Candy Bar, Twinkie, or Yogurt?

Real Simple just posted an article warning consumers about the increasingly high levels of sugar content in yogurt.  What happens when your yogurt has as much sugar as a candy bar? (sometimes more!) 

[RS] "When it comes to sugar, yogurt can pack a powerful punch. Some kinds even have more sugar than a Twinkie, and low fat and flavored brands, in particular, might contain as much as 29 grams of sugar per serving. That doesn't necessarily mean we have to kick yogurt out of our diets though. When shopping for it, avoid flavored or low-fat varieties, as those tend to have more sugar than plain yogurt. "Look for brands with no more than 20 grams sugar per single serve container," says Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., NBC’s Today Show diet expert, and founder of Nourish Snacks. "Or buy plain and doctor it up with fresh chopped fruit." You can also add a teaspoon of sugar, honey, or maple syrup so that you control the amount of added sweeteners in your yogurt, Bauer says."

Cascade Fresh has under 18g of sugar and no REFINED sugar as it's sweetened with fruit juice only.   

Kris Fuehr