Continuing from last month’s sampling of Meadow Gold’s Papaya, Lychee, Pineapple and Haupia yogurts, here we have the Guava, Strawberry Kiwi and Mango flavors.
I’ll start with the best of these three, the Guava…
Meadow Gold Guava Lowfat Yogurt
Notice how thick it is. Much better than the batch in the first series I posted, which were much thinner. Also, there’s noticeable pieces of guava in it, not just pureed fruit “syrup” if you will. And it really tastes like natural guava, which it’s made from, of course. Winner.
Next up we have mango…
Meadow Gold Mango Lowfat Yogurt
Again, great thickness. Unfortunately, like most mango-flavored products that are processed, it lost its “mango-ness”. Know what I mean? It’s also absent of any real mango chunks, and mostly a gelatinous puree of something sort of “mystery fruity sweet”. The most genuine product to the flavor of fresh mango fruit I’ve ever tasted was the Mango Sorbet by Haagen Daaz. Other than that, nothing I’ve tried since that claimed to be “mango” ever matched the fresh version.
Finally we have the Strawberry Kiwi…
Meadow Gold Strawberry Kiwi Lowfat Yogurt
Now look at how thin this one is. Looks like those from the first group of flavors I tried. As far as flavor, the Kiwi is subtle, with strawberry taking charge, for the most part.
What if you were to inject this Strawberry Kiwi yogurt into a creme puff to replicate the REAL DEAL like this?!…
Kachan’s Strawberry & Kiwi Fruit Choux Creme
Just a thought. Heck, might work!
Anyways, in general, these are all decent yogurts that I certainly enjoyed eating, and would welcome back into my refrigerator anytime again. But to rewrap on the ones I thought were the most authentic to its origin and overall complimented the vehicle – yogurt – it would be the Haupia, Pineapple and Guava. Those three stood out screaming “tropical”, and were the most genuine to their name.
While we’re on guava, here’s a photo of the strawberry guava tree in my mother’s backyard, taken this morning…
They still need to reach ripening stage, yet measure on average about 1″ in diameter each, which is their mature size.
Here’s that red guava pictured in the photo above, cut in half…
Interestingly, as young as it is, it already had a mature flavor to it, tart, but very “guava”ee”.
• Meadow Gold Tropical Fruit Yogurts (part I)