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What age can these be given to children ie can babies be given them when they go onto puree foods
This is a review of Yoplait Wildlife Strawberry Choobs. They are tubes of strawberry fromage frais which you squeeze to eat! Fun for kids but also well priced and easy to transport I picked these up to try some and was pleasantly surprised.
My daughter is a big yoghurt fan and I like to get her different types and flavours to try. Priced £1 for six tubes it seemed a reasonable price and I gave her them for breakfast some mornings. I tried a tube myself and was really impressed by the flavour and how lovely and creamy these tasted.
The packaging is good with the choobs. They come in a plastic wrapper on a cardboard tray and each one is an individual tube that you tear the end off (there is a nick in the plastic to get you started) and you just suck away. For my daughter I squeezed it on to a tube as she is a little young to eat it straight from the wrapper. There is also a fact on the back of the packet which fits in with the wildlife theme. Our fact is: "Wild but true! Orang-utan means 'man of the forest'." I do think children like this sort of touch and it does make it more fun to read the packet!
- Source of calcium and vitamin D
- Ideal for lunchboxes
- No colourings
- Choobs are also suitable for freezing which is an especially good idea if they are going in a lunch box to help them stay cool. If you ate straight from frozen I guess they would make a nice ice lolly too!
These are an ideal portion size, although I note on the nutritional information they recommend an ideal serving being 2x40g tubes which means your pack of six is not going to last very long! I like the idea of freezing them in the summer and also think they could be a great diet aid if eaten as a treat.
My daughter likes these and I will buy them again in the future. I like to have these in the fridge ready for a snack, a breakfast or a dessert so they are a versatile food. Even more so if they prove nice as a lolly! I even gave one to the cat as they were nearing their use by date and she enjoyed the strawberry flavour too although I wouldn't normally give her strawberry yoghurt. The portions are small so ideally suited to children but if they don't eat it all in one go it will need to be chucked out as they will not transport well once opened.
My two children love yoghurts and like to take one in their pack lunches for school. This was going great until the school introduced a new policy that no food, rubbish or otherwise can be thrown away from the childrens lunch boxes. The idea is good so you know exactly what your child has eaten, in practice however it was not so good, half eaten yoghurts left to spill out all over their lunch boxes and fester until the end of the day. This not only caused mess and smell it also caused stains on their lunch boxes that wouldn't come out. I thought that I wouldn't be able to give them yoghurts anymore, but then I saw these Wildlife choobs in Sainsburys and thought they could be the solution to my problem. Here is how they got on .....
What are they- These yoghurts are made by yoplait. The wildlife 'choobs' come as a packet of six 40g tubes of fromage frais. In each pack you get 2 strawberry, 2 raspberry and 2 apricot. The packet is really bright and colourful, it has pictures of monkeys and lions and it is appealing to children.
The individual 'choobs' are coloured according to their flavour, pink, red or orange. They have a picture of a wild animal on and they also have a 'wild but true fact' such as Parrots can live up to 100 years old or the blue whale weighs three tons at birth. This little fact is my sons favorite part of having these yoghurts, he loves reading them out or making them into questions.
Eating them - The 'choobs' are very easy to open even for little hands, it is clear where to rip the top of the tube and it comes away easily. You then just put the tube in your mouth and squeeze.
The fromage frais is really smooth, there are no lumpy fruity bits to chew. The flavours are really distinct and smell just how you would expect them too, that slightly artificial flavour smell. Although there are no artificial colours or flavours in these.
There is only about three mouthfuls of yoghurt in each tube, which makes them quick and easy. The tube packaging makes less mess and takes the need for a spoon out of the equation.
You can also freeze these and have them frozen like an ice cream or do as I do and put them into the lunchboxes from frozen and by the time lunch comes they are just nicely chilled.
The facts -- I am not going to list all the ingredients but basic information is each tube contains 45 calories, 5.2 grams of sugar and 1.2g of fat.
These wildlife choobs are available from most supermarkets, they cost just £1.00 for the packet from Sainsburys which is incredible value.
I used to be really infuriated by all the somewhat gimickey foods marketed towards children and their parents as 'lunchbox foods'. I just didn't get it....one such food was those tubes of fromage frais/yogurt. I just didn't see the point and thought that they were a complete waste of money.
Fast forward to our recent, if somewhat brief heat wave, I was struggling with ideas for my daughter's playgroup lunchbox and my friend suggested these Yoplait Choobs. She told me that she bought them for her daughter and then would pop them in the freezer rather than the fridge. That way her daughter could either enjoy them at home as a lolly or they would still be nice and cold by the time it got to lunch time. I was still a little sceptical but after my little girl tried them in the lolly form she loved them so much, she pretty much nagged at me to buy some until I eventually caved in under the pressure.
