Recently I have become quite addicted to these delicious Danio yoghurts by Danone. They come in six fantastic flavours; Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Passionfruit, and Peach. (Yes, I have greedily devoured all varieties over the past few weeks!) Each flavour depicts the fruit contained inside each pot on top of the removable foil lid, therefore making it quick and easy to distinguish the different flavours available. This raspberry yoghurt is a low fat, high protein yogurt and there are 150 calories in one 160g pot. It contains no preservatives, no artificial flavours and is suitable for vegetarians.
The lid is very easy to tear off and no splatters of the product burst out. Once the lid is removed it reveals a thick, white yoghurt. Danone's strained yoghurt recipe uses more milk than a standard yoghurt and the result is a product that is so thick that a spoon will literally stand up in it! I kid you not. I have witnessed it with my very own eyes! It tastes quite creamy and has a lovely silky smooth texture. As the spoon travels further down into the pot you discover a raspberry fruit layer at the bottom that contains real fruit pieces in a syrup type sauce. It tastes delicious. The raspberry is not too tart or bitter, yet not too subtle in comparison to other flavours in the range. I found that the strawberry one was quite bland but I think I may have spoiled myself with home grown fresh picked strawberries from my garden which are far more flavoursome. But back to the raspberry variety - I do end up with tiny little seeds that get stuck in my teeth that can be a bit annoying, but this is inevitably going to happen when using real raspberries so I can't complain!
Danio makes a tasty snack during the day. When the entire contents of the pot are mixed up together the flavours and textures complement each other nicely. The creamy yoghurt turns a pretty pink colour and the chunks of fruit and the syrupy sauce slightly changes the consistency of the yoghurt. The yoghurt alone does not taste sweet at all, but the fruit layer adds a bit of sweetness. I find that the ratio of fruit to yoghurt is just right for me.
However, my preferred method of consuming this tasty treat is to tip the contents out on to a plate. That's right; rip the lid off the pot, whack a plate on top, flip the whole lot over and lift the pot away as if you were a contestant on Master Chef! The yoghurt is so thick that it retains its shape and all the fruity saucy stuff flows artistically down the sides leaving it looking like a posh little cheesecake (only without the biscuit base) I enjoy eating it like this for dessert. Though unlike a lot of desserts, this is not at all sickly sweet and is quite a nice refreshing palette cleanser, as well as being low in fat... Bonus!
It is also great to eat for breakfast. It is more filling than most other yoghurts, and my tummy feels quite satisfied immediately after consuming one of these in the morning. However, by lunch time my stomach is growling for more food! To prevent this embarrassing noise emitting from my mid-region, I found that by adding some granola into the mix it keeps me fuller for longer.
Danio yoghurts are usually 85p per pot, however there are sometimes special offers such as buy one, get one free. The expiration dates usually allow me to store them in the fridge for up to almost 2 weeks before consumption. Though they don't hang around for long in our fridge!
I think Danio are delicious but would like to see more flavours introduced such as mandarin, and other such fruits that do not contain tiny small gritty seeds!!
I recently had the pleasure of trying this as a bzz agent but having already discovered them whilst they were on offer in my local Coop at 47p I had tested several already and was pleased to get to test even more flavours out.
Danio yogurts are made by Danone and have 0% fat content and contain 26% of your recommended daily protein allowance.
They are available in six flavours which are Raspberry, Blueberry, strawberry, cheery, peach and passionfruit. My favourite personally is the blueberry one but do have the others if blueberry not available. The raspberry one is really nice too and not got any bitterness flavour to it like I often find raspberry flavours do.
The amazing thing about these is they are very very thick, so thick that you can hold the pot upside down and none falls out (I'm not responsible if you try this at home and it lands on the floor) but mine stayed firmly in the pot. The advertising campaign for these shows the spoon getting bent trying to spoon it out due to it's thickness. The reason that these are so thick is they make them with more milk then usual yogurts and it is strained which gives it the high protein content.
