I’m not a big fan of yogurt. I eat it because I know it’s good for me, not because of any particular fondness.
Which is why I’ve put off trying Greek Yogurt.
It seems everyone and their dog has been singing the praises of the packed-with-goodness stuff.
The other day I finally caved and bought two different brands to try.
Two completely different brands and two different flavors.
Yesterday, I decided to have one for breakfast.
Opening the lid, I gazed down at the thick creaminess and thought it looked pretty tasty.
Dipping in my spoon, I took a bite and fought back the urge to gag.
With little flavor, a hint of sour, and texture that was similar to sour cream, I decided maybe I needed to stir it.
So I did.
And it tasted the same.
Terrible, awful, horrid!
Tossing it, I decided to try the second carton I purchased.
Opening the lid, I stirred it vigorously, then took a bite.
It was just as bad, if not worse than the first one.
I like sour cream, way more than I should, in fact. But I don’t want to eat it with a spoon and I really don’t want to eat it for breakfast. And I’m pretty sure sour cream has more flavor and a better texture.
Mentioning my experience to some of my yogurt-eating coworkers, I was informed you have to get Greek yogurt with strong fruity flavors (not the vanilla or coconut I tried) or it’s absolutely awful. Good to know – after the fact.
Why did no one mention this in all their rave reviews?
As a matter of fact, I came across a review of the top 10 Greek yogurts yesterday.
You know what? One of the nasty flavors I attempted to eat was in the top 10 list with a comment that said, “you can easily substitute this for a scoop of your favorite ice cream after dinner.”
Are these people mad?
Lacking taste buds?
There is no way (NO WAY) the yogurt I tasted would ever, and I mean ever, be a substitute for ice cream.
She Who is All Done with Greek Yogurt