The Good: Nutritious, Good ingredients, Decent flavor, Reasonable serving size
The Bad: Expensive, Not as nutritious as some comparable beverage options, A little more sour than I tend to like
The Basics: Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink is interesting, but not a new staple beverage in my home.
I love my local grocery store is very cool. When the store gets in new products, they tend to provide very cool promotions on the new products. This week, they got in Chobani yogurt drinks and actually offered one free to each customer! So, this morning, my wife clipped the digital coupon and I picked up a bottle of Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink! Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink is interesting, but given that it is competing in the same marketplace as companies like Bolthouse, which are loaded with nutrients in the same price range, it is a tougher sell with me. That said, the Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink is flavorful and interesting.
Chobani is a Greek yogurt brand, which is essentially a trendy, slightly sour, but very healthy yogurt with active cultures in it. This is a yogurt beverage that uses real fruit juice and yogurt to deliver consumers more nutrients than a typical juice. Chobani Mix't Berries comes in a 10 fl. oz. plastic bottle that is smooth and very portable. The #2 recyclable bottle is filled with the opaque lilac liquid, which looks like blueberry flavored milk. Chobani Greek yogurts are only now expanding into the beverage market.
The 10 fl. oz. bottle is intended to give consumers a single serving of the Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink
Ease Of Preparation
Chobani Mix't Berries is a liquid in the 10 fl. oz. bottle and is a ready-to-drink beverage. So, preparation is as easy as opening a plastic bottle. Mix't Berries has a plastic cap that easily twists off and can be put back on in order to reseal it. It is important to note that this is supposed to be refrigerated, so quality of the beverage may degrade if it is left out at room temperature before or after the bottle is open. This has a pretty standard security seal ring around the lower half of the cap and informs the consumer as to whether the product has been opened by cracking off when the top is twisted.
The Mix't Berries smells very much like a blueberry yogurt, with the somewhat sour yogurt scent dominating the bouquet. The Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink is inviting to anyone who likes yogurt.
In the mouth, the flavor is primarily sour. The yogurt flavor is far stronger than the berries, though the berry flavor that does break through is actual, natural blueberry flavor. For those who recognize such things, the blueberry flavor that manifests is a bit sour. The secondary flavor in the Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink is blackberries, so this is a berry-flavored, slightly sour beverage.
The Chobani Mix't Berries has a slightly dry aftertaste, but it does not linger for more than a minute or two after the last of it is swallowed.
As a healthy yogurt beverage, Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink is designed to fill in some of the nutritional gaps one might have in their diet, while tasting good! Nutritionally, Chobani Mix't Berries is a great option for those who are dieting or are trying to improve their health. Mix't Berries is primarily composed of lowfat yogurt, water and evaporated cane juice. It contains nothing bad, but does have a "active cultures" included at the end of the list. It is gluten free, Kosher, and includes probiotics. Obviously, because it is a yogurt product, it is not Vegan compliant.
This drink is very healthy. One serving of Mix't Berries has 5 grams of fat and 200 calories. While there are 26 grams of sugars, the beverage has only 30 mg cholesterol and a whopping 14 grams of protein! Rather nicely, there are only 115 mg (5% RDA) of sodium in each serving. A single serving has trace amounts of Vitamin A and Calcium in it!
Chobani Mix't Berries comes in a plastic bottle and it keeps for only a few weeks. The bottle we picked up this morning had an expiration date of July 9, 2017 and it must be refrigerated!
This drink is a milk-based product that is dark purple. If this gets on clothes, it will certainly stain them. Consult a care guide for your clothes, though I suspect light clothes would need bleach to get this out. Still, the drink wipes off surfaces easily with a cloth, assuming they are impermeable.
Chobani Mix't Berries Greek Yogurt Drink is enjoyable and has some intriguing benefits, but between the flavor and cost, it is more average in the health food marketplace than exceptional.
For other prepared beverages, please check out my reviews of:
Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness
Organic Full Circle Chocolate-Enriched Lactose Free Soymilk
Naked Juices Mighty Mango
For other food reviews, please visit my Food And Drink Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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