March 26, 2010

a little culture

I LOVE yogurt!

No I don't, but I WANT to love yogurt! Really, I do.

I stand in the dairy section at Kroger and gaze at all the yummy flavors, think about the creamy custard-like texture, and become mesmerized by the myriad of colorful, shiny, foil lids.

I almost always buy a few, take them home, get out my favorite long iced tea spoon (because I eat EVERYTHING possible with long iced tea spoons), take one bite and declare, usually out loud,

"GROSS! Why do I buy yogurt??? I HATE yogurt?"

I always expect something pudding-like, but I fail to remember that yogurt is the nasty by-product of the bacterial fermentation of milk. Not to mention the unfortunate fact that yogurt has 160 calories, as opposed to my favorite dark chocolate pudding, which tastes like heaven in a little plastic cup, yet has only 90 calories.

But I guarantee you, I will buy yogurt again within the month.

Maybe I'm just looking for something in my life with a little culture. :o)


NinjaPrincess said...

Mmmm...yogurt! I used to eat Yoplait all the time, but then I saw that it had high fructose corn syrup in it. *sigh*
I like dipping graham crackers in the yogurt. Yum!
Thanks so much for all your prayers the past few months. God definitely heard them!

MichaelPolutta said...

I eat a Kroger "Carbmaster" yogurt nearly every day at work. I like the cherry, blackberry, strawberry/pomegranate, strawberry, and vanilla flavors. Add some strawberries or blueberries to the vanilla and it's yummy!

No HFCS in the "Carbmaster" version. It does have Splenda, though.

Kacey Leigh said...

The only yogurts I've ever liked were those funky whipped ones that had the texture of chocolate mousse, so I didn't really feel like I was eating yogurt, and the Dannon light and fit...but apparently you weren't a fan of that one.

I do the same thing, though...the shiny lids make me think it HAS to taste good. It does not.

Ashley said...


I used to get my own preserves (not jelly) that I liked and would mix it in with plain yogurt. It added a little different bit of texture, didn't have high fructose corn syrup and was sooo yummy.

Plus, frozen fruit blended and mixed in is really good.

Maybe you should add yogurt to make a smoothie? Then, you get the "culture" but different consistency and taste?

E.T.'s Mom said...

Can't help you there. I can teach you to MAKE it, but can't teach you to LIKE it. We love it, though! Seriously, one of our favorites...and not the flavored stuff either. Just the plain bitter goodness of yogurt...and a little fruit. Eat it everyday in the summer with a handful of flaxseeds and whatever berries are in season. Yum!

mnpolutta said...

I've tried to like yogurt, too. I especially dislike the ones with mushy fruit and artificial sweeteners. However, when I am deceived by the packaging and think I really ought to try it again and do cave in and buy it for myself, it sits in the refrigerator. I can't even make myself eat it. Eventually, I have to throw it out because it is too old.

A Little Piece Of Art said...

Love the story,agree with the not so hot for the yo yo part. My tummy resists and my mouth follows right along side. They do look awfully tempting though. I don't mind a nice tall soy barry parfait. Ummmmm Just blend some berries with the soy yogurt, top it off with extra barries and good old granola:)