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Should yogurt taste carbonated?

wino22 Sep 11, 2007 01:54 PM

Help, I am eating some right now and it smells fine, tastes like peach yogurt, but seems carbonated. I also noticed that the lid was popped up, like air was trapped inside... should I throw it out? Or keep eating?

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    Alan408 RE: wino22 Sep 11, 2007 02:05 PM

    Yoplait sells carbonated yogurt, started this summer. Is your yogurt carbonated?

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      wino22 RE: Alan408 Sep 11, 2007 02:18 PM

      No, it's not supposed to be anyway. Are you serious about carbonated Yoplait? Eww.

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        krez RE: Alan408 Sep 11, 2007 03:13 PM

        Do you mean a yogurt drink or a regular cup?

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          wino22 RE: krez Sep 11, 2007 03:21 PM

          A regular cup, but it's too late now - I already ate it. So far so good...

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            krez RE: wino22 Sep 11, 2007 03:32 PM

            Oo

            We will stay tuned....

            Seriously though, I had a yogurt drink recently that tasted carbonated and I threw it out. I think it had turned.

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              wino22 RE: krez Sep 11, 2007 03:38 PM

              That's what I'm thinking, even though the expiration date was Oct. 8th. Whoops. I was pretty hungry, and I didn't really have another lunch option. I'll keep everyone "posted" on the results!

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                beevod RE: wino22 Sep 12, 2007 07:12 AM

                If it tastes carbonated, it's probably bad....take no chances.

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                  gourmethunter RE: beevod Sep 12, 2007 07:17 AM

                  Oct 8 or Aug 10? (hopefully the packagng was clear)

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        julesrules RE: wino22 Sep 12, 2007 12:57 PM

        I had this happen with a whole pack of organic yogurts when I was pregnant (therefore more cautious about what I was eating). It was also new packaging for that brand, so I emailed the company for a refund and to ask if it was dangerous. They did give me a refund, and agreed the yogurt shouldn't have been that way, but also assured me it would not have hurt me if I had eaten it.

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          wino22 RE: julesrules Sep 12, 2007 04:26 PM

          Well, over 24 hours later, and no ill effects, although thanx to all the posts I'll know next time that that fizzy sensation on my tongue is NOT okay.

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          embee RE: wino22 Sep 13, 2007 02:09 PM

          That's not a simple question to answer.

          Some yogurt actually IS carbonated. Indeed, yogurt soda is common in mid-eastern cuisines.

          A natural yogurt with live cultures will continue to ferment in the sealed package. The top seal will, indeed, expand. Some yogurts and similar fermented products (kefir; maslanka) have label statements advising of this. Kept long after its best before date, the fermentation gasses may actually force the seal open. You will likely have very strong, sour yogurt. It may not be to your taste, but it probably won't be spoiled.

          In short, if the yogurt has live cultures, no mold, and smells/tastes okay, it's likely fine.

          If it seems "off" to your nose or palate, I'd toss it.

          But if your yogurt is a standard North American brand with dead cultures, and (especially) if it contains stabilizers, I wouldn't eat it.

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