My children love yogurt as a snack. They particularly like a Danone yogurt that has mini Smarties type chocolates added to it.
But… we can only find this particular yogurt at one particular store and even then stock is limited and we may not get.
So today I hacked the snack. Not only did it work out cheaper, it also worked out much healthier and my kids love it.
The original contains 155g of sweetened yogurt and 25g of generic Smarties. It costs ₪4.30 on average.
The hack consists of a tub of plain yogurt. This is unsweetened, probiotic yogurt and is 200g a tub. Each tub costs ₪3.50.
Then we add a small packet of mini Brand Smarties or generic Smarties. The original Smarties come in a pack of 13 bags, each bag is 14.4g and each bag costs ₪ 1. The generic Smarties come in a pack of 10 bags and each bag is 17g and costs ₪ 1.29.
So I worked out what the cost would be per 100g for a yogurt with Smarties.
|Snack||Cost||Size||Total size||cost per 100g|
|Original Yogurt||₪4.30||155g yogurt |
|Bio Yogurt + |
|₪4.79||200g yogurt |
|Bio Yogurt + |
|₪4.50||200g yogurt |
Funnily enough, the Brand Smarties worked out cheaper per 100g than the generics. Who knew.
And even better than all the cost saving, is the health saving.
The hack is far healthier than the original, with an additional 45g of yogurt, that’s probiotic and not sweetened, as well as almost half the amount of Smarties.
And my kids are happy to eat it.
I’ve got to admit, I’m pretty proud of myself for not only realising I could hack their favourite snack but for getting it cheaper and healthier too.