Calories In Dannon Yogurt

Why do these yogurt companies (Dannon & Yoplait) keep disappointing me with their calorie counts?

You may remember that I wrote almost a year ago about Yoplait Yogurt Versus Dannon Yogurt. In that entry, I took Yoplait to task for their advertising implying that Yoplait is such a great weight loss helper when their brand compared quite unfavorably to Dannon in the calorie department, sugar department, and the high fructose corn syrup department, not to mention the lack of ability to contact them through their website since the contact form did not work.

Anyway, let’s fast forward to this week. I got an unpleasant surprise at the grocery store when I picked up the Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt the other day. They are advertising “Great New Taste” on the container. Ok, so far, so good.

Where does that great new taste come from? Glad you asked. How about an increase in sugar content – they’ve now added fructose and a resulting 20 more calories per 6 ounce container! After bragging in their advertising for God knows how long about having “only 60 calories,” they’ve now increased that by a whopping 33% to 80 calories per serving. (A serving is the entire 6 ounce container.)

If you have two containers of Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt every day, that is now an extra 14,600 calories per year. That equals an extra 4.2 pounds of weight in a year! I doubt we’ll be seeing that highlighted in their “lose weight with our yogurt” implication commercials anytime soon.

HP Coupon Codes

If you are not using coupon codes when you shop online, then you are not shopping on the Internet as efficiently as you should be. Every penny you save really does count as it can be used towards something else so searching for percentage off online coupons and dollar amount savings when you purchase at a certain level should be a regular part of your online shopping experience.

If you need some specific examples of why this is a sensible approach to managing a family budget (especially in the current economy) , simply check out these HP coupon codes.

Of course, online coupon codes expire and are updated just like regular print coupons so, depending on when you read this, there may be different offers than those that I am going to cite as examples. Currently, it is back to school time which is a great time to think about computers and computer supplies from HP. Some of the discounts being offered via discount codes are hundreds off on certain laptops and desktops as well as free shipping. There was also another coupon for ten percent off multi-packs of ink and toner. I don’t know about you, but I find the the computer printer always runs out of ink in the middle of the night on the day before an important paper or report is due. You might as well stock up with multi-packs when you can get a deal on them.

Enjoy your discount shopping!

Back To School Gifts Unique

It’s that time of year – back to school time and that means back to school gifts for students and teachers. (Notice I saved this entry for when the kids really are going back to school – not in the beginning of July when the retailer stores start putting up the school sale banners!)

Back To School Calculator mousepad  Little Red Schoolhouse stampBest Teacher keychain

Football Breaks Window shirtGift For Teacher mug  Orange Scarecrow magnet

There are thousands more Personalizable Teacher Gifts here.

If you want to make a unique gift for your favorite child or teacher this year, it’s easier than ever thanks to websites which allow you to personalize gifts by adding names or other special messages. Actually, you could add dates too which could turn a child’s gift into a lifelong keepsake if it has date of the child’s first day of school on it.

There are thousands of choices available, but these are a few of my favorites. I hope they help make back to school fun for everyone in your child’s life.

Summer’s Last Blast

Most kids (parents, too!) love going to the amusement park. Why not give the kids one last summer blast by taking a family beach vacationat one of the great New Jersey attractions, the Morey’s Piers amusement park?

You may know that they have Radio Disney stars on Mondays throughout the summer. Did you also know that they have specials every day of the week?

I like that they understand that a family outing should not be a budget buster. There are all-you-can ride deals as inexpensive as twenty dollars! When was the last time you saw prices that good at an amusement park? I’m guessing the 1980’s!

On Thursdays, they have a thirty-dollar deal which lets you ride all day until six PM and then includes a buffet! That is an unbeatable deal. Friday nights is fireworks night so you can enjoy fireworks displays right up until the end of August.

No matter when you visit Morey’s Piers, there is a ride for roller coaster lovers like me that is not to be missed – the Great Nor’Easter – it’s a suspended seat roller coaster that lets your feet dangle as you whip through the track (over 2000 feet long) at speeds of 50 miles per hour!

If taking the family to Morey’s Piers and the Wildwood area involves more than just a day trip and you need overnight lodging there are plenty of links and information for local accommodations right on the amusement park’s website.