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New Triple Double Oreos

Kraft Foods recently launched the Triple Double Oreo in the U.S. Market. This behemoth weighs in at 100-calories with 1.5 grams of saturated fat – PER cookie. (The original sandwich cookie comes in at about 50 calories.)New Triple Double OreoThe U.S. version of the cookie is based on a 2010 cookie that launched in Argentina called the “x3,” or “Por Tres.” The three chocolate cookies surround “double-stuf’ layers of the standard vanilla cream and chocolate cream.

New TV ads starring Venus Williams, Shaquille O’Neal, Apolo Anton Ohno and Eli Manning will start just in time for these little (big) sandwich cookie treats to land in your kids’ lunchbox.

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Taste Test

Taste Test: Blueberry-Flavored Greek Yogurt

I’m happy to welcome another guest poster to our little family here – My dear hubby Brett! We recently switched to Greek-style yogurt at home. So we decided to do a taste test of one of the most popular fruit flavors out there.

Take it away, Brett!

Yogurt has always been one of my favorite snacks. The all time greatest for me is Dannon’s coffee-flavored yogurt. The rich taste of coffee in a fun-size snack was enough to fill me up. Recently, my wife has discovered a love for Greek yogurt. It is a love bordering on obsession. Every time we head to the supermarket we end up with five or  six packages to head home with. I may pick on her about her new-found food crave, but Greek yogurt has less sugar, less fat and is higher in protein than it’s regular yogurt brothers and sisters. Because of this, it is a snack that I am happy she enjoys.

Christina decided that she wanted to do a taste test of blueberry Greek yogurts. We decided on blueberry because almost every company has a blueberry yogurt. The seven contenders in alphabetical order are Chobani®, Dannon®, Oikos™ (by Stonyfield), Fage™, Trader Joe’s, YoCrunch® and Yoplait. To keep it fair, we decided to leave the crunchies out of the YoCrunch yogurt.
Greek Yogurt Taste Test ContendersMy job was to come up with a grading system and help with the tasting. I decided on a scale of 1 to 5 to rank the yogurts on the amount of blueberry flavor, the consistency, the amount of fruit and sweetness. Our ideal yogurt would have a lot of blueberry flavor, be thick in consistency, have a lot of visible fruit and not be overly sweet.
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