Ohio’s Own: Snowville Yogurt
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.
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.