November 7th, 2012 by Rosa
Yogurt was a big trend at this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo. There were all kinds of yogurt-covered things, from pretzels to granola bars to candy.
Today’s review is an example of the latter. Welch’s covered their fruit snacks in yogurt to create Fruit ‘N Yogurt Snacks (hereafter FNYS because repeatedly typing ‘N makes me feel stupid). They were handing out oodles of free samples of their strawberry flavor at the Expo.
Each FNYS was a hexagonal prism of a fruit gummi coated in a thin, white layer of yogurt. The yogurt cracked when I squished the snacks. When I held it in my mouth, it melted easily and creamily.
The gummi inside was soft and sticky. I could bite through it cleanly, but when chewed, it got a little sticky in my molars.
The gummi tasted like generic red-fruit berry candy but benefited from a bright tartness, helped along by a hint of tartness from the plain yogurt coating.
The sweet and tart gummi was nicely balanced by the creamy yogurt, making for a tasty treat that carried a nice (but pretty useless) health halo. An OM.