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Marks & Spencer's Raspberry & White Chocolate Lakemead Yoghurt

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Brand: Marks & Spencer's / Type: Yoghurts

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      21.01.2009 16:24
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      Don't hurry it.......

      It is not often that I find myself in M&S food hall - I see little point in paying inflated prices when other supermarkets now offer goods that are just as good. But today I found myself at that end of town and in need of something to eat for lunch, and so in I went.

      One of the very first things, in fact I think it was THE first thing to catch my eye on the lunch shelf was a pot of yoghurt......it was just shouting "take me, take me".......so I had little choice.

      Back at the office, I examined the pot.....sturdy cardboard, but I wouldn't trust it to be carried about in my handbag with a "normal" yoghurt pot lid. The pot shows pictures of raspberries and chunks of white chocolate, and tells me that this yoghurt is made with West Country cream and from milk exclusively from the Lakemead herd of pedigree Friesians, from Somerset. So now I know where my yoghurt comes from, it is time to open up the pot.

      First impressions are of a normal raspberry yoghurt - nicely pink but not artificially so. I can see the pips of the fruit in there, so if you are looking for a pip-free yoghurt, then this one is not for you.....the smell is nicely fruity, and not overpowering - you certainly know what you are expecting with this.

      As soon as my spoon dives in, I know that this is one thick, creamy pud.........ooh, it is soooooo good! Made with 12% whipping cream and a further 12% raspberries, this yoghurt is indeed creamy and luxurious. The raspberry taste is very definite but not too strong and the pips, for me, are fine.

      This is a raspberry and white chocolate yoghurt - now although I love chocolate, I have never been that fond of chocolate yoghurts - the whole thing doesn't seem to work for me. Chocolate should be in a big slab or as part of a cake, not in a yoghurt......but here, where there is just 3% white chocolate, the balance is just right - a subtle hint of chocolate amongst the creaminess, without it being sickly or leaving any sort of aftertaste in your mouth that white chocolate can sometimes do.

      Normally, my lunch is eaten at my desk in a very hurried manner - but not today.....I wanted this beauty to last, so small spoonfuls were taken and every mouthful savoured. I am not one to scrape my pots of yoghurt out, but this one was worthy of such attention, so every last bit that I could practically reach (short of licking the pot clean) was taken, and enjoyed.

      Now, obviously this type of yumminess is not going to come under "diet food".....each pot has 220 calories and 7.7 grammes of saturated fat......hmm, but who cares - I won't be eating one every day, and it was worth every calorie in my opinion!

      This states that it is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers as it is made in a factory that uses nut ingredients, and it contains cows milk and soya. It is also not suitable for freezing - but that isn't an issue for me........it wouldn't ever get that far!

      The cost of this portion of deliciousness was just 69p.....well worth it!


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