Yogurt is Yummy – Activia Selects Review

Yogurt sure has come a long way from being blah and boring.  And some people (like my hubby) stay away from it simply because it’s produced by bacterial fermentation of milk.  Doesn’t sound very appetizing when you look at it that way, does it?  But what he doesn’t realize is that the ‘bacterial fermentation’ keeps the good bacteria, eliminating the bad.  Which means it’s good for you.  And your digestion.

Which is why Dannon’s Activia Selects are so awesome – not only do they have yummy flavors, but Activia, with Bifidus Regularis®, helps naturally regulate your digestive system as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. 

We can all use help with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, no?  At least I can sure use all the help I can get.  I’m not very good at maintaining a balanced diet – healthy lifestyle, sure.  But balanced diet?  Not so much.  Especially when I tend to ‘forget’ to eat a regular meal…which means I’ll end up snacking randomly on not-so-good-for-me junk.  But I’m working on it.

So when I was asked to the new Activia Selects, I was all over it – I’d tried some of their other flavors/types, but their newest products really caught my eye:

All of those look yummy, so I had to resort to eenie-meeney-miney-moe when deciding which one to utilize the coupon for a free one to try out.  I decided on the Parfait:

The Mixed Berry one, to be exact.  Not only did it hit the spot, but it was the perfect quickie breakfast – by the time lunch rolled around I wasn’t ravenous (and eating a much larger lunch than I should.  Since I typically don’t eat breakfast.  I’m forgetful like that.)

Nutritious and delicious definitely perfectly describe these yummy parfaits.  Next time I do my bi-monthly grocery shopping, I’ll be stocking up on these so I’ll always have a quickie (healthy) breakfast or snack on hand when I get forgetful about eating something in the morning.

Since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s nice to note that Dannon is doing something really cool for Breast Cancer Awareness:  Dannon’s Give Hope with Every Cup movement for breast cancer:

  • In support of Dannon’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, the company is going pink in support of national breast cancer awareness month.  Dannon will donate at least 10 cents for each under-the-lid code entered at www.cupsofhope.com before 12/31/11 – up to $1.5 million – to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Dannon is committed to a $500,000 guaranteed donation to NCBF, including retailer-specific programs.
  • Each specially marked package of Dannon yogurt contains an under-the-lid code. Participating in Give Hope With Every Cup is as easy as entering the code from the lid at www.cupsofhope.com.
  • NBCF is committed to spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. With support from Dannon, NBCF will fund free mammograms for women who could otherwise not afford them and will support research programs in leading facilities across the country.
  • Consumers can now purchase at grocery stores across the country specially marked Activia®, Light & Fit®, Dannon® Oikos® and Dannon® Brand products.

For even more information about Activia Selects, check out Enjoy Activia Selects and visit the Activia site.

Have you tried the new Activia Selects line of yogurt?  If so, which was your favorite?

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Note: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf Activia and received a coupon to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. See my Disclosure Policy here.

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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