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      05.07.2009 20:05
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      When I was little, Muller yogurts were very popular in our house. Espescially the ever loved Corners. Weather it was a fruit corner, a crunch corner or a dessert style corner, I'd jump at the chance to have one! I often enjoyed them as part of my breakfast, as well as puddings and random little snacks throughout the day. When I was young though, there was a limited number of flavours that you could infact buy. One of the ones which was around when I was "wee" and which is still around today is the "Strawberry and Orange balls".

      Normally we wouldnt buy corners, as they would set you back 54p per single corner. However discovering the amazing offer at Asda a couple of weeks back -10 corners for £2- I jumped at the chance to sample them all once again, and along with various others was infact the Strawberry orange balls.

      The pot is mainly a deep pinkish red in colour. The word crunch! is written in small brown writing, above the large red writing stating CORNER. Underneith this the flavour is stated, this time being the STRAWBERRY AND ORANGE BALLS. In the top right hand corner, the picture looks as though the foil lid is being peeled back, revealing a helping of dark brown, light brown and orange balls. The lid gives the idea that the smaller section will be filled full to the brim, but I did somehow doubt this.

      Peeling back the lid, a sweet smell hit my nose. At first it just smelled of yogurt, but then the delicious, sweet smell of strawberrys emerged too! It was really delicious and it got my cravings extremely strong! The pot is split into two sections, the larger containing a largeish quantity of pale pink yogurt, the source of the sweet smell. In the smaller section, the milk chocolate and orange balls are contained. Halfway through eating my yogurt, I have to point out that a slight orange smell arose! The smell was gorgeous and the time to try had arrived...

      Easing my spoon into the glorius looking pink yogurt, I discovered the texture was quite thick, but not overly so. Shovelling some of the yogurt into my mouth, I was presented with a pleasent strawberry taste. Very sweet, but definitly creamier than I had expected too! The taste was delicious, and I enjoyed this strawberry more than the Muller Light strawberry.
      Once I'd sampled a couple of spoonfuls of the yogurt, I moved onto the balls. I was a little worried about trying these, as I am a love it or hate it person when it comes to orange flavoured things. For example, I could eat Terry's chocolate oranges, or Orange creme revels until the cows come home, but there is something about the texture and taste of oranges alone that make me feel sick. However the balls didn't let me down. There was a definite orange taste, but thankfully it wasn't too strong but just added a slight tangyness to the chocolate. The taste of chocolate was definitly there too! The balls were fairly crunchy in texture, extremely pleasent indeed.
      Tipping the rest of the balls into the yogurt, they sank beneath the surface. Spooning some into my mouth, the combination was to die for. The sweet strawberry yogurt being the first thing I could taste, shortly followed by the delicious chocolatey ness of the balls, and a slight tang from the orange.

      Overall I definitly enjyoed this yogurt. One of the more interesting ones I must say, combining different, and somewhat unusual flavours together. Compared to the similar corner "Vanilla choco balls", the strawberry and orange type definitly outdid it!
      Now as most crunch corners seem to be, this one was definitly not low in calories. Much to my annoyance with all Muller corners, I always have to refer to the Muller website for nutrition information. Firstly because the information is printed in tiny black writing, almost impossible to read, and secondly because it is given in 100g, which is useless to me as the dessert is 150g.
      The Muller website answered my questions though, each strawberry and orange balls corner contains a scary 227 calories and and even scarier 8.1g of fat.
      I do think the dessert was worth it though, the taste being totally delicious and definitly satisfying that ever annoying sweet tooth of mine!

      I'd reccomend this yogurt 100%. The corner, would make a perfect tea time treat after a meal, or would even make a tremendes afternoon snack, providing you also with a great source of calcium. This particular corner wouldn't really be suitable for breakfast unlike some, and I'd definitly recomend sticking to it later on in the day! Little children could also have this in there lunchbox as it is a perfect shape and would fit in splendidly!


      5 Sense Summary-
      *Sound- n/a
      *Texture- smooth thick yogurt, crunchy balls
      *Sight- pale pink thickish yogurt, orange and milk chocolate ballls
      *Scent- strawberry
      *Taste- delicious strawberry yogurt, very sweet, slight orange, milk chocolate balls.

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      10.03.2009 13:58
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      Muller Crunch Corner

      Muller is a German company that produces a range of dairy products. They have had a factory in the UK, in Market Drayton in Shropshire since 1986. In that same decade they launched their very popular range of Muller Corner yogurts. These yogurts are called Corner because of the shape of the pot they come in. It's a split pot with the bigger section contained a plain creamy yogurt and the other half containing a flavour of some sort. This can then be added to the yogurt to make different flavour combinations and a more exciting yogurt than normal ones. Muller Corners actually come in three different varieties, Fruit, Healthy Balance and Crunch. I generally tend to buy the fruit corner ones as I love anything with fruit but after reading some of the reviews on here I decided to buy one of the crunch corners as they sound quite interesting and I wanted to see if I liked them and also perhaps find a new dessert product that I really liked.

      There are quite a few different varieties in the Muller Crunch corner range such as banana choco balls, toffee caramel balls and vanilla choco balls but I decided to try the strawberry orange balls. The flavour combination to me sounded great and something I would definitely like. I decided to try the one with the balls too because these actually sounded the most fun to eat!

      Like I said I have always had the Muller Fruit corners where the yogurt portion is a plain creamy vanilla yogurt. The yogurt in this crunch corner was a strawberry yogurt with milk. It has a slight pink tinge to it, obviously this is the strawberry portion. The taste is absolutely amazing, a lovely sweet strawberry flavour and I could quite happily of eaten this just on its own. On the other side of the tub were the orange chocolate balls. These little balls are described as plain chocolate and orange flavoured white chocolate coated puffed rice balls. They are probably about half a centimetre in diameter each so not very big. I firstly put a spoonful in my mouth and crunched into them. They have a lovely chocolatey taste as well as a very orangey taste too which is nice. Like I expected, these were so fun to eat and they did mix well with the yogurt.

