Taste of Home
When it comes to summertime flavor combos, we can’t resist the tart and sweet mix of strawberry and rhubarb. In fact, we spend that short strawberry season mixing up these recipes accented with rhubarb. But let’s face it, we don’t always have time to mix up rhubarb crisps and bars, though we still crave those flavors. That’s why we were so excited to see Chobani’s new, limited batch Strawberry Rhubarb on the Bottom yogurt and Chobani Flip Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake yogurt in stores. It might be possible to get that perfect flavor—all with just a spoon. Check out what we thought of these new combos!
Chobani Strawberry Rhubarb Greek Yogurt
Yogurt fans are likely familiar with Chobani’s low-fat Greek yogurts. They have that trademark tangy creaminess we associate with Greek yogurt (and they make a great addition to these recipes) and come in a handful of flavors. But this strawberry rhubarb combo was entirely new to us. Personally, I’ve never seen it as a yogurt option before, so I was hesitant. If no other brand had captured this dynamic duo before, could this one do it? There was only one way to be sure—I grabbed some pals and we cracked a few containers open.
Peeling back the lid of the fruit on the bottom yogurt, we saw that classic creamy white top—standard protocol for any yogurt. Then we dipped our spoons in to dig up all the fruit on the bottom; we had a wow moment. There was a lot of fruit hidden inside. We gave this a good stir and dove in. One bite and oh my gosh did it feel like summer! We got that classic strawberry flavor that’s very familiar with most yogurts, but then we got that fresh, tartness from the rhubarb as well. And, if you’re wondering, there was no artificial taste at all (sometimes you get that with flavored yogurts). In fact, when we checked the label we found that it was made with all things good: nonfat milk, cream, strawberries and rhubarb—no added flavorings whatsoever.
Just like that, we were sold. But fruit on the bottom wasn’t the end of it—there was another strawberry rhubarb yogurt to try.
Chobani Flip Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake
Now, after the terrific flavor of the fruit on the bottom yogurt, you might not think it could get much better. But then we popped open the Chobani Flip Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake option. This snack-sized strawberry rhubarb yogurt comes with its own toppings: graham cookies and frosting bits. Unlike the fruit on the bottom version, the Flip yogurt and fruit were blended together. A bit different in presentation, but flavor-wise the yogurts were the same—sweet, tart with real fruit flavor.
Since we loved the original so much, you wouldn’t think that a few little additions like graham cookies and frosting would make much of a difference, but let me tell you, these added toppings (besides being super fun to sprinkle on top), took this strawberry rhubarb yogurt from great to absolute must-have. These mix-ins added just a bit of texture and crunch to the yogurt, which made it much more dynamic. The cookies were especially crunchy and added just a small hint of salt to the yogurt (perfect for you sweet-salty fans). And the bits of frosting were so tempting and sweet. One tester remarked how she’d buy them solo for snacking if she could.
Mixed all together, the toppings and yogurt made for an irresistibly delicious deconstructed shortcake, albeit a modified one. This fun Flip was a bit sweeter than the classic version, but that made us think it would be a great healthier dessert option (the 5.3-ounce package is only 170 calories and packs 12 grams of protein—that’s almost a quarter of your daily requirement!).
After testing these yogurts, we all agreed that these yogurts would be hopping in our shopping carts over the next few weeks. But like strawberry season, these special flavors won’t stick around too long!