So there are two ways to figure out if a food is bad for you. You can:
1. Learn how to read and interpret the Nutrition Information Panel which requires effort OR
2. You can eat the food and if it tastes really frickin’ good, it’s probably bad for you. I don’t trust foods that taste way too good to be healthy!
This is what happened to me when I tasted five:am Organic Yoghurt (in Vanilla Bean) the other day. So hey, it’s yoghurt. Everyone knows yoghurt is good for you, right? 3 serves of calcium a day, that’s what they say. I’m not going to bother reading the label because I know I’m supposed to eat it and on top of that, it says it’s organic. Less additives and chemicals and all that. It’s gotta be good right? Yes, it’s good! It’s DAMN good. So good in fact, it’s the best yoghurt I’ve ever tasted. Suddenly alarm bells started ringing in my head and I thought – “Uh, Oh…this yoghurt HAS to be bad for me! It’s better than ice cream!”
The fact is, food companies play on the fact that a lot of us are hard-wired to like the taste of high-fat, high-sugar and high-salt foods, and they fill their products with it in the knowledge that they are going to be really appealing. So sometimes when I eat a food that tastes good, I’m thinking it’s got to be filled with some sort of baddies.
This yoghurt tastes like it should be on your cheat meal list but rest assured, it’s totally good for you! Don’t worry, I checked (even made the effort and read the nutrition panel and everything :P) It’s rich, creamy, not too sweet and is 100% Australian Certified Organic so you know you’re not consuming any chemicals, pesticides or preservatives. The other flavour they have on offer is Honey & Cinnamon and the boy and I are having debates about which one is better (Vanilla Bean FTW!). We are definitely looking forward to more flavours being released in the big 700g tubs! The facebook page is pretty cool too 🙂
Try it and I dare you to not eat half a tub in one sitting! It was an accident…