Astro Original Greek Yogourt: A Delicious Indulgence

The wonderful people over at Fleishman-Hillard recently sent me three tubs of Astro Original Greek Yogourt each in different flavours – plain, strawberry and honey.  I have to admit that I rarely eat flavoured yogurts, opting for plain and either low-fat or fat-free.  The ones I was sent were full-on fat.   I was hesitant at first, but then decided to treat them as dessert rather than something that one would eat on a regular basis.

The good thing about these yogurts is that they are already stirred, so there’s no need to mix flavoured versions before consuming.  And because it’s “regular,” full-fat yogurt, it is much creamier than what I’m used to.  Out of the the two flavoured versions I had, honey was the best in terms of taste while strawberry was a little bit too sweet.  Regular wasn’t bad, but again, I would have preferred that it was low fat or fat free, if I am going to mix it with something.  I would consider using full fat as a dip, however.

Astro Original Greek Yogourt contains no gelatin, and is certified kosher.  In addition to the three flavours that I tried, peach and fat-free strawberry are also available.  I am a little disappointed that the website does not list fat-free plain as it could potentially be very popular, especially as an even lower-fat replacement for coconut milk in curries or to mix with muesli at breakfast.

Despite the fact that this was not the normal yogurt I eat, it was definitely very good.  I would encourage the people at BioBest/Astro to develop low fat or fat free versions of honey and plain (considering that other brands already have these flavours) to further expand their appeal.

About Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.

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