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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Yogurt by the numbers

The moment you've all been waiting for!


Highest Rated
Yoplait - Original - French Vanilla 17
Yoplait - Original - Lemon Burst 16
Yoplait - Thick and Creamy - Vanilla   16

Lowest Rated
Kroger - Light - Pina Coloada 0.25
Dannon - All Natural - Coffee 2.5
Dannon - Light and Fit - Blueberry 3

Averages ..........AVG.....NUM

Active Lifestyle 11.85...... 7

Breyers ..........12.14....... 9
Brown Cow .....11.29...... 11
Cascade Fresh 9.00....... 3

Chovani ........11.00....... 1
Cool Squeeze 6.90......... 6
Dannon ........10.06........ 58
Food Club .....9.00.......... 18

Frusion .........11.50........ 4
Greek Gods ...11.44........ 4
Kroger .........10.12........ 49
La Crème .....10.50........ 2

Liberte ..........13.38........ 4
Redwood Hill Farm 8.90.. 2

Silk .............9.58.......... 4

Stoneyfield ...10.01.......... 42
Wallaby ......11.63.......... 8
Weight Watchers 10.52..... 9
Whole Soy and Co. 8.92.. 6

Yoplait .........10.86........ 83
TOTAL ........10.37....... 330


Highest Rated
Yoplait - Light - Strawberry Shortcake 17
Yoplait - Original - French Vanilla 17

Yoplait - Original - Lemon Burst 17

Yoplait - Thick and Creamy - Vanilla   17

Lowest Rated
Kroger - Light - Pina Coloada 0

Total 265

Jessica 91.60%
Hannah 71.45%
Adam 38.51%
Dennis 68.42%
Siarra 71.39%

Mean 10.29
Mode 11


Highest Rated
Yoplait - Original - French Vanilla 17

Yoplait - Light - Strawberry Orange Sunrise 17

Lowest Rated
Kroger - Light - Pina Coloada 1

Total 330

Kaela 91.60%
Hannah 76.64%
Adam 40.67%
Dennis 58.92%
Siarra 76.73%

Mean 10.31
Mode 8

Highest Rated
Yoplait - Light - Strawberry 15
Yoplait - Light - Harvest Peach 15
Breyers - Yo Crunch - Strawberry with M&M 15
Lowest Rated
Dannon - Light and Fit - Blueberry 3
Total 156
Kaela 71.45%
Jessica 76.64%
Adam 65.61%
Dennis 45.43%
Siarra 98.83%
Mean 10.39
Mode 10

Highest Rated
Yoplait - Original - French Vanilla 17
Yoplait - Original - Lemon Burst 17
Brown Cow - Cream Top - Apricot Mango 17
Lowest Rated
Yoplait - Whips! - Orange Cream 3
Total 222
Kaela 38.51%
Jessica 40.67%
Hannah 65.61%
Dennis 20.37%
Siarra 64.21%
Mean 10.51
Mode 12

Highest Rated
Kroger - Light - Vanilla   17
Lowest Rated
Kroger - Light - Pina Coloada 0
Total 210
Kaela 68.42%
Jessica 58.92%
Hannah 45.43%
Adam 20.37%
Siarra 45.41%
Mean 10.18
Mode 10

Highest Rated
Kroger - Blended - Cherry Vanilla 17
Lowest Rated
Kroger - Light - Pina Coloada 0
Total 212
Kaela 71.39%
Jessica 76.73%
Hannah 98.83%
Adam 64.21%
Dennis 45.41%
Mean 10.39
Mode 10

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

“Huns are my parents!…*growl*…support group”

Hello world,

Well, today was our very last yogurt session. I’d say we had a strong finish, as all 6 of us attended, and we ate our last 18 yogurts while doing one of our most adventurous activities yet – canoeing. That’s right, we ate yogurt in canoes on Griffy Lake. How? Well…that’s a good question.

