We see the commercials all the time urging us to buy the latest and greatest kids yogurt. You know the ones, the yogurts with the coolest, cutest characaters on them. Maybe the ones that taste like cotton candy, or a yummy breakfast cereal have caught the eye of the littlest eaters in your house. But, are those yogurts all they're cracked up to be?
Let's take a look at some of those yogurt products:
Everybody knows that "Trix is for kids." That's why Trix yogurt is the most fun and colorful yogurt, with two colors in every cup and "kids-only" fruity flavors like Wildberry Blue and Strawberry Banana Bash!
While kids love the great taste and the double blast of color under every lid, Moms love the wholesome goodness of real Yoplait® yogurt.
Yoplait, the only leading yogurt with vitamin D in every cup!
*This is the advertisment for the yogurt, now lets take a peek at the label:
Yoplait Trix Nutritional Facts Fruit Flavors multi-pack
CHOOSE A FLAVOR Fruit Flavors multi-pack Serving Size: 4 oz / 113g
Calories from Fat: 5
Total Fat - Grams 0.5
% DV Fat 1
Saturated Fat - grams 0.5
% DV Saturated Fat 2
Trans Fat - grams 0
Cholesterol - mg less 5
% DV Cholesterol 1
Sodium - mg 50
% DV Sodium 2
Potassium - mg 160
% DV Potassium 5
Total Carbohydrate - grams 18
%DV Carbohydrate 5
Dietary Fiber - grams 0
% DV Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars - grams 14
Protein - grams 4
% DV Protein 6
% DV Vitamin A 10
% DV Vitamin C 0
% DV Calcium 10
% DV Iron 0
% DV Vitamin D 10
% DV Phosphorus 8
Diet Exchanges 1/2 skim milk, 1 carbohydrate
Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Low Fat Milk, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Kosher Gelatin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate Added to Maintain Freshness, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Red #40, Blue #1, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3.
Flavors: Cotton Candy, Raspberry Rainbow, Strawberry Banana Bash, Strawberry Kiwi, Strawberry Punch, Triple Cherry, Watermelon Burst, Wild Berry Blue, Outrageous Bubble Gum, Rockin' Rainbow Sherbet
Stoneyfield Yokids Yogurt Cups
YoKids is real food made with pure organic ingredients produced on real family farms. We don't use fillers, gelatin, phony colors, preservatives, or high-fructose corn syrup, like you'll find in other kids' yogurts
This is the advertisement for the yogurt and here's the label:
strawberry & banilla - YoKids organic - lowfat yogurt
Serving Size 1 containerAmount Per Serving 113gCalories 80Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*Total Fat 1g2%Sat Fat 0.5g3%Trans Fat 0gCholesterol 5mg2%Sodium 70mg3%Potassium 240mg7%Total Carbohydrate 13g4%Dietary Fiber 0g0%Sugars 13gProtein 5g10%
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 0%Calcium 20%Iron 0%Thiamin 4%Riboflavin 15%Vitamin B6 2%Vitamin B12 8%Pantothenic Acid 4%Phosphorus 15%Magnesium 4% Vitamin D 25%*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
OUR FAMILY RECIPE:
CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC LOW FAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC STRAWBERRY JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE, NATURAL FLAVOR, ORGANIC BEET JUICE CONCENTRATE (FOR COLOR), PECTIN, VITAMIN D3. CONTAINS OUR EXCLUSIVE BLEND OF SIX LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. RHAMNOSUS.
CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC LOW FAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC BANANA PURÉE, NATURAL FLAVOR, ORGANIC NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, TURMERIC (FOR COLOR), PECTIN, VITAMIN D3. CONTAINS OUR EXCLUSIVE BLEND OF SIX LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. RHAMNOSUS.
***Be sure to look carefully at the ingredients labels. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions, but here I give you the information.