From top clockwise: French Lavender, Washington Cherry and Philippine Coconut.  Close-up on coconut. Note the haiku under the top foil.  Lemon and strawberry; note the triangular containers (all photos courtesy Liberté).
We have long been enamored with Liberté yogurt, from the moment some 10 years ago that we plucked a few flavors off the shelf of our Whole Foods.
Since then we’ve come to know other artisan brands, from FAGE and Siggi’s to small local brands like Culture and White Moustache.
But in terms of accessibility, year after year we eat more Liberté than anything else.
Liberté USA plans to transition all products to USDA organic-certified. A line of new whole milk yogurt flavors is debuting now at retailers nationwide, for a suggested retail price of $1.89. The eight delicious flavors, sundae-style (fruit on the bottom) include:
The line is rBST/rBGH-free and certified kosher by OK.
Have a yogurt tasting. Compare four or more brands to see which one(s) you truly like best.
One 6-ounce container allows four people to have a heaping spoonful, plus enough left over to re-taste and compare.
The ideal way to do this is in a blind taste test, trying the same flavor of each brand. Strawberry is a best bet, but survey the options for flavors-in-common.
With wine, you simply put a brown bag around the bottle. Yogurt requires a bit more work. You can cut and cover the containers with brown paper, or mark the names on the bottom of bowls and scoop the appropriate brand into each bowl.
We did the latter, spring for two containers of each of five brands and making it part of a small brunch party.
Did Liberté come out on top?
We’ll only say this: Different tasters prefer different tastes. Do your own test!
For more information about Liberte Organic Yogurt and a product locator, visit LiberteUSA.com.
DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN, FRENCH & EUROPEAN YOGURT?
Check out these and other good-to-know yogurt terms in our Yogurt Glossary.
†The Sweet Cream flavor is not flavored with vanilla, but has a slight sweetness that reminds us of some quarks and fromage blancs. We liked it very much, although it is quite different from the fruit flavors.
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