Confession time: One food-related item that I've made a point not to publish or try is yogurt. To date, the only yogurt products I've put up reviews for are the ones where the yogurt is buried with another ingredient. Why? Of all the dairy items I consume, I detest yogurt. So why would I try something like Trader Joe's Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bars?
It's new. It also tastes pretty good. Not just pretty good for yogurt, but pretty good in general.
Now, this isn't an overly tangy type of bar. Nope, this is way heavier on the strawberry flavor than any of the yogurt flavor that usually has me making faces.
When I say it's heavy handed with the strawberry, I'm talking about the way I made strawberry milk as a kid. At least 25% of the glass was strawberry syrup, the rest of was milk.
A similar ratio seems to be at play here. The bar is intensely pink. I don't know who edited the photo on the box, but I can assure you that my bars aren't that washed out despite the fact that I too edit my photos to correct for lighting and other minor issues.
Despite that the shape is correct, but the color is way off, what you have here is a parfait that was heavy handed with the fruit, a handful of granola, and some greek yogurt that were shoved in to molds.
Now, unlike most parfaits where the granola is crisp and crunch, the granola here isn't quite as crisp and is really here to add an extra textural element. For me, this was kind of the weak point in the bar, but no deal breaker either.
But what I like about these the most is the calorie count. Despite the fact they feel pretty sweet, they've kept most of the sugar in check as they did the calorie count. They kept these bars at a nice even number of 100. Nothing that is going to ruin a diet.
For $2.99 for four bars, Trader Joe's Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bars were pretty good. And that is coming from a yogurt hater.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bars:
How Trader Joe's describes these:
Out of the package you get:
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Trader Joe's Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bars
Product Name: Trader Joe's Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bars
Product Description: Trader Joe's Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bars are like a parfait mixed together and shoved in a mold.
Trader Joe's Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bars are a basic parfait on a stick.
- Not as tangy a real yogurt
- Each bar is 100 calories
- Tastes quite a bit of strawberry
- Some might miss the familiar yogurt tang
- The granola didn't make me love it in ice cream