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ACHIEVE2012 SparkPoints: (5,109)
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8/2/13 10:42 A

I was thinking it was a typo so I looked up the nutritional info for the product online. Indeed the online info says Serving per container as 1 so it is a typo on the product container. It is Chobani Champions.
And thanks to everyone who paid attention to my post. For this product it happens to be a typo but its important to look at the serving sizes anyways,

Edited by: ACHIEVE2012 at: 8/2/2013 (10:46)
ANARIE Posts: 12,486
8/1/13 10:33 P

That really doesn't sound right. Is there any chance that these little yogurt cups are sold in a 2-pack, and they mean that the 2-pack is 2 servings? Otherwise, I would look at other packages of the same brand to see if maybe there was actually a mistake on the label. I've seen that, where they label a package with the information from a different size of the same product. See if the number of ounces and the number of servings per package add up correctly. I really don't know how you could pack 220 calories into less than 1/2c of yogurt if it's not full fat. Even sherbet or sorbet, which is super-sugary, doesn't haven't that many calories. You have to get into high-fat premium ice cream to get that calorie level. Most Ben & Jerry's flavors are about 250 per half cup.

If it was Chobani Champions banana flavor, those are 110 cals per 3.5 oz, so the 2 servings per container would be a typo.


JCLAREMONT Posts: 18
8/1/13 9:44 P

I ran into the same thing with some sort of link sausage. I read the nutrition - fat, calories, protein etc. It was right on the edge of where I was iffy on buying it because I am monitoring my fat intake for a medical problem. Totally missed that the serving size was less than half a link! Couldn't believe it. Thanks for the reminder.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,699
8/1/13 3:13 P

Can you share the name of the yogurt???
I would like to see if the company has any nutrition info on-line or even ingredient listing.

Becky

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
8/1/13 1:21 P

It has lactose, and fructose in it, both sugars. It is why I, as a diabetic, have to eat plain yogurt if I do, to prevent my blood sugars from spiking. Many yogurts not only have fruit, but also fruit juice, which is as bad as pop. Same amount of sugar.

If it is 2 servings, why don't they have a resealable package? I always laugh when something is multiple servings like this, and you can't keep it fresh till later. They know you are going to eat the entire yogurt, unless you buy the quart tub, and just use it 1 Tbsp. at a time.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
8/1/13 12:50 P

That's surprising and IMO pretty deceptive! Absolutely NO ONE would look at a a 3.5 oz container of yogurt and say "I will put half of this away to eat later", and I think that's absurd that they can get away with labeling something that's packaged as a single serving as...not.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,745
7/31/13 10:31 P

That is surprising. I would assume that such a tiny container of yogurt would be one serving.

ACHIEVE2012 SparkPoints: (5,109)
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7/31/13 10:07 P

Yup, too bad when a nice healthy snack option is not so here. @detiticianBecky : This is not a full fat version. Its a 1.5% low fat yogurt. Mainly has low fat milk, cream, honey, cane juice and other usual suspects such as locust gum, pectin etc... And banana which is the flavor I had. The ingredient list is not too bad but still the serving size totally surprised me. The little container 3.5 oz has 2 servings amounting to 220 cals and 20 gms sugar. Thanks to everyone for the comments.

TRIATHLETEGIRL SparkPoints: (31,983)
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7/31/13 1:14 P

that company should be ashamed of itself!

77PINKLADY Posts: 606
7/30/13 7:19 P

Being such a small container I wouldn't have thought it would possibly be more than one serving. That's very surprising. It definitely goes to show you can't ever let your guard down.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,699
7/30/13 7:13 P

Sounds like it was not only filled with added sugar for sweetness; but perhaps a full fat (not low fat) type yogurt.

Dietitian Becky

SHERRY822 Posts: 3,737
7/30/13 5:16 P

Thanks for sharing, ACHEIVE2012. It is amazing the stuff that the FDA allows food companies to get away with. You really have to be a knowledgeable, interested consumer, not to get burned with some of the things they pull.

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7/30/13 5:02 P

I bought some flavored yogurt for kids. Looking at the size of the container, a nice 3.5 oz, I had one myself. Usually, I read labels before buying anything and pay extra attention to the serving sizes, its second nature, but this one escaped my attention (note to self - do not take kids for grocery shopping - they are distracting and make me buy stuff that I usually dont buy )... I found it to be very sweet so I checked the label...

Imagine my surprise to find that this little 3.5 oz container actually has 2 servings per container. So the 110 cals actually equals to 220 cals per container - a bit much for a 3.5 oz container! This size of 3.5 oz is very small even for a kid and to think that there are 2 servings in it. A bit much calories/sugar (10gms per serving) even for kids... Let alone for me...It is important to be very diligent about reading the labels and pay attention to the serving sizes. emoticon

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