Product Type: Muller Dessert / Yoghurts
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Muller Corner Healthy Balance (Red Berry)
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Muller Corner Healthy Balance (Red Berry)
Date: 26/07/09, updated on 26/07/09 (109 review reads)
Disadvantages: A little on the pricey side.
Usual premise for purchase: saw these Muller Healthy Balance Corners on offer in the land of Tesco...
Firstly, Muller appear to have re-branded these corners; they no longer look like the dooyoo picture.
The lids are predominantly red with 'Healthy Balance' & 'Low Fat' emblazoned across it. This particular version of the 'Red Berry' (also available in 'Tropical Crunch' flavour), also has raspberries & cranberries on the lid.
In my local Tesco, I can currently only find the Healthy Balance Crunch Corners in twin packs. These initially were priced at 58p per pack (bit of a bargain), but are currently priced at £1.19, with a 2 for £2 offer running.
The pulling power of this product (I'd imagine) are its claims to be:
Made from all natural ingredients
[This product is also suitable for vegetarians].
**Proof is in the Pudding**
On frisking free the lid, you will find the typical Muller Corner set up, whereas the pot is divided into two triangle shaped compartments; with the smaller one holding the topping (in this case the granola crunch).
The yoghurt itself is white, and looks and smells very much like natural yoghurt; and on eating, it has a somewhat similar taste too. The texture and consistency is slightly runnier than you'd expect of a regular yoghurt (but I'd think that part of the reason for this is the lack of artificial thickening agents etc).
Although creamy, it retains some of the sharper refreshing tang that yoghurt should have. It is slightly sweetened, but not overly so, thus meaning that it does not end up tasting like many of the artificially flavoured creamy yoghurts.
You are provided with a perfectly adequate sized portion of the red berry (cranberry & raspberry) granola. I only mention this, as I find some Muller Corners are a little stingy on the 'corner' side of things!
The granola is my favourite part of this product. It is nice and crunchy, without being a proper jaw work out!
Amongst the granola cereal, you will also find pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. I'm not normally over keen on pecking at seeds, but I felt that it really gave the granola a much more interesting texture and flavour.
The cranberry and raspberry pieces are dried (but not hard to chew), and sort of cubed into small pieces. They are quite sweet, but because of the natural sharpness that these fruits can carry, the sweetness is welcomed.
The granola overall has been sweetened with honey (although does not taste of it thankfully, as I can't stand the stuff). In my opinion, I think they have the balance just right.
When combining the granola and the yoghurt, the contrast of tangy and smooth yoghurt, with sweet and crunchy granola is perfect.
As mentioned, there is not so much granola that the yoghurt seems to disappear, but just enough so that it is not an overly sweet snack/dessert.
Overall, I think these are definitely one of the better offerings in the Muller Corner range. My biggest issue with these is the price.
Whilst on offer, they work out at around 50p per pot... not too bad. However, I do not think I would pay full price for these, because as nice as they are; they are still just yogurts!
Per 100g serving (each pot is 135g), provides you with:
120 calories, 12.8g sugar, 2.7g fat (of which 1.1g saturates), & 0.1g salt.
OK, so they're not awful for you, but there is still a fair amount of sugar in there (as usual with most low fat products). This along with the price is why I cannot quite give it five stars.
It's still a four though, and a yoghurty thumbs up from me.
Summary: A not quite so suitable for the credit Crunch Corner.
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