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Stonyfield Pearls: Review

 

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Oh hey, did I forget to mention that I’m now an official Stonyfield blogger? That’s pretty great, considering I have long relied on Stonyfield yogurt for breakfast, smoothies, snacks, and general yum. While I have been known to be fond of small-batch yogurt from biodynamic farms where I used to live, Stonyfield is one of those good, trustworthy brands I can count on finding in most places I shop. 

I know they’ve gotten really big, but they still care about farms and land and food and people. (I got to talk to Stonyfield founder Gary Hirshberg the summer before last, about all kinds of things, including how Stonyfield is dealing with the great common Greek yogurt issue of What To Do With All The Whey. He’s a likeable guy, even if we didn’t quite see eye to eye about added sugar.)

Anyway, being a Yo-Getter means I get to review Stonyfield products and get to write some other stuff for them, sometimes.

Of course, soon after being accepted into the program, I arrived home to find a large box marked “Perishable” on my stoop. I carried it in, ripped it open, and found a cooler stocked with Stonyfield Pearls.

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Hey, what crazy savage ripped open the box of strawberry-chocolate, on the right? Oh, that was me.

Normal bloggers who review things would probably video the unboxing, or at least take a few photos of it all before diving in like a starved wild animal.

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Photo credit: Stonyfield

However, Stonyfield Pearls are one of my favorite treats. I got to try them last year when they first hit the market. Do you know about these things? They’re marvelous. A ball of frozen yogurt encased in a soft-chewy “edible fruit skin” (think mochi, but a very thin layer of it, made of fruit). Amazing taste and texture and form factor. Our sitter had just arrived, so I invited her to dive in with me.

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Photo credit: Stonyfield

Did it cross my mind at all that I should photograph any of this? Um, ah, well, somehow, no. A few days later, I felt a vague memory bubble up, something about reviewing — OH!!! whoops.

So, well, at least I turned my college-age sitter onto them, and she will tell her friends…

Keepin' it real. This is what one looks like in bad lighting after you've bitten it.

Keepin’ it real. This is what one looks like in bad lighting after you’ve bitten it.

Here’s some key info from Stonyfeld about the Pearls:

(RE)-INTRODUCING NEW STONYFIELD FROZEN YOGURT PEARLS

  • Scoops of Stonyfield’s decadent organic frozen nonfat yogurt wrapped in delicious, all natural fruit coatings.
  • They are deliciously inspired by how nature packages fruits-like the skin of a grape and a giant step towards a truly sustainable package 

BENEFITS

  • Exquisitely delicious
  • Only ≈ 20 calories each
  • Portion controlled
  • With melt-free and mess free skins, they are handheld and portable, opening up new possibilities for on-the-go snacking.
  • No spoon, no cup, no limits! 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • The patent pending WikiPearl® technology creates a delicious protective skin from natural food particles.
  • The skin protects the yogurt from the outside, enabling it to be washed, carried and handled without being damaged.  
  • Stonyfield is proud to be collaborating with the inventors of this technology, Harvard professor Dr. David Edwards and his Cambridge-based company WikiFoods

AVAILABLE FLAVORS

  • Peach & Vanilla
  • Coconut & Chocolate
  • Strawberry & Vanilla
  • Strawberry & Chocolate

LOCATION TO PURCHASE

  • Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls now available across New England at Whole Foods Market (except Providence store) and are located in the freezer aisle at $3.99 for two.

 2 FOR $6

TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 25 INVENTIONS OF 2014

WikiPearl and Stonyfield were recently the proud recipients of one of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 Inventions of 2014.  http://time.com/3594971/the-25-best-inventions-of-2014/item/wrappers-you-can-eat/

Photo credit: Stonyfield

Photo credit: Stonyfield

[Disclosure: I was provided with samples of Stonyfield Pearls by Stonyfield Yogurt for my review. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.]