I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.

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Now that the disclosure is out of the way, I can get down to the fun part: Talking about this tasty treat!

I’ve been a big fan of Greek-style yogurt for a long time.  Sure, regular yogurt is good, but I like the firmness of the Greek-style yogurt a lot better than the other stuff.  Greek style yogurt is strained, which takes some of the whey out of it and leaves a thicker and denser finished product.  Greek yogurt typically has about double the protein of regular yogurt on an ounce-per-ounce basis.

The Dannon 0% fat yogurt does NOT disappoint.  It may well be the best yogurt that I’ve ever had the pleasure to eat.  At about 130 calories per 5.3 ounce cup (for the fruit flavors), it is a light-weight but satisfying snack.  This has active yogurt cultures, if that’s something that is important to you.

I was provided with a gift card so that I could buy several cups of the Dannon Okios yogurt.  Of the four varieties that I have sampled (peach, strawberry, black cherry, and honey) I think that the black cherry was my favorite.  All of them had an incredibly smooth and silky texture, and the fruit bits were plentiful and big enough to sink my teeth into.  

The only negative thing that I can say about the Dannon Okios yogurt is that it had a slightly dusty, powdery note to the texture.  I’m not sure where that comes from, but it was not bad, just a little strange. I wish that it was organic, but I’m not hung up on that by any means.

Truth to tell, I was more than a little disappointed when my local grocery store stopped carrying Stonyfield Farms brand Okios yogurt.  When I heard about this promotion, though, I hoped that they would start stocking the Dannon-branded Okios, which they did.  I am happy to say that the change, while different (I don’t like change, just ask my wife, Kristen!), was not a bad one.  In fact, I like the texture of the Dannon label just a bit more than I do the Stonyfield Farms label.

My hearty thanks to the Clever Girls Collective and Dannon for asking me to review the Dannon Okios Greek yogurt.  I appreciate the opportunity.