“ 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 ended up with this Cherry flavoured one after my other half did the shopping. The problem being that I don't actually like cherries or cherry flavoured things! Never the less I decided to give it a try rather than suffer the guilt from wasting food, and I do 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 smooth texture to it. I found that it had a thicker consistency than many other low fat 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! Even though I don't like the taste of cherry the flavour wasn't actually that off-putting. It had a rich fruity taste and there were little pieces of real fruit mixed in as well to add a bit more interest. It may be because I'm not used to the taste of cherry, but I found that after eating this yoghurt I was left with an odd aftertaste in my mouth, which was a little bitter. Surprise ingredients found on the packaging listing include carrot, pumpkin, and beetroot! Not something I would have expected from a sweet dairy dessert.
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 good choice for a low fat yoghurt and I will be buying this brand 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, although personally I prefer other flavours over this one.
Ingredients: Yogurt, Cherries (12%), Water, Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Carrot & Pumpkin Extracts, Flavourings, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates, Beetroot Juice Concentrate, Sweetener: Aspartame, Contains a source of Phenylalanine.
Typical nutritional values per 100g:
Energy - 206kJ - 49kcal
Protein - 4.3g
Carbohydrate - 7.0g - of which sugars 6.4g - sugars naturally from fruit and milk 5.7g
Fat - 0.1g - of which saturates 0.1g
Fibre - 0.2g
Sodium - 0.1g
Calcium - 130mg
Muller is my favourite brand of yogurt. They always seem to evoke that bit of quality from their products. I'm not particularly someone who always makes a beeline for the healthy or low-calorie option when out shopping, but as you can never be too careful with fat and sugar, I thought that I would give this Muller Light Cherry a go. And afterwards I was very glad that I did.
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, therefore keeping carbon emissions to a minimum and supporting the 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 does rip 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 the environmentally conscious.
The yogurt itself is fairly thick and quite creamy and has a rich dark natural pink colour. Many reduced fat alternatives I've tried in the past have been watery and tasteless, but this one is very pleasant. It's got a genuine sweet cherry flavour and there are masses of pieces of real cherry scattered throughout the yogurt, which I love. A quick glance at the ingredients shows that it does contain 12% real fruit.
As this is a snack aimed at the health conscious I had better explain some of the nutritional information to let you know exactly what you're getting. Each 190g pot contains the following:
Energy: 391kJ (93kcal)
Of which sugars: 12.2g
Natural sugars: 10.8g
Of which saturates: 0.2g
As you can see this is a virtually fat free snack, very low in calories and rich in calcium; providing you with 30% of the recommended daily amount. It does not contain any artificial colours or preservatives. But, for those concerned, it does contain milk, aspartame, gelatine and a source of phenylalanine.
The yogurt comes in a 190g pot which I suppose is an adequate size portion. For me, it never quite feels enough, but it certainly fills a little hole. It's great at any time of day. I've eaten them at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I even have them as a snack mid-morning or afternoon.
There are loads of other flavours in the range, so if cherry doesn't tickle your fancy then maybe one of the others will. I will be reviewing some of these 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 very expensive. I usually only purchase them when 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 2 packs for £5 which is about 42p each which is still expensive.
They are widely available in just about every supermarket; large or small. Just head for the fridge section.
Because of the health benefits and great taste you really can't go wrong with this yogurt. It's a thick, creamy and delicious tasting cherry flavoured yogurt, which is fat free and low in calories. It's a win-win situation of health benefits and taste; just let down by the rather hefty price.
As always, I'm on a diet and so I'm always looking out for low calorie and low fat deserts and snacks that are suitable for someone counting calories! "I'm hungry" I say - and people reply "well, eat some fruit!" - but sometimes I want something more than just fruit and salad leaves - and this is where Cherry Muller Light Yoghurt has become my secret weapon! Each 190g pot contains just 90 calories and is fat free - and so I can eat it and remain relatinvely guilt free and polish my halo! One pot costs 52p from Waitrose, but I think it would be cheaper in other supermarkets and certainly less expensive if purchased in a multi-pack.
When I take the lid off the cherry yogurt I am, reassuringly, confronted by the smell of sweet ripe black cherries. It certainly smells very and appetising. The yoghurt itself is a pale lilac / mauve in colour which actually looks very natural for a fruit based yoghurt. It looks very smooth and creamy, and there are small bits of black cherry visible throughout the yoghurt. The consistency is thick enough that if I stick a spoon in and pull it out, the yoghurt will run off the spoon, but the spoon will remain coated.
