THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

But who's counting?

By Steve Miller
Globe Correspondent / April 27, 2011

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Frozen yogurt is often portrayed as the defender of nutritional virtue against ice cream’s fatty villain. With two varieties of froyo on the market, which is the healthier: the refreshing tastes-like-yogurt froyo or the tastes-like-ice-cream yogurt?

TASTES LIKE YOGURT

Based on our sample group, the average 5-ounce (size of a typical “small’’) serving of plain tastes-like-yogurt froyo adds up to around 134 calories, with some fluctuation depending on flavor.

TASTES LIKE ICE CREAM

This yogurt hits you harder, with our sample base averaging 153 calories for a 5-ounce serving of vanilla.

It’s not much of a difference, but if you are counting carefully, any difference is worth noting. If you are going for the lower-calorie tastes-like-yogurt froyo, to keep it nutritionally sound, don’t smother it in gummy bears and marshmallow bits. Those tiny toppings do add up.