Friday, July 27, 2012

maia greek yogurt review and giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winner Molly!

Goodness gracious...have I really neglected my little blog space for a week now? Lady Summer must really have me in her grasp. It's been a little busy, I suppose. The biggest news around here is that J has successfully defended his dissertation proposal. Yippee! He's been allowing himself some time to just lounge around, but we'll be sure to celebrate properly soon.

To make up for my absence, I'll share something pretty special with you today.


Ever heard of Maia Greek yogurt? I hadn't either, but it's the new big thing to hit the shelves of the grocery store.

Actually, Greek yogurt is the one dairy item that I pretty much feel okay eating. (Otherwise, normal servings of dairy tend to not sit so well with me.) And Maia makes a wonderfully healthy version. Each 6 oz. cup has only 2 g of added sugar, and in my opinion, that makes for a more delicious, authentic flavor. And its full of probiotics and prebiotic fiber that are designed to be extra supportive of moms-to-be. (Don't look at me though...I was just in it for the berries.)

I really liked all of the flavors I tried (the three pictured above), though the texture wasn't as creamy as I expected from a Greek yogurt. But the tang was definitely there, and so was the taste.

I mixed the strawberry cup with a ripe banana for some really yummy and refreshing strawberry-banana popsicles.


And the vanilla went into a recipe I'll be sharing soon.

In the mean time, Maia has some free cup coupons and a t-shirt to share with one of my readers! This giveaway is only open to my readers in the US, and you might want to check the nearest store that carries Maia, because it's mostly available in the Northeast. Or you could enter anyway, send the coupons to a friend in the Northeast and keep the tee. =)

Entry is super simple too. Just leave a comment below about anything (Do you like yogurt? Do you cook with yogurt? Do you really want a popsicle now?). And be sure to share the love!

The giveaway will close next Friday evening, 8/3.

12 comments:

  1. I've been eating yogurt, pretty much daily, for the past few months. Greek is definitely the preferred version, and something as simple as adding a spoonful of honey makes it sublime.

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  2. OMG wheeere did you get that popsicle holder/maker/thing from? I'm pretty sure I need it.

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    1. That was a TJMaxx find last season...but keep an eye out...they often have cute ones!

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  3. That is such a cute popsicle holder. I've never heard of Maia but am a huge fan of Greek yogurt. Sadly, there are no stores that carry it near me so you don't have to enter me in the giveaway

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  4. Living with a greek, we have taken it upon ourselves to try every greek yogurt on the market, haha. I'll definitely be on the look out for this one. AND, had my special delivery of Garbanzo bean flower arrive last week, can't wait to try it out!

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  5. I started bringing plain Greek yogurt to work with my small bottle of pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin pie Greek yogurt = deliciousity. Try it!

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  6. Just catching up and realize had I caught up sooner, I would have seen Joe's news! Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the musiiiiiiic! Well, maybe you're too young to know that song, but celebrate we shall! Pins and needles! Love you.

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    1. I know that song because they used it in the Shrek karaoke scene at the end of one of those movies. :D

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  7. OMG. I MUST KNOW WHERE YOU GOT THOSE POPSICLE MAKER THINGS! tooooo cute! and yay for j! i bet he feels relieved :)

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    1. TJMaxx last season. Keep checking though...they often have cute ones!

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  8. tried maia yogurt
    the vanilla bean flavor is quite tasty--strawberry not as much
    like the high dose of probiotics

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  9. Had the pineapple and found it to be too sweet and gummy.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)