I like yoghurt so now and again I will buy some as a treat. I always check the label and pick the one with the lowest sugar content. I feel quite smug about my careful choices.
This time, there was a special that caught my eyes: "Nestle Soleil yoghurt" .
The front of the 1kg tub was catching : no fat, no added sugar, peach & mango (yum), five start rating ( our government initiative) , only 65 calories per 150g serve.
I checked the back and it said : Sugar : 4.4 per 100g which I therefore assumed would be from the peach, mango and milk.
I was proud to have found something so "healthy".
When we finished it, while admiring the packaging, I read the list of ingredients. (Small print, not eye catching). It said "sweetener 951 and 950" . What's this ? I wondered, so on to Google and, horror 😱 it is ASPARTAME, the toxic sweetener, a very dangerous excitotoxine, a deadly poison. 💀💀
So not matter how hard you try to be healthy there will always be businesses who will stoop at nothing to get your money even if it kills you in the process. 👿 🤑
One of the Nestle motto is "put your wellbeing first". Ironic isn't it ?
The Health rating system of stars here is based I understand on fat and sugar content, however Aspartame as a poison does not count. This beg the question : if they put arsenic or ratsak in it, would it be classified as five stars and good for your health?
Some of the Health star rating system deciding board members are the retail industry, the food industry and beverage industry. All promoting their packaged process food and drinks. A joke really.
This was a good lesson for me. I can assure you I will be much more careful in future.
I am off my soap box now, have a good weekend all.