“ Brand: Muller / Type: Yoghurts „
Yoghurts are quick, convenient, and are one of those things that I stock up on every week at the supermarket as they are handy to pack with a lunch or have with your breakfast as a healthy light snack. There are plenty to choose from and I have recently been going through the various flavours of Muller Light yoghurts. These are currently on special offer at several of my local supermarkets where you can buy 4 for £1.00, and the RRP of each one is 61p so it's quite a good saving.
Muller Light yoghurts are available in a wide variety of flavours, and I chose this Banana and Custard flavour as it is sounded quite fun and different to the usual sort of yoghurt flavours that are normally available. I always like trying new things! These yoghurts come in individual plastic tubs with a peel off foil lid. Each yoghurt weighs in at 190 g.
The yoghurt itself was nice and creamy with a nice smooth texture to it. I found that it had a thicker consistency than the other Muller Light yoghurts that I've tried and this was a pleasant change. It's nice to be able to enjoy a low fat yoghurt that's not thin and runny! However, the big downer was the actual flavour. I thought that banana and custard sounded interesting and like it would be a real treat. In fact, I did not think it had much flavour at all, it was very bland and quite plain. I couldn't really taste any custard sort of flavour and even the banana flavouring was weak. It wasn't awful, but I wouldn't choose it again as it didn't live up to my expectations are there are much nicer flavours available in the same range which have a fuller, more enjoyable taste.
The 190 g tub is quite a generous portion size, and it turned out to be reasonably filling enough to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch time nicely without leaving me craving more snacks. There are some definite positive points such as being fat free, low in calories, and providing almost a third of your RDA of calcium. This is definitely a top choice for a low fat yoghurt and I will be buying this flavour again in the future. This is fitting in very well with my new and improved healthy eating plan and I would certainly recommend this brand of yoghurts.
Ingredients: Yogurt, Water, Banana Puree (3%), Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Inulin, Gelatine, Flavourings, Colours: Carotenes, Curcumin, Sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Caramel Syrup, Contains a source of Phenylalanine.
Typical nutritional values per 100g:
Energy - 230kJ - 54kcal
Protein - 4.1g
Carbohydrate - 8.6g - of which sugars 7.7g - sugars naturally from milk 5.0g
Fat - 0.1g - of which saturates 0.1g
Fibre - 0.6g
Sodium - 0.1g
Calcium - 130mg
Muller is one of my favourite brands of yogurt. They always seem to evoke that bit of quality with their products. Generally, I'm not someone who immediately grabs 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 Banana and Custard 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 quite a 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 rips 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 those concerned with the environment. The pot is generally white and coloured to represent the yogurt flavour. The banana & custard flavour uses a dark shade of yellow for its styling and lettering.
The yogurt itself is reasonably thick and quite creamy and has a fairly dark yellow colour, darker than I was expecting. There are no artificial colours so it must come from the banana puree and other natural colouring agents.
Many reduced fat alternatives I've tried in the past have been watery and tasteless, but this one is quite satisfying. It has got a genuine banana flavour stemmed from the 3% banana puree included in the ingredients, but it isn't very strong. As for the custard I can't taste that much at all. Overall the taste and flavour disappointed me really. Many of the other fruit flavours have tasted very nice and fruity, but this one is a bit lacking in the taste department. The banana flavour isn't strong enough for me and I can barely taste anything resembling custard at all.
As this snack is aimed at the health conscious I had better quote some of the nutritional information to let you know exactly what you're getting. Each 190g pot contains the following:
Energy: 437kJ (103kcal)
Of which sugars: 14.6g
Natural sugars: 9.5g
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 30% 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 small hole. It's great at any time of day. I've eaten them at breakfast, lunch, dinner and even supper. I even have them as a snack mid-morning or afternoon.
There are plenty of other flavours in the range, so if banana and custard 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 works out at about 42p per pot, which is still too expensive for a dollop of yogurt.
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 Muller Light is a good choice of yogurt; it's fat free and low in calories. However, if you're also after great taste then stick to the traditional fruit flavours like strawberry, cherry and mandarin.
