- For how long after the "sell by" date is the
- Can I put La Yogurt in the freezer?
- What are the Live & Active Cultures in La Yogurt
and why are they there?
- Is La Yogurt a good source of calcium?
- Why is the calcium only listed as a percentage on the
- What does “Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine”
- I’m not a phenylketonuric. Should I be concerned
about aspartame in La Yogurt Light?
- What is the clear liquid that I sometimes see on the
top of my La Yogurt?
- Is La Yogurt gluten free?
- I’m allergic to nuts. Are there any La Yogurts
I should avoid?
- Why does La Yogurt have artificial coloring?
- What natural coloring agents does La Yogurt use?
- What is potassium sorbate and why does La Yogurt have
- I’m avoiding hydrogenated oils. Does La Yogurt
- What are the other La Yogurt ingredients that aren’t
yogurt or fruit?
- Is kosher gelatin vegetarian?
- How can it be kosher to use gelatin derived from cattle
- Are La Yogurt Original and La Yogurt 32oz vegetarian?
- Why do the Plain La Yogurts have up to 18g of sugar?
- Why does La Yogurt use #6 plastic containers?
- What are La Yogurt Probiotics?
1. For how long after the "sell by"
date is the yogurt good?
With proper refrigeration our yogurt will remain fresh for seven days
beyond the "sell-by" date.
2. Can I put La Yogurt in the freezer?
Yes, although freezing La Yogurt may somewhat diminish its Live &
3. What are the Live & Active Cultures in
La Yogurt and why are they there?
All yogurts by definition begin with milk and the living organisms Lactobacillus
bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, which turn milk into yogurt
by converting lactose (milk sugar) into lactic acid. Besides making lactose
easier to digest, these and other yogurt cultures may also aid immune
function, help prevent gastrointestinal infection, lower cholesterol and
even reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cancer. The other beneficial
cultures in La Yogurt are Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidus and Lactobacillus
casei. The Live & Active Cultures seal from the National Yogurt Association
means that our yogurt at manufacture has at least 10 million beneficial
bacteria per gram.
4. Is La Yogurt a good source of calcium?
Yes, the La Yogurt Original, Light and Sabor Latino varieties have 200mg
of calcium per 6oz serving; the Custard varieties have 250mg; the Enriched
5. Why is the calcium only listed as a percentage
on the packaging?
The Food and Drug Administration requires the percentage format. Because
this percentage is based on a recommended daily calcium intake of 1000mg,
you can easily convert it to milligrams by replacing the percent symbol
with a zero.
6. What does “Phenylketonurics: Contains
La Yogurt Light’s artificial sweetener, aspartame, includes the
compound phenylalanine. The medical term for someone allergic to phenylalanine
is a "phenylketonuric." Hence the notice "Phenylketonurics:
Contains Phenylalanine" benefits people allergic to this component
7. I’m not a phenylketonuric. Should I
be concerned about aspartame in La Yogurt Light?
While aspartame is an artificial sweetener, all its individual components
occur naturally in other foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
along with leading research centers around the world, have concluded and
reaffirmed the safety of aspartame.
8. What is the clear liquid that I sometimes
see on the top of my La Yogurt?
That’s whey, a highly nutritious yogurt by-product.
9. Is La Yogurt gluten free?
Because even the smallest amounts of gluten may affect gluten-sensitive
individuals, we avoid the term gluten free. Our La Yogurt Plain yogurts
(Whole Milk, Low-fat and Fat-Free) are gluten safe in that they contain
no gluten source ingredients. Our other La Yogurts cannot be considered
gluten safe because their natural flavors may contain gluten-derived stabilizers.
10. I’m allergic to nuts. Are there any
La Yogurts I should avoid?
All La Yogurts are flavored with nut-free ingredients and manufactured
in a nut-free plant.
11. Why does La Yogurt have artificial coloring?
Our FD&C-approved (numbered) food colorings are indeed artificial,
but not all our yogurts have them. The ones that do are in response to
a market that rejects the variance of natural coloring, especially reds
that oxidize into brown. The following La Yogurt flavors use only natural
Low-fat: Cinnamon Bun, Piña Colada, Enriched Pina Colada with Calcium
& Vitamins, Peach, Tropical Orange, Vanilla, White Chocolate Almond
Sabor Latino: Banana, Guava, Mango, Pineapple Banana, Strawberry Kiwi,
Light: Blueberry, Vanilla, Lemon
Custard: Banana, Coffee, Peach, Vanilla
12. What natural coloring agents does La Yogurt
Both La Yogurt natural coloring agents appear by name followed by “(Color)”
in the ingredients list. Annatto, from the seeds of a small tropical tree,
colors orange-red; turmeric, a common household spice, colors yellow.
13. What is potassium sorbate and why does La
Yogurt have it?
It is a natural blueberry extract that helps retard mold growth.
14. I’m avoiding hydrogenated oils. Does
La Yogurt have any?
Our Original Piña Colada, because of its coconut cream flavoring,
is .0144% partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
15. What are the other La Yogurt ingredients
that aren’t yogurt or fruit?
Depending upon style and flavor, the ingredients may include some or all
of the following: citric acid, added for flavoring (but also important
to metabolic function), is present in citrus fruits; pectin and locust
bean gum are natural plant extracts used to thicken the fruit preparation
so that the fruit pieces dose evenly throughout production; monocalcium
phosphate allows the form of pectin used in the fruit prep to gel; kosher
gelatin is a thickener used in some of our yogurts for a custard consistency.
16. Is kosher gelatin vegetarian?
Gelatin is a protein that is obtained from collagen tissue of animals
and fish. The gelatin used in some La Yogurt varieties comes solely from
cattle hides (and not from cattle bones), an inedible part of the animal
but obviously not a vegetarian source.
17. How can it be kosher to use gelatin derived
from cattle in yogurt?
Both the gelatin and the yogurt are certified K kosher.
Both the La Yogurt Original line and our La Yogurt 32oz sizes, which have
no kosher gelatin, are certified Orthodox Union kosher.
18. Are La Yogurt Original and La Yogurt 32oz
19. Why do the Plain La Yogurts have up to 18g
No additional sugar is added to La Yogurt plain yogurt; the 18 grams of
sugar are naturally occurring. Milk contains lactose (milk sugar), so
even yogurt without fruit flavoring is not sugar free.
20. Why does La Yogurt use #6 plastic containers?
Because polystyrene is light, strong, durable, recyclable and economical,
enabling us to ensure product quality and minimize environmental impact
at an attractive cost.
21.What are La Yogurt Probiotics?
Meaning “for life”, Probiotics are live cultures that, when consumed in sufficient quantities, provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. When added to yogurt, they work alongside the already-present bacterial cultures to initiate additional positive effects in your body. Our unique blend of probiotics is proven to boost immunity and regulate the digestive process