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The Yogurt Diaries, # 17
cap, captain miss america
teaberryblue

A couple of days ago, I tried Wallaby Organic Vanilla Yogurt.

Wallaby Organic Vanilla

Wallaby Organic Vanilla

I should say up front that Wallaby Organic is one of my favorite brands, although I usually buy their more exotic flavors, like Dulce de Leche and Mango. It is purported to be “Australian-style” yogurt, and I’m not sure what that means, as it is made in California. It costs $1.19.

Wallaby has 140 calories and 25 calories from fat per serving, which seems about par for the course. It has 20g of sugar, which is not super high but not super low either. It has no high fructose corn syrup.

Wallaby Organic Vanilla Opened

Wallaby Organic Vanilla Opened

Opening it, it looks a bit soupy, but not as soupy as the vegan yogurts. It surprisingly has a cream top, which is very rare among low fat yogurts.

The texture is very puddingy, but unlike most of the puddingy yogurts, it doesn’t have any artificially flavor, and it’s not too sweet. It is pleasantly sour and you can taste the dairy in it. You can taste the vanilla, but it is not very strongly vanilla-flavored.

I like their vanilla just as much as their other flavors! No big surprises, but not a let-down, either.

I am also trying Emmi Swiss Premium. My market didn’t have this in vanilla, so I got strawberry. It cost $1.49 for a container.

Emmi Swiss Premium Strawberry

Emmi Swiss Premium Strawberry

It has 170 calories and 25 calories from fat. It also has TWENTY-SEVEN grams of sugar, which is pretty ridiculously high. That might be the highest I’ve tried…I’m not sure! Then again, it also has strawberries in it, which might have something to do with this.

Emmi Swiss Premium Strawberry Opened

Emmi Swiss Premium Strawberry Opened

Inside, it almost looks like a strawberry milkshake– very creamy and gloppy, and like the Wallaby, it has a cream top! The cream top tastes a little funky, though, like cheese. Not that I don’t love cheese, but it’s not what I expect from my strawberry yogurt.

The rest of the yogurt doesn’t taste so funky, though! It is mostly very, very sweet– too sweet for me, really– just the combination of sugar AND fruit is a bit much. There were two large chunks of strawberry in the entire container, and then a lot of little strawberry flecks throughout. This comes stirred already– not fruit on the bottom style.

I thought this was delicious but a little on the sweet side for me! It actually made my teeth hurt to eat it! It might be better mixed with granola or something else.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.


Highlight of my weekend
cap, captain miss america
teaberryblue

Big news!

My parents got a new cat! On Friday night, my mom and I drove to the animal shelter and met all the cats, and filled out an application. There were two cats that we thought were suitable– “Rachel,” a 1-year-old girl who was very sweet and affectionate but not very active, and “Harmony,” a 3-year-old gir who was very active but not very affectionate. So we put Rachel down first and then Harmony. The shelter asked people to put down multiple choices, and then they would have someone call and interview you and try to decide based on your lifestyle if one cat or the other is a better “fit.” Both of them were beautiful silver tabbies.

The next morning, the adoption counselor called to interview my mom and then called me for a reference! We chatted a bit and then they told us that we could come pick “Rachel” up that afternoon!

Now, we have a bunch of relatives named Rachel, or variations thereof, and my mom felt weird naming a cat the same thing as family members, so we were trying to think of another name. We put the kitty in the basement (our basement has a finished bedroom and is where we keep my books, so it is pretty nice) to give her time to adjust to her new surroundings, like the shelter people suggested. About a half hour after she got here, my mom and I went upstairs to get things together to go to the store to buy kitty a collar and some wet food and then went back down to check on her.

And we could not find her. We checked under the bed, under the sofa, inside cabinets…and finally, just when we were getting worried that she’d somehow gotten out, found her..
hidden behind the books on the bookshelf.

And that is why we named her Clarisse.

Clarisse Kitty!

Clarisse Kitty!

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Clarisse is a lovely little girl cat who loves to hide– but she isn’t antisocial! She just seems to like curling up in small places. She comes out as soon as you “find” her– and then wants to be cuddled, a lot. We haven’t tried introducing her to Harker yet, but Harker knows she is down there– he keeps peering curiously at the door. She is super teeny-tiny and slim, and we are having trouble finding a collar for her– we got the smallest size at the store, AND punched two more holes in it, and it is still a bit big. But she is pretty much full grown so she is always going to be a little pocketful of cat!

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.