“ Brand: Danone / Type: Yoghurts „
Right I just had one of these for my after discussing with a work mate the adverts we both decided to try some for a week to see if our digestive transits improve I have now had my last one (8 over 7 days) so I thought would write up on it and let you know how we got on.
I have been buying packs with different flavours, cherry, peach and apricot, strawberry all nice a fruity. The all taste fine with the fruity bits in but I really did get bored having to eat one a day. They are nice but I would rather eat them at my own leisure and not religously.
I honestly haven't noticed a huge difference in my digestive system but its by no means bad or had any negative effects it probably has just boosted my system rather than improved it drastically.
My one gripe about these is actually the adverts and the long words they like to use to make it almost seem 'scientific' and therefore we should really believe that it works. They also have women on these adverts that really dont look bloated at all!
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Overall - try them because they are nice but dont expect miricles or drastic changes. Fat Free means slightly less taste as I have tried the full fat ones, but definitely give them a go when they are on offer!
I have to say I am not the world's biggest yoghurt fan but I am generally not a dairy fan. However I thought it would be good to try and get something good down me so I decided to give Activia a go.
Activia is supposed to help you beat the bloat by improving slower digestive transit. It is another of these good bacteria products and apparently with one pot a day as part of a healthy and balanced diet you will see the reuslts within a couple of weeks. One pot contains 21% of your RDA of calcium. The Danone Activia website says "Activia®, like other live yoghurts, contains two bacterial cultures: Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. These have been shown to help digest lactose - which may help people with lactose intolerance.
As well as these benefits, Danone Activia® - with its unique culture Bifidus ActiRegularis®". Apparently it is this that makes it different from other similar products.
So actually apart from being good for you, Activia is actually delicious as well. I have been trying to do the at least one pot a day trick and I haven't got bored yet. The yoghurt is full of fruity flavours (although I wasn't keen on the natural) but this worried me as to the sugar content. But there are so many different flavours to try that you don't get bored. I usually find a product I like and wear it out through regular consumption but by buying them on offer so I can get two packs of different flavours or the large pack pictured above, that contains a variety of flavours in one pack, I find that it is easy to vary. They are quite creamy in taste too, which is nice because sometimes I find yoghurts bitter, which is usually why I avoid them.
You can put your put on your cereal in the morning with some fruit and this is realy tasty. I don't feel that one pot fills me up and I think I would probably have to eat a lot to feel full but I am eating these for the health benefits rather than to be full. As a snack it will satisfy me for a short period of time but then I feel like I want something more.
So does it actually work? Well, I am always wary of these things because sometimes I believe that these things can be psychological when we are expecting them. Yet I did feel lighter and less bloated. But once again how bloated you feel can be affected by the amount of water drunk, foods eaten, salt consumed etc. I didn't see any miraculous effects but I wasn't really a heavy bloater before. I do feel better for it though and I am less tired because I haven't been needing to nap so much. So I would say that, yes, it does work but not to the extent that I feel like a new woman!
Activia is not suitable for coeliac disease due a cross-contamination with wheat on the production line and it is also not suitable for babies or young children under the age of three years. Apparently if you buy the big pot you have to be careful as well that you seel it well after opening because it can kill the good bacteria. Same if you heat it during cooking.
So what are the different products available? Firstly there is the natural, which you can buy in a 500g tub or in a four pack. I really did not like the natural due to my dislike of yoghurts but if you don't mind the unsweetened yoghurty taste it might be right up your street. I really needed to add cereal and fruit to make this bearable.
Then there are the fruit ones, which are the ones I consume regularly. You can get them in apricot, cherry, mango, kiwi, fig, prune, rhubarb, strawberry and cranberry. Here in France you can also get lemon, raspberry and coconut, which are really nice, if any of you are off on a self-catered holiday to France!
The fat free ones are supposed to be even healthier but I can't really taste much of a difference between these and the regular except maybe if I ate one regular and then a fat free straight after. Slight reduced creaminess but nothing majorly different. These come in blueberry, strawberry, mango, peach, raspberry, mandarin, forest fruits, cherry, pineapple and vanilla. Actually I think I prefer some of these flavours to the regular range.
Then there are the fruit layered products, which funnily enough have a layer of fruit below the yoghurt. These come in raspberry, prune and blueberry and blackberry. Slightly too sweet for me and the thought of prunes....
The fibre range have two flavours, cereal and cereal and kiwi. As you may guess they contain additional fibre. I imagine these would fill you up more with the additional fibre content, although I have never tried them.
Then finally there is the intensely creamy range, which are a bit more posh. These come in prettier transparent tubs and come in luscious cherry, peaches and cream, zesty lemon, vanilla and sumptious strawberry. These are certainly on my to try list as they look so lovely!
So overall the product is tasty and good for you even if it doesn't offer miraculous results. I did feel less sluggish after a couple of weeks of these and I will continue to buy them because they offer me some calcium and overall taste good. I love the vast product range so I can see myself being a faithful customer to Danone Activia from now on. I have actually lost weight whilst eating these too. I don't usually eat breakfast but I have been eating at least on of these when I wake up. This could be due to the fact I am eating something or due to my system working a bit better. Either way I am not complaining!
