Stonyfield Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt Giveaway [#GreekWeek2013]

by Sarah on January 10, 2013 · 133 comments

On Tuesday, I confirmed that the most consistent ‘benefit’ I exercise in my vegan with benefits diet is the almost daily consumption of Greek yogurt.*

*Greek Week Giveaway #1 [You ‘cho’ you want to enter…]And lucky for me, I was recently given the chance to flex my lactose-tentative stomach muscles on some Greek frozen yogurt as well.When Stonyfield contacted me about reviewing their Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt line, I was definitely intrigued. What’s more, they were generous enough to not only sent me ONE coupon...

…but FIVE! [Enough to try all but one–Mango Peach–of their flavors.]

I love Whole Foods team members. And yes, I carried the tubs through the store in a stack like that.

Prior to my foray into veganism and subsequent discovery of mild to consistent lactose aversion, I had never met a frozen treat I didn’t like. In fact, I often claimed to have foodie willpower as strong as Ajax’s shield*…except in the face of ice cream and frozen yogurt.

*Greek mythology allusion count: 1

obviously i opened them all at once.

I’m also not one of those people who thinks frozen yogurt belongs solely to the summer. Just like salads aren’t just for hot days, and soup is good any time of the year, frozen treats know no seasonal boundaries.I mean, hello, y’all–do you want to limit your consumption of such deliciousness as honey, blueberry, and vanilla frozen Greek yogurt topped with Nutmeg Peach Cranberry Sauce and Nana’s Ginger Cookie crumblies to three or so months of the year?

I think not.I was, however, a little nervous about trying the frozen yogurt.

Although the Oikos Greek yogurt claims authenticity–whereby the whey-straining process has removed most of the lactose–I had heard that many “Greek” yogurts simply add extra whey/milk concentrates to allow them to masquerade as protein powerhouses. [This would explain why certain brands cause my tummy to tumble, while others do not.]

Frozen yogurts are especially suspect.

Upon examining the nutritional labels of the Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt, I did note that they all contain whey protein concentrate.

But did I let that stop me?

Obviously not.

superfruity :)

They might not be the most lactose-intolerant-friendly treat, but they certainly don’t cause the more extreme rumblings that ‘normal’ ice cream doesor the frozen yogurt found at most serve yourself places that is full of who-knows-what.

vanilla + chocolate with apples, strawberries, and crumbled mint chip meringues

Oh, and they are delicious. All of them.

but especially the honey. just look at it.

Aside from being super creamy and full of tastes-literally-like-I-took-a-tub-Greek-yogurt-and-stuck-it-in-the-freezer flavor (although the added sugar makes them more sweet than tart), a half-cup serving contains just between 100 and 110 calories.

paired with pumpkin? (and apples? and grapes?) um. obviously.

With 6 grams of protein per serving as well, it makes perfect sense to substitute the frozen Oikos yogurt for the Greek yogurt that normally adorns your (or just my) nightly cereal-and-yogurt bowl.

superfruits, blueberry, and honey with cereal + sprinkles (!)

I’ve clearly been having a lot of fun consuming the Stonyfield Organic Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt in all sorts of creative combinations and concoctions.

chocolate, vanilla, superfruits w. fleur de sel caramel popcorn, bananas + peanut butter 'river'

And since this is a celebratory GREEK WEEK here in The Smart Kitchen, all of you gods and goddesses get the chance to try it out, too!

To enter this giveaway:

Visit Stonyfield’s website and then tell me which of the six flavors you would send your Trojan horse* into the freezer case for first, and what toppings you would buy with the $25 Whole Foods gift carddid I forget to mention that is included, too? 😉

*Greek mythology allusion count: 2

Additional entries: [Leave a separate comment for each, please!]

  • Follow me on twitter.
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  • Follow Stonyfield Organic on twitter.
  • Tweet about the giveaway: celebrate #GreekWeek2013 with @thesmartkitchen + enter her Greek frozen yogurt #giveaway from @Stonyfield Oikos http://tinyurl.com/aaxkc2t

I will pick a winner for this–and the other four giveaways I’ve got going on :)–this weekend…in some sort of (Greek) epic Olympic medal ceremony.

