Monday, February 15, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Yoplait Frozen Smoothie Prize Pack [CLOSED]

Yoplait has done it again! They've come up with yet another tasty way for my children to enjoy fruit with Yoplait Frozen Smoothies. In the words of my 6yr old son . . . "These smoothies are awesome!"

So far, these Yoplait Smoothies come in three varieties . . . Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Mango Pineapple, and Triple Berry (which was the variety we tried). I'd like to try the Strawberry Mango Pineapple next and would love to see more varieties become available in the future. Perhaps something with peach in it?

The instructions on the back of the package were extremely easy to follow. These were the contents of the package . . .

The instructions said to use 1 cup of skim milk or 1-1/2 cups if you would like to be able to drink the smoothie through a straw. We went with 1-1/2 cups of whole milk.

We blended the milk and the frozen fruit on high for about 1 minute. Then we scraped the sides and repositioned any remaining chunks of fruit. 30 more seconds of blending was enough to create the right consistency for our smoothie.

One package of Yoplait Smoothies frozen fruit costs about $3.29 and yields two full servings. It would cost almost twice that price for just one large smoothie at the mall. Our batch was enough to fill one fountain glass and three children's cups 3/4 of the way.

Both my husband and I thought the smoothies tasted fresh and fruity. We like that we were not called on to add additional sugar because we often find that to taste too sweet. We much prefer the natural taste of fruit.

I'd also like to point out that the smoothies came out very thick with using 1-1/2 cups of milk . . . enough for a straw to stand up independently in the center. So, if you like your smoothies to be a little thinner, you could probably add another 1/2 cup of milk to yield even more for your family to share.

You should be able to find Yoplait Smoothies in your grocer's freezer section. Click here to snag a printable coupon for $1.25 off one package of Yoplait Smoothies!

Thank you to MyBlogSpark for providing us with a sample frozen smoothie product, a blender, and information free of charge on behalf of Yoplait to base this review upon and also for providing a prize pack for this contest's winner.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a voucher for a free package of Yoplait Frozen Smoothies and a Hamilton Beach blender.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me what two types of fruit do you think would taste great together in a homemade smoothie. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Yoplait Smoothies . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest ends on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!