Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Shortcake
A Greek Frozen Yogurt Review

[New for 2012] No no no, I haven't gone nuts and suddenly fallen in love with the new Ben & Jerry's line of Greek Froyo. What I have done is used my wife's enjoyment of the Vanilla Blueberry Graham as an excuse to pick up this pint, take a few sample bites, and then move on with my life.

This is Ben & Jerry's new Strawberry Shortcake Greek Frozen Yogurt. 
It's a simple combination of Strawberry Greek Froyo and shortbread pieces. 
In a non-tangy form, I would probably love this stuff.

So, here's a close up and despite my dislike of the other two greek froyos, I find this one the least offensive of the new line. The quality strawberry flavor is doing a half-way decent job of covering up that yogurt tang that I despise. In fact, I was almost tempted to eat more than a few tiny scoops... but then I decided that a real breakfast would probably make a better choice to start my day.

On Second Scoop: Oh man.... we have a problem. I think I -almost- like this one. I took the above pictures this morning and for whatever reason, the urge struck me to have a few more bites after dinner. Well a serving later and I was actually tempted to keep going. No, it's not awesome, but I can convince myself that this one ain't half-bad. If this particular pint was rocking some larger and more frequent strawberry bits, I might even consider buying it again. Better yet, if the tang of the yogurt could be encircled by a stronger strawberry flavor and mixed with a few more shortcake bites, it would actually be a fun flavor for me -- I think this is about as close to a positive review as you are going to get from me on this product line, but hey, at least I have a favorite now.

Verdict?  Strawberry flavor is a good match for the tang
Buy Again?  Only if my wife wants me to

Second Opinions: Junk Food Guy, Crazy Food Dude

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (100g)
Servings Per Container    4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g8%
- Sat Fat 3g15%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 75mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g9%
- Dietary Fiber  0g0%
- Sugars 23g
Protein 6g

Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 15%Iron 0%

4 comments:

Nick Rovo said...

I'm happy you followed my lead with some ice cream for breakfast=]

Dubba said...

they need to make more breakfast themed flavors

Nick Rovo said...

Yeah like maybe some oatmeal flavors in ice cream form. More maple, cinnamon and brown sugar ice creams would be cool. I have a feeling that the new turkey hill pretzel one would make an awesome breakfast aha.

Sarah said...

I did a review about some of the greek froyo flavors in my blog as well (http://benandjerrysfanatic.blogspot.com/). I like their ice cream better than the froyo but I think that it is great the B&J's is expanding their market. I would like to see what else they come up with.