Friday, April 16, 2010

Yoplait Greek yogurt review and giveaway

From bras to yogurt . . .

I have another great giveaway for you! This one is for Yoplait Greek yogurt.

Yoplait is running a "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" promotion right now to promote their new Greek yogurt. According to Yoplait:

"To celebrate its new Greek yogurt and to encourage women to nourish their inner goddess, Yoplait has teamed up with actress Izabella Miko, who plays Greek Goddess Athena in Warner Bros. Pictures´ and Legendary Pictures´ film new epic feature film "Clash of the Titans," which launched in theatres on April 2 in 3D."

I was contacted to try out the new yogurt and was sent coupons for two free containers of yogurt AND a spa package containing a robe, slippers, loofah, body brush and other goodies to turn my bath spa-like.

Here's what I received:


Well, I got coupons, not the actual yogurt. But! As soon as I received my coupons, I headed out to pick up my free yogurt and check it out.

I bought one container of plain and one honey vanilla:Now, let me say straight out that I am a HUGE yogurt fan. I eat it every single day. Sometimes twice. I'm like an addict. And Greek yogurt, while maybe a little sour to some, is right up my alley. So, I went into my taste test expecting to like it, because that's what I do. I like yogurt.

And, yeah, I liked this stuff too. My son gobbled up the honey vanilla yogurt and hardly left any for me. It was delicious. I'm new to the whole honey yogurt thing but it really is tasty. My son, who loves both yogurt and honey, thinks that it is just about the best thing going.

The plain was good, too. I'm much more inclined to buy plain yogurt, because I mix it in smoothies and tend to use it in recipes in place of mayo, sour cream, etc. The Yoplait plain Greek yogurt was nice and thick and creamy. One thing that always amazes me about Greek yogurt is how creamy it is, since it contains no fat. Definitely a bonus!

A 6oz container of the plain yogurt contains 100 calories, no fat, 10g carbs and 14g protein. It also has 35% of the RDA of calcium and 20% of the RDA of vitamin D. All good stuff in my book.

To buy:

You can purchase Yoplait Greek yogurt in most grocery stores (my Hannaford and Price Chopper both carry it). You can download a coupon for $.30 off one container here.

To win:

I have a "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" pack for one lucky reader! The giveaway is exactly the same as the package I received: Two coupons for free yogurt and the spa gift set (robe, slippers, loofah, etc., etc.). Who DOESN'T want to lounge in Greek-goddess style?

(And, um, guys? Great gift potential here . . . )

So, to enter, leave me a comment telling me which flavor of Yoplait Greek yogurt you'd most like to try.

As always, you can gain a few additional entries
(leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Tell me your favorite "knock, knock" joke (random, I know, but leave a comment!)
  • Follow this blog or my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (leave a comment each time)
The giveaway will run through 11:59pm EST on Thursday, April 22, 2010 and the winner will be chosen using random.org and posted on Friday.

Good luck!




Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received free product and the gift pack from Yoplait and MyBlogSpark. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

77 comments:

  1. I already am a follower of both :)

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  2. I would love to try this! I already buy one of the original major brands, and it is awesome in smoothies! Although the other brand is organic! The only reason that *really* matters to me is that it's one way I know there's no HFCS...a lot of brands use that all over the place. This doesn't need that though, right? So I'm guessing its not there. Geesh, a lot of writing (on my part) for a freebie ;)

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  3. I am a follower of both your blogs

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  4. Honey vanilla would be my choice

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  5. Love greek yogurt too! I'd like to try the honey vanilla and the plain.

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  6. http://www.kidsjokes.co.uk/jokes/knock/knocka.html

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  7. I'd love to try the honey flavor. I usually don't stray far from non-fat plain, but this one sounds good!

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  8. I follow your other blog! (and check this one frequently!!)

    I hope I win, I'm like you - have yogurt every day!! Yum!

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  9. I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog!

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  10. Knock Knock
    Who's there
    Howie
    Howie who
    I'm fine thanks Howie you?
    :)

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  12. I'd love to try any of them, but most especially Honey Vanilla. And…where did you find them? I've been looking for these in the area.

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  13. I'm a follower of the blogs.

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  14. I put your giveaway up on my blog.

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  15. I am a fan of The Happy Runner on FB.

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  16. I would love to try the Honey Vanilla. I love Greek Yogurt. I always buy Dannon, but now that Yoplait is available, I would love to give it a shot! Yum!

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  17. Ok so it's not a Knock Knock joke but this is a "dumb" joke in memory of a dear friend who just passed.

    Why do sea gulls fly by the sea?


    Wait for it....
    Wait for it....

    Because if it flew by the bay it would be a "bay"gull!

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  18. I want to try the strawberry...yummm

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  19. Knock Kock
    Who's There?
    Boo
    Boo Who?
    It's just a joke! Don't have to cry about it. :P

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  20. Posted on my blog side-bar :)
    www.mj-girlrunning.blogspot.com

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  21. I"m like you and would prefer to get the Plain so that i can then mix it up on my own and avoid some of the additives as well

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  22. spreadin the joy of the link http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/04/opinions-wanted-friday-anonymous.html

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  23. Following Happy Runner Giveaways & Reviews with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. Strawberry sounds good--

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  25. I am currently on a blueberry kick so I think trying the blueberry flavor would be good!

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  26. I also follow happy runner on Facebook!

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  27. Knock, Knock!
    Who's there?
    Armageddon!
    Armageddon who?
    Armageddon out of here!

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  28. I'd love to try the plain flavor!

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  29. I follow your blog on google reader

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  30. I think the honey vanilla sounds really yummy!

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  31. I'd love to try the Honey Vanilla.

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  32. I think it's cool you like this brand. I did a review of Greek yogurt earlier this year and I HATED this kind...which is funny b/c Yoplait is one of my fav types of regular yogurt. My greeks I stick to Oikos and Fage...cherry fage is to DIE for I realllllly suggest trying it.

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  33. I'd like to try the honey flavor. Sounds delicious.

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  34. I'm torn between strawberry and honey vanilla.

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  35. Knock knock
    who's there?
    banana
    banana who?

    Knock knock
    who's there?
    banana
    banana who?

    Knock knock
    who's there?
    banana
    banana who?

    Knock knock
    who's there?
    orange
    orange who?
    Orange you glad I didn't say banana

    Very silly but my kids love it. :)

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  36. I'd go with the strawberry or honey vanilla flavor.

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  37. I'm a Happy Runner Facebook fan.

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  38. I like the blueberry. Thanks
    mrspoofa(at)aol.com

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  39. I think I'd stick with strawberry! -Liz, chlives at hotmail dot com

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  40. I'd like to try the honey vanilla!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  41. I follow you on google friend connect!

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  42. Knock knock, who's there, lettuce, lettuce who, lettuce in already!

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  43. Honey Vanilla. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  44. I love greek yogurt and would like to try the plain.

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  45. I'm a follower on your blog :)

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  46. Knock Knock
    Who's there?
    Boo
    Boo who?
    Don't cry, it's just a joke

    Silly, but cute.

    And just because

    Why can't a bicycle stand up?
    Because it's two tired.

    HEHEHEHEHEHE

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  47. My absolute fave is honey vanilla. It's especially good when you add some raspberries or blueberries to it! I also like to put it on a fruit salad as a dressing

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