3 new flavors of Frozen Kefir, they also expanded their portfolio by churning out 3 varieties of Frozen Greek Style Yogurt. The flavors are Blood Orange Swirl, Chocolate Swirl and Honey Swirl. They only sent me over the first two so my apologies to all the honey fans out there. Like their Frozen Kefir line, these also offer a slew of health benefits. Each serving has 110 calories, 1 gram of fat and 6 grams of protein with 99% lactose free as well as gluten-free.
I don’t normally comment on the packaging (I need to work on that) but I do like the greek style pattern around the rim of the container. It’s a small touch but it adds a lot to the appeal of the product. I don’t get the whole soft serve in the bowl though. I know it’s called swirl but it looks as if it is swirled with vanilla so wouldn’t scoops make more sense seeing as this is a scoopable product and not soft serve?
The blood orange swirl doesn’t do much either. Sure it makes some bites tangier but it’s not something all that noticeable. The consistency is just like sherbet as well (I think you see the trend here). It’s slightly creamier than sherbet but it came out in chunks instead of being able to be scooped smoothly. Another thing to note, I ran into a lot of air pockets in the pint which is never a good thing. All in all, I’m pretty disappointed by this one. It had so much potential but fell short of the mark.
Next up is the Lifeway Chocolate Swirl Greek Style Fro-yo. Just like the Blood Orange container it shares the same Greek pattern around the rim and just replaces the orange soft serve with chocolate. I still don’t get the point of the soft serve but whatever.
Now doesn’t that look like an amazing swirl? Sadly it’s actually pockets in the froyo. It is as if the chocolate swirl melted the base and left dark craters. Tasting the base alone, I’m struck by a sour chocolate taste. It tastes like I’m eating frozen spoiled chocolate milk. That is not a good start at all. Thankfully the chocolate swirl adds enough sweetness to counteract the sourness. It lacks any bitterness and works to provide an all-around milk chocolate taste. Thankfully they were very liberal with the swirl so you’d be hard pressed not to get a good amount of it mixed in with every bite.
From a consistency standpoint, it barely edges out the blood orange in creaminess but it still reminds me of sherbet. I know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes, chocolate sherbet is a very weird thing. I’d give this one the nod over the blood orange variety just because it lived up to its name more.
Neither one of these impressed me especially with all the other successful greek frozen yogurt that are out there so I can’t really see myself going out of my way to try these again. I’d still like to thank Lifeway for the opportunity to try them out though and hopefully they improve their line up and add some more interesting flavors.
Verdict? Blood Orange tastes like orange juice and don’t eat the base of the Chocolate Swirl alone unless you enjoy spoiled chocolate milk.
Buy Again? No to both of them