Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Maia Greek Yogurt Review

Fro-yo girl here. I spotted the Maia Greek Yogurt line at Gelson’s. The packaging says it’s naturally low sugar with only 4g added natural cane sugar. It sounded appealing since so many yogurts are quite sweet. The fact that it was non-GMO verified, 100% natural, gluten-free, kosher and made with grass-fed milk also appealed. It’s targeted at health conscious moms. 

Gelson’s had four flavors: plain, vanilla bean, strawberry and blueberry. The full line also has pomegranate cherry, peach, raspberry lime, and pineapple flavors.

A cup of Maia retailed for $1.89. One serving is 6 ounces. The vanilla bean yogurt had 110 calories with 10g of sugar, 11g of protein and 14g of total carbs.

Ingredients (vanilla bean): cultured pasteurized non-fat milk, prebiotic oat fiber, cane sugar, vanilla extract, tapioca starch, vanilla beans, live cultures.

* Vanilla bean yogurt: It’s very sour and the texture has a whipped consistency. The texture is oddly sticky, clumpy and grainy. The vanilla extract flavor is strong but not the vanilla bean flavor.

* Blueberry yogurt: The yogurt is white and doesn’t look like it has any blueberries but the blueberries are in there. It’s less sour than the vanilla bean but the texture is strangely sticky/gummy. The blueberry flavor is there but it’s much more sour than usual. I’ve never seen such white colored blueberry yogurt before.

I love yogurt, including yogurt with less sugar, but I had a difficult time eating Maia because it honestly doesn’t taste good. The texture is unpleasant which makes it even worse. It even smells unpleasant. Since it’s Greek yogurt, does it need tapioca starch as a thickener?

2.5 out of 5 stars

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

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