The Good: Good flavor, Nutritionally decent, Fair trade certified
The Bad: More expensive than other Greek Frozen Yogurts, Not the most robust flavor (could be fruitier)
The Basics: The Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is a less intense Greek frozen yogurt and not likely to wow consumers.
Over the last few years, my wife has gotten me into eating a number of healthier foods. My usual ice cream has been replaced, more often than not, with sorbets and frozen yogurts. So, it is of little surprise that I have been trying more and more of the Ben & Jerry’s Greek frozen yogurts. Unfortunately, while some are robust or interesting, some are proving to me that eating healthy is a sacrifice of flavor. One such Greek frozen yogurt is the Ben & Jerry’s Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt.
Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is not bad at all, but it is not the most flavorful flavor that Ben & Jerry’s has produced. Instead, this is a Greek frozen yogurt that is healthy, adequate for what it promises to be, but is entirely lacking on a “wow factor.”
Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt comes in a pint container. The Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is a smooth Greek Frozen Yogurt with a grainy swirl of graham cracker mixed thoroughly into the Greek Frozen Yogurt. Almost every bite of this frozen yogurt has the crustlike chunks in it!
At (locally) $5.99 a pint, the Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt is an expensive Greek Frozen Yogurt, though the flavor is very much worth it. This is made of decent ingredients and it is definitely worth the price.
Ease Of Preparation
The Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is a Greek Frozen Yogurt with more of a minimal additive than some of the other Ben & Jerry’s Greek frozen yogurts. As a Greek Frozen Yogurt, preparation is ridiculously simple: one need only open the top of the container, scoop out a half cup and consume! There is no trick to preparing or eating the Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt!
The Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt has no scent to foreshadow the flavor. Instead of smelling like yogurt or fruit, this has, at best, a light vanilla scent. Either way, this is not a strongly aromatic greek frozen yogurt.
On the tongue, the Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is one of Ben & Jerrys’ more subtle flavors. The dryness of the graham crackers in this Greek frozen yogurt completely cuts the slight sourness that is characteristic of either yogurt or (especially) Greek yogurt. As a result, the swirls of blueberry flavoring in the Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt actually pops. The creamy vanilla of this frozen yogurt contrasts with the sweet, fruity flavor of the blueberries. The combination makes for an understated, but flavorful sweet Greek Frozen Yogurt.
The Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt has a fairly dry aftertaste. The flavor does not linger long on the tongue.
The Ben & Jerry’s Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is a slightly creamy Greek Frozen Yogurt with a dry, very prevalent additive (the graham cracker swirl is in almost every single bite). The pint represents four half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 200 calories, 60 of which are from fat. The seven grams of fat represent 11% of the RDA of fat, with 15% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 3 grams of saturated fat in this Greek Frozen Yogurt. One serving has 25 mg of cholesterol (that’s 8% of the RDA!) and 105 mg of Sodium (4% RDA). The only other real nutrients are six grams of protein and 20% of the RDA of Calcium and 4% of the RDA of Vitamin A in the Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt.
Ben & Jerry’s has wonderful ingredients. Made primarily of Skim milk, Greek Yogurt and liquid sugar, there is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. The Blueberry Vanilla Graham Ben & Jerry’s is Kosher, but not marked as gluten free. There are no allergy warnings on the package, but it is fair trade certified.
Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt is both a frozen and a dairy product, so it is pretty obvious that it must be kept frozen in order to remain viable. Kept frozen it remains fresh for months; ours was probably on the clearance rack because it expired closer to the purchase date than most.
The Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is fairly light and it will stain any light fabrics it melts into. If the Greek Frozen Yogurt melts and gets onto fabrics, it will require one to wash it right out. On nonporous surfaces, the Greek Frozen Yogurt wipes off exceptionally easily.
The Ben & Jerry’s Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt is good, but not great. Those who like frozen yogurts might get thrilled by it, but those who love flavorful ice creams will find it lacking.
For other Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Caramel Buzz ice cream
Raspberry Fudge Greek Frozen Yogurt
What A Cluster Ice Cream
For other frozen treat reviews, please visit my Ice Cream Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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