Monday, November 29, 2010

Yoplait Frozen Smoothies - Review & KitchenAid Blender Prize Pack Giveaway


I struggle with trying to find healthy food options for breakfast and snack time. When I'm hungry, quick and easy is the best. I'm particularly fond of smoothies, but I don't often make them because either I don't have all the ingredients needed or I'm feeling too lazy to locate them and put them all in the blender.

Recently, thanks to MyBlogSpark, I had the opportunity to try out Yoplait Frozen Smoothies. This smoothie mix is found in the freezer section of the grocery store. The smoothie package contains Yoplait frozen yogurt chips and frozen fruit -- everything needed to make your own fruit smoothie, with the exception of milk. All that you need to do is dump the contents into your blender and add milk (the package says to use skim, but I used 2% because that is what we had on hand.) It only takes a couple of minutes to make a delicious drink.

The mix comes in four different flavors: Blueberry Pomegranate, Triple Berry, Strawberry Banana, and Strawberry Mango Pineapple. One package makes two servings and each serving contains only 110 to 120 calories.

We tried out the Triple Berry flavor containing strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and noticed the large frozen real fruit chunks. Instead of adding 1 cup of milk, we added a little more to make a thinner smoothie that the kids would be able to drink with a straw. I like my smoothies thicker so next time I'll follow the package directions. It only took a minute for the blender to mix up the batch, and we had a nice, frothy cold drink to enjoy. It's an easy, peasy, no fuss way to a yummy smoothie. The smoothie tasted as good as anything I've made from scratch, and I love that it contains calcium and live and active yogurt cultures. My son loved his "shake." Unfortunately my daughter was less excited about it because it contains seeds. Someday soon I hope she'll get over her seeds in food issue! I plan to keep a few packages on hand for when I'm craving a light and cold fruit-filled snack.

Even though MyBlogSpark sent along an awesome 3-speed KitchenAid® Blender to use, we decided to use our own, not-as-fancy blender to review the product and will donate the lovely new KitchenAid to a charity. I'm sure a deserving family will really appreciate receiving it during the holidays.



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Yoplait wants you make your holidays a little brighter and has offered to giveaway a gift pack to a Brimful Curiosities reader. This awesome prize pack includes two VIP coupons to try Yoplait Frozen Smoothies and a 3-speed KitchenAid® blender with a special smoothie setting.

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Thanks to Yoplait and My Blog Spark for this review opportunity and for providing me with free Yoplait Frozen Smoothies coupons and blender for review. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)

193 comments:

kygirl said...

I have not tried these smoothies yet, but the triple berry sounds yummy.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to try the triple berry! dlcwins55@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the strawberry mango pineapple! tracietrump@yahoo.com

amp said...

I have not tried the smoothies yet but the triple Berry sounds yummy to me.

Amber said...

I have not yet tried these, but I'd love to!
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slb3334 said...

I have not tried them but think the triple berry would be good.

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bukaeyes said...

I haven't tried these yet. I didn't know about them until today- the Strawberry Mango Pineapple sounds delish!
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Rebecca Graham said...

I haven't tried the Yoplait frozen smoothies yet. I would like to try the strawberry banana.

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Connie said...

Hi! I haven't tried these yet either, but my sister says they are good. I would love to try the Blueberry Pomengrante...it sounds wonderful! Thank you for a great giveaway!!! :)

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Christy said...

I haven't tried this, but we drink a lot of smoothies and I think my kids would love the strawberry banana.

Karen said...

I love smoothies but never make them--too much work, too many ingredients. Would love to try this!

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Janice said...

I have tried these, and they really do taste like the ones you can buy at Jamba Juice! I like Strawberries Wild
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Anonymous said...

love the mixed berry flavor I sampled at costco.
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sweetsue said...

I haven't tried these, but I will look for them. We love smoothies! Blueberry Pomegranate sounds delicious!
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Kiara said...

I have not tried these smoothies yet but I would like to try the Blueberry Pomegranate.
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girlforgotten81 said...

I haven't tried these yet, but they look great! Especially the triple berry!

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Andrea D said...

omg yes and i love them
Blueberry Pomegranate i havent tried yet but IT sounds great

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Jamie said...

I haven't tried any of the smoothies yet, but Strawberry Mango Pineapple sounds yummy.

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Vita said...

l'm going to look for these, and try the bluebetty pomegranate, sounds delish!

Jamie said...

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Pam Ponder said...

I have not tried them yet but the triple berry and strawberry banana sounds really yummy

Romapr said...

I haven't tried the Yoplait Frozen Smoothies but I am sure I'd love it because I love their other products. Thanks!

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Stephanie said...

have not tried but strawberry banana sounds good
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debbie said...

I haven't tried them, but the blueberry pommegranite looks really good.
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sweepmom said...

I have not tried the Yoplait smoothies. I think the Blueberry Pomegranate sounds good.

Theresa N. said...

I haven't tried the smoothies, but oh my they look delicious.
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Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the Strawberry Mango Pineapple.

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Anonymous said...

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YES...I LOVE THE STRAWBERRY MANGO PINEAPPLE

tatertot374 said...

triple berry and strawberry banana sounds great
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snowluvnferret said...

