Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt Giveaway
I’ve always been a fan of Ben & Jerry’s. When I was little girl growing up in Queens, I remember thinking my great-aunt was so cool because she lived in the city and took me and my brother to a Ben & Jerry’s shop for sundaes. It was pretty much the ultimate for a kid. Later in college, my roommates and I would eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s every night. Chubby Hubby (peanut butter filled, fudge covered pretzel nuggets in vanilla malt ice cream swirled with fudge and peanut butter) was my favorite. So this week when I got invited to a Ben & Jerry’s launch for their new Greek Frozen Yogurt line, I was pretty excited, even more so when they agreed to participate in a giveaway for my readers.
There are four new frozen yogurt flavors: Strawberry Shortcake (strawberry Greek frozen yogurt with shortbread pieces); Raspberry Fudge Chunk (raspberry Greek frozen yogurt with fudge chunks); Banana Peanut Butter (banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut butter swirls); and, Blueberry Vanilla Graham (blueberry and vanilla Greek frozen yogurt with graham cracker swirls). All of the yogurt flavors are made with Greek yogurt made from the traditional straining process, in case you were wondering what differentiates this line from their regular frozen yogurt line, and has less calories and more protein than their regular ice cream. For example, one serving or half a cup (100 grams) of Strawberry Shortcake has 180 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein as opposed to Ben & Jerry’s original Cherry Garcia ice cream which has 240 calories, 13.5 grams of fat, and 3.8 grams of protein.
But most importantly, how does it taste? If you’re looking for frozen yogurt like Pinkberry, this isn’t it. It’s closer in taste to ice cream, very creamy but not as rich, and with a bit of tang.
Out of the four flavors, my favorite is the Banana Peanut Butter. Banana and peanut butter together can be very heavy, but the slight tartness of the Greek yogurt helps keep it light.
From the tasting event, in addition to the Banana Peanut Butter, I brought home a carton of Strawberry Shortcake for David since he’s a big fan of strawberry ice cream, and as I knew he would, he liked it. David isn’t a fan of frozen yogurt because he considers it “fake ice cream,” but again, this tastes more like ice cream than frozen yogurt. The creaminess is there as well as the sweetness. (If you prefer frozen yogurt that’s less sweet, go for the Banana Peanut Butter.)
All four flavors are being released this month, in addition to new Greek yogurt menu items like smoothies and parfaits (banana parfait pictured at top) at 300 Ben & Jerry shops nationwide. Ben & Jerry’s Greek frozen yogurt won’t replace a Chubby Hubby craving (let’s be real, nothing besides the real thing can), but for a lighter alternative to ice cream, I’m down with their Greek frozen yogurt, especially the Banana Peanut Butter.
Now, what you’ve all been waiting for, the giveaway! Ben & Jerry’s is offering five coupons to one lucky reader of Bionic Bites. One coupon is good for one pint of ice cream or frozen yogurt, so that’s five pints of frozen deliciousness! In addition, they’ll be throwing in some fun Ben & Jerry’s swag.
To enter, simply write in the comments below which Greek frozen yogurt flavor you’d like to try the most, and if you have one, your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor of ice cream or frozen yogurt. I’ll be picking one person at random. Giveaway ends next Friday (March 2, 2012) at noon. U.S. entrants only. Good luck!
UPDATE (3/2/2012) – Thank you to everyone who participated, but the lucky reader is….EILEEN! Expect an email from me in a few minutes. CONGRATS!
I’d love to try the Blueberry Vanilla Graham. Of all the Ben & Jerry ice cream flavors I’ve ever tasted, the limited edition Carrot Cake was the most incredible. Thanks for the chance!
Raspberry fudge chunk and Phish Food 🙂 Nice photos BTW.
Would most like to try the Strawberry Shortcake Greek frozen yogurt! Current favorite Ben & Jerry’s icecream flavor is Late Night Snack.
The Blueberry Vanilla Graham sounds delicious! Right now I love the Milk and Cookies flavor.
I was all set to vote for the Strawberry Shortcake but I have to choose the Blueberry Vanilla Graham! Only recently did one of their flavors upset my life-long favorite ice cream Cherry Garcia, and that is their Late Night Snack.
Banana Peanut Butter is my pick, for sure!
My favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor right now is Midnight Snack, though I also really love the peach cobbler flavor.
Banana + peanut butter + Greek yogurt is literally my favorite flavor combination on earth!!
I want to try banana and peanut butter. Fab: cherry Garcia.
I want to try Raspberry Fudge Chunk!
would LOVE banana peanut butter or strawberry shortcake. cant decide which one!
Like David my vote is for the Strawberry Shortcake…makes me think of summer which cannot come soon enough!
strawberry shortcake & oatmeal cookie chunk!
I’d like to try that Blueberry Vanilla Graham. As far as traditional Ben & Jerry’s, I gotta go with New York Super Fudge Chunk. Probably one of the richest chocolate ice creams out, but so satisfying even with just one spoonful.
I’d love to try the banana peanut butter or strawberry shortcake! And my favorite B & J flavor is the AmeriCone Dream!
Since I eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches every day for lunch, the Banana Peanut Butter sounds like it’s right up my alley. Milk and Cookies is my favorite regular B&J’s flavor.
I’m a huge peanut butter fan, so I’d love to try that Banana peanut butter flavor! I’m a RD in training, so I must say that I’m ecstatic to hear of healthier ice cream options coming from Ben&Jerry. I’m already used to freezing my greek yogurt at home and having it as a dessert, so the fact that Ben&Jerry is also creating this is great news to hear!
Like Elvis, I gotta have my Banana and Peanut Butter! Mmmmmmm…
Bluberry vanilla please! Cherry Garcia is my favorite!
Would love to try Blueberry Vanilla Graham! My all-time favorite is Cherry Garcia!!
Banana Peanut Butter!
i always eat my greek yogurt with banana!
i love pistachio pistachio 🙂
Blueberry vanilla graham sounds awesome! Half-baked is my favorite.
Awesome giveaway! 🙂
Wow – they all sound great but Blueberry Vanilla Graham sounds amazing! My current favorite flavor is chunky monkey.
I would love to try the blueberry vanilla graham, makes me think of pie for some reason. But then again, I’d try all of them in a heartbeat lols.
Can I eat the PB and Banana for breakfast? My favorite: Oatmeal Cookie Chunk.
Banana Peanut Butter!
I want to try the strawberry shortcake. Strawberry is my fav ice cream flavor.
I’d like to try Rasberry Fudge Chunk.
My fav is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch!
oooh i’d like to try blueberry vanilla graham
current favorite is all of them.
The strawberry shortcake sounds good, and my favorite B&J is definitely Chubby Hubby!
Blueberry Vanilla Graham sounds screamingly good and so far, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch is the best B&J flavor!
banana peanut butter. Not just because I want to try it, but someone I know is allergic to peanut butter. I want to mock them whilst eating it.
I’d love to try the Banana-Peanut Butter, but they all sound pretty amazing!
My favorite B&J flavor is definitely Cherry Garcia- classic!