Sunday, November 23, 2014

Siggi's Pumpkin Spice Yogurt - Target: Marlton, NJ

Siggi's Pumpkin Spice Yogurt - Target: Marlton, NJ
Long time no see everyone! I've been suffering from some stress related stomach issues, so I haven't eaten much this week. (In fact, prior to this, I only had a pineapple green tea from Starbucks and a mini Halloween-sized Crunch bar.) Thankfully, I queued up some reviews last weekend before I got sick, but I ran out mid-way through last week.

When I have a lot going on, all of that stress goes right to my stomach, and I feel extremely nauseous, making it nearly impossible to eat and keep food down. It's been a few days since my last post and even though my stomach is still acting up, I have to eat, and the reviews must go on. I figured I'd kick things off with something healthy and mild, this Pumpkin and Spice yogurt from Siggi's.

Okay, here we go, time to get back into the swing of things and get these pumpkin reviews outta here!

The packaging for this brand of yogurt is really interesting, sure, it's still a white plastic cup like everything else on the shelf, but the label is made of paper and it's entirely removable/recyclable. To the right, there is a pull tab to remove the sleeve from the cup, and underneath, there's a TON of information.

On my little cup, there was some kind of adhesive, so it ripped the label a bit. Although it's all informational, this is a pretty interesting concept.  If you were bored on your lunch-break this little bit of reading material would be greatly appreciated, but it'd be even cooler if the information could be a short story instead. (Kind of like those Chocolove bars I reviewed.) As far as packaging goes, the design is rather plain, but it makes good use of the white space, and the etched logo comes off as being really classy.

Inside, the yogurt is a a very light peachy-y color with flecks of spice. It has that tangy aroma, like all yogurts, but there's also the bold spicy scent of nutmeg. Siggi's tagline is, "Not a lot of sugar," and they meant it. (There's 11 grams in this little cup.) I can't detect any sweetness from the scent alone.

As I scooped the yogurt up with my spoon, it looked thick and kind of clot-y, which is very different from the other pumpkin themed yogurts I've reviewed this season. I took a bite, and it tastes VERY different too. This mixture is spice heavy, with the nutmeg being the most powerful, but there's a decent amount of cinnamon in there too, and this is very very lightly sweetened. This doesn't taste like pumpkin pie, or the super sweet pumpkin spiced treats we're familiar with. It's incredibly light and refreshing. This was the perfect item to attempt on my sour little stomach. I happily ate the entire container.
On a Pumpkin Scale of 1-5 (5 being the most pumpkin-y) I’d give this a 2. Pumpkin is listed as an ingredient, but I can barely taste it. The yogurt quality is great, and the spices are pleasant, but this isn't a very bold pumpkin item. (It's perfect for my stomach in it's current state, and I bet I'd enjoy it in the future, but those of you who like bold sweet yogurts, this one isn't for you.) 
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