“ Brand: Muller / Type: Yoghurts „
I do like yogurts but tend to go through stages of eating them. Although I like most flavours of yogurt, one of my favourites is strawberry and when shopping in Asda a few days ago spotted the Muller amore yogurts on special offer and opted to purchase one of the strawberry ones as they looked like quite a nice luxury yogurt compared to the standard ones that I tend to buy.
As stated I purchased this yogurt from asda and it was on a special offer price of £0.50 for an individual 150g pot. Personally I think many people might still find this quite expensive for a single yogurt but they are more luxurious than standard yogurts so are more of a treat than an everyday eat.
The amore yogurts come in a navy blue, round, plastic pot with foil peelable lid. On the lid is the muller logo with the name 'amore' which has a little heart above it and a picture of a lovely ripe strawberry half dipped into cream. It describes the yogurt as being 'thick and creamy'. On the side of the pot you can find full ingredients listings, nutritional information and storage instructions.
This strawberry yogurt as I stated before is quite a luxury product and is made with cream which gives it a lovely rich taste but it obviously increases the calorific and fat content. Each pot contains 150g but the nutritional information on the pot is per 100g, which I think is a little misleading if you do not realise that the pot its actually 150g. So 100g of the yogurt contains the following:
Calories - 144kcal
Protein - 2.6g
Carbohydrate - 17.0g
Fat - 7.3g
Calcium - 92mg (17% of RDA per pot)
When I opened the yogurt I found that it had quite a subtle sweet strawberry fragrance. It was pale pink in colour but not in any way artificial looking and I could see flecks of strawberry pieces mixed into the thick, creamy looking yogurt. After looking at the ingredients listings it states that the yogurt contains 11% strawberries and beetroot juice for colouring. It was nice to know that there was a good amount of fruit in the yogurt and that it contained natural a natural colouring.
As far as the taste goes I found this yogurt to be very nice indeed. It had a thick consistency and tasted very luxurious. The contents of the whipped cream certainly give it richness and you could taste the delicate strawberry flavour coming through. There were little bits of strawberry spread throughout the yogurt which I found to be very nice although I know a lot of people who are a little fussy about things with bits in but personally I like this as it makes tastier. I would not eat these yogurts everyday but to me they make a nice alternative to a dessert as they are still quite light and don't leave you feeling over full as you can get with a stodgy pudding. I would certainly recommend this Muller strawberry amore yogurt as it has a lovely taste and I cannot wait to try some of the other flavours in the range.
When it comes to snacks ones of my favourites are yoghurts, though with so many varieties out there it can be hard to choose which one to have. I'll have to admit I've become a bit of a Muller fan boy of the past few years and have loved their corner yoghurts and the thick creamy ones (their name eludes me, though you know the type). Recently we purchased some of the strawberry flavoured "Amore" brand which were on offer and looked interesting and more expensive than we were paying for them. They came in a shallow royal blue pot and with Mullers name on the pot you knew this was going to be something of some quality.
When you peel off the foil lid you are met by a thick, creamy pink yoghurt. Although the top does appear to almost be a liquid layer on top of the yoghurt and glistens brightly under the lights it still looks lovely. When you slide your spoon into the yoghurt it cuts straight in, smoothly slicing through the snack and when you lift the spoon out you'll be surprised by how heavy it is. To call it dense is a bit of an understatement, it's thick, heavy and creamy just like any top quality yoghurt. In your mouth you again feel its thick creaminess as it sits on your tongue, in your mouth and around your teeth. Not only is it thick and creamy but it's also got a delightful taste, it's sweet but it's also fruity the strawberry flavour (from real strawberry's) is simply excellent and tastes as wonderful as any top strawberry snacks.
For all the good of the product, which there is a lot you can't help but kind of wish the pots were a little bit larger and that all other yoghurts had this thick creamy consistency that sits and almost melts on your tongue. The combination of sweetness and the pure enjoyment of the strawberry flavour seems to work better than usual, some how making the flavour even more complete than normal. Though they aren't as "fun" as the Muller Corners they are just as delightful and delicious and a must try snack when they are on offer.
Nutritional Information (per 100g, pots are 150g)
Carbohydrate 17g (of which 16g are sugars)
Fat 7.3g (of which 4.5g are saturates)
The product contains
Milk, Strawberry and Corn Floud
I was going to save the cherry flavour for last in this Muller Amore range as I thought that might be my favourite but temptation got the better of me so it's the strawberry flavour that ends up at the back of the queue.
Muller Amore pots weigh in at 150g and therefore contain less yogurt than the Muller Light and Muller Fruit Corner brands. Predominantly navy blue in colour the Amore pots stand out amongst the rest of the yogurts in the supermarket fridges. The pot is covered with the usual foil lid and has the ingredients and nutritional information listed on the side. The website address: www.muller.co.uk is listed on the bottom of the pot.
The ingredients for this flavour are: Yogurt, Whipping Cream (18%), Sugar, Strawberries (11%), Corn Flour, Lemon Juice From Concentrate, Beetroot Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavourings.
