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      06.05.2012 19:42
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      Pouring yogurt

      Pouring yogurt? I was a bit sceptical at first but I admit I really love the Vanilla flavour and would go so far as saying it is as good as cream!

      Marketed as a breakfast yogurt to serve with cereal, to use in smoothies or just on its own, it is available in 3 flavours, Vanilla, strawberry and natural.

      The carton
      The carton is quite tall and slim so easy to fit in the door of the fridge, recyclable tetra pack, with a screw top so easy to serve and seal again. The carton has the typical green colour of Activa and features a picture of how it can be served. Contents are 950grams and the nutritional information is on the side of the carton.

      Contents
      The vanilla pouring yogurt is a thick creamy consistency, it smells of vanilla and is a nice deep creamy colour. It tastes delicious, a lovely vanilla flavour, having not sampled the other flavours I can't comment on them. Strawberry yogurt is amongst my worst flavour and natural doesn't tempt me!

      Nutrition

      They suggest 130 grams as being an average serving that means you can use a carton in 7 days. which is the length of time suggested for storing after opening. One serving has 85 cals, it has 4 grams of protein, 12.4 grams of carbohydrate, 2grams of fat, and a trace of salt, plus some useful calcium.

      Advertised as less than 2% fat it is a healthy option and it contains Bifidobacterium lactis which is good for the gut by helping the digestive system.

      Uses
      Obviously on cereal for breakfast, on top of fruit and pancakes, with fruit salad, in smoothies or on top of pies, tarts apple cake instead of cream for dinner or a snack. The natural flavour could be used in cooking where ordinary yogurt would be used like in naan bread.

      Why did I buy it?

      Well to be truthful I didn't. I am a Bzz agent and had a voucher to receive it free and tell other people all about it.

      Do I like it?

      Yes. It is really delicious and versatile and something I will pop in my trolley more often now.

      Cost.

      Normally £1.98 it is on offer in Tesco for £1 until May 15th.

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        05.05.2012 13:45

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        I am a BzzAgent https://www.bzzagent.co.uk/ and I'm taking part in the Activia Pouring Yogurt campaign. As a family we have tried all three flavours and absolutely love them all. The natural yogurt is definitely the best for cereal while the vanilla and strawberry flavours are delicious on fruit as a dessert or blended with berries as smoothies, or just for drinking as they are. We always try to eat a healthy diet and these drinking yogurts are low in fat, the consistency is much thicker than I'd imagined, very indulgent! I'd really like to see a few more flavours though, a tropical pineapple/passion fruit sounds good. I will definitely be adding Activia Pouring Yogurt to my shopping list for the future.

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        27.04.2012 16:17
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        Great consistency for pouring over cereals but too much like yoghurt.

        I was asked to try this product as part of a Bzz Campaign. I wouldn't normally try anything like this being a milk person. A yoghurt is a yoghurt and milk is milk..... Off I went to Tesco to try and find it. Would it be with the milk or the yoghurts ?!

        I picked up the natural flavour (strawberry and vanilla didn't sound right for cereal) and duly poured it over my muesli the next morning. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted although a little bitter for the morning. I tried it again in the evening as a dessert and it tasted better.

        I found it a little heavy going to eat it every day and it seemed to go on and on. Fortunately it lasts for 7 days in the fridge.

        So would I buy it ? Maybe not ....it's just a little too much like yoghurt for my liking.

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          24.04.2012 17:45

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          Worth it as it encourages me to eat breakfast

          I am part of Bzzagent which means that I get to try products for free and then tell people about them as part of word of mouth marketing. So I quite regularly get the chance to try things that I would not normally purchase and I think that Activia pouring yoghurt would definitely fall into this category. Anyway, I went off to Tesco to pick up my free box and chose to get the vanilla flavour. I tried it on cereal in the morning and it was very tasty and creamy. I think I used a bit too much in relation to the cereal the first time as I poured it as though it was milk and that meant that I had a lot of yoghurt left at the end of the cereal but the next day I got the balance right. I don't actually like milk which means that I never get to eat cereal although I do quite like that. Plus it cuts out the easiest breakfast option and means that I don't always bother with it (OK I know it's not hard to make toast but sometimes I'm just in too much of a rush) so for me the Activia pouring yoghurt really fills a need. It means that I can grab a quick and tasty breakfast, plus it offers extra benefits in terms of digestive health. I haven't been using it long enough to establish whether I can feel any benefit in that regard but, for me, it is worth it even without that.

