Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Raspberry & Chocolate Parfait Greek Yogurt - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ

Raspberry & Chocolate Parfait Greek Yogurt - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ
So the last item I reviewed was a bust. Never again will I ever buy grape flavored yogurt, it just isn't for me. To reward myself for making it through that review, I thought I'd treat myself  to another yogurt, but this time it's something that's a bit more my speed.

As you can see, this is another item from Aldi's Specially Selected line, so it follows the same black and white design scheme as usual. It's layout is simple, classy (for a store brand), and the images of the berries and chocolate crumbles are really appetizing. My only complaint design-wise is that the nutrition label wraps around the back of the cup between segments so it's super annoying to read. I understand why that's there, and I can't really figure out another option, but it's a pain in the butt to check this for possible allergens.

Since this is a yogurt with a flip-over mix-in style I'm guessing the chocolate curls are included in the 5.3oz weight, so you wouldn't get as much yogurt as you would in a plain container. I'm not going to crunch the numbers and tell you if that's a better deal or not, but anything with chocolate is a win for me. (Plus I'm still not converted to the Greek side yet. I still prefer non-Greek yogurts, it's just that all the new flavors these days are Greek due to it's popularity. Come on other yogurts! Step up your flavor game!)

I peeled back the lid, and the yogurt smelled mildly sweet and fruity. I've noticed that food companies can go overboard and make raspberry flavors really intense, almost artificial, but this is light and floral smelling. Kind of like you mixed a teaspoon or two of raspberry jam into Greek yogurt. I dumped my little chocolate curls on top and gave this a try.

The yogurt is as sweet and mild as it smells. You can tell it's raspberry, but it's very subtle. It's sweet, creamy, and a little cheesy due to the Greek yogurt base, and the chocolate curls, although not the best chocolate, melt nicely on your tongue and add a really pleasant texture and flavor. I tried the two components separately as well as together, and I gotta say, this tastes the best when combined. It's almost like eating a fluffy bit of chocolate raspberry cheesecake, only this is a lot less dense and rich.

This was sweet, satisfying, and due to it's Greek-yogurt-iness, I felt like I had made a healthy choice about my eating habits. (Now this totally balances out the 5 different bags of jelly beans I bought to review, right?) I really liked this a lot and I would very happily buy more! If you're a fan of chocolate and fruit flavors, this is definitely worth trying. Even Greek yogurt and raspberry haters might enjoy it, since the flavoring is so mild, but the only way to know for sure is to try it yourself.
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