Thursday, September 24, 2009

Product Review - Breyers Inspirations Mint Chocolate Chip Yogurt

As I have mentioned before, my partner is diabetic and works actively to reduce the carbs in her diet. She really loves ice cream, but it is not a particularly healthy food for her, and portion control is definitely a problem with a big carton in the freezer. Recently she has found a healthier way to satisfy her ice cream craving. She buys single serve containers of yogurt and freezes them. When she wants a treat, she empties a carton, drizzles on a little magic shell topping, and enjoys with less guilt than the real thing.

We have been experimenting with different flavors and brands of yogurt, and that has led to my kids getting into yogurt (both frozen and just refrigerated) too. I am not a big yogurt fan, but when I saw these new Breyers Inspirations, I had to give them a try. I love Breyers ice cream, and mint chocolate chip is one of my all time favorites! I have sensitive teeth and frozen yogurt can get very hard, so I decided to try my new treat straight from the refrigerator.

The first bite was disappointing. There was a very strong sour flavor. Now, I do know that yogurt has a sour flavor, but this flavor really didn't blend well with the peppermint flavor at all! The chocolate chips were really, really good. They clumped together and were had the delicious flavor of high quality chocolate. The texture was perfect. The chips melted on my tongue with none of the chalkiness that is often found in similar products. Also, there were a lot of chips! I finished the container, but the combination of sour-yogurty-ness and mint were so displeasing that I will not be buying this product again.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Not Your Ideal Weight Loss Food...

But I thought you all might want to know!

In the last few days, I have tried both deep fried pickle chips and deep fried macaroni and cheese for the first time. Neither sounded particularly appealing to me, but both turned out to be pretty good.

The pickle chips taste rather like deep fried zucchini, only tangier. Diana ate them with a sweet peanut sauce and really liked them. I do not like peanut sauces very much but found the pickle chips fairly tasty plain or dipped in sour cream. They were reminiscent of dill pickle potato chips which I do like, but they are not a particular favorite. My conclusion about the deep fried pickle chips was that although I do like them, I would probably not choose to eat them again unless perhaps I was sharing them with someone who had not ever tried them before. There are just too many other tasty foods that I would rather be eating.

The deep fried macaroni and cheese was similar to deep fried cheese sticks in flavor, but the presence of macaroni (which seems to me like something that just shouldn't be battered and deep fried) was a distraction. Again, although it was OK, I can't imagine eating it again.