News spread that I was interested in autumn-inspired flavors and I started getting tweets, emails and texts about different things I should try. When I heard about Target’s Archer Farms brand being on sale this week, I knew I had to try their pumpkin yogurt.
When I think of yogurt I think of greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt, and different berry flavors – raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry – then I think of peach. I never think of pumpkin or apple.
To my dismay, but not to my surprise, the pumpkin yogurt was sold out. You snooze, you lose. BUT they did have a whole array of other fall inspired flavors that I just knew I had to try.
First up: Apple Cider Yogurt.
Yes, you read that right. Apple. Cider. Yogurt. First I was intrigued, and then I caught myself being seriously skeptical. For me the word cider has a tangy and sometimes even bitter flavor connotation to it. Never having considered apple as a yogurt flavor, along with this whole “cider” thing made it hard for me to comprehend the idea of apple cider yogurt. But you better believe I grabbed two and tossed them in my basket.
This morning as I sat and enjoyed my breakfast, answering e-mails and making a few calls, I grabbed that apple cider yogurt and gave it a whirl. Nothing like what I had expected. For some reason I thought it would be brown in color, like apple cider. I thought it would be very, very flavorful and not-at-all-vanilla. I thought very, very wrong.
It is almost white, ivory I would say. It is thick and doesn’t smell like much of anything. The first flavor I tasted with that very first spoonful was like a mild vanilla. I took a second spoonful and purposely took almost 15 full seconds to taste it. Ahh, there’s the apple.
Archer Farms’ apple cider yogurt is a thick, mild apple flavored yogurt. The third and all subsequent spoonfuls made me think they should have called it something more like “spiced apple” since I started to taste that cooked apple taste.
Nutrition wise this apple cider yogurt ranks with most yogurts: high in sugar at 9 grams, but fat free and its six ounces only contains 80 calories. I paired it with fresh raspberries and a huge water and called it breakfast.
Regardless of it’s name or intention, Archer Farms Apple Cider Yogurt is delicious and I think that being sans berries, it’s definitely a great flavor for fall.
What’s your go-to yogurt flavor?
Any other flavors of fall you think I should try?
Are you a fan of Greek yogurt? I know a lot of people don’t like it, but I’m a huge fan! Even use it in place of sour cream on frittattas!