“ Brand: Müller / Type: Yoghurts „
Muller is my favourite brand of yogurt. They always seem to evoke that bit of quality with their products. Generally, I'm not someone who immediately rushes for the healthy or low-calorie option when shopping, but as you can't be too careful with fat and sugar, and the fact that they were on special offer, I thought that I would give this Muller Light Rhubarb a try.
These yogurts are made by Muller at their large factory in Market Drayton, Shropshire where they produce 80,000 pots of Muller Light every hour, 24 hours a day. They are a fairly green company who pride themselves on the fact that they source over 90% of their milk within a 30 mile radius of the factory, thus keeping carbon emissions to a minimum and supporting their local farmers. This is another reason why I favour Muller over other brands.
The yogurt comes in a plastic pot with a foil lid. The lid is fairly easy to peel away, but be careful because sometimes it does rip and then it can get a little messy to completely peel away. Both the lid and the plastic pot are recyclable too, so they are good for the environmentally conscious. The pot is generally white and coloured to represent the yogurt flavour. The rhubarb flavour uses a shade of maroon for its styling and lettering.
The yogurt itself is fairly thick and quite creamy and has a somewhat light pink shade to it. It isn't a natural rhubarb colour, looking at the ingredients I can see that it's coloured using beetroot juice concentrate.
Many reduced fat alternatives I've tried in the past have been watery and tasteless, but this one is very satisfying. It's got a genuine rhubarb flavour and there are quite a few pieces of real rhubarb scattered throughout the yogurt, which I really like. A quick glance at the ingredients shows that it does contain 10% real fruit. Ok, so it may not be as rich, creamy and flavoursome as full-fat alternatives, but this healthy option really does come pretty close.
As this snack is aimed at the health conscious I had better explain some of the nutritional information to let you know exactly what you're getting. Each 190g pot contains the following:
Energy: 418kJ (99kcal)
Of which sugars: 13.9g
Natural sugars: 8.4g
Of which saturates: 0.2g
As you can see this is virtually a fat free snack, very low in calories and rich in calcium; providing you with 33% of the recommended daily amount. It doesn't contain any artificial colours or preservatives. But, for those concerned, it does contain milk, aspartame, gelatine and a source of phenylalanine. Therefore it isn't suitable for vegans or vegetarians, but is ok for coeliacs.
The yogurt comes in a 190g pot which I suppose is an adequate size portion for the average person. For me, it never quite feels enough, but it certainly fills a little hole. It's great at any time of day. I've eaten them at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I even have them as a snack mid-morning or afternoon.
There are plenty of other flavours in the range, so if rhubarb doesn't quite tickle your fancy then maybe one of the others will. I have already reviewed a few other flavours and the remainder I will cover in due course.
Muller Light yogurts can be purchased individually or in packs of six. The normal retail price for an individual pot is just over 50p which I think is extremely expensive. I usually only purchase them if they are on special offer. For example they have recently been sold in Sainsbury's at 4 for £1 which is much more reasonable. Often the six packs can be on offer at two packs for £5 which is about 42p each which is still expensive.
These yogurts are widely available in just about every supermarket; large or small. Just head over to the fridge section.
Because of the health benefits and great taste you can't really go wrong with this yogurt. It's a thick, creamy and delicious tasting rhubarb flavoured yogurt that is fat free and low in calories. It's a win-win situation of health benefits and taste; but just let down by that rather hefty price tag.
I recently celebrated my 28th birthday - and the pictures taken on the night were horrfiying, so much so that I ran straight to my local Slimming World meeting . Now, the diet is not restrictive at all, but it does mean making some changes, such as swapping products for lower fat alternatives where available . So, out with the delicious creamy Rhubarb Fool desserts that I love so much, and in with the Muller Light in Rhubarb.
I'm not going to blather on about the packaging - there is a perfectly good photo there! Opening up the pot, the contents seemed to have settled somewhat, there seemed to be a little liquid floating on the top, but a good stir soon evened things out, leaving me with a light pink yoghurt accented with slightly darker strands of rhubarb. I was surprised to see that there were a few larger pieces of rhubarb in this too - it certainly isn't stingy with the fruit .
On first taste, I was pleasantly surprised . You see, there is a reason why I'd never really eaten fat free yoghurts before - the artificial sweetener taste is something I find unpleasant. But actually, it wasn;t the first thing I noticed with this yoghurt. I found it incredibly creamy in texture, and the rhubarb was sweet yet had a good amount of sharp tang to it too . The whole thing was actually a pleasant experience .
Previously, I've hated fat free yoghurts - but this one has made me change my mind, and I'll certainly be buying it again . At 99 calories a pot, it's not going to do a diet any damage.
