“ Brand: Danone / Type: Yoghurts „
Danone Activia Intensely Creamy Luscious Cherry, yogurts.
I recently discovered these yogurts in the Sainsbury's store in their yogurts isle, and they are currently on a bargain promotion at the moment for the price of £2.00 for two packets thats eight yogurts, four in each packet and each packet containing four individual pots each containing 120grams of yogurt in each pot.
They come in little plastic pots, with a peel off foil lid, and they really are great little yogurts, I take a couple to work for me incase im getting hungry, and they do fill the gap nicely.
They taste really creamy, and you can taste a creamy fruity flavour and the cherry is my favourite, with little pieces of cherry in each pot, they are not runny unlike some of the cheaper brands and they are really a dream to eat, so smooth and ermm just fancy one right now, doing this review.
Each 120grams pot contains, 116 calories, sugars 14.8grams, fat 3.6grams, saturates 2.3grams, and salt 0.1grams.
Keep refridgerated below +6.0cmax.
Nice to finish off a meal with, something sweet is one of lifes little pleasures we all enjoy, and these can help to support your digestive health by helping to reduce digestive discomfort, and thats a great idea for me, as I do tend to suffer a lot.
This contains the exclusive culture Bifidus ActiRegularis and is scientifically proven to help with the above mentioned discomfort.
Made by Danone, they are really creamy and thick and a yogurt with a bit of a difference, I love them and will be buying them again soon as these run out, I hope that they keep their promotion on offer for a bit longer too.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. :)
As a fan of yogurt, and someone who gets bloated a lot, I have always looked at these kind of products with interest, and was very interested in this as it seemed a much more luxurious yogurt/dessert than the usual digestion yogurts. As a fan of activa products anyway, I was pleased when it came on offer in my local tesco recently.
I was actually expecting to be disappointed as they looked great, really thick and creamy, but was plesently suprised at its thick texture, gorgeous cherry flavour and big chunks of cherry as well. They were served in great little clear plastic pots were really attractive, again making them feel more like a dessert than a yogurt or digestive aid.
I would buy these again in the future as they did make me feel less bloated and they tasted better than several luxury yogurts I have eaten recently. A great treat, whilst caring for your insides.
My idea of heaven is a pudding that is laden with calories and generally topped with a large helping of extra thick double cream but if I ate a dessert like that everyday then I would end up the size of a house!
You will always find some sort of yoghurt sitting in my fridge, usually it will be whatever type my discount store has in their chiller, some of the low fat yoghurt's are a tad too weak and insipid for my liking, if I am going to eat yoghurt then at least I want to enjoy it. There is nothing worse than yoghurt that looks and tastes glutenous.
Danone Activia is on special offer at Sainsbury's this week and in fact at 99p for a pack of four it represents very good value. Danone is a well known name and they do produce good quality yoghurt's that are worth eating.
There was a choice between a peach and a cherry flavour, I am a big cherry flavour fan so that was my choice.
The four small plastic pots are neatly encased in an outer cardboard sleeve, all of the nutritional information is printed on the outer cardboard sleeve and I like to know just how many calories is in each pot, some brands can be very deceiving. Only recently I innocently enjoyed a Muller fruit crumble corner ( it was delicious ) to find out that it contained a considerable amount of sugar, far more than I would have estimated.
It is crystal clear, each pot contains 120g of Danone cherry yoghurt which in turn contain 116 calories, so this is a treat that I am happy to sit and enjoy.
Each pot contains 5.8g of protein, 15.2g of carbs - 14.8g of that amount is sugar, 3.6g of fat, 0.2g of fibre and a trace of sodium.
The Danone yoghurt contains the culture Bifidus ActiRegularis and that enables you to digest your food far more slowly.
Last week I had a large tub of Rachael's Greek style Cherry yoghurt and I must say that this was nothing short of superb, the yoghurt was rich, ultra creamy and the sweet fruity taste was a winner.
When you lift the lid from the small pot of Danone intensely creamy yoghurt you can instantly see that the contents are super-thick and they look very rich and creamy.
The yoghurt smells good but it doesn't smell very sweet, it is a good colour and in order to eat it you need to almost slice the contents of the pot with the side of a teaspoon.
The texture is excellent, the thick wholesome yoghurt doesn't cloy it just melts away and there are good sized chunks of deep red cherry swimming in the pot.
Though the yoghurt is as Danone say intensely creamy I find that I miss the `sweetness` that was apparent in the Rachel's cherry yoghurt. The flavour is very natural and untampered with, you can taste the fruit but I need to semi-satisfy my sweet tooth and Danone Intensely creamy is not sweet enough to be able to do that on it's own.
I wanted to know a bit more so I turned to the sleeve and read through the list of ingredients. The yoghurt contains concentrated grape juice ( so maybe that is detracting from the sweetness as grape juice has a sharper edge ) and carrot juice which I am assuming adds colour to the yoghurt.
14.6g of every 120g pot comprises of sugar so I would have thought that it would have tasted far sweeter than it did.
By no means am I saying that the yoghurt was not fully enjoyed, it was delicious and served well as a quick low calorie dessert. Because the thick consistency is so creamy I am going to try adding some chopped fruit to my next pot to make it taste a little sweeter, I particularly enjoy a half a chopped banana added to yoghurt.
Plus the Danone Activia pot has lived to fight another day, the small cauldron shaped plastic pot was ideal for use as a paintpot, so rather than throw it in the recycling bin it has found a new home alongside my easel.
I would buy Danone Activia yoghurt again - as long as it was on a special offer.
