It’s finally fall here in the Commonwealth! Leaves are changing, sweater season is in, and boots are being rocked. I love fall! Really I do. But I’m concerned about America and its love of one little (or massive) orange squash. The Fall 2014 pumpkin spice explosion is in full effect. I swear when I was a kid pumpkin was regulated to bread, rolls, and pies. But now it’s everywhere, and a firm part of new fall culture.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte #PSL (yes yes yes for all you foodies — the Food Babe has let us know it’s horrible for you, and there is no pumpkin. So what? I don’t care – I’m a grown up so you leave me and my delicious warm vat of chemicals and toxins alone!). However I took a chance and tried Pumpkin Chobani….what the hell was I thinking?
I love Greek yogurt- the pineapple Chobani is my fave. So I trusted them with this limited batch pumpkin spice one. I ripped it open this morning for breakfast with a nice mug of coffee.
I took a bite, then two more just to be sure. I was really hoping it would taste like pie — sweet and creamy where I would want to grab a graham cracker to crumble in it to get that whole pie feel for way less calories… No dice. It’s just — odd. Oddly spiced yogurt. Like maybe it might be better if the base yogurt was a strong vanilla or something. It’s just not quite right. And the after mouth taste is like if you just kicked up some pumpkin spice blend from the bottle…blah.
So there you have it….my first pumpkin fail of the year. Chobani….go home your seasonally drunk. [[Note: I did finish the serving of yogurt. It didn’t grow on me, and it’s still no Pineapple Chobani — but it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever eaten. It just is something I wouldn’t buy again.]]
Serving Size: 1 Container