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Lactofree Yoghurt

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Manufacturer: Lactofree / Type: Yoghurt

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      21.06.2013 23:39
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      A good alternative to yogurt for people who are lactose intolerant.

      Lactose intolerance is fairly common these days. It occurs when the body is unable to digest the enzymes in lactose found in dairy produce from cows' milk. Personally I am intolerant to milk proteins as well as the lactose, and since I'm also intolerant to soya I have not been able to eat any yogurts at all, other than some really revolting things made from rice milk that tasted of chemicals and were as runny as water (Wot No Dairy). I decided to give these a try in the hopes that the ill effects would be reduced.

      I bought a pack of four from my local Tesco for £1.25. As far as I can tell this is the only way to buy them. You get two strawberry and two raspberry flavour pots. They are separate from the rest of the yogurts and are kept together with other Lactofree products. I bought the semi-hard cheese at the same time, and as you'll see from my review of that, I was not impressed. Therefore it was with some trepidation that I opened my first pot.

      First impressions were good. It looks like a thick, creamy yogurt. Almost like a Greek yogurt in consistency. The colour is almost white with just a tinge of pinkness. The flavour is fairly mild. Certainly not overpowering, but enough to tell the difference between the two flavours. Both contain real fruit and concentrated fruit juice. I liked the subtle, natural flavour and rich texture. What's more, I didn't suffer any ill effects from eating them.

      At just over 31p per pot they're fairly good value for money in my opinion, and while I won't be buying them regularly I'll certainly buy them once in a while for a change.

      Ingredients:
      Strawberry : Milk, Sugar, Strawberries (7%), Cornflower, Concentrated
      Strawberry Juice, Stabiliser (Pectin), Natural Flavour, Elderberry
      Concentrate, Starter Culture, Lactase Enzyme.
      Raspberry : Milk, Sugar, Raspberries (7%), Cornflower, Concentrated
      Raspberry Juice, Elderberry Concentrate, Natural Flavour, Stabiliser
      (Pectin), Starter Culture, Lactase Enzyme.

      Nutritional Information (per pot):

      Strawberry:
      Calories 127
      Protein 4.4g
      Carbohydrate 19.9g (of which sugars 15.0g)
      Fat 3.3g (of which Saturates 2.1g)
      Fibre 0.5g
      Sodium 0.04g (equivalent as salt 0.1g)
      Calcium 126mg (15.8% RDA)

      Raspberry:
      Calories 129
      Protein 4.1g
      Carbohydrate 20.6g (of which sugars 14.9g),
      Fat 3.4g (of which Saturates 2.1g)
      Fibre 0.9g, Sodium 0.04g (equivalent as salt 0.1g)
      Calcium 126mg (15.8% RDA)

      * Review also appears on Ciao *

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