“ Brand: Belight / Type: Yoghurts „
As we are all aware food prices are on the increase along with everything else and a few months ago we switched our shopping habbits from Asda to Aldi as I was finding that I was walking away from the till in Asda muttering to myself about how much I seemed to have paid for very little, anyway a family member recommended Aldi and since shipping here we have found quite a few items that have become firm favourites. One item that I thought I would miss not shopping in one of the big four would be my muller light yogurt but I soon discovered that Aldi have carry a range called Belight and joy or joy have a yogurts in this range also. The yogurts are very similar in packet size and design to muller or the big 4 equivalent of muller and come in a couple of sizes, here I am looking at the family size, 500g pot. Opening the pot and having a sniff at the contents I get greeted by the aroma of cream and strawberries that is not overpowering nor does it seem artificial. Taking a spoon full out of the pot I see that this has a nice texture and by no means runny which can happen with the less known brands but is very similar in consistency to what I have come to expect and a quality yogurt. The all important bit, does it taste OK, well yes it does, there is a nice balance between the fruit and the yogurt and it is not overly sweet with the good point being that there are lovely large strawberry pieces in the pot with lots of small bits and seeds also which really does give the impression of natural flavouring and not the horrible artificial strawberry flavour you sometimes encounter. I know I'm fussy where strawberry flavours are concerned and I loathe strawberry milkshakes for the sole reason of the artificial flavours added. Checking out the list of ingredients this confirms that the real strawberries comes before any flavourings, starch and sugars that are used in this product. This product only contains 0.3g of fat for every 100g which gives it the right to classify itself as a low fat or virtually fat free yogurt and I would certainly recommend giving this ago if you are ever in Aldi and you might just save a few pennies in the process. As the price seems to vary from week to week I will avoid listing this and with inflation currently running at 4.4% I have the feeling that by next week the price I quote will have changed again along with most prices for the majority of products in all supermarkets. On the whole I will keep to my Belight yogurt and it does go very well as a topping for muesli, a sliced banana or my personal favourite of fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Note that this yogurt also comes in individual tubs as well.