We arrived and rented two canoes, and split into two groups of three: Adam, Dennis and I (Kaela) in one, and Jessica, Hannah and Siarra in the other. The spoons, crackers, and lunch boxes full of yogurt were loaded into the canoes and we pushed off from the bank and headed to the middle of the lake. Once we were convinced that we had found the perfect spot, we pulled our canoes side by side (with much effort, I might add) and a few of us held the sides of the boats together. And there you have it – we were a floating yogurt-tasting headquarters in the middle of Griffy Lake.

We had a plethora of yogurt brands and flavors to finish up today, and we started with the Yoplait Splitz. These were very sweet, and had flavors like Strawberry Banana Split, and Rainbow Sherbet. The Strawberry Sundae was the strangest of the three, and a few of us thought it tasted oddly of pasta. We finished up the Yo Plus yogurts, which we all agreed had better aftertastes than their “during” tastes. The remaining Yo Kids flavors were bland, and brought in pretty average ratings, while the last two Yoplait Lights (Raspberry Cheesecake and Banana Cream Pie) were slightly deterring. Even Hannah (who seems to be drawn to banana flavored yogurts) rated the Banana Cream Pie at a 10.

The Activia Dessert yogurts were next, and for the most part, tasted like what they were supposed to, and received average ratings near the 10-11 range. We had one Active Lifestyle Yogurt to eat (Strawberry), and it was pleasant, getting an average of almost 12. We also drank our last smoothie today, and thankfully it was a good one. The Kroger Strawberry smoothie had a nice consistency and didn’t taste like soured milk, like some of the other brands we’ve tried.

We rounded out our last session with a few Greek yogurts, which started out badly, but ended up being tolerable. Our first brand was Yoplait Greek, Strawberry. This was possibly the thickest, chalkiest yogurt we’ve eaten (it rivaled the Dan-o-nino yogurts in this respect). The next was Dannon Greek Strawberry, which was an improvement on the Yoplait, but kind of bland. The last (Chobani Greek Strawberry) was the most palatable of the Greek Yogurts, and the only one to bring in a reasonable rating (11).

About halfway through our yogurt eating, we noticed that our canoes had drifted dangerously close to the bank. We quickly paused our passing of the yogurts, stuck our spoons in our mouths and grabbed paddles. Hannah and I held the two boats together and the others frantically tried to direct us back to the center of the lake. This resulted in a lot of water sloshing over the walls of the canoes, drenching the paper with the ratings, and causing a lot of laughter at the thought of how ridiculous we must have looked.

Once finished with the yogurts, we separated the canoes and paddled to the end of the lake, enjoying the weather and scenery. As we turned around in the cove near the dam, it was evident that a switch had been flipped in every one of our minds. What happens when you put 6 competitive teenagers in two canoes at the far end of a lake? They will race back to the dock – every time. And so we did. Jessica, Hannah, and Siarra took the lead early in the race, but Dennis, Adam and I were not far behind. As we reached the final stretch before passing under the bridge to the dock, the aforementioned leader canoe ran into a bit of trouble, as they found themselves stuck on a mud island. My canoeing team had seen this island far earlier in the race, and planned a course that would avoid it, leading us straight to the dock while our friends poked and prodded at the mud beneath their canoe in the middle of the lake. Victory was ours!

We ended the afternoon with a trip to 5 Guys for lunch, where Jessica brought us a celebratory cake for successfully finishing our summer project, just in time for me to start school tomorrow. It should be noted that Jessica attended EVERY yogurt session of the project, and is the only one of us who can truly say they ate every flavor we catalogued. A special congratulation is in order for her.

I’m a little sad to say that we won’t be meeting to rate more yogurts. But we will be having a “Victory Lap” session, where we will revisit our highest rated yogurts of the project. Dennis will also be writing a post that summarizes some of our final statistics, so keep an eye out for that!

Well, we’ve done it. 334 yogurts- eaten and rated. Congratulations EAFYIDPET’ers! This was definitely a summer well spent.

Last Averages EVER!

