QUICK YOGURT REVIEW: Yoplait Plenti Oatmeal Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Yoplait Plenti Oatmeal Strawberry Yogurt

Two things nutritionists might tell us we should eat more of are yogurt and oatmeal. Yoplait combined the two for their Plenti Oatmeal line.

After plunging my spoon into it, the first thing I noticed was how thick it was. Greek yogurt is usually thick, but the oats made it elementary school paste-like. It felt as if stirring would give my wrists a slight workout.

But, thankfully, there’s no need for stirring because the oats are swimming in the yogurt. This results in the oats being a little slimy and chewy. It’s slightly weird, and probably a deal breaker for many of you, but I like to tap into my inner Calvin and pretend I’m eating the eggs of an alien to save humanity.

The yogurt tastes like Yoplait strawberry yogurt, but the oats give it a slight starchiness. There are also several fruit chunks floating around. But they don’t do anything to enhance the strawberry flavor.

Nutritionists would say oatmeal is a good source of fiber, but Yoplait Plenti Oatmeal isn’t that great. It provides only two grams.

Overall, I liked this and, just like with the original Yoplait Plenti, I didn’t mind its texture. The amount of fiber is sad, but the oats make me feel I’m eating something substantial. For many of you the texture will turn you off and I completely understand. But if you enjoy strawberry Greek yogurt that’s feels like you’re chewing on alien eggs and paste, then you might like Yoplait’s Plenti Oatmeal Strawberry Greek Yogurt.

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Purchased Price: $1.79*
Size: 5.5 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 180 calories, 20 calories from fat, 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 11 grams of protein, and 10% calcium.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

QUICK YOGURT REVIEW: Chobani Flip Limited Batch Peppermint Perfection Greek Yogurt

Chobani Flip Limited Batch Peppermint Perfection Greek Yogurt

Minty Greek yogurt flavors are rare; there aren’t many of its kind.
So it’s nice Chobani added Peppermint Perfection to the Flip line.
White peppermint and dark chocolate chunks bring winter and bitter.
While the numerous dark chocolate cookies bits are crunch emitters.
They’ll take a short trip into vanilla Greek yogurt when you flip.
They’ll drop into the yogurt as if a dunk tank bullseye you hit.
The peppermint’s power won’t clear your nostrils like Altoids would.
If it was peppermint yogurt it might’ve cleared your nose real good.
It would have been nice if the peppermint was turn up several bits.
Then it would always taste like Chobani with Girl Scout Thin Mints.
Some spoonfuls had peppermint flavor, but most had none at all.
Not having enough white chocolate chunks is its only downfall.
But while peppermint wasn’t in every spoonful I put into my mouth,
the dark chocolate cookies and chunks kept the flavor from going south.
The cookie pieces stayed crunchy as I ate through the mixture.
And the chocolate chunks had a snap that gave it a varying texture.
Chobani’s Peppermint Perfection isn’t perfect, but it’s still a hit.
It’s a seasonal flavor so head to your nearest store and get it quick.

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Purchased Price: $1.75*
Size: 5.3 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 200 calories, 50 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 20 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, and 15% calcium.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

QUICK YOGURT REVIEW: Yoplait Plenti Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Yoplait Plenti Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Yoplait’s Plenti Strawberry Greek Yogurt has 140 calories, so this review will have exactly 140 words.

The highlight of this yogurt are the whole grain oats, flax, and pumpkin seeds floating IN the yogurt. There’s no side mix-ins compartment like Chobani Flip or mix-ins in the cover like YoCrunch. Yoplait continues to make it so easait for folks who like simple yogurt instructions.

The yogurt tastes and looks like regular Yoplait strawberry yogurt with bits of fruit. As for the texture of the whole grain oats, flax, and pumpkin seeds that have been sitting in yogurt for days or weeks, they were soft and squishy like quinoa in a quinoa salad. Their texture was weird at first, but halfway through I didn’t mind it. To be honest, if they were still crunchy I would’ve yelled, “Science, what have you done!”

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Purchased Price: $1.49
Size: 5.5 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 140 calories, 15 calories from fat, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 50 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, 4% vitamin A, 10% calcium, 2% iron, and 20% vitamin D.

QUICK YOGURT REVIEW: Evolution Fresh Inspired by Dannon Pineapple Passion Fruit Greek Yogurt

Evolution Fresh Inspired by Dannon Pineapple Passion Fruit Greek Yogurt

This yogurt has 120 calories, so this will be a 120 word review.

Instead of an evolution, perhaps the yogurt should’ve gone through several revolutions in a blender because it’s a pain to mix evenly.

The yogurt layer is unusually thick and the thin fruit layer, which has pineapple and mango purees, pineapple bits, and passion fruit juice, sticks to the bottom like half-hardened glue.

Though it contains very little passion fruit juice, the fruit makes up 90 percent of the yogurt’s flavor and aroma. Pineapple is first in name, but last in flavor. Surprisingly, it isn’t overly sweet (thanks agave) and the Greek yogurt isn’t very tart.

I liked it, but I wish it had a stronger fruity punch.

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Purchased Price: $1.50
Size: 5.3 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 120 calories, 0 calories from fat, 0 grams of fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 170 milligrams of potassium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, and 15% calcium.

QUICK YOGURT REVIEW: Chobani Coffee Blended Greek Yogurt

Chobani Coffee Blended Greek Yogurt

Chobani’s Coffee Blended Greek Yogurt has 160 calories, so this quick review will have exactly 160 words.

I like coffee. I like Greek yogurt. So what could go wrong with coffee-flavored Greek yogurt?

EVERYTHING!

Okay, almost everything. After pulling back the foil lid I smelled a wonderful coffee aroma, like I stepped into a Starbucks, but after that it was all downhill.

At first taste, it’s not a flavor I would immediately assume is coffee. The coffee and tartness of the yogurt hide each other well. There’s a cheese-like aftertaste, but right before that, it tastes like lychee. It’s super weird and it’s freaking out my taste buds.

I think one would have to unconditionally love coffee AND Greek yogurt to say that they loved this. For me, I got through the container without spitting it out or gagging, but that, obviously, is not an endorsement. Before this, I didn’t have a least favorite Chobani flavor, but I do now.

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Purchased Price: $1.99
Size: 5.3 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 3 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 160 calories, 25 calories from fat, 2.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 220 milligrams of potassium, 60 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, and 15% calcium.

QUICK YOGURT REVIEW: Chobani Limited Batch Cinnamon Pear Greek Yogurt

Chobani Limited Batch Cinnamon Pear Greek Yogurt

Chobani’s Limited Batch Cinnamon Pear Greek Yogurt has 140 calories. So this review will be exactly 140 words.

Cinnamon pear is the new pumpkin spice! Okay, that’s not true. But I’d be happy if it was because my experience with this yogurt makes me hope there are more cinnamon pear products in the future.

I did enjoy the yogurt despite the fact that there weren’t many pear chunks in it. My tongue counted three. That’s too bad because I love the texture of pears. But there’s a noticeable natural pear-ness in the yogurt. There’s also a good amount of cinnamon which gives the yogurt a flavor that helps me forget there aren’t many pear pieces. Pears plus cinnamon plus Greek yogurt is a winning combo. I have to say I enjoyed this yogurt more than Chobani’s pumpkin spice Greek yogurt.

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Purchased Price: $1.49
Size: 5.3 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 140 calories, 25 calories from fat, 2.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of potassium, 65 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, and 15% calcium.