Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yoplait Greek Yogurt Giveaway

Okay, I have to confess.  I'm scared that nobody is going to enter my first ever blog giveaway.  That has made me really hesitant to post anything.  But here goes!


Yoplait provided me with two free cups of their new Greek Yogurt, and a spa gift pack through MyBlogSpark.  It was totally up to me as to whether or not to blog about it, but I do have the chance to offer one of you the chance to win a similar pack.

Here's what I got:

Doesn't that look fabulous?  Trina absconded with most of the bath stuff, but I did manage to snag the slippers.  And, of course, the yogurt coupons.  (okay, so I let Trina have the bath stuff... anything that encourages her to actually scrub in the tub instead of just soaking, yeah, I'm all for it.)

I had a hard time finding Yoplait Greek Yogurt in the store the first time I went shopping. But a few days later, every grocery store I entered had them.  I chose to try Blueberry and Strawberry.  Then, with the coupon from here and another from the paper, I was able to pick up a couple more for $.10-$.40 (on sale for a dollar, at a store that doubles coupons). So I got another Blueberry, and a Honey Vanilla.


So what did I think?  First off, I love the idea of more protein.  And I love the idea of 0% fat.  One reason I don't eat yogurt frequently is that I try to have a more balanced ration of protein to carbs... the three flavors I tried contained 12 g protein and 19 g carbs.  Far better than the last Yoplait Original we had (7.2 g protein and 24.2 g carbs).

But how did it taste?  Well, it is different than that Yoplait Original.  Not as sweet, more of a yogurt taste.  And it has, I don't know how to describe it, it has a grainier feel to it.  And thicker too.

After a couple bites, I liked it.  Now, this isn't something I am likely to be purchasing for breakfast every morning.  But when it is on sale, especially if I have a coupon, I will certainly continue to purchase more.  Blueberry was my favorite.

Okay, so now the fun part for all of you!  Yoplait and MyBlogSpark would like to give away a similar pack of stuff to one of my readers.  To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment on this blog post telling me which flavor you would get with your coupons.  (I didn't try Plain -- otherwise, I talked about the rest!).

For a bonus entry, if you follow my blog publicly, leave another comment telling me that you already were a follower, or that you just became one.

For another entry, post about this giveaway somewhere (your blog, Facebook, or something similar) and leave another comment telling me what you did (and please, link your blog so I can come visit you!)

Deadline for entries is Monday, May 3 at midnight Mountain Time.  I will draw a winner and notify them by email (if your email is included) or on this blog on May 4.  If I do not hear back from the winner within 48 hours, I will draw a new name.

Disclosure:  Yoplait and MyBlogSpark provided me with the yogurt coupons, the prize pack, information about the new Greek Yogurt, and the giveaway.  It was up to me as to whether I wanted to post about this product, and all opinions in this post are mine.  I was not given any other compensation for this post.


And the free product coupon is not valid in certain states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee.


51 comments:

Tristan said...

I would love to try blueberry or strawberry!

Tristan said...

I already follow your blog with Google Friend Connect too!

Lori said...

I LOVE Greek yogurt. I usually buy Chobani and have never tried the Yoplait. I'd love to try the blueberry. YUM.

Lori said...

I am a stalker...er...follower.

Lori said...

I am posting right now!

Cristi said...

I'd let Lauren choose what flavor, and I guess that she'll pick blueberry.

Cristi said...

I'm also a blog follower. :)

Heather said...

This is a great giveaway! I always love slippers:)) I think I would try plain--simply because I have a a lot of things I'd use it with (I'm thinking about a curry recipe actually)and i like greek yogurt with honey mixed in! Thanks for the chance!

Heather said...

I'm posting to facebook now, because that's so easy....

Heather said...

I am a follower!

Ann said...

Good luck with your first giveaway. I'd go with the plain. Yummy mixed with a nice fruit salad, nuts and shredded carrots. Summer breakfast in my house!

Ann

Michelle said...

I love Greek yogurt. The blueberry looks very yummy! :)

Michelle said...

I am a stalker (ahem) tracker (nope--that's a . . .) follower! ;)

Deb said...

The Honey Vanilla looks good. With maybe some granola sprinkled over...?

Thanks for the Giveaway, Debra!

Kristenph said...

I want to try the strawberry.

Kristenph said...

I'm a google follower.

HillaryM said...

I'd love to try the blueberry. Thanks for giving your thoughts and explaining so well about the texture, etc. I have always wandered what was different with Greek yogurt.

Mrs. White said...

Great job! I'd pick blueberry.

Blessings,
Mrs. White
http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. White said...

I am a follower!

Blessings,
Mrs. White
http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com

HillaryM said...

I'm a google follower.

Kristenph said...

I added a post to my blog about the giveaway.

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/kristenph/780560/

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Hmmm... that's a tough decision, but I'd probably go with blueberry. :)

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I'm already a follower. :)

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. Thank you!

Kimberly Kovach said...

Blueberry. Greek yogurts are the best!

Kimberly Kovach said...

I am following you . . . .

Heidi said...

Definitely strawberry!

Heidi said...

I'm a Google follower!

T in Ohio said...

I would love to try the blueberry.

joyfulmomy said...

I love blueberry yogurt so blueberry would be my choice, too.

joyfulmomy said...

I'm posting on Facebook now.

joyfulmomy said...

I'm now a follower!

purple squirrel said...

Hmmmm... I think I would try the plain Possibly to use as a "starter"(?), and also to dip my potato chips in... (Makes them a little less "guilty", when they're loaded up with plain yogurt! :D

I might have to try Strawberry as well.
YUM!

purple squirrel said...

I'm already a follower... :)

Tess said...

I think the strawberry sounds yummy!

Tess said...

I've been a follower since day 1 and I still don't have a name... oh wait wrong show. Yes, I follow your blog.

anthy said...

I'd love to try the Honey Vanilla flavor.

Thank you for the giveaway - I'd love to win this for my mom. :-)

anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

Tess said...

I did a link to your blog giveway on my FB page.

anthy said...

I now follow your blog publicly.
anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

Vikki said...

This sounds great, Debra. I'd like to try the Honey Vanilla.

taximomof4 said...

I just became a follower.

Vikki said...

I just added a link to my FB page.

BTW, the taximomof4 is me. Not sure why it showed up like that and not like this, LOL.

Debbie said...

I would try the strawberry.

Debbie said...

I am already a follower.

Jennifer Miller said...

I would try vanilla or strawberry.

Jennifer Miller said...

I'm following you. :)

Jen said...

I answered on FB...I would buy vanilla.

Jen said...

I follow you :-)

degood said...

I would like to try the blueberry variety.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

degood said...

I follow your blog now as degood

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

Anonymous said...

strawberry sounds good--

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