It tastes very much how I would expect cherry yoghurt to taste - and to be honest, I find its taste indistinguishable from a non no-fat normal calorie yoghurt. It tastes fruity and creamy and very rich. It is quite sweet but not unpleasantly so, and it doesn't have the bitter aftertaste that some other products with artificial sweeteners in can have. When I finish eating it, my taste buds have been satisfied and my mouth feels clean and fresh. I actually feel like I've eaten something healthy and good for me.
I would recommend this yoghurt without hesitation to anyone who likes cherry yoghurt - whether they are counting the calories or not.
Muller light Cherry is a low fat yoghurt made by Muller, it is very low in calories and contains almost no fat or sugar. They come in 200g cartons and cost around 50p but are usually on offer as 6 for £2 or 3 for a pound.
Some of the muller light yoghurts are low in fat but also low in taste and tend to hide the lack of calories by saturating the taste buds with artificial sweetener but the cherry one has a trick up it's sleeve with big chunky pieces of cherry.
This placement of cherries in the yoghurt gives this yoghurt a lovely texture and gives the eater a pleasure meaning that eating of the yoghurt doesn't feel like you're on a diet at all. The cherries also turns the yoghurt into a purple colour.
For me this yoghurt is perfect on the top of cereal in the morning or with banana chunks crudely broken into it.
This is my favourite muller lite yoghurt closely followed by the blackcurrent version, in fact I love this yoghurt ahead of any yoghurt currently available. Maybe I've been brainwashed or eaten so many that my taste buds have problems with very creamy yoghurts and actually prefer the low fat low sugar versions. This one has the bonus of fruit at the bottom of the tub and generally makes me feel as though I've had a pudding without the guilt trips about calories and fat levels.
Each pot runs in at 110 calories and contains a miserly 0.25g of fat, they are free when on the Slimming World diet and can be eaten with great abandonment when trying to diet/eat healthier.
As it's starting to get slightly warmer...yep only slightly I have started to get my yoghurt head back on. It's weird, in the winter months I just don't fancy indulging in them but as soon as spring starts to arrive my fridge becomes fully stocked. This consumption continues right through the summer months and into the autumn and in those months I get through a whole lot of yogurt.
My favourites for some time have been the Muller Light yogurts. I love that they come in a huge number of different flavours, taste fantastic despite being low fat and that you get a get big bucket sized pot. The taste and flavours are usually fab and there are very few that I have tried and been disappointed by.
During my last Tesco shop I decided to stock up on a few yogurts. I headed straight to the rather large section of Muller light and set about choosing between all the different flavours. A 190g pot of Muller light yogurt costs 53p but they are also frequently on a multi buy special offer of 4 for £2. This may sound like a lot for a single pot of yogurt but I feel that they are good value as it really is a great big pot full. You certainly don't feel as though you are being short changed and I don't experience that feeling of disappointed when I reach the bottom of the pot as I feel like I have eaten enough to give me that sweet desert hit that I often crave.
During my shop, I popped in one pot of the Cherry variety. It has always been one of my favourites and in this instance I wasn't feeling all that adventurous and instead wanted to rely on an old favourite. Later that day I had a craving for something sweet so made a trip to the fridge.
I peeled back the lid and delved in. I wasn't disappointed in any way at all. The flavour was just as good as I remembered. The rich thick creamy yogurt tasted fantastic and in no way did it seem like a low fat yogurt. The cherry flavour was also exactly as I hoped it would be, there was a depth of flavour that made my tongue tingle without being to sickly and the cherries were juicy and delicious.
I thoroughly enjoyed every spoonful and will be definately be stocking up on some more of these heavenly yogurts during my next trip to Tescos.
Against my better judgment, I included this flavour in my recent haul of 5 Muller Light yoghurts for £1. I'm not really a fan of things cherry flavoured, but I suppose curiosity got the better of me this time round.
The yoghurt comes in a pot with just under 200g of the yoghurt in it. The foil top is a bit annoying as I find opening it results in the yoghurt spurting out all over the place, but the design is quite appealing.
The smell is quite nice, with a faint cherry aroma coming out of the yoghurt. It looks quite nice, and so on to the taste test. Now, I usually don't like cherry yoghurts at all, and so I wasn't look forward to tasting this. As cherry yoghurts go, it was quite pleasant. The taste wasn't oppressive or over the top, and while the cherry taste is still one I don't like, this one was bearable. It is stronger on the aftertaste, when the cherry taste comes through. As the yoghurt went on, I found it got a bit sickly and I didn't really like it. Curiously, this wasn't really to do with the actual cherry taste. It was more a bit of sweet taste that proved too sickly.
