Why do you add sugar to your yogurts?

We add a bit of organic sugar to create the flavors our fans tell us they love, but much of the sugar listed in the nutritional info is what's found naturally in the milk and fruit. That's why you see different sugar amounts in different flavors. If you'd like to limit your sugar intake, try the plain versions of our yogurts, which have no added sugar and are perfect for adding just the fruit, granola or other mix-ins you prefer.

Is Stonyfield yogurt gluten-free?

All of our yogurts, smoothies, and soy yogurts, except the YoToddler flavors made with cereal, are certified gluten-free. Our certification tells people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease that they can enjoy these yogurts without worry. Most of our gluten-free products have a small Certified Gluten-Free Symbol printed on the container (on the side or back panel of cups and smoothies, and on the top of the multipacks).

Does heating the yogurt when cooking affect the cultures?

It can. Heating yogurt to high temperatures destroys the beneficial cultures. To prevent this, never add yogurt directly to a boiling or extremely hot mixture. Instead, stir a few tablespoons of the hot food into the yogurt, warming it gradually. Then stir the warmed yogurt into the hot mixture. Do this near the end of the cooking process, so the yogurt won't be heated for a long time. If the temperature is higher than 120° F, as it is in baking, the live active cultures will not survive, but the yogurt will still provide valuable nutrients such as calcium and protein.

Can I freeze yogurt?

Yes. Just keep in mind that yogurt that has been frozen and thawed will have a different look and texture than fresh yogurt. Freezing can also destroy some of the beneficial cultures in our yogurt, but there are billions, so there'll still be plenty to give you added health benefits. The cultures become dormant when frozen, but once thawed, either in the refrigerator or in the body once consumed, will become live and active once again. If you choose to freeze our yogurt, we still recommend that you use the product by the use-by-date stamped on the container.

Why is liquid sometimes on the top of my yogurt when I open it?

It's normal for a little bit of liquid (whey) to separate from our yogurt. It occurs when there has been any type of pressure applied or when the product has undergone a temperature change. We also don't use any artificial thickeners that might prevent this. Whey contains many of the important vitamins and nutrients in yogurt, so we recommend that you simply stir it back in.

What does the date on the container mean, and is it safe to eat yogurt past this date?

The date stamped on the container is the use-by-date. For the best quality and freshness, we urge folks to use the product by this date. Yogurt must be refrigerated or kept chilled. Under proper storage temperatures, yogurt can last up to 7 days past the use-by-date.

Do you have a rewards program?

Our myStonyfield Rewards program came to an end in April 2013, and we don't currently have another formal rewards program in place. But we’re always looking for ways to give back to our most loyal fans, including through our newsletters and Facebook page.Sign up for the newsletters of your choice to stay current on coupons and promotions. And 'like' us on Facebook to stay connected with us and other fans.

How can I find out what stores near me carry my favorite Stonyfield products?

Whether or not to carry a product is up to the individual store. Our store finder is a great way to find your favorite Stonyfield products near you. You can also help us get on the shelves by asking your store's dairy manager to carry your favorite flavors. Sometimes all it takes is a request from a yogurt lover like you.

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