Organic Chocolate Indulgence Giveaway

by Holly on July 19, 2010

in giveaway

The title says it all.

I know there is a huge possibility based on the basic principles of probability that you could be ragingly hormonal and PMSing right now (you too guys!) and urgently needing a decadent chocolate fix (or is that just me?). Please, if you could muster up the courage to resist the American way of instant gratification and wait to read my review and the rest of this post, I would surely gosh darn appreciate it.

Pretty please?

With an organic cherry on top?

Excellent.

Thank you for your cooperation as it’s much appreciated.

The lovely Kristina + Manisha from Stonyfield Farms offered to send me coupons to try the Oikos Caramel and Chocolate flavors. Since I am a horribly behind the times blogger (I blame my recent obsession with 16th century England and The Tudors: Season One), I obvs said yes, because I still had not tried them.

Until now.

At Target, I was a lucky enough Everythingtarian to find the Caramel flavor (the Chocolate has eluded me so far – review is pending upon finding said flavor).

Upon opening it, it looked just like regular ol’ plain Greek yog…

With one twirl of my spoon, a lovingly creamy bubble of smooth caramel suddenly appeared in all its orangey glory on the yogurt’s surface…

My first bite? It tasted like I was eating straight up caramel.

But not as sweet.

Or sticky.

Merely creamy, decadent goodness for 110 calories and 10 grams of protein.

Topped with Kashi Toasted Berry Crumble cereal, my only regret was that I didn’t have a cold, crunchy apple straight from my crisper to dunk right on in…

It gets better my friends.

We’re all friends here, right?

Good, because it is only with friends that I would share perhaps the most genius and delicious overnight oats concoction. EVER.

Yes, ever.

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 container Caramel Oikos
1/2 cup milk (I used 1/2 but would recommend 1/4)

~ soaked overnight ~

1/2 sliced naner
1 heaping T crunchy peanut butter
dark chocolate chips

At least until the next best overnight oats recipe comes along.

Seriously though, this was chocolatey but yet kind of butterscotchy without being too sweet but still retaining a fresh (not fakey) flavor all topped with a glorious pool of peanut butter that had my tastebuds wanting more, more, more…

You can jump for my love AND this bowl of overnight oats.

It’s okay.

I did this morning.

Clearly, I am in a rambly mood tonight so let’s get down to it before I start posting weird pictures of me or getting really deep + philosophical or declaring my borderline-stalker love for Jake Gyllenhaal once more.

Stonyfield Farms wants to give one Everythingtarian reader a lovely chocolate-themed package of indulgent treats, including TWO coupons to purchase Caramel + Chocolate Oikos for yourself!

  • 1 coupon for a free Green & Black Organic Chocolate Bar
  • 1 sample of Numi Organic Chocolate Tea
  • 1 Dagoba/Eco Lips Organic Chocolate chapstick
  • 1 Skinnyskinny real cocoa organic soap bar
  • 2 free coupons for Oikos Caramel + Chocolate Greek yogurt packs
  • Recipe card set along with an Oikos spatula

Here’s what you gotta do to win the loot…

Entry #1: Watch a YoTube video, and leave me a comment telling me something you learned about organics and/or organic farming.

Entry #2: Leave me a second comment telling me the most creative dessert you can think of using Caramel or Chocolate Oikos.

Yes, TWO ways to win.

You have until this Wednesday night at 5pm CST to enter.

Now, scoot your butt over to YoTube, and embrace your American-ness (or don’t embrace your non-American-ness to all my international readers) by watching, learning and commenting.

Now there’s some instant gratification for you.

{ 17 comments }

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas July 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I love the chocolate one, but if I had the caramel I might stick it inside a baked apple, or maybe over a cinnamon waffle with apple compote!

jeri July 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

it’s not super creative but I would love to mix it up with a bunch of fresh fruit. yummy!

Cellabella July 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I watched one of the videos and learned that Stonyfield recycles their containers into various things like toothbrushes!

Cellabella July 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm

And I think a yummy dessert using the Chocolate Oikos would be to make a “Chocolate Yogurt Tiramisu,” by soaking ladyfingers in coffee and marsala, then layering the ladyfingers with the chocolate yogurt to create five layers (ladyfingers, yogurt, ladyfingers, yogurt, ladyfingers) and then topping the whole thing with whipped cream and shaved chocolate!

Courtney July 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

my modification on a delicious cooking light recipe using chocolate oikos!
Banana crisp a la mode
3 cups banana
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 /2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup regular oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/4 tablespoons chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
1 cups chocolate oikos yogurt

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; spoon into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, cup brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon, and cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over the banana mixture. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Top each serving with 1/4 cup frozen yogurt

Courtney July 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I learned that the milk farmers used to get 50% of the revenue from their products and now conventional farmers are only getting 28-32% in addition to using harmful hormones, pesticides and antibiotics.

Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) July 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I learned that kids benefit from eating organic by having stronger immune systems. Interesting!

Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) July 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Oh, I know what I’d do with the caramel Oikois! I’d blend it with pumpkin and top with almond butter and chopped walnuts. Vanilla ice cream if dessert, a bit of vanilla yogurt if not for a topping.

T.J. July 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I watched “Ski Champ Farmer” and learned that Bode Miller, a world champion alpine ski racer, is also an organic farmer in New Hampshire! Very cool, and lucky Bode to be able to live on a beautiful farm near where he grew up.

T.J. July 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I would use caramel or chocolate Oikos to make frozen yogurt or smoothie. These might not be the most creative desserts imaginable, but they are some of my favorite desserts!

VeggieGirl @ Farmers Market Love July 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I would mix it with no pudge brownies to make a caramel brownie!!

Ashley S July 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I would mash graham crackers in a mini pie shell, then layer the choc AND caramel oikos, add a layer of DCD, then strawberries, choc chips and whip cream on top!

Alyson July 22, 2010 at 9:30 am

SOUNDS delish! :) yummmm. I definitely have to give this a try! :)Thanks for this post.
I love new ideas for overnight oats. Especially with this magnitude of geniusy deliciousness!
:D

Clara July 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I learned that buying organic products (especially dairy) is super importante!

Clara July 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I would love to try the caramel and dunk apples into it….. or make a bowl of dessert oatmeal with either of them!

Rika July 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I learned that organic farmers take care to lessen the environmental impacts :D

Rika July 22, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I would use the yogurt to spread it on graham crackers! yogurt smores!?

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