Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jon Donaire Greek Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes Review

Fro-yo girl here. Rich Products Corporation launched three new frozen yogurt dessert items under the Jon Donaire brand in April 2013: Strawberry Granola Bar Cake, Chocolate Bar Cake and Mixed Berry Cupcake. I haven’t seen the froyo cake but I did find the froyo cupcakes at Grocery Outlet for $2.99. The sign said elsewhere $5.99.

Jon Donaire Mixed Berry Frozen Greek Yogurt Cupcakes are “sold in a six-pack clamshell, the deliciously moist white cake filled with mixed berry flavored Greek frozen yogurt and berry flavored whipped topping is the perfect treat after a long day or to enjoy with friends any night of the week.”

Defrost the cupcakes for 20-25 minutes in the fridge and they’re ready to consume. The cupcake is an interesting mix of textures and temperatures.The white cake is light and not too sweet. The mixed berry frosting on top is creamy and soft; it’s not as sweet as your typical frosting. It’s also topped with candy bits that are chewy and very sweet (they have the texture of white chocolate). The frozen yogurt is firm, dense and not very flavorful.

The list of ingredients is intimidating (so long!) but I enjoyed the cupcake. I wish there were fewer candy bits - they aren't needed and they taste artificial.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

Ingredients: Sugar, Egg Whites, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Cultured Frozen Greek Style Yogurt (*Cultured Milk, Sugar, Skim Milk, Cream, Milk Protein Concentrate, Corn Syrup, Propylene Glycol Monoesters, Mono And Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Phosphate, Carrageenan), Skim Milk, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Water, White Confectionary Coating (Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel And Palm Oils, Reduced Minerals Whey Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Nonfat Dry Milk, Soy Lecithin, Salt), Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Egg Yolks, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soybean Oil, Corn Syrup, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Modified Cornstarch, Strawberries, Salt, Whey, Natural Flavor, Sodium Caseinate, Propylene Glycol Mono And Diesters Of Fats And Fatty Acids, Mono And Diglycerides, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Blueberries, Polysorbate 60, Blackberries, Raspberries, Milk, Modified Tapioca Starch, Carrageenan, Corn Syrup Solids, Dextrose, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Monostearate, Artificial Colors (Red 40, Blue 1, Red 3, Red 40 Lake), Soy Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, To Preserve Freshness (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate), Citric Acid, Colored With Beta Carotene. * Milk Cultured With The Following Live Active Cultures: S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Ssp., L. Rhamnosus, L. Casei. Contains: Eggs, Wheat, Milk, Soy Manufactured On Shared Equipment With Peanuts And Tree Nuts.

* GROCERY OUTLET: 6333 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121

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