Yes, that's a Friends reference. And yes, I realize I am strange, but I'm not as strange as the flavors that Miss Rachel is putting into her chic black yogurt containers. Plum Honey Lavendar? Pink Grapefruit Lychee? Pomegranite Acai? Rachel is either off her rocker, or exceedingly brilliant.
Of course, since most geniuses (ahem, ME) are misunderstood and/or under appreciated in their own time, I am going to label Rachel exceedingly brilliant. Especially after trying both the Pomegranite Blueberry and Vanilla Chai flavors. The description on the carton doesn't lie -- these 150-160 calorie yogurts really are "Wickedly Delicious." Creamy, yet not too thick, the texture is smooth and seductive on the tongue, and there is no gross film at the top like some yogurts I know (ahem Dannon, ahem Yoplait, ahem Cascade). The Pomegranite Blueberry is tart and tangy -- a palate perker-upper for any morning of the week, while the Vanilla Chai is more subtle and understated -- fitting for it's descriptor as inspiring the consumer to "relax."
With my levels of neurosis I think I might need a few hundred cartons to achieve a state of Zen, but I'm willing to do the research to see if Rachel's yogurts can get me there. It's all in the name of good health right? Minimum daily calcium levels can't be achieved by Dreyer's Slow-Churned Mint Karaoke Coookie ice cream alone, nor should they be considering my recent forays into the freezer. Rachel's low fat yogurts are 100% natural with no artificial sweeteners, and contain 30% of the daily requirements for calcium, plus those fancy schmancy live and active cultures that promote healthy digestion. There's nothing wicked about that. (Unless you like giving your intestines heck in a hand basket.)
At $1.09 a carton at my local WeHo Whole Foods (it's close to $1.50 at Gelson's), Rachel's yogurts aren't exactly budgetter-friendly, but for a quality gal like her, it's a steal. Think of it as an investment in good health. I bet even Miss Aniston would approve of my most recent fridge friend.