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      29.03.2010 20:39
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      Healthy Yoghurt

      We've all heard of the 'friendly bacteria' which lives in the stomach and is *supposed* to aid digestion; and nowadays, a whole range of products seem to be cramming both pro-biotic and pre-biotic goodness into their foods. Each company frequently makes up their own name for the bacteria, and with Danone's Activia it's 'Bifidus Actiregularis'. One Activia product which is packed full of Bifidus Actiregularis (claiming over four billion in each pot) is their Fat Free Cherry Yogurt which currently costs £1.65 for the eight pack. It's one of those products which is frequently seen in buy-one-get-one-free offers - so keep your eyes peeled for a bargain. Flavour & Appearance - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I haven't had that good an experience of fat free yoghurts in the past, always finding them rather unsubstantial and overly tasting of artificial sweetener - but how does Cherry Activia shape up? Well, it's surprisingly delicious with a really fruity and almost creamy flavour that I wasn't expecting. The consistency is good too - it isn't too runny and it isn't too thick - there's even a generous amounts of actual cherry dotted around the place which is good too see. The sweetener taste is almost non-existent - which, to be honest, is probably because the yogurt still uses real sugar, and only a dash of the artificial stuff in combination - still, at only 0.1 gram of fat per pot it's very impressive. Ingredients - - - - - - - - The yoghurt contains; Cherry (11.2%), Oligofructose (Fibre), Fructose (1.4%), Stabilisers (Modified Maize Starch, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum), Elderberry Juice Concentrate, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Flavouring, and Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame-k). Final Word - - - - - - - - All in all, I would highly recommend Activia's Fat Free Cherry Yoghurt as a delicious snack, which seems filling and gives you a 'feeling' of healthiness due to all that talk of friendly bacteria. Whether you believe or not in the powers of Bifidus Actiregularis is another matter - but flavourwise, this stuff is very impressive. No, it can't really compete in terms of creaminess with the luxury yoghurts of this world - buy hey, it's fat free, and ultimately a tasty snack. Nutritional Info per 125g Pot - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Calories: 69 Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: Trace Sugar: 11.0g Salt: 0.3g

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        26.03.2010 08:44
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        Activia Cherry

        Boyfriend decided tht he wanted to try Danone Activia so I snaffled one of them to review for Dooyoo. Packaging: The 4 x 125g pots of Danone Activia Cherry come in a cardboard "sleeve". On the top there's the Activia logo, a picture of a couple of juicy cherries, the "helps reduce digestive discomfort" blurb, a statement that these yogurts are "fat free with fruit, sugar and sweeteners and a couple of other bits and pieces. The bottom of the sleeve contains the usual, ingredientsm, nutritional information and contact details. For more information you can visit the website at:- www.danoneactivia.co.uk The pots themselves are predominantly green and have "fat free" in white type on the front. The ingredients and nutritional information shown on the cardboard sleeve are repeated on the back of the pot Ingredients: Fat free yogurt with Bifidus ActiRegularis (Skimmed Milk, Skimmed Milk Powder, Yogurt Cultures), Cherry (11.2%), Fibre (Oligofructose), Fructose (1.4%), Stabilisers (Modified Maize Starch, Guar Gum, Xantham Gum), Concentrated Elderberry Juice, Acidity Regulators (Sodium Citrate, Lactic Acid), Flavouring, Sweeteners (Aspartame, AcesulfameK) Nutritional Information per 100g {125g in brackets} Energy kJ: 243kJ {305kJ} kcal: 57kcal {72kcal} Protein: 4.7g {5.9g} Carbohydrate: 9.4g {11.8g} of which total sugars: 9.1g {11.4g} Fat: 0.1g {0.1g} (of which saturates): Trace {Trace} Fibre: 0.9g {1.1g} Sodium: 0.10g {0.13g} equivalent as salt: 0.3g {0.3g} Calcium: 162mg {203mg} Allergy information: contains milk. This product is produced on a line handling almond, hazelnut, walnut and wheat. Suitable for vegetarians The Yogurt: Once you've pulled the lid off you'll see the yogurt which is a lightish pink in colour. You can see small (& I do mean small!) bit of cherry in the yogurt so this product is perhaps not suitable for those of you who don't like bits of fruit in their yogurt. Price: At time of writing Asda are charging £1.64 for a "4 pack" of these yogurts. You can also buy 2 packs for £3. Taste and opinion: We all know about Danone Activia don't we? If not we should do as Martine McCutcheon's on the television often enough urging us to treat ourselves to some TLC (Tummy Loving Care, for those of you that don't know) in a current advertising campaign. Not being a person who suffers from 'digestive discomfort' I couldn't say whether or not Danone's claims about Activia are true or whether they're just another rather spurious claim that the food, health and beauty industries put out in an affort to try and convince us to buy their product. So, I'll just concentrate on the taste then. The yogurt itself seems a little thicker than a number of other ranges on the market. As I "dug down" into it with my spoon I realised that there were larger pieces of cherry towards the bottom of the pot than the small bits I'd noticed nestling on the surface. Tastewise this is actually quite pleasant. I woudn't say it's a good as a Muller Amore but then this is a fat free yogurt so it's hardly comparable. The yogurt itself is thick and creamy and, despite the fact that it contains our old friends aspartame and acesulfameK that artficial sweetener taste that you get with some yogurts isn't as noticeable with this flavour. In fact, if I hadn't read the ingredients and the blurb on the front of the sleeve which states that it contains sweeteners I wouldn't have had any idea that they were in there at all. Overall, I quite enjoyed this flavour and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fat free yogurt. Obviously if you're more concerned about taste I'd recommend a Muller Amore every time and if you're avoiding artificial sweeteners then this isn't for you either.

