Sunday, October 19, 2008

Yoplait Kids Review and GIVEAWAY!

We're fans of yogurt in this house.  (Ok, Bean and I are...  Shaun doesn't care much for it and C doesn't know what the heck it is).  Anyway, we were given the opportunity to try out and review Yoplait Kids Yogurt.  We chose the Yoplait Kids Yogurt Drinks in the mixed berry flavor.

Bean's verdict?  "Mommy...  my yogurt drink is gone.  I want another one!  Please?"

I think that's a positive review if I've ever heard one.

Granted, not everything that's a hit with the kid is necessarily a hit with me.  We're trying to cut down on artificial colors and flavors and I approached this review with some reservation, knowing that the vast majority of kids' food out there is hyper-colored for visual appeal.

However, I was pleasantly surprised when I read the ingredients.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  The yogurts are colored with grape juice and beet juice.  No artificial flavors.  In fact, the yogurt even has sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup (which, despite recent ad campaigns trying to convince me that HFCS is the exact same as sugar, is incredibly important to me).

Bonus:  In addition to plenty of healthy probiotics, the yogurts also have 16mg of DHA (10% of the Daily Value), a healthy fatty acid that helps the brain to develop.

Bean's not a picky eater at all and I have little problem getting her to eat a well rounded diet.  We also try to limit the sugar in our household, so the majority of Bean's yogurt consumption is of the plain variety.   However, these are great for after dinner treats or occassional snacks.  If your kid is a picky eater, this is a great way to get some calcium, probiotics, and DHA into your kid.  (Who I can imagine will be more than willing to oblige).

My one misgiving with the product is the absolute flagrant branding with television characters.  We have the box with Diego on it.  I just don't understand why everything has to be associated with television and movie characters when it comes to kids?

No, wait, I do understand.  I just wish it was different.

Aside from that, I do love the product and I'm sure I'll occasionally buy them for Bean in the future.

Now, for sticking with me through that, here's your chance to try them on your own!

I have three prize packs to give away.  Each pack contains a coupon for a free pack of Yoplait yogurt, a nicely insulated lunch cooler, and a pack of Brain Quest cards for the 2-3 year old set.

(We love the Brain Quest cards and they totally passed the time on the airplane on our recent trip)

Comment on this post with your kids' (or YOUR!) favorite snack food by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 23rd and I'll pick three winners and contact you sometime on Thursday.  One comment per person, please.  But, if you post about this giveaway on your blog, comment again with a link to your blog and I'll add another entry for you to win.

Please be sure to leave your email address either in the comment or have it accessible so that I can contact you if you win.  Good luck!


  1. My niece is very picky but she loves yogurt and she likes crackers.Hope to win. Cheers!

  2. Christopher's favorite snack would be anything in the frozen category. Ice cream, popsicles, frozen gogurt, frozen grapes...

    Hannah's a chocolate lover like me but if we're out she'll go for a string cheese.

  3. I think Amy and I have daughters that are oh so similar! Ashleigh is a total chocolate fiend. But, she LOVES yogurt. I should probably buy it more often...oh, and I want the low down on what was a hit and what wasn't on the plane! We leave Friday...

  4. I have eight kids, and every single one of them's favorite snack food is ice cream. Who can blame them?!?

    How did you get to review this product and get samples to give away?!? I want to do that, too!

  5. V's favorite snack food is YOGURT!

  6. Ella is obsessed with the kids sized yogurts that she can drink with a straw. Good thing because they actually provide some nutrition for my child who would love to live on peanut butter and jelly and milk 3 meals a day!

  7. Crackers - I've had to make a rule of only one snack of crackers a day. Otherwise he will eat crackers at every opportunity.

  8. Koa's current favorite snack is a box of raisins

  9. Z & M both love gogurts. Morgan insists on eating it herself. They also love yogurt covered raisins (or shall I say somewhat flavored sugar covered raisins?).

    I've also made a post on my other two blogs about it...

  10. Don't you just love kids approvals. They never over analyze as we adults do. It's just yea or nope lol.

    My two boys (Phabian 3 and MJ 2) are big fruit eaters. They love any type of fresh fruit and canned if we just dont have any fresh. They also love to dip their apple slices in yogurt. We have never tried these but they scream for them all the time in the store when they see Dora glaring on the side of the box!!!

  11. my kids also love yogurt. that is our go-to snack. great pics by the way. (I found your blog through rocks in my dryer: wfmw.)

  12. Hey Jen! Here's my comment to include me from one of my sites...

  13. Hey Jen! Here's my comment to include me from my other site!! :)

  14. Thanks for participating everyone! Winners are 4, 9, and 14! I'll try to contact everyone ASAP. :)


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