Friday, April 16, 2010

Yo! It's another giveaway!

Ever notice how a food trend picks up speed, beginning humbly in some little chef's kitchen, before rolling through the city, stopping in every gastro-pub, making its mark on food bloggers, and then crash landing and destroying itself on top of some mass market food conglomerate? It happened to "smashed potatoes," it happened to chipotle and wasabi (E was "so over it" when he found wasabi mayo at Wendy's), and now it's moved on to Greek yogurt. I know that Greek yogurt isn't really a trend since people have eaten it for hundreds of years, but you know it's caught on big time when your local Stop n' Shop begins carrying more than just Fage. And you know it's on like Donkey Kong when the big yogurt companies jump on board. I've always bought Fage, and sometimes Chobani if I am looking for the convenience of a smaller, fruit-filled container. Now that Yoplait makes Greek yogurt, I figure the trend is now a food staple.

I was able to test out the Yoplait Greek Yogurt thanks to the Yoplait and MyBlogSpark peeps. Here's what they had to say:


"With 12 grams of protein -- twice that found in leading yogurts-- new YoplaitGreek nourishes from the inside out. Available in four delicious flavors, Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain, the brand´s newest offering has a unique thick and creamy texture with the unmatched taste expected of Yoplait."

Well, I wish I had more of that good news. I tried the plain and strawberry flavors, and E tried the honey vanilla. While the plain yogurt is good, and definitely something I'd use in my cooking (it's fat free, too, woo!), I won't be eating the strawberry yogurt again. It was grainier than I'm used to, very blah in flavor, and when I read the label... Ouch! 18 grams of sugar! I think I'd prefer to stick to my plain yogurt and add my own fruit, thank you very much. For the record, E's response to the honey vanilla was, "eh." I asked him to elaborate and he said the consistency was "weird." I definitely recommend stocking up on the plain yogurt for mixing into smoothies or soups, to make tzatziki, or this awesome Curried Chicken-Salad with Red Grapes and Walnuts. I'll certainly buy it again, as long as it's on sale (remember, I'm sooo cheap).

Now the Yoplait and MyBlogSpark folks were kind enough to send me the yogurt coupons and a gift pack to "Nourish My Inner Goddess," which included a bunch of fun spa goodies. And you can have one, too. Yup, it's giveaway time.

The Prize: A "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" gift pack including 2 coupons for free Yoplait Greek Yogurt, a terry cloth bath wrap, bath sponge, wooden massager, washcloth, brush, and spa slippers.

How to enter: All you need to do is leave me a comment letting me know you're interested. Please don't forget to leave an email address so I can contact you!

Contest ends Friday, April 23rd at midnight EST.


You can also download and print a coupon for the yogurt Here!

15 comments:

Lisa @ Simplified Saving said...

I'd love to win this giveaway! Free yogurt and spa goodies...it doesn't get much better than this!

Jessica Gardner said...

I'm interested - I love Fage yogurt but am ready to try Yoplait. jessicagardner136 at hotmail

cookies and cups said...

Oooh, I LOVE Greek yogurt and have been buying Fage for years! So glad to see that there is another good one out there :)

Danielle said...

How exciting! I've never used greek yogurt. I bought it once and then forgot what I wanted to do with it...and well...then forgot about it. (duh!). thanks for the heads-up over in BakeSpace! I've been so busy these past couple of weeks that I haven't had a chance to browse the blogs.

Amy said...

I love Greek style yogurt, and a new robe would be great! Thanks!

Michelle said...

OH yum...just love chicken with red grapes!! And I wouldn't mind the Greek Yogurt either.

Joanne said...

I'm a Fage girl all the way. Yeah, it's more expensive but the texture and flavor are just SO worth it. I'm not such a fan of Yoplait in general (high fructose corn syrup in most of their yogurts - yikes!) but I would be interested in trying their Greek yogurt. For comparison (and because I'm cheap also :P)

Kim said...

I am all about some greek yogurt right now and I would love to win. I haven't tried flavored versions, but love the plain for smoothies, parfaits, baking. Your sandwich looks delicious!!

tony.tracy@att.net

Stuff could always be worse said...

I would love to try this yogurt stuff, it looks great!
kim

Mama Peck said...

Haven't tried Greek yogurt yet. Its definitely on my need to try list!

Bonnie said...

I have tried the new Yoplait. The plain is ok and I like it for baking. I tried the blueberry and thought the texture was grainy and the flavor was awful.

I have purchased the plain since. It's oK.

Debra said...

I would be interested in trying the Yoplait greek yogurt. You said you used it in the "olive dough" which bread recipe was that?

sdlane75 at msn dot com

Suzan said...

I just got kicked out so I don't know if the first post will go thru. So, I'll repeat. I saw the yoghurt on Biggest Loser and will definitely try it next shopping trip. A coupon would help since I watch my weight on a very tight budget. (dieting can be expensive, yes)

Regards,
Suzan (officeguru@gmail.com)

Ezzie said...

I love Yoplait yogurt and Greek yogurt! What a wonderful combo! Count me in on this contest please!

Rhea said...

I would love to win this! I am all about Greek yogurt and spa goodies! rdenee at gmail.com.