the yogurt was quite tasty - different - but still good nonetheless.
I was a serious food geek, letting out a little squeal of delight when I spotted the seasonal, Stonyfield Farm Raspberry Lemonade Organic Yogurt on the shelves of Whole Foods. The flavor sounded enticing, and although Stonyfield yogurts have been a hit or miss here on Iateapie.net, I knew this was a must try item and I quickly scooped it up.
This flavor tastes almost like a vanilla or light raspberry flavored yogurt. The raspberry lemonade essence subtly radiates through each bite making for an extremely refreshing, perfectly smooth and creamy treat. If you are accustomed to fat free yogurt, you will definitely taste the delightful creaminess and difference in Stonyfield Farms' low fat version; as it is not gluey and full of gums and thickeners.
It seems like every time I turn around, there is a new yogurt product gracing the shelves and I never know which ones are truly worthy of my money, but I do like trying the new (and improved) ones. That's what I was thinking when I saw with Stonyfield Farm Organic Probiotic Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt . A pack of 4 was on sale for $2.00 ($0.50 per yogurt), so I decided it was worth a shot.
Upon opening the yogurt container, you need to thoroughly mix the product to create the smooth and creamy creation you are hoping for. However, this is a fat free product, so that is to be expected. Once you have reached a creamy consistency, you will experience a lovely taste sensation. The flavor is splendid, being subtly sweet and possessing a naturally tasting strawberry flavor. Unfortunately, there is also a slightly chalky textural disturbance that will not go unnoticed. By the time you reach your 2nd or 3rd yogurt, the slight textural upset grows on you. Actually, as I was consuming my last yogurt in the 4-pack, I made sure to update my grocery list to include this yogurt.
As much as I adore Yoplait Light Yogurt, I also enjoy branching out and trying various organic or low-fat brands which provide a different mouth feel and unique flavor. So, when I saw Stonyfield Farm YoKids Organic Yogurt in Strawberry Vanilla and Raspberry, on sale for $2.19, my instincts to try something new kicked in - even though I am no longer considered "a kid."
Strawberry & Vanilla sounds like a fantastic flavor combo, and not terribly difficult to master in a yogurt blend. But it seems like Stonyfield Farms had some issues and I think they may need to reformulate this particular flavor. It is reminiscent of a faintly flavored plain yogurt. I honestly have no clue how they shove 13 grams of sugar into such a tiny cup and have it taste like ... nothing. The texture is great, but that will not keep me coming back for more.
What's strange is that they are marketing this yogurt for kids. Most kids have a bit of a sweet tooth, and I just cannot see them flocking to this bland yogurt. But I must say, while the Strawberry & Vanilla needs much re-working, the Raspberry flavor, which makes up half of the 6-pack, is many times better. It offers a smooth and subtle raspberry flavor with perfect sweetness. How they could botch one flavor, yet make the other one so good is beyond me!