I have this â€œthingâ€ about anything that is strawberry-banana flavored. Ever since I mixed strawberry and banana Slurpees, Iâ€™ve been hooked to the sweet, delightful taste of it. Iâ€™ve enjoyed strawberry-banana Starbursts, strawberry-banana Jello, strawberry-banana yogurt, mixed strawberry and banana jellybeans, and Iâ€™ve even put on strawberry-banana flavored condoms.
So I couldnâ€™t pass up the opportunity to try a strawberry-banana Yoplait Nouriche breakfast smoothie, since it was on sale. However, from the beginning I had a problem with the product. How to you pronounce nouriche?
I remember having the same problem when I first saw Yoplait yogurt. I went around calling it â€œyo-plate yogurt.â€ Of course, this was wrong because of those crazy French, who made the â€œtâ€ silent.
Yoplait is a French word, right?
So is it pronounced, â€œnourishâ€ with a silent â€œeâ€? Or is pronounced like â€œnew-richieâ€?
Nouriche is a French word, right?
Anyway, after I walked around a supermarket, waited in a long checkout line, carried my groceries to my car, drove home, took my groceries out of my car, fumbled with my keys, opened the door, and put away my groceries, I felt like I needed a Nouriche, but not until I took off its tamper-proof plastic cap, ripped off its tamper-proof protective seal, read â€œShake Wellâ€ on the bottle, put its tamper-proof plastic cap back on, shook it well, and took its tamper-proof plastic cap off again.
The front of the label proudly states it has 20 vitamins and minerals, plus 10 grams of protein. However, the number that stood out on the back of the label was the 60 grams of total carbohydrates, which is enough carbs to make the late Dr. Atkins roll over in his grave.
Another number that stood out was the 46 grams of sugar. With more sugar than a can of Pepsi or Coke, I definitely know you shouldnâ€™t feed this to hyperactive children, like myself.
Thank glucose, thereâ€™s a light version of Nouriche. I wish I knew that before I drank it and rearranged all the furniture in the apartment.
Overall, Nouriche was quite nourishing. (Get it? Nouriche and nourishing?) Itâ€™s basically yogurt in a bottle: creamy, sweet, and a little tangy. The two dollars I paid for it was worth it, but definitely not worth the regular price of four dollars.
Product: Yoplait Nouriche
Purchase Price: $2.00 (on sale)
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Delicious, creamy, sweet, and nourishing.
Cons: Itâ€™s hard to drink something I canâ€™t pronounce and that makes me bounce off the walls. Can be expensive, if bought at regular price, unless youâ€™re filthy rich.