      The pot that the product comes in allows you to fold over the balls into the yogurt for ease of mixing. I found though that if you let the balls sit in the yogurt for quite a while they did go a bit soggy so it's better to just pour in a mouthful at a time in my opinion and then they stay nice and crunchy and fresh. The lid has foil on the underside so it keeps the yogurt and balls inside nice and fresh which is nice and because the lid is made of foil it is perfect for licking once you peel it away from the pot!

      Obviously yogurts contain calcium so this makes a crunch corner a very wise snack choice. Calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth and can help keep osteoporosis at bay.
      Some doctors have stated that adults between 19 and 50 need about 1,000mg of calcium a day. One of these yogurts contains 224mg so you are already a quarter of the way there which is good.

      Each pot of yogurt contains 150g. The nutritional value for this is 222 calories which not too bad, equivalent to a chocolate bar say but you are getting the additional benefit of calcium, etc with this so I would say stick to the yogurt if you are looking for a nice snack. It also has 8.1g of fat which is not too bad either. I would say that because of the chocolate content of the balls I view this yogurt as more of a healthy dessert than a mid-afternoon snack say but you could really eat it at any time you wish.

      The other thing I like about Muller is that they really promote their brand as a healthy lifestyle and give you tips on how to keep healthy whatever your age. Their website is full of healthy tips which I definitely believe makes them quite an ethical company these days.

      There are fairly cheap as well and usually always seem to be on special at Sainsburys. At the moment they are 8 for £2 which is great. You can either buy them individually or in a bumper pack which I think contains 6 yogurts so they are a very good deal.

      All in all a great healthy snack or dessert

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        27.02.2009 12:01
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        eat if from the fridge OR the freezer, whichever you prefer

        Time to take a break from my vanity and start writing reviews on something other than shopping or make-up. This time, food! I'm a fond lover of yoghurt, and when I'm looking for a bit of an extra treat in my yoghurt, I always grab a muller crunch corner.

        This time, I picked up the Strawberry Orange Balls Muller Crunch Corner (well that's a short name, isn't it?). It comes in a white plastic split pot, containing 2/3 yoghurt, 1/3 crunchy chocolate and orange covered puffed rice balls. Muller have obviously has a change in design since this yoghurt was added to Dooyoo as the lid is completely different from the image above. Instead of a pink lid, it now has a blue, white and orange lid with the Muller Crunch Corner logo and a picture of the puffed rice balls. It really did look yummy, time to dig in!

        Before peeling the lid back, I expected that I would be hit with a strong fruity yoghurt scent when I opened it - I was wrong. I had to physically hold the pot to my face and sniff it - not a pretty sight, haha. When I could eventually smell the pink coloured yoghurt, I felt like I was just sniffing a bowl of strawberries, yummy. The puffed rice balls were small and shiny, each of a different colour (orange, milk chocolate and dark chocolate). There were hundreds of them (that was an estimate, I did not, repeat, did NOT count these!). The yoghurt itself was a creamy pale pink color, mmmm!

        There are two ways (that I know of) to eat these yoghurts, 1 - eat both parts separately, or 2 - mix them together to make the perfect texture of creamy, crunchy goodness, personally, I go for the latter after tasting each thing separately. 
I mixed the two together, with great care as to not spill the yoghurt over the sides of the pot, and soon enough I had devoured the whole thing. My taste buds were tingling, the tasty strawberry flavour, the crunching of the orange and chocolate balls, it was all so good, but it was sadly all gone.

        If I wasn't so full up afterwards, I would definitely have grabbed another, it tasted wonderful and although I still could taste it, I really did want to have another one. Shame that if I did, I would have been sick, haha.

        Each 150g serving contains 222 calories and .1g of fat, although you do get 23% of the recommended daily calcium intake, so there's a plus.

        You can buy 4 of these yoghurts in Asda for £2, and remember, you don't have to just stick to one flavour, you can have 4 of any flavour.

        Each yoghurt has a shelf life of around 2 weeks, but if you're like me, they definitely won't last 2 weeks!

        I'd say they are definitely worth a try. You can eat them as a quick snack, for breakfast or even a tasty dessert, (sometimes I even mix the yoghurt and balls and then pop it into the freezer for a few hours and enjoy it as a frozen yoghurt treat).

        Thank you for reading!

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          12.02.2009 16:36
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          This is an unusual yogurt but definitely not one for me.

          The yogurt is thick and creamy and to my surprise was quite a strong strawberry flavour. For me it was just too sweet and synthetic. I have tried far nicer strawberry yogurts. Also, I did not think the strawberry flavour of the yogurt went with the orange flavour of the chocolate balls in the corner.

          I really love the bits in the corner. There is a definite orange flavour - not like real orange but a bit like the orange flavoured chocolates in Quality Street or Roses. That synthetic orange taste that is actually really pleasant. They are also chocolatey, yum! I ended up eating the yogurt first just to get it out of the way and then I enjoyed the bits in the corner. I would not buy it again because 50 pence is too much when I only like the corner bits!

          At 227 calories for each 150 gram pot, they are not something to consider a healthy treat by any stretch of the imagination. I would prefer natural yogurt with some fresh fruit as a healthy snack. And if I want a sugar fix, I want chocolate. For me, this crunch corner provided too many calories for not enough satisfaction.

          These yogurts are just over 50 pence but are often part of a multi deal, which is a good opportunity to try different flavours. You might like to give this one a go. It isn't for me but it is pretty unusual and I think some people would really like it.

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