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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trader Joe's Almond Butter Coconut Greek Low Fat Yogurt

There's a few classic blunders and major pitfalls out there. You know most of them already: reading the comments on almost any Internet article (except here, y'all are great), getting involved in land wars in Asia or going up aginst a Sicilian when death is on the line. No duhs on any of those.

Another one or two is true in our house; Sandy and I have a rule we don't really talk about anything too in depth before we have coffee, and to not nag her for a bite of anything she's eating, especially on a busy morning after she's refueling from a marathon training run, and before she has a long hot day with our kiddos. Plus, please, our kids always want to eat what she's eating, so she doesn't need me to ask her for a bite of anything...

...except a smallish blunder was made on her part, when she bought only one cup of Trader Joe's Almond Butter Coconut Greek Low Fat Yogurt. I needed something to review, and apparently this stuff has been all the buzz on TJ's related Instagram, so I broke all sorts of household rules in order just to get two measly little bites from which I am basing this entire review, along with help from my lovely bride.

This TJ's Greek yogurt is much like others: creamy, a bit tangy, appropriately thick. Kinda par for the course in that regard. In my albeit limited tasting, the flavor strayed a lot more towards coconut than almond butter, which to me makes sense given the general comparative richness of the two. Almond butter has always been a very sublte flavor for me. But, definitely heavy on the shredded coconut. Along with some fruit and coffee, I could see this being a very filling breakfast, though perhaps not one I'd be inclined to do too often. I'm just not cultured enough to be much of a yogurt guy.

Sandy, though, disagrees with me. She said the almond butter is a much stronger flavor, whereas shemore "felt" the coconut. That doesn't jive with my experience, but I'd be more inclined to believe her many spoonfuls to my few.

But we both agree it's good, not earthshattering yogurt. Perhaps it was her endorphins winding down or her caffeination not quite kicked in yet, but Sandy was pretty ho-hum about it. "It's good," she said. "I'd definitely buy it again, but it's not going to be my new go-to yogurt." Make of that what you will, and before any more blunders are made, let's wrap this up.

Bottom line: Trader Joe's Almond Butter Coconut Greek Low Fat Yogurt: 7 out of 10 Golden Spoons

10 comments:

  1. I'd say this flavor was "average" so we agree on that. You should review the Trader Joe's brand whole milk plain Greek yogurt!! It's soooooo rich and creamy. I've been buying it for the family and no one misses the added sugar or flavor...it's that good.

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    1. It is good! I like it with honey and fruit

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  2. I’m cultured (ha) enough to be a yogurt gal! What’s Sandy’s go to yogurt?

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    1. My go to is Fage. Either the half fruit or 0% with honey and fruit. I also like TJs plain Greek

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  3. Which marathon is she training for? What’s the mile week is she on? I know how she feels- hands off the post-long run snacks!

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    1. I'm training for the Philadelphia Marathon!I'm doing a heart rate training plan through a friend, who is hoping to develop an app. Two Sundays ago I did a very slow 18 miles, per my instructions. I'm talking so slow, it was the tail end of when most races kick you off course. This past Sunday was just five-ish.

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    2. Best of luck during your race! I’m about to start training for my second one, so the fridge is about to fill up with all sort of yogurt! The plain with honey and maybe some almonds sounds like the perfect way to refuel with a balanced snack

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  4. Those are some excellent rules to have- especially the pre coffee limitations ;)
    I wasn’t blown away by this but it’s certainly tasty. The coconut texture kinda bugged me. My go to is the large container of nonfat plain greek (fewer little cups packaging) and i often add my own nut butter and fruit to my bowl. So i’ll keep doing that, the coconut wasn’t really a plus for me here.
    Ttrockwood

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    1. If you add pb,vanilla,a wee bit of brown sugar and some chocolate chips, it tastes like cookie dough!

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  5. 9 grams of added sugars is quite a lot, though. That’s more than the raspberry mini-danishes, and nobody would mistake them for healthy food.

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