St Benoit's Newest Flavour - Lemon Yoghurt
A few months ago when I awarded St Benoit with The Best Place To Dip Your Spoon in the 2nd Annual Independent food Festival, I hinted that they were developing a new flavour which I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of.
Had I not been given that complimentary sample, I don't think I would have ever tried St Benoit's Lemon Yoghurt because I consider myself much more of a plain yoghurt kind of girl. Additionally, lemon in yoghurt just sounds a little bit bizarre to me. And in reality it is bizarre. The mixture curdles and clumps, it has an almost mealy texture because of the fine traces of zest. It clots, it curdles, it has liquid and pulp as well rich little nodules of cream on the surface. It almost looks ugly.
But I tell you what... This is proof you should never judge a book by its cover. I absolutely love this lemon yoghurt, it is inexplicably good. The lemon is not too sweet or too tart. It's subtle and muted yet zingy and fresh. In fact, the flavour reminds me of Schweppes Bitter Lemon, a favourite European mixer soda that I don't seem to be able to find in the US. I love it.
What else can I say? In compelling you to give it a try, perhaps I am asking you to take a blind leap of faith. If you are brave enough to jump I hope you feel as satisfied with this yoghurt as I do, when you come back down to earth.
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