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Wildwood Organics Blueberry Probiotic Soyogurt

IMG_0616Besides healthy and beneficial probioctic soymilk ahd hummus, Wildwood Organics also make soyogurt which is Organic Probiotic Soy Yogurt with live and active cultures. Soyogurt flavors included: Unsweetened Plain, Blueberry, Peach, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Raspberry. I got the chance to try out the low-fat blueberry probiotic soyogurt.

Purplish blueberry color with a blueberry speckles throughout the cup. I did come across 1 whole blueberry in the mix. Smells like a blueberry yogurt. The consistency is pretty thick and creamy for a standard non-Greek yogurt which is probably due to the fact that this is low-fat and not non-fat. This is my first soy yogurt ever and I could not tell it is a soy yogurt if someone gave it to me in an unmarked bowl. Tasted sweet like normal yogurt. I had to to try really hard to taste the soy flavor. I could not taste the “tart and tangy” taste from the probiotics like I did with the probiotic soymilk and probiotic hummus.  I really like the 5 grams of fiber in there. This is low-fat, and not non-fat, so it was rich and creamy.

One 6 oz cup is 150 calories, 2 WW, 3 grams of fat, no cholesterol, 40 milligram of sodium, 240 milligram of potassium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of dietary fiber, 16 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

From the Container:

The only Soy Yogurt made in a non-dairy plant.
100% U.S Grown Organic Soybeans. The majority of which are grown less than 100 miles from out Soyogurt plant.
Free of Dairy, Eggs & Gluten
Vegan & Kosher
210 mg Omega-3
55 mg Choline

If you are lactose intolerant, gluten sensitive or vegan and love yogurt, get this and you will not be disappointed. I would hoard this stuff if I had a dietary restriction like that. The unsweetened plain is excellent for those who don’t want too much sugar in their diet. No sugar-added.

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Retails: $0.99 per 6 oz cup @ Whole Foods
My Cost: Free
Calories: 150 per cup
WW: 2

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Breyers’ YoCrunch Yogurt

Halloween_3Dimage72dpiHalloween is creeping on us and that means its going to be candy season soon. Don’t throw away your wrappers because you can send them in for a FREE COUPON for one YoCrunch yogurts with mix-ins built in on the lid.

For up to two weeks following Halloween (which this year falls on Saturday, October 31), you can send any candy wrappers which their kids have earned trick or treating (limit one submission per household) to us, and in turn rewarded with a YoCrunch product coupon.

To participate, consumers can send candy wrappers to the following address: Shaina Zalma, YoCrunch, 9507 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300, Bevelry Hills, CA 90210.

Now I haven’t tried any YoCrunch products myself personally, but they do look very promising as a TREAT. Besides the Fun Crunch line (candy mix ins), YoCrunch also has a Granola Crunch line, Light Line and a 100 Calories  line.  For those who have tried them, do leave comments and tell us what you think about them.


Retails: SRP $0.99 to $1.19 per YoCrunch
SRP $3.19 per 100 Calories 4 cup pack

My Cost: N/A
Calories: 180 to 200 per cup (w/ treat)
WW: 4

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Chobani Greek Yogurt Pineapple & Pomegranate

IMG_0558Pineapple and Pomegranate Chobani! I could hardly contain my excitement when the UPS man came to my door with the package. Thanks Kristi from Healthy Living, One Day at a time…. for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

The Chobani pineapple flavor is my favorite flavored Chobani. The 2% Greek yogurt is really creamy and there were small pineapple chunks throughout. On the bottom, there is your standard jam.  Add a little coconut shreds and I’m having a “pina colada — creamy style” for breakfast. Like with most flavored yogurts, I found it to be rather sweet since I am use to my plain Greek yogurts. What I do is mix in a little TJ plain Greek yogurt to the flavored Chobani to dilute down the sweetness. Perfect since I love the pineapple flavor and don’t want to waste any of it despite the sweetness. Makes my Chobani last longer too! Since this is 2%, the calories is a little bit higher than normal flavored Chobani, but the texture is much more creamier. The new texture (for me) is refreshing. One container (6 oz) is 160 calories, 3 WW, 2.5 grams of fat (2 grams saturated), 5 milligram of cholesterol, 65 milligram of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, no dietary fiber, 18 grams of sugar and 13 grams of protein.

The pomegranate Chobani has real pomegranate seeds in them. And if you have never had pomegranate seeds before, they are juicy on the outside and hard in the inside. The extra texture from the seeds does not bother me because I rarely ever eat my yogurt by itself. I always have to add something like frozen fruits, cereal, Zen bakery muffin or Vitatop into it. Gives them a lot more staying power as a snack or apart of a meal. The pomegranate flavor is subtle and the yogurt is 0% which is not as creamy as the pineapple 0%. Again, I like my yogurts less sweet so I did mix some TJ Greek yogurt in here after my first couple of spoonfuls. One container (6 oz) is 140 calories, 2 WW, zero fat, zero cholesterol, 75 milligram of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, no dietary fiber, 19 grams of sugar and 14 grams of protein.

