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Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt

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      14.04.2010 09:37
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      A delicious lower fat alternative to the ice cream version

      I am a huge Ben and Jerry's ice cream fan but I always feel guilty because of the calories. So when I discovered that they were starting to do a range of frozen yoghurts I was delighted and decided to try them out.

      The main downside is the price. They are usually around 3.99 for a 500ml tub but there are often offers around such as buy one get one free so they can work out a bit cheaper.

      The low fat frozen yoghurt version of the ice cream tastes nearly identical to the ice cream version, although I find that it is not as hard when it comes out of the freezer, which is good becuase you don't have to wait for it to defrost a bit before digging in!

      The ice cream is a creamy yoghurt with strawberry puree and generous chunks of oatmeal biscuit which serve as the cheesecake base. It really does taste like strawberry cheesecake! The biscuit chunks are really large and there are loads of them which is great.

      The other good thing is that Ben and Jerry's uses free range eggs which has become more of an issue recently with all the attention surrounding free range eggs.

      The calories per 100g are 170kcal, 3g fat of which 1g is saturated fat, 26g sugar.

      Although it is not as good for you as some other low fat desserts, it is definitely a good healthier alternative to the full fat ice cream version! The only problem is that is difficult not to eat the whole tub!

      Worth a try!

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        22.03.2010 12:05
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        Ben and Jerrys strawberry cheesecake frozen yogurt

        I am not really an ice cream fan but when I do indulge it has to be Ben and Jerry's! I have tried many of their fantastic flavours and all have got the thumbs up from me. Whilst out shopping in my local Waitrose the other evening I spotted a tub of Ben and Jerry's strawberry cheesecake frozen yogurt that had been reduced to just£1.49. I do really like frozen yogurt so thought this was bound to be delicious!

        Ben and Jerry's frozen yogurt comes in a 415 gram cardboard tub. The packaging is attractive with lots of strawberries on the front making me really keen to try the contents! The information on the tub tells me that this is a low fat product that uses free range eggs. I am always keen to read the nutritional information and see that each 100grams contains 170 calories and although it only contains 3 grams of fat the portion contains a massive 25 grams of sugar! In addition to strawberries the yogurt contains oatmeal cookie pieces.

        On opening the lid I was encouraged by the pale pink colour of the frozen yogurt as it didn't look at all artificial as some bright red strawberry products do! There was a slightly sweet smell to be detected and I could see pieces of strawberry poking through. Although this is frozen yogurt it looks exactly like ice cream and has the same creamy texture. It was a bit difficult to spoon from the tub as it was quite hard.

        As son as I tasted this I hated it! Although the texture is creamy, there is an overwhelming taste of cinnamon that just doesn't work with the strawberries as far as I'm concerned! In addition there are soggy pieces of oatmeal cookie mixed up with the strawberries and again I just don't think it works! On reading the ingredients I can see that cinnamon and allspice are listed. Neither of my children was keen on this either saying that it had an odd taste. I have to say I usually love cinnamon, but it really overwhelmed any other flavour in this yogurt.

        Overall I can't recommend this and wonder if I am not alone in my opinion, hence that reduced price tag!

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          08.02.2010 10:48
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          Very moreish and worth a try

          As it so happened on Saturday I was ready for a day off my diet and so when I went to Sainsbury's I headed straight for my favourite food - ice cream. However, I bottled out when I got there and although I was looking longingly at Ben and Jerry's Caramel Chew Chew and Baked Alaska, the frozen yogurt caught my eye. When it comes to Ben and Jerry's, the chocolate flavours are too rich for me and so I tend to go for vanilla flavours with things mixed in. Unfortunately the only Ben and Jerry's frozen yogurt in my local Sainsbury's was the Strawberry Cheesecake flavour, so I thought I might as well try it since it's supposedly a healthier option.

          I looked at the nutritional info and was surprised to find that other than the sugar (just over 25g per 100g, which is almost a quarter of a regular size tub), the amount of fat and calories was quite reasonable. I compared it to Caramel Chew Chew and found that, compared to the ice cream's 16g of fat (per 100g ish), the Strawberry Cheesecake frozen yogurt scored a low 3g. Calorie-wise, it's around 170 per 100g, which I thought was very reasonable for a rich dessert from Ben and Jerry's. Of course, another disadvantage is the £2.99-3.99 price tag, but it is available in offers sometimes.

          Getting home, I couldn't wait to try it out. I found that even after putting in the freezer for a day or so, my spoon went in easily and it just didn't seem to freeze as solidly as normal Ben and Jerry's ice cream - a definite plus for me as I didn't end up with a bent spoon or crushed pot which the lid wouldn't fit on. I was actually very surprised by the taste - it was like proper full-fat ice cream, and was very delicious (and moreish!). The strawberry flavour is reasonably strong and has biscuit-y type pieces which are supposed to be the base of the cheesecake presumably. I found these added a nice texture and made it more cheesecake-like, but a few were a bit soggy and didn't taste great.

