Thursday, August 21, 2008

Build brain power with Yoplait Kids

Monkey Man is a yogurt fiend. He is, however, very picky about yogurt. No lumps, no funky flavors, no artificial sweeteners for my man. He just wants some good, creamy yogurt without all the drama.

Parent Bloggers Network asked if we'd like to try out Yoplait Kids and when I asked if he'd like to try a new yogurt, he kind of scrunched up his nose and said "yeah, sure," so I seized the opportunity to try out Yoplait Kids.

Yoplait Kids comes as both a drinkable yogurt, and then a spoonable yogurt. No chunks, which makes it not only palpable for my picky yogurt eater, but also for toddlers who could possibly choke on any chunks. The spoonable yogurt is thick and creamy, perfect for kids learning to self-feed. No runny mess! And the flavors offered have something for every kid - strawberry, mixed berry, banana, and so on. The portions are toddler-appropriate which is really nice - plus it makes the yogurt perfect for packing in a lunchbox.

But here's the magic about Yoplait Kids. Not only does it have 25% less sugar than the average kids yogurts, but it also has the magic of DHA in it. DHA is an omega-3 acid that is critical to brain development - it's naturally available in breastmilk, but as kids get older they have to find DHA in other sources like eggs and certain types of fish. Hello, have you tried to get your kid to eat fish lately? Mine will barely even touch an egg, and forget about fish! So this way, he gets DHA and possibly a leg up on his brain development. I like that. I like that a lot! And of course, you get the added bonus of not only a good source of calcium, but vitamins A and D. It's a total winner in the nutrition department.

So far, Monkey Man has wolfed Yoplait Kids down. No complaints that it's not sweet enough, no complaints about the texture, and best of all - no complaints, period. He loves it. And for my picky yogurt lover to enjoy it, I know it's going to become a mainstay in our refrigerator.

Right now, if you visit Yoplait Kids you can print off a free coupon for $1.50 off any Yoplait Kids product so you can try it with your own crew. What do you have to lose?

And now, for the best part. The folks at Yoplait were nice enough to send me some goodies that I'd love to throw your way. The first two commenters on this post will win a Yoplait Kids insulated cooler (it's the size of a small soft-sided lunchbox) as well as "Brain Quest" - a series of 400 questions to build your child's word skills, aimed at ages 2 - 3. Isn't that cool? So leave me a comment (and also your email address so I can contact you), and it can be YOURS.

Thanks once again to PBN for filling our tummies! Stop on by PBN to see what other cool reviews are in the works!

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