Thursday, April 24, 2008

pinkberry And I Are Breaking Up

Jaime just sent me this article from the NY Times. I kind of already knew pinkberry wasn't exactly what it claimed and obviously dealt with it, but the fact that they use corn-derived sweeteners rules it out (see below).

Now I have to find something else cold and sweet to like for the summer. I can guarantee it won't be Tasti D-lite, which just seems too airy and gave me a headache.

The ingredients list for Original Pinkberry has 23 items. Skim milk and nonfat yogurt are listed first, then three kinds of sugar: sucrose, fructose and dextrose. Fructose and maltodextrin, another ingredient, are both laboratory-produced ingredients extracted from corn syrup.
The list includes at least five additives defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as emulsifiers (propylene glycol esters, lactoglycerides, sodium acid pyrophosphate, mono- and diglycerides); four acidifiers (magnesium oxide, calcium fumarate, citric acid, sodium citrate); tocopherol, a natural preservative; and two ingredients — starch and maltodextrin — that were characterized as fillers by Dr. Gary A. Reineccius, a professor in the department of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota and an expert in food additives.

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