Friday, June 26, 2009

Yogen Fruz Smoothies

There are scents that I regard as pleasant and summery and strawberry-banana is pretty high up there. It’s light, fruity & floral but has a sweet kick to it that I can almost taste when I smell it.

Yogen Fruz Smoothies (Strawberry Banana)

Yogen Fruz is a high-concept frozen yogurt & smoothie chain that began in Toronto and now has over 1,000 stores in 20 countries. In this case it’s the smoothies that have been turned into a line of little candies.

The little tin I picked up of the Yogen Fruz Smoothies Strawberry Banana smelled very strong. Even before I took off the plastic overwrap, I had to keep it in a ziploc bag.

Aside from the blastingly strong scent, the ingredients are pretty positive: pure cane sugar, yogurt, tartaric acid, malic acid, natural strawberry and banana flavors, ascorbic acid and natural color.

Though they’re made with nice ingredients, they’re basically a “tablet candy”, much like a SweeTart though not dextrose-based. They come in a tin, the same one, as far as I can tell, that Godiva uses for their Chocoiste Pearls but in this case I had no trouble with opening & closing it.

The little tablets have the umlauted U on them (that conveniently looks like a very big smile) with a light pink speckling. They’re immediately tangy on the tongue and dissolve a little unevenly. It’s both lightly sour and has that yogurt twang.

I thought the taste was vibrant and even a bit unique. If you’re looking for an all-natural SweeTart-like product then this is a nice idea though certainly quite expensive.

These are made in Canada by Big Sky Brands, who also make the Jones Soda candies.

Name: Yogen Fruz Smoothies Strawberry Banana
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Yogen Fruz - Big Sky Brands
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (3rd & Fairfax)
Price: $1.99
Size: .89 ounces
Calories per ounce: 80
Categories: Chalk, Canada, Kosher, All Natural

POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:21 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I saw these and another flavor at 7-11 the other day. I thought about picking them up, but I swear that umlaut is looking at me funny.

    Comment by Marvo on 6/26/09 at 2:34 pm #
  2. We have these in Canada as well. I’ve seen them sold at our big bookstores. I tried the same flavour, and I have to say, I found the flavour very off putting. Almost bitter. Possibly a bad tin.

    But, it was a nice tin, though! It’s nice to see the companies putting their products into reusable containers, instead of cardboard boxes that end up in the trash.

    Comment by liz on 6/26/09 at 5:41 pm #
  3. I think, like the Jones Soda candy, I’d like the concept more than the product. If it’s not frozen, it’s melting these days.

    Comment by jMo on 6/27/09 at 8:05 am #
  4. Is these kind of related to the mentos strawberry yougurt?

    Comment by Princess Adeleine on 6/27/09 at 2:36 pm #
  5. i just bought these in the blueberry acai flavor about 3 days ago. pretty pleasant.

    Comment by jess on 6/29/09 at 4:29 pm #
  6. I bought a tin of these last week. They’re yummy! smile

    Comment by Ann-Margret on 5/15/12 at 1:07 pm #
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