Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FAGE. All words and opinions are honest and completely my own.
Truth. When I was asked if I would be interested in working with FAGE (pronounced fa-yeh), a Greek yogurt company, as a sponsor, I had to pause a minute and think about it. Hmm…I don’t know. Is it good? Well, the only way I could find out was go to the store and buy it myself. I’m not a big yogurt-eater. Well, let me clarify. I used to eat a lot of yogurt years and years ago, but I bought the stuff with artificial sweeteners and a bunch of unidentifiable ingredients. When I made an effort to clean up my eating, I ditched those. Jeff and the boys are much bigger yogurt eaters than I am, so I would just buy whatever they requested.
But, if I’m going to write a blog post, I have to actually like the product and want to buy it and use/eat it myself. I went to the store and bought several varieties of the FAGE Total 2% Split Cups to try. Jeff and the boys can sniff out something new and interesting in the fridge and pantry like bloodhounds. They both saw the new yogurt and wanted to try it. Jeff opened a cherry one to have as a snack. I pulled out a spoon and insisted on a taste, since “it was for work”.
I realized I have been missing out on really good yogurt all of these years. I went in for another bite, but Jeff became protective over his cup of yogurt, which he found enjoyable as well. I assured him, “Don’t worry, I’ll buy more.” He allowed me another bite before heading off to enjoy his yogurt in peace.
Yes, I’ll have no problem sharing what I like about this yogurt. Let’s do it.
After trying more varieties, my favorite is a toss-up between blueberry, which surprised me, and cherry, which was a no-brainer for me, since I love cherries. I look forward to them every summer and I can put away a pound of cherries like nobody’s business.
Here are a few things I like about the FAGE Total 2% Split Cups… It’s a packaged, easy to eat-on-the-fly food that is weighed and measured out, but it isn’t junk. It’s protein-rich (contains 12 g), only has 11 grams of sugar and 120-130 calories (for the varieties I tried) for a generous, tummy-filling portion. In so many articles I’ve read about healthy eating, Greek yogurt comes up again and again as a quick and nutritious suggestion.
It also hits that sweet and creamy note that’s nice for a snack or even dessert. Jeff and I have added granola and I am going to try dark chocolate chips (I love cherry chocolate ice cream and I think the cherry FAGE would satisfy that craving with less sugar and more nutrition.)
And, with the split cups, I like that the fruit and yogurt are separate, so you can add as much sweetness from the fruit as you want. It’s like having your dressing on the side, which I always ask for!
(Oh…boys’ fingernails. Never ending battle.)
Sometimes sponsored posts are about introducing my readers to a product or brand I already use and love. This one was more about me discovering something I haven’t tried before and sharing that discovery with you! Of course, I’m pretty late to the Greek yogurt party, so you might be way ahead of me.
I can just add this to the list of things, like avocado and roasted brussel sprouts, that I missed out on for years.