Summary: This product is disgusting. Skip it.
As a grandmother, my mom is a children's food marketer's dream. No individually packaged, miniaturized serving size product with dancing cartoon animals on the front is too overpriced for her. She has come home with some stuff that, while admittedly "fun", borders on the ridiculous. Like Oscar Meyer Fast Franks, for people who are truly so lazy fun they can't be bothered to heat a hot dog in the microwave for 35 seconds and then reach into a separate bag for a bun. Who buys this crap? I mean, besides my mom, who stocks up on this and other similarly nutritionally devoid fun products when the grand kids come to visit.
We're visiting Grandma for spring break and she's discovered a new product this time - Danonino. Packaged deceptively to resemble very small yogurt shots for the tiniest breed of party animals, this product is actually apparently chalk-flavored pudding of some sort. I guess the first clue that it is disgusting should've been that it is labeled "dairy snack" and not "yogurt". What the hell is a dairy snack and why would you want one when you can consume ACTUAL dairy products (like yogurt?). I guess it just goes to show that dancing cartoon animals can convince rational people to do a lot of things they wouldn't otherwise do (like let their kids eat chalk in gel form).
Anyway, rarely is a product so disgusting or useless that I am moved to write about it, but I didn't get this one. My Bunch refused to eat it and when I tried it, I understood why.
Linda almost put the kibosh on this post by noting that some of her buddies living in Europe swear by this product and then it has fortifying qualities that actually make it better than regular yogurt. If so, feel free to chime in and defend it - I'm just a redneck who lives in Georgia and grew up in Texas, so could be I'm missing the point. We're taking our chances on regular old "unfortified" yogurt in this family.