“ Brand: Asda / Type: Yoghurts „
I love yogurt and often buy natural yogurt to pop in my fridge. Up until finding this little gem in Asda quite a while ago I always bought far more expensive natural yogurt than this so I'm happy its so great and saves me them much needed pennies!
Well the yogurt comes in a bright green and white plastic tub with a matching foil lid to the top of it and a plastic see through lid that goes over that. On the front of the tub we are told that it is Asda Smart Price Natural Yogurt 'Low Fat' and that it weighs 500g. On the back of the tub other information listed includes ingredients and nutritional information and contact details for Asda are given. Cheap looking packaging this is to be honest and it almost put me off the first time I went to buy it however the tub is informative as it needs to be and to me its always the product that counts anyway!
The Yogurt Itself:
White in colour and not too thick but pourable I was and still am surprised at the great, glossy consistency of this because although it is runny enough it really isn't watery and does have 'body' to it. It has a slightly sour fragrance to it and of course is made from milk (plus a few other bits of course!).
Taste wise this isn't a greasy or a heavy yogurt but actually rather light and it really does have a natural flavour to it. Slightly sour, unsweetened you can eat this with sweet or savoury and me I like mine with fruit and a dash of honey often for breakfast but I use this when having a curry to mix a little into it and to make a mint dip (Natural yogurt, mint sauce and a pinch of cumin) which I simply adore!
Its a versatile yogurt, once opened will stay fresh for 3 days (refrigerated) and I really love this stuff and can't believe that its so economical and so very versatile!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Pot:
of which sugars: 8.6g
of which saturates: 1.1g
equivalent as salt: 0.3g
Only available in Asda stores or from Asda.com costing 55p a tub.
Some yogurts can be a little bit expensive sometimes and I am on a low budget and I love any flavour or brand of them and so when I can make a saving on buying them I try them as they are filling for a snack or a desert.
I tried this one from Asda Smart Price lower price range and found it to be absolutely fine as I could put any type of fruit with it to add my own flavour I just put fresh fruit into a dish and pour the amount I need from the tub and it is delicious and tasty.
It comes in a large tub with a film lid that reveals the creamy white yogurt, which is not too runny, it is quite thick, it is low fat so it is healthy.
Once opened it is advisable to use within 3 days but the contents of 500g for 46p goes a long way, it can last 3 days easily, depending how many people are using it.
Tinned fruit as well as fresh is lovely with this product and you will be surprised how filling it can be and it is very good if you are on a diet as some foods can cost quite a bit when dieting.
It can be found on the Dairy products fridge isle of the supermarket, I think it is a very large amount for the low price and I think it is a bargain price.
For anyone who likes yogurts and on a low budget it is super to just use your own fruit etc and cut down on your grocery bill. It is brilliant if you have a large family as I would say it would easily feed up to 4 children, probably even more. And it can be put into your own container with fruit and taken as part of a packed lunch at half the price of other brands.
I recommend anyone to try this one if you have not already and save yourself more money as it is very good value for money.
I rate it a 5 star dooyoo rating.
In a recession every tiny bit of saving is a God send, and this yogurt is no exception.
We previously used to use a large brand name of yogurt however on the off-chance that this yogurt might be nice we thought we'd give it a bash (that was about 18 months ago). After trying this yogurt there was no going back.
The yogurt is thinner than other larger brands however as another reviewer has pointed out if you give it a stir beforehand it evens it out to make the yogurt a bit thicker. The taste is lovely-I often eat it straight from the tub (when there's some left over-waste not want not).
Recently when experimenting I replaced sour cream in a fudge cake recipe with this yogurt-and would you believe it worked! Now that's something of course not recommended by Asda but what I am trying to point out is its a versatile product.
I used it on a regular basis as the base to either mint sauce or chutney etc to go with my curries-if we have spicy rice then this yogurt is a fave.
I've marinated many chicken tandoori's in this so it does that nicely too.
It's also great with sweet stuff like fruit-a fruit puree swirled through is a lovely treat.
The packaging of course is cheap, to cut back of costs and to offer the product cheaper. We carefully lift the lid up and if we need to put it back in the fridge we can cling film it to keep it safe.
Let's not forget that it is low fat-need we ask for more?
Great quality and taste-go on give it a go.
Very Basic packaging as with all smart price products. The tub has no plastic lid so once you open it u can't really seal it and the sides can go dry. The product used to have the plastic lid but i believe they stopped using them during the recession in an attempt to keep prices down.
The yoghurt is considerably thinner than more expensive versions so it depends on how you wish to use it. Having said that I use it for everything like making marinades, putting in curries, eating with rice or salad and in some desserts. I find it needs a good stir before using as its thinner the water content comes to the top but this is the same with all products but more noticiable as this one is thinner to start with.
Given we use so much natural yoghurt it is perfect for us to keep prices down. In my opinion it suits most uses!
As an avid yoghurt fan I think Asda has got it right with this low fat natural yoghurt. The benefits of this no frills, does what it says on the pot range of yoghurt is that its low in fat, has a good consistancy, its cheap and it is so versatile.
With this product on the market its hardly worth making your own at 47p for 500g, it hits the spot. There is plenty to go around, admittedly a lid would be useful but at this price a little peice of cling film keeps it fresh. I find there are weeks where we won't finish the pot, if I have to waste it I know I have got more that my money's worth.
Its hard to believe that something so healthy is so cheap. The tangy taste of the yoghurt is a great asset to many dips and other recipes. I would recommend stirring before serving as the yoghurt tends to separate slightly.
Its a great accompanient curry, or as a dip for vegetables. If I want to lose the tangy taste I add a little cream, the kids can't get enough. They will eat loads of vegetables and fruit if they can dip it in yoghurt. This product has at least a week long shelf life and is a constant in my trolley.
Asda smart price low fat natural yoghurt is another addition to the ever growing smart price range for Asda and I'm sure other supermarkets are following suit.
The yoghurt comes in the usual asda green and white smart priced packaging in a plastic tub with a peel back lid. This is a downside to the yoghurt as it comes in a 500g tub which you are unlikely to eat in one opening so you have to either find another container for it or becareful where you put it in the fridge so that it doesn't spill all over the fridge.
The tub costs 47p which is half the normal Asda own brand yoghurt prices and almost a £1 for some of the branded products. It does have a long shelf life, about a week I find, which is great as you then have the time to eat it all.
When you open the lid you find a thick white yoghurt but it does generally have a thinner layer on the top, as you find with most yoghurts, so does need stirring before you serve any out.
The yoghurt itself is thick and creamy once you have done this but as you would expect is quite bland so unless you like plain yoghurt you do need to add something to it to give it some flavour.
Per 100g there is 61kcal and 1.5g of fat so it is definately a low fat yoghurt. If you are on a diet or just want something healthy and a strict budget this is a great thing to put in your trolley.
Other than the issue with the lid I will continue to buy this as its cheap yet healthy. But if the lid issue is something that would bother you then you would be best spending the extra on one of the pots that comes with a seperate plastic lid to go on it after you've opened it.