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{ 133 comments }

Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife January 10, 2013 at 5:36 am

chocolate chocolate chocolate! (:

Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife January 10, 2013 at 5:39 am

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Tera January 10, 2013 at 6:58 am

Honey flavored with coconut flakes sounds pretty delish.

Meghan January 10, 2013 at 8:05 am

Chocolate topped with WholeFoods honey roasted peanut butter :)

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Renata January 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

I would love to try the Honey flavor and I’d top with cinnamon and peaches! Yum!

Renata January 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

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Renata January 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

I also follow Stonyfield on Twitter as well!

Renata January 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

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Renata January 10, 2013 at 8:09 am
Caroline January 10, 2013 at 8:25 am

Superfruits! Although peach mango would be a close second, I do believe. And as for toppings…yum! I might add pomegranate seeds or maybe crushed oreos to the vanilla flavor…

Caroline January 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

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Tabitha T. January 10, 2013 at 8:34 am

Honey sounds delightful! I would like to buy Graham crackers to crumble on top of it.

Nicole January 10, 2013 at 8:35 am

The vanilla and honey sound the best- Especially if I can top them with chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas!!!

Raymond January 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

Blueberry for me and I’d top with blueberries and strawberries!

Linda January 10, 2013 at 8:46 am

I’d like to try the chocolate and I would top it with M&M’s or I’d like blueberry and I keep that plain without any toppings. YUM!!

Raymond January 10, 2013 at 8:46 am

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Sarah January 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

Chocolate mixed with almond butter, bananas, chocolate covered espresso beans, and granola. Hey, I’m a toppings girl :)

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Alexandra January 10, 2013 at 9:59 am

Yumm!! Id have to go chocolate!

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marie January 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

Chocolate!

marie January 10, 2013 at 10:02 am

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marie January 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

I FB like TSK, too.

marie January 10, 2013 at 10:03 am
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Annnd I twitter follow Stonyfield, too.

maija January 10, 2013 at 10:08 am

as if this is a question… chocolate!

Kelly D January 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I would like to try the vanilla and buy the toppings of Chocolate fudge, sprinkles and whipped cream.

Kelly D January 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

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Kelly D January 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Sami January 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm

i’m a chocolate lover, so that’s what i’d choose! :)

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Ashley January 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I would like the vanilla flavor :)

Ashley January 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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Ashley January 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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Ashley January 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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Ashley January 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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Alaine January 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I’d love the blueberry :)
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kolya January 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Oooo..honey sounds fabulous topped with random cereal mishmash (:

Jacqui January 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Super fruits cause I like the name!

Jacqui January 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

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Jacqui January 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Liked on FB.

Jacqui January 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

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Maria January 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Blueberry sounds awesome!

Gosh, I love Greek Week.

Maria January 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm

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heather January 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I love blueberry thank you for the giveaway

katherine d January 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

blueberry for me, and we’d top it off with raw oats!

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate January 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I would love to try the honey flavor!

Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate January 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate January 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate January 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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Madeline January 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I’d definitely pick Blueberry first :) And then I’d get granola, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips as toppings!!

Madeline January 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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Madeline January 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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Madeline January 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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Ashley C January 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I’d love to try the chocolate and top it with fair trade dark chocolate and fresh diced cherries!

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Ashley P January 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

The superfruits frozen yogurt sounds like an interesting flavor. Would love to try it out!

Ashley P January 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I already follow you on twitter :)

Ashley P January 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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Katie M January 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I’d love to try the honey flavor! And I’d buy fresh strawberries and bananas for toppings!

Katie M January 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

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Katie M January 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

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Katie M January 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

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Katie M January 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm
Emily P January 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

chocolate flavor with frozen cherries & dark chocolate chips!

Emily P January 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

already follow you on twitter

Emily P January 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

already follow stonyfield on twitter

Emily P January 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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Alison January 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Peach Mango sounds so good!

