I admit it. I stink at math. I can balance my checkbooks because it is mainly just subtraction. (I wish there were more additions, but times are tough.) I eat a lot of yogurt and had a coupon for Activia. Activia may help some folks with their regularity; Letting go, so to speak.There have been articles lately that the claims are "overblown". I just bought it as yogurt. Taste seems OK in the plain version. The vanilla version has Splenda in it. So if you want Danon's No artificial anything™ look elsewhere. To be fair, this package doesn't claim that.
But maybe because I'm a designer I try to read labels and warnings and package type. What I'm trying to figure out is how they figure calories.
According to the label each 4oz. serving provides 70 calories.
Therefore if I eat two separate 4oz. servings that would be 140 calories.
I could have all 8 oz. at once and consume 150 calories. I am wondering if I pick at it, one spoonful at a time, it will be even less. Like I said, I'm mathematically challenged, but I always thought 150 ÷ 2 = 75. Who knew!
The package shape has a visual trick also. The lid is the same size circle as a regular 32 oz. package but the package is only 24 oz. It's marked clearly on the front. Since yogurt is usually on lower shelves, viewed from above the lids all look the same. The actual tub is narrower. But maybe by their math I'll lose (or loose?) more weight buying smaller servings at a time.
If that isn't confusing, should you decide to take The Activia Challenge the rules are written conveniently underneath the foil seal thing on the top, (see top photo). It is covered with a layer of yogurt. So, if you decide to lick off said yogurt to read the rules you have consumed the missing calories mentioned above.
With that in mind I've been making my own yogurt. I have no idea what the calories are. But at least I won't get a headache trying to figure out the label.