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy kJ: 603kJ
of which total sugars: 16.0g
(of which saturates): 4.5g
Allergy information: contains milk.
Once you've pulled the lid off you'll see the yogurt which is a lightish pink in colour. It doesn't actually look that different in colour terms to what the flavour looks like in the Muller Light Range. You can't really see any bits of strawberry in the yogurt so you're left wondering whether there any or not or whether the bits are just really small.
At time of Morrisons were selling these for 64p on a buy two get 3 free. So, in other words 5 yogurts for £1.28.
Taste and opinion:
So, we come to the final flavour in the Muller Amore range which is Strawberry. Like the previous flavours I've tried the yogurt part itself was rich and creamy, but then you'd hardly expect anything else when it contains whipping cream, would you? However, there were either no Strawberry bits whatsoever (perhaps they've been pureed?) or the bits are so small that you don't even register them. With the Peach and Cherry in particular there's no way you can fail to realise that the yogurt contains fruit pieces but the only clue to the strawberries here is those little "seed bits" that they have on the outside and which you taste from time to time. That, for me is a slight disappointment and puts this flavour firmly behind the cherry one.
Like the rest of the Muller Amore range there's none of the artificial sweetener taste that you get with some of the Muller Light flavours which contain aspartame or acesulfame K which is what makes these so much nice than the Muller Lights for example. You really can taste the difference in taste, quality and smoothness between this and the Muller Light version of the flavour.
This strawberry flavour really does taste like an indulgent, premium dessert and, as such, contains more sugar, fat and calories than you'd find in a Muller Light yogurt. Whilst most Muller Light yogurts come in at around 100 calories per pot this Amore flavour comes in at around 216 calories. It will also provide you with 17% of your recommended daily amount of calcium. The only downsides to this particular flavour are the price (not sure that I would buy them unless they were on offer), the fact that there's just 150g in a pot which means that the eating experience is over rather quickly and, from a personal point of view, that there are no fruit bits here. Of course, those of you that don't like fruit bits in their yogurt will find that a plus point as far as this flavour is concerned.
Overall, I quite enjoyed this flavour but I do think that the cherry flavour is the best in the Muller Amore range.
Amore is the latest product range in the Muller stable. It is packaged in wide, squat, round, dark blue, 150g tubs and priced around 69p depending where you shop. The lid of the strawberry tub shows a picture of a strawberry on a spoonful of cream (there's a clue in there). These have recently been on offer for 34p each in Sainsburys, so I have allowed myself to try a few out.
I have found the strawberry to be the nicest of the range out of the ones I have tried, which is surprising as I thought I would prefer the vanilla and chocolate flakes or the cherry flavour which is what I usually go for in yoghurt. I have also tried the honey and walnut.
On peeling the lid the first thing to strike me is the thickness of the yoghurt, it looks like a fromage frais or an angel delight. It is pale pink with lots of strawberry bits visible. The first mouthful has a very slight tang, maybe a hint of sour cream? This is soon overwhelmed by the sweet taste of cream. This tastes more like cream than strawberry. I do have a sweet tooth and this is just gorgeous to me. It has a lovely thick creamy texture. I wonder why it tastes so creamy so take a look at the ingredients. Ah, that's why, it contains 18% WHIPPING CREAM! No wonder it tastes so nice.
It contains 216 calories per pot. The ingredients list is quite straightforward: Yogurt, Whipping Cream (18%), Sugar, Strawberries (11%), Corn Flour, Lemon Juice From Concentrate, Beetroot Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavourings. The Muller website tells me it is suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs and is free from nuts.
Nutritional information per 100g:
Energy 603kj and 144kcal
Of which sugars 16.0g
of which saturates 4.5g
Calcium 92mg (17% RDA per pot)
To summarize; it tastes wonderful, very sweet, maybe too much so for some tastes, but it is also quite high in fat, sugar and calories and a bit pricey for a yoghurt pot. I would give this five stars for taste, but have to knock one off for the price and the calories.
Strawberry yoghurt was always my favorite flavour but after tasting this one by Amor'e Mullers really done it this time. Hooked line and sinker I am sunk.
I am totally undone! I love them slightly adicted to them now oh dear I have simply gone yoghurt mad.
I was attracted by the jassy carton in dark blue with large yoghurt spoon and strawberry on lid with strawberries around the sides muller logo and Amor'e written on carton. I thought to myself I like the look of that. I dutifully bought them and managed to get them home and of course had to try it straight away as by this time I was itching to find out what it was like.
I opened the lid slowly so as not to waste any and was hit with the most delicious aroma of strawberries and cream.
I dipped in the spoon and tasted the first mouthful and then the next and oh dear by then I was addicted delicous fruity chunks invaded my mouth and the creamy texture of the yoghurt were simply delicious I was totally undone.
I would reccomend this yoghurt to anyone who likes a really creammy taste with a lot of fruit.