The Snack that Gives Greek Yogurt a Bad Name

Greek Yogurt Covered Raisins

Capitalizing on the Greek yogurt trend, Safeway has released a new product under the “Snack Artist” brand. Unfortunately, these Greek Yogurt Covered Raisins are about as far from healthy as Greece is from Pleasanton California, Safeway’s headquarters.

As you may recall, yogurt is not a solid. To make it cling to raisins, you need to mix it with partially hydrogenated oil and sugar. Yes, heart-clogging trans-fatty oil.

And sugar. Because raisins aren’t sweet enough. Here is a picture of the ingredient list:

Greek Yogurt Covered Raisins Ingredient List and Nutrients

Raisins are a healthy snack. So is yogurt, whether it is Greek or not, but the product Safeway is trying to peddle to unwary consumers is simply an abomination.

Here’s a revolutionary snack idea: How about tossing a handful of raisins into a plain yogurt?

(h/t to CH)

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  • Dahlia

    Soy bean oils in my greek yogurt… hmmmmmmm

    • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

      Exactly!

  • Jennette

    You can make your own yogurt covered fruit! I do that, just toss whatever fresh fruit you want into a bowl of yogurt (I like Greek), mix, and then line a cookie sheet with wax paper, drop the fruit pieces on that, and freeze! Then you can take them off and store them in a Tupperware or plastic bag in the freezer. Especially good as a summer treat, instead of a bowl of ice cream!

    • http://www.fooducate.com/ Fooducate

      Thanks a great idea! Thanks

      • Jennette

        I like to do blueberries best

  • Tim Miller

    I’m curious about this: if it’s made with trans-fatty oils, how can the label say it has 0g of trans fat?

    • Amanda

      The FDA gets away with a lot. How they go about promoting trans fat is one of them…

    • J in VA

      The rule is 0.49mg or less per serving equals Zero trans fat.
      Wouldn’t we have liked that in our math classes??

  • nicolette

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