Lipton Tea & Honey Iced Green Tea, Blackberry Pomegranate to go packets, flavor review

In the late 1970's, my father drank Lipton instant iced tea every night with dinner. I know this, because it was my "job" to make dad's tea. Pretty simple: 1 scoop of Lipton instant tea in a tall glass with ice cubes and water. Stir and serve.  Not fancy or flavorful, but convenient. Being a child, I complained about this chore. Things were different back then, though, we did not have ice makers in our freezers. We had handle ice-cube trays, that were very stubborn about releasing ice. Ice cubes are not the only item to improve in the last 40 years. Lipton has expanded their offerings to include more than instant iced tea. Recently they launched a low-calorie drink mix called Tea & Honey. Flavors include blackberry pomegranate … [Read more...]

Greek Yogurt, Vanilla Flavored products

The yogurt aisle at the supermarket in the US has changed. In 2010, Greek yogurt accounted for 20% of total yogurt sales. (Chicago Tribune March 16, 2012).  Greek yogurt has a creamier texture, higher protein content, tarter/less sweet taste and higher cost than traditional yogurt. The consumer will pay more for this yogurt; in some cases $0.30-0.80 more per cup. If you are relatively new to Greek yogurt, following are taste comparisons of some of  the vanilla flavor products on the market. Greek Gods is my favorite product. I choose the low-fat version of this yogurt flavored with vanilla cinnamon orange.  It reminds me of a custard. Greek Gods makes a truly delicious, treat like product.  All flavors in this product are truly natural … [Read more...]