Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Greek Blood Orange Yogurt Quickie Review - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ

Greek Blood Orange Yogurt - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ
I posted this new yogurt flavor from Aldi a few weeks ago, but I finally got around to writing up a review.

The design for Aldi's Greek line of yogurts is pretty rough when compared to their Fit and Active line, but it's not terrible. Since there isn't much to discuss, I'm going to skip the aesthetics and get right into the review.

Once I peeled back the foil lid I had expected to see a hint of blood orange, but the first thing you see is a somewhat clotted sea of plain Greek yogurt. I have decided that Greek Yogurt may be yummy, but it's one of the ugliest things I have ever photographed. Admittedly, had I taken the yogurt out of it's container and put it in a fancy glass it would be a lot prettier, but it's very difficult to make this look appealing inside it's original packaging.

Although this yogurt didn't provide a pretty picture, the smell of plain Greek yogurt and oranges was pretty nice. Since the orange was on the bottom the scent was pretty weak, but you could tell that there was some kind of citrus flavoring hidden in there somewhere.

Since the fruit was on the bottom, and I like to mix my yogurts before eating, I grabbed my spoon and got started. I found plenty of orangey goodness, but it was all...orange. Where's the "blood" aspect of this "BLOOD orange?" I've had blood orange sorbets and other desserts before and they tend to be pinker in color, similar to the color of a grapefruit, but this was the color of marmalade.

Although I was a bit let down color-wise, the taste was really refreshing.

The plain yogurt mixed very nicely with the orange puree and it created a creamsicle-like flavoring with the tanginess of orange juice. When fruity yogurts are overly sweet my palette gets bored, and I sometimes feel like I am eating baby food, but the citrus-y tang of the orange kept me interested.

I really enjoyed liked this flavor, and I hope it becomes a permanent addition to Aldi's Greek line-up, but I do think the name should be changed to "Orange," since I don't think any real Blood Oranges were used. 
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