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          18.01.2010 21:03
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          I Didn't Feel As Bloated Afterwards But That Might Not Be Down To Bifidus Actiregularis!

          A couple of days after Xmas I knew I'd overdone it big time because I was feeling majorly bloated, my mum swears by Activia yogurts when she's like that so I tried a couple that were in the fridge to see if they'd help. We only had packs of the cherry flavour ones in but that's one of my fave yogurt flavours so that suited me fine! They are delish, one of the nicest yogurts I've eaten for a long time. They've got a very strong cherry flavour that is lovely and sweet so that the yogurt tastes like fruit and sweets at the same time! lol The thickness of the yogurt is just right, it's not that thick to stand a spoon up in but is thick enough to be creamy and filling. There are quite a few pieces of cherry in the yogurt and they're mega juicy and fresh tasting. They go soooooo nice with the flavour of the actual yogurt because it makes the whole thing taste majorly juicy and fruity. I think the yogurts have helped with the bloating I had, it's hard to know for sure because I've been eating healthier over all since Xmas but I know my stomach doesn't feel as fat and tight as it has done. I've been eating one of these cherry yogurts for my breakfast most days and my stomach has gradually started getting back to normal, it's deffo not as bloated and my shape looks a bit slimmer. Whether it works or not I think these are mega yummy yogurts and it's no hardship to eat them. In case you're wondering it's something called Bifidus Actiregularis that is supposed to help with the bloating and tummy aches you get when you've eaten too much rich food. I don't know though, it just sounds like a made up name to me that does! lol A pack of 4 Activia cherry yogurts costs £1.68 but this brand is on offer quite often so you shouldn't pay full price all that often. In Sainsburys at the minute you can buy 2 packs for £3.00... not that that's much of a saving but every little helps I suppose! lol Recommended!!!

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            22.12.2009 14:28
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            Creamy, fruity yoghurts that are soothing on my stomach

            Quite often I get that horrible full bloated feeling, so I started to eat yoghurts after my meals as I find them quite soothing. My favourite has to be Danone Activia cherry yoghurt. It has a lovely thick texture, contains lots of cherries and tastes creamy without too much fat or calories. A 125g pot has 70 calories a 0.1g of fat. Acrivia contains the probiotic, this is live micro organisms which are commonly known as friendly bacteria. These help and improve digestion. I do find having a yogurt after my main meal helps reduce the bloating and uncomfortable feeling I would normally get. I also like the fact that these yoghurts are a good source of calcium with one pot containing 20% of the recommended daily amount. I find the pot size is perfect leaving me satisfied. The downside is my boyfriend has taken a liking to them and on quite a few occasions I have come home to find the fridge has been raided and void of my Activia yoghurts.

