What Else is in the Cup and Why?
Q. Why do you use gelatin in your yogurt?
A. We use gelatin in some of our yogurts to prevent the yogurt from
separating and to maintain the smooth and creamy texture throughout
the shelf life of our yogurt. The gelatin is certified Kosher and carries KD
(Kosher Dairy) Certification from Rabbi Barnett Hasden. We know gelatin
matters to a lot of our vegetarian fans out there and we are currently
working on alternative gelatin free products and will make sure to
keep you posted on our progress!
Q. Why do you use carmine in some of your flavors?
A. The majority of our products do not have carmine, but the flavors that do
will have it listed in the ingredients section on the cup. Carmine is naturally
derived and used to enhance the strawberry color. We understand your
concerns about carmine since many of you have asked us about “bug parts”
in your food, and the good news is that you’re not eating ground up insects.
Carmine is actually sourced from the dried shells of the cochineal beetle and is
used in a purified form in foods. It’s safe, natural, and has the FDA’s approval
for use in food, all things that are very important to us when considering an
ingredient. Because of consumer concern, we are currently exploring
quality substitutes and hope to have an update soon.
Q. Why do you use corn starch in your yogurt?
A. We use corn starch to give our yogurt the smooth and creamy
texture that our fans have come to expect from Yoplait.
Q. Why do some of your yogurts have artificial sweeteners?
A. Some of our products contain artificial sweeteners. Sweeteners let us
deliver an amazing taste without adding calories. If you prefer a yogurt
without artificial sweeteners, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Greek and Yoplait Plenti
Greek yogurt do not contain any artificial sweeteners.
Q. Why do you use preservatives in your yogurt?
A. We use low levels of preservatives in our yogurt because we don’t want
you to worry about molds, yeasts or certain bacteria growing in your yogurt.
It’s just part of our commitment to ensure you have the best yogurt eating
experience as possible.