May 9, 2014 by Zuri
We picked up a few containers of a yogurt we hadn’t seen before, called “Liberte Meditieranee Yogurt” (there’s some accents in there somewhere…). This is a review of their lemon flavor. I’m NOT paid for this review, nor am I endorsing the product.
It states No Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners or Preservatives, All Natural, Gluten Free, Made with milk from cows not treated with rBST/rBGH. It has live cultures S. thermophilis, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, and Bifidobacteria sp.
Opening the yogurt, the first thing I noticed was the consistency. It’s a lot thinner than your standard variety yogurt. You could actually pour it if necessary. It’s fruit-on-the-bottom style, which I don’t usually have a fondness for (all that stirring can be a nuisance, especially if you’re like me and it gets everywhere…). I gave it a try, and the lemon flavor was very refreshing and not overly sweet. The consistency wasn’t a drawback, and actually made stirring it easier. I like that it’s ingredients are actually outlined both on the label and on the site, and on the site it breaks down what every ingredient on the label is for. Very “full disclosure”.
On the downside, it’s super high in Calories for the amount that you get, and the Saturated Fat levels are also pretty darned high. Same with the Cholesterol levels, which I found kind of surprising. It’s really high in protein however, making it on par or superior to greek yogurt in protein levels.
While I loved the flavor and the consistency of the product, the latter issues with Fat Calories and Cholesterol leave me concerned. If I’m cautious about the rest of my diet, I would consider replacing my regular yogurt with this brand, but I need to weigh my ability to watch my Cholesterol and Sat. Fat intake with my willingness to consume a product that I feel is a superior product based on it’s ingredients. That’s an issue you’ll have to consider for yourself as well.