Product Type: Danone Dessert / Yoghurts
Newest Review: ... The carton has the typical green colour of Activa and features a picture of how it can be served. Contents are 950grams and the nutritio... more
Pouring yoghurt just a bit too much ...
Danone Activia Pouring Yoghurt
Member Name: excavator
Danone Activia Pouring Yoghurt
Date: 21/10/10, updated on 21/10/10 (387 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty, smooth, & creamy
Disadvantages: Not practical in this size
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 ...
Summary: Doesn't do anything that existing products don't do
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