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Müller Yogurt Review & Costco Giveaway (Sponsored)

Müller Yogurt Review & Costco Giveaway // Serious Crust

Müller Yogurt Review & Costco Giveaway // Serious Crust
Müller Yogurt Review & Costco Giveaway // Serious Crust

Last week, I received a box of Müller Corner Yogurt. Why you ask? Because, these awesome little snacks are going to be available at Costco locations in the Portland area. So I thought I’d give them a try, and let you know. And if you read all the way to the bottom, you can see how to enter to win a year’s Costco membership so you can taste these bad boys for yourself! The things I do for you guys.

Müller is a company with a cool history: it was started by Ludwig Müller in Germany in 1896. Müller was the town cheesemaker AND the mayor. That’s right. Can you imagine if your mayor made cheese? Your city would probably be a lot happier. Because who doesn’t love cheese? Anyway, over the years they’ve grown and changed, and now make yogurt. Which, really, is a lot like cheese.

These yogurts brought back some fond memories for me. As you can see in the photos, these yogurts have those fancy little separated corners of whatever filling that you pour into your yogurt. This brought back some fond memories for me, because when I was younger I was always trying to get my mom to buy me those yogurts with the separate containers on the lids that had mini Crunch pieces or granola or sprinkles or whatever. I love stirring something crunchy into my yogurt to bring it a little texture, and the candied almonds definitely brought the crunch. The yogurt is creamy, but not quite as thick as Greek style yogurt, and tastes good all on it’s own too. Though I’d recommend jazzing it up with the corners. That’s what they’re there for, right? Jonah and I love eating yogurt cups with our breakfast or as an afternoon snack, and Müller corner yogurts were a welcome addition to our pantry.

At your Portland area Costco, you can now buy a pack of 12 Müller Corner yogurts with three flavors: choco balls, strawberry, and candied almonds. If you don’t have a Costco membership, but would like to try it for a year for free, comment below with your favorite afternoon snack, or maybe a favorite snack from your childhood, and like Serious Crust on Facebook. A winner will be chosen on May 23rd, so check back!

This is a sponsored post. I was given a box of Müller Corner Yogurt for free, and all of the opinions below are my own.

Cheese Straws with a Bite

Cheese Straws with a Bite

Cheese Straws with a Bite
Cheese Straws with a Bite

For some reason I’ve been in the mood to make some kind of cheesy snacking food lately, like crackers or something. So this weekend when I was up in Seattle, I took the opportunity to make these cheese straws from Smitten Kitchen. They are ridiculously easy and have quite a bite to them due to the red pepper flakes. If you don’t want to risk them being too spicy for you (or whoever else may be eating them), you can easily reduce the amount of red pepper flakes, but I thought it was quite delicious.

Cheese Straws

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons (1/2 a stick) unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into 4 pieces
3/4 cup flour, plus some for rolling out the dough
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon milk or half-and-half

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse the cheese, butter, flour, salt, and pepper flakes. Pulse it until the mixture is in coarse crumbs.

Now add the milk until the dough comes together and forms a ball. Lightly flour a cutting board or your kitchen counter, dump the dough out, and roll it into as rectangular of a shape as possible and about 1/8 of an inch thick. With a sharp knife slice the dough into 1/4 inch – 1/3 inch strips. I left some edges ragged and trimmed others, I don’t think it really matters.

Now you can gently put the strips onto a cookie sheet (no need to grease it because of the butter). You want to leave a little space between them, but they don’t need much (1/4-1/2 an inch is plenty). The dough is fragile, so they might break, but don’t worry about it. The cheese straws can be any length really.

Bake them in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes (I think I baked mine closer to 15, I like the ends nice and brown). Remove them from the oven, allow to cool for a minute or two on the baking sheet, and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Good luck keeping these around for long. They were gone pretty quickly. They’re perfectly crispy and cheesy with a bit of spice… Mm! I love them. Enjoy!