“ Type: Yoghurts „
I read a very interesting article on MSN a few weeks 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 is something silly like my fifth Muller Light yoghurt review, though I'm not necessarily posting them in order so it could be more than that by now. I take this as a sign that I really do love these yoghurts, and I always look for this brand above the others when I am yoghurt shopping. I have tried quite a lot of the flavours by now, but when I was in Waitrose today (browsing, not shopping) I noticed the Muller Light section and so went over to have a nosy. I was quite surprised to see that the Muller Light 200ml yoghurts were the same price here as in Asda (54p each or 4 for £2), as I always thought that Waitrose was very expensive, and was delighted to find that they'd even done one better: the blackcurrant yoghurts were all reduced to 29p. This is because they are all due to go off in two days time, so it wasn't worth stocking up on them. Still, it made a fairly cheap snack even cheaper, and helped me to make the decision as to which flavour to buy.
So, with my yoghurt bought and brought back home with me, it's time that I find out how nice it tastes.
*Pause while I eat the yoghurt*
So, the results are in: this yoghurt is very nice. The yoghurt is less sweeter than some of its Muller Light counterparts such as strawberry and banana custard, but the tanginess is a good thing and makes a nice change from sweeter yogurts. The pieces of blackberry found in the yoghurt are small yet plentiful, and make the yoghurt taste better as well as feel healthier. Whereas I still think that I prefer the Rhubarb flavour, I do still really enjoy this Blackcurrant Fat Free Yoghurt.
So in conclusion, at an average price of 50p and a calorie content of only 100, this yoghurt is a cheap and non-fattening snack that I enjoy. I am still trying to eat three lots of dairy a day and these yoghurts are really helping me to manage this goal, and having a wide variety of different enjoyable flavours makes these yoghurts a perfect snack.
I do enjoy my yoghurt but lately I have noticed the pounds starting to pile on so I thought I would try a lower calorie option and so I bought a four pack of Muller Light Blackcurrant yoghurt which cost me around the £2 mark, reckon 50p a pot is about right for this product.
Yoghurts can be quite healthy as they contain calcium however too much sugar can offset the benefits. However this fat free product means you do not have to feel guilty about enjoying it. It does have a nice creamy texture and there is a nice strong blackcurrant flavour to the youghurt. It has a purple colour to it and small bits of the fruit speckled in it. There is a nice tangy taste to the yoghurt and it is very smooth in the mouth.
It is not a filling snack but then yoghurt never really is however I would consider using this mixed in with other fruit such as blueberries or even some blackberries when they are in season.
The packaging is recyclable which is a nice touch as well. Certainly it is a product that I will buy again in the future.
I was shopping in Tesco the other week and was collecting various flavours of Muller Light yoghurts and guess what? I actually found a flavour that I had not yet tried.
The flavour that I am talking about is Muller Light Blackcurrant Fat Free Yoghurt and I have just tried it.
Now I have always liked blackcurrants, I even used to grow them when we had a big garden many years ago, but I wasn't convinced about the idea of blackcurrant yoghurt.
I was, however, looking forward to giving it a try and finding out.
As with all the other flavours the plastic pot is much wider than a conventional yoghurt pot which makes getting at the contents that much easier - until you get to the bottom that is! There is an odd shaped ridge round the bottom of the pot which makes getting at that last bit of yoghurt very difficult! Having said that I never waste much - it's too nice for that!
The foil lid has a picture of blackcurrants on it - well what else would you expect? The now familiar Muller logo is there in red and white with the word 'light' is in blue. The actual name of the flavour is also there but in very small lettering. It makes me think that they consider the fact that it is light is more important!
I peeled back the foil lid and licked it of course. Well it would be a waste not to wouldn't it?
I took a good look at the yoghurt just waiting to be eaten. It was a sort of creamy purple in colour with darks bits in it and there was a lovely aroma of blackcurrants.
But what was the taste like?
Well I was very pleasantly surprised - it tasted lovely! The yoghurt is smooth, thick and creamy in texture and the only thing that might cause a problem with some people is the fact that the dark bits I mentioned earlier are bits of actual blackcurrants including the seeds. I could feel the seeds catching in my teeth and, whilst it didn't bother me I know that some people wouldn't like this.
The actual taste really is gorgeous! It isn't too sweet and retains the tangy flavour that you would expect from the berries. As with the other flavours it tastes so rich and creamy that you really do feel as though you're eating something a lot naughtier than diet yoghurt!
We usually eat our Muller Light with jelly and fruit but I decided to try this one on its own and I am glad I did because it was lovely to just concentrate on the flavour of the yoghurt.
The nutrition value of the pot of yoghurt is;
Of which sugars 14.2g
The calcium in one pot amounts to 31% of the adult RDA (recommended daily allowance) of calcium.
These yoghurts currently retail at 54p each at full price in Tesco's or Asda but there is almost always a special offer of some sort on them. The offer at the moment is buy four yoghurts for £2 but sometimes it has been as low as half price.
The foil lid and plastic pot can both be recycled so that's another point in its favour as far as I am concerned.
I shall certainly be buying this flavour again!
Muller Yoghurts are made by Muller Dairy Limited of Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire. TP9 3SQ