I love yogurt, but with my blood sugar issues, many yogurts just aren't safe for me to eat. I have to count every sugar, every carb. And in the past several months, I've given up some of my favorite yogurts, especially greek yogurt, because of the high carb content.
I'd already been in love with Kroger yogurts because they use Sucralose instead of Aspartame in their lower sugar yogurts. Although I do have one friend who has issues with Sucralose, most of the people I know have big issues with Aspartame. I have pretty severe symptoms when I have Aspartame, and many popular yogurts use it... but not Krogers.
The first thing I did upon getting my free Bzz Kit (a $10 Krogers gift card to buy the products I was to review) was to head out to our local Smiths and buy a variety of different yogurts (Greek Lite, Greek, Lite and CarbMaster) and start trying them.
Now I've had other Greek Yogurts... it seems they come in three flavors, maybe four if you're lucky, but with the Greek and Greek Lite, I fould all my favorites, plus a few I didn't expect. Even CarbMasters went beyond the typical vanilla, blueberry and strawberry into some pretty amazing flavors.
When I got home, I decided to sort my yogurts according to which ones had sugars and carbs I could safely eat, and which ones Cay would review. I started by putting all the CarbMasters into my "safe zone", then decided to TRY a Greek, and was surprised to see that the carbs were well within my safe range... and the Greek Lite.... and the Lite. As it turned out, ALL FOUR TYPES of yogurt had sugars and carbs which I could handle... considerably lower than the competition.
Upon realizing that all of these yogurts (we ended up buying 24 different yogurts) were safe for me to eat, I rather skeptically picked up my first one: CarbMasters Black Forest Cake (60 calories, 4g total carbs, 3g sugar, 8g protein ). Now I'm always skeptical of chocolate flavor in yogurt. It's always just a little off, and this wasn't really chocolatey either. It was more like cherry and Tootsie Roll, but it was DELICIOUS. Next I tried the Cinnamon Roll, and it was also delicious... just like the taste of a cinnamon roll. So many times products flavored "cinnamon bun" are way too sweet and have that aftertaste, but not this. I could eat it all day.
I played it safe with the Greek Yogurt... I tried blueberry first. Blueberry is my favorite, and I never thought I'd find a blueberry Greek Yogurt I liked better than my old brand, which I simply can no longer eat because of the sugar and carb content. But even the Greek Yogurts were not only lower in carbs and sugar than my old brand, but just as delicious.
Cay has also been eating the yogurts regularly, and enjoying every one. She's also happy that these have lower calories than the yogurts I used to buy her, but have all of the flavor. She's a Krogers yogurt convert, too.
The one thing I did notice about the Kroger Greek is that while it's considerably thicker and "stiffer" than regular yogurt, it isn't quite as thick as some of the other brands of Greek yogurt. But I don't eat yogurt for the consistency... I eat it for the taste and the protein.
disclaimer: I'm a BzzAgent, and received these products for free, however, as always, the opinions I express about the products are entirely my own... and I stand by them!