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Review: Ben & Jerry’s Frozen Greek Yogurt

*Gasp* I’m posting a new entry and it has been less than a month since my last one! 😉 But I tried a new product while I was in Indiana, so I thought I’d do a review post.

I love greek yogurt and I love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. So when I saw an ad in a magazine for Ben & Jerry’s new frozen greek yogurt, I definitely wanted to try it. What’s not to love, right?! But I don’t go to the grocery store as often as I used too and you’re not necessarily going to find this at every store that carries Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  While I was home for graduation though, I had a chance to check Fresh Market (like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s except much smaller and not as well stocked) and I found it. Unfortunately, the only flavor they had left was strawberry short cake (it also comes in peanut butter banana, blueberry vanilla graham, and raspberry fudge chunk) but I decided to try it.

So here’s what I thought: It’s made by Ben & Jerry’s, so of course it tastes good, and the flavors are reliably unique. but that’s where the pro’s stop. My mom and I both agreed that in a blind taste test, you’d be hard pressed to distinguish it from regular ice cream. it’s not that much creamier. And aside from that, I discovered that it has 50 more calories than a regular ice cream we already had in our freezer and significantly more sugar as well (for the same tiny recommended serving size). I might buy it again if I find the peanut butter banana flavor just because it sounds delicious. But other than that,  at $5 a pint for more sugar, more calories, and none of the health benefits of greek yogurt, I think I’ll stick with regular ice cream.

Question of the night: Have you tried frozen greek yogurt?

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Milestones

I’m back again! Yes, this is Vanessa and no I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. I know I said awhile back that I was going to post more, but what can I say? Life can be a little all consuming at times. The good news is, I should have more free time now because I graduated a little over a week ago!! After 19 years as a student, I’m FINALLY done 😀 And the best part of all was that I finished my final semester with 2 A’s and a B despite moving and working 40-45 hours a week. I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to academics, so I was especially proud of my final grades. Then, a week after my graduation, my brother graduated from Purdue. No, we’re not twins. But I guess this is my one chance to know what it’s like to have a twin! Haha.

The most expensive piece of paper I own!

me with my parents at my high school graduation in 2006

…And 6 years later. A little older, a little wiser 🙂

I am quite literally a female clone of my dad. I might never have graduated without his guidance

I adore this picture!

We love each other, can’t you tell?!

You’re looking at a future orthopedic surgeon!

Yes I brought my cap and gown with me, I couldn’t pass that opportunity up!

I was so glad Alex’s graduation fell so closely to mine, because I couldn’t have made it back up to indiana right away if it had been a couple weeks later. So I got to spend a little over a week in Indiana with my family and got to see my brother graduate. After Alex’s commencement, we drove to Indianapolis. I had to be in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon anyway for my flight back to Virginia, and this way we got to have dinner at one of my brother’s favorite restaurants (St. Elmo’s for any Indiana people who are reading) and have Sunday brunch for Mother’s Day. I miss them so much and it was great getting to spend so much time with all of them.

I’ll be honest, graduation was not what I expected. Thanks to a few unexpected set backs, I was in college for 6 years. And while I love learning, I hate due dates, tests, quizzes, and annoying professors. So I couldn’t wait to graduate and I never imagined I’d be anything but relieved when it was over. Then it started to sink in…something that has been a part of my life for basically as long as I can remember  is over, and I can’t get that time back. Even though I technically entered the “real world” back in February when I moved to Virginia and started working full time, I can’t stop thinking about what someone told me when I graduated high school, “College is like the real world with a safety net.” Well, that safety net is gone now. Maybe someday there will be a generation that will listen to their elders when they warn them not to grow up too fast!

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