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          20.04.2012 15:45
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          Swap milk for yogurt, give it a go!

          I'm a BzzAgent and this means I get to try out products. The latest offering was the Activia Pouring Yogurt. I was keen to try this out as I'd seen the adverts for it and wondered how tasty it would be on my cereal!

          At first I was a bit dubious about pouring yogurt over my cereal, it just didn't seem natural. I mean, I've used milk on my cereal since forever, and I never ever add anything. Especially not chopped banana.

          But once I told myself that it would be no different from those yogurts I love eating with the chocolate cornflake corner, I was finding myself more at ease.

          I got my free pouring yogurt from our tiny Tesco Metro. I was disappointed to see I didn't have a choice, they only stocked Vanilla flavour. I'd actually ran out of cereal so I'd bought some healthy fruit n' fibre to go with it.

          The first time I tried the pouring yogurt I'd decided to try it for lunch. Mainly because I tend not to eat breakfast on a weekday morning, preferring instead to stay in bed as long as feasibly possible!

          It was strange at first, eating crispy cereal without a hint of milky soggyness. The vanilla flavour was also something new on my cereal, and after a while it did become too much and I couldn't finish the bowl. However, I did enjoy it! It made the cereal seem more exciting (and certainly more crunchy!) and I did end up using the rest of my pouring yogurt.

          Would I buy it? Maybe. If it's on special offer and I can have a go of the strawberry or natural flavours then certainly. It's a nice change now and then.

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            16.04.2012 11:26
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            Something different to change the start of your day.

            I'm a bzzagent and I get the opportunities to join campaigns and try out different products for free whilst sharing vouchers with family and friends so that they have a discounted opportunity. I don't get paid for it and they certainly have no influence on my opinion on the product so the review and opinions here are totally mine.

            ~~ The yogurt ~~

            I'm usually one of these boring people that have the same cereal in the mornings with semi-skimmed milk and shovel it down before herding my kids out the door to nursery so I was really excited to pick up Activia's pouring yogurt to use and change the flavour a touch - Special K's oats and honey cereal is delicious but everyone needs a change now and again! I looked at the shelf and had to decide between strawberry, vanilla & the original one. I'm always a touch weary of original flavours so I went with the vanilla and tried it the next day. It pours nicely with a really good consistency so no splashing disasters or lumpy chaos like I'd envisioned. I really did have this image of clumpy yogurt so it's always a good start when you're happy at the first step.

            Now I'm one of these people that had really bad reflux when I was young and thus hate the idea of soggy food and will still insist on my beans and toast not touching each other on the place (shiver) so I'm usually wolfing my cereal down at record pace to avoid any chance of that soggy mouthful (not to mention eating it before the kids do) but I've found my perfect solution in this yogurt. The cereal doesn't absorb it like it would with milk so I've been taking my time in the mornings to enjoy the flavours without having a fear of a soggy goo in my mouth. Bonus points to Activia!

            Sometimes a company can describe a flavour and you really look forward to it but when you taste it it's far from what you'd expect and you run as far away as you can from it and never touch it again. Activia have struck gold with me again and have managed to produce a very nice tasting yogurt that will be suited by loads of different foods - mainly cereals. It's my perfect flavour combination and it honestly couldn't taste nicer with my Special K.

            It doesn't stop at cereal though, my partner likes to eat it directly as it is and good old on a diet me decided I'd be healthier and have strawberries and yogurt rather then the rather more fattening strawberries and double cream. The cream is still the favourite but the yogurt did come a very close second and will be enjoyed over and over again.

