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4/24/13 8:10 A
I also prefer a plain unsweetened yogurt and add my own fruit and sweeteners if needed. Then I know what I'm eating. I also think those flavored yogurts taste like chemicals.
4/24/13 8:05 A
I've given up on the artificially sweetened varieties, and go with the types that are milk and cultures. While more calories, and not always 'conveniently' packages; I know what's in them.
4/24/13 7:54 A
It's not just yogurt, y'all-- any food that is processed is subject to change at any time. Could be because an ingredient is not available in the quantities required, could be the rising cost of an ingredient. Could be in response to customer feedback-- not creamy enough, not spicy enough, not crispy enough (depends on what the food is).
I agree that it is disappointing to realize that something I've come to eat regularly, and *thought* I knew the serving size/ calories/ carbs etc of-- can suddenly change. It would be REALLY disappointing for someone who was allergic to certain things; they'd need to be looking at the labels every...single...time, just to be sure that nothing's changed even with the things that have "always" been okay.
So I reckon that's one of the reasons that I cook so much from scratch; I know exactly what's in what I make. I do eat some store-bought packaged type foods though and periodically compare the label on the container in my hand, with what is in the Nutrition Tracker. Especially if the package design has changed or there are words like "Improved" or "New" or "Now with whole grains" or something on the label that indicates they've changed something.
4/24/13 7:22 A
I also don't eat yogurt, but, like you, I AM becoming more conscious of what's going on with food. I guess vigilance is the only way to go...
Thanks for sharing your info.
4/24/13 12:30 A
Totally agree, you should always at least casually scan the nutrition info on foods you buy regularly, just to make sure nothing changed!
I had a bad little surprise the other day when I realized that Danone Silhouette yogourt has changed its formula.
There is a slightly different picture on the container, and the nutrition facts, instead of being listed for 1/2 cup (100 grams) are now for 3/4 cup (175 grams). It throws a person off and makes it hard to compare foods (sizes of servings as well as price).
There are now 40 calories per 100 grams (individual size container). There used to be 35 calories. If I buy the 650 gram tub, I'm now paying for almost 40 more calories than I used to.
The number of calories is not the biggest issue here; it's the fact that if you don't check food labels, even familiar ones, something can change and you won't even know it.
This applies not only to things like calories, but to everything in the food. What if you are allergic or sensitive to something in the food? What if you prefer to stay away from a particular ingredient for other reasons?
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