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Yogurt is a part of my daily food regimen, I just can’t get enough of it! My favorite yogurt is “fruit on the bottom” and boy is it hard to find. I currently eat a generic brand of yogurt because I can’t find any other kind. It may just be because I live in a rural area and my only two grocery stores are very selective at what they carry.
The new Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt caught my eye because it’s Greek and it’s available with fruit on the bottom. I’ve never tried Greek yogurt and really wanted to. The fruit on the bottom was icing on the cake for me. 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.
I tried the strawberry “fruit on the bottom” yogurt as soon as I got home. It was definitely a different texture then what I was used to eating. Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. The only word I can think of to explain the consistency of it is “‘paste”. It’s very filling and flavorful which is great because it keeps me from snacking.
I don’t think I could eat it everyday but would love to include it in a recipe. It reminds me more of a cooking ingredient than a stand alone snack. I’m so happy I tried it because I had no idea that the texture was so thick. I’ll definitely be adding it to my shopping list!