Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Key Lime Pie Yoplait Yogurt

Recently I've tried a whole slew of the new(ish) 110 calories or less dessert flavors Yoplait offers. The idea behind them is that rather than having the actual dessert you can substitute a the yogurt version. This works with varying success. The Key Lime Pie flavor works the best, since the pie is creamy and the yogurt is, of course, creamy it is almost like you are eating Key Lime Pie filling with a spoon. It is sweet but not overly so and has a realistic lime flavor. It made a great sweet snack and warded off hunger more than say a piece of candy would. It is fat-free but has a remarkably creamy mouthfeel that really helps sells the Key Lime Pie aspect. I also like that it has 20% of your daily requirement of calcium and vitamin D in the 6 oz tub. 6 oz is the perfect size for me, a lot of other brands come in 8 or 10 oz sizes and that is just too much yogurt for me to eat in one sitting, especially if I am not trying to use it to replace an entire meal.

As a side note, I wish they were made with 100% real sugar though, sometimes artificial sweeteners give me a bit of a headache, especially if I say, ate more than one yogurt in a day. Perhaps one day they will use agave or stevia? However, the artificial sweetener taste isn't to strong in most of the flavors so it isn't as big of an issue as it is in say, diet Coke.

Click here for a $1 off coupon for the yogurt.