The Good: Good taste, Not terrible on the nutrition front, Fair trade certified
The Bad: More expensive than other Greek Frozen Yogurts, A little sour
The Basics: Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt is one of the most versatile flavors of frozen yogurt and offers consumers an interesting treat worth trying.
Before Ben & Jerry’s, I had never had a Greek Frozen Yogurt. Come to think of it, the trend of Greek Yogurt is one I have largely managed to avoid, though because I am not a huge yogurt fan, it was pretty easy to avoid the trend. So, when my local grocery store was doing a pretty massive clearance of Ben & Jerry’s frozen products, the Greek Frozen Yogurts were ones I picked up mostly for the purpose of review (instead of pure enjoyment). Fortunately, my first experience with Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt was pretty impressive. The first flavor I tried was their Banana Peanut Butter.
The Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt has one of the most diverse flavor palates of any frozen treat I have tried.
Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt comes in a pint container. The Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt is a mostly smooth Greek Frozen Yogurt with a swirl of peanut butter in it. The swirl was fairly extensive, coming in about one in every other spoonful of the Greek Frozen Yogurt.
At (locally) $5.99 a pint, the Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt is an expensive Greek Frozen Yogurt, though the flavor is worth it. This is made of decent ingredients and it is definitely worth the price. That said, those who are not into Greek yogurt might find the somewhat sour taste of the yogurt off-putting.
Ease Of Preparation
The Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt is a lightly loaded Greek Frozen Yogurt. 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 Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt!
The Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt smells strongly of peanut butter. In fact, putting one's nose close to the frozen yogurt yields an olfactory experience akin to just opening a jar of peanut butter; the scent is so strong.
On the tongue, the Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt has one of the most variable flavors of any Greek Frozen Yogurt I've ever tried. Some bites have a slightly sour yogurt flavor which is finished nicely by the dry peanut butter flavor the frozen yogurt smells like. The flavor of banana comes out in about one in every three bites, but almost every bite of this Greek Frozen Yogurt has the flavor of peanut butter, alternating between a sweet and a dry peanut butter flavor. The sourness of the yogurt is sometimes cut by the flavor of the banana or the peanut butter, but more often than not, it is present in the flavor palate of the frozen yogurt.
Most of the time, the frozen yogurt leaves a slightly sour taste in one's mouth.
The Ben & Jerry’s Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt is a fairly light Greek Frozen Yogurt with a medium light additive (the peanut butter swirl is very malleable in this frozen yogurt). The pint represents four half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 210 calories, 70 of which are from fat. The eight grams of fat represent 12% of the RDA of fat, with 12% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 2.5 grams of saturated fat in this Greek Frozen Yogurt. One serving has 25 mg of cholesterol (that’s 4% of the RDA!) and 100 mg of Sodium (4% RDA). The only other real nutrients are six grams of protein and 15% of the RDA of Calcium and 4% of the RDA of Vitamin A in the Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt.
Ben & Jerry’s has decent ingredients, too. Made primarily of Skim milk, Greek Yogurt and liquid sugar! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. The Banana Peanut Butter 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.
The Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt is fairly light and it would be surprising if it left stains outside of light fabrics. As well, when 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 Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt is surprisingly good, but mostly because every bite is completely different from every other one. The flavors and the generally good nutrition of the Greek Frozen Yogurt make the Banana Peanut Butter flavor one of the flavors worth trying.
For other Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams, be sure to visit my reviews of:
What A Cluster Ice Cream
Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake
Limited Batch Pina Colada
For other frozen treat reviews, please visit my Ice Cream Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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