Tuesday, June 10, 2008

When Life Imitates Art

Ever mock a silly, stupid commercial, only later to realize they weren't lying???

As an attorney who specializes in false advertising, I watch all commercials with just a tad of skepticism. This one didn't get my attorney bells going off, I just found it annoying...



Then one day, my grocery store is running a ridiculous sale, and having chunked on a few extra pounds, I decide to load up the fridge with yummy yogurt (if there is such a thing) and get rid of the 10 pounds. I tend to stick to boring flavors like strawberry. No wonder I get tired of it after 1 day and the other 10 containers sit well past their "eat it before it tastes like a cross between sour cream and cottage cheese" date. And I see this flavor called "Apple Turnover." I like pie. I like apple pie. Apple turnovers? A sin from my youth I haven't tasted in ages. Can't even begin to count those calories. So I daringly splurge $1 on a few containers. I get home and try one...

Oh. My. Goodness. I run upstairs to Daughter, who can't even LOOK at a container of yogurt, never mind taste one. Has always Hated It. I beg her to try it - and she snatches it out of my hand after one bite and declares it "hers." I kid you not. And we start going off about how good it is. And I am embarrassed to admit, we sound like the damned commercial....

Oh, the boston creme pie and white chocolate mousse? Not so good. Definitely false advertising there. But Yoplait Light fat Free Apple Turnover? It's better than Mrs. G's secret boyfriends good...

4 comments:

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Hmmmm.... now you have me curious!
I am VERY skeptical when it comes to "healthy" foods that are supposed to taste indulgent. But this is really, truly that good?
You promise? Cross your heart? Girl Scout honor?

I have to go to the store later and get milk (I accidentally bought skim and my children are practically staging a MUTINY over it....), so I will try this stuff. I'll report back. :-)

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

i usually stick to the boring flavors, too. but i hear that applie pie is the one to beat! if i ever start dieting again, i will take this into consideration. ;)

laurie said...

I HATE THAT COMMERCIAL. i like yogurt but I HATE THAT COMMERCIAL.

i can't stand the way they eat the stuff, i can't stand their phony-baloney comparisons, I HATE THAT COMMERCIAL.

but i do like yogurt. honest.

suz said...

I will be trying that one for sure. the commercial is annoying...but hey, it worked right?