Ever since going to culinary school I constantly hear “Use the best ingredients you can’. This also applies to yogurt. One day, I heard one of the chef school teachers (who is from France) remark about the yogurt he sees in the grocery stores in Canada. He says that there is so much stuff added to them that you would not be able to market them as yogurt in France. In fact, many of them would be called a dessert!
But lo and behold – Activia has come out with a new line of yogurt that has a simplified, all natural ingredient list – Activia Pure. Perhaps this is more along the lines of what yogurt in France is like.
Looking at the ingredient list, the name Pure really does deliver.
Skim milk, cream, skim milk powder, active probiotic culture (Bifidobacterium lactis CNCM I-2494) and active bacterial cultures.
The Activia Pure Sweetened variety has a similar simplified ingredient list but has the addition of cane sugar for people who prefer a sweeter taste.
Skim milk, cream, skim milk powder, cane sugar, water, locust bean gum, active probiotic culture (Bifidobacterium lactis CNCM I-2494) and active bacterial cultures, lemon juice concentrate.
Compared that to some other yogurts that are out there:
Skim milk, cream, sugar, water, fructose, modified corn starch, skim milk powder, gelatin, natural flavour, sodium citrate, natural colour, active probiotic culture (Bifidobacterium lactis CNCM I-2494) and active bacterial cultures, locust bean gum, vitamin D3, malic acid.
Activia Pure is available in both Plain or Plain Sweetened flavours. Both flavours are sold as a pack of 8 x 100g or a large 650g container and are available at major grocery stores across Canada for approximately $5.59 and $4.19 respectively.
The folks at Activia were kind enough to send out complimentary “Try Activia Pure for Free” coupons to my reviewers. Check out the comments to see what they thought of Activia Pure.
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