We just got back from the grocery store a few minutes ago…and I made the mistake (?) of totalling up what we spent on YOGURT.
8 chobani yogurts @ $1.19 a piece
5 Fage greek yogurt, 2% milk fat @ $1.79 a piece
for a grand total of…. $18.47 FOR YOGURT. Ummm…. seriously?
How is it that expensive??!!!
Let me take a second & back up here. As most of you know, Steve & I try to buy mostly organic, natural, and local food. AND I’m trying to cut down my simple sugars to keep gestational diabetes at bay… here enter chobani (no high fructose corn syrup or other artificial sweetners/aspartme) for Steve & Fage greek yogurt (no sugar added) for me. Do you know difficult it is to find wholesome yogurt? It’s tough, even with the incredibly large selection that most stores offer.
Anyway, I digress. $18+ is WAY to much $$ to spend on yogurt for a week. So next week I’m going back to making my own plain yogurt. I have an awesome yogurt maker that my folks gave me a little over a year ago. When we moved here, I was just aghast at the price of organic milk… so I stopped making yogurt. But now that I see how much yogurt costs, I think I’m giving the homemade variety another go!
I’ll let you know how it works out!
If you have any grocery store crunching tips, I’d love to hear about them! 🙂
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