Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dannon® Offers Up Great Tasting Nutritional Greek Lowfat Yogurt Snacks Kids Will Love (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

New Danimals® SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt Combines Great Taste and Nutrients to Help Kids Power Up for Adventures

How goes it at your house feeding your children at mealtime?  For me, I started off with one picky eater and now I have two, thanks to monkey see, monkey do.  Savannah has always been a fussy eater, and will only eat a handful of foods, which I switch up.  But, now our youngest is seeing this and turning away foods she usually eats because her big sister is looking at it and saying, "Yuck!'  So, as you can imagine the kitchen at my house is crazy come mealtime, and now I get to add mealtime to another stressful time of day with the girls, next to them skipping their naps. Ugh.  But, one thing I don't have to worry about fighting with the girls about it their snacking.  
Being a health educator by trade, I am concscious about what I feed my girls and keep in the house.  The last thing I need is for them to have a sugar overload and be more hyper than they usually are without sugar, or asking for unhealthy snacks after turning away their lunch or dinner.  One snack I always make a point to have on hand, that is also great for on-the-go is Danimals greek lowfat yogurts.  Since my oldest starting eating solid foods, we have been buying and stocking up on Danimals products, and offering to the kids when they are looking to recharge their batteries, or just have a yummy treat.  Shh, don't tell them this Danimals is good for them.  :-)
So, when I heard about the folks at Dannon launching a new product to their already popular Danimals product line, I just had to reach out and see about reviewing the new Danimals® SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt.  Within a few days of my request, a cooler filled with Danimals® SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt, along with a sampling of other Danimals products arrived at my door.  I wish you could have seen the girls' faces as I unloaded the cooler and filled the refrigerator with the Danimals® SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt, Danimals smoothies and Danimals Crunchers varieties.  
Savannah was the first to notice the new Danimals® SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt cups and wanted to try them.  
Danimals SuperStars
With 10g of protein per 4oz cup, Danimals SuperStars contains twice as much protein as regular lowfat yogurts*. Danimals SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurts can help provide kids with the nutrition they need. Each cup is a good source of calcium and Vitamin D, which help build strong bones, along with an excellent source of protein (25 percent of the Daily Value)."

Luckily, the girls had cooperated for the day and had eaten their lunch, so I didn't hesitate in offering them one of these new Danimals® SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt to try.  Both girls chose to sample the Danimals SuperStars cotton candy flavored cup.  And, as soon as the spoon hit their lips, in unison, they both said, "Yum, this is good stuff."  "Yes! we have another winner," I thought to myself, as I watched as the girls continued to spoon this delicious snack into their mouths.  

 The benefits of Danimals SuperStars:

While enjoying the cotton candy Danimals SuperStars cup, I heard them making a game plan on what flavor and product to try next.  Savannah was quick to tell Bella that she saw a cup with colored sprinkles that looked like it would taste good.  :-)

Over the course of the week, the girls helped me review the assorted Danimals products sent our way.  When it came time to give me the final verdict and let me know which of the Danimals SuperStars flavors of the two we were sent, they struggled to come up with an answer, as they both tasted so good and were their favorites!  I couldn't argue with this.  They also raved about the Danimals Smoothies, which have been a hit in our house for quite some time.  
"With fruity flavors packed into a nutritious drink, Danimals Smoothies will be a go-to favorite. Give 'em to your kids as they head out to play with friends! And look out for our seasonal varieties, including Orange Scream, Winter Brrr-berry, Mixed Berry Jelly Bean, and Striking Rainbow Sherbet!"

When it comes to drinking these smoothies, Savannah likes to use a straw and take slow sips, while Bella will pull a bottle from the fridge, peel back the cover and chug away.  So much for being lady like, right? :-)  Hey, I can't complain, as they are enjoying a nutritional snack, that has no artificial colors or flavors and no high fructose corn syrup.
Other fun Danimals products that kids will go crazy for include, and that make for great snacking at home or on-the-go include:

"Kids love the crunch, moms love the goodness! Danimals Crunchers with grahams combines delicious nonfat yogurt with crunchy grahams that kids will love to dunk, crunch, and munch. Pack ‘em in the cooler for a tasty afternoon snack at the family picnic!"
New Crunchers
"Our New Danimals Crunchers varieties combine delicious nonfat yogurt with fun rainbow sprinkles and chocolate candies that kids will love to crunch, mix and munch! Give 'em to your kids for a fun playtime treat!"
"Danimals nonfat yogurt is a good source of Calcium and Vitamin D, and contains no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, or artificial flavors. Your kids will love it! Take 'em on the go – remember to bring a spoon!"
"Danimals® Smoothie Max has more than twice the Danimals Smoothie goodness and twice the fun! Available in delicious flavors, it’s a great snack for your kids’ big time adventures! You’ll feel good about giving them to your kids because each Smoothie Max is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D."
As you can see, Danimals has some great tasting snack options for kids.  And, with the summer months here and kids heading off to day camps, on field trips, participating in sports, or just traveling with family, Danimals products make for great on-the-go snacking.  Kids will love them, and parents will be happy knowing that they are offering a healthy and nutritional snack option to their children.
Visit Danimals.com for more information about the Danimals® SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurts, as well as other Danimals products made with kids in mind.  And, don't forge to  connect with them on Facebook at Facebook.com/Danimals to stay up-to-date on special offers, new products additions and more.


Danimals® SuperStars is available in 4 oz 4-count packs in five delicious flavors made specifically for kids, including: Strawberry Slide, Strawberry Banana Sprint, Cotton Candy Thrill, Mixed Berry Half-Pipe and Cherry Rush.  They can be found, along with other Danimals® and Dannon® products in the yogurt aisle of your favorite grocery store.  
About Danimals:
"In addition to playing outdoors on a regular basis, it’s important for kids to eat well and get the right balance of foods in their diet, such as dairy, which includes nutrients like calcium. Kids can get calcium from products such as Danimals® Greek lowfat yogurts, nonfat yogurts and dairy smoothies.
Danimals dairy products make snacking fun – they taste great and are available in a variety of delicious fruity flavors and fun formats. Kids will love Powering Up with Danimals SuperStars, experiencing the burst of fruity flavor in Danimals Smoothies, and mixing fun toppings from Crunchers into delicious nonfat yogurt. All Danimals products contain a good source of Calcium and Vitamin D, which help kids build strong bones and regulate muscle function. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans identify calcium as a nutrient of concern for American adults and children, and recommend increasing intake of foods that provide it.**"
*Contains 14% more of the DV of Protein (7g) than Regular Lowfat Yogurt
Danimals: 10g (20%DV) Protein; Regular Lowfat Yogurt: 3g (6%DV) Protein per 4 oz

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I have not seen these before I read your great review. These look just great for the kids and I love the fun toppings. I love Dannon yogurt but haven't had any in such a long time. I will have to add it to my next shopping list.

    Happy Father's Day.

    Heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

  2. i have not seen these im pretty sure my daughter would love these