I did the same and kept them stored in the freezer, and I have to admit that they were fab to have in the house during the really hot weather. I also popped them in her lunch box for playgroup and she loved the novelty of sucking the fromage frais out of the little plastic tube. Another plus side for me was that these meant that that the lunchbox wasn't brought home completely smeared in yoghurt as it usually was when I gave her a tub. She would never quite finish off the pot and it would be put back in the bag and it would end up a right smelly sticky mess.
So am I converted???....well yep I am, I still feel as though I am being manipulated into buying somthing a little pointless but they have been really useful. If nothing else - when they're frozen they are a great bargaining tool for good behaviour. Maybe the novelty will wear off...and as soon as it does they will stop going in the trolley.
I picked the Choobs up from Sainsbury's and I believe they cost £1.15 for a pack of 6 x 40g tubes. They come in three flavours - 2 raspberry, 2 strawberry & 2 apricot. Another major bonus for me is that they are made with real fruit puree and contain no artificial colours or sweeteners.
- Made with real fruit puree
- No fruit bits
- No artificial sweeteners
- No artificial colours
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Gluten free
- Ideal for lunchboxes
- No spoon needed
Wildlife choobs - yoghurt in a tube
I always have these yoghurts in my fridge, they are just an easy quick healthy snack. A name you can trust Yoplait: My daughter love these in her lunch box and I have done what the advert said on the T V - " put the tubes in the freezer the night before " and it helps keep all the other food in her lunch box that little bit cooler, on these hot days.
They are sold in packet of 6 . (40g each) £1.15 rrp from Tesco
no fruit bits, no artificial colours and no artificial sweeteners.
The packageing looks fun with lions and monkeys on ideal for toddlers and older children, not too embarrasing.
The flavours are raspberry, strawberry and apricot. The little one will need help to open the yoghurt, and on each tube there is a small joke. Easy to eat.
When my daughter started school last year I started to put a normal yoghurt pot into her packed lunch box with her sandwiches, but when she returned home I found that her lunch box was covered in yoghurt as she did not want it all and she had tried to throw it away but ended up throwing her spoon out too!!
With this I vowed next time I went to the supermarket I would try to look for something a little easier for her to use and also to save on my cutlery!!
My sister in law then told me about these yoplait wildlife choobs, she uses them for her children's packed lunches and said they were really handy to use.
Next time I did my usual online shopping at asda I decided to look for wildlife choobs, and was really surprised to find they were only .99p (even though the price on the pack is £1.15 asda sell them cheaper) which I thought was a good price as I paid more than that for her previous yoghurt, so I went ahead and purchased two packs.
When the shopping arrived I let my daughter sample one of these choobs just to see if she liked them and she found them very easy to open and liked the taste, and even likes the apricot ones, and so I have been buying them ever since, they are so convenient.
The packs themselves are bright and colourfull and have a picture of a lion and a monkey on the front holding fruit, you get six 40g "choobs" inside with 2 strawberry, 2 raspberry and 2 apricot flavours, the individual fromage frais have a small slit at the top which makes it easier for smaller children to open them, and you dont need to have a spoon with them as they squeeze it out into their mouth the same way you do with ice poles, then throw away the wrapper.
Wildlife choobs have no fruit bits inside so the fromage frais is smooth in texture, they have no artificial colours or sweeteners and they can also be frozen, which I find a good idea especially in summer, I can put them into my daughters packed lunch box frozen, then by the time she has her lunch they will still be nice and cold for her to have. This would be a very handy idea for picnics too, it makes a different healthier option.
Nutrition info per 100g: rotein 6.4g, carbohydrate 14.1g, fat 3.0g fibre 0.2g, sodium 0.04g.
It is so difficult to know what is tasty and healthy for childrens packed lunches these days, so it is nice to know I have a little helping hand with these.
In my opinion yoplait wildlife choobs are brilliant, they are so much more convenient for my daughter and healthier and tasty too.
As a mum, i am always looking for healthy options for my sons lunch box. He enjoys yoghurts, but putting a yoghurt pot into his lunch box always ended up in a mess, there would be yoghurt all over the box when he brought it home. So i started to by the tubes of yoghurt and found these were much better and easier for my son to eat. I also found how expensive they were, i was buying Frubes. After having a look around i found Yoplait Wildlife Choobs and have been buying them ever since.
