Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Goodie: Atlanta Fresh Greek Yogurt

I had been dying to try this handmade artisan crafted yogurt since I read the write-up in Atlanta magazine. I think they were vending at the Marietta Farmer's Market on Saturday but it was so crowded that I didn't get to the booth to investigate further. But Harry's came through for me and they had Atlanta Fresh in stock. Sort of. The display was so picked over that I knew it was going to be good.

The flavor selection is a foodie's dream, Ginger Peach, Vanilla Caramel, Black Cherry and Port Wine to name a few...each of their flavors is available in full fat, 2% and no-fat. I bought one little cup, pricey at $2.69 for 6 ounces. I chose Tropical Sweet Heat which is mango, pineapple and habanero pepper sweetened with brown sugar and mixed into their 2% Greek yogurt. Oh, my! This was a treat to end all treats. The flavor combination was so perfectly balanced, top notes of the bite-sized chunks of sweet tropical fruit, the deep sweetness of brown sugar followed by the delicious heat of the hot pepper, cooled by the uber-creamy yogurt. I'm both happy and sad I bought but the one cup. If I bought more than one, it could have gotten dicey, this yogurt is so moreish I would have kept going back for more.

Their website Atlanta Fresh.com is a wealth of information about their products and the company's philosophy is right up my ally: "Local milk, local cows, local farm, local farmer, locally made! Buy local!" They provide links to the origins of their products, too, like the raw, unfiltered wildflower honey harvested in North Georgia from the Blue Ridge Ridge Honey Company. Mmmmm! I'm going to have to try the honey cup next time.

If you're in Georgia, try some. You may be happy you did or you may be angry with me for getting you addicted.

2 comments:

  1. I usually don't like flavored yogurt, but this sounds like a delicious treat!

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  2. Saw them at the Marietta Farmers Market this past Saturday, tried the Black Cherry and Port Wine yogurt; SO GOOD! Hope to get there sooner next time, so they aren't as picked over. Also managed to pick up some gorgeous, creamy and tart goat cheese from another creamery at the market. It's so wonderful this year!

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