Based off of my past reviews of Ben & Jerry’s, I’m sure it’s no surprise that I think they make some pretty fine products. What may come as a surprise is that I also think they’re a bunch of assholes, or at least their marketing department. I’m serious. I’ve covered their line-up pretty extensively, yet while other reviewers have been invited to release parties, sent products, and even flown to the factory..I don’t think I’ve even gotten a twitter mention.
However, even assholes can come up with some great things (believe me, I’ve been an asshole all of my life ), so when I saw the announcement for this new line of froGyo, I knew I would still try it despite acting all butt-hurt.
So everyone’s question seems to be whether or not this stuff is tangy – kind of. Maybe a bit more than the Oikos I recently tried, but taken as a whole it was still rather mild.
The blueberry base tastes like most artificial blueberry yogurt flavors (a flavor I like). While the vanilla seemed to be what brought the mild tang, but it was more of cheesecake vibe than one of Greek yogurt.
The graham cracker swirl is there, it’s tasty, but I could have used more of it. Chunks of actual blueberries would have bumped this one up a few points as well.
Just to be clear, I didn’t take a knife to the pint to show my anger. It was more of a means of portion control, and I believe my new preferred serving style. So while my 400 cal half pint serving size isn’t the lightest of frozen fare, I think B&J found a middle ground where lighter doesn’t feel like a sacrifice.
So while I enjoyed it, it wasn’t anything special. I would eat it again, but it won’t be a routine purchase. I’m now curious enough to try the other varieties, but not with any sense of urgency. So you did alright with this one Ben & Jerry’s. Assholes.