This was a bit strange, as the whole point of the Muller Light yoghurts is that they are low fat, and low in sugar. With 26% of your RDA of calcium, and no cream, they do make an effort with being healthy, and the calories are just under 90 per pot. This isn't too bad considering the pot is quite a bit bigger than your standard yoghurt pot.
So, do I recommend this one? Well, no, but surprisingly, it's not because of the cherry flavour, it's more to do with a sickliness that I couldn't explain. I much prefer the other flavours in the range, such as the strawberry or the vanilla and chocolate (surprisingly nice combo), although for a moment this one was almost one I liked. Not to be.
Muller's 'light' yoghurt range have been around for a long time now and I've been eating them regularly for at least 5 years or so, this is because they are relatively healthy and filling too. Their range has grown quite a lot in the last few years from which were mainly traditional fruit based yoghurts to chocolate ones, dessert inspired ones, toffee, and many I haven't yet tried.
They are expensive which is a negative and I only get them in 6 packs or if they are on special offers. Tesco's is currently selling them for 5 for a quid which as they are usually over 50 a great deal and I stocked up.
The product itself is very tasty and quite creamy with lots of lumps of cherries in it (so not for you if you like smooth yoghurts). It has only 94 calories in it, hardly any fat (0.1g) it does have a bit of sugar in it but cherries I believe do anyway so it's not surprising. At 190g they are pretty big and filling. I recently bough some home brand low fat yoghurts and they had more calories, more sugar and more fat despite being only 125g, but they cost something like 8p a pot so you have to decide what's more important to you personally.
I love Muller's and especially their cherry. A great treat which i great if you want to be healthy.
If you have any other questions feel free to message me
When people are hungry and feel like a snack they usually turn to biscuits or crisps, though when a "Fat Free Yogurt" (spelling taken directly from the label) is in the fridge they are quite hard to turn down. Thankfully Muller Light are currently in our fridge and they've come in 3 separate flavours, but this is specifically about the Cherry flavour, there's also Strawberry and a Cranberry and Raspberry one. As is always the case with Muller yoghurt the quality is second to none with a thick creamy texture and a wonderfully fresh fruity flavour that over shadows that of all other yoghurts.
Coming in a rather large pot of 190g (for some reason it's measured as a solid and not a liquid) it may look a dauntingly large portion but it turns out to be perfect. After taking off the foil lid you get treated to the view of a gorgeous smooth pink yoghurt, just looking at it makes you want it more and even though there little bits of Cherry sitting in it you can't help but want it. When you stick the spoon in to finally start eating it you realise it's a lot denser than you would have imagined from looking at it. Unlike most yoghurt that you end up getting through after only one or two spoonfuls this just seems to keep giving until your full, something that so few rival products do, you don't feel the need to go and grab another one.
Nutritional Information (per 100g)
206 KJ Energy (with 49 Calories)
7g Carbohydrates (6.4g are from Sugars, 5.7g of that are sugars naturally from fruit and milk)
0.1g Fat (of which 0.1g is Saturated Fat-although the product claims to be "Fat Free")
Product contains-Maize starch, Gelatine, Aspartame, Milk and a source of Phenylalanine. May contain Cherry Stones.
Presumably these are unsuitable for vegetarians but they contain no artificial colours or preservatives.
Overall these are really something special, a filling and large whilst maintaining a wonderful taste, texture and the high quality that we've all become accustomed to with Muller branded products. Though for some they may be a bit too big, for many they are the ideal size, filling isn't something a single yoghurt is often described as being but this is the perfect example of one that is. Though there are a few faults, the foil lid for example seems to rip too easily (yeah that's how hard it is to fault these) and they can be rather pricey (even in multi-packs) costing around 30p-40p each though it is great value for money when you consider it against Crisps and Chocolate bars.
Muller Light Cherry
Description: Cherry flavoured Muller light yogurt.
Like so many of us, I have been trying to be healthy in the run up to the festive season, and so instead of sweet snacks, have been eating low fat yogurts when I have a sweet craving. I have tried a few different varieties but found this one to be one of the nicest.
A 200g pot of this yogurt cost me £0.52 but they can often be picked up on special offer. You can find them in most supermarkets. The 200g pot is a decent size so one is quite filling.
The yogurt is extremely smooth and doesn't feel like a diet yogurt because it is so thick and creamy. The cherry flavour is sweet and ever so slightly tangy, so it doesn't become sickly after a few mouthfulls.
