“ Brand: Müller / Type: Yoghurts „
Although Müller Light Smooth Banana & Custard isn't actually banana custard (It is banana and custard flavoured yoghurt) it tastes remarkably similar. If like me, you're addicted to banana custard and want it every hour of every day, but you're worried about piling on the pounds from throwing all that Ambrosia stuff down your neck, this is a safe alternative.
It's low in sugar and fat, and is in the Muller Light range so you know it's going to be relatively healthy for you. It has a pleasant, almost creamy texture but a slightly unusual tangy, almost citrussy aftertaste which makes it just that little bit different.
The taste is great, packaging is good and you definitely get good value for your money, I mean, just look at the shape of the pot! This is definitely the best banana flavoured yoghurt that money can buy, at an affordable and reasonable price.
It's also a suitable substitute for a banana if, again like me, if you have a potassium deficiency, and also it reaches a lovely temperature when chilled that is very refreshing indeed.
This is about the best Banana Custard Yoghurt (if not the only one) that money can buy. I really couldn't recommend it any more than I already have. Get out and try some Müller Light Smooth Banana & Custard.
I have to say I'm a big fan of Muller Light Yoghurts and have tried most of the flavours. One of the regular ones on my shopping list is the Banana & Custard yoghurt. These yoghurts are recommended by Slimming World as they are fat free but while they stint on the fat they certainly don't stint on the flavour.
Muller Light Banana & Custard yoghurt comes in a bowl shaped 200g plastic pot with a foil peel off lid. On the lid is the red logo with Muller written in white writing. There is also a picture of pieces of chopped banana on the top. Around the white pot is yellow labelling with white writing oultlining the yoghurts ingredients and nutritional content. Here goes:
Ingredients include - Yoghurt, water, banana puree, flavouring, sweeteners, aspartame and caramel syrup. They also contain milk.
Nutritional Information - It's fat free, has 106 calories per pot, contains calcium and has no artificial colourings or preservatives.
This yoghurt has a mouth watering smell of bananas as you open the pot and the yoghurt has a creamy banana flavour with a similar texture to custard.
I enjoy these yoghurts as a dessert but I also like them on my breakfast cereal as I'm not keen on milk. I find these yoghurts to be the ideal size for this as I'm not left with a load of dry cereal when the yoghurt has all gone. I also love these over fruit such as bananas or strawberries instead of cream.
At the moment the yoghurts are on special offer in some supermarkets at 4 for £1 but they usually retail at about 54p per pot. It has to be said that they are great value for money.
Now, you all know the story, I'm sure we've all been there at some time or another. A number of weeks before holiday you've decided it's time to shift that weight. Then someone suggests a takeaway/going for a meal/a packet of crisps (lol) and you think oh go on I can't start next week. Before you know it you've got only 4 weeks left and you've not lost 1lb - well okay you have because you put on and lose 1lb in the space of a few hours every day but you've not lost any REAL amount of weight.
This happened to me last year, so thinking I wouldn't be able to lose as much as I'd like but putting all my effort in so I'd know I'd lost as much as I possibly could before holiday I started on a diet. I like to call it "The Common Sense Diet" what you basically do is use your common sense. Cut down fat, cut down calories, eat 'good' food and don't eat 'bad' food - come on we all know what foods make you lose weight and what don't, I personally don't need to follow someone else's written rules - I just use my brain a bit. For those wanting to know the end result - I lost a stone in the 4 weeks, which was more than I ever expected as my BMI was in it's healthy range at the start and finish of the diet, and it's harder to budge weight when you have a healthy BMI.
Now one of my secret weapons to my diet were Muller Light's. I'll admit I was hooked in by the advertising claiming that a full yoghurt had less fat than ONE single chocolate button or ONE single crisp! This worked in two ways. One- it was true, they are low fat, so eat away. Two - whenever anyone offered a crisp, or chocolate with the line "Go on, it's just one what harm will it do" (note to all women: its known FACT other women will actively try to make you fail your diet - honestly harsh I know). It was okay for me though. I had my secret weapon. Imprinted in my head was the thought ONE crisp...or a full Muller Light? Heck just think how many Muller Lights I could eat for the amount of one pack of crisps. I could eat them all day long. Nope, no thanks, I don't want even just ONE of your crisps.
Now it's been winter and I've been eating like a heffer and I'm needing to lose a little weight again, although not as much as I will want to before holiday, but I need a week or so off the junk to get me back to normal again. Hence, my eating a Muller Light.
It's true, they are not something I would eat during any time I am not dieting. That's not to say they're not nice enough but simply that if I'm not dieting I'll grab two or three chocolate bars and four packets of crisps as a snack instead. I'm being serious.
The Muller Light of choice today is Smooth Banana and Custard and it's just lovely. The title says it all really, its smooth and tastes of banana and custard! If you like these two things you'll love it, if not, then you won't! It is very sweet and has a good amount of strength to the taste of banana. Yum yum. In this pot, which is quite big might I add at 200g it says that it is "fat free" although technically per 100g there's 0.1g of fat. There's also 106 calories in a pot. Now technically for something you don't really "need" as part of your diet, this could be seen as a waste. However if you know you will be tempted to cheat and need something sweet then this is a great option. I still can't help but think there isn't much more fat and calories in some varieties of Heinz soup - so for your fat amount you could have something more filling but if you just really need something sweet then this is great.
It also contains 31% RDA of Calcium which is great and is free from artificial colours and preservatives.
These are almost always on offer in most supermarkets but expect to pay somewhere between 20p-50p for a pot, depending what offer is on and where you get yours from. They are widely available in all supermarkets.
All in all, I love to have these in when I'm dieting, they aren't the BEST option out there for dieters with a sweet tooth (Jubblys are at only 6 cals each and completely fat free!) but I do love to have them in, they certainly stopped me from ever even cheating once on my diet.
If you're not dieting then these are still perfectly nice, they do taste gorgeous but you can probably get a nicer desert or snack.