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trixie Fri 28-Jun-13 14:50:46

Who on earth wants to win a year's supply of frozen yoghurt ?

How sick would you and your dog (I live alone) get eating of this stuff every week? I visit the US regularly and love the varieties they offer (coffee and pecan are yummy) so why can't our suppliers give us tubs of these flavours? I don't want a copy of an ice cream dessert. Give me a tasty low-calorie alternative to ice cream, please!

annodomini Sat 29-Jun-13 15:47:20

I entered this comp before I realised that I'd have to travel to get the stuff. The nearest to me is, it seems, in Blackpool. Can I un-enter?

matson Sat 29-Jun-13 15:49:10

looking like more grannies would rather have brad pitt than yoghurtgrin

sunseeker Sat 29-Jun-13 17:05:49

Actually can I have Johnny Depp instead of Brad Pitt (don't fancy crossing swords with Angelina!!)

absent Sat 29-Jun-13 20:29:12

Johnny Depp is a good age for grannies as he has just had his 50th birthday, but Brad Pitt always looks like a cross adolescent refusing to get his hair cut or tidy his bedroom. (He's not much of an actor either.) I don't know how old he actually is.

annodomini Sat 29-Jun-13 21:00:10

Johnny Depp is a toyboy! For me anyway. Please can I have Patrick Stewart?

janeainsworth Sat 29-Jun-13 21:09:30

The yoghurts may be fat-free, but I would want to know how much sugar is in them - probably quite a lot, looking at the pictures.

JessM Mon 01-Jul-13 14:53:20

You bet jane - it is a classic bit of bad-faith marketing to call something "fat free" when it has a ton of sugar in it. And very common. I was wondering recently what is the scientific reason why cold things taste less sweet (per gramme of sugar) than hot things.
Glass of cool fizzy drink (coke, Fanta etc) can (and do) easily contain 8 teaspoonfuls of sugar without tasting overly sweet. Same size tea or coffee with 8 teaspoonfuls - yuk! unbearably sweet!
Cannot be just the numbing effect of the cool? Is it partly psychological?
But extending the principle to sweet frozen things implies they are even richer in sugar?

Galen Mon 01-Jul-13 15:32:52

Apparently waitrose stock it?

janeainsworth Mon 01-Jul-13 17:02:09

Jess I don't eat ice-cream very often and never fizzy drinks (except for the occasional tonic wink), but I've certainly noticed that when I have frozen casseroles, they seem deficient in salt when they are unfrozen and I have to add more. Perhaps it's the freezing process, rather than just the coldness?
I wish the Government would stop exhorting everybody to eat less dairy, and concentrate on getting the sugar message across, because I think there's now evidence that it's a lot more harmful.
We've just been staying with the family in the States, and there, they often completely ignore sugar on the food labelling. They will tell you how much saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol things have, and how many calories are derived from fat, whilst completely ignoring the sugar content.
So many things taste unnecessarily sweet - I bought a loaf of brown bread and couldn't eat it shock

JessM Mon 01-Jul-13 17:04:25

Just checked out low fat (skinny cow) ice-cream, also sold in waitrose. Contains around 1/5th sugar. Some have sweeteners. They have lots of additives to make them "creamy". Tesco vanilla ice cream portion actually contains only a teeny amount of fat and a similar amount of sugar.
Come on someone. Help me out with the "why do cool things taste less sweet than hot ones" question.

j08 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:09:12

Because the coldness partially numbs your tastebuds?

j08 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:11:15

Wonder if you would be allowed to order your free one via Mr Ocado?

j08 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:13:30

No. They want you in the shop. Probably so you get tempted by the rest of their range.

OR, more likely, it's just a mean trick! shock

JessM Mon 01-Jul-13 17:38:21

Yes that is the obvious answer jo8. Maybe should test this by drinking warm coke and finding out if it tastes sweeter. [disgust emoticon]

j08 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:42:32

It does! It is truly horrible.