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2014-01-15 03:54:27 PM
Why is that sick, other than if you are a vegetarian I guess?

Bottom line... assume any product can have anything in it, unless you grew it yourself.
 
2014-01-15 04:47:09 PM
And I'm sure it tasted fine until she found out what was in it...
 
2014-01-15 04:47:50 PM
Read the damn labels if you're that picky.  And yes, gelatin is usually an animal protein.

If you're buying yogurt with gelatin, either the yogurt is crappy or the fruit goop is crappy.
 
2014-01-15 04:48:07 PM
If your yogurt has gelatin in it, you really do like the cheap stuff.
 
2014-01-15 04:49:03 PM
If you knew what tilapia ate, you'd never eat them again.
 
2014-01-15 04:50:50 PM
Look at it this way, at least you know what your eating.
 
2014-01-15 04:51:16 PM
Fining agents, like Chitosan, used to clarify large-volume production of wine is often derived from shellfish (basically a gelatin that pulls out the grape particles and falls out of the mixture. fairly innocent). Thats why kosher labeling on wine is important.
 
2014-01-15 04:51:35 PM
I like yogurt and I eat it often.  Current favorite stand alone flavor: key lime.  It's awesome.
 
2014-01-15 04:53:03 PM
www.pirate4x4.com

Step 1: Use Bassomatic
Step 2: put slurry in ice cream maker

Mmmmmm Delicious!
 
2014-01-15 04:54:37 PM
jell-o contains boiled horse bones

sick
 
2014-01-15 04:56:54 PM
I noticed that while my wife was eating one. I made sure to tell her mid bite. It was hilarious.
 
2014-01-15 05:00:00 PM
That's no way to talk to your girl.
 
2014-01-15 05:00:03 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: If you knew what tilapia ate, you'd never eat them again.


I blame Mike Rowe.
 
2014-01-15 05:00:43 PM
This isn't unusual, but if you don't know that gelatin can come from animal products, it can be surprising to see that your morning fruit yogurt contains Tilapia (Fish) in it.

In other words, "if you're an idiot, this might be news to you. Otherwise, we are just wasting bits here."
 
2014-01-15 05:01:16 PM
Mmmmmm poopfish
 
2014-01-15 05:01:20 PM
So if you're a vegetarian, you should learn how to read.
Interesting.
 
2014-01-15 05:06:08 PM
Kosher cash cow strikes again.
 
2014-01-15 05:06:41 PM
Good yogurt does not contain gelatin. Good yogurt contains milk, yogurt cultures, and whatever flavorings are desired. That's it.

The purpose of gelatin is to allow manufacturers to make cheaper "yogurt". If your yogurt contains gelatin, well, find something else - you're getting rooked.

big pig peaches: If your yogurt has gelatin in it, you really do like the cheap stuff.


Exactly.
 
2014-01-15 05:08:38 PM

FormlessOne: Good yogurt does not contain gelatin. Good yogurt contains milk, yogurt cultures, and whatever flavorings are desired. That's it.

The purpose of gelatin is to allow manufacturers to make cheaper "yogurt". If your yogurt contains gelatin, well, find something else - you're getting rooked.

big pig peaches: If your yogurt has gelatin in it, you really do like the cheap stuff.

Exactly.


Even the fruit goop should be thickened with pectin, not gelatin.
 
2014-01-15 05:10:19 PM

ChrisDe: HotIgneous Intruder: If you knew what tilapia ate, you'd never eat them again.

I blame Mike Rowe.


You got that shait right ,Ever since I saw that episode years ago I haven't touched that shait eating fish.

Blakkk
 
2014-01-15 05:13:05 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: If you knew what tilapia ate, you'd never eat them again.



Yes, but tilapia miraculously turn what they eat into tilapia.

It's the same wonderful magic that turns what pigs eat into pork! And trust me, you also do not want to know what pigs eat, especially in Asia.


Homer: "Lisa, honey, are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?"
Lisa: "No."
Homer: "Ham?"
Lisa: "No."
Homer: "Pork chops?"
Lisa: "Dad! Those all come from the same animal!"
Homer: [chuckling] "Yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal."

Amazing how that works.
 
2014-01-15 05:13:32 PM
This isn't a crappy yogurt thickened with gelatin.  It's like a parfait with yogurt on the bottom and a layer of flavored gelatin on top.  The lemon one is actually quite good.  It tastes just like lemon meringue pie.
 
2014-01-15 05:13:52 PM

FrancoFile: FormlessOne: Good yogurt does not contain gelatin. Good yogurt contains milk, yogurt cultures, and whatever flavorings are desired. That's it.

