Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Having a Cow over Yogurt

I had a cow a couple of days ago, all because of some yogurt.

This first sentence could go so many ugly ways. No, I didn't take a spoonful and then read the one month old expiration date. No, I didn't take a spoonful and then realize it was garlic-flavored. No, I didn't take a spoonful and then spot a gnat with wings flapping. No, I didn't take a spoonful and then read the receipt that said I was mischarged by two decimal places ($120.00 yogurt is pretty expensive).

Yes, I took a spoonful and then read the nutritional info on the back of the container. That's when I had my cow.

I blame it on a combination of trust and naivete. I put way too much faith in Trader Joe's because they make me happy so often. I also made the silly assumption that, "Hey, it's yogurt, how bad can it be for ya?" Well, read this:


16 grams of fat! 10 saturated! Holy moly! I mean, holy cow! I mean, I'm having a cow!


I will not be buying this yogurt again. I am perfectly happy with Yoplait or Dannon light. I'll save my saturated fat for more worthy causes: chocolate. Or dinner at The French Laundry.

9 comments:

City Elf said...

but it tastes sooooo good! esp the fig kind. i only eat a little bit at a time when i get this. :)

Mark said...

Marni, your story about Trader Joe's Yogurt is real MUCKraking.

Anonymous said...

That's greek style yogurt for you!

Tiffany K. said...

It has 7g of protein...that's a plus right?

Deborah Graff said...

Just have Ben & Jerry's. It's full of calcium!

Anonymous said...

you didn't know about that Greek yogurt?? It's sooooooo good and yet sooooooooo bad for you :)

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm not anonymous it's your cousin Jessica who is not trained in the art of posting comments on someone's blog!

Anonymous said...

Well it IS Greek yogurt. Non-fat is not the natural state of yogurt!

Marni said...

I am definitely very naive when it comes to yogurt! :)

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