          I decided I'd be good and only eat a bit - needless to say, it's now Monday and the pot is close to finished! I've consumed far too much sugar!!! But at least I don't have all the fat and cream of regular Ben and Jerry's, and it tastes just as good if not better than most of the regular ice cream flavours. It's great for a treat without making me feel too guilty.

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            20.01.2010 08:20
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            Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake

            After being disappointed by Cookie Dough and Half Baked I decided to move onto potentially safer ground and try something with a fruity name. Given my liking for fruit based desserts I was hoping that I'd find this more pleasing that the two aforementioned products......


            Packaging:

            The ice cream comes in a paper pot which is a mixture of colours colour. The pot has pictures of some strawberries on the front along with some cookie pieces. It tells us that it contains 409g of the low fat frozen yogurt. The pot also contains the ingredients, nutritional information, contact details for "Ben & Jerry's Uk Pad" and the address of the website: www.benjerry.co.uk


            The ingredients for this flavour are: Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Strawberries (12%), Water, Yogurt (9%), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Wheat Flour, Oats, Free Range Egg Yolks, Cream, Soybean Oil, Cultured Milk, Stabilisers(Locust Bean Gum, Pectin), Reconstituted Apple Juice, Raisins, Reconstituted Lemon Juice, Natural Flavours, Salt, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Bicarbonate), Elderberry Juice Concentrate, Emulsifier (Soya Lechithin), Cinnamon, Allspice


            Nutritional Information per 100g

            Energy kJ: 695kJ
            kcal: 170kcal {230kcal}
            Protein: 3.5g
            Carbohydrate: 32g
            of which sugars: 26g
            Fat: 3g
            of which saturates: 1g
            Fibre: 0.5g
            Sodium: 0.05g


            The product:

            The pot describes the product as:- "Strawberry Cheesecake (15%) Frozen Yogurt with Oatmeal Cookies (7%)"

            On opening the pot this does look quite similar to ice creak. It's an odd sort of pinky-brown mixture of a colour so perhaps doesn't look like the most appetising dessert you'll have seen in your life. However, the proof of the pudding is, as they say, in the eating.


            Price:

            At time of writing my local shop are selling various Ben and Jerry's flavours for 99p.


            Taste and opinion:

            You do come across some oddly sounding things when reading the ingredients for various food products but "cultured milk" gave me the biggest chuckle I've had for quite a while. Was it, I wondered, something that came from cows who had opera music played across the fields to them as they chewed the cud? A quick search on Google soon provided me with the answer to that little question.

            Anyway, I digress.

            After the disappointments that were "Half Baked" and "Cookie Dough" I was very pleased to discover that this is rather good indeed. It does taste very strongly of strawberry and, thankfully, there's none of that artificial aftertaste you sometimes get when yogurts have used aspartame or some other sort of sweetener in them.

            The strawberry pieces could perhaps with being slightly larger but they and the oatmeal cookie pieces make a nice contrast to the frozen yogurt. The oatmeal cookie bits in particular are chewy and incredibly more-ish and it's perhaps a pity that there isn't slightly more of it in the pot. What I did find though was that this frozen yogurt tends to melt very quickly once it's been exposed to room temperature for a short while. This might be a good or a bad thing depending on how you feel about frozen yogurt when it's just come straight from the freezer.

            So, in short there are perhaps a few niggles but this really is a great tasting dessert. On top of that the egg yolks used are free range and even though it's fairly high in terms of sugar content (26%) it has a very low fat content of (3%). I don't think I'd be prepared to pay full price to have another tub of this but if I see it on offer again it may well make it's way back into my shopping basket.

            If you're a fan of strawberry flavoured desserts and haven't tried this yet then give it a whirl.

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              01.09.2009 13:10
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              A healthier alternative to ice-cream

              I am a great fan of Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, and find their frozen yoghurt selection just as tasty with a fraction of the calories. The calorie content of Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake is 150 per 100ml with a fat content of 3g (1g saturated fat).

              Strawberry Cheesecake consists of strawberry frozen yoghurt with bits of strawberries and oatmeal cookies. I love all things strawberry flavoured, but I find this dessert slightly too spicy. I still find it really delicious to eat, but I wouldn't classify this as my favourite Ben & Jerry's.

              As with other Ben & Jerry's ice-cream I find that it freezes really solidly and you need to leave it at room temperature for about 5 minutes before you can scoop out some dessert into a bowl.

              The packaging of Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake is very attractive. The tub is blue with lovely pictures of strawberries across the front. You also notice a cow with wings with a speech bubble saying "low fat" (which are the words that would make any woman's heart glad!)

              If you read the back of the packaging it gives lots of information about how Ben & Jerry's are working to save the planet by reducing their carbon footprint, recycling more and investing in clean energy like wind farms.

              A 500ml tub of Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheeses will cost £3,99.

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              14.07.2009 21:54
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              I've been in a bit of an ice cream mood recently and one of the flavours I've been sampling all different versions of is the good old, traditional strawberry! One version I have tried is Ben and Jerry's low fat Strawberry Cheesecake frozen yoghurt.

              This ice cream can be found in all supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda however it can also be found in cinemas, dvd stores and petrol stations as well as some newsagents. It can always be found in the freezer section alongside the other Haagen Dazs ice creams. Often this is in amongst other branded ice creams such as its rival Haagen Dazs.

