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So whilst purchasing my weekly dosage (yes, dosage) of greek yogurts, I spotted this new gem on the shelf. I used to be absolutely obsessed with regular Stonyfield Farm yogurts for years…it was my go snack. I since then moved onto greek yogurt, but Stonyfield Farm will always have a  place in my heart. So I saw this Stonyfield Organic yogurt on the shelf and decided to give it a try.

It’s made with “sweet fresh cheese” which can be off-putting I think as a label to people who don’t eat a lot of cheese or yogurt, but, yogurt lovers can appreciate it.

Anywho, this baby has 10 grams of protein per serving, which is sub par for a greek yogurt,  but, this never actually SAYS greek yogurt on it…but it is conveniently placed next to the greek yogurts at the store, probably due to the container. So, I’ll blame Stop n Shop for this one, and myself for not actually reading the container. (What do you want from me? Sunday night grocery shopping with my best friend isn’t exactly productive…)

Here’s what it looks like:

IMG_0838The consistency is halfway between a thick greek yogurt and a more runny regular yogurt, a hybrid if you will. The Belle Blueberry in flavor, however, is quite exquisite. A gentle, “real” blueberry flavor, and mild sweetness, but a beautiful cream flavor pervades the yogurt. Only 2.5 grams of fat too, which is entirely from the cream, but totally worth it. The flavor is delicious with the blueberry, and gives a blueberry and cream-eqsue feel.

Perfect.

Will definitely buy again. I’ll shush my sub-conscious screaming “HEY but this doesn’t have 13-14g of protein!!!” by telling it I will up the egg whites at lunch later on. Problem solved, protein quota hit.

4 1/2 stars.

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I love yogurt. I could eat it every day and be totally happy. One of this things I love about it is the way I feel after I eat it. I believe yogurt is a power food, packed with healthy bacteria and more.
Stonyfield Farm came out with the Organic Activia Yogurt, that according to the sheet I was given, has no “toxic persistent pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, or synthetic growth hormones” as well as “no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners”. Sounds like the trust worthy Stonyfield that I know (and love!!)
They sent me two flavors to try for free. Strawberry and Vanilla. I tried the Vanilla first.
It was just like a standard vanilla flavor. One thing I noticed was that it really wasn’t overly sweet. A very mild tasting vanilla, with a very clean feel. It wasn’t super thick, but not super runny either. A sort of happy inbetween for consistency. 3 1/2 stars

Next up, the Strawberry.

This one had an almost strawberry-vanilla flavor.  I could tell it was made with low fat milk instead of skim by the richer flavor. Also really not all that sweet, but a mild strawberry flavor. I think it was a bit thicker than the Vanilla flavor was,  but not by much. I preferred the strawberry over the vanilla. 4 stars

nutritional facts for the strawberry flavor

Now, for the giveaway! There will be (are you ready for this?) FIVE WINNERS! Five of you guys will get a coupon book for two FREE WEEKS of Stonyfield Farm Organic Activia!

HOW TO ENTER!
PLEASE leave a comment for EACH entry!  🙂

Mandatory:
What’s your favorite flavor/brand of yogurt? One of my all time favorite Stonyfield flavors is the Banilla.
Optional….but encouraged! (:

1. Follow me on TWITTER and tweet about this giveaway mentioning  me AND the link in the tweet.
2.Add me to your blog roll!
3. Mention this giveaway on your blog
4. Leave a new comment on any of my reviews!

Giveaway ends Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 12pm. United States only. If you live in CA,ID,MN,LA,NV,ND,TN or NJ, and you win, you will receive a $1 off coupon for pack of yogurt instead.

I received 2 free weeks worth supply of yogurt for free from Stonyfield Farm, and the coupons are provided for free as well.
5 May 2011, Comments (0)

Fun stuff going on at Stonyfield!

Author: Healthnuttxo

As you guys probably know, Stonyfield Farm is one of my favorite brands of yogurt. Nothing is better than some of their Banilla yogurt, or the Maple Vanilla! So, here is some cool things going on with them right now!

Starting off with… a contest! The Stonyfield Organic Family of the Year Contest . If you win, you can get some cool stuff like yogurt, or even get the chance to visit the Vermont Organic Dairy farm!

Next, Organic Movement – a fun spot to visit, and share why you eat organic food!

And lastly, the Act Bolder’s Just Eat Organic For a Day Challenge!

Let me know if you end up visiting any of the sites, they look pretty fun, and some offer some cool prizes you may be able to win!

Have a great day!

