Yoplait Smoothie Mix – Product Review

I bought the Yoplait Smoothie mix a while back only because I had a coupon for it. This stuff is expensive! I’m not much of a smoothie, protein shake, blended beverage kind of person unless its a hot summer day and margaritas are on the menu. So, this pack sat in the freezer for at least a month because I forgot about it. But this past weekend I was craving something sweet and decided to give it a try.

While it has a great flavor, I don’t recommend mixing it in a blender as the directions suggest on the back. The frozen fruit ends up sticking to the outer edge and did not blend well. You were probably supposed to wait till the fruit had thawed out but who has time for that? A food processor would probably work much better. Also, the recipe on the pack calls for one cup of skim milk to be added. This definitely was not enough and I had to add about 1/2 cup more. By the way, I didn’t even use skim milk. I used vanilla flavored almond milk and it tasted great.

In the end, I gave up on trying to get all the fruit blended well and poured the thick mash into a glass. The part that was actually smoothie tasted great although it was a bit thick and gave me a freeze headache. The parts that didn’t blend were just nice frozen fruit treats in the mix and tasted fine. It definitely could have used even more milk to make it more smooth, but I was tired of fooling with it by then.

One pack only makes two servings, so it’s definitely not worth the money. Sugar content is also 10 grams. That’s a bit much. In the end, I could probably use my own fresh fruitstand fruit like blue berries, strawberries, and bananas and end up with a treat that is just as nice, lower in sugar, and lower in cost.

Would I buy this product again? Nope…not even with a coupon.

Sorry, Yoplait!

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