The Guilty Pleasure: Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Where To Get It: Trader Joe's, several locations Valleywide Price: $1.29 for an 8 ounce tub. What It Really Costs: As much sugar as an 8 ounce serving of soda.
It's closing in on the end of September, which means the season of pumpkin-flavored food is now upon us. New to the fray this year is pumpkin-flavored Greek yogurt at your friendly local Trader Joe's.
The quality of pumpkin-flavored treats ranges widely. I'm happy to report that Trader Joe's pumpkin yogurt is ridiculously good. I was tempted to write that you really shouldn't go buy it, just because you'll end up as addicted as I am, and I'd like to make sure I have a steady supply through pumpkin season. Every time I swing by Trader Joe's these days, it takes every ounce of willpower I have to not clear the shelf. Hell, it takes every ounce of willpower I have to only eat one tub of it once I have it home.
There's a careful balance of flavors going on with flavored yogurt, and Trader Joe's nailed it. The tang of good Greek yogurt stands at the forefront, with rich pumpkin and warm spice playing flawless supporting roles. The one downside is that each container has two tablespoons of sugar (making up about half of the yogurt's 220 calories), and attempts to eat only half of the container have proven fruitless.
What more do you need? Now get down to your nearest Trader Joe's before I beat you to it and leave you empty-handed.