Soft-Serve Portion Police!
Most soft-serve frozen yogurt has about 100 calories per serving. Not bad. BUT that's typically based on a half-cup serving, and even the SMALL containers often have more than 1 serving! Check it out...
- Here's the skinny on soft serve from TCBY
, a.k.a. "The Country's Best Yogurt." A Small cup contains 2 servings, the Regular has 2.6, a Large has 3.3, and an Extra Large has 4.6 servings. So when it comes to the standard varieties at TCBY (which all have a nice amount of fiber), a Small cup has 220 - 260 calories and 4g fat (POINTS®
value 4 - 5*) and an Extra Large has a whopping 506 - 598 calories and 9.2g fat (POINTS®
value 10 - 12*). HG Tip! If you want something closer to a single serving, go for the Kid's cup, which has 0.8 servings, 88 - 104 calories, and 1.6g fat (POINTS®
value 1 - 2*).Pinkberry
- This trendy little fro yo chain
features fat-free tart yogurt in a trio of flavors. The Small contains 1.5 servings, which comes to 150 - 180 calories (POINTS®
value 3 - 4*). The Medium has 2.3 servings and 230 - 276 calories (POINTS®
value 5 - 6*). And the Large has 3.8 servings for a total of 380 - 456 calories (POINTS®
value 8 - 9*). For more on Pinkberry, click here
- Here's another chain
that serves up fat-free tart yogurt. The Small has 1.2 servings and 108 - 120 calories (POINTS®
value 2*), a Medium has 2.1 servings and 189 - 210 calories (POINTS®
value 4*), and a Large has 3 servings and 270 - 300 calories (POINTS®
value 5 - 6*). Got it? GOOD!The Bottom Line...
The stats you see online and in stores are RARELY for an actual serving that's offered. So ask how many servings are in each size before you order. Then BE SMART and DO THE MATH! Also, keep in mind, the number of servings in each cup is an estimate. So if your fro yo is towering high above the top of the cup, you might want to add a few dozen calories to your total.