Monday, August 29, 2011

Dannon Oikos Review

No doubt you've seen the still incredibly delicious John Stamos in tv spots for Dannon Oikos yogurt.  Come on, not only is he Uncle Jesse and Dr Carl and in a hilariously awkward moment on Friends, but he's Greek (my husband wants me to share the Glee with Stamos "doing the dance in hot pants," but alas, not on youtube.  And to whom are you going to listen when you want to buy GREEK yogurt, but a famous actor of Greek descent?

Ok, all weird sense of humor aside, let me tell you about this yogurt.  I've really become a fan of Greek yogurt lately, because it has much less sugar but yet tastes way sweeter than traditional yogurt, plus it's loaded with a lot more protein than regular yogurt.  It's thick and creamy and just tasty.

So, I've tried a lot of different brands of yogurts, as well as made my own.  Dannon Oikos was definitely the best tasting of the bunch.  I'm always concerned about the amount of sugar in yogurt that has fruit added or blended in, this had 20g in 5.3oz...  decide for yourself about that amount.  I really liked the size; it felt like I got a lot more than other single serve yogurts at the store, even though it looks like they're about the same size or even bigger.

I ate mine either as a morning snack or with my lunch, and it definitely kept me going without my typical mindless snacking.  Love that!  I also like that you can choose Dannon Oikos or Stonyfield Organic Oikos.  I only tried the Dannon, non organic, but since Stonyfield regular yogurts are so good, I would expect their Greek yogurt to be outstanding as well!

I tried three varieties--Black Cherry, Key Lime, and Raspberry.  All were delicious, though some might not like the seeds left in the Raspberry variety.  I love how smooth this yogurt is; I'm not a big fan of pieces of fruit in my Greek yogurt.

Here are some things the Dannon folks want you to know about their product:
  • Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture.
  • 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® 0% varieties contain active yogurt cultures and range from 80 calories (Plain) to 130 calories (Fruit on the Bottom) per 5.3 oz. cup.
  • Dannon® Oikos® 0% Fat Berry Flavors beat Chobani 2-1 in a taste test!*

I hope you try and enjoy Dannon's Oikos as much as I did!  Let me know what you think if you do try.  Also, if you like them on facebook, they will soon be giving away coupons and other fun stuff!

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 or I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

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