The purpose of gelatin is to allow manufacturers to make cheaper "yogurt". If your yogurt contains gelatin, well, find something else - you're getting rooked.

big pig peaches: If your yogurt has gelatin in it, you really do like the cheap stuff.

Exactly.

Even the fruit goop should be thickened with pectin, not gelatin.


Bingo. Fage and Zoi make a great vanilla Greek yogurt. If I want fruit, I'll typically just add fruit to plain or vanilla yogurt, to avoid all the other goodies (agar, pectin, artificial flavors, artificial colors, tapioca starch, etc.) tossed in as well.
 
2014-01-15 05:15:30 PM

FormlessOne: FrancoFile: FormlessOne: Good yogurt does not contain gelatin. Good yogurt contains milk, yogurt cultures, and whatever flavorings are desired. That's it.

The purpose of gelatin is to allow manufacturers to make cheaper "yogurt". If your yogurt contains gelatin, well, find something else - you're getting rooked.

big pig peaches: If your yogurt has gelatin in it, you really do like the cheap stuff.

Exactly.

Even the fruit goop should be thickened with pectin, not gelatin.

Bingo. Fage and Zoi make a great vanilla Greek yogurt. If I want fruit, I'll typically just add fruit to plain or vanilla yogurt, to avoid all the other goodies (agar, pectin, artificial flavors, artificial colors, tapioca starch, etc.) tossed in as well.


I looked at the two tubs of Trader Joe's Greek-style in my refrigerator (one organic, one not).  Milk, live cultures.  That's it.
 
2014-01-15 05:16:00 PM
The properties of food are apparently non-transitive, but are commutative.

So if your food eats crap, it is still good, because the crap ceases to be crap and becomes flesh, fish or fowl, but if your food touches crap, it is not good and you should throw it to the pigs. And then eat the pigs.
 
2014-01-15 05:19:39 PM
Not as bad as castoreum...you know, "natural flavors" in the ingredient list.

Yummy Beaver Excretions...
 
2014-01-15 05:20:44 PM
It's listed in the ingredients. If you don't read the label, then it's your fault, idiots.
 
2014-01-15 05:27:54 PM
Müller frütUp's lemon yogurt is the best freaking yogurt IN THE WORLD.  Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but it's basically about the best yogurt you're going to get in the US that any supermarket appears to be willing to stock.

If you have an issue with the Talapia, then you probably shouldn't drink many forms of alcohol given some of the things they use as fining agents to get the chunks out.

As for the people saying that "cheap yogurt contains gelatin", you know nothing of this delicious product, as it has a delicious fruit gelatin on top that you mix with the delightful yogurt underneath.
 
2014-01-15 05:34:08 PM

gar1013: Müller frütUp's lemon yogurt is the best freaking yogurt IN THE WORLD.  Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but it's basically about the best yogurt you're going to get in the US that any supermarket appears to be willing to stock.

If you have an issue with the Talapia, then you probably shouldn't drink many forms of alcohol given some of the things they use as fining agents to get the chunks out.

As for the people saying that "cheap yogurt contains gelatin", you know nothing of this delicious product, as it has a delicious fruit gelatin on top that you mix with the delightful yogurt underneath.


It's a division of Quaker.  They bought a German brand name and built other factories.  "willing to stock" probably means that they haven't made the jump from the dry grocery buyer to the dairy buyer.

If you want to go back to 1970s Jell-O salad crap, knock yourself out.  But the fact that the yogurt is only delicious because it's covered in gelatin and mousse means it isn't good yogurt.
 
2014-01-15 05:35:47 PM

brantgoose: So if your food eats crap, it is still good, because the crap ceases to be crap and becomes flesh, fish or fowl, but if your food touches crap, it is not good and you should throw it to the pigs. And then eat the pigs.


Every heard of Paul Rozin?  Dr. Disgust's work is fascinating.
 
2014-01-15 05:41:37 PM
"I like mango salsa on a nice piece of tilapia, but I have no desire for tilapia in my mango yogurt," she wrote.

So.... she likes tilapia. She likes the yogurt product she was eating. Then WTF does she care if said yogurt product contains a trace of tilapia that she can't even taste?
 
2014-01-15 05:41:49 PM
Publix stopped stocking Muller yogurt. I still haven't recovered from it.........so good.
 
2014-01-15 05:50:37 PM

gar1013: Müller frütUp's lemon yogurt is the best freaking yogurt IN THE WORLD.  Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but it's basically about the best yogurt you're going to get in the US that any supermarket appears to be willing to stock.

If you have an issue with the Talapia, then you probably shouldn't drink many forms of alcohol given some of the things they use as fining agents to get the chunks out.

As for the people saying that "cheap yogurt contains gelatin", you know nothing of this delicious product, as it has a delicious fruit gelatin on top that you mix with the delightful yogurt underneath.



