Sunday, May 12, 2013

Yoplait Raspberry Fig Greek Frozen Yogurt

[By Nick, new for 2012] All I can say is wow right now. Today marks the one year anniversary of my first review here at On Second Scoop. To be honest, that was one year longer than I thought I would ever write for a website. I've had my ups and downs as well some surprises this year. I am very grateful to be able to share them all with you guys. I just wanted to take a second to thank some people. First off, thank you Dubba for letting me write for your blog and putting up with my random emails on a daily basis. I'd like to thank all of my fellow bloggers for all the support and help they've given to me throughout the year. Last but not least I want to thank you all of you guys (and girls). Without you, my reviews wouldn't even exist. If you've left me a comment, positive or negative, I highly appreciate it. Even if you haven't left a comment but just read my reviews, thanks as well. It really means a lot to me. Like always if you have a comment, suggestion or just want to talk send me an email nickrovo[at]gmail[dot]com or hit me up on twitter @NickRovo. I love hearing from you everyone! Well here's hoping for another great year of reviews and hopefully I won’t almost die this time…

Okay enough reminiscing, we’ve got a review to do. I thought what better way to celebrate my one year than by trying a product that incorporates the main flavor of my first review, the underutilized fig. When Dubba first posted about the new yoplait frozen yogurt, their Raspberry Fig greek yogurt was the only flavor to peak my interest. Ever since then, I've been on the lookout for it but to no luck. When Wells asked me if there were any of their new products I wanted to try, I jumped at the opportunity and requested a free pint. Seeing as my love for raspberries equals that of Dubba’s, this one seems right up my alley.

Just like the other Yoplait products, there's no description to be found on the packaging or online. I'm just going to think rationally and say that it’s a raspberry greek frozen yogurt base with figs mixed in. Yeah, that doesn't sound too exciting but I'm curious to see how the pairing of raspberries and figs turns out.

Removing the lid doesn’t really help out much as to figure out what this exactly is. What I can say though is that there’s a potent raspberry smell coming from this one. I’m not sure what that cluster is in the middle, I think I should dig in their first to find out if they’re figs or raspberries. Actually scratch that, this one is still frozen solid….Okay, five minutes have elapsed. Let’s try this one again.

Well it’s still very hard but I’m able to scoop around the edges at least. The base is definitely raspberry. It’s very natural tasting and slightly tart. It’s all around pleasing but a tad bit light on total impact I was actually expecting for a higher amount of tartness coming from both the greek yogurt and the raspberries but it’s very mild.

So what was that color difference in the middle? Well it’s actually a mix of both raspberry puree and figs! The raspberry puree amps up the raspberry factor making for a nice contrast from the light base. The figs’ flavor seems to get overpowered by the raspberries. You’re able to taste them every now and again but not as often as I’d like. When you’re able to taste them, you get an almost fig newton vibe going on. In reality though, they mainly just add a change of mouth feel to the product.

The texture of this froyo is kind of weird. While it is creamy, it leaves a chalky feeling in your mouth. I’ve never experienced this before and I’m certainly not a fan of it. Looking over the ingredients, I realized they don’t even use actual greek yogurt in the product like other brands do. I remember the whole story about Yoplait’s normal greek yogurt not actually being true greek yogurt so this doesn’t surprise me. I think this weird chalkiness is coming from the “milk protein concentrate” that is high up on the list. It’s a shame too; I really like the flavor of this one but that chalkiness ruins the experience for me.

Verdict?  Awesome flavor, not so awesome texture.
Buy Again?  Nope, the chalkiness is a deal breaker.

9 comments:

Mitch said...

this is the only flavor I havent tried, but the honey caramel reigns supreme for me...did u happen to let it sit out/thaw for a bit? I like to let mine sit out for at least 15 mins, then it turns into a way more familar ice cream/froyo texture. I do agree right out of the freezer its very chalky and brittle

Mitch said...

just saw u let it thaw 5 mins...if u ever give this brand another chance try 15-20.

Nick Rovo said...

I let it thaw for an initial 5-10 minutes taking photos and such. Then I just let it sit out for another 5 minutes before I could actually semi penetrate it. I guess I'll give another flavor a shot and let it sit out longer and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Nick; always enjoy your reviews!

Nick Rovo said...

Thank you very much, Anon!

John C said...

When I saw this product in my local grocery store, I thought the flavor sounded tasty, and I was interested in trying out a greek frozen yogurt, so I picked it up. I was let down to discover that the frozen yogurt tasted chalky. My wife did not agree so I searched on the internet to see what other people thought, and I felt vindicated when I saw you shared my opinion. Now that I know we have similar tastes, any recommendations in the category of frozen yogurt?

Nick Rovo said...

@John C: I have a future post which tries to remove the chalky texture ad succeeds. (Hint: Let it sit out for at least 30 minutes) As for recommendations, what are you looking for? Something fruity, chocolate bases ect? We do have a search bar on the side of the page which lets you filter our reviews based on the type of frozen dessert. Just switch the product style to frozen yogurt and click submit. Hope that helps!

John C said...

Thanks Nick! I'll try both of those things.

Nick Rovo said...

@John C: No problem! If you have any more questions or flavors you'd like reviewed you can always send me an email: nickrovo@gmail.com