Each 160g pot has a foil lid which comes completely off easily. There then is a base layer of the fruit compote and the thick yogurt on top of it. I love how the two combine so nicely and the creamy texture from the yogurt mixes with the generous fruit layer so well. I don't feel these are just for breakfast type yogurts as they go down very well with lunch or supper too. Each pot has about 150 calories so not high.
My one and only downside of these is the price as they cost approximately 85p a pot but I buy them when on offer such as Coop was 47p and then Tesco had a buy one get one free offer on them. If you are on Facebook they currently have a printable or posted voucher available for a free pot so good if you are unsure and want to give one a try.
Suitable for vegetarians.
I decided to give these a go after the advert being blasted at me hundred of times (good marketing then) and it being on offer in my local supermarket. These yoghurts come in a variety of different flavours: blueberry, raspberry, peach, strawberry, cherry and passionfruit. I have given all of these flavours a good go and I have to say I absolutely love them all. However I shall focus on the raspberry one.
The packaging is your average 160g yoghurt pot. The flavour of the contents inside is highlighted with a large image on the fruit being on the lid. The lid is easily removed to reveal a thick white yoghurt inside.
They aren't joking when they say it is thick! It is even thicker than set yoghut - it is more like a full fat cream cheese consistence. I love that texture as I find it very filling and satisfying as a snack or dessert. The full fat version is only 159kcal and the low fat version 129kcal. Not much of a significant difference to me in texture or flavour because the full fat version is already so low in fat! There is 3.8g of fat in the full fat version (2.4%) and the low fat version is 0.1% fat. I tend to opt for the higher fat one just because it is that tiny bit more palatable and it for me it keeps me satisfied for longer so it is worth the few extra calories. I think this is brilliant diet food since it prevents you from snacking and it is a great tummy filler!
Underneath the yoghurt there is a generous helping of fruit compote which is very sweet and delicious! It does contain a lot of seeds which can be an issue sometimes and get stuck in your teeth.
In conclusion I love this snack and even though it is pricey at 85p a pot, I will be reaching for it when I am trying to lose weight! For the calories it is brilliant. I love the texture, it fills me up and it is delicious! What more could you want! The variety of flavours are also brilliant however not all of the shops have all of the flavours in stock which is a shame since I love them so much. Definitely recommend you give these a go if you love greek yoghurt.
A few months ago, I first saw Danio yoghurts in my local Sainsburys, and decided to give them a go.
I'm not a big lover of yoghurt, but they were on offer and fat free/low fat (depending on flavour) so I thought I would try them.
I have since tried all the flavours; they come in cherry, passion fruit, blueberry, peach, strawberry and raspberry. This review is about my favourite one - raspberry.
Danio yoghurts come in a round pot, and the raspberry one features a big round picture of a raspberry on the lid. The lid is a foil one, which peels off.
Once the lid is removed, the yoghurt inside is just pure white, and underneath it, there is a layer of raspberry compote.
The yoghurt part is without a doubt the thickest yoghurt I have ever eaten! It is practically the texture of soft cheese and definitely doesn't feel like eating low fat/fat free yoghurt. Once the fruit compote layer has been stirred in it is still really thick and creamy, but also tastes sweet and like raspberries (surprisingly...). The raspberry compote is really tasty, and the yoghurt part doesn't taste of that much but has the perfect thick and creamy texture -mixed together they create a gorgeous combo!
Price wise, I do find Danio yoghurts slightly pricey, however they are worth it as they're the best yoghurt I've ever had. Standard price is 85p each, and they are sold at the main supermarkets including Tesco, Asda and Morrisons.
They are sometimes on offer for things like 50p each or buy one get one free which makes them quite reasonable, however it may be good if they brought out some kind of multipack where it worked out cheaper to buy 6 or whatever.
Nutrition-wise, the raspberry flavour contains 150kcal and 3.8g fat. This is described as being high protein and low fat. This is higher in fat than some of the other flavours (I think strawberry and passion fruit are practically fat free) but still fine as an occasional thing to eat. Because these yoghurts are so thick and creamy, I find them fine as a dessert, rather than just a snack.