Demystifying Frozen Yogurt: Splurge or Frequent Treat?

  • By Sabrina Grotewold
  • Published Sep. 12, 2011


Ingredients: not divulged with the exception of milk

Nutritional content varies widely here, too. The lowest-calorie flavors contain 80 calories per half-cup; the highest-calorie flavors range from 120-130 per serving. All flavors contain one gram of fat or less, from 17-27 grams of carbs, and five to 26 grams of sugar per serving.

Takeaway: With self-serve yogurt pumps, an all-you-can-stuff-in-your-cup toppings bar and only two tub sizes: large and extra large, it’s hard to avoid a caloric avalanche here. Yes, the freedom of choice is liberating, but know this before you head into the free-for-all: One half-cup serving—and who knows how many servings can be squashed into those gigantic cups—of Yogurtland’s innocent-sounding plain tart flavor contains 110 calories and 26 grams of sugar. If you’re swirling three servings into that large cup, that’s 330 calories and 78 grams of sugar—and that’s before you even hit the cheesecake bite- and kit kat-filled toppings bar!


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Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold is runner and editor based in southern California. Christened the Kitchen MacGyver by her husband, she’s determined to persuade people to eat their veggies.

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