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Stonyfield Farm Releases New Probiotic Yogurt

By July 23, 2009

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I have to be honest, it wasn't until my daughter started eating yogurt around 8 or 9 months that I even started paying attention to the nutritional value of the yogurt I bought. Before it was just whatever was on sale, or (dare I admit it) had the good, sugary fruit-on-the-bottom. Yum.

But for me, motherhood brought greater attention to what foods I fed my children and, consequently, what I ate myself. I started researching yogurts and learned that some cooked yogurts are about as healthy as pudding. Yipe! Not what I was looking for.

Eventually, I began eating Dannon Activia. Though for my daughter, I stuck with the full-fat, organic yogurts put out by dairies like Stonyfield Farm. Babies and toddlers still need the fat calories from whole milk products.

The probiotic cultures are what pulled me in, even though more studies on probiotics are needed. Also, as a breastfeeding mama, I needed quick meals and snacks. Yogurt was a simple way to get healthy calories in, and there is some thought that probiotics help stave off thrush and reduce baby colic. At the time Dannon Activia was one of the best brands on the market that contain multiple live active cultures. I personally couldn't find a decent, affordable eqiuvalent.

Until this week.

That's when I came across Stonyfield Farm Organic Probiotic Yogurt. It contains 6 live active cultures, and it's organic to boot. And the icing on the cake (or the cream in the yogurt) - it was cheaper than Dannon Activia. Not to shabby.

The downside is that it's only available in two flavors - strawberry and french vanilla. But I was pleased, very tasty.

Currently I am thinking about buying our grocer out in hopes that the boost in sales will prompt Stonyfield Farm to put out more flavors. Hoping peach is on the top of their list...

Photo Stonyfield Farm, http://www.stonyfield.com/

February 7, 2010 at 10:51 pm
(1) John says:

I’m also a fan of Activia, but would rather buy organic. My grocery store doesn’t sell the Stonyfield “Probiotic” yogurt (just the regular), but I have seen it at Whole Foods. But when I went on their website, it seems that all of their yogurts have the six active cultures, so I’m confused.

July 6, 2010 at 11:22 am
(2) Charnita Fance says:

I just bought some Stonyfield Probiotic Yogurt at Publix. It is something new I’ve recently added to my diet. I usually blend it with milk and slimfast powder. It’s really good :) You can find it in the Publix Greenwise isle (I LOVE that isle). Gotta love organic!!

August 11, 2010 at 10:02 am
(3) Annie says:

I struggle with acid reflux and find the probiotic yogurt to decrease the acid during sleeping hours. It definitely helps with digestion, key with GERD.

December 4, 2010 at 6:58 am
(4) chris midyette says:

I was a loyal Activia user, too. Switched to Stoneyfield because it was on sale in my grocer’s ‘health food’ department. Hope this isn’t too gross, but my poop looked different. The first week I ate the Stonyfield, it was darker in color, but other than that the same as with the Activia. Pretty much back to the original color now, but I was wondering if the change in yogurt brand may have ‘cleaned me out’ to a degree. I’ve been trying to read up on all this, but not much info out there. Thanks

September 13, 2011 at 11:43 am
(5) ashley says:

I recently bought this because i dont really like activia, but i wanted yogurt with probiotics… I have to admit I am literally eating the first one right now, but it is so good!

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