28 Feb 2011, Comments (2)

Stonyfield Farm Organic Mango Honey Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

One of the greatest inventions of food for me was definitely yogurt. But not just any yogurt- real, natural yogurt. One of my favorite brands is Stonyfield Farm- they produce some really delicious and organic products!

Today’s review? The Organic Mango Honey Yogurt. I  usually eat yogurt with some cereal, or something like a slice of banana bread for a snack before dinner.

I opened up this container and gave it a stir. It was  a creamy yogurt, that was a pale yellow in color. I took a scoop and really enjoyed it- no overpowering flavors at all. Just a tinge of honey and a tinge of mango. Just enough were it was sweet, but not sugary tasting. It had a very fresh flavor to it, and was actually quite delicious. The honey gave it a bit of a tang, and the mango provided a slight aftertaste as well.

Overall, this one gets 4 stars from me. Nothing like real yogurt. Stonyfield Farms has my heart (and my spoon) forever!

1 6oz cup is 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 23 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein.

Whats your favorite Stonyfield Farm yogurt (if you tried one?) My favorite is the Banilla!

Oh yes. It’s a GIVEAWAY. And, it involves CHOCOLATE!!!!

Hopefully you have all heard of the Oikos Chocolate & Caramel greek yogurts, that are 110 calories each and are absolutely delicious. If not, I have tried and done a review of them here.

And if you HAVEN’T tried those yogurts, you can enter for your chance to win coupons for 2 free multi-packs, and MORE!

Well, I got an e-mail from Miss Bicchieri over at Stonyfield Farm, and they are hosting an “Organic Chocolate Indulgence” giveaway. From the e-mail I was sent, the giveaway includes…

–    1 coupon for a free Green & Black Organic Chocolate Bar

–    1 sample of Numi Organic Chocolate tea

–    1 Dagoba/Eco Lips Organic Chocolate chapstick

–    1 Skinnyskinny real cocoa organic soap bar

–    2 free coupons for Chocolate and Caramel Oikos multipacks

–    Recipe card set featuring Chocolate Cheesecake, as well Oikos spatula”

Ok. That, sounds, AWESOME! Especially if you are a fan of chocolate! 🙂

So how do you enter?
Well…

mandatory:

Watch a YoTube video on this website and leave me a comment about something you learned. For example, the e-mail suggested making a comment about organic farming, or organics in general.

Additional Entries:
2. *2 extra entries*  Blog about this giveaway! Please leave a link to your post on your website/blog.
3.*1 extra entry* Tweet about this giveaway!
4.*1 extra entry* Add me to your blogroll/follow me/follow me on Twitter (link is under ABOUT ME page)!

*Contest Open to U.S. residents only. Please leave a comment for EACH entry!* Contest ends WEDNESDAY, July 21st 2010 12PM.

I. love. yogurt.

I’ll be honest, I probably eat a yogurt once or even two times a day. And, one of my favorite brands for flavored yogurts is Stonyfield Farms. I enjoy several flavors they have to offer, and try to keep my refrigerator stocked with their yogurts at all times 🙂
(I also love how the cartoon cow above the word organic on the front of the cups always seems to have something to go with each variety. For example, on this cup I think he has “cherries” covering his eyes, for the Strawberry Fruit on the Bottom yogurt, he has “strawberries” over his eyes! I think it’s cute!)

So, as a change from the standard blueberry and strawberry yogurts I usually have for the fruit on the bottom options, I decided to try the Stonyfield Farm Organic Fat Free Fruit on the Bottom Black Cherry yogurt. Cherries usually remind me of the summer- a fruit I usually nosh on at the beach, at my house, wherever! They are a great and delicious fruit.

What I love about Stonyfield Farm yogurts is the consistency. Even the fat free versions have a creamy and thick texture to the yogurts that I love. This one also did not let me down. The yogurt on top had a very faint hint of cherry flavor, otherwise was plain. On the bottom, was the delicious cherry part. It was more of black cherry preserves for the consistency- it was jelly like with bits of cherries scattered throughout, and dark in color. It wasn’t too tart, but not overly sweet. There was also a decent  amount of the fruit. As a whole, I enjoyed this yogurt. I like that it tasted real and pure. I do wish it was a tad bit sweeter, but overall, a very refreshing and delicious yogurt.  Although there is added sugar, there is no high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners/flavors. Woohoo! 4 stars 🙂

One 6 oz container is 120 calories, 0 grams of fat, 22 carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 22 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

Cultured Pastuerized Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Cherries, Naturally Milled Organic Sugar, Pectin, Natural Flavor, Organic Elderberry Juice Concentrate (for color), Vitamin D3.

Browsing the dairy section at my grocery store looking for new things to pop in my fridge (as IF there was ANY room available), I spotted something truly beautiful & tempting.

