Monday, March 23, 2015

Royal Greek Yogurt Pudding Mix Review

Fro-yo girl here. I’m not much of a creamy pudding fan because of the mushy texture but I was intrigued by the idea of Greek yogurt pudding. By creamy pudding I mean the type of pudding made out of sugar, milk and a thickener like gelatin or cornstarch. Granted, yogurt is mushy too, so turning it into pudding didn’t seem like it would detract from the existing yogurt texture. It seems to be part of the trend to offer Greek yogurt dessert products.

I found Royal Greek Yogurt Pudding at Ralph’s for 90 cents (regular price was $1.29). The cardboard box, powdered mix and preparation are reminiscent of gelatin. The 3.41 oz box yields four ½ cup servings. One serving is 90 calories (dry mix) or 150 calories when prepared with 2% milk. To prepare the pudding, you combine the dry mix with 2 cups of cold milk, whisk and refrigerate. 

Flavors: Blueberry, Strawberry, Peach, Cherry, Vanilla

The blueberry pudding wasn’t visually appealing, nor did it smell appetizing. As for the flavor, it was horrible – even sweeter and more artificial than the worst candy. The texture was softer than gelatin. The milk did make it creamy.

Ingredients: Sugar, food starch modified, dehydrated Greek yogurt (cultured skim milk), contains 2% or less of the following: disodium phosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, salt, natural and artificial flavors, mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, Red 40, Blue 1, cottonseed oil, TBHQ and citric acid to preserve freshness.

1 out of 5 stars

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