General Mills' Yoplait brand announces launch of limited-edition flavors for holiday season: Yoplait Light mocha mint and Yoplait Original peppermint bark-flavored yogurt

MINNEAPOLIS , December 6, 2013 (press release) – By popular demand, Yoplait® yogurt limited edition flavors are here. Fans voted for the winter seasonal flavors to be featured this holiday and Yoplait listened. Yogurt lovers can now enjoy the cool and minty winter flavors–Yoplait Light mocha mint and Yoplait Original peppermint bark-flavored yogurt–but only for a limited time.

"Yoplait's consumers have enjoyed the spring and fall seasonal flavors and the demand continues to bring limited-time seasonal yogurts with trending flavors they desire," said Blake Holman, associate marketing manager, Yoplait. "During the holidays, peppermint is a huge hit with consumers and our fans selected peppermint bark and mocha mint as the winter seasonal flavors they wanted Yoplait to make."

Holiday entertaining, minty flavors and mocha recipes to enjoy and share this season

Yoplait's seasonal flavors cannot only satisfy by providing the immediate pleasure of an indulgent yet nutritious dessert, but consumers can also use the new flavors to make some fun and trendy recipes for the holidays that the entire family will love.

Decorate the table during the holidays with color and cheer. Nothing says holiday more than candy canes. Everyone will love this Candy Cane Dip. Simply mix cream cheese with Yoplait Original peppermint bark-flavored yogurt and crushed red and white peppermint candies. Serve with rolled fudge creme-filled or chocolate sugar wafer cookies. For a special touch, put the dip in a martini glass and coat the edges with crushed candies.

Desserts presented in shot glasses are all the rage in restaurants, now you can make them at home with decadent Peppermint Bark Brownie Shots. Crumble brownies made from a mix and layer in shot glasses with Yoplait Original peppermint bark-flavored yogurt. For color, top with crushed peppermint candies and serve.

Decadence in a cup that will impress family and friends. For the next holiday party, try Frozen Mocha Mint Cups. These elegant little frozen desserts are quick to make and delicious to eat. Mix chocolate cookie crumbs and butter and press in the bottom of paper baking cups in muffin cup pan. Combine Yoplait Light mocha mint-flavored yogurt with chocolate syrup and spoon into the muffin cups. Place a dollop of whipped topping in each one and sprinkle chopped creme de menthe chocolate candies or sprinkles.

For some fun tiny treats for the holiday parties, Yoplait mocha mint-flavored yogurt, coffee liqueur and chocolate cups are all you need to assemble these delicious Mocha Mint Cordial Cups. Just mix yogurt and liqueur and spoon into chocolate cordial cups. Top each with whipped topping and garnish with mint leaves for an added touch.

So this holiday, serve your family and friends with flavors of winter with all the benefits of yogurt. Both flavors are a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Yoplait Light mocha mint contains 5g of protein per 6 oz-serving with 90 calories and Yoplait Original peppermint bark contains 5g of protein per 6 oz-serving with 170 calories. Yoplait Light features the Weight Watchers shield showing a PointsPlus® value of 2 per serving.

For a limited time, new Yoplait winter seasonal flavors are available nationally in four-packs and also available in a fridge packs including four mocha mint and four vanilla cups; and four peppermint bark and four vanilla cups. They have a suggested retail price of $2.00 per 4-pack and $4.00 for a fridge pack. For more information and tasty recipes from Yoplait visit

About General Mills

General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2013 worldwide sales of US $17.8 billion.

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