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Growing up with Yoplait Yogurt

by Erik

I love yogurt. I have since I was a kid. And that was a long time ago. Well, not that long ago. Wait, let’s put it this way, when I first started eating yogurt, you could probably have called it hippie food. My parents weren’t hippies (born a little before the baby boomers that turned into hippies) but they embraced a lot of do-it-yourself’ish type stuff.

We ate peanut butter that consisted of nothing but peanuts and a little salt (try it sometime, it’s yummy). We grew all our own vegetables and actually canned them. They made applesauce. I should say my parents did all this, I was a little too young to do any of the actual work. But they were both teachers, so they had a financial incentive to do it all (and let’s face it, teachers today still do), but they also had the time in the summer to actually do all the work. I just got to eat all the yummy food.

But one of the yummy things I got to eat that wasn’t homemade was yogurt, and the brand was Yoplait.


And now that I am a parent, I love passing that tradition on to my daughter. To say that times have changed since I was young is an understatement. I would love to have a garden like my parents did, but I don’t have that much space to have a full garden. I also don’t have the time to tend a garden like they did (it was a gloriously huge garden). What I do have room for is a couple garden boxes where I have space for some green beans, tomatoes and cucumbers and that’s about it.

But one thing I can pass on is my love of Yoplait yogurt. It comes in a lot more flavors these days than the strawberry and blueberry of my youth. It provides calcium (20% of daily requirements) and protein that a growing child needs.

When she comes home from school ready to eat anything and everything in the fridge, I know I can grab a Yoplait yogurt right out of the fridge and hand it to her as a better for her snack than chips or a hot dog. When she wakes up in the morning ready to eat anything and everything in the fridge I know I can hand her a Yoplait yogurt while I’m getting my wakeup medicine ready (that’s coffee by the way, for me, not her).

Basically anytime she needs a snack and I don’t want her filling up on junk food (in other words, all the time) I know I can go to a Yoplait. And thanks to the fridge packs I know it’s easy to keep enough on hand that we don’t run out.  So head on out to Walmart for a fridge pack of Yoplait yogurt. It’s a snack I’ve been eating all my life.

Disclaimer: This post is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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Deborah D April 12, 2017 - 5:09 pm
I love yogurt. I like that it is good for you and tastes yummy!
lisa April 13, 2017 - 11:08 am
I love yogurt. This is good, but I usually eat another brand. They used to sell pear yogurt, which was my favorite. I can't find it anymore.
Lauryn R April 13, 2017 - 3:59 pm
I love yogurt and Yoplait is a Classic, I have been eating them since I was a kid as well. I was also blessed with an amazing garden as a kid too! We had everything from tomatoes and potatoes, to blackberries and cherry trees. :) My dad made homemade jam and there is definitely nothing better than a home grown tomato. One day I hope to have this too, most likely when I'm an old lady though lol.
Carolyn Massey April 14, 2017 - 1:43 pm
I didn't eat yogurt as a kid but love it now. We buy Yoplait yogurt all the time. Love it in the summer as it cools me down and tastes so yummy. Buy peach and banana.
Adriane April 22, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Always a fan of Yoplait!
Jessica Staley April 28, 2017 - 4:54 am
I love yogurt. It's a good snack and sometimes it's breakfast.
jacquline godbout April 28, 2017 - 2:13 pm
i like yogurt way better now as an adult. although I have always lovd frozen yogurt. who doesnt?
desitheblonde April 28, 2017 - 8:41 pm
my kids love the yogert and yopay and they love the new stuff they can add to it
Jessica Davis April 30, 2017 - 11:38 am
I loved yogurt as a kid & still love it now!! Kiddos love it as well & yoplait yogurt is one of our household favs!
Mia April 30, 2017 - 7:33 pm
We always have various flavors of Yoplait yogurt in the fridge for a snack and for breakfast or lunch.
Linda Manns Linneman May 1, 2017 - 6:59 pm
We love yoplait yogurt. So good. I also love that it comes with these box tops. Thank you so much for sharing
Beth Minyard May 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
I love Yoplait!!! Sooooo good
Armando Rincon September 27, 2017 - 3:54 pm
the best brand,I love it.

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