Traditional meal patterns are rapidly changing, according to the latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). On average, Americans are snacking more than twice a day and are consuming more than 240 calories per snack. Given this fact, consumers would benefit from snacks that can satisfy a craving and provide important nutrients without a lot of calories.
Minneapolis-based General Mills rolls out three new Yoplait Light varieties: Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Cheesecake and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. They deliver sweet cake flavors with a better-for-you, fat-free bonus to the yogurt aisle.
Each flavor is a healthful alternative to higher-calorie dessert choices. For example, one six-ounce cup of Yoplait Light Pineapple Upside-Down Cake yogurt contains 110 calories and zero grams of fat. Compare that to a slice of traditional Pineapple Upside-Down Cake from the bakery or dessert menu, which delivers on average 367 calories and 14 grams of fat. In addition, each serving of Yoplait Light contains 20% of the RDA of calcium and vitamin D.
"No matter how you slice it, the rich and creamy flavors of Yoplait Light will help health-conscious consumers enjoy everyday indulgences without the guilt," says Susanne Prucha of Yoplait marketing. "Here's proof that it is possible to have your cake and eat it, too!"