This week, the giant tub of Mountain High Yoghurt for $3.89 was missing at the local Costco. In its place, I spotted a 64 ounce tub of Verka Original Yogurt selling for $3.79. I’ve never heard of the Verka brand before. Apparently, it’s an Indian dairy company located in San Jose, CA. From an environmental point-of-view, I suppose that buying a tub of yogurt produced by a local manufacturer is better than buying one produced in Englewood, CO.
The really odd thing is that the Verka yogurt was labeled 100% vegetarian. I guess that is true if by vegetarian Verka means that their yogurt contains no meat, poultry or fish products. But, not all sects of vegetarianism consumer dairy products, such as yogurt. I guess if you are an ovo vegetarian or a vegan, you should be extremely careful when shopping and opt for the soy yogurt instead. Of course, I took home a tub of Verka yogurt. Taste test comes tomorrow.