Sunday, April 19, 2009
Dreyer’s Yogurt Blends Review: New Tart Honey and Tart Mango
Fro-yo girl here. My supermarket trips always include a careful scan for frozen yogurt. Dreyer’s launched Slow Churned Yogurt Blends in 2007 but I didn’t try it till now because I figured it was an ice cream substitute. I knew they were working on tart flavors and their tart fro-yo flavors finally hit the stores.
Flavors: Peach, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate Vanilla Swirl, Berry Granola Crunch, Black Cherry Vanilla Swirl, Chocolate Fudge Swirl, Caramel Praline Crunch, Cappuccino Chip, Tart Honey, Tart Mango
Regular price: $6.49 for 1.5 qt, on sale for $4.99 at Safeway
My main gripe with the tart flavors is that they have flavor swirls. Both the honey and the mango flavors take the form of a swirl in plain fro-yo. When you do eat some of the honey swirl or mango swirl, the flavors are too strong.
* Tart Honey: The plain fro-yo struck me as too sweet but the flavor grew on me. It has a tarty lemon like quality.
* Tart Mango: The plain (?) fro-yo tastes different because of the faint taste of the mango and the passionfruit that they’ve added. The mango swirl has a sweetened, boiled down puree flavor.
The tartness comes from citric acid and lemon juice concentrate. The consistency is creamy and fluffier than Trader Joe’s and Haagen Dazs’ plain fro-yo. It’s not as tart as TJ’s and is more flavorful than HD’s. I prefer tart honey to tart mango.
Their fro-yo has live and active cultures and they claim that consumption may help maintain your digestive system.
3.5 stars (out of 5).
You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.