Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Guava yogurt

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Food find: Guava yogurt

Perhaps this isn't earth-shattering, but while I was shopping in the Mexican grocery buying snack cakes the other day and this yogurt flavor caught my eye. I eat a lot of Yoplait because I think the flavor is better than most brands. But I have never seen a Guava-flavored yogurt. Let me know if your market carries this, I'm curious.

Again, this is another trip down memory lane because our housekeeper used to cut up guava for us when we lived in the Dominican Republic. So I decided to give it a try, despite the fact that the "May help aid in healthy digestion" tag creeped me out (exactly how does that work? Doesn't all yogurt have natural, live cultures? What makes this different?).

The texture was nothing out of the ordinary, but the color was. I don't recall guava being the bright orange color that this yogurt was. In fact, if remember correctly, guava was closer to a pinkish color. Plus, the flavor wasn't what I recalled either. It tasted similar to mango, which I am deathly allergic to, so I was quite worried. I checked the ingredients label and kept eating. It was a pungent flavor and taste that was very distinctive, and not necessarily in a good way. It also had a weird, low-fat/sugar-free type after taste that left a little grit in my mouth.

I don't think it aided in any digestion, other than keeping me hungry, but it was different taste. I'm also curious as to why the guava flavor helped digestion but my regular strawberry or key lime pie flavors don't. Oh well, at least it didn't make me sick. I call this a success, but the flavor was so strong and unnatural, I don't think I'd try it again.

15 comments:

savvy savorer said...

Thanks Kelly for the comment, You're a great blog pal. Sorry I can't understand how any yogurt with artificial flavor could taste remotely edible but it's nice to hear. Tell a little about when you lived in Dominican, it sounds interesting!

Asha said...

Oh Goodie!!:)
We grow up eating Guavas in India, lot of childhood memories are associated with Mangos and Guavas.We used to eat green unripe ones with salt and chilli pd!:)
I haven't seen it here,I will pay attention next time at the groceries.Thanks Kelly.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I've never seen guava yogurt either. that's cool. Although, I'd rather eat real guava myself.

Maybe b/c the guava flavor is new, they added in the aids digestion bit to market it? And since the strawberry and key lime flavors are older, they haven't adjusted the printing yet? Or however that works?

Cynthia said...

This is the first that I have heard about guava yogurt, I was about to say great until I read your review :)

Retno Prihadana said...

Just send them to me Kelly :)) xo..xo. Coz I like Guava Juice, but Guava yoghurt?? I´ve never tried it.

People St.Clair said...

Guava and Yogurt sounds good what you experienced...not so much :) I've never seen guava yogurt either so I was actually excited to find out what you thought. I'm going to hold off on the guava yogurt for now. Great post.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Guava is one of my fav fruits Kelly....I still have vivid memories of plucking guavas from our neighbours tree and getting caught :-)
Thanks for posting dear :-)

stay-at-home mum said...

Have not seen guave yoghurt in the shelves of the supermart here. I love guave, the fruit. You should try it with a "sour plum" mix which is served in thai restaurants. Yum.

tigerfish said...

I like guava but have not seen them flavored in yogurt. It's an unusual find.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Sour plum sounds great -- thanks everyone for your tips and insight on guava. I'll just have to get plain yogurt and mix in the real stuff from now on.

Susan said...

I like the line, "I don't think it aided in digestion other than keeping me hungry." :) I'm pretty boring when it comes to yogurt; I like plain and add honey and fruit to it.

Jackson said...

in Malaysia, we can only find strawberry, mongo, mixed berries, kiwi and guave yougurt....but not pink guava..

Tracy Tan said...

i love guava :) the ones we ate back home in Malaysia had white flesh, were quite hard and grainy but it is nice when you coat it with preserved plum powder!

but i love pink guava juice the most :)

Jen said...

my -walmart- store in Albany, NY carries it, and I love it. I'm a huge fan of the guava and was worried about whether the yogurt would be an insult to the fruit, but really it is very good.

Lawrence said...

Yoplait has discontinued guava flavor due to lack of sales.