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sugar free/low sugar yoghurts?

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kitkat9 Thu 29-Oct-09 18:21:23

sure this has been asked before but is there such a thing as suger free yoghurt - for kids and adults?

was looking at ingredients on various types today - petit filous, munch bunch etc - and the sugar contenet is really too high

not good for my dc's! any suggestions?

kitkat9 Thu 29-Oct-09 18:22:01



OOOOOOOOOOOpsacoconut Thu 29-Oct-09 18:36:13

Plum organic and some of the Rachels organic First yogurts are made with fruit juice. Sainbugs own brand mini pots and pouches, Morrisons brand frubes are all made with grape juice.

MrsBadger Thu 29-Oct-09 18:38:44

and you'd rather they had artificial sweeteners? hmm

they are a pudding
they are meant to be sweet
if you want to cut down on sugar try not routinely offering puddings

just buy plain yoghurt and and fruit or honey or even jam

kitkat9 Thu 29-Oct-09 18:53:50

thanks oooooops, that's really helpful.

MrsB - I didn't say I wanted them to have artificial sweeteners - I just don't want sugar to be the 2nd ingredient on the list.

and actually I wouldn't especially classify them as a pudding - I like the dc's to have them as a source of calcium. And they are not routinely offered pudding - where did you get that from?

MrsBadger Thu 29-Oct-09 20:21:27

ah I would say routinely offering yoghurt = routinely offering pudding

but I am evil wink

I often find the g sugar per 100g more use than the ingredients list for this kind of thing

JesusChristOtterStar Thu 29-Oct-09 20:23:03

mine eat greek - no added sugar lovely like cream

OrmIrian Thu 29-Oct-09 20:23:34

Well give them ordinary proper yoghurt - low-fat is usually stuffed with stuff to make it thicker - and add honey or fruit.

Low-fat/sugar-free is the work of the devil.

JesusChristOtterStar Thu 29-Oct-09 20:24:19

those petit filou are devils food
kids reek after eating them
my younger ones refuse them if offered them out now

kitkat9 Thu 29-Oct-09 22:07:31

yeah was thinking greek with some mushed up berries and honey

agree re petit filous

the sugar per 100g is pretty shocking - I don't give my dc's sugary snacks etc (sweets are for treats and bribery only wink) but the hidden sugar in things like yoghurts, ketchup etc is dreadful so have been actively trying to cut it right down

thanks all

navyeyelasH Thu 29-Oct-09 22:16:25

I get a sachet of oureed fruit from that organic co, ellas kitchen is it? And then live natural organic yog.

I know rachels first have no added sugar nor any sweeteners.

shonaspurtle Thu 29-Oct-09 22:27:03

I think if Rachel's Organic or similar started selling little 6 packs of plain greek yoghurt they'd sell loads.

Granted it's not hard to just buy a big pot and decant it but those little pots are just so damn handy that lazy people like me don't in the main.

I don't even think you'd have to add anything to it. If dcs have it before they get used to the sweetened stuff they'd be fine with it. Petit Filous/Little Stars are so sweet.

(It seems so obvious to me, but I must be wrong otherwise someone would have done it by now)

shonaspurtle Thu 29-Oct-09 22:29:02

Not too convinced by the ones with no added sugar. It tends to be concentrated grape juice which tbh is exactly the same - just looks better on the label.

It's the unnecessarily encouraging a sweet tooth that I used to get pissed off with. Ds is almost 3 so I'm over it <hides milky bar>

JesusChristOtterStar Fri 30-Oct-09 21:47:07

greek yoghurt is just that - natural and creamy
not 'no added sugar' it just does not have any iykwim

i would do that

add compote etc if you like but mine eat it natural its very easy on the palate

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