Last month I struggled with a nasty food poisoning issue, so I have been trying to fill my belly with healthy, probiotic-filled yogurts. It was good news then when organic yogurt manufacturer Wallaby reached out and asked if I would be willing to review its new Greek yogurt line. They would send me coupons for free cups and I could try them at my leisure. I accepted four coupons that had a retail value of around $8.
I picked up the new yogurt at our local Whole Foods, which carried all of the eight different flavors that Wallaby sells — four nonfat and four low-fat — in addition to the plain varieties. The flavors are as follows:
- Nonfat Lemon
- Nonfat Mixed Berries
- Nonfat Raspberry
- Nonfat Peach
- Lowfat Blueberry
- Lowfat Cherry
- Lowfat Honey
- Lowfat Strawberry
I tried lemon, raspberry, blueberry, and peach. Each of them came in a 5.3-ounce cup including a small separate compartment of fruit that let me add as little or as much of the fruit as I wanted. I chose to dump all the sweet, yummy fruit into the main container and mix it all around; My girls were more choosy, placing small dollops of fruit into the main yogurt cup after every spoonful.
I was very impressed with the texture and thickness of the yogurt. It is very filling, to the point that I ate a single cup of the yogurt and felt sated for a while. From a calorie perspective, it came in at about 120 calories. Once I factored in the fact that it had 12 grams of protein it became a somewhat healthy choice for me, since I am always trying to add more protein to my diet. Yes, the yogurt does have about 15 grams of sugar, which is the equivalent of about four teaspoons of granulated sugar. And yes, that’s a little high considering a Twinkie only has 19 grams of sugar. Still, faced with eating a cookie at 4 p.m. or eating the yogurt the yogurt certainly won out as a far better option — and it was much more filling, too.
Overall, I really liked Wallaby’s new Organic Greek yogurt. It was sweet, but not too sweet, and thick, but not gross thick. It was smooth enough that my girls liked it, but hearty enough for me.
Have you tried it yet? Want to? Well, maybe you can. Wallaby is providing a few of my readers with free coupons like the ones they sent me. Everyone who comments below or on the Natural As Possible Mom Facebook page is entered to win. Let me know why you like Greek yogurt (or think you will). I will choose three winners by random generator on or around August 15. The coupons will be mailed out directly by Wallaby. Not a fan on Facebook yet? What are you waiting for?