Here are the averages from our last round of yogurt eating. My blog of our experiences will be posted shortly:

Yoplait Splitz:
Rainbow Sherbet - 11.5
Strawberry Banana Split - 12.33
Strawberry Sundae - 8.833
Dannon Activia Desserts:
Blueberry Cheesecake - 10.167
Peach Cobbler - 10.333
Strawberry Cheesecake - 10.167
Vanilla Bean - 11.167
Yoplait Yo Plus:
Blackberry Pomegranate - 12.83
Strawberry - 9.5
Kroger Smoothies:
Strawberry - 11.67
Yoplait Kids:
Strawberry - 9.67
Strawberry Vanilla - 9.67
Active Lifestyle:
Strawberry - 11.67
Yoplait Light:
Raspberry Cheesecake - 9.5
Banana Cream Pie - 10.5
Yoplait Greek:
Strawberry - 6.83
Dannon Greek:
Strawberry - 6.83
Chobani Greek
Strawberry - 11

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"This acorn was in my pants!"

Today, I rejoined EAFYIDPET after a few weeks of being away. It was nice to get back in the yogurt swing of things. Adam, Kaela, Jessica, and I met at the east side Bloomingfoods for our second-to-last yogurt tasting of the summer. It's amazing how quickly time has gone.

We then traveled to the IU campus for this yogurt tasting, and sat at the raging rapids of the Jordan River (really just a stream). It is a very nice spot, and the river is filled with tiny fish, who greatly enjoyed the palate-cleansing oyster crackers we broke up and threw to them. It was also shaded, which is important considering the insanely hot weather we've been getting in Bloomington recently.

Because we are running so short on yogurt flavors to eat, we had to have several different kinds, though the day was definitely focused on Stoneyfield. We had our first encounter with Yo Baby yogurt since the disastrous time at the B-Line trail. True to this last time, it received pretty low ratings. The liquidy consistency was still a concern, and in addition, the flavor was just not good enough. However, the Yo Kids squeezers were on average better than their cup counterpart. The flavor was good enough to earn the squeezers respectable ratings from 11.5-13.5. The cherry squeezers were definitely the standout for all of the Stoneyfield of this session.

The second-best type of Stoneyfield for this session were the probiotics. The French vanilla as well as the strawberry were reasonably tasty, though there are other kinds of yogurt with these flavors that were better-tasting. However, as far as organic yogurt goes, these flavors were fairly good.

Stoneyfield O'Soy yogurt was similar to other soy yogurts which we've tried in that the flavor disappeared after the first few seconds of eating it. However, the flavor which replaced the (fairly tasty) yogurt flavor was really gross, causing all of us to reach for the oyster crackers. Adam didn't seem to mind as much as the rest of us, though, saying that if you ate the strawberry fast enough, you didn't have the chance to catch the bad flavor.

The Stoneyfield smoothies are variable in flavor. The raspberry had a very bad taste, not anything like raspberries at all. However, the strawberry was good, earning a rating of 13. Since I had been absent for the previous sessions at which smoothies had been consumed, I found the liquid texture disconcerting.

The limited edition yogurt had changed since we started cataloging, so we ate mango honey yogurt instead of vanilla maple. The mango honey didn't deserve to be a limited edition at all. Jessica said the yogurt tasted like fish, but to the rest of us, the flavor was so hard to detect it was almost invisible. What's the point of a limited edition yogurt that doesn't taste like anything?

After all of the Stoneyfield, we moved on to other brands. To round out the Liberte brand, we had their blackberry flavor, which was the taste highlight of this yogurt outing with a rating of 14.5. The texture was thick but not disgustingly so, a big relief from Stoneyfield's too-thin consistency. Then we moved on to Greek Gods yogurt, bought due to Jessica's amusement at the concept of "Fig on the bottom" and follower suggestions to try more Greek yogurt. Almost all of these yogurts earned above a 10, but each of them was in some way idiosyncratic. The honey yogurt tasted so strongly of honey it was startling and even slightly unsettling. Fig on the bottom tasted just like figs but was mostly funny because of its name and concept. Pomegranate was the least singular of these yogurts, not having much of a taste. Vanilla cinnamon orange was strange for obvious reasons. It tasted of each component of the yogurt for a short time, making all of us experience a kind of "flavor whiplash". It was very strange and would have been better if the flavors had been more blended.

