“ Brand: Asda / Type: Yoghurts „
I love yogurt and I love unusual flavours so when I spotted this it was right up my street so to speak! Now living in the West Country and loving the produce here, when I spotted these particular yogurts of which are on sale at the moment as they are part of the 'Extra Special' range which Asda are knocking off 25% off the usual price of I couldn't wait to try them out and I seriously love lemon curd too so I delighted at this find!
150g of the yogurt comes in cardboard round pot that has a peel off plastic lid to the top of it and the colour scheme is purple. On the lid and on the side of the pot we are told that it is Asda 'Extra Special' Lemon Curd West Country Yogurt 'Rich and creamy, made with West Country milk' and then on the lid the size is stated (as I have listed already) along with the best before date and we are told that it is free from artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. On the back of the pot other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart given along with storage details and contact details for Asda are given. This is a nice looking, good quality pot and of course gives you all the information you need it to give you.
The Yogurt Itself:
This is absolutely gorgeous stuff and I can't praise it high enough....I really can't. Not too thick but certainly not runny it is a very light creamy yellow colour and as soon as you open the pot up you get a distinctive but light smell of natural lemons to it. Taste wise its just beautiful. It has a light creamy, thickness and full fat taste to it without it being greasy, it is sweet in a natural way and occasionally you get a bit of lemon peel which is slightly chewy and adds texture plus a taste of lemons to it but there isn't loads of that in it and mainly its just creamy really.
The taste of lemons in this is light and in the main this is just a creamy yogurt with a slight sour taste to it and with a sweetness of lemons as well and I simply can't get enough of this stuff its yummy and like eating lemon curd with cream! Lush!
Nutritional Information Per Pot:
Protein : 63g
of which sugars: 30.5g
of which saturates: 8.3g
equivalent as salt: 0.3g
Only available in Asda stores and at the moment it is on offer at 30p a pot but the usual price is about 58p a pot.
The extra special range in Asda can be quite good and some of their products are very, very good and this lemon curd yogurt is one of them, ok if you do not like lemon curd then you won't like this but if you do like lemon curd then you really should give these a try.
Right from the stiff card tub through to the quality yogurt inside it this oozes class and it is a lot thicker creamier and much more substantial than the thin watery yogurts we all tend to put up with.
The yogurt smells very lemony and has a real sweet sugary scent also, some people like bits in their yogurt and others prefer smooth, I really do not mind which I have and although I had expected this to have pieces of lemon zest throughout it, I was actually glad it didn't as this really seems to work well as a smooth yogurt.
The taste is of course one of very strong lemon but it is really well sweetened up and not at all sour like lemons can be.
This is by no means a good for you yogurt and not one for the dieters with each 150g pot having over 250 calories, 30.5g of sugars and a whopping 13.8g of fat.
These are not cheap yogurts either at 64p each unless on offer but they are worth their money in my opinion and you really do get what you pay for here.
I decided to try the Asda Extra Special lemon Curd Yoghurt after seeing the extra special yoghurts on offer in Asda for 4 for £1. I have previously bought the Sainsbury's version of this and absoultely loved it but as I don't go there very often and they don't keep for long thought I would give this a go.
The packagaing has changed from the image above and now comes in a white pot with the extra special logo on it and pieces of lemon rind. The yoghurt its made with West Country milk hence the extra special bit.
When you open the lid of the yoghurt you are hit with by the smell of lemons, so good start, and when you put in the spoon you find it to be really thick and creamy. There are bits of lemon peel in the yoghurt which may or may not put you off it depends on if you like bits in you yoghurt. The bits themselves are slightly caramalised so they aren't bitter to taste.
As you would expect from the Extra Special range this isn't the healthiest of yoghurts at 181kcal per 100g and 9.25g of fat not too bad but bear in mind that its a 150g tub so therefore has 271.5 kcals and 13.88g of fat. You can have a clear conscience on the front of the amount of calcuim you are having though!!
Overall I would recommend these yoghurts they are thick, creamy and full of flavour just not for the diet definately a treat.
In Asda recently I was a little annoyed to find that as they had their Muller yogurts on special offer there were none left, I like a substantial yogurt and find the small pots of thin supermarket yogurt just don't have the same appeal. I started browsing their Extra Special range as I've been impressed with these yogurts in the past and immediately spotted this Lemon Curd variety which jumped straight into my basket as I love the flavour of lemon curd.
The tub is nice, it's made of a stiff card with an easily removed foil lid. The tub makes eating this yogurt seem much more decadent than munching out of a basic plastic Ski pot!
The yogurt smells intensely lemony with a sweetness which made my mouth water before I'd even dug the spoon in. It looked to be a smooth yogurt whereas I'd been expecting small pieces of lemon and perhaps some zest, this is not a problem though as I like smooth and bitty yogurts equally.