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            25.09.2009 11:23
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            My top 4 pack!

            I've gone on a bit of a diet recently, and for my lunch I tend to have a salad or soup and a yoghurt to fill me up. Like most people I have seen the Danone Activia adverts on tv, but as I don't suffer from bloating, trapped wind, or any of the other digestive complaints mentioned, I've never given them a go. This week the 4 pack of yoghurts were on offer for 2 packs for £3. reading closer I've since realised this isn't such a great offer as they are usually £1.58 a pack, still you live and learn! The cherry yoghurt comes in either a 4 pack of just cherry, or a mixed 4 or 8 pack. Each yoghurt is 125g, which I think is the right size to fill me up, I really struggle with the big muller buckets! The yoghurt is not overly thick, but has a pleasant taste and is a natural deep purple colour. These yoghurts have no fat in them, and only 72 calories a pot. They also contain 20% of the RDA of calcium, which is a nice boost. The best thing about them though is the huge lumps of cherries in them, and pleasant aftertaste. I can't say I've noticed a trimmer tummy or any of the other mentioned effects, but I figure they can't be doing me any harm having the good bacteria in there, and there has been no loss in taste alongside the loss of the fat.

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            31.07.2009 16:20

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            Thick, fruity, healthy and makes you feel good

            I only picked these up in the supermarket because they are fat free and were on offer, 2 packs for £2 (I think). As I scanned the name I recalled hearing 'reduce that bloated feeling' on TV, and put some more in my trolley. I decided I would eat 2 a day for 2 weeks and see how I got on. I have to say I am very impressed and have continued now for a month and feel there has been a significant reduction in bloating for me. The yoghurt iteslf is thick and creamy, the lowest in calories per pot that I have seen scanning the shelves and have great chunks of cherries that I have never discovered in a yoghurt pot before. I will continue to have activia every day whilst the supermarkets fight it out with their promotions, however when it returns to full price I will sadly move to a cheaper natural yoghurt option. This has no reflection on the yoghurt, more on my purses lack of funds!

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            10.07.2009 20:33
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            In order to beat the bloat I've been trying various different products which I thought might have helped me. One brand I've been sampling in the past few months is Activia! One of the products I've been "lucky" enough to sample is the fat free cherry yoghurts. This can be found in all supermarkets, including Asda, Sainsbury and Tesco. We tend to buy ours from Tesco now though but this is simply because it is closest to us! They can be found in the yoghurt aisle alongside the yoghurts such as Muller Light and Shape. They are on the middle shelf in my local Tesco so I assume they will be in the same place in every one but its worth having a little look about. They come in packets of 4, and each yoghurt weighs 125g. This isn't a huge amount of yoghurt but it is pretty average for the dairy treat! The 4 pack costs £1.56 however at the moment there is an offer on and you can get two packets for £3. This is only a saving of 12p however if you are really money conscious its as well to take advantage of it. The 4 yoghurts come held together in a cardboard outer packaging. The packaging is a green colour which reminds me of luscious fresh green grass. This adds to the natural feeling of the product. On the cardboard packaging there is lots of product information as well as some delicious little pictures of glowing red fruit cherries! The packaging does have a very natural feel to it and probably would appeal to those on a diet. There is a brightness to the packet too with the impression of a bright blue sky on it. This makes the yoghurts seem more summery which again can be more appealing to the buyer! The pots are made of plastic and follow the same pattern as the outer cardboard packet. The lid is made of a special foil which seems different to other yoghurts. It peels back really easily and doesn't spray you with too much yoghurt, in fact none at all. There was a little yoghurt on the lid though and it did require to be scraped into the yoghurt pot to join the mass of yoghurt however this was not a problem. My mum enjoyed licking the excess from the foil lid! The yoghurt is a nice pink in colour. Not too dark, but not to light and pale either! However there are darker bits of red through it! Damn! I hate bitty yoghurts. There Is no real smell coming from the yoghurt, only the slight sweetness of fruit! The yoghurt required just a little mix before sampling. It thickened up very well. The first thing I sensed was the intense fruity taste. It didn't taste very creamy at all however the delicious subtle taste of cherry was predominant! The texture was quite smooth except the gritty pieces of cherry. The bits in the yoghurt were often very soft and fleshy and I didn't particularly like this texture. Overall the taste of the yoghurt was pleasant but I personally prefer the Muller version. It didn't really help my bloating at all! One 125g yoghurt contains 69 calories and 0.1g of fat. Personally I think that this is absolutely amazing! Calorie wise, apart from Weight Watchers this is one of the lowest in calories I have come across. However it isn't a huge yoghurt and if you want something bigger I'd go for Muller which are 200g and contain around 100 calories. They are worth a try especially when found on offer.

