“ Brand: Danone / Type: Yoghurts „
Lately I have been suffering with a really bloated feeling which was really uncomfortable. Although I had seen the Activia adverts with Martine McCutcheon on the television many times before, I had never really taken much notice. It was funny because during the days I was suffering with bloating, I saw the advert many times and so off to Sainsbury's I went. I came across these Activia yoghurts fairly easy as they were offer. Instead of being £2.49 for 4 (this price has always put me off), they were 2 packs of 4 for £2 which I thought was a bargain. These yogurts are made by Danone. They contain Bifidus ActiRegularis which is said to help aid digestion. These yoghurts come in a lovely round pot. I like this shape because it is attractive, but not only this; you seem to be able to get more of the yoghurt out as there is no corners in the pot like you get with a lot of other yoghurts. These pots are quite sturdy and won't dent and leak like other yoghurts such as 'Ski' do. The pots are recyclable, although I am going to keep mine to put jelly in when I have my Christmas party at home. These yoghurts are a Peach and Cream flavour; one of my favourite yoghurt flavours. The yogurt contains pieces of peach which taste really nice and fresh and also add a nice texture. It must be the creamiest yoghurt I have ever come across. It is incredibly more-ish, however I like to eat mine slowly in order to savour the delicious taste. These yoghurts have a lovely texture; they are so creamy. I would describe them as being a real luxury. They are completely different to other yoghurts as they are quite thick and not at all watery like other products. This yoghurt is very set. Each 120g pot of yogurt will provide you with 118 calories, 15.2g of sugar and 3.6g of fat. Each pot will also provide an adult with 23% of their recommended daily calcium intake. So all in all, they aren't too bad which I was quite surprised about. I also found them to be really filling and so I wouldn't end up snacking on other things. I would definitely recommend these yoghurts. Not only were they incredibly tasty but after eating them (one a day for a week)they also helped me with my bloating problem. Thanks for reading! November 2011 Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
Over 14 years ago I was diagnosed by my Doctor as having Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS). He did nothing at the time to really help apart from give me several prescriptions which I found did not work for me. It was only when I was at university when I met a new doctor who was a lot more understanding and recommended a number of 'alternative' therapies which I won't go into unless someone is really interested. One of the things the Doctor recommended was live biological yogurt to be eaten daily. This was before Activia was widely known. I tried the plain supermarket brands but was put off as they are really bland tasting and for someone who does not like the smell of milk, the smell was disgusting. A few years ago I discovered Activia. Everyone has seen the annoying adverts on TV and the bold claims that they make. I was skeptical. It is a great marketing campaign - try Activia for 14 days! That's minimum of 14 pots of yoghurt you need to buy. However, it was on offer at the time and I thought I would try it. My large local supermarket regularly has half price offers so I tend to stock up (check the sell by dates.) For me personally, Activia works. If I have an Activia in the mornings for breakfast on a regular basis my IBS symptoms are massively reduced. I won't go into details but my husband and my colleagues can vouch for this! The symptoms include bloating and not being able to go to the toilet to be concise. The Activia brought out their new Intensely Creamy range. There are probably around 6 flavours but only 3 seem to be available at my supermarket. My favourite is Peaches and Cream! I love the really thick mousse like texture with pieces of fruit. Each pot is 120g and 118 calories. DOWNSIDES... I would say that the downside is that I find you need to eat the yoghurt immediately once it has been taken out of the fridge or else it seems to lose its thick texture somewhat. Another downside is the price. This can be expensive if you are eating these on a regular basis; around £2 for 4 pots. Look out for the offers and it is not too bad for a treat.
Danone Activia are a range of extra creamy yoghurts that were only launched around a year ago. They contain Bifidus Actiregularis which can aid in healthy digestion. This is found in all products in the Activia range. The yoghurt comes in a pack of 4 pots each weighing 120g. Each pot has 118 calories and 2.3grams of saturated fat, making them quite healthy for a daily dessert until you realise that the sugar content is over 15grams per pot, whish isn't so good! I saw an advert for these, and not being a great fan of yoghurt, thought they looked pretty nice and I also liked that fact the they described it as creamy. When I saw them on offer at the supermarket I just had to try them. I brought one pack in this flavour and another pack in the vanilla flavour which was just gorgeous. These yoghurts are a great way to have a healthy treat and I find the pot is just the right size, any more and I would find it sickly and too rich. I loved both flavours I tried, sadly I started to get an upset stomach after eating them for about two weeks. As soon as I stopped I was fine so obviously something in them didn't agree with me.