And with that, we wrapped up our penultimate yogurt foray. Make sure to check out our Picasa album for pictures of this adventure. We will be meeting on Tuesday for our final yogurt-eating experience (except for our as-yet unscheduled victory lap, of which coming later), so don't miss it!!!

Sunday's Averages!

Here are the averages from today's session! Hannah will be blogging about the experience soon.

Stoneyfield Probiotic:
French Vanilla - 12.75
Strawberry - 12.5
Stoneyfield O'Soy:
Peach - 8.5
Strawberry - 8.5
Stoneyfield Yo Baby:
Banana - 6.75
Vanilla - 8
Stoneyfield Yo Kids Squeezers:
Berry - 12.5
Cherry - 13.5
Strawberry - 11.5
Stoneyfield Smoothies:
Peach - 10
Raspberry - 7.25
Strawberry - 13
Strawberry Banana - 10.5
Stoneyfield Limited Edition:
Mango Honey - 10.75
Wild Blackberry - 14.5
Greek Gods:
Honey - 12.75
Fig on the Bottom - 12.5
Pomegranate - 11.75
Vanilla Cinnamon Orange - 8.75

Just a reminder: We upload pictures from each session, so don't forget to check out the photo gallery. Also, we want to thank our newest followers for joining the EAFYIDPET community! We love knowing that people are reading our posts, so keep leaving comments!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mediocrity at its Middling

Yesterday four yogurt eaters (Adam, Kaela, Siarra and myself) met for our second yogurt-eating session of the week which also happened to be the antepenultimate yogurt session of the entire project. Adam and I went to the East-side Marsh while Kaela and Siarra met at the West-side Marsh. Because we are so close to the end, with increasingly fewer and fewer choices of yogurt that we haven't eaten, it has become necessary to go to two different stores to ensure that we can acquire enough yogurt for the session to meet our quota.

And so, we managed to buy enough yogurt (25!) with only minor confusion and a couple of phone calls. Then we headed out and went to our location for the afternoon - my Grandma's porch. We arrived and went about our usual business: cataloging, photo-taking, spoon-readying etc.

Our yogurt spoils for the day was a fairly eclectic group; we had smoothies, Gogurt, fruit on the bottom, and some really thick-textured yogurts. We started off with Raspberry Fruit on the Bottom, which was good enough. Siarra appreciated that it did not have very many seeds. Next came another Dannon - Cherry Light and Fit. We didn't know then that these would be some of the highest averages of the day, earning an 11.75 and 12, respectively.

Then came the smoothies, or rather, the liquefied yogurts. The DanActive yogurt was not a hit among the crowd, except for me. I enjoyed its vanilla and milky taste to a degree, but the others thought it tasted too much of spoiled milk. I certainly would have finished mine, but would not have bought again. I think my immune system is strong enough without buying a 3 fl oz bottle of probiotic drink to fortify it....

The Frusion smoothies were a welcome change from Lake Monroe's assortment of smoothies. The texture this time was much more satisfying and the flavor was better. The highest average of the day went to Frusion Banana Berry with a 13.5.

I had high hopes for the La Creme yogurts but both fell flat. Neither met our expectations, but both were palatable. They just left an odd aftertaste that did not merit a higher score. What followed next was a blur of rainbow-colored, kids-oriented yogurts. Unfortunately for us, the Gogurts that we needed to buy were SpongeBob SquarePants and Scooby-Doo themed. We "feasted" on yogurts with names like Rawberry and the poorly-named Bikini Bottom Berry. All the flavors were not satisfying and tasted more like their color than their flavor. However, the worst of the day was the Watermelon Burst from Yoplait Trix.

There were several more normal yogurts that we ate, but they were nothing to write home about, or I suppose, to blog about. Just average. That pretty much sums up the entire experience. Average. Please stay tuned for our last two sessions plus a wrap-up victory round as well as our final data.

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Miscellaneous Averages

Here are today's averages. Jessica will be blogging about the experience shortly, so check back soon!

