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One of my goals/resolutions for 2014 is to continue providing healthy food options for my family. Therefore, I was excited when I found out I was going to have the opportunity to sample YoYummy yogurt from Green Mountain Creamery. For the most part our main meals are healthy. The snack department, not so much. We definitely have an affection for sweet treats. So, since Moo's pediatrician encouraged me to try giving her a milk product to see where her allergy levels are now, I thought this would be perfect. We could elminiate other unhealthy sweets and replace them with one that is much better not only for her but for me and the Mr as well (JJ's milk allergy is too severe, so he sat this sampling out).
What We Received
~3 boxes of YoYummy yogurt
Why We Loved It
~Flavor Variety: YoYummy comes in four delicious flavors- Mixed Berry, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry and Cotton Candy. We got to try them all. Mixed Berry was my favorite, Cotton Candy and Strawberry Banana were Moo's favorites and Strawberry was the Mr's favorite.
~All Natural: I'm not a fan of artificial sweeteners if I can help it. When it comes to drinks, yogurts and fruit snacks, I prefer those to be naturally sweetened. YoYummy actually has 10% less sugar than its competitors. I'm also not a fan of additives or preservatives either. So, I loved that YoYummy didn't have any.
~Taste: Healthy food, especially ones made with all natural ingredients often get a bad rep as not tasting as good as processed foods or foods with a lot of artificial flavoring. Not the case here. I've had my share of all natural yogurts and YoYummy definitely has earned a spot in my Top 3! You seriously have to try this stuff for yourself. I was up at 2 AM enjoying a pouch of yogurt. See the Instagram proof below
~Gluten Free: Gluten is still an issue for Moo. I don't know if her gluten tolerance levels will ever increase. While you might think yogurt would be gluten free anyway, that's not really case. Gluten goes into pretty much everything now days and you really have to search hard to find products that have it. Thankfully, YoYummy is one of them.
~The Pouch: Finally, someone gets it! It's important for snack foods to be on-the-go ready. And that means that it needs to be packaged in materials that are kid friendly and that are as mess/accident free as possible. I love that this is a pouch and it has a little spout it as opposed to the traditional containers that yogurt comes.
I don't have to worry about carrying any spoons or anything. You just twist off the top and squeeze the yogurt in your mouth.
~100% Made in the USA: So much of what we use is already imported. The last thing I want is for my food to be imported as well. I like knowing that my food is as fresh as it can be and hasn't been exposed to too many elements and climate changes, which can back on the nutrition value and freshness of your foods.
YoYummy is made by Green Mountain Creamery in Vermont. So, it goes from Vermont to the Carolinas. And that I can deal with.
At the end of the day, this is a really great tasting yogurt that is a great snack option for your family, especially your kids. I didn't have any dislikes about the product itself. My only complaint is that more stores aren't carrying YoYummy yet. Of course, that has nothing to do with the quality of the product though and isn't something that YoYummy can really control. Stores get decide what products they want to carry when it's all said and done.
If you're interested in trying YoYummy out for yourself you can find it at Wegman's, Costco, Hannaford, Stew Leonard's, Fresh & Easy and Sprout's Farmer Markets. A 4-pack will run you $4.99, a 12-pack $9.99 and a single $1.29. This is a reasonable price considering what I pay $9.99 for a 6-pack of soy yogurt for Moo currently.
Speaking of Moo, she tolerated this non-soy yogurt well. We did have a little break out but no stomach aches, swelling or throwing up like before. I'd say she's making progress. Be sure to follow YoYummy and Green Mountain Creamery on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter to keep up with updates in terms of new flavor releases and exclusive discounts!