I love summer and I am dreading the cold! Although Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, it isn’t officially over until September 21st. Just because school has started up again and apple picking season is beginning, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some of our favorite summertime things – outdoor dining, walks along the Charles River, and frozen treats – just to name a few.
When I finished the Falmouth Road Race, the Yasso truck was at the finish line handing out samples of their rozen Greek yogurt. Although I was incredibly overheated and should have wanted a nice cold treat, all I wanted was water. I later regretted not trying the Frozen Greek yogurt bars. Luckily for me,the folks over at Yasso offered to give me some samples to share with my co-workers in the office.
Yasso is a Boston-based company started by childhood friends Amanda and Drew a few years ago. Both former athletes, they set out to create a good-for-you frozen novelty product of the highest quality. After a degree from ice cream camp (yep, seriously), countless road trips, and over a year of research and development, they executed their first production run.
Now Yasso makes 6 great flavors of Frozen Greek Yogurt and are in the process of creating new flavors for 2014. My vote is for Chocolate and Mint Chip.
Yasso bars are made with Greek yogurt and contain probiotics, which are live bacteria that help treat digestive problems and regulate the immune system. Yasso bars are made from all natural ingredients, have 6 grams of protein per serving (Vanilla Bean has 7g), are gluten free, fat free (only the coconut has 0.5 grams of fat), contain no artificial sweeteners, and have only 80 calories per bar!
The bars have a creamy texture but are surprisingly light. Each bar contains just 12 grams of sugar, much less than many other novelty bars on the market. I like that Yasso bars are not too sweet, yet are sweet enough to make for a delightful dessert-like treat.
The first 3 flavors introduced in 2001 were blueberry, strawberry and raspberry. Each one is flavorful and has a ‘’berry’’ taste; I like the strawberry the best.
In 2013 Yasso introduced 3 new flavors – coconut, mango and vanilla bean. My favorite out of these was the Coconut flavor. I could feel and taste the real coconut flakes inside.
If you are looking for a sweet healthy treat to keep you cool, but that won’t weigh you down, Yasso is just what you need.
Yasso also makes frozen Greek smoothies, available in 3 flavors: strawberry banana, mixed berry and mango pineapple. Yasso products are available to buy at Stop & Shop, BJ’s, Whole Foods, Walmart, Hannaford’s and many other retail and grocery locations. To find Yasso products near you click here.
Now for the Giveaway! One lucky reader will win two boxes of Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt and four $1 off coupons for future Yasso purchases!
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Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.