Alas- some simple math calculations arose in my head.
Stonyfield Farm + Organic Yogurt + Maple Vanilla + NEW PRODUCT = ONE HAPPY LISA!

Not only that, but to continue with the math theme, my yogurt’s price was FREE, courtesy of Kristina @ Stonyfield Farm, who sent me a coupon (thanks Kristina!)

So, really, how could I resist Maple Vanilla flavored yogurt, a new product by Stonyfield Farm? Well, I couldn’t, and I bought out the rest of the shelf ( Yep, there were 8. I bought ALL 8. I knew this had to taste good, how could it not!?)

The Maple Vanilla is the newest addition to Stonyfield’s line of low fat and fat free organic 6 oz cups of yogurt. It’s only available for a limited time (of course, I ALWAYS like the limited addition flavors. Do we recall my post on the Pumpkin Pie flavor by Stonyfield?).


So far, I had the Maple Vanilla 2 ways- once slightly frozen, and once as is. Both ways were delightful, indeed. The yogurt is creamy- one of the reasons I love Stonyfield’s blended yogurts is because they are CREAMY! They are not watery like those “diet” yogurts I have tried, and are not super thick like greek yogurt, but they are a happy medium between the two. A texture I really like, because I feel like I am actually eating something, not drinking something. The yogurt is mildly sweet, with just a hint of maple. I honestly felt there was more vanilla flavor than maple, and sort of wish there was a bit more maple flavor. Nonetheless, it was a delicious yogurt, and a real treat frozen. I give it 4 stars.

I also had the yogurt with some cream of wheat, maple syrup and sliced bananas, and it was one DELICIOUS breakfast!

1 yogurt is 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 23 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 7 grams of protein. It also has 25% daily calcium needs and those lovely probiotics!

CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC LOW FAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP,  ORGANIC NATURAL FLAVOR, PECTIN, ORGANIC CARAMEL COLOR, ORGANIC NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, VITAMIN D3.

6 Mar 2010, Comments (4)

Wallaby Organic Maple Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Ahhh, yogurt. One of my favorite foods that I would seriously DIE without. I’ve had so many different types of yogurts- plain, flavored, fruit on the bottom, greek, “diet” (YUCK), and now Wallaby Yogurt brings me an organic version that is a Creamy Austrailian Style Yogurt.

Australian? Whhhhhat? Well, the company was founded in 1992, when the founders Jerry and Faith went to Australia on vacation. While they were there, they discovered yogurt, and decided to make their own factory back in the United States and name it after the place they came up with the idea- Wallaby Yogurt.

Wallaby Yogurt makes nonfat, lowfat and fruit on the bottom flavors, called “Down Under”. There is a cute Wallaby named Joey who I would assume is the mascot of the company (he really is adorable!) I have tried the Down Under Strawberries & Cream flavor once before, and it was AWESOME, so I was excited to try a flavor I spotted at my local Whole Foods- low fat Maple.

I loooove Maple. Maple sMapleyrup. Maple cookies. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter (made by PB&CO). So  YOGURT must be good, no?

So I bought two of these (I like to have things a couple times before writing anything about them), and dug into one when I got home. The texture is a little runnier than the yogurt I’m used to. For example, Stonyfield Farm has yogurt that has a bit more body to it. But, perhaps this is just the way Australian yogurt is supposed to be? The flavor, however, was very good. More than just a subtle Maple flavor, it was sweet but not overpowering. It had a smooth feel to it, and just a hint of vanilla flavor. It was delicious, in fact. I was also happy to discover that the sweetener was evaporated cane juice and maple syrup instead of refined white sugar, or artificial ASPARTAME or SUCRALOSE (yucky).

The second time I tried it, I popped it in the freezer for a half hour or so. What a difference it made! The yogurt thickened up a little, and it was like my own little frozen treat. Absolutely delicious with sliced bananas and waffles (with just a drizzle of maple syrup, of course 😀 )

Overall, I give it 4 stars. The taste is really delicious, sweet without being too sweet. I wish it was a bit thicker in consistency (for those of you who are die hard greek yogurt fans, you will be surprised by this variety!), but overall a very good yogurt. I will buy this one again, and I’m excited to try the other flavors, especially more of the Down Under varieties.

1 yogurt cup (6 oz) is 140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 24 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.

Organic Cultured Pasteurized Reduced Fat Milk, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Maple Syrup, Natural Flavor, Organic Locust Bean Gum, Pectin, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate.

