First off, I want to say that if the entire line were consistent, this product would have received five stars. So, in a sense, one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, yet the experience has not been bad. Just inconsistent and not their fault even, as I did not check the texture variables before buying, only after consumption. Yet my issue isn’t texture but overall flavor potency.
So, what I am calling inconsistent may not be fair since I tasted two different styles: smooth & creamy and fruit-on-the-bottom. Yogurt lovers know these cannot be compared against each other for the most part as they are radically different experiences with different expectations.
Last week I picked up six of these yogurts at a Safeway supermarket cost of 3/$5. When a woman at the next checkout asked me how I like the brand compared to Chobani, I told her I had not tried the Stonyfield OIKOS yogurt before but bought it because the batch is organic, where, I believe, Chobani is not.
The price was a definite additional enticement as anyone who knows the yogurt section of the supermarket can attest to the strangely high price of Greek yogurts today largely due to their trendiness. Tag on ‘organic’ and the sky’s the limit.
While I started with the Vanilla one last week, my only comment on it is that it was uneventful. It tasted like what I would call traditional (American) Greek-style yogurt, chunky slimy while chalky smooth, very little hint of vanilla in the one I tried. So I came away unimpressed. Note that this one was the smooth & creamy, which I am rarely a fan of in regular yogurts, let alone Greek-style.
Enter the pineapple…! This yogurt was just plain delicious, plenty of sweet pineapple to balance the yogurt tartness and enough to be on every spoonful in abundance until the very last dollop. It also broke the chunky chalk experience up some by adding the pineapple texture. This yogurt alone, highly recommended, will pick it up again. The perfect summer snack. Note that this was the 1.5% fat with fruit-on-the-bottom variety. These organics also come in 0% fat and as frozen yogurt.
A few more flavors to go, including Plain (smooth & creamy) and Peach Mango (fruit-on-the-bottom), but I am looking forward to tasting the other fruit flavors now and see if they match the potency of the pineapple one. I would also like to try the frozen line.
So be mutually persuaded. Time will tell, and I will try to post an update when I do. Feel free to add to the banter below, would be great to hear about your yogurt experience here.