Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blue Bunny White Chocolate Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

Man, it took me way too long to get one of the new Blue Bunny products on the website, so my apologies to them and all of you.... granted Blue Bunny came out with this tasty looking line of all natural frozen yogurt that I couldn't find anywhere and then Walmart made it worse by only carrying the strawberry banana flavor.... so technically I take my apology back hehehehe

Right off the bat, how cute is this container? Seriously, don't even try to argue the point.  The dimensions are close (if not exact) to a standard container and it's just good smart marketing in my book. While I was afraid to start with strawberry banana, I am more than happy to start with White Chocolate Raspberry. It's white chocolate flavored frozen yogurt with a raspberry ribbon and dark chocolate chunks. Now notice it says "Spoon Under Lid!", let's look closer.

Cool, there's a seal on the container which keeps the ice cream fresh and the spoon clean.

I know it's just a spoon, but it's a good size, solid, and can actually be reused.

Enough spoon talk, let's see what this Blue Bunny stuff is all about. I'll admit that this shot makes it look pretty good, though at this point I've started to learn that the breaks you see mean that we're dealing with an airy treat. So I dig in and am pleasantly greeted by a mild white chocolate taste. Nothing bold, but there's also no tart flavor, and there's no aftertaste hitting me. That's a good start in my book.

I continued on and started checking out the swirl and the "Chunks". First off, things this small aren't called Chunks, they are called bits or pebbles or something. At this size, they don't really add much taste, just some little crunch here and there. The swirl adds a bit of flavor but it is also not what I expected. It's not bad, it's just not sweet which I kind of expected to compliment the white chocolate flavor.

Overall the texture is a bit like frozen milk, not completely, but kind of. It's not really creamy, and it's fairly light too. I guess that mild, watered down type texture is unavoidable when fat free milk is your second flavor. That said, I still like the base flavor, but I would be in love with this flavor if it had say a graham cracker swirl or maybe a fudge swirl with graham cracker or cookie bits... though nothing is stopping me from adding a little chocolate sauce or cookie crumb topping.

I'm looking forward to trying more of these all natural flavors. This was definitely good enough to keep me going, stay tuned for the next one in a few days.

Verdict?  decent and clean
Buy Again?  not sure, but I'm definitely trying the other Blue Bunny froyos

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 unit - 5.5 fl oz (108g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g7%
- Sat Fat 3g14%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg11%
Sodium 90mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
- Dietary Fiber  4g15%
- Sugars 28g
Protein 6g

Vitamin A 2%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%Iron 2%

Contains active cultures of L. acidophilus and bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium sp. and S. thermophilus.

6 comments:

Malika said...

Wooh! I've seen the full size container in the store 500 times and once I grabbed it ready to get it and then... put it back and got the BB Red Velvet (Which is amazing btw).. I'm happy it's decent since I actually really do want to try it! I LOVE white chocolate. I was hoping for a more prominent white chocolate feel to it but hey maybe I'll feel it more? :P Anyway thank you for the review!

Lot-O-Choc said...

Ooh it certainly sounds appealing, hopefully the other flavours will be slightly more wowing!

Rodzilla said...

unfortunately there is no blue-bunny in San Diego. I've been wanting to try their red velvet cake, hopefully it's still around when I return to the east coast.

Dubba said...

@Malika: it's a shame the white chocolate gets buried here, it's seem like a nice flavor.

@LoC: Stay tuned!

@Rodzilla: no worries, these are a long term product and not limited edition. (Enjoy SD!)

Adam from GrubGrade said...

I wonder if the small container makes for any textural differences with frozen yogurt? I've seen these ins tores before and want to try the chocolate pistachio flavor. Tough to get me to bust out a buck for these though. College taught me the power of the unit price, so my better economic sense always gets the best of me haha

Julien said...

@Rodzilla: Are you sure about that? I think they might carry it at Walmart (or at least the Supercenter locations), but I will have to make a trip out there to check. It's definitely not one of my favorite store, but since I live in Riverside, the one out here should have a similar selection to those around you. I'll try to update this, but it might have to wait until run through some of the ice cream on which I loaded up today.