Oikos Chocolate Pleasure

On March 16, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Chocolate Pleasure? Really?

Sometimes you just need chocolate. This yogurt has it all – high protein, no fat, organic purity but creamy, delicious and decadent. Your chocolate fix has never been so good for you. Stinygiasou (to your health) – Gary

So I had heard about this stuff but not seen it in my grocery store.  People wondered if it would be a good snack.  Given the amount of sugars, I’m guessing they hadn’t really seen it, either.  But we’ll get to that down the road.  When it hit my grocery store, I decided to pick up a 4-pack because I’m looking for alternatives to Cadburry eggs, despite the fact this might be higher in sugar than I really want to have for a *health food* but it could be worse.

And then tonight, I read a negative review on it and so I had to try it.  I mean, that’s just ample opportunity in my mind.

Well-stirred.

The chocolate is on the bottom so you have to stir it.  On the top is pretty standard Greek yogurt.  The bottom looks like thick pudding.

First taste is kinda what I expected — chocolatey-flavored sour cream.  Not terribly wonderful in of itself.  But having had tons of Greek yogurt in the past, I know what to do.

Why yes, I AM a Splenda whore..

All I needed to add was one Splenda to make this taste good.  And yeah, it tastes pretty good.

But let’s look at stats:

chocolate – Oikos organic – Greek yogurt

Serving Size 1 container
Amount Per Serving 113g
Calories 110
Calories from
Fat 5 %                       Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g                  0%
Trans Fat 0g                 0%
Sat Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg        0%
Sodium 55mg               2%
Potassium 140mg      4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g  6%
Dietary Fiber less than 1g  4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 10g                    20%
Vitamin 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 2%*
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
OUR FAMILY RECIPE:

CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC NONFAT MILK, ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC COCOA, PECTIN, NATURAL FLAVOR, ORGANIC CAROB BEAN GUM.  CONTAINS FIVE LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, AND L. CASEI.

It’s a little high in sugars for just 4oz — and if you are an easy dumper, this might just be all it takes with the combo of lactose and actual SUGAR.

But if you don’t dump and you’re looking for a chocolate fix and it’s between this and a snickers — THIS at least has protein, fewer calories, and no fat.  So if you’re going to be bad, this is a better choice.

Keep in mind that for a mature pouch?  4oz is a drop in the bucket.  So I’m off to find something more filling.

Available at grocery stores.  I think I paid $4.39 plus tax for 4 4oz servings.