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Asda Smartprice Fromage Frais

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      12.01.2012 18:54
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      Nice, cheap fromage frais

      Ever since I weaning my daughter on to solid foods, she has always loved fromage frais. There are o many different fromage frais brands all out to get parents to buy their child friendly products, some with child friendly pictures, some with claims that they are healthy, all these usually cost more than what I am willing to pay for a decent quality fromage frais, so we have the Asda Smartprice ones. These fromage frais come in a pack of 6 55g pots. With all Asda Smartprice packaging they come in a white pot with a green and white lid, specifying what the product is with the nutritional information. These fromage frais will currently set you back 50p. There are 3 different flavours with 2 fromage frais per flavour, strawberry, raspberry and apricot. Once the lid has been taken off the pots the contents is revealed. it doesn't look very appetising on first glance with a little liquid sitting on top of the fromage frais. However, once mixed in it looks just like any other fromage frais, branded or not. I, personally, love apricot yoghurts and fromage frais, the only flavour I do like, so I tend to eat these. They do taste a little like premium products such as Petit Filous and Wildlife fromage frais. The flavours do taste like what they are meant to taste of, just not as overpowering as some other brands could be. With a soft subtle taste and a creamy texture, I find them nice on the tongue. My daughter equally loves the strawberry and raspberry flavours and will often gobble down these in seconds. The shape of the pot is nice so she can get her spoon in and around nicely. Nutritional wise, these fromage frais aren't much different from premium brands. With 103 calories and 2.9 grams of fat, it is a tad higher than other brands, but not by much so I'm not all that fussed about giving these to my daughter. Overall, I would definitely recommend these fromage frais, although the liquid on top is a little off putting, the taste is fantastic. It isn't as overpowering as other brands, but I prefer the subtle taste. My daughter doesn't chuck it back in my face so they must be nice!

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        16.09.2011 21:08
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        Another excellent smartprice product.

        Those who have children will all know they have those phases where they will eat nothing but yoghurt and milk. Buying Petit Filous at almost £1.50 per pack was stretching my budget to the maximum and so when I was browsing round Asda one evening I came across their value version of fromage frais, I have been buying them ever since and therefore will be reviewing today. *~* Price And Availability *~* These are available in Asda stores only (although similar value versions are available in other large supermarkets) in packs of 6 pots for just 44p. *~* Packaging *~* The packaging on these is a little different from that shown, no longer are the body of the pots coloured but plain white. The foil lids over each pot join together to make a large label that gives nutritional information, ingredients, allergy information, contact and the product name. There is nothing special about the way these are presented, they are sturdy as I have yet to have a pot burst on me despite dropping the packs a couple of times. In saying that it is easy to snap each pot off as required. *~* The Yoghurt *~* On opening the pot there is nothing much to say, there is a very faint, sweet smell and a little hint of colour, nothing overpowering which I suppose in reassuring in that there is not too many additives. I generally tend to find that around 4 of the 6 pots come with a little liquid on top of the yoghurt itself, however it can either be easily poured out or mixed in, either or. It doesn't add or remove from the flavour in anyway but is a little inconvenient more than anything else. The actual yoghurt is easy to remove, it is thick but not overly so. I personally feel it is the perfect consistency and my 2 year old can very easily manage to eat this by himself. On tasting this I was pleasantly suprised, it is very smooth and creamy which I can't say I was expecting. The flavour is subtle but definately detectable and meant to taste of what it should. *~* Overall *~* Overall I am very pleased with these and would recommend them to anyone. They taste good, are smooth and creamy, easy to eat, the pots are a great size, they are much cheaper than more expensive brands, the flavour is not overpowering and they are perfect for kids. The only downside I have with this product is the water on the top but as I said it is more an inconvenience than anything else. Along with that there are a few more calories in this pot than other brands of fromage frais with 103 per 55g pot, however I don't feel this is a problem in the slightest. I can now give my son 2 yoghurts per day if he pleases and still be better off than I was buying a brand 3 times the price. These are excellent and receive a firm 4 stars from me.

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        08.03.2010 10:34
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        Perfect for children and definitely worth the price

        These little fromage frais pots are the perfect things for children. I regularly look after my little cousin who has a tendency to grab things out of the cupboards and fridge, declare he wants to eat it, and then discard it after only a couple of mouthfuls. So these pots are perfect for him as they're so small that they'll be gone in only a few mouthfuls and it won't really matter if he leaves some as there won't be much going to waste. There are 6 small pots in every pack which includes 2 pots of each flavour - strawberry, apricot and raspberry. They are fromage frais desserts so they're quite a bit quicker and creamier than normal yoghurts which also has the benefit of making them more filling than the more liquidy yoghurts. The strawberry flavour is my favourite as I generally love all things strawberry flavoured but the apricot and raspberry are also very tasty as well. They're all very sweet and creamy tasting and you can definitely taste each individual fruit in them. These are also pretty great for me too as, although I do like yoghurts, the normal size pots are often too much for me and I often end up being like my cousin and not finishing them either. So these are just the most perfect little size for both children and for me! For only 45p for a pack of 6 you can't really go wrong with these. Personally, I can't really see that there's much difference between the better brands and these Asda Smart Price ones and young children certainly aren't going to be able to tell the difference so you might as well save your pennies and get these.

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        18.01.2010 11:57
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        Why pay more?

        I buy these every week for my daughter who is a yogurt monster. The packaging is pretty basic but at £0.47 I don't think that's important, it's what is inside that counts. You get six 60g pots, 2 each of strawberry, raspberry and apricot. I have tried other brands in the past but I don't think they are worth more than twice the amount price tag. The yogurts come with a peel back lid that is easily pulled back by my independent 'I can do it' daughter - thank goodness or we might have World War III on our hands. I have to admit that they do look a little bland in colour on opening with only a hint of pink or orange. In feel that is a bonus because they aren't filled with artificial colours. The yogurt itself does come with a little bit of water floating on the top, I just give it a quick mix and it disappears easily. The spoon glides through well and the yogurt is thick in consistency, holding to the spoon perfectly with no drips. I don't normally eat these but I though it only fair to have a try in the interests of market research. I found them to be thick and creamy and tasted of the desired flavour. My daughter happily eats these at least twice a day and there have never been any complaints from her. Nutritionally, each pot comes in at 103 calories with 2.9g of fat. This is slightly higher than Muller Little Stars and Munch Bunch but the same as Petit Filous. I am not worried by this as children are supposed to have a diet higher in fat than adults. I would definitely recommend this product as you are getting a fromage frias as good as the rest for at least half the price.

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