I was very pleased with some Tesco value natural yoghurt that I bought recently so I felt encouraged to try other supermarket own brand yoghurt products. I picked up this Morrison's Value four pack for just 28p. For this you get four yoghurts, each one being 125g in weight. Two of them are strawberry flavour and two are peach flavour. These two fruits rank high amongst my favourite fruits so I was much looking forward to sampling them.
First up was a strawberry yoghurt. Splitting the pack was no problem. Neither was pulling the foil lid off. The yoghurt was quite pink. As soon as the pot was opened there was a very strong smell of strawberry. I was shocked by the strength of it. It actually filled the room I was in. When someone else came in they said "mmm have we got strawberries?" From one tiny pot of yoghurt! The taste was peculiar. There is real strawberries in the ingredients list but the taste was really synthetic. There was a cloying sweetness that reminded me and another taster both of the medicine Calpol, but also some sourish mouthfuls. It was truly disgusting.
It was a steeled stomach that I took a taste of the peach. This had only a delicate smell and mild taste. Actually it was very pleasent. Whilst the strawberry had only a few specks of red that might have been fruit traces, there were numerous bits of peach in the peach yoghurt. They reminded me of the taste of canned peaches rather than fresh ones but they were flavoursome. Both yoghurts were on the runny side. Both are vegetarian. I can't recommend this product as a whole but if the peach was to be available separately for an equivalent price I would buy it.
I have bought value yogurts from Sainsburys and really liked them so when shopping at Morrisons's, I decided to give these a try as they are as cheap as Sainsbury's and the same flavours. The cost about 30p for a pack of 4 x 125g yogurts.
Each pack contains two strawberry and 2 peach flavoured low fat yogurts. The come in a white yogurt pot that is 6.5cm x 4.5cm x 4.5cm in size and is sealed by a plastic film on the top. The film is yellow and contains all of the product names and information. The pots are connected together so to get a pot off you have to snap it off from the others. I have found that these pots, unlike some others from other supermarkets, are quite easy to break off.
The peach yogurt is a peachy beige colour and has a very feint scent of peaches. The yogurt has quite a "gloopy" consistency that reminds me more of thick custard than yogurt. This is visually quite off putting and initially made me quite wary of how they would taste. The peach yogurt has a slightly sweet taste that is a bit like peach, but is not too discernible. Overall it is a smooth yogurt, however there are a few little bits of peach in the yogurt which is quite a nice addition. On the whole, the taste of this yogurt was a bit nicer than I expected, however it is not the greatest.
On first impressions, the strawberry yogurt has a nice dark pink colour to it which looks very appealing. It has a slightly sweet smell to it that vaguely reminds me of strawberry's. Just like the peach yogurt, it has a "gloopy" texture to it, which strangely does not seem as off putting for this yogurt. The taste of this yogurt is not as sweet as the peach yogurt and taste more like a strawberry. Dispersed through-out the yogurt are small bits of strawberry, which again is a nice addition. Out of the two flavours, I much prefer this one.
These yogurts can be found only in Morrisons, however other supermarkets do produce there own brand value yogurts which are similar in price. These aren't the nicest own brand yogurts I have had as the taste and texture isn't quite as nice as you can get from other supermarkets.
Health wise, they contain 21% of your RDA for sugar, which is a phenomenal amount to be in each yogurt. This shows that the sweet taste is due to sugar and not the fruit. Looking at the ingredients, sugar is needed to sweeten as each flavour only contains 4% fruit.
I don't think I will be buying these again as despite being okay to eat, I much prefer the flavour and texture of the Sainsburys Basics Low Fat yogurts. If you do shop at Morrison's and want to try something new then they would be worth a try due to there low cost, but I would not have great expectations for them.
Overall I am going to give these yogurts 3/5 as the cost is good, the strawberry yogurt is okay, but the peach yogurt and texture aren't really to my liking.
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