Oikos yogurt review and a giveaway!

Hi guys,

How is your day going?  Almost the weekend!!  I’m more than ready for the weekend to be here.  Today was super gloomy and because traffic was so bad I missed my doctor’s appt even though I left work early. Grrrr.  Traffic is starting to be the bane of my existence.   I did go shopping after I missed my appt though which helped cheer me right up, as it always does.  I went to J. Crew and they had a ton of fun spring stuff.

Isn’t this dress cute? Ignore the post workout face/hair.  Probably not the best time to try clothes on but it’s on my way home from the gym!

My mom is going to New York this weekend and then down to Florida for all of next week, so you are going to be seeing more of me for awhile.  Never a bad thing, right?  Right.  She will be posting once in awhile but we probably won’t be sticking to our every other day schedule since she isn’t sure about internet, etc. yet.

My parents have a time share which they bought for one dollar on ebay.  Must be a pretty nice place huh?  I wouldn’t know since I’ve never been invited.  My grandpa, who lives in Palm Beach ended up having open heart surgery last week and is recovering now, so even though my parents already had their trip planned, it coincidentally turned out to be the perfect time for them to go down and visit.

So, onto yogurt talk.  My mom and I (separately) received coupons to try Stonyfield’s new Oikos Greek Superfruits yogurt.   You have probably tried (or at least heard of) Oikos 0% greek yogurt.  They have a ton of flavors, and my favorite has always been honey.  So, when we got the chance to try the new superfruits yogurt I was really excited.   My mom and I both agreed that the flavor was really good.

The yogurt has just the right amount of sweetness.  I hate when yogurt tastes overly sugary and this one doesn’t at all.  The actual flavor is Pomegranate, Raspberry Acai.   I love pomegranate, and could taste a lot of it in the yogurt, but I like the addition of the raspberry and acai to balance out the tartness. The stats are pretty good- 130 calories for one container, 16 g of sugar and 13g protein, 18 g carbs.   16g of sugar isn’t super low, but it is low enough for a flavored yogurt–I usually try to stick below 20 g.  All the ingredients are organic and a lot of the flavoring comes from the actual fruit puree, which I like.  You might notice that a lot of other yogurt (especially non greek) have a wayyyy higher carb count than this one, because they flavor using artificial flavoring which adds carbs.  Using the fruit puree and pure sugar kept the carb count down.    Overall I thought it was really good, really creamy and something I would eat on a normal basis and my mom agreed that she would choose this over other flavors for the taste as well.

The one downside that both my mom and I agreed upon is that we both had a really hard time finding it in stores.  I know this will get better since it is a new product, the guy I talked to at the grocery store said that it is a pretty new release so all stores should be carrying it soon (within the next few weeks even!).  I finally found it at Whole Foods fyi.

So after all that, Stonyfield has a great giveaway package for one of you!   They want to give one reader a chance to try Superfruits and also a whole bunch of other stuff.  The winner will get:

-       2 free coupons for Oikos Organic Super Fruits Greek Yogurt

-       Weleda All Natural Pomegranate Firming Day Cream and Pomegranate Firming Serum

-       2 free coupons for Crofters Organic Fruit Spreads

-       Organic Pomegranate lip balm, made by Eco Lips

-       2 samples of Numi Organic Berry Black Tea (featuring organic raspberry and raspberry leaf)

-       Simply Be Well Organic Pomegranate Moisturizing Body Bar

-       RW Knudsen Family 32 oz Organic Just Pomegranate juice coupons

How awesome is all of that stuff!!   There are a few ways to enter…

1. Watch this cute video from Stonyfield that talks about eating organic and leave a comment letting us know what you think!  I think the video is great because it is a fun and lighthearted way to describe why eating organic is so important.  Even though I had always known it was better to buy organic, I think I really am just starting to see the real difference that buying organic foods, grass-fed meat, etc can make.   What do you guys think about the video, and do you usually try to buy organic too?

2. Follow us on twitter

3. Follow us on facebook

4. Link back to the giveaway on your own blog

You can enter more than once by doing more than one of the above, just leave a separate comment for each thing (so if you follow us on facebook and want to comment on the video, leave two separate comments).  OK?  We will pick a winner on Monday evening.  Good luck!!

Sidenote: I have been HORRIBLE at getting on fb and twitter and updating frequently but I promise promise I’m going to get better at it as of right now.  I say I because that part is all me so I can’t even blame my mom for half of that.  I realized I didn’t even like our facebook page until 2 minutes ago.  Shh, don’t tell!

I’ll leave you with some pretty flowers from my office building.

See you tomorrow!

Katie

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16 Responses to Oikos yogurt review and a giveaway!

  1. Jackie

    What a cute video! I go back and forth between buying organic or not…it is just so expensive sometimes! I know that it is important though. This giveaway looks great, I would love to win!

  2. Meredith

    That video is so cute, I love it!

  3. Tara

    Video is great, it’s such an easy way to explain to people how to eat organic. I have been eating organic for two years now, and it’s the best decision I have ever made. I highly suggest to anyone considering eating organic to go for it.

  4. Lisa L.

    What about the prices, isn’t organic food more expensive?

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  6. Stacey

    Stoneyfield is great! I hope I win!!

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  8. Hayden

    I watched the video, i think it’s a cute take on organic eating.

  9. Lyla R.

    Great video! What are some good places in Chicago to buy organic?

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  11. Janice

    lol, what a great/cute video! (I really didn’t expect them to sing). I do support buying organic foods and we try, but sometimes they are kind of pricey. But definitely good for our health.

  12. Janice

    following @2peasinablog as @cappytweet

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  14. i try and eat organic fruit when i can, but since it’s so $$, it’s hard. did everyone see the living social deal today? half off a box of organic fruits and veggies to your house in chicago!

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