There are also plenty of big fruit chunks through the yogurt which provides a nice contrast to the smoothness. I like large pieces of fruit in yogurt so often put chopped apple into this one which goes really well with the cherry chunks.
Nutritional information per 100g is as follows;
Sat Fat 0.1
If you are trying to keep an eye on what you eat then you should certainly consider buying these yogurts instead of full fat yogurts because they taste so good that you genuinely won't know the difference.
A very respectable 5 Dooyoo stars from me, well done Muller!
Muller Light yogurts were recommended by a dietitian because they contain less sugar than a lot of low fat yogurts. My husband is diabetic so the quantity of sugar in products is an issue to us.
Luckily the yogurts taste good as well. Nice and creamy with lots of fruity flavour and pieces of fruit as well. It comes in tubs which are a bit larger than a lot of yogurt pots and so provide a nice filling snack or dessert.
The nutritional facts are as follows:
Sat Fat 0.1
The tub says that it may contain cherry stones but I have never found one yet.
They are being sold at the moment in most supermarkets as 4 for £2 but they are often on offer in some way or another.
Apart from Cherry there are lots of other flavours, such as mandarin, vanilla, raspberry and redcurrant, apricot, banana and custard and even chocolate sprinkles.
I now choose these yogurts every time as they suit my diabetic husband but I also love them too due to the good taste and choice of flavours. A good buy.
Muller seem to rule the roost when you go shopping. There is a huge yoghurt section in Tesco and I would say that a third of it seems to be taken up with their products. There are now a bewildering range of flavours on offer and one of the best has to be the Cherry one. Cherry always packs a punch with a unique fruity flavour. I find it is one of those love or hate favours, unlike say apple or pear which is a lot milder.
The Muller yoghurts come in generous sized pots, a little too generous for me, as I struggle to get through them at times. For a young child they would be far too big, but you can always reseal and stick it back in the fridge I guess.
The cherry really cuts through on this with an earnest vibe. It is a genuine cherry taste which conjures up images of wild fruit picking in groves. It is not too sharp, as the silkyness of the yoghurt helps to balance the tartness of it. You will notice that the cherry scent lingers for a while after it has been swallowed, leaving a pleasant zing in the mouth.
The texture of the yoghurt is smooth and very creamy, so tucking into it is a succulent procedure. Not too bitty, not gritty and not like a blancmange, it is easy to eat at any time of the day. If you're like me you might like one for breakfast, or you might want to experiment with it. Why not try drizzling it over cereal as an alternative to milk or perhaps using it in a smoothie with some extra fruit.
A pot is about 35 pence, a worthy yoghurt with enough genuine flavour.
Muller light cherry is by far the best flavour yoghurt from the Muller range. It has the right balance of creaminess and fruit flavour. Im not a big fan of creamy foods so If I can eat this and enjoy it then it must be good.
As the name suggests, this yoghurt is light, meaning low in fat (less than 100 calories per pot), so if you are on a diet it is not a problem and wont leave you feeling guilty after.
There are not too many large cherry pieces in the pot, the cherry to yoghurt ratio is good.
It is also quite filling, I usually have one for breakfast and the smell of cherry that bursts out when you pill off the lid makes me want to devour it quicker. If you are feeling really hungry, chop up some apple and add that to the yoghurt, it tastes great.
This is my favourite yoghurt range and the yoghurts are not too sweet either.
I adore cherry flavoured and scented items so for this reason I chose the Cherry Müller Light yogurt to have after my lunch today. I've eaten it so many times before that I knew I'd love it and couldn't wait to tuck in!
The yogurt is so smooth and creamy that it goesn't seem like a 'diet' snack in the slightest. The large cherry pieces give it some added texture and while I do enjoy a smooth yogurt I do find those that have lumps of fruit in them are rather more filling and substantial.
The flavour of this yogurt is deliciously fruity and I can completely taste the cherries in it. It also has a creamy flavour that comes through as you get further down the pot, it's very sweet and that's excellent news as I'll often have a pot of this cherry flavoured yogurt when I am craving something sweet to stop me reaching for the less healthy munchies.
As I ate my yogurt today I was impressed by how natural the pieces of cherry taste, of course they are squishier than fresh cherries as you'd expect in a yogurt but the general cherry tang is definitely there.
