Dannon, you can’t be serious. Just a few weeks ago, in mid-December, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission busted you to the tune of $21 million for falsely claiming that just one daily serving of your Activia yogurt can relieve consumers of digestive irregularities. (You also erroneously claimed that your DanActive can prevent the common cold, but that’s another made-up story.)
Now you have the gall to introduce Activia Dessert, which is bascially junk food. That is, four-packs of Dannon yogurt in sickly sweet dessert flavors: Blueberry Cheesecake, Peach Cobbler, Vanilla Bean, and Strawberry Cheesecake. It’s a cute gimmick, but frankly, one that leaves a distinctly sour taste in our mouths. More
And so, we’ve come to the end of my Activia 14-Day Challenge. Did it work? Do I feel different? Did it change my life? Will I eat an Activia yogurt every day for the rest of my life? Truth be … More
It must be said that as far as challenges go (work presentations, Olympic events, holidays with your mother-in-law), the Activia 14-Day Challenge really isn’t all that difficult. I mean, let’s face it: All I’m doing is eating one thing of Dannon yogurt every morning. (Read my first post here.) In fact, I just polished off 4 oz of the peach flavor as I wrote that sentence. (And I chose additional flavors to help get me through these two arduous weeks: strawberry, mixed berry, and vanilla.)
So here I am, almost midway through my Activia 14-Day Challenge. And I’ve learned a few things along the way:
1. Yogurt really isn’t all that bad, as far as dairy products go. It’s not cheese, but what’re you gonna do?
2. My vanity appreciates that Activia yogurt is nonfat or lowfat (1.5% milkfat). More
What it really tastes like: Sheer and udder deliciousness. Our favorite milk of the bunch, it was slightly sweet and totally natural tasting. It was delightful in coffee, where that sweetness obliterated any need for added sugar or sweetener. Even … More