Woolworths $2.40 snack TikTokers are loving: 'Thank me later'

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This $2.40 yogurt has been popping up on TikTok. Photo: TikTok/emilyclairwebster, 
emsarahnelson and evelynleia
This $2.40 yogurt has been popping up on TikTok. Photo: TikTok/emilyclairwebster, emsarahnelson and evelynleia

A $2.40 yogurt is doing the rounds on TikTok as a healthy, high-protein snack.

Aussie TikToker EmilyClairWebster, who does lots of local product reviews, posted about YoPRO’s 15g Protein yogurt last week, raving that she loves the protein to calorie ratio.

“If you need a high protein snack then look no further than these YoPRO yogurts,” she says in the video, “They contain 88 calories and 15 grams of protein.”

"There [are] so many flavours and I love the pouches because I can put them in my bag to take to work."

YoPRO's 15g Protein yogurt is only $2.40 for. a small tub
YoPRO's 15g Protein yogurt is only $2.40 for. a small tub

Posting about the same product, another TikTok user EmSarahNelson said, “I love these yogurts because they [are] low calorie but they’re also high in protein.”

Meanwhile, in a third video, TikToker @evelynleia said, “Guys, I absolutely froth banana Paddle Pop and I think I just found the high protein alternative. Feel free to thank me later.”

The YoPRO yogurts come in single serve pouches or cups as well as a larger 700g tub, however the flavours in the larger tubs are more limited. 

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The brand also has a yogurt with an even higher protein content, with its 20g Protein yogurt that has added protein powder, and that normally retails for $3 for an individual tub but is currently half price when you buy online at Woolies.

High protein vs regular yogurt 

Yogurt, and Greek yogurt in particular, is naturally high in protein but there’s a big difference in the protein content across brands on our supermarket shelves.

For example, comparing vanilla flavour across a few brands, YoPRO’s 15g Protein vanilla yogurt has 9.5g of protein per 100g, but Chobani’s vanilla Greek yogurt isn’t very far behind with around 8.5g per 100g.

However at the other end of the scale, Jalna’s vanilla yogurt has 5.3g, Yoplait’s vanilla has 4.6g and Dairy Farmers Thick and Creamy vanilla has just 3.7g per 100g.

This TikTok dietician has a recipe for a healthy yogurt dessert bowl. Photo: TikTok/dietitianrose
This TikTok dietician has a recipe for a healthy yogurt dessert bowl. Photo: TikTok/dietitianrose

In recent years, brands have been producing specific high protein branded yogurts to cater to demand for high protein, low calorie snacks, but a yogurt doesn’t have to be called ‘high protein’ to be high in protein, and it’s always worthwhile checking the nutritional information at the back of the packet.

Also be aware that some high protein yogurts get their protein content from the yogurt itself, while others have protein powder added to them, so check the ingredients list if this is important to you.

Another thing to keep an eye out for is the amount of sugar or fruit concentrate used to sweeten the yogurt. YoPRO’s High Protein yogurt doesn’t have any added sugar and is sweetened with fruit and stevia extract.

Again comparing those same vanilla flavoured yogurts, YoPRO’s High Protein vanilla has a low sugar content of 3.2g per 100g when compared to Chobani’s vanilla which has 10.4g and Dairy Farmers which has 12.9g per 100g.

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On TikTok, people have been taking their high protein yogurt and adding a little more sweetness themselves, making breakfast bowls with fruit and granola, or supercharging them like user @AussieFitness who made a bowl with 60g of protein and 455 calories by mixing high protein yogurt with protein powder and adding Milo Protein cereal, strawberries and blueberries.

Others have been turning them into dessert bowls, with one person adding 70 percent Lindt dark chocolate and no added sugar caramel topping to a YoPRO High Protein vanilla yogurt, while another TikToker topped their strawberry yogurt with melted chocolate and crushed nuts.

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