            My 4 year old daughter has become this yogurts favourite fan too but for an entirely different reason. Both my little girls have had milk intolerances since birth but the eldest (4) has grown out of it but is still very reluctant to have straight milk so breakfast has never been the happiest of occasions until now. The yogurt is a complete hit and she's had no problems with it whatsoever and thinks her cocopops are delicious with it on! Long may the happy mornings last.

            ~~ Overall ~~

            With less than 2% fat and it's versatile ways, Activia's pouring yogurt has found itself a permanent spot in my fridge to be enjoyed by myself, my partner and our two little munchkins. It's nice that we got it for free (courtesy of being a bzzagent) but I'll continue to buy it and I expect to find more uses as time goes on. Time to try the other flavours!

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              09.04.2012 17:34
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              Really tasty and beneficial

              I have tried this product for the first time as part of a Bzz campaign - I am a Bzz agent. I already knew something about Activia Pouring Yoghurt but never actually tried it.

              It comes in three varieties: natural, vanilla and strawberry. I chose the strawberry flavour as it is my husband's favourite.

              I wasn't sure about its versatility and I was so surprised to experiment it with the different cereals I normally have for breakfast. It blends with any, from muesli to cereal loops. My husband said it is perfect with muesli as it gathers all the small bits...

              I also had it as a tasty drinking yoghurt and tried a few of the recipes suggested in the Activia website. Really clever and delicious! The long life of the product is another good point. You can store it in the fridge for much longer than you would normally do with milk and keep it for up to one week once opened (as recommended, yet I am sure even longer would be fine).

              The argument about price doesn't hold water. You would use less than milk, plus I calculated that it saves money as you purchase a two-in-one product.

              For what concerns the health benefits, I haven't reached the 14-day trial period yet, but am already feeling better. I have IBS so my tummy is constantly upset. It won't heal me of course, but I do feel the difference and am curious to compare my present status to that after the above mentioned 14-day trial period. I will let you know. For the moment, I am happy to carry on enjoying my new favourite yoghurt :-)

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              30.06.2011 00:04
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              Yoghurt all rounder that lasts well

              I bought this for the first time last week as it was on offer at Tesco for £1.00 instead of £1.99. It comes in three flavours; plain, vanilla, and strawberry. I got the plain one as I wanted to put it on strawberry crisp cereal and didn't want it to be sickly with lot of flavours going on.
              Having now tried it I don't really see that it's any different from normal yoghurt, with the exception of the packaging. What's the point of buying it then? Well, the thing that I really liked about this is that it has a long life once opened (the carton says best before 7 days) and it does still taste good. Normally I buy the big pots of yoghurt that you can get and they're recommended best before is no longer than a couple days, so this is great if you're the only one eating it.
              The other thing that impressed me is that you get quite a lot per carton (950grams) and considering how much yoghurt costs these days I think that it's really reasonably priced, especially when on offer!
              Flavour wise it was bland - this is what I expected of a plain yoghurt and was fine as like I said, I eat it with things that have flavour. I wouldn't want to eat this one with a plain cereal though as I think it would taste really boring.
              I often don't bother eating cereal as I'm not a fan of milk so this is really handy for someone like me, also the fact that it is only 2% fat probably makes it a healthier option too. I will definitely be getting this again and trying the other flavours.

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              26.04.2011 19:13
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              Activia pouring yogurt