With only 103 calories and 0.1g of fat in this HUGE 190g pot this low fat yoghurt really is worth a try! If you're watching your weight you can easily fit this yoghurt into your diet on a daily basis.
The foil lid peels back easily to reveal a light yellow coloured yoghurt which is smooth in consistency, I was expecting lumps of banana for some reason but glad there weren't any!
The banana taste really comes through, however, the custard is a little more vague. But still, I love banana flavoured yoghurt so that's not so bad. If you really want banana and custard it's best to have the real thing. Muller seem to be trying to make the impossbile at the moment with all the different "dessert" styles they're trying to concoct.
All in all it's a very nice, smooth yoghurt which is kind to dieters and is very filling. Great to have as an afternoon snack or with your lunch.
I was very torn for choice when I went into our staff canteen today and there were Muller Light Rhubarb yoghurts (which are my favourite, I love rhubarb!) and these Banana and Custard yoghurts which I've never tried before. So I finally decided to try this banana and custard one. They're not actually new as I read a few of the other reviews as I was interested to see what other people think, but I've never noticed them before.
When I opened the pot I was happy to see that it was full of a (quite bright) yellow, thick yoghurt which did remind me of Ambrosia custard so I was excited to try it as I love custard, especially cold (I'm sure many will disagree with me on this point!). Unfortunately although it was quite tasty I was very disappointed on the custard front as it didn't actually taste like custard at all and should just be called a banana yoghurt. Setting that aside, it was enough to satisfy an after-lunch sweet craving as it did taste quite sweet but also nice and refreshing / a bit fruity at the same time. I love banana flavouring anyway so this was pretty well suited to my tastes - and it is a fairly strong banana taste. I also quite liked the consistency as it wasn't as thin and runny as some of the other Muller Light yoghurts.
In terms of nutritional value, it was a 190g pot and there are only 103 calories per pot. It is also Fat Free (well, there is 0.1g of Fat which I think we will let them off with!). I've started to be a bit more careful with hidden sugars these days even though I still don't fully have a feel for what is bad, but in this pot there were 7.7g of the Carbohydrates as Sugar, of which 5g come from the fruit and milk, so I don't think that's too bad. Considering it's so low in fat perhaps I can't be too harsh on the taste being fairly average.
I paid 50p for mine but in the staff canteen so no doubt you can buy them a lot cheaper, especially in multipacks, from the supermarket if they do them.
Overall quite a tasty yoghurt but nothing which will go down in history!
Today at lunch I was craving something sweet for afters and remembered I had left a Muller Light Banana and Custard fat-free yogurt in the fridge in the break room. I went in to check and to my surprise no one had pinched it, so I sat down to enjoy it right away.
I commonly eat a Muller Light yogurt every day. Generally I go for the more healthy-tasting options such as the Mandarin or Rhubarb ones. These are more like a snack than a dessert to me but today I was really wanting something very sweet, almost sickly. The Custard and Banana flavour really fit the bill.
I peeled off the tinfoil from the yogurt and the first thing that struck me was how smooth and homogenous the yogurt was. In most of the other flavours you will see bits of fruit but not in this one - it is very smooth. I resisted the urge to lick the plastic foil in front of all my colleagues and instead decided to be dignified and threw this in the bin. A bit of a waste, but there you go.
When I tasted the yogurt I was a bit surprised that although it was sweet it wasn't overly sweet. It definitely hit the spot, though. The banana flavour is strong but it isn't too overpowering and tastes quite natural - like a banana rather than like chemicals. The custard is there too in the background and certainly the smooth texture is reminiscent of custard, although the yogurt is thicker than custard is.
I think this custard would taste delicious as a topping for chocolate cake but unfortunately there isn't any chocolate cake around for me to test out this theory!
The custard has about 106 calories per pot, and like all Muller Lights the portion size is a generous 200 grams. These usually cost around 54p each but are very frequently on sale at 4 for £2.
I wouldn't eat this yogurt for my everyday snack as it's too sweet for that but every once in a while, it's great!
