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Ben & Jerry's Greek Frozen Yogurt: Taste Test


Posted: 02/23/2012 8:01 am

We knew it was coming but now it's official: Ben & Jerry's has launched a new line of Greek frozen yogurt. And it's pretty good! The pints are available in four flavors: Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Peanut Butter, Raspberry Fudge Chunk and Blueberry Graham Cracker.

One of the great aspects of Greek yogurt is the noticeable tang. In Ben & Jerry's case, this tang was barely evident for most tasters. In fact, the flavors didn't really taste like Greek yogurt much at all. The yogurt base was apparent -- at least in the sense that the base tasted different than Ben & Jerry's full-fat ice cream -- but most probably wouldn't guess this is a Greek frozen yogurt without the label. But that's okay because some of these flavors are seriously good anyways.

If you're on a diet, don't stock up on these pints just yet though. They may be healthier than full-on ice cream, but these flavors are not going to win any health food awards. In fact, Ben & Jerry's stated the following in a release emailed to The Huffington Post:

The product, still regarded as an indulgent dessert, reaps the benefits of containing real Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is made through a traditional straining process allowing more of the whey to drain out, leaving a thicker, smoother yogurt rich and creamy in texture. While the protein is higher and the calories are lower than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, the company is positioning Greek Frozen Yogurt as a reasonable reward.

The flavors will be available in stores nationwide this month and in scoop shops across the country by springtime.

Check out our thoughts below:

All photos by Joseph Erdos

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Strawberry Shortcake wasn't a home run, but it definitely wasn't a dud either. One taster "loved it," and found the flavor reminiscent of a "fresh strawberry milkshake." Another found the strawberry flavor a bit too intense. The cake pieces were "sort of stale" noted one.

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