Alison January 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

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Alison January 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I liked your facebook page

Alison January 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I follow Stonyfield

Alison January 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I tweeted!

Lori Z January 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Chocolate! Topped with peanut butter and bananas!

Lori Z January 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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Lori Z January 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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Lori Z January 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

And I tweeted!

Georgiana January 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Superfruit sounds fabulous and I’d have it with some SuperBerries of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries!

Georgiana January 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm

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Ellyn January 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Chocolate!

Ellyn January 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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Ellyn January 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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Ellyn January 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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Ellyn January 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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Kelly O-ski January 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm
Kelly O-ski January 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

I have tried the honey, vanilla, and chocolate ones. Soooo good. I really would like to try the superfruits one!

Kelly O-ski January 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

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Cari January 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

i’d go for super fruits! and then i’d get some yummy dark chocolate covered pomegranate arils and granola with which to top it :)

Nicole G January 11, 2013 at 12:01 am

Chocolate! Maybe with some Chocolate Annie’s Bunnies (totally the bunny version of Teddy Grahams btw) and strawberries? I might just have to pick up all three of those things even if I don’t win 😉

Tonia January 11, 2013 at 12:39 am

I would love to try the honey flavor yum!

Tonia January 11, 2013 at 12:40 am

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Tonia January 11, 2013 at 12:41 am

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PluvK January 11, 2013 at 1:56 am

Honey!! Yum. :-)

Ayzada January 11, 2013 at 6:38 am

YAY for another giveaway.
I would love to try the chocolate flavor. I would get coconut macaroons, chocolate chip brownies, and some whipped cream for a delicious bowl.

Lexi Wilson January 11, 2013 at 8:13 am

My first choice would definitely be the vanilla with a dollop of Trader Joes Cookie Butter :), honey, and sliced bananas …im drooling just talking about it!

Lexi Wilson January 11, 2013 at 8:14 am

And Im a facebook fan !!!

Sara @ fitcupcaker January 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I would want to try the honey and blueberry yum!

Monica January 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I would love the chocolate one!!! =)

Christina January 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm

chocolate and honey! I tried a turkey hill greek yogurt and it was really good, but I wasn’t a fan of yoplait. Excited to try oikos!

Jeffrey January 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I would get the vanilla and buy some bananas, whipped cream, caramel sauce, chocolate, pecans and some cherries, everything to make a great dinner (banana splits)!

Jeffrey January 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

Jeffrey January 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

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Jeffrey January 11, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I Follow Stonyfield Organic on Twitter.

Jeffrey January 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm
Amy Z. January 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Your combos all look so good! :) I’d love to try their honey flavor, and get granola and berries as toppings!

Carlee January 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I liked you on FB:)

Carlee January 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I would love to try the Honey Flavor, I dont think I have ever tried Honey flavored frozen anything before!

Jordan D January 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Honey sounds amazing!

Jordan D January 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

As for the Whole Foods gift card, some cacao nibs or goji berries would be delicious on any of the frozen yogurts.

Jordan D January 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I already follow you on twitter
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Jordan D January 12, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I like you on facebook too :)

Jordan D January 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I follow Stonyfield on twitter, too
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Jordan D January 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm
Melissa @ Treats With a Twist January 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I want the chocolate please!! And I’d probably have to buy some 365 peanut butter balls to throw on top :)

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist January 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Carla January 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

How unique honey is! Topped with maraschino cherries 😉

Heather B January 14, 2013 at 9:16 pm

The peach mango sounds delicious! I would top it off with granola, fresh peaches and maybe some frozen cool whip

Ttrockwood January 14, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I would start with the chocolate! My toppings picks would include fresh blueberries, toasted coconut flakes and cashew butter:)

Danielle K January 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

I would get the honey flavor and would buy bananas and walnuts to go on top :)

Danielle K January 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I follow Stonyfield on Twitter @Danielle_Knapp

Amanda Hoffman January 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm

chocolate with honey topping

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