My office announced that the Ben & Jerry's Truck would be coming around to distribute samples of their Greek Yogurt FroYo. The masses rejoiced. I, however, was dubious. Why? I (and others) knew better than to trust Ben & Jerry's to honor the deliciousness that is Greek yogurt.
Case-in-point, Exhibit A -- Banana Peanut Butter:
It clocks in at 200 calories for 92 grams. My favorite ice cream -- Breyers Vanilla Bean -- is 181 calories for the same amount. Okay, so it might not have the bells and whistles of the banana and the peanut butter... but the bells and whistles aren't getting you much of anything. Look at the whopping 100 mg of salt! And it has a measley 6 grams of protein (my vanilla bean clocks in at 4 grams of protein).
But wow -- THREE TYPES OF SUGAR???
(1) Liquid Sugar
(3) Corn Syrup Solids
What the hey!?
There's a happy ending to this story -- I didn't eat this. But someone saw me on my way to toss it and said "you gonna eat that?" And I started to tell him why he shouldn't want it and he said "You could tell me that it had arsenic in it, and I'd still say it was delicious."
That, dear readers, is why so many people are overweight and obese -- because how they feel about food is more important than what the food provides them nutritionally.