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As a lover of Middle Eastern food, I am not a newbie to the world of Greek yogurt. Many a time I would attempt to make my own by draining yogurt in cheese cloth;). So I was very happy when everyone started coming out with Greek yogurt! I could use it in dishes I was cooking but I never had contemplated just sitting down to eat it.
But that was until I found out how good the fruit ones were and how good it is for you! 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.
I admit it, I tend to skip breakfast. Then I grab a Starbucks drink of some type with a lot of calories mid morning. So by the time the afternoon hits I need something with protein but that isn’t to heavy. And yes, usually I am sitting at my laptop when I eat;).
So that is when I tried the Oikos Greek yogurt with peaches on the bottom. Why did I choose that kind you might ask. Well, I had already tasted the fab berry varieties at BlogHer and it was clear why Dannon® Oikos® 0% Fat Berry Flavors beat Chobani 2-1 in a taste test! But I wanted to make sure that it was a well rounded line.
So as a Greek yogurt fan, what did I think? Oikos is a great introduction to Greek yogurt. It doesn’t have the tartness that traditionally turns people off from the Greek yogurt experience. I find it a delightful sweet treat in the middle of the afternoon when I need real food but am craving candy;). This will be my kids’ new favorite side kick to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from now on!!!
Have you ever tried Greek yogurt? What was your first impression? Are you going to try it again?
(I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Series. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.)