Surprisingly this yogurt is very low fat, I say surprisingly because it's such a flavoursome and filling snack that you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a full fat version! Indeed, this 200g pot contains less than 100 calories and 0.2g of fat - because the pot is so large you can take your time eating it and it goes down beautifully as a low fat pudding.
Another good use for this yogurt is to made a 'dieters trifle' with it. Make up some sugar free jelly then when it's set pour a pot of Cherry Müller Light over it, top with a couple of small squirts of Light cream and add a few cherry halves. Absolutely delicious and amazingly low in calories.
I have tried most of the Muller light range of yogurts at one time or another. Muller Light Cherry yogurt is one of my favourite diet foods. It comes in a 200 gram pot with a total of 95 calories and only 0.2 gram of fat, it is a treat that you don't have to feel guilty about.
However there is no compromise on the taste or texture of the yogurt. In fact, if you were blindfold when you ate it, you would not take it for diet food at all. There is a good balance between the tangy cherry flavoured yogurt and the luscious bits of real cherry.
This sweet toothed treat won't even break the bank. It normally retails at about 39p from most supermarkets. Quite often you will find it on a special offer like 3 for a pound in Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Asda. I have even bought Muller Light Cherry yogurt on a 12 for two pound offer on occasion from Asda. This yogurt is highly recommended
I've already reviewed the Raspberry & Cranberry & the Strawberry flavours in this pack so this is the last one of the 3 ~ Cherry
There are 6 pots of Muller Light Yogurt in this "collection". They are:-
+ 2 x Strawberry
+ 2 x Cherry
+ 2 x Smooth Raspberry & Cranberry.
The six pots are held in place with a piece of sturdyish cardboard which is then covered a the usual type of plastic bag which Muller use for of their 6 packs. This one is predominantly white in colour with pictures of strawberries, cherries, raspberries & cranberries. The back of the pack lists the ingredients & nutritional information for each of the three flavours of yoghurt as well as Muller's address & website:- www.muller.co.uk
The ingredients for this flavour are: Yogurt, Cherries (12%), Water, Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Carrot & Pumpkin Extracts, Flavourings, Acidity Regulators: Sodium Citrates, Stabilisers: Pectins, Colour: Beetroot Red, Sweetners: Aspartame
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy kJ: 198kJ
of which total sugars: 6.2g
sugars naturally from milk: 5.5g
(of which saturates): 0.1g
Allergy information: contains milk. contains a source of phenylalanine.
These desserts contain no artificial colours or preservatives. May contain cherry stones
The yogurt comes in a plastic white & purple pot. The pot is covered with the usual foil lid with a picture of 5 cherries on it. The pot tells us that it weighs 200g that there are 94 calories per pot, that it's fat free & that each pot will provide you with 31% of your Recommended Daily Amount of calcium. On opening the pot I can see that the yogurt is sort of an pinkish sort of colour colour with a smooth appearance. From the darkness of the cherries you might expect this yogurt to be closer to purple in colour but it's not that much darker than the strawberry and the raspberry & cranberry flavours. You can see little pieces of cherry nestling in the yogurt.
This yogurt has a slightly thicker consistency than the Raspberry & Cranberry flavour and is probably about the same sort of consistency as the strawberry flavour. It tastes creamy, fruity, fresh and doesn't have the edge to it that the Raspberry & Cranberry flavour does. The cherry pieces are a nice size & do actually taste of cherry, unlike the pieces of strawberry in that flavour. There's just the right amount of cherries in the yoghurt too. Not so many that it feels crowded with them & not so few that you're wondering whether there are actually any to be found. All in all everything works well together to provide a top notch taste experience.
At time of writing these are on offer in Morrison's for £1.40
If you're the sort of person who doesn't like bits in their yogurt then this flavour isn't for you. Whilst it's not jam packed with bits of cherry there's enough pieces in there to bother you if you don't like that sort of thing. As well as being virtually fat product & providing you with 31% of your RDA of calcium this tastes slightly sweeter than the raspberry & cranberry flavour & is roughly on a par with the Strawberry flavour. However, unlike the strawberry flavour the bits of fruit (cherries) actually taste of something which, in my opinion, in a big plus point.
Content wise this yogurt contains both aspartame & gelatine, both of which some people have issues / concerns over. Tastewise it's an improvement on the raspberry & cranberry flavour due to the fact that it has no "edge". It has a similar sort of sweetness level to the Strawberry flavour but, in general, I tend to find that cherries have more of a taste to them than strawberries do which is probably why I tend to prefer this to the strawberry flavour in this collection. Best of the Muller Light flavours in my opinion.
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
Cherry flavoured Muller light