I have a real sweet tooth, it is my complete downfall when it comes to my waistline, I can eat the healithiest sald for lunch, but by the time I have finished, I always have a real craving for something sweet. This is where I end up raiding the cupboards and usually end up filling my face with all manner of naughty things.
I am trying (again) to lose a few pounds, and this I have decided to submit to my sweet tooth rather than to try and fight it however I decided to try and find some healthier and less fattening treats to keep in the house and then pull out in times of emergency.
Before I had my girls and when I worked full time I always used to take a Muller Light yogurt for my lunch. I loved the fact that there was loads of different flavours in the range, and that they came in a huge 200g pot which was more filling and satisfying than all the other different brands of low fat yogurt I had tried. I also had always thought that the Muller Light yougurts taste fantastic and not at all like a fat free yogurt. They are really thick and creamy and not at all watery as some other fat free yogurts can be.
I decided to revisit Muller Light yogurts as they would be a great treat to have in my fridge to treat myself after my lunch. While scanning all the different flavours available in my local Tesco's, I spotted the Banana & Custard flavour, and I swear my heart began to beat a little faster. I love custard, always have done ever since I was a child so this was the absolute perfect choice for me. Feeling confident in the Muller flavours I stacked a few in my trolley. The yogurt cost 52p for a 200g pot, which is quite pricey but there are often multi-buy offers on Muller Light yogurts.
Ok so did Muller get it right with this flavour??? Emmmm No, I was really disappointed. It looked totally scrummy, I peeled back the lid to reveal a rich yellow, creamy looking pot of yogurt but the from the first spoonful it was evident that this one just wasn't right. I was expecting a real custardy taste so was really disappointed when my tastebuds failed to pick up any hint of custard at all. It did have a twang of banana but the flavour was not at all what I was expecting. I did enjoy it but not for the reason that I bought this variety and I think many feel let down by this flavour.
This is another of the Muller products I picked up whilst shopping at the weekend and is one I've never actually tried before so here goes....
The yogurt comes in a plastic white & yellow pot. The pot is covered with the usual foil lid with a picture of some slices of banana on it. The pot tells us that it weighs 200g that there are 106 calories per pot, that it's fat free and that each pot will provide you with 31% of your Recommended Daily Amount of calcium.
The ingredients for this flavour are: Yogurt, Water, Banana Puree (3%), Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Inulin, Gelatine, Flavourings, Colours: Carotenes, Curcumin;
Sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K; Caramel Syrup
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy kJ: 225kJ
of which total sugars: 7.5g
sugars naturally from fruit and milk: 4.8g
(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 sort of off white colour. It looks reasonably thick and doesn't appear to have any bits in it.
This yogurt must be the thickest Muller Light I've tasted yet. In fact it's almost too thick really. There are no bits in it at all so if you don't like bits in your yogurt there's nothing here to put you off. There's a distinct banana taste bnut the problem, for me, is that you can also taste the sweeteners that have been used and it all tastes a little too artificial for my liking. I suppose if you're used to eating your bananas with sugar, or used to putting sugar on your custard you would find it too bad but the whole package was too sweet really.
At time of writing Morrisons have Muller Lights on offer for 25p
Quite a disappointing Muller Light yogurt which is why I've ranked it bottom of my list. Not everything in life has to be sweet and I think that if they'd just made this using custard and pureed banana and hadn't added any sweeteners it would have been fine. If I was having a fruit dessert at home such as banana and custard or rhubarb and custard etc I wouldn't dream of adding sugar to it, so quite why Muller felt the need for aspartame and acesulfame K as well is a bit of a mystery.
On the plus side this yogurt will provide you with 31% of your RDA of calcium and also contains inulin (yes, that's correct, I haven't missed a "S" out!). Inulin, according to wikipedia is, on the whole, a good thing as it increases calcium absorption and promotes the growth of intestinal bacteria. It had no effect on blood sugar so it considered as something that diabetics can consume as part of their diet.
On the negative side this yogurt contains both aspartame and gelatine, both of which are present in other Muller Light flavours and which some people have concerns over. In addition to this we also have another sweetener ~ Acesulfame K ~ which there are also concerns over, as a potential carcinogen.
