Having a coupon from a Sunday circular, I decided to try a new product, Yoplait Splitz, described as a “yogurt that tastes like a sundae”. The grocery store to which I went only had the strawberry flavor on its shelves, but according to the news release on Businesswire, in addition to Strawberry Sundae, Yoplait Splitz also comes in “Rainbow Sherbet, and Strawberry Banana Split. Each package of Yoplait Splitz contains four cups of yogurt and has a suggested retail price of $2.49”.
This product isn’t bad, and though it is smoother and lighter in texture than the average yogurt, it is a stretch to say that it tastes like ice cream. The Businesswire press release says that this product contains no artificial sweeteners, flavorings, or high-fructose corn syrup. However, the strawberry layer is light pink and has a very refined aspect to it: no chunks of fruit or seeds, etc.
Unlike in the picture on the label, showing the yogurt cup side by side with a picture of a genuine strawberry sundae, unlike in the sundae, there is no strawberry syrup in the cup or in any way included in the package.
Being a two-layered yogurt parfait, the strawberry-flavored variety is on the bottom of each cup, while a white topping layer sits above it. If it is intended to serve in the office of whipped cream, it doesn’t quite make it. It tastes more like meringue.
“It has an aftertaste that I don’t like” my sister said. The 4 cups in the package are mini-cups, so if you want to get your yogurt on, this is not for you. Though it is not directly marketed to or for children, it is fair to say that the transparent plastic cups are “child-sized”. It seems to be a mini version of another Yoplait product, the Yoplait Yogurt Parfaits.