 

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20 Feb 2010, Comments (3)

Oikos Caramel and Chocolate Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Wait a second. Did you read correctly? Caramel and Chocolate GREEK YOGURT? And ORGANIC? No way.. it can’t be possible…

It is! 😉 Oikos has now officially combined sinful & good-for-you. Their 2 new greek yogurt flavors, available in individual 4 packs, of Pure Pleasure Caramel and Chocolate are good for you, the earth, and your taste buds.

 I was super excited when I finally located these in my grocery store, and picked up both without hesistation with the coupon Stonyfield provided me (Thanks, Kristina!). I couldn’t wait to dig in once I got home, and driving home was already thinking of how to try them. The caramel flavor with slices apples? popcorn? pears? The chocolate flavor with strawberries? pretzels? crushed up Annie’s bunny grahams? (okay, I admit, there was a few drool spots on my car seat from thinking of my delectable combinations…)

The greek yogurt part wasn’t as thick as traditional greek yogurt, but was more of a mixture of plain yogurt and greek put together. I didn’t mind that, in fact, I actually preferred it. I don’t really like my greek yogurt soooo thick when I’m eating it by itself. (However, if I’m eating granola with yogurt, I do like it thick). The yogurt part by itself was actually a little sweet, and then the pure pleasure was on the bottom.

 I decided to try the caramel flavor first. It wasn’t THICK like on a caramel apple, but smooth and easy to stir with the yogurt. It had a nice sweetness to it, with a buttery, even brown-sugar taste.

Next was the chocolate. The bottom was a little bit thicker than chocolate syrup, and tasted sort of like that too. Although not as sweet as your typical chocolate syrup, it had a rich cocoa flavor, and was also smooth and delicious.

I didn’t mix mine completely, I prefer to take spoonfuls where half the spoon is yogurt, half the spoon is caramel/chocolate, and let the mixing take place in my mouth 🙂 I think you can enjoy the sweet bottom, may it be caramel, chocolate or even fruit, better. These definietely get 4 1/2 stars. They are the perfect pick me up, with the perfect sweetness, and are a good size to pair with some fruit or granola for a snack or a light breakfast.

With one of my yogurts, I actually ate the whole top first, and then left the bottom to enjoy by itself! Which is why I think it’s a good thing these come in a 4 pack variety, I KNOW if it came in the 64 oz, or the BIG containers, all of you would just go straight for the caramel-ly or chocolatey goodness at the bottom, now wouldn’t you? 😛

1 container is 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fiber,  and 10 grams of protein.

Caramel- ORGANIC NONFAT MILK, ORGANIC SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, PECTIN, CARRAGEENAN.  CONTAINS FIVE LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, AND L. CASEI.

ChocolateORGANIC NONFAT MILK, ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC COCOA, PECTIN, NATURAL FLAVOR, ORGANIC CAROB BEAN GUM.  CONTAINS FIVE LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, AND L. CASEI.

15 Dec 2009, Comments (5)

Stonyfield Farm Organic Banilla Yogurt

Author: healthnuttxo

Stonyfield Farm, as you all should know, makes dozens of products ranging from organic/all natural yogurts, frozen desserts and smoothies. They all benefit the earth and are made using only nature’s finest ingredients. I personally love their yogurt, and I’ve passed by the Banilla flavored yogurt way too many times in the store, simply because it was in the 32 oz. cup instead of the individual cups. For conveinence, of course, I usually only buy the individual 6 oz. cups, plus it is easy portion control. However, I decided I was in the mood for a new flavor of yogurt, and Stonyfield has never let me down before, so I decided to give Banilla a try.

So i took home the 32 oz. “cup” of yogurt and took out a spoon from my cupboard. I took a scoop and instantly fell in love. My taste-buds rejoiced upon tasting this yogurt. THIS WAS MY NEW FAVORITE FLAVOR! I was actually, to be honest, a little mad at myself for not buying it any sooner just because it was in the 32 oz. size instead of the 6 oz.

It was very creamy, not runny at all, and had a real banana flavor. Not that “artificial banana” flavor that you get when you buy candy like Laffy Taffy or something of the sort. But it really tasted like vanilla yogurt blended with banana puree. It was sweet, but not too sweet, and was just perfect. Definietely worth 5 stars! I’ve had it multiple times already, and my favorite concoctions [so far] are

1. Banilla Yogurt, Trader Joe’s Chocolate Toucan cookies, sliced bananas, and a squirt of whipped cream.

2.Banilla Yogurt, Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal, sliced bananas, and some organic chocolate syrup.

3.Banilla Yogurt, Kashi Honey Puffs and a Kashi Dark Chocolate cookie.

1 cup is 200 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 35 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein and 35% daily value of calcium + tons of probiotics!



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