Make sure to read the labels!
Recently, while doing some shopping at Costco. I needed yogurt so I decided to check on the prices of the Yoplait that we normally buy. They didn’t have any (that I could see) but they did have Gogurt. Gogurt is Little E’s new favorite thing since trying one at a friend’s house recently. He has been on me about getting some but I made the assumption that they were full of sugar and just plain not good for him.
So I see this huge box of Gogurt and worked up the price and it turned out to be cheaper than the Yoplait when on sale. Then I read the label. No high fructose corn syrup which is great, but 10 grams of sugar! I thought, nah, we will stick to the Yoplait.
When I got home I checked the label of the Yoplait that we had in the fridge. It’s 99% fat-free. Good. Then I look at the sugar – 27 grams!! Holy cow! Then on to the ingredients, and yup, it’s got high fructose corn syrup! I have been so naive! Needless to say, we have now changed over to Gogurt, and have a huge box from Costco in the fridge now! I’m sure there are more things that I need to look for on the label, and I am learning, slowly but surely. For now though, I am feeling better about our yogurt change.
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