Product Type: Danone Dessert / Yoghurts
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Chillin' with my cherries!
Danone Activia Fat Free Cherry
Member Name: SweetTooth93
Danone Activia Fat Free Cherry
Advantages: Nice yoghurt, on offer, nutritional values
Disadvantages: bits in the yoghurt, expensive on their own
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.