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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oikos Review and Giveaway

About 2 months ago, the good folks at Stonyfield Farms offered me some coupons and a chance to review their Oikos yogurt, and I gladly took them up on the offer. And then promptly forgot about it. So, I'm a little late getting to my review of their product, but better late than never, right?

So, I picked up two variations on the Oikos brand, the honey and the plain, and I used the honey first.
I mostly like to use yogurt as a smoothie ingredient, and often times I add honey to my smoothies too, so this was a good combination. I made myself a nectarine smoothie (nectarine because I had a very ripe one that was in need of use) with the Oikos, some ice, and some milk.

It was delicious! And the serving size of the 5.3 oz yogurt was the perfect amount for the smoothie.

Next, I used the plain yogurt as part of a tzatziki recipe.
Personally, I could make a meal out of tzatziki, hummus, and pita, and this plain version of their yogurt had a natural tang that regular plain yogurt lacks and, I think, that helped enhance the taste of the tzatziki.
Mmmmm, you want to grab a hunk of warm pita and just dip it in there, don't you? Yummy.

So, overall, I thought both flavors were good and worked well for the sort of food that I usually use yogurt for (I don't honestly eat it just by itself all that often). It is a brand that is slightly more expensive than other generic yogurts, but that's to be expected with an organic line. Also, I know others of you who reviewed the product said you had a hard time finding it, but for me, it was amongst all the other yogurts in our regular Publix, so no special trip to a specialty store was required.

But, I don't want to be selfish and horde it all to myself; no, I have decided to share. So, if you think you'd like to give Oikos a try, I have 3 remaining coupons that I'd like to give you! All you have to do is leave me a comment here, in the next 24 hours, expressing your desire to get your hot little fingers on these coupons below. Make sure you leave me your email address or comment with a profile that has an email option, so I can contact you for your mailing address.
Tomorrow, I'll draw randomly for a winner, and then mail the coupons to that lucky person! Good luck.

29 comments:

P.O.M. said...

Now I'm craving Tziki - oops totally spelled that wrong.

Marlene said...

If it's eligible in Canada, I'd love to try it!

Now I want a smoothie...

runner26 said...

i've never played in a givaway (probably cause i never win ;)) wouldn't mind some free yogurt ~ thx for sharing ;)

Badgergirl said...

I've heard so many good things about this yogurt. I'd be willing to try i.

Carolina John said...

hey-oh. i love some oikos. i got some coupons too, used them all, and now i'm having to pay for the stuff. still, it's great. i like all the flavors.

Marie said...

I would love the chance to try this out...I have seen these in the store, but they are so expensive!

Adam said...

You know, if you keep giving free stuff away, it is going to make commenting here a LOT more easier. I'm just saying.....

(btw, what is the latest on the camcorder? I laughed out loud at him getting the cheaper shipping option - I totally would have too.)

EL said...

Now I want some falafel.

Kelsey said...

Oh, pick me, pick me :)

Marci said...

That looks so yummy!

teacherwoman said...

They sent me stuff too, but I haven't tried it yet because I couldn't find it at my grocery store. However, a friend just found it at a different store, so I will have to check it out!

X-Country2 said...

I made humus this weekend, and it lasted about a day and a half. Mmm.

Now gimme that yogurt!

Heather said...

I would love to try the honey! I heard a lot of good things about the Oikos brand.

sRod said...

We go through Greek yogurt in the sRod household like a fat kid goes through cake: mercilessly and throughly.

So we will make some dang good use out of those coupons!

Stuart said...

hmmm Greek Yogurt...although more of a fan of Fage though!

Tara said...

Umm - yes, please! I'd love some coupons for free yogurt :)

AnthonyP said...

I'm starving now !

N.D. said...

Fun fun! who would have thought to make tzatziki!! : ) I def want to win! tosha25italia@yahoo

Ted said...

Ohhh.. Thanks for the pictures. I was drooling all over my keyboard just looking at it. I'd thought if I stick my tongue right on the computer screen, I would be able to taste it. Dang!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i'd love to try it

btw - i *am* now wanting to grab a warm pita!!

Running Jen said...

Sounds yummy. I'd love to try that!

Casey said...

I crave yogurt and would love to give this stuff a shot! It would be a nice change from my daily bottle of kefir! :D

Firefly's Running said...

I love Greek yogurt. I eat the plain ones with some Splenda.

cami said...

I love Stonyfield yogurt. How is this greek version different from their regular one? Does is have more probiotics? Is is fermented differently? Sorry for all the questions. :)

Nobel4Lit said...

Hope I'm not too late! I love Greek yogurt!

MCM Mama said...

I tried it the other day (actually bought some) and really liked it. Glad it worked for your needs.

kelsalynn said...

I was just talking about this yogurt with someone yesterday! Crazy! It has a ton of protein in it and low in carbs, which makes it an awesome snack. I'll have to try it for sure.

Eliza said...

I can make a meal of tzatziki, hummus and don't forget the babaganosh (sp?) and pita ;)

BrianFlash said...

What a completely non subtle way to stalk your readers and figure out their mailing addresses.

I'm OK with it...