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Good choice, Bad choice: TCBY yogurt

| March 18, 2011

TCBY's Rocky Road Hand-Scooped Frozen Yogurt

The Country’s Best Yogurt holds true to its name by offering hand-scooped and soft serve yogurt treats that are more nutritious than ice cream and contain probiotics and active cultures that benefit the body’s immune system, digestive health and bones. While it’s hard to make a bad choice there, you can make a slightly wiser decision to shave some calories and fat off your diet.

Good choice: No Sugar Added Chocolate Soft Serve

Bad choice: Rocky Road Hand-Scooped Frozen Yogurt

Calories and Fat: The Chocolate soft serve has 70 calories and no fat, compared to the Rocky Road’s 170 calories and 7g of fat.

Difference: A half-cup serving of Rocky Road, the chocolate and marshmallow flavored hand-scooped frozen yogurt with added chunks of dark chocolate and toasted almonds, has 100 more calories and 7g more fat than the No Sugar Added Chocolate soft serve. The hand-scooped yogurt also has 15g of cholesterol and 16g of sugar, compared to the soft serve’s 0g and 6g. Another added bonus: the chocolate soft serve holds 10% of vitamin A, 20% vitamin D, and 20% calcium, while the Rocky Road only has 2% vitamin A and 10% calcium.

TCBY’s Chocolate No Sugar Added soft serve yogurt is the perfect yogurt for people trying to cut sugar out of their diet without cutting out flavor in the process. If you’re still craving the extras of the Rocky Road, add a few marshmallows and almonds to the soft serve for similar taste with healthier benefits.

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