Dannon Oikos Yogurt

Date Mon, August 29 2011

Dannon Oikos Yogurt I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.

For more information and recipe ideas, visit www.oikosyogurt.com or www.Facebook.com/oikos. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

Oikos is Dannon’s line of Greek yogurt that was formerly known as Dannon Greek yogurt. You may have seen the recent commercials with John Stamos. I just saw one the other day and I thought it was cute because they’d always worked in his heritage into Full House, too. According to Dannon, their Oikos recipes use the authentic Greek straining method to remove whey from yogurt, which gives it a thick and creamy texture–moreso than traditional yogurts which can sometimes be a bit thin.

I was a little hesitant to try this Yogurt but Dannon sent me a gift card to purchase any flavor or Oikos that I’d like so I headed to my grocery store. It definitely seems like Greek yogurt is in because there were several varieties available. I choose the fruit on the bottom styles because I’d heard that Greek yogurt tends to be more tart and I wanted to balanced that out. I choose black cherry and strawberry flavors so I’d have a couple different options, in the event that I just didn’t like one. I wanted to be thorough. Oikos is also available in honey, plain and vanilla varieties in the different sizes.

Anyway, I was super pleasantly surprised with the black cherry fruit on the bottom. I mean, it was delicious. The yogurt was thicker, creamier and, yes, more tart than I’m used to but it sat atop some of the best tasting cherries I’ve ever had. There was a bit of cherry juice as well and I mixed it all up so I’d have a bit of fruit and yogurt in every bite. It was fantastic and I was truly sad when it was gone.

Typically, I just eat yogurt by itself, rather than putting it into a recipe but the Oikos website has a bunch of recipes tailored to the Greek yogurt. There’s a Key Lime Pie recipe on there and while I don’t like Key Lime myself, I couldn’t help think that the thick recipe of Oikos yogurt reminded me of cheesecake so I can see how it’d work well for that recipe.

Unfortunately, I just didn’t like the strawberry as much. There was only one piece of fruit in the entire cup so the tartness of the yogurt was more obvious. It’s likely that it’s just a fluke because of the packaging process but I also have to say that the one bite pales in comparison to the black cherry. Seriously. I want more!

Although this yogurt feels almost decadent, it’s fat-free and also contains a ton of protein. My only complaint? Black cherry is only available in single servings (you can try a cup yourself with the coupon on Facebook). I’d definitely buy the 4-pack, if one existed, to save a little money. Honestly? I’d probably buy a ten pack of this stuff. It’s just that good. I think it will be replacing my typical yogurt (Yoplait Whips), despite the fact that it’s more expensive. It’s as simple as that.

One Response

  1. Shona Boutilier June 2 2016 @ 5:12 pm

    I always buy oikos yogourt. The last time the vanilla was very watery and didn’t taste like usual.

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