Product Type: Danone Dessert / Yoghurts
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Danone Shape Strawberry and Raspberry Yoghurts
Member Name: marymoose
Danone Shape Strawberry and Raspberry Yoghurts
Advantages: Low in calories, tasty, good value
Disadvantages: Possibly some slightly strange ingredients
Having decided I need to eat a bit more healthily at least while I'm at work (unfortunately for my colleagues this means less of my baked goods), I found myself in Tesco in the yogurt (yogurt/yoghurt - I don't know, will stick with what it says on the pack!) section having already filled my basket with fruit. I wanted something low in fat and calories, and there seemed to be quite a selection.
---Why Danone Shape Delights (I think the delight bit is a new addition to the name)?---
Being quite new to yogurts (long story) I don't have much to compare them too, and having never had full fat yogurts I won't ever feel that I'm missing out! However, I did enjoy the Weightwatchers ones last summer when they were on offer. Since they weren't on offer currently I thought I'd try the Danone Shape yogurts, as it was 2 packets of 4 yogurts for £2, so 25p per yogurt. I think these are bigger (than the Weightwatchers ones), weighing in at 120g a pot which I think is standard. They seem to have a fairly long shelf life (well, refrigerator life - obviously this is where they should be kept!), as I bought them on 11th, and they are best before 28th June. Mine won't last this long!
Although they also had another flavour (there are also various others available), I decided to get two lots of strawberry and raspberry yogurts (2 strawberry and 2 raspberry in each pack). The card outer packaging is a purple/red colour with a picture of strawberries on.
---The eating experience---
On Monday I had a strawberry yogurt in a bowl with fresh strawberries (put in bowl of course after the obligatory licking of the yogurt pot lid), Tuesday I had the same, but by Wednesday I'd finished my fruit and was just left with the yogurts to be eaten from the pot.
The box describes them as "Deliciously thick fat-free yogurt with fruit, sugar and sweeteners, in a creamy texture." I would say that this is an accurate assessment. I don't have any preference between the raspberry and strawberry flavours - both taste like their respective fruits. The yogurts taste mostly sweet but with just a hint of bitterness from the fruit. There are very small lumps of fruit which stand out as darker in colour, but on the whole they have a fairly smooth texture.
Although the yogurts are nice on their own, obviously when eaten with a serving of fresh fruit then they're even nicer, and more substantial making a good desert which is healthy but still seeming quite indulgent!
---What's in them?---
Each strawberry yogurt contains 79 calories (4% of rda), 11.2g sugars (12% of rda), 0.1g fat and 0.3g salt. The raspberry yogurt is very similar!
Ingredients - yogurt (skimmed milk, skimmed milk powder, milk proteins, yogurt cultures), either strawberry or raspberry (6% of ingredients) and various stabilisers, flavourings, acidity regulators and sweeteners.
Interestingly the strawberry yogurts are NOT suitable for vegetarians but the raspberry ones are - I have looked into this, and it is due to cochineal (some sort of insect) being used to colour the strawberry yogurts - how bizarre and slightly unpleasant to think about!
I enjoyed the Danone Shape Delights yogurts, and will definitely buy them again when on offer, and will possibly try other flavours, although red fruit yogurts do tend to be my favourites so might not.
All proceeds from this review will go towards buying more yogurts!
Summary: Nice on their own, but even better having fresh fruit with them!
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