As an individual recently diagnosed with a food intolerance, I have suddenly become passionate about finding allergy-free (all allergy types) options for food. I hate the idea of having to simply give up entire “genres” of food because of an intolerance. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you my review of lactose-free Yoplait Yogurt.
First, let me provide you with some information:
There are millions of Americans with lactose intolerance – and for them, avoiding dairy may help minimize uncomfortable side effects, but did you know avoiding dairy can have unintended health consequences? According to the National Institute of Health, when dairy is avoided, there are lower intakes of calcium and vitamin D in the diet, both of which are important bone building nutrients often found in dairy. Avoiding dairy can create higher risk for osteoporosis.
Now, just in time for National Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month in February, Yoplait has announced its new Yoplait® Lactose Free yogurt. Inspired by the Yoplait yogurt we know and love, Lactose Free comes in four delicious flavors – Strawberry, Peach, French Vanilla and Cherry – and contains 50% of the recommended Daily Value of calcium, with vitamins A and D in every cup. Lactose Free contains no artificial sweeteners and can be used in some of your favorite recipes – like chocolate crème brulee and strawberry cheesecake.
I was given a prize pack that included some fun stuff, including a coupon for a free Yoplait® Lactose Free cup. I chose to sample the strawberry yogurt. I will be honest with you, I did not expect to like it. I was fully prepared to be disappointed with how different it tasted. I was shocked and (happily) surprised to find that the yogurt is fantastic! I personally could not tell much of a difference at all. The only thing that seemed a little different to me was that this yogurt seemed a little sweeter than what I’m used to…but then again, I rarely eat flavored yogurt. It was so creamy, so good! While I personally don’t have a lactose intolerance, this is an item I wouldn’t hesitate to buy. It’s every bit as good as any other Yoplait Yogurt I’ve ever had, and will make a perfect breakfast for me on those busy mornings.
Be one of the first to try new Yoplait Lactose Free. Click here to enjoy a coupon for $0.30 off Yoplait Lactose Free, hitting shelves in January 2012. (*The coupon offer is not valid in some states, including Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.)
You can enter to win a prize pack here! The prize pack will contain:
- A VIP coupon to purchase Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt.
- Lunch tote
- 2 Gel packs
- Individual bowl
Giveaway ends Saturday, 02/25 at midnight.
Disclosure: Prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.