Since it's all Yogurt Reviews this week, I stocked up at the supermarket on both old favorites and new (to me) brands, like YoCrunch Yopa Authentic Greek Non-Fat Yogurt.
YoCrunch's trademark is the little container on top with some crunchies that you can add to the yogurt. Traditionally it was granola, but now there are containers with Oreos, M&Ms & even Butterfinger crumbles! But, I wanted to try a traditional variety this time, so I picked up a 6 ounce container of YoCrunch Strawberry Banana Low-fat Yogurt to try out.
The taste is so sweet, with a little hint of tartness, but nothing in the way of banana. There were a FEW bits of berries scattered throughout the yogurt, reppin' the strawberries, but the overall flavor was a generic SWEET yogurt. In fact, this reminded me a lot of Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free Cherry Orchard Yogurt (Review) - both are very sweet, so don't let the "low fat yogurt" spiel fool you.
Each 6 ounce container of YoCrunch Strawberry Banana Low-fat Yogurt provides 180 calories from 2 grams of fat, 1 gram of which is saturated (3% and 5% of the daily value), 1 gram of fiber (4% of the DV), 6 grams of protein and 26 grams of sugars.
YoCrunch Greek NonFat Peach Yogurt is the first product that I tried from the new "YoCrunch" brand. It used to be a part of Breyers, but that relationship has now ended. I wondered if YoCrunch would be better, worse or the same as before the partnership ended.
I wish I could say that I enjoyed this, but alas, I did not. Looking back through the Breyers YoCrunch reviews, one thing remains consistent, and is also the same with this YoCrunch Greek Yogurt - the taste is unremarkable. But in this case, also this is as thick as many other Greek yogurts I've had, there is also a slightly chalky/ sandy texture. There is a light peach flavor, but the "fruit on the bottom" didn't provide much in the way of taste or texture - it sort of just blended in.
Each 170 gram container (6 ounces) of YoCrunch Greek NonFat Peach Yogurt provides 170 calories, 1 gram of total fat (yes - despite it being a "nonfat" yogurt), 2 grams of fibers, 20 grams of sugars and 11 grams of protein. There is also 25% of the daily value for calcium and vitamin D. The granola does provide a nice crunch, but save some calories and don't use all of it.
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.
I love yogurt and I love granola, and while the two mixed together are wonderful - they're not always low calorie. Breyers YoCrunch Lowfat Yogurt Peach with Granola for example, provides 220 calories and has 30 grams of sugar per 6.5 ounce serving. But YoCrunch Light is a little less caloric. Each 6 ounce serving provides 120 calories from the yogurt, 50 calories from the granola topping and 15 grams of sugars total (11 grams in the yogurt and 5 grams in the granola). I saw the Breyers YoCrunch Light Strawberry Yogurt for $1.25 at the grocery store, and decided to give it a shot.
The granola comes in a little cup on top of the yogurt, which is wonderful because that means it doesn't get soggy. The strawberry yogurt was nice and sweet without being overly so. Furthermore, it was thicker than some "light" yogurts, which made it more satisfying. The granola was deliciously crunchy and lightly sweetened, and it added a lot of texture and crunch to an already good yogurt flavor.
I'll be the first to say that I think the Breyers YoCrunch yogurts are just average, and not what I usually reach for. Breyers YoCrunch Lowfat Yogurt Peach with Granola didn't wow me and neither did Breyers Light Boosts Immunity Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt, but what would a YoCrunch cheesecake combination taste like?!
That's what I was wondering when I decided to try Breyers YoCrunch 100 Calorie Cheesecake Yogurt. Unfortunately, like with the Breyers Light Boosts Immunity Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt, the cheesecake flavor was basically nonexistent. Literally, it tasted more like a mixture of plain and vanilla yogurt ... nothing special. The small dash of cookie pieces was my favorite part because they added a sweet crunch.