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There’s Tilapia In Your Yogurt So You Can Go Vomit Now

1_3__1383677870_142.196.156.251I just told everyone at Mommyish what is in yogurt and now they all hate me.

Have you ever tried Müller Greek Yogurt? It’s unbelievably delicious. Seriously, it’s the best. Well, they make this product called FrutUp. Here’s how they describe it:

We’ve turned yogurt on its head! Cool, creamy, lowfat yogurt topped with a luscious layer of fragrant fruit mousse that hits you right away. Plus, it’s free of preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. Find out for yourself why fruit on top is where yogurt’s at.

 

They sort of left out one little bit of info you may be interested in. There’s fish in this. Tilapia. I’m not kidding. It lists tilapia in the ingredients and next to it in parentheses it says “fish.” Gross. Here’s why they shove fish in your yogurt:

We use kosher gelatin from tilapia to maintain the light and airy texture of the fruit mousse.

Okay. Here’s what transpired when I told the ladies of Mommyish this:

Eve: I just grabbed a yogurt. I need more food. (sad face emoticon)

Maria: is it Muller? Have you ever seen that Muller yogurt parfait? It has fucking tilapia in it and I’m not even joking.

Eve: YOU LIE. LEMME GO SEE

Julia:  Tilapia the fish? Going to vom.

Maria: NOT EVEN KIDDING. Only for the parfait ones – not the regular.

Julia : That’s the worst thing i’ve ever heard.

Eve: You are lying. You should never lie about yogurt.

Maria: I am not lying. I swear.

Eve: That is so disgusting.

Maria: “We use kosher gelatin from tilapia to maintain the light and airy texture of the fruit mousse.” HORK

Julia: Going to die.

Eve: Oh seriously, fuck you yogurt. I wish we could have that as a headline. Fuck You Yogurt.

I’m with Eve. Fuck you, yogurt.

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  • Paul White

    Hmm. I already it tilapia for dinner 2-3x a week (good lean protien) so eh. I’ll keep nomming my greek yogurt in an attempt to lose weight.

  • NicknamesAreDull

    Eh, that doesn’t really bother me. It’s not like they’re taking filets, chopping them up and mixing it in the yogurt. For me, it’s no different than gelatin made from cows or pigs.

  • NicknamesAreDull

    Eh, that doesn’t really bother me. It’s not like they’re taking filets, chopping them up and mixing it in the yogurt. For me, it’s no different than gelatin made from cows or pigs.

    • Jallun-Keatres

      Yeah IIRC, gelatin doesn’t have a beefy/porky/fishy/chickeny/t-shirtsy taste. I am ok with this news.

    • Jallun-Keatres

      Yeah IIRC, gelatin doesn’t have a beefy/porky/fishy/chickeny/t-shirtsy taste. I am ok with this news.

  • personal

    Ha! I’m with the others. I ate tilapia for dinner this evening. But pig hooves…that is something I find disgusting.

  • personal

    Ha! I’m with the others. I ate tilapia for dinner this evening. But pig hooves…that is something I find disgusting.

  • Ptownsteveschick

    I am of the thought that if I liked the way it tasted before, and I find out it has some gross ingredient(besides people hopefully) that I can’t get grossed out.

  • Ptownsteveschick

    I am of the thought that if I liked the way it tasted before, and I find out it has some gross ingredient(besides people hopefully) that I can’t get grossed out.

  • Jallun-Keatres

    People waste parts of a butchered animal, everyone goes nuts. People use the less desirable bits of an animal (IE bones for gelatin, stuff in spam, haggis/liver/tongue, etc) as to not waste any parts and everyone GOES NUTS!!!!! I really don’t understand why gelatin made from fish as opposed to a more common animal is a big deal. :s

  • Jallun-Keatres

    People waste parts of a butchered animal, everyone goes nuts. People use the less desirable bits of an animal (IE bones for gelatin, stuff in spam, haggis/liver/tongue, etc) as to not waste any parts and everyone GOES NUTS!!!!! I really don’t understand why gelatin made from fish as opposed to a more common animal is a big deal. :s

    • Aimee Beff

      I’d be okay with eating fish-yogurt now, but man, I used to be a vegetarian. :( And I know it would have been my own fault for not reading the ingredient list carefully, but I have to say that fermented cow tit juice is one place I wouldn’t necessarily have anticipated finding fish goo!

    • Aimee Beff

      I’d be okay with eating fish-yogurt now, but man, I used to be a vegetarian. :( And I know it would have been my own fault for not reading the ingredient list carefully, but I have to say that fermented cow tit juice is one place I wouldn’t necessarily have anticipated finding fish goo!

    • Jallun-Keatres

      LOL “fermented cow tit juice”

    • DatNanny

      SO MANY YOGURTS HAVE GELATIN. I am a vegetarian, so I’m used to reading ingredients to check. Every Yoplait yogurt has it. Most thick or mousse styles of other brands. A lot of sour cream, as well. It is gross to find in cow tit juice products, but it’s very common, especially in cheaper brands.

