Jun 20, 2016

Review: Fage - Coconut Curry with Cashews Crossover Yogurt

Fage's Coconut Curry with Cashews Crossover Yogurt features savory low-fat Greek yogurt flavored with coconut and curry, plus salted roasted cashews on the side.

A 5.3 oz. cup cost me 88 cents on sale.

I was quite hesitant to try these, to be honest. The idea of savory yogurt always makes me think of Indian food and, of course, dinner. I consider yogurt to be a breakfast and snack item at best, and am familiar and happy with its sweet iterations.

Despite my reservations, I have to admit that I actually enjoyed the Coconut Curry with Cashews Crossover. I found that the yogurt itself hit that perfect balance between sweet and savory notes; any saltier and I would have found it unpalatable. The light sweetness of the yogurt was complemented by a noticeable but never overpowering curry flavor. The bits of coconut provided a nice end note and textural contrast. It reminded me quite a bit of Thai yellow curry, but sweeter and milder.

Fage Greek yogurt is probably my favorite brand for the style, since I find it lacks that almost acrid bite so common with Greek yogurt. The Crossover version was no different. The yogurt texture was smooth, decadently thick, and left no unpleasant aftertaste.

The roasted cashews were fairly standard, as far as salted nuts go; that is to say, they were quite salty. I personally preferred to eat the nuts separate from the yogurt. I found that combining the two pushed the yogurt into "too savory" territory for me, which made it slightly unpleasant to eat.

Overall, I found the Coconut Curry with Cashews flavor of Fage's new Crossover yogurt line to be surprisingly tasty. My mouth was slightly confused upon first bite, but the more I ate, the more I enjoyed the mildly sweet and salty yogurt combination. I would say that this is the most successful of the savory Crossover flavors.

By Renee.

Nutritional Info - Fage Crossover Coconut Curry with Cashews yogurt
Calories - 220 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 290mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 14g

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