I have recently swapped to Danone Activia yoghurts in my packed lunch. At 125g per pot they are a traditional yoghurt size, and come in a wide variety of flavours. Personally I buy the variety packs of fat-free yoghurts.
Activia is supposed to contain 'good bacteria' to help your tummy and digestive system maintain a healthy balance. In all honesty I can't say I have noticed a difference, but then I don't really have any digestive problems.
The Danone Activia fat free yoghurt pots contain a fairly saintly 75cals a pot. The flavours are vibrant and fresh, and there are loads of big chunks of fruit in every pot. They do not taste artificial like many diet foods, and considering they are a similar price to other branded yoghurts like shape or ski, I would rather buy one that is fat free and just might be helping keep my tummy happy.
This is a great tasting yoghurt, which comes in a range of various different fruit flavours.
The good thing about this yoghurt is that it is healthy too. It has special ingredients used within the yoghurt to help with digestion. It enables food to travel smoothly through the digestive system with out blocking up and leading to constipation.
Not only is each flavour great to taste, you also get tiny bits of small fruit in the yoghurt. The Taste is not too sweet and also not too bland, which makes it ideal and perfectly balanced.
Usually I purchase Danone Activia yoghurt in multi packs because there are usually a lot of deals involving this product. It is relatively cheap for what you are getting and it is definitely worth its value. Usually they cost around the £1.50 mark for a pack of four but as I said I tend to buy them in multi packs.
I enjoy them a lot. They are great tasting and are very good for you. A type of healthy food that does not over charge you is always great so I would easily recommend this product.
I gave up yoghurts a while back after suffering a migraine, which had put me off. One morning there was little else in the fridge aside from a multi-pack of danone activia yoghurts and so i thought i'd give one a go. I can honestly say that these are the tastiest yoghurts i have ever eaten. I now have two for breakfast each day. I feel calmer and have a more settled stomache. Danone is said to be scientifically proven to help improve slower digestive transit, which for lots of woman can mean helping with those occasional sluggish or bloated feelings. What makes Activia so very different is its unique probiotic culture, Bifidius ActiRegularis, more commonly know as 'good bacteria'. I can honestly say that i have found this to be very true. On the days when there may not be danone in the fridge (very rare these days as its typically stacked full of them) i really miss them - my body misses them and i can definitely tell the difference. I would never have thought that a yoghurt could even change my mood but i would go so far as to say these do! - even if it is a placebo affect, it is doing the trick!
The flavours are amazing and i love the mix of smooth yoghurt with the texture of the fruit. This pack includes strawberry, kiwi, mango and apricot. To my surprise i also loved the fig flavour found in another multi pack. It feels like a treat to start the day. Whilst i have stuck to this range as i don't feel they can be beaten, i'm aware that they also come in the following: fat free, fibre, fruit, fruit layer, intensely creamy and natural.
In terms of cost, many have commented that they find this range expensive, but for me it's worth it - for the taste as well as the health benefits. Plus, Morrisons regularly have offers on these multi-packs, i've never paid full price for them. For 8 yoghurts, (each weighing 125g) you can usually pay around £2.90. On offer however, you can get 16 for this price - making them around 18p each - bargain! I will continue to eat these yoghurts for the foreseeable future - i've certainly not been tempted away from them yet.
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 multi pack which comes with the flavours, strawberry, kiwi, apricot and mango!
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 8, and each yoghurt weighs 125g. This isn't a huge amount of yoghurt but it is pretty average for the dairy treat! The 8 pack costs £2.97 normally however at the moment there is an offer on and you can get the packet for only £2. This works out as only 25p per yoghurt which I feel is pretty good!
The 8 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 glowing red strawberries, luscious looking kiwi, mouth watering apricots and delicious looking mangos! 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 different flavour has its own picture of the fruit on it, for example the mango yoghurt has a picture of a juicy looking mango on it and the strawberry yoghurt has a succulent looking strawberry on the front of the pot!
Strawberry: the first yoghurt I tried was the strawberry yoghurt! The lid peeled off easily but did spray me ever so slightly with a little layer of the dairy product. The smell was very sweet and surprisingly did smell slightly of strawberries. It was a pale pink colour with visible darker pieces through it which was clearly pieces of strawberry. The taste was very sweet! There was a distinct creaminess to the yoghurt too however the sweet taste was more powerful. The strawberry flavour was fairly strong too however not overpowering. The little seeds and flesh pieces were quite annoying though and got caught in my teeth!
Kiwi: the next yoghurt I tried was the kiwi. The pot was the same as the strawberry one only it had a delicious looking kiwi on the front. The lid peeled off easily and luckily it didn't spray me at all with yoghurt. It was a pale colour, slightly off white. There was only a very faint green tinge to it. The pieces through it were a green colour though. The taste of the yoghurt was very unusual. At first it tasted of vanilla however it got fruitier as I went through it. The pieces were very annoying!
