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The Top Swap at Ben & Jerry’s

What sets Ben & Jerry’s apart from the competition amounts to more than just an affinity for jam bands and Hacky Sacks. The company remains committed to the quality of its ingredients.All dairy is hormone free and the chocolate, vanilla, and coffee ingredients are all Fair Trade Certified. From a strictly nutritional standpoint, though, it’s still just an ice cream shop, and Ben & Jerry’s average scoop is packed with more fat and sugar than most of its competitors.

Eat This!

The Top Swap at Ben & Jerry’s

What sets Ben & Jerry’s apart from the competition amounts to more than just an affinity for jam bands and Hacky Sacks. The company remains committed to the quality of its ingredients.All dairy is hormone free and the chocolate, vanilla, and coffee ingredients are all Fair Trade Certified. From a strictly nutritional standpoint, though, it’s still just an ice cream shop, and Ben & Jerry’s average scoop is packed with more fat and sugar than most of its competitors.

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Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt (1⁄2 cup)

Calories

220

Fat

10 g

Saturated fat

3 g

Sugars

22 g

Not That!

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream (1⁄2 cup)

Calories

360

Fat

24 g

Saturated fat

13 g

Sugars

25 g

We were glad to see Ben & Jerry’s introduce its new line of Greek frozen yogurt flavors this year. Greek fro yo offers the same creamy goodness of regular ice cream, minus most of the saturated fat. But avoid the PB cup. Ben and/or Jerry managed to cram more than half a day’s saturated fat into that, making it the worst scoop on the menu, and one of the worst in America.

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