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            18.08.2008 11:46
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            A tasty little number!

            Danone Activia come in a range of lovely flavours, mainly typically fruity yoghurt flavours. This review is about the cherry variety. Not my absolute favourite Activia yoghurt but still very tasty! TASTE I find that live yoghurts have a slightly dry taste on my tongue. They are not as creamy as non-live yoghurts. This is apparently because of the cultures in them. They are still tasty though. The first time I tried them, the dryness put me off but by the end of the four pots, I was converted! They are extremely fruity, with lots of big chunks of cherries in them. I love these bits but I know as a child I hated yoghurt with any hint of texture at all. So perhaps for kids they wouldn't be that great. I was a very fussy eater though. The cherries can sometimes have a slightly odd taste. I guess because they are so big, you expect them to taste like fresh cherries but they don't. However, they are very delicious! PACKAGING You can get packets of 4 yoghurts, all of which are cherry. There is also a pack of four different types, which includes one cherry one. HEALTH BIT Activia contains Bifidus actiregularis, which is supposed to help the digestive system. I have read that you need to eat huge quantities of these cultures for it to make a difference. I don't particularly have digestive problems and I don't eat these yoghurts religiously so I cannot comment on whether they work. However, one thing I can definitely comment on is how great they are for curing thrush. I developed thrush when abroad and pregnant and I wasn't sure what I could take and didn't fancy trying to have a conversation about it with a chemist. So after two days of really suffering, it was getting much worse. I sent husband out to get Activia because I knew the shops had it and I knew that it definitely was a live yoghurt. I had one a day for four days. The thrush cleared at the end of the first day. In future I will be getting this yoghurt instead of taking tablets. Honestly. It absolutely worked! So, if it works for thrush, the good bacteria in it must be doing something helpful to your digestive tract as well. OVERALL Lovely yoghurt for taste and it really is good for you!

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              23.05.2008 14:32
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              Danone Activia yoghurts.

              I am not a big yoghurt eater, mainly because seem to be (whenever I read the ingredients) pretty much all full of sugar and/or fat. That, and the fact that I do not have a particularly sweet tooth. However there is nothing like being told to cut down (even further) on ones sugar and fat content to make one want some! So in the Co-op today I saw these Activia fat free cherry yoghurts and idlly picked one up to look at whilst my wife was deciding which type of Pitta bread she wanted for our lunch....what an exciting life we lead! I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 'sugar' content was fructose, or fruit sugar, so much better for me as a diabetic than the usual sugar. It was the fat free that drew my attention in the first place. My second surprise was that these yoghurts are made by Danone, I thought they made hair and beauty products, sorry I digress. Anyway I bought two packs of four. Special offer, BOGOF. Taste and looks: Looks a nice wholesome light cherry colour, not much smell to it, nice thick consitency, which was surprise number 3. Fat free, often means runny and tasteless. The taste was/is very, very good. Creamy, sweet, fruity with a distinct cherry flavour, and then the nicest surprise of all; real bits of cherry. This is what made it for me. I find it hard to believe that something that tastes so sweet is only 72 calories and fat free, result! Bifidus actiregularis: Apparently these yoghurts contain this ingredient which is supposed to help the digestive system. I have to say I am a little sceptical about this claim, especially having watched a TV programme recently that debunked Yakult and other manufactureres claims in regard to this saying that actually eating fruit was far better for the gut. Still, this is not why I bought the yog's. How to eat: Obviously, out of the pot with a spoon, but I have been thinking: What about using as a topping on a bowl of real cherries? Or as a side to other fruits. In conclusion: I am quite, nay, brand new to yoghurts, I cannot remember eating them for at least a decade and have now found some really nice ones......good job I bought two packs of four!

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              Healthy eating yoghurt with active bio ingredients. Low fat.