Mango: the mango yoghurt opened easily and required just a little licking of the lid! It was a pale orange colour, almost yellowish. There were only what appeared to be tiny pieces through it, which wasn't actually a problem for me because I love pieces of mango. This was a thick one and didn't require stirring. The taste of mango was distinct and there was a definite sweet tang to it too. The bits were annoying but not too bad.
Apricot: the final one I tried was the apricot version. This was slightly lighter in colour to the mango version and the smell was a lot stronger. There was surprisingly a distinct peach smell which pleased me greatly. The pieces through this one were quite large and proved to be quite annoying. This was probably the creamiest yoghurt but was also very sweet with a definite apricot taste to it too.
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.
They are worth a try especially when found on offer.
ACTIVIA yogurt has given me my life back!!! I'm a 62-year-old man and I've suffered from bowel complaints for years and years, I'd tried most 'remedies' on the market, even gluten and wheat free products, nothing worked for me; I always thought 'bifidus actiregularis' was a made up expression when I saw the Activia ads on TV, and it was only when the Activia yogurt was on special offer in Tesco the other week that I decided to try it, making sure to eat it for the recommended 14 days. And believe me, it's made a huge difference to how my stomach feels, which in turn has led to an upturn in my general outlook on life.
The only downside for me is the normal cost of Activia, it's a bit prohibitive, but if it's the only effective way of getting this vital ingredient into my gut then I'm HAPPY.
What a strange thing to review i think you'll agree? but i feel the need when a yogurt is this good.
--- At A Glance ---
- 4 yoghurts in a pack
- made by Danone
- flavours: Kiwi, Strawberry, Mango & Apricot
--- Feeling Fruity? ---
Sometimes i feel that a yogurt is missing something, that the taste is fairly bland and although a linger of the flavour is there, there's nothing that tells you you're eating say a strawberry yogurt.
These are different and contain real fruit which is in nice bite size chunks that burst with juice as you eat them. The yogurt itself is nicely flavoured but the actual fruit pieces are what really makes this pack stand out amongst competitors.
Kiwi i thought to be an unusual flavour to include but the taste works really well and again is something nice and different to try amongst the other nice but standard flavours like strawberry.
--- Healthy ---
Bifidus ActiRegularis - Danones super health ingredient
- 20% of RDA of Calcium
- contains milk
- real fruit
- Suitable for vegetarians
--- Warning ---
- produced on a line that handles, Almond, Hazelnut, Walnut & Wheat
--- Packaging ---
A very smart green package with the Danone logo and Activia written on it with a small photograph of fruit at the bottom. Smart yet fitting yogurt design.
--- Summary ---
A great tasting yogurt with real fruit that makes it taste like a fruit yogurt should!
Danone do do tasty yoghurts don't they? I always recommend them to my friends who enjoy a thick creamy texture and not too much sweetness in their desserts. Danoe Activia can be purchased in a range of fruit varieties and fruit flavours and as you can probably guess, they generally have a very fruity flavour, especially contained in those lumpy bits of fruit. There are also fat free and extra fibre options. Danone Activia is considered a healthy food in that it supposedly contains a beneficial bacteria that works together naturally with the bacteria found in that human digestive tract. This is supposed to result in smooth digestion and leave the individual with higher energy levels. The manufacturers suggest that two pots of Danone yoghurt a day during the course of a fortnight should leave your digest system completely renewed and ready to go. From experience I'm not so sure it makes any difference, but I should say that I have a fairly healthy digest system so that may be the reason. I would say though that eating yoghurt such as this probably is healthier than scoffing a mars bar or chomping on Kit Kats during your daily snacks. It's also a healthier choice for after meal desserts.
According to the manufacturers Activia yoghurt also improves a slower digestive transit. A slower transit can occasionally leave you feeling bloated which can make you feel uncomfortable in yourself. And as my cognitive therapist often tells me, a healthy gut means a nice complexion.
A four pack of Danone Activia usually sells for about £1.50 at most of the main supermarkets. From time to time you might also find eight pack offers for those searching for that extra bargain. Danone Activia is a lovely yoghurt though, and I highly recommend them.
This yoghurt is exceptional in that it is very tasty and healthy.The fruit really stands out in the yoghurt.If you enjoy chewing fruit bits that taste like the whole fruit mixed with very smooth thick yoghurt.Not only that, it contains a good bacteria that works together with the bacteria found in our gut.This results in smooth digestion and live you full of energy.
I can recommend this yoghurt to anyone and especially to those with digestive problems.The good bacteria that is in the yoghurt can not be tasted just in case someone might think it is like medicine.It comes in fruit varieties everyone loves and enjoys.It is recommended that you eat at least two pots a day for a full two weeks to yield the benefits.I have found this to be true although I just love yoghurt and enjoy loads of flavours that it comes in.
The 4 pack normally retails around 1.48 and I find buying the 8 pack a money saver.It is found in most supermarkets and you can not miss the green pack.The company allows people to inform them of flavours you may want to see in the shops.They also invite you to appear in their adverts like you have seen being shown on Television.My favourate flavour is Mango.It is a good buy based on the health benefits the product contains.