Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pumpkin Noosa

I've seen this yogurt time and time again but I recall checking the points of the blueberry flavor months back and was shocked at how high in points it was. But after hearing numerous people say how delicious this brand of yogurt was .. I decided to take the plunge. That is because of the Pumpkin Noosa which is available at Target.
Fall is the time for apple and pumpkin flavored dishes. Since I am a pumpkin fan and have yet to find a pumpkin yogurt that truly is #1 in my book ... that is ... until now!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the container. I've had Greek yogurt in the past and it's typically tart. This was more along the lines of plain yogurts consistency (looser yogurt, not thick) which had a mild sweetness to it. After a quick glance over the brands website, it's an Australian yogurt which they adapted the Greek yogurt and mixed it with some honey for sweetness.  Here's the blurb from the brands website:
"We Aussies are famous for embracing other cultures, then adding our own little twist to make them our own. (It’s not “stealing,” it’s “being inspired.” There’s a difference!)
That’s exactly what we did with our Noosa Finest Yoghurt. We took a page from the Greeks (Ta, Greeks!) with their famously rich yoghurt. Ours is made in small batches, set, and infused with honey to give it that delicious sweet-tart tang, and smooth, velvety texture that sets us apart from the throng. We add just the right amount of fruit purees, made from the best the seasonal market has to offer, and pack it in clear tubs so you can see for yourself the lusciousness of what you’re about to enjoy."
The pumpkin was in the container on the bottom/side of the container which had a true pumpkin flavor ... more along the lines of a pumpkin pie filling. It wasn't overly sweet, it was smooth, with a cinnamon/nutmeg flavor to it. Quite enjoyable actually. It was perfect either mixed with the regular yogurt or eaten in small bites. I felt it was more of a "dessert" or "treat" than say, a breakfast (at least for me).
A container is a serving which is 290 calories or 8 points plus values. Admittedly high stats ... but for a good tasting, quality yogurt it's good for a once in a while treat. Or if you're dedicated enough you could split it into two servings.

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