“ Type: Yoghurts „
A recent trip to Asda led me to purchase a few of their Smart Price items, one of which was a toffee yogurt priced at just 9p. Incidentally, the lady at the checkout informed me they are due to be discontinued so if you like them pop a few in your trolley before they disappear. This isn't a problem for me, however, as I thought the yogurt was absolutely appalling. It tasted nothing like toffee, was extremely thin and looked a terribly unappetising beige blobby mess. I'm not a yogurt snob and will try even the cheapest brand but this one really is awful. The yogurt isn't creamy whatsoever and needed a good stir before I tucked in because the top part was visibly more watery than the yogurt underneath. The consistency of the yogurt once stirred isn't actually as bad as I thought it would be. It's a long way from good, but has a refreshing quality about it that many of the thicker yogurts don't tend to achieve. It's the taste that spoils it. Toffee? Not a chance. The yogurt is so terribly synthetic that while the vague impression of come kind of toffee, caramel or fudge is there (yes, it really is that vague that I cannot quite tell what the flavour is) it's completely overwhelmed by the taste of chemicals and sugar. This is an incredibly sweet yogurt, it may be low in fat but it's certainly not low in sugar! Even though this is a small pot, the yogurt is surprisingly sickly by the time you get to the bottom. It basically tastes like the cheap yogurt it is. It's not so bad that I had to spit it out, but it's not good at all and I wonder just how much good such a synthetic yogurt is doing me as I like to justify my yogurt eating with the added vitamins, fruit and calcium I am getting with each pot. I doubt this Smart Price one is adding much to my overall wellbeing. I can't recommend it, even for 9p. I am afraid I've put the pot out now so don't know the precise nutritional information, I do remember thinking however that the numbers weren't particularly low for something proclaiming itself to be 'an ideal snack for dieters on a budget' as paraphrased from a recent publication which was reviewing the Smart Price range for savvy shoppers. I don't really know what possessed me to buy this yogurt in the first place. Let's face it, the majority of toffee flavoured yogurts on the market are dire so I don't know why I thought this appallingly packaged one would be any different!
I seem to be reviewing a lot of Asda things at the moment so here is my review of my latest fantastic find - Asda Smart Price Toffee Flavour Yoghurt. Firstly, my reasons for purchasing this yoghurt would be to a) find something sweet and yummy to curb some of those deadly sugar cravings on my diet (which will be starting on monday...again!!) and b) it's only 10p a pot so I would defy anyone to not even give it a go! I will admit that the packaging is uninspiring at best - it's a standard yoghurt pot with peel-able lid and the label itself is quite a bright green on white with some black writing. Dull? Yes, I suppose it is but then again, you're not eating the label and what do you expect for 10p?? Are we really so shallow that we need the pot to be inspiring or we can't even try the contents? Don't judge a book by it's cover and all that... The yoghurt inside is surprisingly thick - I've had other economy yoghurts which have been watery and almost seemed to have separated a little in the tub so the creaminess of this was most unexpected and very welcome! Bearing in mind also that this is a low fat yoghurt so it could have been a bit on the watery end anyway. So it's nice and creamy and the colour is a sort of caramel colour - a shade of milky coffee maybe - pleasant anyway and reminiscent of toffee which, of course, is what it's trying to suggest! The yogurt is sweet but not too sweet (even with my sweet tooth and sugar addiction I don't like things to be syrupy so this was just the right level of sweetness for me!) and there is a little tartness to it too which is nice as you do get a sense of it being a nice yoghurt not just a horrible one that's had the natural taste covered up with a load of flavourings! So... good points? I really liked the flavour and consistency of this yoghurt - it did the job as far as I'm concerned and didn't taste at all dissimilar to the other named brand versions. The pot contains 125g which is average really and costs a mere 10p!! Which, if you bought 6, would be a saving of 40p compared to Asda standard brand yoghurts, nevermind comparing it to the prices of the big brands like Ski, Weight Watchers, Yeo Valley and the like! It's also only around 100 calories per pot - yay! Bad stuff...? I really can't fault this yogurt much at all. Yes, the packaging is a bit boring but really, come on! It's a plastic pot that's going in the bin eventually anyway... It's all good really! My one other niggle would be that it's 100 calories which, yes is low, but there are some other similar yoghurts of the same size which are only 50-60 calories each. However, it's also comparable with some other low fat yoghurts so is by no means high in calories. A lovely yoghurt that is DEFINITELY fantastic value for money - yum, yum!
A small see through plastic tub with a very plain green and white Asda smart price label wrapped around it and similar coloured foil lid is what you will find Asda smart price toffee yogurt comes in and you will also find after tasting it that you wished you had left it in there. My wife brought home some of these from a recent shopping trip to Asda and even the kids who will normally eat any kind of yogurt won't touch them. Being a bit stupid and using the words "how bad can they be"? I delved into one. Very bad is the answer to my question, there is a toffee taste there somewhere but only just and the yogurt instead of being smooth and creamy seems powdery and rough on the tongue. I am a fan of Asda own brand yogurts including their toffee one but this smart price one was disgusting. Now they are only ten pence each so i guess I should not expect too much from them but just to be able to eat them without feeling sick isn't too much to ask is it? A poor product and not very good for you either with sugar being its main ingredient and a small 125G pot having 100 calories in it. Buy Asda own brand but steer clear of the smart price would be my advice!!
End of the month poverty, where enough money needs to be scraped up for groceries until next payday can often result in trying something new. In this case, Asda's Smart Price toffee yoghurts. These were marked as ten pence each in our local Asda - a price that made me stop and look at them. I take yoghurts to work as part of my lunch, and that price was hard to walk away from. The packaging wasn't all that promising though. The green and white of Asda's Smart Price label kept on discouraging me with the thought that it might be disgusting. I reached past it for a week to add other things to my packed lunch until today I discovered that there WAS nothing else and I would just have to eat it. I was pleasantly surprised. Inside the dreaded green and white packaging lies a nicely creamy toffee yoghurt. It's fairly sweet - but I expect that from something labelled "toffee" and there's no aftertaste as I suspected. According to the label they're 100 calories per pot - only 0.9g fat and 0.1 salt. Sugar is the top ingredient, but again, that's really to be expected in a toffee flavoured yoghurt.