Minneapolis, MN (May 4, 2015)
Following Yoplait’s removal of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and its discontinued use of dairy with rBGH/rBST growth hormone in 2009, the new reduced sugar Original yogurt will provide fans with the great taste they have come to love and expect from Yoplait.
For three years, more than 70 General Mills employees worked on a variety of product improvements for the Yoplait Original line of yogurt. In order to reduce the sugar, the team included additional milk and changed the natural flavorings. The changes resulted in a Yoplait Original that tastes slightly less sweet, but has a taste the team is confident consumers will love. Yoplait Original still contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors, and now provides 20 fewer calories and has one additional gram of protein in each six ounce cup.
Yoplait(R) Original reduces sugar content by 25 percent with no artificial sweeteners or flavors; maintains great taste, provides 20 fewer calories…
“Our consumers are our top priority, and when they voiced concerns over the amount of sugar in our products we were determined to find a solution,” said Susan Pitt, marketing manager for Yoplait. “We understand that making good nutritional choices isn’t always easy. With less sugar, fewer calories and more protein per cup, we have no doubt that our renovated line of Yoplait Original yogurts will make it easier than ever for our consumers to feel good about their daily yogurt choice.”
Determined to deliver on their brand promise, with less sugar, great taste and the smooth and creamy texture consumer’s love, Yoplait is offering a taste guarantee for Yoplait Original with reduced sugar. Any unsatisfied customer can mail in their Yoplait Original receipt to receive a refund. Visit www.yoplait.com for more details. This offer is part of Yoplait’s effort to continuously renovate and innovate products to meet the needs of its loyal consumers.
To learn more about Yoplait Original with 25 percent less sugar, please visit www.yoplait.com/lesssugar.
About General Mills
General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2014 worldwide sales of US $17.9 billion.