Dannon Fruit on the Bottom:
Raspberry Marsh - 11.75
Dannon Light and Fit:
Cherry - 12
Vanilla - 6
Banana Berry - 13.5
Peach Passion Fruit - 10.75
Strawberry - 11.5
Wild Berry - 10.25
La Creme:
Strawberry - 10.75
Vanilla - 10.25
Yoplait Kids:
Peach - 8
Strawberry Banana - 8
Yoplait Light:
Apricot Mango - 10.25
Lemon Cream Pie - 10.25
Yoplait Light Thick&Creamy:
French Vanilla - 8.25
Key Lime Pie - 12
Yoplait Trix:
Strawberry Punch - 10
Watermelon Burst - 7
Yo Plus:
Blueberry Acai - 7
Yoplait FiberOne:
Peach - 8.25
Berry Blue Blast - 7.25
Bikini Bottom Berry - 9.75
Rawberry - 9.75
Shaggy's Cool Punch - 8.25
Strawberry Riptide - 9.5
Strawberry Splash - 8.75

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's Like a Bird Dancing on a Subwoofer

Hello, yogurt eaters everywhere. Yesterday, we had a wonderful yogurt experience in the Indiana University Student Union. Aaaaand, when I say "wonderful" I mean it. This (one more time, now) wonderful experience was brought to us by Bloomingfoods, and included such succulent brands as Brown Cow, Stoneyfield, and Wallaby. The five of us, Adam, Dennis, Kaela, Jessica, and myself (Siarra), were pleased to be back to realy yogurt and away from yogurt smoothies.

Favorites of the day were Stoneyfield Creamtop Chocolate Underground (win for Stoneyfield - full of deliciousness), Brown Cow Cream Top Apricot Mango, and Wallaby Orange Passion Fruit (you don't find too many orange flavored yogurts). However, the day was really good in general, with only five yogurts, Redwood Hill Farm Blueberry and Strawberry, Silk Key Lime Pie, and Wallaby Black Cherry and Maple, rating below a ten. Even so, Adam and Dennis enjoyed the Redwood Hill Farm flavors, which are made from goat's milk, and Dennis also enjoyed the Silk Key Lime Pie (probably because it was more lime and less pie than other key lime pie flavors). Another good word for Silk - It continues to be the only soy yogurt brand so far whose flavor does not disappear. Even furthermore, I really like maple flavors, though they are sweet, and I think we all agreed that the Wallaby Maple would also be good on something.

So, the moral of the story is that yesterday was a great day for EAFYIDPET.

After, we all went out to lunch (crazy idea, all stuffed full of yogurt). We wanted somewhere close (it was HOT) so we went to Chipotle and were serenaded by the smooth stylings of what must have been zombies raving to birds on subwoofers. And a good time was had by all.

I promise to get pictures up on facebook tomorrow, so keep your eyes out!

Organic averages

These averages weren't even sprayed with pesticides:

Stoneyfield Fat Free:
Black Cherry - 11.4
Blueberry - 10
Peach - 12.8
Pomegranate Berry - 13
Stoneyfield Low Fat
French Vanilla - 13
Stoneyfield Cream Top:
Chocolate Underground - 14.6
White Chocolate Raspberry - 12.2
Redwood Hill Farm:
Blueberry - 8.4
Strawberry - 9.4
Key Lime - 9.8
Brown Cow Cream Top:
Apricot Mango - 15.2
Creamy Coffee - 10.8
Raspberry - 12.2
Brown Cow Low Fat:
Vanilla Bean - 13
Banana Vanilla - 11.4
Black Cherry - 9.6
Blueberry - 11
Maple - 9.8
Orange Passion Fruit - 14.4
Raspberry - 12
Strawberry - 13
Vanilla - 11.8

Siarra should have a blog post soon about the session.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Yogurt != Smoothies

Yesterday we journeyed to the beautiful waters of Lake Monroe to eat our yogurt by Fairfax beach. Hold on, quick modification. Drink our yogurt by Fairfax beach. We decided to dive into the world of smoothies, and we were not pleased. Here are the results:

