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      24.04.2010 13:16
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      Recommended for raspberry lovers

      My hubby's new very favourite yogurt is Danone's Activia Fruit Layer Raspberry. It comes in a pack of 4 pots packed together with a cardboard sleeve. Each pot contains 125 g yogurt with fruit layer. The pots are made of white plastic which is quite transparent so you can see the fruit layer on the bottom of the pot and the white yogurt on the top of it. The raspberry fruit layer is red of course and there are some raspberry seeds in it which I don't really like but they belong to the raspberry so you can be pretty sure that it contains real fruit (or at least the seeds hehe, sorry).

      The yogurt is naturally quite sour if you don't mix it with the fruit. The fruit layer is quite sweet so after you stir them well the result is a pink and not too sweet yogurt with fruit. I like it but I prefer the prune to this. We bought them is the local Sainsbury's. They were on offer so two packs of 4 pots (8 pots) were for 3 pounds. It is nice that we like different ones with my hubby as he eats much more yogurt than me. He doesn't like the prune yogurt so they are safe. I prefer those ones because the prune yogurt is sweeter and I am very sweet-toothed.

      The taste of the yogurt tastes really like raspberry yogurts usually taste and it is sour and sweet at the same time. The texture of the yogurt is creamy and after you mixed the yogurt with the fruit layer you can see small fruit pieces and seeds in it.

      As this yogurt is an Activia yogurt it means that it contains Danone's yogurt culture called Bifidus ActiRegularis. Activia yogurts help to reduce digestive discomfort. Well I eat yogurt every day and I don't have any discomfort so probably they really work.

      The ingredients of this yogurt are: Yogurt with Bifidus ActiRegularis (Whole Milk, Skimmed Milk Concentrate / Powder, Cream, Yogurt Cultures), Raspberry (9.2%), Sugar (5.8%), Fibre (Inulin), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Stabilisers (Modified Maize Starch, Sodium Alginate), Flavouring, Colour (Cochineal), Acidity Regulators (Calcium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid).

      The nutritional values per pot are as follows:
      Energy: 106 kcal
      Protein: 4.3 g
      Carbohydrate: 14.4 g
      of which sugars: 13.8 g
      Fat: 3.5 g
      of which saturates: 2.3 g
      Fibre: 2.3 g
      Sodium: 0.06 g
      equivalent as salt: 0.2g

      This yogurt contains milk. It is not suitable for vegetarians.

      Danone Activia Fruit Layer Raspberry yogurt was manufactured by Danone UK Ltd. (Trowbridge, BA14 4DR). For more information on Activia yogurts or the manufacturer please visit www.danoneactivia.co.uk.

      In my opinion this is a delicious yogurt made for raspberry funs. I don't belong to them although I tried this yogurt. I like the fresh raspberry but not the processed versions of it. It is sour and sweet at the same time and the yogurt has lovely creamy texture. It contains yogurt culture for easier digestion. You have to keep them refrigerated. They are rally nice treat so it is worth having a few of them in the fridge. It is worth buying when they are on offer. You have to shop around because somewhere they are always on offer.
      I rate it 5 out of five because in raspberry yogurt category it is really good. I just don't really fancy processed raspberry but this is my taste. The yogurt is highly recommended.

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        20.03.2010 00:47
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        be kind to your digestive system - recommended

        I used to eat these all the time years ago, but then I abandoned dairy foods because they made me feel sick and gave me a really painful stomach. They still do but I sometimes eat yoghurt to keep up with my calcium and Danone Activia yoghurts are also proven to aid with digestion - another health benefit. I'm making a conscious effort to eat healthier and if that means including a little bit of dairy in my diet then so be it. These Fruit Layer yoghurts are little pots of natural yoghurt with a layer of fruit at the bottom. The raspberry ones are my favourite, hands down. I bought a pack of 4 from my city centre Somerfield in Edinburgh for £1.76. They are sometimes on offer and you can occasionally get 2 packets of 4 yoghurts for £3.

        These yoghurts come connected in packs of 4 with a cardboard sleeve around it. The net weight is 500g, each yoghurt weighing 125g. There is a nutritional bar at the top of the sleeve which states that each yoghurt contains the following:

        Calories - 106, 5% of your RDA
        Sugars - 13.8g, 15% of your RDA
        Fat - 3.5g, 5% of your RDA
        Saturates - 2.3g, 12% of your RDA
        Salt - 0.2g, 3% of your RDA

        As far as calories go, for breakfast I feel totally guilt free having one of these, although having it with a bagel or suchlike is a wise idea as it doesn't keep you full on its own, There is a substantial amount of sugar in it as you can see, so i would stick to no more than 2 a day at the absolute max. The box recommends that if you have 1 or 2 every day for a fortnight then it will aid digestion noticeably, but you have to do it for the two weeks to notice a difference; pricey if you have the 2 a day for 2 weeks, not too bad if you only have 1 though.

        The natural yoghurt is creamy and delicious, slightly more runny than other yoghurts and not too sweet. I guess you could add sugar to the top of it if you wanted to but it kind of defeats the point of trying to be healthy. Some people like to mix the yoghurt with the fruit but I love keeping it separate and saving the fruit section til the end, mmmm! When I have finished the yoghurt I am greeted by a small but sweet fruity section; it tastes completely natural, like there is no sugar added at all, it's similar to a compote. Ths raspberry one is full of seeds and nicely sweet, it tastes nice mixed in with the yoghurt but I prefer it separate. As a combination though it works really well; smooth, runny natural yoghurt met with a sweet, textured raspberry purée at the bottom. I love it.

