Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bonjour French Yogurt Review

Fro-yo girl here. I’ve been going around to different farmers markets and many of them have yogurt vendors. These vendors make their own yogurt. So far my favorite farmers market yogurt is from Aris. However, I was intrigued by Bonjour’s French style yogurt at Alhambra Farmers Market.

Bonjour yogurt is “delicately handmade by Chef Kady” and most varieties only contain yogurt, fruit and probiotics. No preservatives, thickeners or refined sugars are used. Each package is 10 oz. One tub is $5 or you can get 3 for $12 or 4 for $16. Credit cards are accepted.

The yogurt comes in a wide variety of flavors, including coffee, quince, cherry, white cherry, boysenberry, honey, dates, fig, ginger, rose, pineapple, caramel, cranberry, etc.

According to an article I found about Bonjour, the yogurt used to be made with sheep’s milk. They now seem to use cow’s milk. I was told that it was strained for three days. The texture and consistency are similar to Greek yogurt.

* Carrot yogurt: quite sweet (naturally), super thick and creamy with small carrot slivers, the carrots were still firm and tasted fresh, very nice

* Rose yogurt: the rose/floral taste is present but not overwhelming, the yogurt itself is thick, rich and creamy, plus naturally sweet

* Ginger yogurt: Very intense fresh ginger taste, might be overwhelming unless you really like ginger

Bonjour Yogurt isn’t quite as rich as Aris and it doesn’t have that cream aftertaste but it is still thick and rich. It’s surprising how sweet yogurt can be without added sugar. Bonjour also is a bit more sour than Aris though it’s not that sour.

4.5 out of 5 stars.

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

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Anonymous said...

It's pretty good but I regret to inform you that it was MUCH better when it was made with Sheep's Milk. The texture was creamier, the flavors were balanced against more natural sweetness and the digestive properties blew other yogurts out of the water. It preserved well, too. I would buy about 15 every two weeks, great flavors, most of which they still have thankfully. My only disappointment is that they didn't tell us about the change from sheep's milk to cow's milk (I had to figure it out by tasting it and then asking), and also the price did not come down. Let's face it, cows produce more milk, are easier to milk and for other reasons their milk is less expensive. This would be like me selling a leather handbag to you for $300 and then when you came back I tried to sell you a polyurethane one for the same price. At any rate, it's good yogurt but it used to be great yogurt.

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates...or Not said...

Does anyone know the "contents" such as protein, fat, sugar, calories, etc.? I bought it at Riviera Village Farmer's Market, and I love it (especially Coconut), but I'm sure it's got to be high in calories and fat. Nothing this good could be good for you. But, a tablespoon on my Flax and granola was yummy.