              I love yogurt for breakfast and when I saw an advertisement for the new Activia pouring yogurt I had to try it. I like to have museli and fruit and to mix it with yogurt instead of milk is lovely. I generally use just normal yogurt but this yogurt is specially formulated for just this purpose. They say, "wake up to a delicious new breakfast experience" activia pouring yogurt is described as an easy and delicious complement to breakfast cereal which will help you get your day off to a good start. 
              The yogurt comes in a carton, much like a carton of orange juice. They advise you to shake the yogurt before use and I definitely recommend this as I haven't always and when you pour it out you get a bit of thin liquid coming out which looks just like milky water, not nice. If shaken properly when you pour out the yogurt it is wonderful and thin although thicker than liquid. It has a lovely creamy taste though and I think this is because it is made from skimmed milk, cream ans yogurt cultures. It comes in three different flavours, natural, strawberry and vanilla. I have only tried the nayural as when you are pouring it on different flavoured fruits it is nice to have a neutral flavour. 
              The yogurt also includes bifidus culture  and is less than 2% fat as well as being an excellent source of calcium. Per 100 g there are only 51 calories which I think is reaaly good. Go ahead, pour some yogurt today.

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                25.11.2010 15:46
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                Worth a try

                As a BzzAgent, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to test products for free in return for spreading the word about them to others. (It's not a paid job, sadly, but a nice way to try stuff for free. Anybody interested can sign up online at www.bzzagent.co.uk) Recently, I was invited to try out Activia's new range of pouring yoghurt and received a selection of money off vouchers through the post to sample the new flavours.

                I was pleased to be offered this trial as I'd actually considering buying these anyway, after seeing the recent TV adverts starring Jamie Theakston. The idea of a pouring yoghurt to mix in with breakfast cereal sounded unusual and I thought it would appeal to my kids. Anything that gets them enthusiastic about eating their breakfast has to be worth a try!

                The pouring yoghurts are available in three flavours; natural, vanilla and strawberry. So far, we've tried the vanilla flavour and it was such a success in our household that my eight year old has already insisted that we try the strawberry flavour next. The taste and texture of the yoghurt is very similar to the 'healthy bacteria' yoghurt drinks on the market, although the consistency is a little thicker. That's not too surprisingly considering these are an Activia product and contain the same 'bifidus culture' which is supposed to be very good for your digestion. The vanilla flavouring isn't overly strong but it provides quite a subtle sweetness which counteracts the natural sourness of this type of yoghurt product. If anything, it reminds me of the taste of the yoghurt section in a Muller corner so if you like that, chances are you'll find this equally pleasant. There is a little bitter tang to the yoghurt after a while but no unpleasant aftertaste and it doesn't leave a coasting on the tongue either.

                Although this stuff is designed to be poured and used on cereal as a replacement for milk, it can also be used as a healthy topping for fruit. That sounds appealing - I think this would really compliment English strawberries at their peak. Personally, I'm not too keen on eating this with breakfast cereal. It's not unpleasant in any way, I just prefer the texture of milk and a moister breakfast. My children love their breakfast cereal to stay crisp and crunchy and they both enjoyed this and asked for more. I suspect the manufacturers envisaged this being used on muesli or similar healthy breakfasts but my boys can vouch for its success on cocoa pops and rice krispies too!

                We've also tried enjoying the yoghurts as a drink. In all honesty, it is a little too thick for this purpose but certainly tastes nice although there is quite a lot left in the bottom of the glass as it's so thick! I imagine this would make a great base for a healthy milkshake if blended up with some fresh fruit too and perhaps a little milk to make a more runny texture.

                The yoghurts come in quite a large 950g container so might be too much for small families or single people, particularly as the packaging recommends that the contents are used up within three days of opening. That wouldn't be much of a problem in our hungry household but I don't think I could personally stomach that much yoghurt if I lived alone.

                I'm pleased to have had the chance to sample this new range and am looking forward to trying the other flavours too. The range is available in most supermarkets and costs £1.99 for a 950g tub (although currently on promotion in Tesco for 99p.)

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                  23.11.2010 22:15
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                  A different kind of yogurt - perfect for breakfast or supper

                  I regularly buy a couple of big pots of bio yogurt as part of my weekly shop in Tesco, but when I noticed that Tesco were selling these new Danone Activita pouring yogurts for an introductory price of 99p, which I thought was pretty good value for a 950g carton. My husband and I often tend to have a bowl of yogurt with some cereal or fruit for supper before we go to bed, in an attempt to eat healthily and avoid late evening snacks involving chocolate biscuits.

