Saturday, January 31, 2015

Yoplait Whips

Most of the reviews I post here are reviews of items I've received from companies, simply because companies send me things - there's no sense in me spending money to review something I might not like, use, or need, if someone's willing to ship it to me, right?

But sometimes I review things I bought, usually because I like the item and want to tell you about it. I have a few of those coming. After I get through everything else ... a big pile of everything else.

I'm getting to it, I promise.

But first, let me tell you about the grocery store.

Did you know that most people at the grocery store need something from the dairy section? It's completely logical. Dairy items spoil, so no one's going to stock up on 6 weeks worth of milk and stick it in a closet. Sure, cheese and eggs and butter last a while longer, but those are things we know are always going to be at the store when we need them, so we know that when we run out of dish soap or we need some scallions for a recipe, we can cruise to the dairy aisle to get that vat of cream cheese.

A week or so ago, I was looking for something on the Yoplait website, and I noticed they had a new style of Greek yogurt called Whips. Hmmm. I hadn't noticed at the store. I liked their other flavored Greek yogurts, so I figured I'd pick up some of the Whips on my next excursion.

Last week: no Whips.

This week, they had strawberry and black cherry, so I picked up one of each.


This is the first truly new yogurt idea I've seen in a while. I mean, we've got fruit on the bottom, fruit on the top, fruit in the corner, fruit mixed in ... but it's just yogurt and fruit. This is a whole new texture for yogurt.

It's fluffy, whipped, frothy Greek yogurt that's more like mousse than a dense Greek yogurt. Now, don't get me wrong. I love thick Greek yogurt. But this was completely different. It was ... light. And while it was delicious all on its own, I can envision some interesting super-quick recipes using this stuff. I mean, it's just waiting to be a parfait, layered with fresh fruit in the summer. Or spooned into little phyllo cups for a one-bite dessert. Or ... hmmm ... I'm sure I'll think of some others.

A friend of mine mentioned that there's a chocolate flavor that tastes like chocolate cheesecake. I'll be stalking the grocery store aisles looking for that one.

If you're a fan of yogurts in general, and you like the texture of mousse, I suggest you give this one a try. Seriously.

Now pass me a spoon.

This is NOT a sponsored post. I was not contacted by Yoplait to write this, and I was not paid or encouraged. I bought the product with my own money. While I have worked with Yoplait on sponsored posts in the past, I have also worked with other yogurt company, so I was not unduly influenced by past associations. I've tried a lot of yogurt brands, and this is one that I happen to like more than some of the others.

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