Chobani runs for about $1.49 a pop around where I live. Even when they are on sale, they are still $1.19. So jealous of you guys that have them for 10 for $10 or a Costco that carries Chobani. My Costco officially sucks. Check out my previous review on the other flavors here.

Retails: $1.49
My Cost: Free (won Kristi’s giveaway)
Calories: 140 & 160
WW: 2 to 3

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Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr

IMG_0305Siggi’s is skyr which is an Icelandic-style yogurt. Thicker than regular supermarket yogurt, but not as thick as Fage. I would say the thickness is between TJ’s Greek style yogurt (the fruity ones) and Chobani. Reading up on the process of making skyr on Siggi’s website, it sounds an awful lot like how they make Greek yogurt. If you compare the fruity flavors of Greek yogurt from brands like Chobani and Oikos, to the fruity flavors of Siggi’s, Siggi’s yogurts are lower in the sugar department, hence the tartness of their yogurt. Same goes with the plain flavor too. No artificial colors, preservatives, Siggi’s is a good brand for those who enjoy fruity yogurts that has the sugar level toned down.

Vanilla: Lots of vanilla bean specks, but the vanilla flavor is not as strong as I had hoped. Very natural tasting and tart. I can get use to it.

Blueberry: The texture is pretty thick and creamy. Lots of blueberry specks, but not real blueberries. I love to spread this on top of my Kashi blueberry waffles. So delicious sans syrup. Again, the blueberry flavor is very natural tasting, but not as strong as other yogurts on the market. Only has 10 grams of sugar so this is pretty tart tasting. One container (6 oz) is 120 calories, 3 WW, zero fat, 5 milligram of cholesterol, 65 milligram of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, zero dietary fiber, 10 grams of sugar and 16 grams of protein.

Grapefruit: The color is a faint tinge of yellow. Citrusy taste, but the grapefruit flavor is not overwhelmingly strong. The grapefruit flavor is that of the yellow kind, not the ruby red ones. Yes, there is a difference. No real pieces of fruit nor were where any jam-like substance. The flavor is infused throughout the whole product. The flavor is faint so I like to enjoy this one plain-Jane-style to really enjoy the flavor of it.

Plain: Not much difference from TJ’s Greek yogurt except for the fact that this is a much tarter version. At times, I found myself cringing with a sour face. The good thing about a tarter yogurt is that it has much less sugar. Only 4 grams of sugar in this 6 oz cup. I love that I have the option for a low sugar yogurt now. I know a lot of people who add stevia, honey or other sweetener of their choice to their Greek yogurts so the tartness should not be a huge deterrent. The tartness of the yogurt was especially pronounced when I was eating this with some sweet fruits. One 6 oz cup is 100 calories, 2 WW, zero fat, 5 milligram of cholesterol, 70 milligram of sodium, 6 grams of carbohydrates, no dietary fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 17 grams of protein.

To sum it up, Siggi’s yogurts is the most natural and most clean tasting yogurt I’ve had so far (referring to the fruit flavored varieties).  Varieties include: Plain, Blueberry, Pomegranate & Passion fruit, Orange & Ginger and the recently launched flavors, Acai, Grapefruit, and Vanilla. I feel so luxurious eating Siggi’s. I really like the simplistic design of the logo, font and their containers, but they come with a hefty price tag at $2.39 per 6 ounce cup. You can take off the cup sleeve and recycle the plastic cup. Yay for companies that look out for the environment. I love how the cups are 6 oz. I feel like I get a lot more for the buck. The texture and the high protein content is very similar to Greek yogurt. What is the difference anyways? Read about their story here. It is quite fascinating how they started in a NY kitchen to being sold at Farmer’s Market to making it big at Whole Foods.

All Natural
Milk from Grass Fed Cows
No Aspartame

No Sucralose
No Gelatin
No Artificial Colorings
No Preservatives
No HFCS

Retails: $2.39 for 6 oz @ Whole Foods
My Cost: Free w/ coupon
Calories: 100 to 120
WW: 2-3

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Fiber One Key Lime Pie & Strawberry Yogurt

Diet 009Looks like Yoplait’s Fiber One 50 calories yogurts has been making it’s rounds on the blogging world. The newly launched Fiber One slashes 30 calories from the previous 80 calories version.  Flavors include: Key Lime Pie, Peach, Strawberry, and Vanilla.

Strawberry:  Creamy texture with small pieces of real strawberries. The color is redish/pinkish color. Smells like sweeten strawberries. Has good strawberry flavor, but it is apparent in the taste that it is sweeten with an artificial sweetener, in this case, aspartame.

Key Lime Pie: Creamy texture, but unlike the strawberry flavor, it does not have any fruit pieces. The pastel green color reminds me of Easter. Smells and taste like limeanade.

