Today, two popular fat-free yogurts are going head-to-head in HG-Land -- Dannon Light & Fit vs. Yoplait Light. Which yogurt will take home HG's top honor? Read on and see...
Dannon Light & Fit (6-oz. container, $.85 - $1.00) Weighing in at 60 calories, 0g fat, 80 - 95mg sodium, 10 - 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 7 - 8g sugars, 5g protein and a POINTS® value of 1*.
Yoplait Light (6-oz. container, $.85 - $1.00) Weighing in at 100 - 110 calories, 0g fat, 85 - 90mg sodium, 19 - 20g carbs, 0g fiber, 14 - 15g sugars, 5 - 6g protein and a POINTS® value of 2*.
Dannon Light & Fit - These containers are pretty standard. The design is nothing special. But, in addition to the foil seal, there's a plastic lid. We like that. Your yogurt is extra-safe. Weeee!
Yoplait Light - Yoplait offers up a more uniquely shaped container that somehow feels richer. The smaller "mouth" and sleek design make this product look and feel a bit more upscale. Plus, the small opening means you need to use a smaller spoon, so your yogurt will last longer. Brilliant!
The Winner - Yoplait Light. It's fancy, fun and functional.
Dannon Light & Fit - With 60 calories and 0g fat per container, this stuff is a MAJOR nutritional bargain! It's also sweetened with Splenda (sucralose), which is a plus.
Yoplait Light - Depending on the flavor, each container of Yoplait Light will cost you 100 - 110 calories and 0g fat. This stuff contains aspartame (we like Splenda more).
The Winner - Dannon Light & Fit takes this category -- no contest.
Dannon Light & Fit - We hate to say this, but Dannon Light & Fit went downhill (in a MAJOR way) a few years ago when they decided to change their formula and lower their calorie count. The result was/is a thinner yogurt with more of an aftertaste. Sad times! This yogurt's not all that impressive as a grab & go option, but it's great to use in recipes for parfaits and smoothies.
Yoplait Light - It may have more calories, but this thick, creamy, delicious stuff is worth EVERY last one. Yum!
The Winner - Yoplait Light -- this one's not even close.
Dannon Light & Fit - Comes in 12 flavors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry Vanilla, Lemon Chiffon, Orange Mango, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Kiwi, Vanilla, and White Chocolate Raspberry. Impressive!
Yoplait Light - Comes in 18 flavors: Apple Turnover, Apricot Mango, Banana Cream Pie, Berries 'N Cream, Blackberry, Blueberry Patch, Boston Cream Pie, Harvest Peach, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Cream Pie, Orange Crème, Red Raspberry, Strawberries 'N Bananas, Strawberry, Strawberry Orange Sunrise, Very Cherry, Very Vanilla, and White Chocolate Strawberry. MORE impressive!
The Winner - Yoplait Light takes it. 18 insanely creative flavors -- our favorites are Apple Turnover, Banana Cream Pie, and Boston Cream Pie. Mmmmmm!
Dannon Light & Fit - Their website has a BMI calculator, ways for you to create a customized meal & exercise plan, craving cures and more. Awesome stuff!
Yoplait Light - Their Save Lids to Save Lives program ROCKS. Starting September 1st, save your special pink lids and mail 'em in by the end of 2007, and they'll donate 10 cents per lid to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (up to $1.5 million, with a guaranteed donation of no less than $500,000). Yowsa!
The Winner - It's a tie! Both of these companies are committed to helping keep women healthy. Good work!
And our overall winner is...
Yoplait Light!!!!!! While we use Dannon Light & Fit for various things, at the end of the day, we have a real love affair with Yoplait Light. We like our yogurt rich, decadent and satisfying, and this stuff delivers in a HUGE way. Congratulations to both of today's dairy-rific competitors!
CHEW ON THIS: Today, August 30th, is National Toasted Marshmallow Day. Marshmallows are fat-free and only have about 23 calories each (for the full-size ones). Toast a couple up today! Mmmmmmmm...
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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Points® registered trademark.