Monday, March 15, 2010

Kemp's Raspberry Vanilla Fro-Zing

As tempted as I was to dive back into the wonderful world of Ben & Jerry, I decided to give Sunday to the lowfat healthy world of frozen yogurt. I know, it wasn't easy to switch gears like that, but Kemp's marketing firm was nice enough to send out two containers of their brand new Fro-Zing! Frozen Tangy Amazingness. Apparently my last enjoyment of their stuff got their attention, though I wonder if they are familiar with this review. Hey, if Kemp's is brave enough to send me tangy yogurt even after I mentioned I don't like tangy yogurt, well then, it's my job as your host to be brave enough to try it.

Kemps Fro-zing Raspberry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
(Sorry, every picture I took didn't come out right)

Ok, now you can see the swirls.

I decided to try the Raspberry Vanilla (with other natural flavors) first. Try focusing on the picture for a second and notice how immensely smooth the yogurt is. Like we're all seen on TV, I cut off the top layer to expose what's underneath, but when I tried that here, it was perfectly smooth. I knew right then and there that I was in for a frozen texture rather than a creamy texture. No matter, I'm going in!

I take a bite ...and ...I didn't spit it out! YAY for me!! I've made progress! Sorry, couldn't resist. Now, don't get the wrong idea, this stuff is very tangy, but, not horribly painfully so. Those little Kemp's cups I tried were tangy in a spoiled milk kind of way. This new blend is not nearly as painful, in fact, it kind of reminds me of smarties candy. I'm not loving it, but I'm actually eating it, and I continue to do so (for at least one servings worth). Now here comes the biggest shocker. My daughter actually goes "this ice cream is awesome daddy". Needless to say I was amazed. She is a daring little taste tester sometimes, and she does love yogurt, but I didn't expect her to say that.

So when I said the texture looked weird, well, it tasted non-ice-creamy just like I figured it would. Now, as a disclaimer, this was sent with dry ice, so that may have messed with the texture a bit. However, considering the immensely low fat content of this stuff, I'm thinking this texture might be fairly standard thing. Let's be honest though, you can only be so creamy when using nonfat milk instead of skim milk (or whole milk for that matter). To me, it was more like italian ice than ice cream, though to be honest, the taste, not the texture, is the big thing going on here, at least for me.

All in all, I will give some kudos to Kemps for taking the time to improve their tangy yogurt to the point where I actually ate some of it. Will I be running back for more? Sorry, no, I prefer sweet treats and I've just never been a big fan of tart things, but hey, improvement is always appreciated, it's just that I prefer my frozen yogurt sweet and made with skim milk.

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