      But If it’s not fish, it’s cow bones and such. Is that really so different that people are disgusted? Fish is less disgusting to me than cow and pig. Tilapia might be a ‘garbage fish’, but non-fish gelatin is made of garbage parts too.

    • Aimee Beff

      EURRRGH. I mostly stopped buying yogurt because of the HFCS in like 99.999% of brands in favor of just making it at home (or I did before I became enormo-pregnant; but I just scurried to check and happily the Stonyfield in the fridge has neither HFCS nor meatflesh in it, huzzah). All I want in my cow tit juice is cow tit juice, some friendly bacteria, and honey for flavor (and I mean *actual honey*, not that crap that comes in the bear at the grocery store). :(

  • Amanda Rene Slinger

    You think that’s gross? The “bully stick” chew treats made for dogs? Yeah those are made from bull dick, seriously. Ingredients are listed as “steere pizzle”. Dogs LOVE these things. Somewhere there is a bigot whose dog loves eating dick, this makes me giggle inside.

  • Amanda Rene Slinger

    You think that’s gross? The “bully stick” chew treats made for dogs? Yeah those are made from bull dick, seriously. Ingredients are listed as “steere pizzle”. Dogs LOVE these things. Somewhere there is a bigot whose dog loves eating dick, this makes me giggle inside.

    • meteor_echo

      I’m going to use “steere pizzle” as an insult from now on.

    • meteor_echo

      I’m going to use “steere pizzle” as an insult from now on.

    • http://twitter.com/mariaguido Maria Guido

      Steere pizzle? Priceless.

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    Tilapia is awesome and is my go-to quick weeknight meal that everyone at home loves. Fish oil is good for you, so I’m cool with it being in my yogurt too.

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    Tilapia is awesome and is my go-to quick weeknight meal that everyone at home loves. Fish oil is good for you, so I’m cool with it being in my yogurt too.

  • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

    Gasp. I am so sorry but I truly want my yogurt to be fish free!

    • http://twitter.com/mariaguido Maria Guido

      I don’t want my tilapia in yogurt form, either.

    • Rachel Sea

      Would it be okay if the gelatin came from cow or horse?

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      YES. I am used to that with the food group of the marshmallow

  • Véronique Houde

    well, isn’t gelatin usually made out of pig fat? i wonder what’s better? a pig or a fish?

  • Véronique Houde

    well, isn’t gelatin usually made out of pig fat? i wonder what’s better? a pig or a fish?

    • Magrat

      Cow hooves, I think. Some kind of bone product.

    • NicknamesAreDull

      Cow and pig bones, ligaments and skin.

  • meteor_echo

    Tilapia, by the way, is tasty as fuck. I don’t mind it in my yogurt at all, especially in gelatin form. Also, I don’t get it why a lot of Western countries are so freaked out about horse meat. It’s also delicious, especially when smoked properly.

  • meteor_echo

    Tilapia, by the way, is tasty as fuck. I don’t mind it in my yogurt at all, especially in gelatin form. Also, I don’t get it why a lot of Western countries are so freaked out about horse meat. It’s also delicious, especially when smoked properly.

    • Amanda

      My husband lived in Mongolia two years. He met another American there who said the first thing was going to do when he got back to America was go into his back yard, shoot his horse and eat it. Apparently horse meat is that delicious.

    • Amanda

      My husband lived in Mongolia two years. He met another American there who said the first thing was going to do when he got back to America was go into his back yard, shoot his horse and eat it. Apparently horse meat is that delicious.

    • meteor_echo

      Dude. Just look at this:
      http://copypast.ru/uploads/posts/1360958487_1_11.jpg
      They sell this stuff here on the Ukrainian market. It’s hardy, but holy shit does it taste absolutely amazing.

    • Rachel Sea

      Easy, we differentiate between companion/working animals and food because we are food-rich enough to be able to afford a distinction. My sister loves pigs, so she doesn’t eat them. Since I started caring for a friend’s bunny, I don’t eat rabbits. Cows and tilapia aren’t family, which makes them delicious, delicious food.

    • meteor_echo

      Well, true, true.

  • I call mulligan on today

    I wouldn’t be nearly as grossed out if it wasn’t tilapia, which is a disgusting garbage fish. Seriously. Over 80% of the tilapia sold in the US is raised in China, where it is often fed pig, chicken and other animal poops. So disgusting. Almost any other fish (except catfish, which is equally appalling), and I wouldn’t bat an eye. Salmon gelatin? No prob. Swordfish? I’ve eaten worse. But tilapia? I don’t think I’ll ever be able to take a bite of the lemon-y mousse again without tasting what my brain interprets to be fishy-pig-poop.