Active Lifestyle - Smoothies
Acai Blueberry Cherry - 9.75
Peach Cranberry Pomegranate - 12.5
Strawberry Pomegranate Cherry - 12
Dannon - Activia
Raspberry - 10
Dannon - Dan Active
Blueberry - 7.5
Strawberry - 9.5
Dannon - Danimals Smoothie
Strawberry Explosion - 9.5
Strikin' Strawberry Kiwi - 9
Swingin' Strawberry Banana - 9.75
Dannon - Dan-o-nino
Banana - 6 (chalky and hard to swallow)
Raspberry - 4.50 (chalky and hard to swallow)
Strawberry - 9.75 (chalky and hard to swallow)
Dannon - Light and Fit
Strawberry - 13
Kroger - Light
Lemon - 9.75
Peach - 10.75
Vanilla Cranberry - 11.25
Kroger - Smoothies
Peach - 8
Raspberry - 10
Weight Watchers - Original
Strawberry - 7.5
Yoplait - Delights
Cream Caramel - 9.75
Yoplait - Delights
Lemon Torte - 12.25
Triple Berry Cream - 10.5
Yoplait - Fiber One
Key Lime Pie - 13.5
Strawberry - 11.5

As you can see, the yogurts with "Smoothie" in the title or brand name did not do very well (neither, might I note, did those named after dinosaurs). Most of the smoothies were not very thick and tasted either like nothing or like nothing we wanted to be drinking. When we finally reached the creamy and jellulous (it got one Google hit. I can use it) grounds of real yogurt once again, we were so enthralled we cheered and sang. Well maybe not "we." But I did. The conclusion was thus: smoothies are smoothies and yogurt is yogurt. While yogurt may go into smoothies, it should not be the only ingredient. I don't know if I would even say that it should be the main ingredient. But we are not smoothie experts; we are yogurt experts.

The actual yogurt of the day turned out to be average. We finished off the Weight Watchers brand with Strawberry, which turns out to be their worst flavor, in our opinion. Their best was the Black Cherry, which is a personal favorite of mine. The best yogurt of the day was Yoplait FiberOne's Key Lime Pie, which I happily took home. In fact, the Key Lime Pie was so good (in my opinion - Jessica gave it an 11) that I made an actual key lime pie after dinner. And there was much rejoicing.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Averages for August 6, 2010

Dannon Light and Fit:
Blackberry - 11.75
Cherry Vanilla - 11.5
Key Lime - 11.75
Pineapple Coconut – 9
Raspberry - 12.25
Bryers Inspirations:
Chocolate Chip - 9
Mint Chocolate Chip - 9
Natural Strawberry - 15.75
Yoplait Original:
Blackberry Pomegranate - 11.25
Key Lime Pie - 11.75
Mixed Berry - 10.5
Red Raspberry - 10.5
Strawberry Cheesecake - 6.75
Yoplait Thick and Creamy:
Strawberry – 10
Food Club Light:
Blackberry – 9
Blueberry - 7.25
Cherry - 8.75
Cherry Vanilla - 8.5
Raspberry - 9.25
Strawberry - 10.75
Vanilla - 9.5

“At the corner of Glenwood and the 3400 East Block of Polly Grimshaw Trail”

(Written by Kaela, Posted by Adam)

Four of the regular Yogurt Eaters assembled today at Park Ridge Park were we (Jessica, Dennis, Adam, and myself, Kaela) sampled 21 different flavors, spanning 5 brands/types of yogurt. Overall, it was a fairly boring session. We didn’t purchase any outstanding flavors, and our ratings reflected the mediocrity of our choices. The Dannon Light and Fit flavors were mostly normal, and brought in averages around the 11-12 range. The Pineapple Coconut was clearly our least favorite Light and Fit of this round, but with an average of 9, it wasn’t too bad.

The Yoplaits were also pleasant, but none of them were particularly dazzling. The Strawberry Cheesecake was slightly distressing, as I am not a fan of “desert” yogurts. The others agreed, and that flavor received the lowest average of the set. I would also like to point out that Yoplait isn’t kidding when they say THICK and Creamy. It was so viscous that when I put it in my mouth I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. It took a fair bit of swishing - and dare I say - chewing, for me to feel comfortable swallowing it, which is an experience I’ve never had while eating yogurt.

