A few weeks ago, Wallaby yogurt contacted me about doing a review and a giveaway, and I was happy to oblige. (Free food? Yes, please!)
Greek yogurt is all over the place lately. According to the Huffington Post, Greek yogurt now takes up 36% of the yogurt market in the U.S. (up from just one percent a few years ago) and is now used to make everything from frozen yogurt to cream cheese. Greek yogurt is thicker, richer, and more protein-packed than its traditional, thin counterparts.
With so many varieties of Greek yogurt on the market, what makes Wallaby unique? Some yogurt producers simply add gelatin or starches to thicken their usual yogurt, slap on a Hellenic font, and assume they've made an acceptable Greek yogurt. (I'm looking at you, Yoplait.) Wallaby, however, uses a traditional slow-cooking method to prepare the yogurt before straining it in small batches. The company also makes its yogurt from organic milk from small family farms, which you can read more about here. Plus, there's nothing artificial in the product, which both my stomach and my soul appreciate!
At about $1.50 a cup, Wallaby Greek yogurt is more expensive than traditional yogurts, but it's less expensive than many of its Greek competitors. Most Wallaby Greek flavors offer 12 grams of protein per serving and around 15 grams of sugar (some other Greek yogurt brands contain more than 20 grams of sugar per serving). The sweetness level is just right -- not cloying but not too tart, either.
My favorite non-fat flavor was the peach, because the jammy filling reminded me of a sunny summer day. Among the low-fat varieties, I preferred the honey flavor. The floral-scented, thin honey perfectly contrasts the tangy, thick yogurt. All of Wallaby's Greek varieties come in a two-compartment container, giving consumers the ability to choose their own yogurt-to-filling ratio with every spoonful!
So now that I've had my fun trying several different varieties, I'd like to give YOU, my readers, an opportunity to do the same! Just post a comment above for a chance to win one of three prize packs, each valued at $10! Each prize pack contains coupons for five single-serve containers of Wallaby Greek yogurt. The coupons are redeemable for both the non-fat and low-fat varieties. (Wallaby products are available at Whole Foods, so please make sure there is one in your area before you enter the drawing.)
I'll randomly select three winners on April 1st -- no foolin'! Check back at the start of next month to see if you've won!