“ Brand: Longley Farm / Type: Yoghurts „
You are probably wondering what I am doing writing a review on yoghurts at 2am in the morning. Well having just fed my little one and put him back to sleep, I have found myself wide awake and fancying a snack. I opened the fridge and found my beloved blackcurrant flavoured Longley Farm yoghurts.
Blackcurrants are my favourite fruit and I love them in anything, pies, crumbles, cheesecakes and yoghurts. I remember, back in the day (oh dear, I sound like my Gran!) that Muller Corner once did a blackcurrant flavour but it mustn't have been popular as they pulled it. Muller Light do a blackcurrant one which isn't too bad, but I prefer my yoghurts to be a bit more creamy (and yes, more fattening!)
That's what's so good about Longley Farm yoghurts, they do all kinds of flavours, not just your usual strawberry, raspberry etc. I was disappointed when my local convenience store was taken over by Sainsbury's and stopped selling them but I have recently discovered them in Morrison's and so bulk buy whenever I go.
~ Background ~
Longley farm are based in Yorkshire and specialise in providing good quality dairy products throughout the country and the rest of the world. They have been around for half a century and pride themselves on having "firm traditional values" that gains popularity for their "goodness and high quality".
~ Price ~
They are approximately 30-35p (sorry I cant remember the exact price) in my local Morrisons which is quite competitive with the leading brands of yoghurts such as Muller and Danone. They used to be 25p in my local convenience store but this was a few years back so I'm not sure if the price has gone up because it's a supermarket or because they have simply put their prices up.
They do not sell them in multipacks so you cannot gain extra discounts for multiple purchases. I have also never seen these yoghurts on offer, presumably because they are not considered a "big brand".
~ Packaging ~
The packaging is simple and unpretentious; a simple white pot with the Longley Farm brand name and logo (a brown cow), the flavour and a picture of blackcurrants. It is sealed with a foil lid with the same information on. There is nothing showy about these pots and I consider that a positive. Other yoghurts are all fancy packaging and bland taste.
As soon as you pull back the lid you can see the quality of the yoghurt. It is thick and creamy, so much so that you can stick your spoon in and it will stand up! Perfect! There are pieces are blackcurrant in the yoghurt and it has a lovely purple tinge to it. The consistency is just as lovely when you eat it, the thickness makes you feel like you are eating something really indulgent.
The feeling of decadence is reiterated in the taste. Blackcurrants can be quite tarty on their own but they taste delicious in these yoghurts. There is just the right level of creaminess to it, so they are not too sweet. You can taste the high fruit content in them.
My only negative point is the difficulty in locating them. So far the only places I have found that stock them are Morrisons (which is a 20 minute drive away from our house) or a large Sainsbury's (again, a good 15-20 minute drive away). Even though they sell some of the yoghurts, I am yet to find anywhere that stocks the complete range of flavours, as well as the other products than Longley Farm offers, such as fromage frais, cream and butter.
~Nutritional info ~
It is reassuring to know that the only ingredients in these yoghurts are blackcurrants and unrefined cane sugar, and the packaging states that they contain no added colour, preservative or stabiliser.
They contain 112 calories and 3.7g of fat which I think isn't too bad when you consider the quality of the yoghurts.
~ Other flavours available ~
As I said they are difficult to get hold of but if you're interested try Morrisons or Sainsbury's. Failing that you can contact them via email at email@example.com or telephone 01484 684151 and I'm sure they could tell you their nearest stockists.
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1) Great taste
2) No added rubbish
3) Hard to get hold of