More Food

August 24, 2004

And on the opposite side of the coin from yesterday's entry about good food, we have Carb Countdown's yogurt smoothies. Carb Countdown makes the somewhat-milklike drink I had with my breakfasts when I was in the earlier stages of Atkins. If you've gone a month without milk and can ignore the fact that the stuff's as thick as creamer, you can almost fool yourself into thinking it's milk. At the very least the stuff doesn't taste bad.

Skip ahead to last weekend. I decide to try some yogurt smoothie drinks for weekday breakfasts (where my usual is a heapin' helping of nothing) and find Frusions in the dairy case. I check the side of the bottle, and these things are full of sugar. Since I still try to avoid lots of sugar when I can I decide to grab the Carb Countdown stuff instead (yeah, I know, I shouldn't be surprised that yogurt, fruit and milk would have sugar; it was just more than I expected).

Big mistake. This stuff is nasty. I bought myself one of each just in case one was better, but the two I've had both suck. What taste they have when I'm drinking them is bad, and the aftertatste I get whenever I burp is worse. I'll drink the things because I bought them and I'm a stubborn fool, but I won't be buying any more. I'm told the Frusions themselves are good; maybe this is one of those times when low-carb stuff just isn't an acceptable substitute.

Edit, 26 Aug: There were three "flavors" (a term I use loosely) available: Strwaberry-Banana, Wild Berry and Peach. I originally bought three Wild Berry and two S/B because I don't like peaches. Then I decided, what the hell, I'll try a peach. Peach is the best one. I chose poorly indeed.

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