After seeing numerous adverts for Danone and in particular the Bifidus Actiregularis (good bacteria) that you need, I'll admit that Danone's marketing department convinced me to buy into the whole idea of this and I ended up buying some Activia Intensely Creamy yoghurts. I buy them from Sainsburys and they are £1.99 for 4 120g pots (they went up £0.01 last week...!) I've been buying them for about 6 months now and only once have they been on a BOGOF offer... The packaging is kinda cute in that you get this small round pot which nestles nicely in your hand. It has a foil lid which pulls off fairly easily and so far I've managed to get them off in once piece (as I have struggled with some other makes and it tears off in two!) Oddly (or not) I've noticed that when you peel back the lid, it doesn't splatter at you... I must admit this is a refreshing change as normally I puncture yoghurt lids before opening them to release the air...not sure if that is just me that experiences that though?!? The pots are small compared to some other brands..however I'll give Danone their due, it is what they say it is..intensely creamy... the peach one is actually my favourite as I find it the creamiest of the 5 flavours..its a nice fairly thick consistency with peach chunks in it.... and they are chunks too...! No skimming on these thats for sure.... very refreshing! As its so thick though I do tend to find it makes a good healthy snack.. So talking of healthy, whats the nutrional stuff...? 100g is 98 calories so it works out at 120 calories per pot... you can get more yoghurt for less calories with Muller but I wouldn't have said that Muller tastes as nice as these... Fat content is 3gram per 100gram so not too bad and falls within the 5% rule of thumb I tend to use... But once you have spooned every last mouthful, the fun doesn't end there...oooh no....If you are a creative individual or have children, you could also use the pots as christmas baubles or flower pots...(once you've cleaned the pot though!) I'll admit that I got that idea from their website but I must admit my nieces love them... although one of them has decorated it and now uses it put their bracelets in....! The pots themselves are clear plastic with nothing written on them at all so they are really easy to reuse for something.... this is Blue Peter recycling at its best...! The only thing is that where they stick the yoghurts together in the pack you get a bit splodge of glue on the side but this can easily be peeled off...
As the name suggests, these are very very creamy indeed. What I first liked about this product is the shape of the pots. In this case, they are more of a round and transparent in colour. They are also very sturdy and would come in handy around the home. Each pot has a foil lid which peels back easily. As soon as the product is exposed, you can really smell the peach. It smells fruity and light and very refreshing, and as you may have guessed, it's creamy peach in colour. Like I have said, these are extremely creamy but the good thing is that they aren't sickly at all. The product is very thick in consistency and had lovely chunks of peach throughout. There is a lovely peach flavour which isn't over-powering and I have to say, I really enjoyed eating one of these. The round pot also makes it easier to get to those hard to reach places at the bottom. I find these great as a snack or as a dessert after a meal. They really do leave you feeling satisfied after consumption. Because it is an Activia product, it contains Bifidus ActiRegularis which has been scientifically proven to help the digestive system. Each pot contains 120g and can be purchased as a pack of four for around £1.90 but they are currently on special offer at Asda for a £1.00 which I think is brilliant value for money considering the quality and benefits of the product. One pot cotains only 118 calories and 3.6g of fat. The downside is that they do contain a lot of sugar at 15.2g so despite the great taste, these have to lose a star for that.
The name really does say it all for this yoghurt. Intensely creamy, they really have got this right. I picked up these four pots of active yoghurts from Asda priced at only £1 but usually retail at around £1.70. There are many different flavours available, peaches and cream, strawberry, cherry and there was another one but I really can't recall. These yoghurts come in individual pots which fit into the palm of your hand purfact6 and as they are made of a slightly thicker plastic than the normal pots they are great to recycle in your own home. I've been collecting these pots and using them for my daughter to have her paints in as it's easier and less messy than squirting a small amount onto a paper plate. The lid is very easy to remove and revealed inside the pot is a lovely thick, creamy yoghurt which contains large chunks of peach. The combination of the lovely thick creamy yoghurts which is full of flavour and very smooth, mixed with the texture of the thick chucks of peach really does go down a treat. With some yoghurts I have found that some have left a nasty taste in my mouth once i have finished. But these do not leave that nasty rougth feeling on your toungue. These are great for a snack or after dinner dessert. Each pot contains 120grams of intensely creamy yoghurt, which contains only 3%fat and 118 calories. Activia is well known for the adverts claiming that there yoghurts will help improve slower digestion and digestive comfort within the first two weeks of having at least one yoghurt days, alongside a healthy living program with lots of healthy eating and exercise. I have been indulging in one of these lovely yoghurts once a day for over two weeks, but I did start to feel better and not so bloated, but over the last few days I've not felt so good after eating larger meals, but I suppose me eating a whole tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream over the weekend really didn't help. Overall I really enjoyed this yoghurt. But they can be pricey when not on offer. This flavour has to be my favourite. So why don't you try these for yourself, as they really do have a great thick creamy taste to them which I have never tasted in a yoghurt before, and you really will be blown away by the fantastic flavours within this yoghurt. And give yourself some Tummy Loving Care!