Monday, March 23, 2009

Stupid Nutrition Labels...


You would think all this nutrition information would have sunk in by now. You would think wrong. I got suckered into eating something so good that was so wrong today. Yogurt. Can you believe it? It looked innocent enough sitting there in the dairy case. How bad can yogurt be? It is yogurt, you don't need to read the label.

Sure, you can go with fat free, light or full fat, fruit on the bottom. Whipped, mousse, extra creamy, not so creamy. There are even yogurt drinks. All in all, no matter which you get, it can't be that bad, right? Yes, obviously the 100 calorie version is the spartan choice but even if you *splurge* (which sounds ridiculous for yogurt), you might get 2 or 3 grams of fat and 200 calories, right? You would be wrong again.

I have a love-hate relationship with FAGE Total yogurt with cherry. Yes, I failed to read the label before I fell in love. This yogurt tastes exactly like cherry cheesecake without the crust. OMG. YUM. As I am eating, I thought to myself, how can this taste so good? Why do other yogurts not taste like this? Perhaps I should write to Dannon or Yoplait and let them know they have some work to do. Then I read the label.

HOLY *&^! - this yogurt has TWELVE grams of fat! (yes, they have a 0% brand but it doesn't have the cherries in it). I was eating what amounted to a tub of butter with some cherries stirred in. Those FAGE people are pure evil. Drug dealers of the yogurt world. Don't go there people - you might not be able to turn back and I don't think there is a 12 step program!

1 comment:

lindsay said...

yikes!! what a joke! yogurt is definitely one of those things i automatically assume is healthy.

at this particular point in my life though, 12 g's of yogurt fat would be better for me than another bag of m&m's. :(