  • I call mulligan on today

    I wouldn’t be nearly as grossed out if it wasn’t tilapia, which is a disgusting garbage fish. Seriously. Over 80% of the tilapia sold in the US is raised in China, where it is often fed pig, chicken and other animal poops. So disgusting. Almost any other fish (except catfish, which is equally appalling), and I wouldn’t bat an eye. Salmon gelatin? No prob. Swordfish? I’ve eaten worse. But tilapia? I don’t think I’ll ever be able to take a bite of the lemon-y mousse again without tasting what my brain interprets to be fishy-pig-poop.

  • Janok Place

    All cheese has rennet. If it is not vegetable rennet, it is real rennet. Real rennet is made from the stomachs lining of a newborn bovine calf who has just consumed colostrum.

    The calves are not killed for the production of rennet, it is a biproduct of the dairy industry where a female cow must give birth each year to maintain production. Since 50% of these calves are boys there is no use for them and they are often killed more or less immediately. Otherwise they are raised up for less Then one year and butchered for veal. Not eating cheese containing rennet will not save the calves, and not eating the yogurt will not save the fishes. Just enjoy your foo, and try not to over think it….

    • ElleJai

      You just ruined cheese for me. And I LIKE cheese.

      It’s going to take me months to forget the association between eating cheese and ingesting newborns :(

    • I’m not anonymous, trust me

      Not all cheese contains rennet, and not all cheese that contains rennet contains animal rennet. Don’t believe everything you read from anonymous posters online. Here’s a list of US varieties of rennet free cheese, and a lot of ultra-lux groceries will tell you which of their cheeses are rennet-free, contain beef rennet, or contain plant/synthetic rennet.

      http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=132965

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      can you be our very own snopes?

    • Same person, new name

      I don’t have to live in NY to accept, do I?

    • Janok Place

      Remember, there is vegetable rennet. “I’m not anonymous, trust me” is correct there are certain cheeses that can be made without rennet. However cheddar, Swiss etc does require it. Just read the labels carefully if you want to avoid the animal based rennet.

      And I don’t believe everything I read, I raise cattle and make cheese. I think it’s aweful we can’t find better use for day old calves and I raise dairy cast offs when possible to give them some quality of life, and I make my cheeses with vegetable rennet but I don’t object to the food industry making use of what would otherwise be wasted. The rest of the calf either goes into certain brands of mock chicken, or dog food, or its just incinerated. It’s unavoidable, and it’s the way things are made, being informed about the food industry sucks sometimes but Atleast it let’s us act responsibly and make decisions we feel are morally correct.

  • LJ

    First I had to read about “freebirthing” (which I keep reading as “freebasing”….and I am telling myself these two things are not related) and now this! I have to go be horrified in a corner somewhere.

    • Find better drugs next time

      You’re not that far off; it was the ‘freebasing’ that led her to believe that ‘freebirthing’ was an excellent idea.

    • Find better drugs next time

      You’re not that far off; it was the ‘freebasing’ that led her to believe that ‘freebirthing’ was an excellent idea.

  • G.E. Phillips

    I have come to the conclusion that all food is gross and evil. Since I can’t not eat food (and lord knows, I’ve tried) I’ve decided that I just don’t care anymore. Fish yogurt? Yum yum gimme some.

  • G.E. Phillips

    I have come to the conclusion that all food is gross and evil. Since I can’t not eat food (and lord knows, I’ve tried) I’ve decided that I just don’t care anymore. Fish yogurt? Yum yum gimme some.

  • Amber Starr

    I saw this a few weeks ago. I LOVE these things and when they went on sale, I bought a ton…. I happened to look at the ingredients and saw tilapia as an ingredient. Now, I love fish and I have a bag of tilapia filets in my freezer, for quick, healthy dinners, but the thought of it in my yogurt SERIOUSLY grossed me out. I wasn’t able to eat any more of it. I know that it was completely mental on my part, but I simply couldn’t get past it.
    Made me sad, because I was really enjoying it too.

  • jane murphy

    Um, I LOVE me some Muller yogurt (especially the kind with the candied almonds that are SO good that it is always sold out at every grocery store around here).

    So what I am saying is that I will take all of yours, since you’re all so grossed out. Pass me your yogurts!

    • AmazingE

      I’ll take some too, Muller yogurt is tasty.

  • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

    OMG this is great! I’ve been aggravating my daughter that the tapioca pudding she loves so dearly is fish-eyes and now I have this. Yogurt is just one step away….I can show her this article and aggravate her more! :)

  • http://www.benwhoski.com/ Benwhoski

    In fairness, other forms of gelatin aren’t really made from anything less gross.

  • Julia Sonenshein

    Worst news ever. But because I am brave, I ate some Fage later in the day.

  • Elisa Probert

    I can’t have this one then. I’m allergic to fish! Which sucks because I loved fish before the allergy developed…maybe not in yogurt, but meh…gelatin is made from bones and hooves anyway.

  • Guest

    Gelatin from tilapia is no less gross than gelatin from other animal sources, which, by the way, is mostly bones, beaks and buttholes. It’s in more things than you think. If you are vegetarian you should not be eating foods with gelatin in them anyway.

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