5 stars - highly recommended
Muller light yoghurts are the perfect afternoon snack for anyone counting the calories. They are filling, taste good and the best bit of all is they are fat free. Whilst I never really take much notice of things claiming to be fat free and preferring to go by calorie content, it is still an impressive phrase. Fat free..... !
These yoghurts are currently on offer in Tesco for 5 for £1 and given that they are normally about 52p each, a whole pound couldn't even buy you two. Impressed by the offer, I stocked up. These yoghurts taste lovely and really have an authentic taste of rhubarb, which may sound strange, but I often find that most food that is good for you taste's nothing like it's meant to! You can clearly see the rhubarb inside the yoghurt and I find when I eat this yoghurt that I get the same metallic taste as when I eat a rhubarb crumble, so there is definitely rhubarb in here! This all makes sense in my head, so apologies if this is all gobbledy gook!
The plus points of this yoghurt are it is fat free, has only 99 calories per pot (which sounds a lot better than 100!), has 33% of your recommended daily intake of calcium and it contains no artificial colours or preservatives.
The negatives of this yoghurt are pretty lame and only that it could be slightly more creamy, however this would obviously raise the calorie content, most likely take away the fat free accolade and generally defeat the general point of this yoghurt!
I often find that these yoghurt pots are slightly too much, so I think they could reduce the calorie intake even further and reduce the size of the pot.
I'm not going to talk about the pot and packaging, etc, because that's just pointless and trying to bump up the word count! But I will say be careful taking these to work, college, whatever, as I recently pierced the foil lid in my bag without knowing and ended up with yoghurt everywhere! Not clever - don't try it.
I think that the Muller Light yoghurts are great, I love the fatc that the come in a huge variety of different flavours and that they come in a huge 200g pot which is much bigger than your standard low fat yoghurt. They are also really creamy and taste like a real treat and give you that hit of something sweet.
Nearly every lunch time after I have finished my meal I just fancy something sweet but rather than dipping into the biscuit tin, I am instead turning to Muller Light. They certainly don't tasty like a healthy option, there is certainly nothing lacking in either flavour or consistancy and for me they are just a great yoghurt.
I have my favourite flavours that I tend to buy over and over and to be honest this can make me a little short sighted when I am doing my weekly shop, I just tend to pick up the things I know I like and am a bit rubbish at trying the new flavours. Now I'm not sure how long this Rhubarb variety has been around but I only spotted it this week. I was eager to give it ago as I absolutely adore rhubarb, it is one of my all time favourites so the thought of a good rhubarb yoghurt was quite exciting.
I paid 52p for a 200g pot from my local Tesco's but the Muller Light yoghurts are frequently on a multi buy offer. They are quite expensive but I really thing they are worth the extra pennies. I opened the yoghurt and was pleased to see that it looked very rhubarby, it was pinkish in colour and also had a fantastic aroma.
Now tastewise, it was nice, had a rhubarb flavour but it just wasn't strong enough for me. Maybe this is because I love stewed rhubarb and custard and no yoghurt will ever live up to that in my eyes. I did enjoy it though and it is a flavour I would probably buy again.
This is another of the Muller Light flavours that I've never tried before so here goes.....
The yogurt comes in a plastic white & reddy/pink pot. The pot is covered with the usual foil lid with a picture of some rhubarb on it. The pot tells us that it weighs 200g that there are 100 calories per pot, that it's fat free and that each pot will provide you with 33% of your Recommended Daily Amount of calcium.
The ingredients for this flavour are: Yogurt, Rhubarb (10%), Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Colour: Beetroot Red, Acidity Regulators: Sodium Citrates, Citric Acid; Flavourings, Stabilisers: Pectins, Sweetener: Aspartame
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy kJ: 213kJ
of which total sugars: 7.1g
sugars naturally from fruit and milk: 4.2g
(of which saturates): 0.1g
Allergy information: contains milk. contains a source of phenylalanine.
These desserts contain no artificial colours or preservatives.
On opening the pot I can see that the yogurt is a pink colour and actually looks very similar to the Strawberr flavour. The consistency looks smooth and the yogurt looks reasonably thick and it's not readily apparent whether there are any bits in it or not.
This yogurt is quite thick and has "shavings" of rhubarb is it. On first taste it just appears to be something pink and reasonably thick that's quite sweet. It certainly tastes nothing like the rhubarb I remember my mother using in various crumbles and other puddings when I was a child. Then, you get the aftertaste which is when you actually get the essence of the rhubarb. And Muller deserve some praise here because it does taste exactly like the rhubarb I remember. They've used enough of it to ensure that the taste is there but then the sweet pink yogurt rather masks the tartness of the rhubarb which means that people who aren't keen on it could probably eat this yogurt without any problems.
