“ Type: Yoghurts „
Being in my 20's I know it's not cool to like anything prune based, but I don't really care. I really like these yoghurt's and actual prunes, and I'm not ashamed. Not only do they have health benefits I actually like the taste of prunes. These Activia yoghurt's are widely available throughout supermarkets, but I shop at Sainsburys, where these cost £1.65 for 4 125g pots. They are regularly on offer though and you can get 8 pots for £2.00. The yoghurt's come in plastic individual pots with a cardboard outer cover. It claims on the pack that each 125 g serving contains Calories 113 - 6%, Sugars 16.1g - 18%, Fat 3.5g - 5%, Saturates 2.3g - 12%, Salt 0.2g - 3% of an adult's guideline daily amount. The yoghurt's also contain Bifidus Actiregularis® which claim to help digestion and are apparently a friendly bacteria. The yoghurt consist of a bottom layer of prune fruit purée, which is very sweet and sticky, but very tasty, and the yoghurt is plain natural yoghurt, which is very creamy but I actually find it a bit too tart, so whenever I eat these I give it a good old mix, and it makes the perfect yoghurt. The sweetness of the prune with the tartness of the natural yoghurt really compliment each other, and work better as one than as separate elements. I'm not sure if they help my digestion or anything like that, but I find that they fill a gap nicely and taste really great. So if they claim they are doing all those extra bits too then that is a bonus. I would really recommend these if you like prunes. They are lovely.
I really love Danone products and one of my favourite yogurts is the Fruit Layer Prune. It comes in a pack of four. The pots contain 125 g yogurt and fruit. They are available for 1.65 pounds in Sainsbury's. At the moment they are on offer so you can buy two packs for 3 pounds. You can find it in most of the supermarkets for about this price. The Activia yogurt contains the Bifidus Actiregularis yogurt culture which helps to reduce the digestive discomfort. The prune layer is on the bottom of the pot and there is a non flavoured yogurt layer on the top of it. I tried the yogurt before I mixed them and I found it sour so I mixed it quickly. It became sweet and fruity. The prune layer contains fruit pieces in it and its texture is similar to jams. After mixing the two layers the yogurt became pale purple coloured. It has nice fruity scent and flavour. For me Danone yogurts are treats. I really love their creamy texture and the sweetness of fruits. They contain added sugar as well but the energy content of them is lower than the energy content of chocolates and cakes. I think they are even healthier. The ingredients of the yogurt are as follows: Yogurt with Bifidus ActiRegularis® (Whole Milk, Skimmed Milk Concentrate / Powder, Cream, Yogurt Cultures), Prune (9.4%), Sugar (5%), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Stabilisers (Modified Maize Starch, Pectin), Flavouring, Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Calcium Phosphate). The nutritional values per pot are as follows: Energy: 113 kcal Protein: 4.1 g Carbohydrate: 16.3 g of which sugars: 16.1 g Fat: 3.5 g of which saturates: 2.3 g Fibre: 0.3 g Sodium: 0.06 g To sum up Danone Activia Fruit Layer Prune is a layered yogurt which contains a thin layer of prune jam on the bottom of the pot and a thick layer of unflavoured yogurt on the top. After you mix them you will get a yogurt with fruit pieces in it. The colour of the mix becomes pale purple. It has lovely prune scent and taste. Its sweetness is about right. As the Danone Activia yogurts usually contain the special Bifidus Acturegularis bacteria this yogurt contains it too. This helps your digestion. I think this yogurt is even more effective because prune strengthens the yogurt's effect on our digestion. Prune contains loads of fibre which makes the yogurt even healthier. The creamy texture makes it moreish...
Activia is a delicious creamy live yogurt which can be bought in packs of four. Some of them have a layer of fruit at the bottom of the tub and my favourite one is the Prune Fruit Layer! It is a bit more expensive than other yogurts, however as I am feeling a bit sluggish today I paid £1.69 today in Sainsbury's but they are sometimes on offer. Activia claims that it helps to improve the digestive system. Like many other yogurts, Activia is made from the bacterial fermentation of milk. What makes Activia different the people at Activia claim, is that that because of its unique probiotic culture, Bifidius ActiRegularis, more commonly know as 'good bacteria', it can help that bloated feeling that some of us women get from time to time. Activia works alongside the good bacteria in your tummy to help support your digestive health by improving your digestive system when at least one pot is eaten each day. Just because Activia is good for you doesn't mean it doesn't taste great. Activia is delicious and can be enjoyed any time - for breakfast, lunch or as a healthy snack. You may not think about it very much, but the health of your digestive system is important to your overall well-being. Think of it as the engine room of your body. It processes food and makes sure that your body is supplied with all the essential nutrients it needs to help you live a healthy and active lifestyle. For example, it helps to give us the nutrients which provide us with energy, and ensures we absorb important nutrients which can play a role in the quality of our skin and hair. Apart from all the claims that the people at Activa make, and I do feel that you can probably get the same benefits from eating any live bio yogurt I have to say that the prune fruit layer is delicious. On opening the 125g pot, which I would really like to be a bit larger, you find a not too thick creamy yogurt. Now the pot is slightly see through and you can see what looks like a layer of brown sludge at the bottom, this is the prunes. I presume you are supposed to stir this through the yogurt, but I like to eat the yogurt first and have the prune layer at the end. There are 113 Kcals in each pot and also 19% of your daily recommended amount of calcium so for a healthy snack I would recommend it, claims or no claims.
Available in: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, ASDA, Waitrose, Somerfield.