Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Norman’s Yogurt Review

Fro-yo girl here. Norman’s Yogurt is a kosher Cholov Yisroel yogurt brand with several Greek yogurt lines, including Greek, Greek Pro, Greek Creamy, Greek Light, and Greek Kid. Greek Pro seemed the most promising because it has no sugar added and is the “first Greek yogurt ever to contain GanedenBC cultures. This highly shelf-stable probiotic guarantees 1 billion CFU’s at the time of consumption.”

Cholov Yisroel means that the entire production process was under strict and diligent rabbi supervision. It is a higher standard of kosher dairy.

* Greek Pro Superfruit (blueberry, acai, pomegranate): I was expecting a nice, sour yogurt but the yogurt was actually too sweet in a very processed way. Yes, they call it naturally sweetened but it didn’t taste natural to me. I found out it has Stevia and Xylitol, both sweeteners. It’s sour at first but it has a very sweet, artificial aftertaste. The texture wasn’t right either. It was too thin for a Greek yogurt. And a good Greek yogurt shouldn’t contain food starch as this one does. I struggled to finish one cup. It left a strange taste in my mouth.

One cup is 5.3 oz and $1.99 at Livonia Glatt Market. It’s nonfat, 80 calories, 3g sugars, and free of artificial flavors and colors.

Ingredients: Cultured pasteurized grade A skim milk, nonfat milk solids, xylitol, pomegranate juice concentrate, blueberry juice concentrate, acai juice concentrate, modified food starch, monk fruit, stevia, natural flavor, pectin, citric acid, natural food coloring, potassium sorbate, bacillus coagulais

Greek Pro comes in the following flavors: Superfruit, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry, Plain, Roast Coffee

2 out of 5 stars.

The Greek Creamy line is a smooth blended yogurt with 2% milkfat, no artificial flavors or colors and live and active cultures. One cup was $1.99 at Livonia Glatt Market.

* Greek Creamy Luscious Lemon: This was much better than Greek Pro. The texture was thicker and the flavor was better. It was quite sweet but also very tangy, which works well for a lemon flavor. It had an acidic flavor. They use thickeners when better Greek yogurts don’t. One cup was 140 calories, 2g fat, and 18g sugars.

Ingredients: Cultured pasteurized grade A nonfat milk, cream, sugar, fructose, lemon juice concentrate, modified food starch, locust bean gum, pectin, natural lemon flavor, natural food coloring, citric acid, potassium sorbate.

Greek Creamy comes in the following flavors: Blissful Blueberry, Caramel Caffé Macchiato, Luscious Lemon, Red Raspberry, Vanilla Lavender, Summer Strawberry, Madagascar Vanilla, Island Mango, Cinnamon Bun, Passion Fruit.

3 out of 5 stars.

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

* LIVONIA GLATT MARKET: 8922 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

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