What kid doesn't love yogurt? It's sweet, creamy and, if you're convincing enough, it can be passed off to your child as, "Hey, look! Dessert in the middle of the day!" Courtesy of The Parent Bloggers Network we were invited to try Yoplait Kids yogurt, which contains DHA for brain development and has 25% less sugar than most yogurt for kids. To my daughter's ears all that nutritional stuff just sounds like a lot of hullabaloo. What she cared about was that Dora! Was on her yogurt cup! As in, "Mommy, can I have a Dora yogurt now? Mom, this Dora yogurt's great! More Dora yogurt, please! Did you know Dora likes strawberries? Do you think Boots eats yogurt? Can I take a Dora yogurt to school? I bet Swiper swipes Dora's yogurt!" and on and on and on...
Of course, I cared more about the nutritional info (which is impressive) but I also wanted to know how it tasted and if, during these difficult economic times, it was worth paying a little extra above what I normally pay for the giant, generic tub o' vanilla yogurt that my daughter already loves.
We tried the six-pack of strawberry and strawberry vanilla (pictured above). I thought it tasted great. I've always been a fan of Yoplait yogurt. My daughter's delight in the product, however, was fixed on the character on the cup rather than the actual yogurt. She only took a few bites each time I gave her a cup before she was off to tackle the next thing on her demanding three-year-old to-do list and she never wanted to eat more than that. Whenever she eats generic tub o' vanilla from our local grocery store she almost always finishes a whole serving and usually asks for more. How do I explain this? I can't, really. She's three and there's no telling why she wasn't ga-ga for the pink, delicious-tasting Yoplait Kids (remember, I tasted it and it was good!). She did eat it, she did tell me she liked it, but she never finished a cup.
So, would I purchase it again? Definitely. Heck, maybe I'll keep the creamy, pink Dora yogurt for myself and Delaney can stick to the cheaper, generic stuff. I'll even give her my empty Dora cups when I'm done and everyone will be happy. I'll probably purchase Yoplait Kids on occasion to have some on hand for special treats and for when I want send her off to school with a neat surprise in her lunch box.
Now, not only does Yoplait make great yogurt, they're also generous. They're offering a $1.50 off coupon on their site and they've given me a kids cooler and a My First Brain Quest game to give away. Leave a comment here between now and midnight CDT on Sunday and I'll announce the winner on Monday.