        I have uncovered one of my favourite foods from ages ago and I'm really enjoying these yoghurts again. I've only been eating them again for a couple of days but I already feel less bloated, I am going to do the 2 week challenge and see how good I feel by the end of it - will keep you updated on that one! They are ideal for a quick snack on the go, as part of a healthy breakfast or as a dessert after a big meal. I would highly recommend these yoghurts to anybody who wanted to be that bit healthier and feel less bloated.

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          09.09.2009 19:29
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          Halfway between a dessert and a yogurt

          I have been buying these yogurts for over a year now as both myself and my daughter love them. They are usually about £1.58 for a pack of 4 but often there is an offer running if you buy 2 packs for £3.00 or 3 packs for £4.00 at Asda - not much of a saving but if you are going to buy them anyway....

          These yogurts come in a pack of 4 in a cardboard sleeve and need to be ripped apart into individual pots. Unlike many other products that come in these stuck together packs I haven't yet had the adjoining pot lid open while I've been trying to pull them apart. The lid always seems to have some yogurt stuck on the underside - however they have been stored so I assume this happens en route to the supermarket shelf. The yogurt is a sweet vanilla tasting natural yogurt on top of a syrupy raspberry base - I often mix the two together or try and get a bit of the raspberry bit in with the natural part but my mum only eats the top natural part as she finds the raspberry bit far too sweet.

          The pots contain 125g of yogurt which is a standard serving and contain 113 calories per pot and 2.1g of saturated fat - which makes them a fairly healthy dessert but probably only 1 a day is required! They are part of Danone's Activia range which purports to contain some kind of bacteria to help intestinal balance - I don't know much about it but it sounds good although I'm a fan of these yogurts for the taste - any health benefits are a bonus.

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          10.07.2009 20:51
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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 raspberry fruit layer yoghurt.

          These 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 normally however at the moment there is an offer on and you can get twp packets for only £3. This is only a saving of 12p but if you are watching the pennies then it is worth taking advantage of.

          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 juicy red raspberries. There is also a picture of a spoon filled with a layer of red syrup with some creamy looking yoghurt on the top! The pictures are very appealing. The packaging does have a very natural feel to it and probably would appeal to those on a diet. The light green of the wrapper provides a light and airy feel to it too and overall the packaging is very tempting!

          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. Each pot has its own picture of the raspberries and yoghurt spoon on them! This is really appealing.

          The lids can be removed easily and the yoghurt is not up to the brim therefore none is left behind on the lid, unless they have been shaken that is. First of all you see the delicious looking white yoghurt. However it is not plain white and there is a slight red tinge to it. This is from the compot at the bottom seeping up from below! There is no smell at all coming from the yoghurt which wasn't too promising.

          The cool yoghurt on top surprisingly tastes like vanilla which is odd because it is natural yoghurt and not vanilla flavoured at all. It definitely has a creaminess to it as well as a lovely sweetness. The raspberry layer below is very sticky and syrupy however it does contain little lumps and seeds too. The raspberry flavour is very strong but gorgeous. Mixed together it provides a lovely creamy raspberry yoghurt.

          Overall I did enjoy them but they weren't the best and not my favourite fruity yoghurts. I think I will be sticking to Muller in terms of taste. They didn't help my bloating at all either.

          One pot of this yoghurt contains 113 calories and 3.5g fat. This isn't very good at all. I'd much prefer a 175g pot of Muller layers for only 90 calories.


          They are worth a try especially when found on offer.

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          07.08.2008 12:35
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          A tasty yogurt but I didn't feel any different after two weeks of eating them

          I recently tried Activia for the first time, after receiving some vouchers from bzzagent to try it and tell others what I thought of it. I had seen the adverts on television many times, and was slightly sceptical of the claims that it would help to improve digestive transit and reduce bloating. I was happy to try some of the yogurts for free, though.

          Activia contains a unique live culture called Bifidus ActiRegularis, which is apparently clinically proven to help improve digestive transit when eaten everyday. The television adverts recommend that you eat one or two pots of the yogurts daily for two weeks to see a difference.

          The Raspberry Fruit Layer yogurts come in a pack of four, each pot containing 125g. There is a layer of raspberry puree on the bottom, with plain yogurt on the top. I found that they tasted really good, and when the yogurt and fruit were stirred together, there was a very creamy taste mixed with the sweetened raspberry.

          I ate a variety of Activia yogurts for more than two weeks, but did not notice any difference in digestive transit or bloating. The yogurts all tasted very good, but not that much different to other brands. I will probably buy them again occasionally, as I enjoyed the taste.

          The Raspberry Fruit Layer yogurts contain 107 kcal per 125g pot, with 4.4g of protein, 14.5g of carbohydrates (13.8g of which sugar) and 3.5g of fat (2.1g saturates). The ingredients list that fibre is contained in the form of inulin. Each yogurt has 2.5g of fibre, which may help to improve the digestive system and boost fibre intake. Sodium levels are 0.06g per 125g.

          To summarise, I enjoyed eating these yogurts, as they have a lovely taste, but I did not feel that they had any effect on my digestive function. I got them from Tesco, and they cost £1.58 for a pack of four yogurts. There are often special offers on too, such as three packs for £3.00.

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          Available in: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, ASDA, Waitrose, Somerfield.