Dannon Activia Yogurt

Posted 09-9-2010 at 02:13 PM by Ellen

I finally decided to go and try one of those new Activia yogurts from Dannon. I had heard about them from other friends and I picked up an assortment of them from the store.  This morning I tried Strawberry Banana and let me tell you, it was not bad.

The taste was very bright and colorful.  There was a good arsenal of meaningful fruit pieces included in the yogurt.  I found myself really enjoying the texture.  The yogurt was not clumpy or runny but was rather soft and consistent.  It was very enjoyable and actually solidified to me the idea that this could be a good midday snack.

Apparently they are running a campaign now which is a 14 day challenge where you eat the yogurt for 2 weeks straight – complete with your own balanced meals – and it is supposed to help regulate you.  I figure I’m going to try this challenge and see what happens.  The yogurt tastes really good and it’s not cumbersome to take with you to work.  Put it in your lunch sack and leave it in the refridgerator until mealtime.  It’s not a bad way to get some good bacteria in your system.

Anyway, stay posted for more details on the challenge.  So far, so good.

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11 Responses to “Dannon Activia Yogurt”

  1. desertshi on September 9th, 2010 10:01 pm

    This has been in Mexico for a few years now. It really is good and what can it hurt to get those good bacterias in ya! :)

  2. notyetmommy on September 10th, 2010 3:10 am

    Don’t waste your money! Activia has exactly the same ingredients in exactly the same ratios as regular Dannon yogurts. All yogurt is good for your digestion and their “Bifidis Regularis” is simply a nickname for the active cultures in yogurt. I researched it a while back because I wanted to try it and was disappointed to find out that it’s not any different than regular yogurt.

  3. lisaluvsfritz on September 10th, 2010 9:34 pm

    But it’s the only one with “bifidis regularis!” LOL. Well, when you make up a name for an ingredient, of course it’s the only one with it. This yogurt is ok, but with 2 of the first 4 ingredients being sugar, there are some better yogurts out there for you that will do the same thing.

  4. BreckinsMommy on September 10th, 2010 11:32 pm

    LOL! I always laugh at the Activia commercials because it is true that it is not the only one with regulating bacteria in it. There are much healthier yogurts out there many of which have more healthy bacteria in them and a lot less sugar. I am really a yogurt snob though!

  5. ChicanaCoqueta on September 13th, 2010 9:18 pm

    You can get good probiotics from other more natural and less sugary yogurts, you could even try making your own and/or just take some probiotics, my favorite brand is “Garden of Life”

    Activia has so much sugar. It may seem to be less than your regular commercial yogurt, but given its size, it’s not.

  6. isabelsma on September 14th, 2010 1:47 am

    LOL. I tried Activia and will NEVER eat it again. Given, I’m a Yoplait fan, and don’t like the texture of Dannon. BUT, I bought enough to try the 14 days, and after 5 I was sooooo crampy and my intestines were incredibly upset. And I eat yogurt often, so it’s not like I wasn’t used to the dairy or anything like that. I also wasn’t constipated or irregular or anything either, I just figured it wouldn’t hurt to be even better? But the Activia made me feel awful, and I gave it a few days to see if it got better, but every day was worse. I was gassy, bloated, crampy… blah blah blech. So I gave the rest to my husband and told HIM to eat it. It didn’t do anything to him, but I’ll never buy it again.

  7. ahenson on September 15th, 2010 3:05 am

    You mamas should try Greek yogurt. I eat the vanilla Stonyfield “Oikos” Greek yogurt. It is naturally fat free, and the plain only has 9 grams of sugar, has all the fun-intestine-loving cultures, plus one serving has about 15 grams of protein and only 80 calories per serving! I eat some everyday with an apple or a pear. Sometimes I even mix it with fat-free cottage cheese because I like the extra texture!

    And yeah, I never liked the Activia yogurt either.

  8. jemilyon on September 16th, 2010 3:46 am

    If you’re going to do yogurt get the plain, unsweetened kind and add fresh fruit or granola or mix it in a smoothie. Refined sugar is like poison to our bodies. My Dr. told me that nothing ages a body more than stress or refined sugar. It’s awful for the gut and the entire body has to go into overdrive just to try to sort out the shock of having sugar put into the system. There are better ways to sweeten, but sugar is cheap and our culture is uneducated on exactly how awful it really is…

  9. Coolbeans1971 on September 18th, 2010 6:30 am

    Activia also has Carmine in it, YUCK! I like the greek yogurt too. Oikos is good, and so is Little brown cow and Chicobani.

  10. shelby.k425 on September 19th, 2010 1:49 am

    After I had my baby, for whatever reason my ‘system’ was all out of whack. So I eat 1 activia yogurt a day and it’s helped to regulate me a lot better! I truly worked for me.

  11. klc92201 on September 19th, 2010 2:40 am

    Not to mention Activa have high frutose corn yuck in it. I love the stonyfields brand too. I buy a big thing of the vanilla and we put fresh fruit in it here as well. I never thought about using it to make a yogurt drink in the morning. YUM!

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