Where do I start?

1. The fine yogurts I quoted earlier are present in my supermarket. It's a friggin' Safeway. It's not a specialty shop. They're all over the place.

2. If you're drinking finings, you're an idiot. I brew. I've yet to chug a bottle of finings. Finings are used not to "get the chunks out", but to attract particulate matter, so that the resulting precipitate can be more easily strained out. Irish moss, isinglass, Bentonite - ideally, you consume none of that, except possibly in trace amounts. Luckily, the only animal product there is isinglass. Irish moss is just that, and Bentonite is a fine clay. There are other finings out there - you can use everything from egg whites to copper sulfate - but, again, you're not consuming them, as the finings are there specifically to be removed from the product. Unlike the gelatin in your yogurt.

3. Cheap yogurt contains gelatin. Your yogurt, the "fine" brand about which you're trumpeting, is cheap yogurt - you just don't know it. The product info for the product in the article(http://mullerquaker.com/products/mullerfrutup/mango# ) indicates that it contains not just gelatin, but both milk protein and whey protein concentrates (added back into gelatin-loaded lowfat yogurt to up the protein content, because there's no friggin' milk left in it), modified food starch (another thickener), natural flavors, fatty acid esters, and beta carotene. Oh, and it's loaded with water - that's the second ingredient in the list - because that's what's thickening the "yogurt", a mixture of water, starch, and gelatin, blended into a small quantity of reduced fat yogurt.

That yogurt is junk, served up by Quaker Foods (well, a company bought out by Quaker Foods), meant to hop onto the recent interest in yogurt. Of course it tastes good - it's loaded with sugar, dextrose, acids, and flavors - but it's not much different than Yoplait.
 
2014-01-15 05:59:49 PM
FrancoFile:

If you want to go back to 1970s Jell-O salad crap, knock yourself out.  But the fact that the yogurt is only delicious because it's covered in gelatin and mousse means it isn't good yogurt.

It means it's delicious.

Some of us aren't eating yogurt as a health food -- we want something that tastes great and is enjoyable.  Otherwise, I'd eat that Jamie Lee Curtis craptastic yogurt, or some of that yogurt that has all the fat sucked out of it.
 
2014-01-15 06:04:59 PM

gar1013: FrancoFile:

If you want to go back to 1970s Jell-O salad crap, knock yourself out.  But the fact that the yogurt is only delicious because it's covered in gelatin and mousse means it isn't good yogurt.

It means it's delicious.

Some of us aren't eating yogurt as a health food -- we want something that tastes great and is enjoyable.  Otherwise, I'd eat that Jamie Lee Curtis craptastic yogurt, or some of that yogurt that has all the fat sucked out of it.


That's my point.  The yogurt isn't delicious.  The fruit etc mixed into it is delicious.

I buy plain, ordinary yogurt - usually the Greek style, sometimes the whole-milk regular.  I'm lactose intolerant, so that's what I have with granola for breakfast.  Sometimes I put fruit on it.  Sometimes I just eat it plain.  It tastes good.  It doesn't need sugar or thickeners.
 
2014-01-15 06:08:08 PM
I find it fascinating that the American catfish farmers actually succeeded in getting Americans to stop referring to South American catfish as "catfish" as a result of forcing them to rebrand it as "tilapia".
 
2014-01-15 06:09:10 PM
FormlessOne:


Where do I start?

1. The fine yogurts I quoted earlier are present in my supermarket. It's a friggin' Safeway. It's not a specialty shop. They're all over the place.


2. If you're drinking finings, you're an idiot. I brew. I've yet to chug a bottle of finings. Finings are used not to "get the chunks out", but to attract particulate matter, so that the resulting precipitate can be more easily strained out. Irish moss, isinglass, Bentonite - ideally, you consume none of that, except possibly in trace amounts. Luckily, the only animal product there is isinglass. Irish moss is just that, and Bentonite is a fine clay. There are other finings out there - you can use everything from egg whites to copper sulfate - but, again, you're not consuming them, as the finings are there specifically to be removed from the product. Unlike the gelatin in your yogurt.

3. Cheap yogurt contains gelatin. Your yogurt, the "fine" brand about which you're trumpeting, is cheap yogurt - you just don't know it. The product info for the product in the article(http://mullerquaker.com/products/mullerfrutup/mango# ) indicates that it contains not just gelatin, but both milk protein and whey protein concentrates (added back into gelatin-loaded lowfat yogurt to up the protein content, because there's no friggin' milk left in it), modified food starch (another thickener), natural flavors, fatty ac ...