At time of writing Morrisons have Muller Lights on offer for 25p
I was pleasantly surprised by this yogurt. Rhubarb isn't a shy, retiring fruit by any stretch of the imagination so I did wonder whether this would be as tart as the Raspberry and Cranberry flavour, or perhaps, even more so. Thankfully Muller have used a sweet yogurt base to "hold" the rhubarb so you don't get quite so extreme a taste as you would if you had the rhubarb on its own. This makes it all very palatable rather than leaving you thinking that it's too much on the sour side.
Aside from this rather surprising taste the yogurt provides you with 33% of your RDA of calcium and, as with the rest of the range, is virtually fat free.
On the negative side this yogurt contains both aspartame and gelatine, both of which some people have issues / concerns over and it's not suitable for anyone with any sort of milk intolerance or allergy.
Muller Lights in order of preference:-
01=) Wild Blueberry
03) Summer Berries
05) Peach and Pineapple
09) Raspberry and Cranberry
10) Smooth Banana and Custard
11) Smooth Toffee
I read a very interesting article on MSN a few weeks ago about different ways to boost your metabolism, and so help your weight loss. I am on a diet and am trying to lose weight, so I am keen to do all that I can that was mentioned in the article in order to help me with my goal. Along with some advice which I had already heard, such as sleep more, eat breakfast and so on, one piece of advice which was new to me grabbed my attention, and I decided to give it a go. This advice was to eat more dairy products. According to the article, a study published in the American Society for Nutritional Sciences Journal of Nutrition, women who consumed milk, yoghurt and cheese several times a day lost 70% more body fat than women who ate no dairy. This is apparently due to calcium and other substances found in dairy, and women can get the best benefits from these by eating dairy about three times a day. As someone who loves yoghurt and cheese but has been trying to cut down on these somewhat due to their calorie content, I was delighted to read this advice, and so the next time I went down to the student shop I treated myself to this yoghurt from Muller Light, thinking that this would be a treat that would even help me with my diet.
Over the last few weeks I've found myself eating excessive amounts of Muller Light yoghurts, and so far I think that this Rhubarb flavour is the best. Every time that I go down to the shop now I find myself looking for this one before the others, and when I know that I have one in the fridge I really want to eat it. The taste of these rhubarb flavoured yoghurts just seems to be superior to that of the others, as it is not only sweet enough to be enjoyable, but has the tanginess of real rhubarb. My mam makes stewed rhubarb with yoghurt quite often at home, and this Muller Light offering almost captures the same delicious taste, but much more conveniently and with lower calories. This yoghurt has a truly beautiful taste, and so makes this a fantastic yoghurt to have.
At only 100 calories, this yoghurt is a great snack for anyone who is calorie conscious, and also contains 33% of your RDA of calcium, so as well as perhaps boosting your metabolism, it'll help you to have strong bones and teeth, and so is good for children. I paid 62p for one 200ml tub at my Student Shop, though they are 54p at Tesco and 4 for £2 at Asda, but I still find all of these prices to be fairly cheap, and the taste is well worth the money. I would strongly recommend Muller Light yoghurts to anyone, and above all, the Rhubarb flavour.
I have only just recently become aware that Muller do a Muller Light Yogurt in Rhubarb flavour and when I saw it I knew I was going to love this flavour. I haven't had Rhubarb for ages however we used to go Rhubarb picking as children and my nan would make various different pies and dishes using it and I was always fond of that extremely sweet and slightly sour taste that it had.
As soon as you open the yogurt you can definitely distinguish what the flavour is, Rhubarb has an extemely sweet scent to it and thats what hit me straight away with this particular product. The yogurt itself is slightly pink in colour and I was wondering how the Rhubarb itself would be, whether there would be big chunks of it in, or not. However, you find very thin strands, extremely thin strands of rhubarb in which varies from pink to green, obviously depending on what part of the rhubarb has been out in.
The taste of this yogurt is absolutely superb. I was expecting it to be a little bit sour, but the cream of the yogurt counters out the sourness a little bit, although it is still very sweet and a little bit zingy. One yogurt of this flavour is certainly not enough and I will definitely be buying some more of this flavour. I got stung with the price on this one and paid over the odds for it because of where I purchased it from, however supermarkets normally have these yogurts on a deal, so I will take advantage of that next time.
For less than a 100 caloties, these are ideal for a calorie controlled diet, and for how good that they taste you would believe how low in fat they are. A cert to add into your shopping trolley on your next shopping trip.