Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cream Top Greek Yogurt & My 1st Giveaway

  The other day I received an email from Brown Cow Yogurt asking if I wanted to try their new Cream Top Greek yogurts. I looked it up online after I was contacted and I found nothing, but rave reviews on Brown Cow's other yogurts. I received 4- 6oz Greek flavors which were: vanilla, blueberry, honey, and maple. They also have a 24oz Plain Cream Top Greek, but it isn't available all over the country yet, so you'll have to check you local Whole Foods. If you don't have a Whole Foods near you, you can click here to see if a supermarket near you might carry Brown Cow Yogurt except their Cream Top Greek yogurt which will be exclusively available at Whole Foods until October 1.
  Even if you think that you don't like yogurt, you need to give this brand a try. I'm not a dairy fan. Milk always tastes sour to me, yogurt generally has too much tang and tastes past it's prime no matter what brand or flavor I try, and you will never see me munching on cheese unless its on something like a burger or cheese fries.
  When you first open the top, you notice the thick cream top that is hiding an equally thick, rich yogurt. My favorite flavor was the maple which is the one I used to photograph with a little extra maple syrup on top. The Greek version does pack the calories (about 200 for a 6oz), but they taste better than any other brand I've tried and it can be a healthy, filling dessert as a parfait compared to a bowl of sugar-filled ice cream. 
Layers of blueberries, strawberries, Maple Cream Top Greek Yogurt, and topped off with a little extra maple syrup makes a delicious & rich dessert. 
Cream Top Greek Yogurt Parfait
Created by Rayna of Curious Country Cook

1-6oz container Brown Cow Cream Top Greek Yogurt (I used the maple flavor)
2 tbsp blueberries
3-4 small strawberries, chopped
a small drizzle of maple syrup (optional)

1.  Layer about 1/3  of yogurt on the bottom of a small jar or bowl, add most of the blueberries and strawberries, and the rest of the yogurt.
2. Garnish with the last few berries and drizzle with a little pure maple syrup for extra maple flavor.
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Have any of you tried Brown Cow Yogurt? Did you love it? Are you interested in trying it? If you are interested to taste this product (for free) just head to a Whole Foods near you on August 18 where they will be giving free samples and $1 off coupons. 

The Giveaway: I will select four people to receive 7 coupons for free 6oz yogurts!

How? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post AND a way to contact you easily (either link to your blog or give an email). You can tell me if you plan on making anything with the yogurt, if you have tried the brand before, or just say "hi."  

Extra entries? The following opportunities below will earn one extra entry into the giveaway for each. You must leave separate comments for each one to ensure that they are counted as separate entries:
  • -If you become a follower of my blog (bottom of the page), you will earn an extra entry. Just leave a comment saying that you are now a follower. 
  • - Like Brown Cow Yogurt on Facebook. Leave me a comment telling me that you "liked" them.
Deadline: Sunday, July 29 10:30PM -Central Time. 
All entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

The winners will be announced July 30.The winners will be picked at random using Random.org Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winners will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to confirm. If a winner does not reply within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.

27 comments:

  1. Hi, I would love to try this yogurt! I used greek yogurt last week to make a creamy pesto sauce. my email is mastokes_usc@yahoo.com

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  2. Aw man I was just at Whole Foods today! I eat yogurt every day, but I've become attached to Stonyfield. I should try this brand next time :) Also stopping in to let you know that I nominated you on my blog for the Versatile Blogger award :) You can read about it in my entry if you so choose. Cheers!

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  3. Actually StonyFields bought Brown Cow in 2003

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  4. I just came across your flicker page! Delighted to find out you have a blog full of great recipes! :)

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  5. I hope I win, I use yogurt a LOT in parfaits so I would LOVE to try this brand :)

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  6. I am now a follower by Reader! :)

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  7. I liked Brown Cow on FB! (ps. Sensual appeal is me too) lol :) xo I hope I win!!!

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  8. Hi, I will use it to eat as is, to dip and freeze some grapes and in a banana bread recipe I have.
    Thanks!
    Andrea andreamcelesia@gmail.com

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  9. I liked you on Facebook
    Andrea andreamcelesia@gmail.com

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  10. Becky (prickles29@hotmail.com)July 22, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    I've never tried that brand before, but I'm excited to!

    prickles29@hotmail.com

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  11. I'd like to try this. Thanks.

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  12. I eat yogurt for breakfast every day. Haven't tried this brand before though, but look forward to trying it!

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  13. During grad school I'd buy the big containers of Brown Cow cream top yogurt all the time and eat it with homemade granola. For a splurge, I'd get a cup of the Brown Cow maple variety. I didn't know they began making a Greek yogurt!

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  14. "Liked" Brown Cow on FB as well!

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  15. HI I have not tried the brand before but i LOVE greek yogurt! one time i made cheesecake with it :) so delicious i hope i really do win.
    -freshbluberryice@gmail.com

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  16. Ohh I tried this yogurt and was in love. :) I love the cream top! -Marci Droptiny mdroptiny@gmail.com

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  17. I also "liked"on Facebook! :)

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I follow you publicly on GFC -- Gina M
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Like Brown Cow Yogurt on Facebook-- Crave to Save
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. There are so many tasty recipes with yogurt - I would love to try these for my church breakfast dish!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  22. I Like Brown Cow Yogurt on Facebook.
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  23. I follow on GFC - memoma
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  24. Have tried the brand, but not the greek yogurt.

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  25. I have had their cream top coffee and maple flavor yogurt from Whole Foods. I died and went to heaven for them so I can't wait to try the new Greek Yogurt! http://gardentoewe.blogspot.com

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  26. So, who won the contest? Congratulations to the winner. :) Anyway, I love the yogurt’s presentation on those pictures. That's pretty lovely and very fruity. Why don't you try mixing all the fruits in a blender, and blend it until it has a syrup-like consistency? That would certainly release the fruits' tangy flavor that goes well with the creamy and mild flavor of the yogurt.

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  27. Interesting. i can't find it here (flordia), used to buy it and miss it. will look for it at whole food. an interesting thing. i have tried to make a cream-top yogurt, and have failed completely. do you know how to make that stuff? i thought maybe the milk had to be raw... tried with unpasteurized. didn't work.

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