Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kemp's Low Fat Frozen Yogurt
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Let's recap my brief history with Kemp's Frozen Yogurt:
 -First there were those nasty parfaits
 -Determined to expand my horizons, I was pleasantly surprised by
   their Denali Moose Tracks froyo.
 -I got two samples of Kemp's new Fro-zing, but it was too tangy for me
 -I pressed on and dared to try Chocolate Caramel Brownie...
   and was chewily thoroughly disappointed

Now I've got Kemp's low fat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough frozen yogurt in my fridge, and well... this will probably be the last Kemp's Frozen Yogurt in my fridge for awhile.

The idea is like every other take on this flavor: Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Flavored Chunks.


Looks harmless enough. Well, you can tell it's fairly airy, but whatever. There's a decent amount of cookie dough bits in this picture and there's a bunch more to be found further down (always a good thing). You can also see a few decent size chocolate chips here and there. I'd say they are about 1/4" squares to be precise and they tend to be somewhat sparse.

So, what's my beef you ask? Well, if you are the kind of person who despises frozen yogurt then this isn't going to win you over, not even a little. In a frozen world where many companies have made great strides in their frozen yogurt prowess, this particular flavor has been left far far behind. That's right, I'm frustrated because the froyo taste on this one is immense and unavoidable. You can literally take a cookie dough bit, mix it with just a smidge of frozen stuff, and it still tastes like frozen yogurt. I find it immensely unpleasant. Actually, let's call it like it is: I'm forcing myself to eat it and even then it's a losing battle.

With so much innovation out there, I just cant justify a purchase like this. It's just... bleh! I've basically been scooping out all the cookie dough bits and leaving the rest. The CD bits arent anything special, but they will suffice and I hate to waste them... don't really mind wasting the rest of it though.

I guess I just don't get how Kemp's denali moose tracks won me over... that's not true, it was all the fudge that won me over. It managed to mask all the other problems that their frozen yogurt product line has. Technically I'm still a little tempted to try the strawberry low fat stuff, but I'd rather just pick up somebody else's stuff right now before I lose all respect for froyo.

On Second Scoop --- on third scoop --- it's all the same. Spoons down on this one.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your complaint about it tasting like frozen yogurt is beyond ridiculous. It IS frozen yogurt! I would be concerned if it DIDN'T taste like froyo! Just wow.

Dubba said...

[my apologies if you dont understand the semantic difference that is "frozen yogurt" versus regular yogurt that has been frozen]. Or to say it more nicely, and it's been a long time since I've had this, but the point was that it was bland and lifeless as opposed to something that was trying to emulate the sweetness that is cookie dough ice cream. I was underwhelmed to say the least, there are better and funner options out there.