Friday, August 28, 2009
The Yogurt Test
I’m not into the organic foods thing. I am into eating healthy. I try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and low fat foods. Even though I do not eat organic, it doesn’t mean I’m totally against the concept. The reason I do not buy organic is because I can’t afford to eat organic. I’m sorry but I’m not paying a dollar more for products because the word Organic is on the label. You guys know I’m too cheap.
Last night I was shopping at Target and on a whim I purchased some Stonyfield Blueberry Organic Yogurt. I had never tried this yogurt, and I’ve always wondered if organic yogurt tastes different. I guess you could say I wanted to compare my normal Light Yoplait to Stonyfield Yogurt.
This morning I tried the new yogurt. The taste of yogurt was good, no complaints. However, when I flipped the back of the container, to view the nutrition, I was shocked. The calories were 20calories more than Yoplait, which is fine. I’ll burn those calories walking to the bathroom. But what shocked me was the amount of sugar. My normal yogurt, Yoplait, has 14 grams of sugar for 6oz of yogurt. This morning I discovered that Stonyfield Yogurt had 20 grams of sugar for 6oz of yogurt. I think both yogurts have too much sugar, but I was shocked the organic yogurt had more sugar. I’m not really for sure why the organic yogurt had more sugar. Anyone care to explain???