Thursday, December 12, 2013

Popping In and Product Review-FAGE Total Split Cups Yogurt

I know.  Don't say it.  We'll just pretend I was here the whole time posting witty, interesting stuff, okay?  I have some time for a quick product review post and to say howdy, then I'll be back again in about a week and a half, maybe two weeks all right?  I told y'all to poke me if I disappeared ;-)

So, the wonderful people at BzzAgent sent me an invitation to one of their latest campaigns, this one for FAGE Total Split Cups Yogurt.  I had to think about this one before accepting...why the heck did I have to think, you ask?  Well, because it's Greek yogurt.  And the one other time I'd tried Greek yogurt I thought it was disgusting and nasty.  But that was many years ago so I thought I'd give it another try-especially when I would get to choose from so many interesting flavors.  First, some info about the Split Cups...

So, that's a pic of the yogurt cups.  Notice there's a main compartment with a smaller one attached to it?  The main part has the yogurt (plain) and the smaller part contains the flavor you choose.  They've got lots to choose from:

-Strawberry Goji
-Cherry Pomegranate
-Mango Guanabana
-Blueberry Acai
-Apple Cinnamon Raisins
-Orange Cinnamon
-Passion Fruit Clementine


I received several coupons from BzzAgent for free cups of yogurt, 2 for me and the rest to pass on to friends, so I used my two to get the 2% Honey and 0% Strawberry.  Now, I'm normally a Yoplait Light yogurt person so I'm used to a sweet yogurt.  So I figured I'd start with the Honey in the 2% version since I thought it would be closer to what I was used to.  These are the 5.3oz split cups. 

Unfortunately, I was wrong.  And no, I didn't think it was better.  Sorry all you Greek yogurt lovers out there...I just don't get it.

I did try a tiny portion of the plain yogurt first without the honey just to see what it would taste like...and it was just like the first time I tried Greek yogurt...blech.  So I tried it with the honey, tilting up the smaller compartment to let it all drain on top of the yogurt.  Now, any spoonful that I tried that was totally coated in honey was...well, not necessarily better, but tolerable as long as I wasn't "actively" tasting it--meaning I was just spooning and swallowing the yogurt (I was fine with the thicker texture, it was the taste I couldn't stand).  Any little bit that didn't have honey actually kind of turned my stomach.  I tried really hard to get through the whole cup, but only managed about 2/3 of the cup before I couldn't take anymore.

I really wanted to like this product since I know so many friends who love it (well, Greek yogurt in general, not sure about brands) and I know it's packed with protein-which I have a hard time meeting my daily goals for protein consumption.  There's also not a huge list of ingredients on the package-FAGE Total yogurt actually only has 2 or 3 ingredients--milk & live active cultures or milk, live active cultures and cream.  But I don't like it.  As far as the strawberry flavor, I might be brave and try it tomorrow.  But when the 2% with honey has me making my yucky-face, I don't know if I can make myself try it.

Now, please realize--I am a super-picky eater.  And maybe I've been spoiled by the "sweet stuff" that most major-brand yogurts put out.  But Greek yogurt is just not for me.  I do appreciate BzzAgent giving me the chance to try it though.  And for those of you who keep calling it Fage (rhyming with sage), FYI it's actually pronounced "fa-yeh".  Please don't let my opinion scare you away from trying this product though.

And as for the other two coupons I have left, if you'd like to try FAGE Total Split Cups Yogurt for yourself...the first two people who contact me with your name & mailing address before Saturday 12/14/13 who live in the United States, I'll mail them out first thing in the morning to you as they expire at the end of this year (click here or use the Contact Me tab at the top of this page).  The coupon is good for a FREE 5.3 oz split cup Any Variety FAGE Total Yogurt.  As you can see from the flavors lists I posted above, there's lots to choose from assuming your local supermarket has them all.

So, that's my honest review of FAGE Total Split Cups yogurt.  Have you tried any of the flavors before, and if you have, what did you think?  Let me know in the comments section below!

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