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Yep, we got to try the Dannon Oikos Yogurt (that "yogurt" is a tough word to spell!! took me a few tries...) - - we tried the plain and the fruit on the bottom. Did you know: 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.
Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. Ah-ha, that's why it's so different - extra creamy-thick!
I tried to write down what some of the household thought:
8 yr old "it's good! I don't know how to explain it - usually I don't like yogurt, but I love that."
4 yr old "it takes like pudding!"
Trevor: "well that's thick. good"
It reminded me something other than yogurt - you know that cream cheese spread flavored stuff - it had that type of consistency - really thick, nice touch of flavor.
I think this must be the hot new thing because when I went to buy mine, it was almost all sold out! Luckily there were a few that I could grab - we tried plain, and fruit on the bottom in peach and strawberry.
You should read some of what fans have to say over on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oikos?sk=wall
Then run out and grab some to try for yourself. Enjoy!! You could even make Greek Yogurt smoothies - - here's a list of some great-sounding recipes....http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=464419985980
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.