I'm a yogurt eater. I know not everyone enjoys yogurt, but I do. I've seen Rachel's vanilla chai yogurt in stores several times, and since I love chai I figured it was time to give it a try. I brought it to work for breakfast today, and I was not at all impressed. This has to be my single worst experience with yogurt ever. If this had been the first yogurt I ever tried I would hate yogurt and vow never to eat it again.
My first impression was that it looked a bit off. The color was "funny" I don't know how to describe it better than that, and the texture looked wrong too. I raised an eyebrow, but didn't think too much of it, since a lot of yogurts look strange but taste good. When I put my spoon to it, and tried to stir it up I found that I had a cup of something barely thicker than a rich milk. This was the runniest yogurt I've ever seen. I really didn't want to eat it, since I prefer something with more substance, but this was all I brought for breakfast so what was I going to do? *
I deeply regret having put a spoonful of that stuff in my mouth. I wish I had tested it with a taste off the tip of my finger instead of a full spoon. The only good thing I have to say about it is that the texture was smooth, not gritty or curdled feeling. The taste was horrible. It was all sour lemon and unpleasant. I didn't taste any sort of chai flavor, and really didn't smell a chai scent either. To make matters even worse the taste stayed, even after eating something else I could still taste a lingering after taste of the sour note.
If anyone has had a different experience with Rachel's please tell me. It was so bad that I half wonder if it hadn't just gone bad during shipping... Also, has anyone tried any of the other flavors, or do you have a favorite yogurt that I should know about? I mostly stick to Yoplait Light. I recommend trying the Key Lime Pie flavor if you're into yogurt and enjoy key lime. It's surprisingly good, of course I also like the Lemon Cream Pie, but I didn't really care for the Orange Creme. Other than that I stick to Strawberry, Cherry, Blueberry, and occasionally Blackberry.
*Acutally what I had to do was to go to the cafeteria and get a sausage biscuit. My yogurt was not edible.