              The frozen yoghurt comes in a 409ml pot. The pot costs £3.99 normally or there abouts. However often there are offers on where you can get it a bit cheaper or get an offer where you can buy one and get one free. Sadly at the moment there are no offers on though. Personally I think this price is extortionate even for a high quality, branded product like B&J's.

              The pot is very attractive and stands out in the freezers. It is made out of a thick cardboard and the lid Is also a tough cardboard. The main colour scheme for this pot is a pale icy blue colour. In the middle of the two icy blue sections is a nice looking pink strip. This is filled with lots of pictures of juicy looking strawberries as well as some golden brown pieces of biscuit. There is the usual Ben and Jerry's logo on the front too. My little brother was very amused by the little picture of the cow on the front too! The lid is a deeper blue in colour and boasts that it is not only low in fat but it is also great tasting!

              Once you remove the main plastic lid, you then have to take off a foil lid. This is just to protect the ice cream. It looks gorgeous. It is a delicious creamy colour with visible pinkish red pieces in it. There are also some delicious looking pieces of cookie in it but there are not many on the top as they are distributed evenly throughout!

              The frozen yoghurt is gorgeous. It tastes very similar to ice cream however the only difference is that it is slightly less creamy. It does resemble yoghurt slightly but it isn't sour at all. The pieces of strawberry are really sweet and almost make a little red sauce. The pieces of biscuit give a great texture and taste really like digestive biscuit.

              One quarter of the tub only contains a tiny 1g of fat which is absolutely excellent.
              It is very expensive though so its wise to look out for offers.

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                27.06.2009 12:04
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                A great strawberry ice cream, but lacking in the dough department.

                This seems to be a relatively new flavour in the Ben and Jerry's range, at least I'll go as far as to say I'd not seen it before the early part of this week. Having gone into our local ASDA expecting to find a tub of Half Baked, both my wife and I decided we'd try this just for a change. The tub consists of strawberry ice cream with strawberry and cookie dough pieces.

                The first thing to mention is the price - this normally retails in ASDA for £3.00 but due to them not having appeared on the pricing system on the tills when we went they price amended a bottle of milk to £3.00 to charge us, however as milk was on 2 for £1.50 we landed the two tubs for £1.50! Admittedly this is the fluke so don't expect it to work for you!

                Anyway although I'm not a huge strawberry ice cream fan I was pleasantly surprised by this one, it actually tastes of strawberry rather than artificial strawberry and has Ben and Jerry's usual creamy smooth consisteny to it, though I have to admit it does taste better when it's part melted but that's personal preference rather than a fault with the ice cream.

                The strawberry pieces contained within the ice cream are quite chewy, but I presume that's what happens to strawberry's when you freeze them! It's a pleasent texture mix in with the ice cream. Also contained are small pieces of cookie dough, nothing like you get in some of the other B&J's ice creams but little bits to make the ice cream interesting.

                Ultimately if you're looking for a good strawberry ice cream then this is great, but if you want the cookie dough look for other flavours.

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                26.05.2009 21:59
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                Great if you're on a diet and need a pick me up that won't ruin your hard work.

                I don't know... I'm sat here doing a couple of non food related reviews and my mind drifts off and lands here...in the world of Ben and Jerrys! I had to request for this to be added to Dooyoo as it's my all time favourite iced dessert. The bonus is it's a low fat frozen yogurt, so although not totally halo worthy, much better for you than that the 'real thing'. (That is of course if you don't eat buckets of it!)

                What Ben and Jerrys say:
                Strawberry frozen yogurt with oatmeal cookie pieces. They say there is less than 3% fat per tub.

                A little bonus:
                I'm more and more conscious of buying free range eggs these days after watching all the welfare programs on TV. I was delighted to find out this is made with free range eggs, as are all ben & jerrys flavours.

                How much is it/where to buy?
                I bought my 500ml tub from sainsburys for £3.99. I know this doesn't come cheap but as with all B & J's it's worth it. It's also available at other supermarkets and Blockbuster stores.

                How does it work out nutritionally?
                I was surprised to learn that there are only 170 calories and 1g of fat per quarter of a tub. When it comes to B&J's i have it rarely but when i do i share a tub with my hubby. We do weight watchers and its 5 points per half a tub, well worth it for a treat!

                Allergies:
                This is no good for those with dairy or wheat intolerances and allergies.

                What i think:
                I simply love this product. I love that the frozen yogurt is so creamy it tastes like real full fat ice cream. I also love the contrast between the soft yogurt, the strawberry puree running through it and the cookie bits. Oh the cookie bits! They are oatmeal and taste like cinnamon. I would love to buy these on their own. Also worth a mention is the cookie bits are in huge pieces. I think it's so important, especially with lower fat products that you have a good contrast in textures and you certainly have that here. I don't feel that i'm missing out by having the frozen yogurt. I would take this over full fat ice cream any day. Don't expect to buy it and it sit happily in your freezer, it just won't happen!

                Amazingly delcious dessert that is remarkably low fat.

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