DAY 3: Do we really Choba-need this?

After my double-dose of bagels and munchkins yesterday, I figured that I should go light today and sample some pumpkin yogurt.  
DAY 3: Do we really Choba-need this?
Items: Chobani Limited Batch Blended Pumpkin Spice Yogurt
Cost: $1.00
Purchase Location: ShopRite

I eat greek yogurt pretty regularly, so I was excited when I saw that Chobani would be selling a pumpkin spice flavor for the fall. Their flavors are usually on-point, so I had some high hopes for this review.
[Me, going through my checklist]
Pumpkin on the package?
Check!
Orange colored?
Check!
Smell of pumpkin spices?
Check!
Tastes like…. Lemon?
Wait, what?



Yes, this yogurt is very sweet and very citrusy. On my first bite, I reacted like a baby trying lemon for the first time. It was such a strong flavor that I actually had to double check to make sure that it wasn’t spoiled. It wasn’t, but the mystery was solved when I read that lemon juice concentrate is one of the ingredients.

I took a minute to clear my palate with coffee and vigorously stir my yogurt cup to see if I just hadn’t mixed up the flavor enough. Luckily, that helped and I was able to taste some non-citrus flavors as I ate the rest of the cup.

I feel like I shouldn’t be shocked when companies use real pumpkin in their pumpkin spice products, but I am. Chobani included pumpkin puree, and both the texture and flavor came through as a nice background flavor in the yogurt.

However, the spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) didn’t come through much at all. I don’t know if this can be attributed entirely to the lemon, but they were practically invisible.

Honestly, I really wanted to like this yogurt but I couldn’t get past the overwhelming lemon that blew out most of the rest of the flavors.

Final Rating: 1/5 Pumpkins.


And as for this being a healthy option after all of the sugar yesterday? Healthy is a relative term, because this one serving of yogurt has 12g of sugar. Fun fact: that is 2g more sugar than a Krispy Kreme original glazed donut.

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