facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Yogurt gains popularity

Jan. 24, 2006 at 5:57 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Yogurt has become a popular ingredient in the United States for everything from toothpaste to pet food to cereal.

"You'll know it's gone too far when you start seeing yogurt beer," Tom Vierhile, director of Datamonitor's Productscan Online, told USA Today.

NPD Group, a market research company, says that 20 years ago almost 10 percent of the population reported eating yoghurt at least once every two weeks. Now, more than 20 percent have become yogurt eaters.

Sales continue to increase, rising 7 percent in one year, according to A.C. Nielsen.

Yogurt has also infiltrated the fast-food industry, with McDonald's offering yogurt parfaits and thinking about a yogurt breakfast drink, while Wendy's has a yogurt-granola combination.

While yogurt with live cultures is healthy, one reason for the explosion of yogurt-flavored cereals and other foods is that many people like the taste.

Topics: A.C. Nielsen
© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
2
Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos
3
New submarine set for commissioning New submarine set for commissioning
4
SM-6 long-range interceptors on target in U.S. Navy test SM-6 long-range interceptors on target in U.S. Navy test
5
Sweden plans to replace its Defense and Security Export Agency Sweden plans to replace its Defense and Security Export Agency
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback