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Ohio’s Own: Snowville Yogurt

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Snowville Yogurt
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When Snowville Creamery (Pomeroy, Ohio) introduced its Chocolate Milk, there was great jubilation in the land. There’s been a little less jubilation for its new yogurt. Of course, the new yogurt is not flavored like chocolate. In fact, it’s also not flavored like blueberries, strawberries or key lime pie. It’s sold in 24oz tubs, and it’s sold in one flavor: plain.

Miriam utilizing Snowville for her first ever yogurt mask.

Snowville’s yogurt is the traditional sort. It’s not the trendy Greek Yogurt. And while it has some interesting-looking cultures listed on the label, they seem to be different varients than the probiotics that obsess the bowel-regulating Activia crowd.

Still, Snowville’s worth a go (gross pun not intended).

Courtesy its 6% milk fat, the new yogurt has an otherwolrdly creaminess, and that makes it truly pleasant on the palate. A spoonful fills the mouth –making other brands seem watery. It’s worth trying straight, just to appreciate its texture and mildly tangy flavor. Then, it’s fun to pollute it up with some nuts and local honey. No berries for the yogurt right now, it feels trashy to throw California berries into a specialty local yo.

Because of its unusual creamy qualities, Snowville’s yogurt can replace sour cream more successfully in lots of stuff. It worked just fine in some test dips and salad dressing.

You can score your very own 24oz tub of Snowville’s yogurt at the Greener Grocer, Hill’s and Weiland’s for $5.99.

More information can be found online at www.snowvillecreamery.com.

Top photo by Anne Evans.

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9 Responses to Ohio’s Own: Snowville Yogurt

  1. edunc February 14, 2013 9:28 am at 9:28 am

    Love this stuff. They actually now have vanilla as well. I’m eating some with some Fare City Feed granola that I got from Greener Grocer and it’s fabulous!!

  2. Miriam Bowers Abbott
    Miriam Bowers Abbott February 14, 2013 9:59 am at 9:59 am

    Vanilla sounds divine! We’ll have to check it out.

  3. Twixlen February 15, 2013 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm

    I need to get some – I eat loads of plain yogurt. I had some at a friend’s house – she’d used it as the creamy base of a very spicy/savory sauce and man, on man, so good.

  4. Elizabeth Lessner
    lizless February 16, 2013 6:23 am at 6:23 am

    I make tandoori chicken on our grill at home fairly often and marinade the chicken overnight in yogurt with the spices. Substituting the Snowville yogurt really does something extra for the chicken. At first I wasn’t sure the extra cost was worth it for a simple marinade, but it totally is. Now if they’d just make some chocolate mousse…

  5. Elizabeth Lessner
    lizless February 16, 2013 6:24 am at 6:24 am

    Also, Miriam, was your face as soft as a calf head when you washed off the yogurt?

  6. pez February 16, 2013 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm

    Sampled some at the North Market today, The vanilla is really good.

  7. Miriam Bowers Abbott
    Miriam Bowers Abbott February 17, 2013 6:02 am at 6:02 am

    I have not actually felt very many calf heads . . . although I’m not really a mask girl (I just didn’t know what to do with ALL that yogurt), my post-mask skin was ah-mazing.

  8. Anne Evans
    Anne March 4, 2013 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm

    Looks like more flavors are coming online: From a Snowville facebook update: “Snowville has just rolled out “Gingamon”, a ginger-cinnamon yogurt to join the 6% and 2% plain, and vanilla yogurts. Next week we will introduce Victoria’s Dessert Yogurts: Cream-top delicious coffee-cardamom, lemon-ginger, and turmeric-mace.”

  9. roy
    roy November 9, 2013 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm

    The turmeric-mace yogurt is so good, it’s at Greener Grocer @ No Mkt, if you’re a Snowville fan don’t miss it!

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