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 "Intensively creamy cherry yogurt".
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 120g. This isn't a huge amount of yoghurt but it is pretty average for the dairy treat! The 4 pack costs £1.94. Often they can be found on offer for example buy one get one free. However at the moment there is no offers on. I think this is very expensive as it works out at almost 50p a yoghurt!
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 looking cherries swimming in a pale pink, obviously cherry yoghurt! The packaging does have a very natural feel to it and probably would appeal to those on a diet and the delicious fruity pictures are very tempting too!
The pots are made of glass which I found very odd! There is no product information or information of any sort on the glass jars! 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 no yoghurt on the lid which was pleasing as it saved having to scrape it off in to the pot! The yoghurt is a nice pale pink in colour however there were a few darker bits of red through it! Damn! I hate bitty yoghurts. There was a distinctive creamy smell coming from the pot which was very promising. There was also a delicious cherry aroma too!
The yoghurt required no mixing at all before sampling as it was already deliciously thick. It was quite weird in texture actually almost between a yoghurt, angel delight, and a thick chocolate mousse. The first thing I sensed was the strong creamy taste. It had a delicious cherry taste to it too. I'm not normally keen on cherry flavoured things however this was a really subtle fruityness and just enough to enjoy! The sweetness was strong too but there was more of a creaminess to it. Activia products claim to help with bloating but this didn't help with mine at all.
Obviously these yoghurts are not suitable for those with lactose intolerances.
I love the regular Activia, apart from the one time I got a bit of plastic in one (quickly resolved and coupon issued). When these turned up on the TV I just had to find them in my local supermarket. Normally, with new products you get a special offer, this was true here too, with two four packs for £2, now that is cheap.
They say 'Intensely Creamy' and they are right. The use of whole milk makes them quite thick and they do have a VERY creamy taste. My only conern is that this is achieved with some of the other ingredients, but I cannot be sure on that count. All I do know is that they are very yummy. The amount of actual fruit is not that much more than the regular version, but the thickness is a lot different. I love a nice size spoonful and letting it slip around in the mouth to really enjoy the awesome flavour.
Nutrion is pretty good, per 100g as follows;
of which sugars 12.7g
of which saturates 1.9g
equivalent as salt 0.1g
This reads very well indeed, low in carbs, low in fat, and pretty darn good on salt too. This seems like a nice healthy yoghurt and certainly tastes very nice.
My wife is a bzz agent and recently brought some of these home from the supermarket to try and report upon having been given a slew of money-off vouchers. I was very sceptical about the claims that they can aid digestion but thought I would give them a go in any case....my thoughts; well hmmmmm let me just see....
To begin with, I was not really that impresed. As my wife wanted some help writing her review, I thought I would give her a few pointers by examining the packaging carefully. This was where my scepticism about their "scientific" claims was given credubility. If you actually read the small print, the claims that this product aids digestion are only valid if you eat one of these a day for 14 days. Now you get four in a packet and they are not cheap when compared to an own brand yoghurt of the variety we would normally buy so thats a bit of an expense to start with. Secondly, they are that rich that I don't think I would want one a day for two weeks- not even if I changed flavours and went for a bit of variety.
My personal opinion too is that the big pieces of cherry in the yoghurt are entirely unnessecary. There is already a lot of flavour in here without this added addition. The texture is quite thick and some would say creamy- hence the name. Personally though, I would go for the descriptive phrase of gloopy. I have a sweet tooth but I found these much to rich and, as I tend to eat a yoghurt for breakfast before work, (it is all my stomach can cope with that early in the morning) I couldn't see myself swapping my own brand for these. I tend to eat Tesco own brand yoghurts and gooseberry is my own paticular favourite. These Intensely Creamy yoghurts come in lemon and strawberry flavours as well as cherry and reports I have read suggest that the lemon flavour taste like washing up liquid. L;emon is a flavour I would never associate with yoghurt anyway...
In my honest and trusted opinion, I don't think these are worth the money you pay for them. Their scientific claims do not, for me, stand up to scrutiny and they are far too rich to be enjoyable. They are supposed to be a naughty treat that is actually good for you but I would like instead a big tub of ice cream as a naughty treat as that is far more satisfying for me than a tub of okay yoghurt which really didn't leave me impressed. They are okay, which is why I am giving them more than null point, but I don't think I would go out and buy them againand if my wife buys them again, she can rest easy that I won't be indulging.
I am a housewife who is part of BzzAgent, and I try new products for them in return I spread the word in what I think.
The most recent campaign I am involved in is for Danone Activia Intensely Creamy. I printed off my money off vouchers at http://www.danone.bzzagent.co.uk/ and bought 8 jars. Luscious Cherry and Peaches & Cream. As a berry lover I did prefer the cherry one.
I very much enjoy the yoghurts on a regular basis and was looking forward to trying the new Danone Activia Intensely Creamy. I wasn't disappointed. It was ultra creamy and indulgant and I didn't have to worry about excess calories as it only has 3% fat. It also aids with digestion as it has the same unique culture called Bifidus ActiRegularis as their yoghurt which helps with that heavy bloated feeling that most women feel.
How is that then girls, a luxury and wonderful tasting dessert that has great health benefits and low in fat. Activa do say that 82% of people with digestive discomfort said they felt better after eating Activia everyday for 14 days. So what are you waiting for, get yourself some free 40p off vouchers and give some to your friends and family and try it for yourself. You have nothing to lose apart from that heavy bloated feeling.
It truly is yummy