yoplait_greek_logoYogurt is not something I usually get excited about. In fact, I rarely eat it unless it’s frozen and chocolate flavored. To save on calories and fat, I sometimes use plain yogurt to make tuna salad, but that’s about the extent of my relationship with non dessert yogurt. Recently, that changed when General Mills announced that the new Yoplait Greek yogurt was labeled gluten-free. In fact, over 100 Yoplait yogurts are now labeled gluten-free.

The fat free Yoplait Greek yogurt is much thicker than I remember regular yogurt being, which is the draw of Greek style yogurt. I used the new plain yogurt to make delicious tuna salad. I’m not a mayo lover and didn’t miss having mayo in the tuna salad. I used the yogurt to replace half the mayo in potato salad and that was tasty as well. People who really love mayo might not like using yogurt in its place, but I love having the option to save fat and calories without giving up the creamy taste the mayo offers. The Greek yogurt worked perfectly to that end!

I bought the new Yoplait yogurt before I found out it was part of a MyBlogSpark promotion. Therefore, I received my free yogurt coupons – and the rest of the spark promotional items – after I already knew how much I liked the product. When the Yoplait MyBlogSpark box arrived, the items inside were intriguing to say the least. There was a pair of spa slippers, a small terry spa towel, several spa tools and a fabulous plush terrycloth Velcro wrap. Oh, and there were two coupons for free Yoplait Greek yogurt, of course. If you want to print a discount coupon for the product, please click here.

The spark theme is about getting in touch with your inner (Greek) goddess. Pamper yourself and treat yourself to some Greek yogurt from Yoplait. And there is a tie in for the new movie “Clash of the Titans”. Too bad they didn’t include passes to the movie in the spark. Even so, this is by far the nicest spark I’ve participated in. Because the coupons were in the very bottom of the box and there was no paperwork in it, I thought the UPS guy left the box at the wrong address. Finally, I saw the two coupons for Yoplait yogurt and everything clicked. There are 12 grams of protein in the yogurt – twice that found in leading yogurts. Yoplait Greek  is available in four flavors – Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain.

General Mills owns Yoplait, Progresso, Betty Crocker, Larabar and many other product lines. About every two months, the Live Gluten Freely website adds some new gluten-free products. Did you know that most of the Betty Crocker canned frostings are now labeled gluten-free? Here is the updated list of gluten-free labeled products from General Mills. Click on the logo of the line shown on the left side of the page to see the full line up from that brand. I’m hoping they’ll add some Progresso soup cups to the line up soon.

OK – back to the yogurt. If you like Greek yogurt, you might want to give the new Greek versions from Yoplait a try. If you want to try it for free, please tell us (in a comment below) how you get in touch with your inner gluten-free goddess. Deadline to enter is May 14th and the winners’ address must be in the contiguous U.S.

UPDATE: Congrats to LuAnn who won the Yoplait Greek Yogurt give-away!

*Thanks to Yoplait and MyBlogSpark for my spa kit and coupons and for sponsoring this give-away for our readers!