Next up were the Food Club yogurts, which were…odd. I don’t think many of us found their taste to be repulsive, but the flavors didn’t quite mimic the fruits they claimed to be impersonating. Most of them had a distinctly sweet taste, but if I were blindfolded and asked what flavor of yogurt I was eating, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have come up with a plausible answer for any of the Food Club flavors. All in all, they were bland and unappealing.

We saved the Breyers Inspirations for last, hoping they would swoop in and save the day, mesmerizing us with brilliant yogurt flavor. The first two we tried were a disappointment (Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip). Both had a surprisingly sour taste, accompanied by obviously artificially created chocolate bits. However, once away from the chocolate, the Strawberry was a stand out. It was the perfect consistency, and full of delicious flavor. All agreed that it was our best yogurt of the day.

Newsflash! EAFYIDPET will be meeting this weekend! In an effort to finish all of the flavors of yogurt in a timely manner, we are going to start meeting more than twice a week. So look for another post this Sunday!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"It wasn't shenanigans, it was dire panic!"

Tuesday's EAFYIDPET session took place at my house--more specifically, in my hall closet. Attendees were Jessica, Dennis, Siarra, Kaela, and me (Adam). We tried a variety of yogurt brands, including Activia, Danimals Coolision, Trix, Kroger Blended, and Kroger Fruit on the Bottom. It was overall a very positive yogurt experience, enhanced by the fact that we were crammed into my closet in the dark. The flashlight fell on Dennis once and burned his arm, but otherwise there were no darkness-related mishaps (other than Dennis getting yogurt all over the journal where we were recording the ratings).

Activia yogurts were okay, but the "cereal" part of vanilla and cereal is rather strange. It reminded me more of the definition of cereal that is along the lines of "grass whose starchy grains are used as food" than actual breakfast cereal. The wheat on the package added to this concept. It was weird. Probably would not buy again (but Siarra would).

Danimals Coolisions are totally awesome. It's two separate tubes of yogurt which you are meant to consume at the same time. The yogurts are delicious individually and together. It's great. Part of me doesn't want to like them, since they're clearly marketed to elementary-schoolers, but it's impossible to resist the gimmick and the deliciousness. Would buy again. And again.

I find Trix yogurts to be generally pretty unpleasant. Kaela remarked that the Strawberry Kiwi flavor tasted like Amoxicillin and I found the Cotton Candy flavor to be very unpleasant, though it may just be because I don't like cotton candy. The cloying sweetness of all of the Trix flavors is hard to escape. They're just not that good. I think we should let the Rabbit have them after all.

The Kroger brand yogurts were boring, generally. The texture of the cherry pieces in the Cherry yogurt was very off-putting. It was very much like the mouthfeel of a maraschino cherry. Not so great. The Peach Fruit on the Bottom received such a low rating because it was very runny and really just tasted like water. It was not good. An unpleasant end to our yogurt session, unfortunately.

EAFYIDPET is now meeting three times a week! We will now have yogurt ratings Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays! We are trying to finish our yogurt-eating campaign before Kaela goes back to school, which means that a lot of yogurt must be eaten in a short amount of time. So look out for us an extra time every week! We'll be back on Friday!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Assorted Dannon and Kroger brand ratings

We are starting to get to the point where we can no longer go with just one brand, which is very exciting. Adam was appointed the position of Blogger for today's yogurting session, but here are the averages.

Dannon Activia:
Strawberry - 11.8
Dannon Activia Fiber:
Vanilla and Cereal - 8.8
Danimal's Coolision:
Berry Punch/Cherry - 15.6 (Finished entire tube)
Strawberry/Very Berry - 13.4 (Finished entire tube)
Yoplait Trix:
Cotton Candy - 9.4
Strawberry Kiwi - 10.25
Triple Cherry -11.6
Wild Berry Blue - 9.2
Kroger Blended:
Black Cherry - 12
Blueberry - 9.2
Cherry - 8.4
Cherry Vanilla - 12.4 (Tastes like chocolate)
Peach - 13
Raspberry - 12.6
Strawberry - 12.2 (Tastes like jam)
Kroger Fruit on the Bottom:
Blueberry - 10.6
Peach - 6.6
Raspberry -10.8