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R.I.P. Yoplait Light

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Have you tried Yoplait Light yogurt lately? They changed the recipe. I wrote to the company and asked about it. They said they changed the recipe so that each cup is now only 90 calories. They've got some Weight Watchers stuff on their label too. Well in changing the recipe they took out the high fructose corn syrup I guess and now to me it just tastes like chemicals. I'm thinking it's saccharine that they used. I hate it. Yoplait Light has always been my "go to" yogurt, and it is so much healthier than ice cream. I am going to miss it.
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    I hate when they do that. Especially when they try to make something better (taking out the High Fructose Corn Syrup) but replace it with something equally as bad (artificial sweetner). I used to buy Yoplait too but have switched to the Greek Yogurts. I tried Chobani, which I liked then tried Oikos (because of the Key Lime flavor) and like it better.. I did notice that the Key Lime Oikos is not a non-fat yogurt but traditional, which is a bit higher in fats. Both have live and active yogurt cultures.
    2073 days ago
    Have you tried Greek Yogurt, many different brands to choose from. That is the kind I go for now. It has more protein and all around a better snack I think.
    2074 days ago
    Have you tried Greek Yogurt, many different brands to choose from. That is the kind I go for now. It has more protein and all around a better snack I think.
    2074 days ago
    Yes, those artificial sweeteners make food taste terrible. I love Oikos Greek yogurt, only 80 calories for the vanilla flavor. Made with all natural ingredients.
    2075 days ago
    I don't like foods with artifical sweetners. I can taste it hours after ingesting the stuff, so I stay clear of it. Anything that lingers around that long is not for me. Thanks for the heads up on Yoplait.

    Oh, I found a coffee creamer once that has it too, one of the Irish Cream flavors, probably coffeemate. They don't have a logo on the bottle, but it is listed in the ingredients. I couldn't figure out for awhile why I kept getting that artificial sweetener reaction and hadn't used any.
    2075 days ago
  • MPLANE37
    Nothing like plain yogurt, nonfat. If you want a little sweet taste, put it yourself: Either a little honey or a little white sugar. Adjust it to your liking.
    2076 days ago
    Mostly I eat my own home made yogurt, I got concerned that yogurt is often less calories than its base product (milk). How does that work.

    Other than that I eat plan yogurt.

    Found out my one of my grand kids asked Gramie, "Does Popie eat that 'cause he thinks he should or does he actually like it???"

    2076 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie. Yes, I agree about this yogurt. It tastes disgusting and I was shocked when I recently tried it. Hope you're having a good Summer. It's going fast, as the entire year is. Have a good day.
    2077 days ago
  • EN10011
    Rebecca, of course being Greek, I have plain greek yogurt. I find that the chobani one tastes a little too chemical like, so I have the authentic one, the fage. I add some fruit and half a teaspoon of honey, and I like it!
    2077 days ago
    I only eat plain yogurt as I find anything else too sweet. I add my own fruit.
    2081 days ago
    I can't stand any of the regular flavored yogurts anymore. I use greek yogurt if anything at all, but I can only eat it mixed into a bowl of fruit, and then only in a small amount. I also use it in place of sour cream on baked potatoes with fresh chives. Lately, though, I just eat the fruit with some organic nut butter instead. I haven't been eating much meat or dairy lately.

    Sorry you lost a favorite, though!
    2081 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I transitioned from the sugar free yogurts to the greek yogurts and although they are higher in calories I like knowing I'm not putting chemicals in my body. Sorry you lost your favorite though.
    2081 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    Sorry they changed up your yogurt.

    I'm a Chobani Greek yogurt fan. It was a bit of an acquired taste though... I didn't really like it much at first, but now I have one every morning for breakfast and I miss it if I don't.
    2081 days ago
    Oh no! Good that Yoplait took out the HFCS, but bad about the change in taste. I've tried Greek yogurt too but can't really stand it, maybe I just need to find the right flavor. I haven't had yogurt for a while since I'm trying the Paleo diet, but maybe now I won't miss it so much.
    2081 days ago
    Thanks for the head's up - haven't purchased Yoplait Light in awhile, and it would have been a surprise!
    2081 days ago
    Chobani Greek Yogurt. THe best. I can't eat any regular yogurts- they all taste fake and chemically to me after eating Chobani for years now.
    2081 days ago
    Like many others who have already commented, I use Greek yogurt (plain, unsweetened, fat free). I put it in smoothies with fruit so it tastes sweet and delicious with no chemicals or anything unnatural. Love it! (favorite fruit add-ins - mango, banana)
    2081 days ago
    I love the Oikos greek yogurts. I never ate yogurt until about 18 months ago. It's surprisingly good. I wish I would have tried it sooner.

    2081 days ago
    Too funny! I saw an ad in the latest WW magazine for this yogurt & saw the WW "seal of approval" & figured I'd give them a try. Lately I've been eating Dannon's Lit & Fit or Yoplaits Fiber One yogurts... i just cannot get into the Greek yogurt craze. Though I don't mind using plain Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream when making dips.
    2082 days ago
    Go Greek! I've become a big fan of greek yogurt for its high protein and low fat, though the stronger flavor and thicker texture takes some getting used to. I've often thought of trying what DRAGONFLY02 suggested and mixing my own stuff into plain but... I'm chicken, what can I say? Try Chobani 0%, just keep an eye on the carbs. Some of them are higher in sugar than others, I try to stick to the ones that are 20g carbs or less. Vanilla is great with fresh strawberries!
    2082 days ago
    I don't like that taste in foods from the chemical sweeteners either. Part of the reason I never drank diet sodas. Actually, I've stopped drinking soda completely. Personally, I've always just bought regular plain yogurt from a local dairy farm that has nothing added to it. Even plain yogurt in the grocery stores has added stuff to help thicken it up, it's just not listed in the ingredients. Then I buy jams or fruit butters that are sweetened with fruit juice instead of sugar. I mix the jam or fruit butter in with my yogurt to get the different flavors. Or even add homemade granola for extra crunch. I prefer eating my version over any of the commercial yogurts. That way, I actually know what's in my food and I'm staying away from all the chemicals added to other foods.
    2082 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/9/2012 8:50:29 AM
    I just noticed this. So sad emoticon
    2082 days ago
    these companies are always changing something, cant trust them
    2082 days ago
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