                  The packaging of this product is the usual colours of the Danone activita yogurts combining several green shades, with a picture of some cereal with this yogurt being poured on it. This range of pouring yogurt comes in three different flavours - strawberry, natural and vanilla. I chose the latter of these flavours.

                  On the side of the carton it states that this pouring yogurt is the 'easy and delious complement to breakfast cereal, which will help you get your day off to a good start. It also claims to contain 'exclusive activita bifidus culture'.

                  Now, I am not a fan of greek style yogurt and much prefer the runnier kind of yogurt than the thicker style, so I was pretty interested in a pouring yogurt, and have already planned to use it in the summer strawberry season, when it would be perfect to pour over this fruit.

                  The yogurt itself is well dated, although it says on the side of the product that it is best consumed within three days of opening. We first tried this vanilla pouring yogurt a few nights ago with some fresh pineapple for our supper and it was delicious. For the first couple of times trying this, I really could taste the vanilla flavour, which wasn't very strong, but just added something nice to the yogurt and was lovely with the fruit. However, last night when we had some for our supper I didn't think I tasted the same vanilla taste, and actually there was more of a bitter tang to it, resembling more of a natural yogurt flavour. I have no idea why, as I followed the instructions on the carton recommending that you shake the carton before pouring. This however didn't put me off, and I still very much like the product.

                  The only negative of the product is the price. At the introductory price of 99p I would happily buy this aain, because I usually buy a big pot of bio pot for around a £1, but I really wouldn't spend much more on this product when it goes to its actual real price, which I am not sure how much it will be. I think the producers and sellers will have to bear in mind that is just a yogurt at the end of the day, and if it is marked too high, I for one will not be purchasing. At the right price of around a £1, I would happily buy this again, and highly recommend it.

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                    21.10.2010 00:54
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                    Doesn't do anything that existing products don't do

                    Eating a varied selection of yoghurts as I do, and enjoying cereals for my breakfast, on seeing Danone Activia Pouring Yoghurt advertised on the TV, it seemed a natural progression to make.

                    Finding it on offer for just £1.25 for a 950g carton in Morrison's, I decided to give it a try. With less than 2% fat, it fits well with my healthy lifestyle, and of the three yummy flavours they advertise, I chose strawberry - the others being vanilla, and natural.

                    Though the marketing suggests this is delicious with cereal or fruit, the wording on the carton is clearly emphasising the benefit of this product as an accompaniment to your breakfast cereal - "... delicious complement to breakfast cereal, which will help get your day off to a good start", "Simply pour ... onto crunchy cereal to create a deliciously satisfying breakfast", and, "Deliciously satisfying way to start the day".

                    Now, the product is undeniably smooth, thick, and creamy, and with a delicious strawberry taste, but the problem I had was the fact that, unlike milk, it not so much fills the voids between your cereal flakes such that they float in it, as sits as a thick dollop on the top.

                    I guess I should have left it there, taking a few flakes of cereal and just a little of the yoghurt on each spoonful, but by the time I had mixed them it all together I was left with a most unappetising looking mess, which I found just a tad sickly!

                    I must admit I found this a little confusing - I like cereal. I like the yoghurt. Ergo ... I should like them together. But I didn't.

                    The reason, I decided, was that I had put rather too much yoghurt on the cereal. I had regarded it in the same context as milk - as a medium in which the cereal should be suspended, rather than as a dressing to be used in moderation. Which begs the question - what am I supposed to do with the remainder of such a large carton? Surely, much of it will be wasted. Better just to open a small carton of yoghurt to pour on your cornflakes, maybe? Or even just use yoghurt drink rather than milk in which your cereals can swim?

                    In summary, the product is nice enough. Just not very practical or cost effective in such a large container. Or it may just be that my breakfast palate needs educating.

                    Sorry, Danone, I don't really see this being a big seller. But I'll definitely give my other two ideas a try ...

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