Sunday, August 20

The Perfect Yogurt

I’m going to let just a little bit of my oddness really slip through here. I am one of those people who holds very strong feelings about yogurt. I love yogurt. Always have, and I’m quite sure I always will. Although I go in phases with it, I like to have one a day and admit that I often eat more.

I’m also very picky about my yogurt. In the past I have driven miles and miles out of the way for a particular brand, flavor or style of yogurt. I’ve loosened up and now will even buy the store brand in a few limited flavors, but my old preferences win out and I stock up on what I like when I can find it.

The other day I found the perfect yogurt. It is my favorite brand, Stonyfield. In my mind Stonyfield is superior not only because of it’s taste and texture, but because I feel their use of multiple bacteria to make their yogurt is healthier for me. It’s not as sweet as other brands and has a pleasant tart test.

With a few exceptions, I prefer my yogurt to have the fruit on the bottom and I relish the ritual of peeling of the foil top, draining off any extra juices and stirring the fruit up. I tend to give it an extra push around the cup as I am eating, continuing to blend it as I get closer to the bottom.

I also prefer low fat or fat free yogurt. I admit it really is just a result of watching my weight in the past, but now eating whole milk yogurt seems as decadent to me as eating a premium ice cream.

While dieting I feel conflicted, I hate artificial sweeteners. An really don't want to eat them very often while breast feeding. However, I have recently been straying over to the light varieties to save a few calories. While at the Super Target the other day, I discover the perfect yogurt. Stonyfield, fat free, fruit on the bottom, light yogurt which is made light without the use of any artificial sweeteners. One six oz container contains just one point and it is oh, so, good.



Of course, they need to work their selection of flavors. They only had Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach and Black Cherry, but with the exception of the strawberry this selection is among my favorite flavors anyway. Yum.

Now if only I could get them to lower the price… and sell it at the place that I usually shop, I could enjoy it all the time.

10 comments:

Sue said...

Sounds wonderful! Alas, there's not much selection of ready-made flavoured yogurt here, and most of the ones available have far too many added ingredients for my tastes. We can get lovely thick plain Greek yoghurt (full or low fat), but these days I make most of my own and then add fruit or honey, or just eat it plain.

Bearette24 said...

i used to be a stonyfield farm worshipper and now i have converted to wallaby. it's only available at whole foods though.

Deb said...

I eat yogurt every day and as much as I love Stonyfield, it's always more expensive. I like Yoplait Light Very Vanilla (I mix fresh fruit in with it) and I also like the new Weight Watchers yogurts, especially the Lemon one. If I could find the Stonyfield Light, I'd try it but I haven't seen it here yet. The funny thing is, I used to hate yogurt! Wouldn't eat it if it was the only thing available and I was starving. It wasn't until I started WW a few years ago that I learned to like it. I can't do without it now..it's one of my favorite foods!

Mike said...

Sometimes, you scare me. But who am I to talk? I think I hear a pot calling...

Lisa said...

I'm not a big yogurt fan, but I like Stonyfield. Especially the maple vanilla. Yummy! It's sort of like pudding but with healthy stuff in it.

joy said...

RE: Stonybrook yogurt -- you must investigate "Chef John Folse Bulgarian-style drained yogurt." It's made right here, in your lil' neighboring South Louisiana. I'm sorry to say it is not no-fat, or even low-fat, but you will never regret it. Not your usual supermarket yogurt, this has a reverberating tang disguised in dense creaminess. This stuff sticks to your spoon with a good heaping of fruit on the bottom. It is just marvelous. Here we buy it for about $2.50/6 oz (a special-occasion expenditure).

I was searching for black-currant jam when your site came up. A Romanian friend recently returned with some, but she only knew it by her native name, "coacaze." So we took some time to find what the English translation was, and behold... Black currant!

Bearette24 said...

i'll have to try the maple vanilla. i've gone back to stonyfield b/c they cut back on their wallaby selection at whole foods. stonyfield is good.

Liz said...

I agree- Stonyfield is great!

Anonymous said...

How is everything?

Sue said...

Hi there, was thinking about you and wondering how things are going... hope all is OK and you're just ultra-busy with no time to blog.