Just like the infamous Shirataki Noodles, these Fiber One yogurts are Hungry Girl approved and has the HG logo printed on the package. In general, the Fiber One yogurts has good flavor. Only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and zero grams of fat. Really hits all the high points of what people strive for on a diet plan. Personally, I tend to stay away from products that have aspartame or splenda as a sweetener because I get headaches afterward. “Nay” or “yay”, check out the ingredients list and decide for yourself. Here is a $1 off coupon.

Ingredients List (Key Lime):
Nonfat Yogurt (cultured pasteurized grade A nonfat milk), A nonfat milk, modified corn starch, kosher gelatin, vitamin A acetate, Vitamin D3), Water, Chicory Rood Extract (inulin), Modified Corn Starch, Lime Juice concentrate, Aspartame*, Potassium Sorbate Added to Maintain Freshness, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Yellow #5, Blue #1. * Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine

Nutritional Information (Key Lime):
One container (113 grams)  is 50 calories, o WW, zero grams of fat, <5 milligram of cholesterol, 55 milligram of sodium, 150 milligram of potassium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 5 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.

Retails: $2.18 for 4 pk @ Super Walmart
My Cost: Free
Calories: 50 per 113 gram cup
WW: 0

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Trader Joe’s Non Fat Frozen Yogurt

Picture 027It is hard to avoid when here is SoCal, froyo stores seems to be at every single corner. There is no hiding from it. Love the tart and tangy taste with fresh fruit and sinful toppings and all the unique flavors that these places seems to be coming up with. When the late night froyo cravings strike, good thing I have this Trader Joe’s Non Fat Plain Yogurt in my freezer at all times. I’m not going to lie, this is only sub par compared to the real thing. Imagine a frozen version of the original tart flavor at Pinkberry/Red Mango/Yogurtland or wherever you get your froyo fix. Tart and tangy. One serving of 1/2 cup is 100 calories, 2 WW, zero fat, 13 grams of sugar, no protein. This claims to have live active cultures in it, but are they even alive after being frozen? The color is pure snow white, whiter than vanilla ice cream. The sugar is pretty high, but don’t kid yourself, just because there is no nutritional information sticker on your froyo cup, doesn’t mean that the calories and sugar are not there. Believe it or not, comparing ounce to ounce, the TJ version has less sugar than the original Pinkberry. Don’t throw the serving size reference out the window, one small does not equal to one serving, it is actually 1.5 and that is assuming the froyo server gives you the exact 5.4 ounce in the cup and not more. Flavored froyo always has more sugar and calories than the original flavor.  When you venture into “self-serve-land” there is always the temptation to fill the cup up (they give you ginormous cups). With any treat,  moderation is the key. I like my self-serve froyo in taro, pistachio and cheesecake in small portions with lots of fruit topping and sometimes cheesecake bites. You do realize that toppings have calories too, right? Everyone loves those “mochi ball” toppings, but how many of you really know how many calories are in them? I’ve gotten them at the Asian market before and according to the label one serving is 30 grams and that is already 100 calories. Have you ever weight those things? A handful of them is already a serving of 100 calories, yikes!! Don’t let your supposedly “healthier than ice cream” treat turn into a calorie disaster.

Retails: $3.49 @ Trader Joe’s
My Cost: $3.49
Calories: 100 per 1/2 cup (95g)
WW: 2

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Mountain High Yoghurt

mountainhighyogurtI know Greek yogurt is just regular yogurt with most of the liquid strain out of it, but I haven’t been adventurous enough to try it myself. My addiction to Greek yogurt has been getting out of hand lately, especially now that it is summer and hot breakfast is usually not very appealing during this time of the year. I cannot get over the fact of how simple it is to strain your own yogurt and create a delicious, creamy Greek yogurt out of regular plain yogurt. I simply strapped a coffee filter with a rubber band over an empty 32 oz yogurt container and then dumped about 1 cup of this Mountain High Fat Free Plain yogurt on top, close the lid, and left it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, I have myself a bowl of thick and creamy fat free Greek yogurt!! It tasted PHENOMENAL and the thickness is comparable to my all time favorite FAGE. I haven’t had FAGE in a long time, so I will have to buy a cup to compare side by side, but my home-strained yogurt is definitely thicker and creamier than Chobani, Oikos and TJ Greek yogurt. I am super excited!! I am eating my bowl of heaven right now and it is DELICIOUS. It’s so simple it makes me cringe at how much I’ve paid in the past for someone else to do it for me. My little contraption can only make about 1 cup at a time, but I will invest in a more sophisticated contraption to start straining yogurt 1 bucket at a time. Muhahaha. This Mountain High Fat Free Plain yogurt works really well for my purpose. One cup is 120 calories, 2 WW, zero fat, 5 milligram of cholesterol, 180 milligram of sodium,  570 milligram of potassium, 18 gram of carbohydrates, no fiber, 17 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein.  I wonder if I start straining Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Plain yogurt, will it turn into something like Oikos? One can only hope. No longer a slave to the prices of store bought Greek yogurt. Amen to that.

Retails: $3.29 for 32 oz @ Vons
My Cost: $2.99 on sale
Calories: 120 per cup
WW: 2

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