If you haven’t noticed, I don’t do a lot of product reviews here on the blog (other than stuff I buy myself and I love – I’m not afraid to share the love!). It’s not that I’m opposed to it, but it has to be something that I would a) use/eat and b) something my family with use/eat. So when I contacted to have a tasting party and review a new yogurt product, früsh™, I definitely did my research — and obviously it fulfilled my requirements.
Früsh™ is real fruit blended together with rich, creamy yogurt and all-natural health boosters. It is made in Statesville, North Carolina. When they say that früsh™ is “farm fresh,” they couldn’t be more literal. That farm? It’s the Stamey Dairy Farm across the street. The nutritional value of früsh™ is very much like a large serving of regular yogurt — with the added bonuses of more protein, probiotics, and calcium! Früsh™ adds TruCal® and HOWARU® to every bottle. TruCal® is an all-natural calcium extract that optimizes bone health, while HOWARU® is a probiotic that boosts immunity and aids digestion.
In the end, I actually did TWO tasting parties — the first at work with my coworkers.
I had them sample each of the four flavors: Peach, Blueberry, Strawberry, and Strawberry Banana and then vote on which one they lived the best. The most popular? Strawberry Banana.
All of my coworkers liked the shakes. One even admitted to not liking yogurt, but that he DID enjoy the shake.
The second test was with the toughest audience in the world: My kids.
Verdict? True Love
Now my kids are big yogurt lovers, so this really shouldn’t have come as a surprise – but they are fickle about food and trying new things, so the fact that they requested these shakes 3 nights in a row after they tried it is very telling!
To be honest, I was a little hesitant to try the shakes as well but they were really good. They basically tasted like drinkable yogurt. I drank half of one after I ran my 10-miler a few weeks ago (along with my breakfast) and I felt like it really helped me with my refueling! I mean, I didn’t want to eat half the world the next day, so I call that a win!
Now, I can’t say that this is something I would drink every day (it’s a little high in sugar for me – as most regular yogurts are) but it is definitely the perfect post-workout drink or afternoon snack for the kids.
Früsh™ is currently available in various locations in the US and they even have a coupon for you to try out! So if you see some – pick it up. It’s definitely worth checking out. In the meantime – feel free to check out their Facebook page. They frequently have coupons and other offers up for grabs!While früsh™ provided me with samples of their products, I was not compensated for my review. Opinions and dietary preferences are my own.