Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Surprised Me!

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.

For more information and recipe ideas, visit www.oikosyogurt.com or www.Facebook.com/oikos. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

I'm going to admit something really embarrassing to you all...I actually fought my kids over a container of yogurt. It wasn't just any yogurt, mind you, it was the new Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt. I may or may not have run away from them with the container in my hand, shouting "there's no more!" and then gobbled up the rest down the hallway.

I was excited to try it out because I am not typically a fan of Greek yogurt, particularly the plain kind. I opted to taste test the Fruit on the Bottom variety (in blueberry). I wanted Dannon to surprise me, but I didn't have high hopes. I figured I'd be logging onto the blog to discuss the health merits of Greek yogurt, as opposed to the great taste.

Boy, oh boy, did Dannon prove me wrong! Even my pickiest eater, Michaela Byrd (whose four food groups are nuggets, fruit, green beans, and cake), has been begging me to pick up another 4 pack of containers at the store. If my picky three year old will eat it with no complaints or gagging, then I am sold!

Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt (with Fruit on the Bottom) is sweet without being too sugary or having a chemical taste to it. In doing my homework, I learned that Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. The consistency is slightly thicker than regular yogurt, and it was a very filling snack.

As a mom who has been discussing healthier eating habits and plans on hosting a week of Family Friendly Food here on the blog in September, I can say that this is an excellent choice for my family. I've been taking a closer look at what I eat and I was pleased to see that Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat. Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts. A pack of yogurt along with some granola would be a yummy addition to my preschooler and kindergartner's snacks at school this year.

You all know that I do not review or endorse products here on my blog that I don't feel are a good fit. I am always honest in my opinions, even when they might not be 100% positive. I can say with great certainty that the T household will be snacking on Dannon's new Greek yogurt for some time to come!

What's your favorite healthy snack?


  1. We have an Indian store where I sometimes buy spices.Once I picked up a jar of whata appears to be yoghurt they make.Never looked back.It is so creamy and thick you can stand spoon in it.And affordable as well;)

  2. Do you know about the sugar content in these? My daughter LOVES yogurt and right now we are doing go-gurt but I think there is probably more sugar in it than she needs.

  3. I just bought one this week and tried it for the first time TODAY! Yum-O!! Will buy more, and although there prob is more sugar than I'd prefer, there is a good bit of protein, which I need during the day!

  4. Amanda so amazing because I had yogurt with berries and granola this morning!! I have it at least 3 times a week so will definitely try Oikos.

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  5. I tried greek yogurt once and didn't like it much, but if MB likes it, then I just may have to pick some up. My Miss Mae has a very similar list of food groups!

  6. I love yogurt! I haven't heard of this stuff yet though. Sounds delicous! I'm pretty sure I could probably eat 8 of those little containers in one sitting though...

  7. I am not crazy about yogurt but I pack it in my lunch everyday because if that's all that I have to eat, I'll eat it. It's funny that you posted this because just yesterday my lunch buddy was eating this kind of yogurt and told me to buy it because it is really good. She did say to avoid the honey one because she didn't like it. I may be daring and try this for my lunch next week, particularly since it comes in a four-pack and I'll have four school lunches to pack.

  8. I've seen this advertised a few times & wondered about it. Did you see my post a week or two back about my "confessions" & hating yougurt was one of them? (For reasons other than tastes though)Lol! I ususally try to give it a try every now & then but I always end up with the same results. I would like to try this one though. :-)

  9. This is great!! I was just looking at the Dannon Greek Yogurt yesterday. I was hesitant because I don't like other Greek Yogurt. Now I may have to give it another try.

  10. Yes, my fav is peach. I think Dannon greek is much better than the other brands;)


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