I honestly think this is one of the best yogurts I've ever eaten. The yogurt is thick enough to stand my spoon up in and a lovely pale lemon colour which looks very spring-like. The taste is superb, it's strongly flavoured with lemon curd and this is sweet and very natural tasting as if the plain yogurt has simply been stirred in with some top quality lemon curd. I love the summery flavour, it's light and refreshing with a delicious cool, creamy texture which kept me digging in with my spoon even before I'd swallowed the original mouthful.
There are two downsides to this yogurt which will prevent me from buying it very often, however delicious it is. The first is this yogurt contains a huge 250 calories in the 150g pot, which is extremely high for a yogurt especially considering I eat one or two yogurts every day for breakfast and pudding. The second is that this yogurt has the absolutely ridiculous price tag of 64p a pot which is rather overpriced as even though this is the Extra Special range, this is basically still a supermarket own brand product. Again, I eat so many yogurts over the week that this would work out much too expensive for me to add them regularly to my shopping bill.
The Lemon Curd flavoured yoghurt is from Asda`s own label Extra Special Range so when I bought it I was hoping to taste something Extra special.
Most supermarkets seem to adopt a premium range these days and with the massive price hikes reflected in our weekly shopping bills no-one would like to think that they were going to pay more for a run of the mill product.
The Extra Special range yoghurt's are packaged differently for a start, no plastic carton for this premium dessert. A thick circular cardboard tub with zesty lemon halves adorning it, on the plastic pull back lid it tells you that the yoghurt has come from the West Country and also that it is Extra Special.
So further information tell us that the finest milk from the West Country has been used to produce this yoghurt. The 150g tub is filled with thick, fresh, sharp and tangy Lemon yoghurt.
That the product has been produced in the UK.
Any vegetarians can enjoy this dessert, though it contains eggs, milk and it may contain nuts.
The yoghurt is free from any colourings or artificial flavourings.
Once you have unpacked it you must keep the yoghurt refrigerated and it isn't suitable for freezing.
So much information on a tub!
The Asda traffic light system tell me that the yoghurt is packed with sugar, low in salt, has a medium amount of fats but has 232 calories per pot, so compared to Tesco Healthy living yoghurt with 53 calories a 100 g pot or even 100g of Sainsburys normal yoghurt at 82 calories a pot it has to be a once in a while treat.
The light plastic film lid pulls back easily to reveal the palest of lemon yoghurt with a consistency of clotted cream. Lemon zest aroma pours out of the tub by the gallon and the whole tasting process takes on a different light.
I have a good peer into the tub to see if there are any signs of `raw lemon`, peel or pith, seeds or shreds, but the pale cream is pure. 13% of the ingredients are composed of whipping cream which is going to give it an extra creamy appearance and though it is described as having added lemon peel they must have just used a very fine grater.
I wonder how they have managed to contain such a strong smell of lemon, but after seeing that the yoghurt has concentrated lemon juice and 20% lemon curd it is easily understandable.
As I eagerly dig my teaspoon into the thick yoghurt the texture is the outstandingly thing, the spoon would stand up on its own it is so thick.
There's no need to tap the excess from the spoon as the yoghurt firmly stays put. As the lemon dessert hits the taste buds their is an explosion of citrus, I woggle the yoghurt around to see if there are any `bits` but nothing, just thick tangy cream.
Absolutely exquisite, very much a `grown ups` pudding though.
A few minutes later im staring at an empty tub that is ready for the recycling bin.
This yoghurt could be served with fresh fruit, if you were having anyone around to supper you would be able to spoon the yoghurt out of the tub and put it into a dessert glass and serve it with those scrummy Langue De Chat biscuits that they sell in Waitrose or the House of Fraser food halls. ( They are like the Barmouth biscuits used to be, only they have stopped making Barmouth biscuits now )
This was my first experience of an Adsa Extra Special yoghurt and I wasn't left feeling disappointed...just keen to try another from the range.
There is a Devon Fudge one which does sound a bit too sweet for my liking, a strawberry and cream which sounds fresh and summery and one that intrigues me greatly, the Rhubarb and Champagne, this would have that certain acidity too and im sure that was what clinched the deal the first time around.
One thing to add to my shopping list.
This extra special Lemon Curd Yogurt is a very nice treat even if it does have a whopping 257 calories in each pot. I have always liked lemon curd as a flavour and I was not disappointed with this yogurt. I rarely bu ready flavoured ones preferring to mix fruit with natural youghurt to create flavours however I thought I would give this one a try.
It is made from Jersey milk and has a rich creamy texture to it however it is not over thick and it ver light on the spoon. The lemon curd does give it a slightly tart flavour and you can certainly taste the lemon however after a couple of spoon fulls it became a lot sweeter to my pallette.
The lemon flavour comes from concentrated lemon juice and lemon peel and there were a couple of very small bits of peel in the white creamy yoghurt.
It was certainly nice however it is not something I would buy on a regular basis in fact I would be more likely to buy the yoghurt and lemon curd seperately and then mix the two, certaily that would probably be cheaper as this small pot cost 49 pence to buy.