I have my fingers crossed that you’ll forgive my unexcused absence last week if I give you an opportunity to win some frozen yogurt. Pretty please?
Y’all know how much I love fro-yo, so you can imagine how long it took me to accept an invitation to review the Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars. Yup, as long as it took me to type Y-E-S!
According to the PR, which I have no reason to doubt, Yasso introduced the first frozen Greek yogurt bars to the mass market. That’s a nice bit of history, but this is what piqued my curiosity:
Made with only natural ingredients, including real Greek yogurt, rBST-free milk and natural sweeteners, Yasso is a great low-calorie frozen treat filled with protein and containing little to no fat.
Well, that and the fact that it was fro-yo.
Needless to say (except, apparently, to the FTC), Yasso provided me with a free box of yogurt bars for review purposes, which was very nice except Yasso offers 11 flavors of frozen yogurt bars. This created quite the dilemma for this reviewer. Sea Salt Caramel? Mint Chocolate Chip? Peanut Butter Cup? Decisions, decisions…
As it turned out, geography and a sale at Target made my decision for me. My local Kroger had only chocolate and raspberry chocolate flavors. The next-to-closest Kroger had those two flavors and coconut. All fine, but not the flavors I really wanted to try.
Rather than drive all over town, I used the handy “where to buy” feature on Yasso’s website and was able to determine that the Sea Salt Caramel was available at a nearby Target. (A seriously cool search tool–you can search by product and zip code to find specific flavors.)
When I got to Target I discovered that they were having a Yasso sale! Regularly priced at $3.99/box at Target, the sale was 2/$7.00. Y’all know I love a good sale, so I grabbed both the Sea Salt Caramel AND a box of Strawberry bars. (Got that, FTC? One box mine; one box theirs.)
New definition of “eternity”: The hours between a 9:00 a.m. purchase of frozen yogurt bars and a scheduled 7:00 p.m. post-dinner dessert.
Was it worth the wait?
Oh yes. Definitely, yes. Obviously this is the Sea Salt Caramel flavor. You can tell by the ribbon of salty, sweet caramel-y goodness swirled throughout the creamy rich yogurt. Pure bliss and for only 100 calories. Seriously, whoever created this flavor is a personal hero of mine and deserves riches here on earth and in heaven.
What I especially loved about this bar was that the single bar was filling and satisfying. Some low-cal “dessert treats” just make me want more, but not with this bar. I definitely want more, but not immediately. I’m happy savoring and anticipating.
This brings us to the strawberry. I confess, I’m not as enamored of it as the sea salt caramel. It’s good, but it’s more strawberry-ish than full-on strawberry flavor. It would probably be really good on top of some fresh-sliced strawberries, which I think I’ll be trying later this week.
The Yasso bars won’t be a staple in my freezer, but I will definitely buy them again. I would love to try more flavors, but it’s going to be limited to those available in my area. I did just notice a product request form at the bottom of Yasso’s webpage, and my local stores will soon be inundated with requests for the Peanut Butter Cup flavor. For now, I can only hope that some of you will be able to try other flavors and let me know what I’m missing.
TWO of you will receive a coupon for a free box of Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars! All you have to do to enter is check out the Yasso Products page and let me know which flavor intrigues you most.
Winners will be chosen by random drawing on Wednesday evening (6/18). Sorry, international readers (except spammers), this giveaway is limited to US residents only.