The yogurt industry has been more indecisive than me in an ice cream shop. It can’t make up its mind about which country’s style of yogurt is best. We’ve seen Noosa’s Australian style Yoghurt, Siggi’s Icelandic style, not to mention many iterations of Greek style yogurt. Now Yoplait has played toward their French origins with the introduction of Oui by Yoplait French Style Yogurt. What makes this French style yogurt? I have no idea. That’s what Google is for…
Here’s what I learned from generalmills.com blog: Oui is made with simple ingredients, real fruit with no artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, ect. It comes in 8 flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry, Black Cherry, Vanilla, Coconut, Lemon, Peach and Plain. Apparently there’s more to the French Style than the glass pot and French name… Instead of culturing large batches of yogurt and then putting it into cups, Oui ingredients are poured into the individual pots where they set and culture for hours. The creates a “uniquely thick, delicious yogurt that has subtly sweet, fresh taste.” They also claim this is the hardest method to do at a large scale. Must be why they charge a whopping $1.49 per 5oz jar. Now let’s see if it’s worth it.
I will say the packaging is very unique. It comes in a small glass jar with a foil lid that was very hard to get off. I probably spent 2 minutes trying to pull it off before it started tearing into little strips. Some pliers probably would’ve been nice. When I finally got the lid off, the product just looked like typical, solid plain yogurt (the fruit flavoring is on the bottom)
The texture was no thicker than greek yogurt if that, and definitely less thick than say, Siggi’s. It was nice and creamy though and the yogurt actually had a touch of blueberry flavor before mixing the flavor in. This may be attributed to the hours of culturing in the pot. After mixing everything together it became even more thin, akin to regular Yoplait yogurt. There were actual blueberries in it and it had a nice creamy, natural taste. But nothing special, it just tasted like blueberry yogurt.
This was a tasty, solid yogurt, I just don’t see myself paying extra for it. I definitely enjoyed trying this and it might be worth a buy if you’re feeling fancy, but for a regular yogurt eater like me, it’s not worth it. Also, I know people like thick yogurts and this wasn’t much thicker than a typical Yoplait or Dannon yogurt cup. The macros are also nothing notable (seen above). So this is a cool product worth a try, but I don’t see that it’s better than any other yogurt.
Purchased at: Harris Teeter – Chapel Hill, NC
Price: FREE (eVic coupon)