They come packaged in a part see through packet and on the front it has an orange background, with the Yoplait logo on. There is a picture of wildlife animals on the front in cartoon form, they are surrounded by pieces of fruit. They come in a pack of 6, each tube comes in a 40 gram serving. There are 3 different flavours in the pack, strawberry, raspberry and apricot and there are 2 of each flavours in the pack. There are no fruit bits, no artificial colours or sweetners. These are suitable for home freezing and should be put in the freezer on the day that you buy them and should be eaten within 3 months. The recommended retail price on the packet is £1.15.
You can also buy these in pouch form, there are 6 pouches of strawberry flavour,each being an 80 gram portion.
Large pots, 90 grams each and the flavours are strawberry and peach and there are two pots of each flavour.
You can buy smaller pots, 50 grams each, in a pack of 6 and the flavours are strawberry, raspberry and peach and again there are 2 of each or you can buy the 50 gram pots in a pack of 18 with the same flavours but there are 6 pots of each flavour.
The fromage frais is very thick and creamy. It is very smooth in texture and each flavour is very tasty. Each fromage frais tastes like the flavour described on the tub and even though these are cheaper than the leading brands, the quality, flavour and overall impressions are that of a top quality product.
After discovering many moons ago that my son has a passion for yoghurts and milk based desserts the next dilemma was to choose one that was delicious for him, one that would last more than 2 minutes (the usual amount of time it takes for him to eat one!) and also one that would be cost effective in this credit crunching time!
After him finding that he actually quite liked Frube yoghurts (the yoghurts that come in a finger sized pouch) I was dismayed to find that the afore mentioned yoghurts had gone back up to their normal retail price, instead of the special offer price that I purchased them for (2 boxes for £2), so I had to find a cheaper alternative.... And quick.
Now you may be wondering why this style of yoghurts is so appealing for my son, well the simple answer is my son has them frozen, not to keep his lunchbox cool along with his sandwiches, but as an alternative to the foot long ice poles you can get.
I was pleased to find that one of my sons preferred yoghurts now came in the pouch form at a more bargain price than the Frubes.
The product I will now review is "Yoplait Wildlife Choobs"
The packaging is simple yet effective. These yoghurts come in their own individual pouch (each holding 40g of yoghurt), these in turn are housed within a single larger "pouch".
The plastic pouch holds all the relevant information, brand name, product name, price, nutritional information and use by date. There is also plenty of advertising for some of the other products available within the "wildlife" range.
I have to be truthful, I was aware that the Frubes brand advocated the freezing of the yoghurts as a way of keeping a child's lunchbox and contents cool until eating, but until I started this review I hadn't realised that the same sort of instructions also appear on this packaging, these however actively encourage the child to start eating these as an alternative to ice pops, ha ha too late!
Another thing to bear in mind is the fact that these obviously last a good month and a half longer if kept frozen, but even in that state they must be consumed within 3 months.
The real drawing point to these yoghurts, aside from the novel way of eating them , is the yoghurts themselves are a smooth fromage frais.
I have never personally been a fan of yoghurts with too many pieces of fruit in.... ok what I mean is too many pieces of pippy fruit in, ie strawberries etc... I am afraid my son has the same dislikes.
These yoghurts are a smooth and flavourful dessert which would be ideal for the much younger child as a weaning product as there is nothing to catch in the throat, but is a little thicker and richer than milk, as you can tell my kids lived on these sort of yoghurts when weaning!
My son has eaten these yoghurts both frozen and just chilled and thoroughly enjoys them in both forms, I think he likes the frozen form more due to the fact he feels like he is getting a pudding treat, rather than something that is good for him.
The serving instructions are easy enough, with both methods (ie chilled or frozen), you simply cut of one end of the pouch.
Then (again depending on how you serve them), you either squeeze into the mouth, or warm the pouch for a few seconds within your hands and push out.
The nutritional information is as follows -
Per 40g pouch (approx)
6.6g of which sugars
0.8g of which saturates
There are three flavours within this pack, these are strawberry, raspberry and apricot.
As listed by the ingredients, which can I say now has the entire ingredients listed for each particular flavour which makes it easier allergy wise, each yoghurt has at least 5.8% fruit purée added, this in turn makes these nice and fruity and not synthetic tasting like some of the cheaper yoghurts can be.
These were purchased from my local Asda for the sum of 99p, as these contain six pouches of yoghurts I think this Is a really good price.
These I can highly recommend, but not as highly as my son would, delicious, fruity, cheap and additive free this makes these a nice and novel dessert for the kids..... And the not so little (big) kids too!
For more information on this and the other products available in the range visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
Tubes of fresh cheese with real fruit puree. Great for the lunchbox.