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Think Yogurt Covered Raisins are Healthy? Think Again

yogurt covered raisins

Yogurt is healthy.  Raisins are healthy.  Yogurt covered raisins, however, are far from healthy.


Because they’re not truly yogurt covered.  The white coating is actually made from the following:

Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Nonfat Milk Powder, Yogurt Powder, Whey, Titanium Dioxide, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla, Confectioners Glaze, Corn Syrup, Dextrin, and Maltodextrin

In a quarter cup of these little guys, which is a serving, you’ll find:

  • 5g fat
  • 4g saturated fat
  • 19g sugar
  • 0-1g fiber

Sounds a lot more like candy – and not really even natural candy – than yogurt + dried fruit.

If you like yogurt covered raisins, no need to freak out.  Just make sure you’re considering them a very occasional treat (think M&Ms) as opposed to a healthy choice.

For a truly healthy snack, sprinkle 2 Tbsp raisins into 6 oz plain yogurt or Greek yogurt.  Now those raisins will be yogurt-covered!


  • Janette
    September 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Kinda suspected as much. Never buy them. Now I know why.

  • Amelia
    September 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    A few dark chocolate covered raisins are a better bet, because at least no one is pretending that chocolate is health food!

  • cmills11
    February 1, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Funny Titanium Dioxide is the stuff on my face blotting paper the absorbs my face oil. LOL

  • stacy
    September 25, 2013 at 12:07 am

    are they better for you then eating chocolate bars? i have swapped chocolate for these little suckers ,thinking these would be better for me ? 🙂 no wonder they taste so nice

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