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
As you'll know from reading my previous reviews, I'm a bit of a fan of the more unhealthy Mullers - the Crunch Corners and the Custard Rice. However I'm off on hols in two weeks so in an effort to have some semblance of a 'beach body' I've switched to the less-calorific (albeit not as filling) Muller Lights. I was surprised to pull this Banana and Custard flavour from my bag this morning though as I didn't previously know it existed - I thought I was picking up the Vanilla variety in the shop!
This comes in the usual large round Muller pot, with a white foil lid and an image of some slices of banana. I was relieved to see that it's described as a smooth yoghurt, as I had mental images of bits of soggy banana floating about in it.
You can smell the banana as soon as you peel back the lid, and the yoghurt is smooth and thick and a rich yellow colour just like custard. The taste is very, very sweet and there's a definite fruity sharpness to it, though I have to say I can't detect any creamy custard there really. The yoghurt is as promised very smooth and this one glided down my gullet within a couple of minutes, barely touching the sides. Afterwards, you are left with that sharp banana taste in your mouth, but it doesn't leave a nasty film all over your tongue like some yoghurts can. I have to say though that it's not very filling at all and I was still hungry after eating it.
Each 200g pot is fat free and provides 31% of your RDA of calcium, and contains no artificial colours or preservatives. Nutritional values are given per 100g which is a bit misleading - remember to double them if you're eating the whole pot, which of course you will be. 100g provides 53 calories (so around 106 per pot). This is about a third of the average chocolate bar and less than half that of the average Crunch Corner with chocolate - so hopefully this is helping keep my belly flat for Ibiza!
The other varieties of Muller Light include: Raspberry & Cranberry, Mandarin, Blackcurrant and Strawberry. Muller Light yoghurts normally retail for around 55p, but there are often variations of the 5 for £1 type offers in the supermarket which will save you a few pennies.
More info can be found on the very colourful and exciting website: http://www.mullerdairy.co.uk/
My mum bought a load of Muller Light yogurts home the other day and she bought me this one because she knows I like bananas with custard on them, she said she had never seen this one before so I don't know if it's a new one or not but she bought it from Tesco.
I don't like Muller Light yogurts because the pots are too big so I usually eat my baby sisters yogurts in the tiny pots because they are so creamy and don't take too long to eat.
This does taste like bananas and custard and it's a bright yellow colour which reminds me of custard which i really like. There isn't much flavour of banana in the yogurt because its very sweet and this hides the fruit flavour, it doesn't matter though because I like how the sugar makes it really taste of custard instead of yogurt.
I will eat these more often and have told my mum to buy me some more and I think she will because she's always telling me to eat more yogurt, I would rather have this than the boring strawberry and cherry ones that Muller make as I don't like all the bits of fruit in them and this one is nice and smooth just like custard.
My mum doesn't like it because it's too sweet for her but I don't know why she says this when her favourite yogurt is a very sweet chocolate and cherry one that Muller have brought out, I don't think its too sweet I think it's perfect as it is.
When I bought my Müller Light yogurts I bought a couple of varieties that I hadn't tried before, one of which was the Banana and Custard yogurt. I often pour a small pot of custard over a sliced banana so was hoping this fat free yogurt would give me the same great taste but with fewer calories.
I ate this yogurt for my breakfast this morning and even now some twelve hours later am still trying to decide what I really thought about it! The yogurt looks just like Ambrosia tinned custard being a very bright yellow and very thick in appearance, I was a little put out to find there were no chunks of banana in the yogurt although in retrospect I'm not sure how well banana would last in yogurt for the length of the best before date! Never mind, the smell coming from the pot is a nice mixture of custard, yogurt and banana so perhaps I won't be too disappointed not to have my chunks of fruit to nibble on.
I'm really torn about this one if I'm honest. It's a nice tasting yogurt but rather bland in my opinion. While the flavour of banana is definitely there for the first couple of spoon fulls I found my taste buds soon got used to the taste and from then on all I could really detect with any strength was the custard flavour and the general taste of yogurt. I found this yogurt a little too sweet as well, it's quite a nice sweetness but it felt to me like Müller have tried to hard to give it a custard flavour and just poured as much sugar and as many sweeteners into it as possible.