1.  I don't want greek yogurt.  I want something that tastes enjoyable with as much fat as possible.  Hell, when I was in England, I ate some sort of yogurt where the first ingredient was CREAM...that's right, muthafarking CREAM.  It was the most delicious thing in the whole damn country.

2.  I use to brew. I know you don't DRINK the finings, but much like gluten, the mere fact it was somehow in there at some point means that there's a chance that a single molecule might still be in there, thus causing people to get the vapors.  There are rodent and insect droppings present in many foodstuffs, at legally permitted levels -- I'm just pointing out that people should man up unless they have an actual food allergy or religious dietary code they need to follow, at which point they can read labels and not whine about it afterwards.

3.  I'm not worried about the milk protein and whey protein concentrates used in my protein shakes, so why am I going to be bothered by it in the yogurt.  It tastes good, and it's nothing that I'm not consuming at some point in my day anyways.  The only protein I'm not a huge fan of is collagen protein as the first ingredient in something that's supposedly whey protein based....well that, and the nastiness that's in here:

www.buildingbrawn.com
 
2014-01-15 06:39:18 PM

ZeroCorpse: I find it fascinating that the American catfish farmers actually succeeded in getting Americans to stop referring to South American catfish as "catfish" as a result of forcing them to rebrand it as "tilapia".


Tilapia isn't a catfish, they are a cichlid.
www.massmind.org
 
2014-01-15 06:44:04 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: If you knew what tilapia ate, you'd never eat them again.


Isn't it the same stuff that fertilizes vegetables?
 
2014-01-15 06:45:49 PM

ZeroCorpse: I find it fascinating that the American catfish farmers actually succeeded in getting Americans to stop referring to South American catfish as "catfish" as a result of forcing them to rebrand it as "tilapia".


? Tilapia is a mass produced cichlid and has nothing to do with Siluriformes of any species.  You have a source for this?  my Google Fu is not finding anything.
 
2014-01-15 06:56:37 PM

FormlessOne: FrancoFile: FormlessOne: Good yogurt does not contain gelatin. Good yogurt contains milk, yogurt cultures, and whatever flavorings are desired. That's it.

The purpose of gelatin is to allow manufacturers to make cheaper "yogurt". If your yogurt contains gelatin, well, find something else - you're getting rooked.

big pig peaches: If your yogurt has gelatin in it, you really do like the cheap stuff.

Exactly.

Even the fruit goop should be thickened with pectin, not gelatin.

Bingo. Fage and Zoi make a great vanilla Greek yogurt. If I want fruit, I'll typically just add fruit to plain or vanilla yogurt, to avoid all the other goodies (agar, pectin, artificial flavors, artificial colors, tapioca starch, etc.) tossed in as well.


Zoi and Chobani are usually my go-tos.  Neither one contains gelatin.  Zoi is usually cheaper than the crap brands that do contain gelatin, to boot.
 
2014-01-15 07:12:14 PM
I think carp, another bottom feeder, is in same family.

\Came for, well... leaving blue-balled
\\Fish flavored tapioca yogurt made in my pants - all natural and kosher
\\\Need taste testers to confirm product quality
 
2014-01-15 07:31:59 PM
Nice thread. I've never seen yogurt hipsters before. Thanks, Fark, for letting me have to continue my life knowing these people exist.
 
2014-01-15 08:32:55 PM

LemSkroob: Fining agents, like Chitosan, used to clarify large-volume production of wine is often derived from shellfish (basically a gelatin that pulls out the grape particles and falls out of the mixture. fairly innocent). Thats why kosher labeling on wine is important.


Fining or finning?
 
2014-01-15 08:48:43 PM

ZeroCorpse: I find it fascinating that the American catfish farmers actually succeeded in getting Americans to stop referring to South American catfish as "catfish" as a result of forcing them to rebrand it as "tilapia".


Pretty sure you are confusing this with "chilean sea bass" aka "patagonian tootfish" aka this ugly mother farker.
graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-01-15 09:00:46 PM
UFIY
 
2014-01-15 09:40:40 PM

cordeliashirley: This isn't a crappy yogurt thickened with gelatin.  It's like a parfait with yogurt on the bottom and a layer of flavored gelatin on top.  The lemon one is actually quite good.  It tastes just like lemon meringue pie.


Muller Fruit-Ups (the product in question) are the truth. Too bad they usually cost about $1 each, though it's certainly worth it every once in a while.
 
2014-01-16 08:39:38 AM
Well, TFA successfully, slightly educated me. Didn't know fish was used to make gelatin. (though I guess leftover fins and bones would work just fine, and someone cranking out filets would have plenty of those)

Otherwise, it's just another retarded weepy MNN article.
 
2014-01-16 09:24:28 AM
Tilapia are disgusting.  They're the only thing that can live in the Salton Sea.
 
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