Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt

As a lover of all things pumpkin, I was thrilled to see pumpkin yogurt at Trader Joe's. I can't say I've ever even seen pumpkin yogurt before, but it seemed like such an obvious flavor choice for a seasonal yogurt. And I have been known to add pumpkin butter to my yogurt, so it seemed like it would be such a simple flavor to create.

Before I even saw it at the store, I had heard rumors of a seasonal pumpkin yogurt, and I had heard that it was supposed to be quite good. Perhaps my expectations were too high because of these rumors, because I was beyond disappointed when I got around to trying the yogurt. In fact, I felt rather annoyed by the fact that I had clearly been lied to.

At first bite, I thought perhaps the yogurt had gone bad, or was simply too close to the expiration date. But this was not at all the case. The yogurt had a very thin consistency for Greek yogurt, which I assume to be due to the fact that it is nonfat (rather than low fat, like most Greek yogurts). It also had a very unpleasant sour taste, which was just worsened by the fact that there was a noticeable lack of pumpkin flavor. The only noticeable flavor (other than sour) seemed to be a pumpkin spice flavor (or at least the clove and nutmeg).

I will definitely not be buying this again, and I would suggest that everyone else avoids this product. Trader Joe's really needs to rethink their source for this item. Surely there are some good pumpkin yogurts out there just waiting to be discovered.

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