You may not even seen on your store shelves yet, but you will. Big thanks to Stone Ridge for letting me try before I buy, but there is a problem: I am totally the WRONG person to be reviewing these products. I just don't like tart yogurt. It seems like it's a good product, and I dig two of the flavor choices ( strawberry and pomegranate blueberry ), but I just can't get over the tartness. This blog has let you know that I definitely lean towards the sweet side of life, not too sweet ofcourse, but sweet is the way to go for me.
This doesn't mean I can't hand over some details and get you excited about this upcoming product (well, if you're a yogurt lover anyway). Stone Ridge is starting off with four flavors: Vanilla, Peach, Strawberry and Pomegranate Blueberry. The containers you see before you are quart size, though I'm not sure what the MSRP will be. A 1/2 cup serving weighs 85g and gives you 110 calories, 10 from fat (that's 1g total fat, 0.5g of saturated fat). There's no fiber, and 2 grams of protein ...oh, and 8% of your calcium for the day. Like most yogurts, it contains live active yogurt cultures including l. acidophilus and bifidobacterium. The label says that yogurt should taste like yogurt, and it does ...it just tastes like the kind of yogurt I don't like.
While I tried a bite of the vanilla (eh), and two bites of strawberry (better), my first official bowl was made up of pomegranate blueberry. I picked this flavor because when I saw my 4 choices, I started thinking about Hola Fruta Pom Blueberry and thought this might be an interesting variation on that flavor combo. Well, from bite one, I was having trouble with the tartness. I kept going thinking I could get use to it, but it just wasn't working for me. Now the label suggests sprinkling something on top, and I do love grape nuts in my yoplait, so I gave it a try. Yeah...didn't help me, just made things too crunchy. It seems like a quality product, and I want to enjoy it, I just can't. You'll have to pick some up and make your own decision if you like it or not.
Manufacturing note: Yes, Stone Ridge products are made in the same factory as Kemps products, but this does not mean they are Kemps products. Stone Ridge has their own recipes, they just don't have their own facilites. This is not uncommon in the industry.
2011 Update: Stone Ridge Creamery has discontinued their line of tart frozen yogurt. Guess I'm not the only one who doesn't like tart.