This yogurt was nothing at all like I was expecting it to be and I would much rather slice up a banana and pour some custard on the top for a much tastier dessert. I don't think it tastes of banana and custard very much at all, although the fact that it is so sweet makes it hard to detect any other flavours at all. The texture is thick and creamy, slightly stickier than other Müller varieties which again puts me in mind of Ambrosia tinned custard but the flavour is very disappointing indeed.
Each 200g pot contains 106 calories and is fat free, which is great if you like this yogurt as the size of the Müller pots makes them a very satisfying and substantial snack. Unfortunately it doesn't taste anything like it's supposed to, which is a shame from such an excellent company as Müller.
I recently read a review about Muller Light Smooth Banana and Custard Yoghurt and I realised that, although this is one of my favourite flavours I hadn't actually reviewed it yet! How remiss of me!
As I have said before whilst Dave and I are losing weight and getting into new healthy eating regime we eat a lot of the Muller Light Yoghurts to satisfy our sweet tooth. What we usually do is make sugar free raspberry jelly pour it over frozen raspberries and then put the yoghurt on the top to make a dessert similar to a trifle. This yoghurt being banana and custard flavour really does make for a trifle type of taste to the whole thing.
The full name of the yoghurt is Muller Light Smooth banana and Custard Fat Free Yoghurt and it comes in the large wide plastic pots that we have all come to associate with Muller Light.
The foil lid has a picture of sliced banana on it to give you a clue as to the contents and the other side of the lid is where the enjoyment of the yoghurt starts as you lick the lid!
The yoghurt is pale yellow in colour and is rich, smooth and creamy. The taste is quite sweet and both the banana and the custard tastes are distinguishable. As I said poring it over fruit and jelly really does make an excellent dessert, especially if you are cutting out other forms of sweet food to lose weight. This really does satisfy the craving!
It is also lovely eaten as it is or poured over a sliced banana, or even poured over one of the crunchy breakfast cereals.
I purchased the yoghurt from my local branch of Tesco where they are always on some sort of special offer. They were half price not long ago but the current offer is buy 4 for £2 which only saves 28p overall as an individual pot costs 57p. Still as they say in Tesco's 'every little helps'.
The nutritional values per 200g pot are as follows:
Of which sugars 15g
Sugars naturally from fruit and milk 9.6g
Incidentally each pot contains 31% of the adult recommended daily allowance of calcium.
Muller Yoghurts are made by Muller Dairy Limited of Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire. TP9 3SQ and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
I read a very interesting article on MSN a few days 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.
This Muller Light smooth banana and custard fat free yoghurt comes in a 200g tub, and contains no fat and only 106 calories. Even if I hadn't read the article recommending dairy this morning, I would still have been delighted and impressed by this product's nutritional content, and so probably would have bought it anyway. Muller Light do several yoghurts of different flavours with similar nutritional content, but it was the banana flavoured one which caught my eye, and so this was the one that I bought. I paid around 60p for it, which isn't too bad a deal, as they are 54p in Tesco, and my student shop isn't renowned for being cheap.
So, anyway, its nutritional benefits aside, the most important thing about any food is how nice it tastes. Fortunately, unlike many low calorie foods, this yoghurt doesn't disappoint. The flavour is sweet yet has a definite yoghurty taste, and is delicious. Bizarrely, the tastes of banana or custard don't really come through very much, and if I didn't know that it was meant to be a banana custard flavour, I wouldn't be able to guess. That really isn't a problem, though, as whatever it is meant to taste like, it tastes gorgeous and I would definitely buy it again.
So, due to its apparent help with weight loss, low fat/calorie content and high level of calcium, this yoghurt is a healthy snack that you will enjoy as well. I would recommend this yoghurt to anyone who likes flavoured yoghurt as a snack, and especially those who like sweet yoghurt flavours such as toffee, as this banana and custard version is similar to this taste. In short, this is a great snack, and one which I will definitely be having again.