I tried the Triple Berry and it's DIVINE!

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Danelle said...

I have yet to try this product. The Berry would be the first one I would try. It does really look good.

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Jessica said...

I haven't tried these yet, but the Strawberry Mango Pineapple sounds great
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sustahl said...

I have tried the Yoplait smoothies and love the Triple Berry. I would also love the blender because my current blenders doesn't do a good job making the smoothies.

sustahl said...

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sksweeps said...

I haven't tried them yet, but would love to try the Triple Berry!

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ohkeeka said...

I haven't tried these yet, but I would love to get the Strawberry Banana flavor. Yum!

cpullum said...

I have tried Strawberry Banana but would love to try Triple Berry these are so easy to make and taste so good!
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I have not tried Yoplait Smoothies yet. Blueberry Pomegranate sounds delicious

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Happy Birthday Author said...

We make smoothies everyday for lunch. But, my berries are getting low from summer picking. This is a great prize!

Kimberly said...

I have tried these. They are nice and creamy. I like the triple berry the best.
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Natalie A. said...

I have never tried this before! I'd like to try the Strawberry Mango Pineapple! Thanks!

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hendy said...

I absolutely love smoothies and I'm dying to try the Yoplait smoothies, specifically the strawberry banana flavor but I have one small problem..I don't have a blender.
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the Crave to Save said...

I haven't tried these yet, but the strawberry banana flavor sounds great!

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Chip said...

Would love to try these. Haven't yet, the Triple Berry sounds good.
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Janice said...

I’d love to try Blueberry Pomegranate

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Joy said...

Yes, I have tried them and I love them. The blueberry/pomegranite is my favorite. Thanks.
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calvad said...

I have not tried them all and would love to try the strawberry magoe pineapple!

Jolene said...

i love the yoplait smoothies, triple berry i my favorite flavor!

Debbie C said...

I have not tried Yoplait Smoothies yet but they sound perfect for me. I would like to try the Triple Berry flavor.

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Candie L said...

I have one of these in my freezer right now (we forgot we did not have a blender). Thank you

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Anonymous said...

I haven't tried these yet, but the Strawberry Banana sounds tempting!

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Anonymous said...

I haven't tried them because we don't have a blender.
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kroch said...

I want to try the strawberry banana flavor.

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Erin E said...

I have not tried the Yoplait Smoothies yet, but I really want to try the Triple Berry. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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Shawn said...

I have had this (Costco) but only the berry flavor. Very good smoothies, I use Almond Milk in mine.

KowgirlsRule said...

I have not tried the smoothies yet, but I am going to try them all.

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karen said...

I have not yet had these. I would like to try Blueberry Pomegranate. Thanks.

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EmmaPeel said...

Triple Berry sounds so good but we havent tried any of these yet,.

tdean30 said...

Nope, not yet. I'm excited to try the Strawberry/Banana.

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Anonymous said...

I love to try the Strawberry Banana flavor.

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Jenn S. said...

I have not tried these yet, but would love to try the blueberry pomegranite variety.
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Erica C. said...

I haven't had these yet but strawberry banana sounds good to me!

GabbyLowe said...

I'd love to try the Strawberry Mango Pineapple

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Anonymous said...

I haven't tried the Yoplait Frozen Smoothies. But, when I do, I would love to try the Blueberry Pomegranate flavor.

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Alison A / tripsma at gmail dot com said...

I've not yet tried these but I think Triple Berry sounds yummy. :)

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Gina said...

I have tried them and I love the Blueberry Pomegranate flavor

Rebecca said...

Yum! I've not had these yet, but I will be searching for the Strawberry Mango Pineapple next time I go shopping! Sounds fantastic!
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I haven't tried them yet, I would love the strawberry banana flavor, thanks!

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Barbarawr said...

Yes, I've tried them and they're amazing. But if anybody is reading this, make sure you aren't using a cheapie blender. It comes out incredibly thick unless you get impatient and add a bunch more milk :-)

I would like to try the triple berry. The strawberry banana is great, though!

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Jennifer I. said...

I used to make my own smoothies in the morning, but it was too much hassle. These yoplait kits make it easy.

Sherl Bastien said...

Never tried these smoothies.. but the strawberry banana sounds great

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Breanne said...

I haven't tried them yet but Strawberry Banana sounds really good!

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Thanks for the giveaway...would like to try the Yoplait Blueberry Pomegranate smoothie !

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Pamela S said...

We haven't tried them yet, but we love smoothies, and these would be great for the convenience. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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mail4rosey said...

I haven't tried them yet, but you can bet this weekend I'll be searching out the Triple Berry. I love Smoothies, but I never have made one at home.

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missreneer said...

I have not tried these yet but would love to try the Triple Berry first. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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ShesAnAngel said...

I have not tried these yet but I think Triple Berry sounds great :D

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Atreau said...

I haven't tried them yet but would love to try the Strawberry/Banana.

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I haven't had the opportunity to try the Yoplait Frozen Smoothies but would love to try the Strawberry Mango Pineapple flavor.

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I haven't tried them. Strawberry Banana sounds delicious. garrettsambo@aol.com