Found this at Cold Storage. It is a very popular brand in the United States but I am pretty sure most Singaporeans never heard of it. We only know of Marigold...
Found this at Cold Storage. It is a very popular brand in the United States but I am pretty sure most Singaporeans never heard of it. We only know of Marigold and Magnolia, which is kind of sad. Although we can find different varieties of yogurt in Singapore, these brands will usually have a premium price tag since they are considered to be “high end” yogurt. In actual fact, they are not. These are just plain regular yogurt, nothing special about that. Neither do they have super cool ingredients in them. Just plain old flavoured yogurt made in the United States. But the Yoplait Original Yogurt cost over S$5 per 170g of yogurt! Surprised!? This means that for a 1kg of Yoplait Original Yogurt in Singapore, you will need to pay S$35! Truly amazing how expensive such a simple thing is in Singapore, right? If you think that living in Singapore is easy, you will be deeply mistaken. By the way, I got this on offer. The price was halved to about S$2.80 when I bought it as it was going to expire soon. And I don’t go around buying such expensive stuff every day either. I am merely just one of the mortals trying to survive in Singapore.
Anyway, I have to tell you, this Yoplait Original Yogurt is one of the best yogurt I ever tasted. Yes, it is a bit too sweet but the flavour is just perfect. Even with it’s sweetness, you won’t have this sticky aftertaste after you have consumed the yogurt, which is usually the problem with eating sticky stuff like yogurt. And the texture is quite creamy (not as creamy as the Dairy Farmer’s yogurt) and even after stirring the yogurt for a while, it doesn’t get runny. I am quite impressed. Now I know why the Americans love this brand of yogurt.
A bit weird looking right, this Yoplait Original Yogurt. The bottom is wider than the top. Actually it is a brilliant idea. You see, the yogurt doesn’t fill all the way to the bottom. There is a empty space at the bottom and even if it looks sizable from here, most consumers don’t know that, in fact, there is less yogurt than it appears. Smart marketing but tells you a lot about big businesses, doesn’t it? What else can I say?
99% fat free. This means that the milk has about 1% butterfat in it. Sorry about the blurred picture. My camera don’t seem to work very well in the evenings or that I just suck at photography. Either way, I apologize.
Cool, 20% of the daily value of calcium and vitamin D. I think what they meant is that one serving contains about 20% of the daily recommended intake of Calcium and Vitamin D.
What is Grade A K D? This is a low fat yogurt (like all commercial yogurts out there) with 1% milkfat and vitamins A& D added. If you can find a commercial yogurt made from full cream or whole milk, tell me. I would like to have a taste. Oh, check out the Live & Active Cultures Seal at the bottom. I am liking it!
Ya, one serving contains about 15% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin A, 20% of Vitamin D, 20% of Calcium and 15% of Phosphorus. Healthy stuff?
Wow, what a list of ingredients – Cultured pasteurised Grade A Low fat milk sugar, strawberries, modified corn starch, high fructose corn syrup, nonfat milk, kosher gelatin, citric acid, tricalcium phosphate, natural flavour, pectin, coloured with carmine, vitamin a acetate and vitamin d3. Yes, that is why I choose to make my own yogurt – commerical yogurt contains just too much additives and sugars. Sure, it taste very nice, but if I am eating yogurt for my health, then what’s the point of consuming so much sugars? And what the hell is Grade A milk? Is there a Grade AA milk as well?
Oh, this yogurt contains active yogurt cultures including l.acidophilus. Great for your intestines!
Slimmer top widder bottom. Looks sizable but contains much less than it appears. Isn’t understanding the dirty tricks of businesses very fun? And “it is so good”! LOL.
Actually, this Yoplait Yogurt is very good for introducing young children or those who hates yogurt to world of yogurt. It is very sweet, so children will love them and adults who dislike the taste of yogurt will find that it taste just like pudding, just creamier. Although looking at the tons of sugars in the yogurt is enough to give you a heart attack, I think that we have to be practical. Not everyone like the tanginess and the tartness of plain home made yogurt. So what better way to get them eating yogurt then this sweet Yoplait Yogurt, right? Once they are used to the taste of yogurt (or something like yogurt), you can start to slowly introduce yogurts with less sugar in them.