On my smooth and easy flight to Vermont (thank you Alaska & United!), I came across this ad. Check it out! Ice Cream that has HALF the calories and HALF the sugar of regular low fat yogurt? Rejoicing all around! After all, that healthy probiotic laden yogurt I’ve been eating down daily for breakfast for years is getting boring. And, with summer coming on, frozen, slow churned yogurt from Dreyers (owned by multi-national Nestle who also, shocker of shocker, makes Haagen Daz ice creams and Starbucks ice creams) sounds way better than boring ol’, low fat yogurt.
INGREDIENTS (Chocolate Fudge Brownie Yogurt Blend Slow Churned): skim milk, corn syrup, chocolate brownie pieces, sugar, cream, cultured skim milk, fudge swirl (sugar, skim milk, corn syrup, cream, water, cocoa processed with alkali, bitter chocolate, modified tapioca starch, sodium alginate, potassium sorbate, salt), corn syrup, chocolate brownie pieces (sugar, wheat flour, soybean oil, eggs, cocoa processed with alkali, corn syrup, water, natural flavor, salt, soy lecithin, xanthan gum), cocoa processed with alkali, maltodextrin, whey, mono and diglycerides, milk minerals concentrate, guar gum, locust bean gum, carrageenan
So, the slow churned “yogurt” is really like eating milk with corn syryp and flavoring in there. I don’t see *any* probiotics or yogurt starter in the ingredients listing. According to WiseGeek, in order for a product to be called “Yogurt” it must contain either Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricusbacteria. The Dryer’s Slow Churned “Yogurt” contains milk, corn syryp and a thickener to make it seem like an actual health food.