“ Brand: Muller / Type: Yoghurt „
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 £2.00, and the RRP of each one is 61p so you get a small saving.
Muller Light yoghurts are available in a wide variety of flavours, and I ended up with this Vanilla, Chocolate and Cherry flavoured one as part of a multipack purchase. 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 165 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. Although it is described as having a black cherry underlayer, I found that by the time I had transported it home from the supermarket, stored it in the fridge, and then carried it into work before finally eating it, the cherry had mixed in with the rest of the yoghurt, and I suppose this diluted the flavour a little making it easier for me to eat a flavour that I wouldn't ordinarily enjoy. However, I did find that the somewhat slimy syrupy texture was unpleasant and the flavouring did leave a bit of an aftertaste. The dark chocolate sprinkles are lovely, and even though the ingredients list them as only making up 0.5 % of the yoghurt, there is a generous amount and they are mixed through the whole yoghurt, not just a couple of sprinkles over the top. The dark chocolate has a nice sweet taste and adds an extra dimension to the sweet vanilla and fruity cherry flavours. It is not at all bitter like some of the more rich dark chocolate, it has a pleasant taste and is perfect for satisfying a chocaholic on a diet!
The 165 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 20% 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 the cherry flavour wasn't too offputting, I would probably pick other flavours over this one next time I go shopping, and I still prefer the original vanilla and dark chocolate sprinkles Muller Light yoghurt.
Ingredients: Yogurt, Water, Black Cherries (6%), Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Stabilisers: Pectins: Guar Gum, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Powder, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Butter, Sugar, Flavourings, Gelatine, Acidity Regulators: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Calcium Citrate, Sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Dark Chocolate Sprinkles 0.5%
Typical nutritional values per 100g:
Energy - 250kJ - 59kcal
Protein - 3.1g
Carbohydrate - 10.3g - of which sugars 8.9g
Fat - 0.4g - of which saturates 0.2g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - Trace
Calcium - 90mg
Muller is one of my preferred brands when it comes to yogurts. They always seem to suggest a touch of quality with their products. Usually, I'm not someone who immediately grabs the healthy or low-calorie option when out food 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 sample this Muller Light Vanilla with Chocolate Sprinkles and a Black Cherry Underlayer.
These yogurts are made by Muller at their large factory in Market Drayton, Shropshire. The factory produces 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 in the process. This is another reason why I prefer Muller over other brands.
The yogurt comes in a plastic pot with a foil lid. The lid is quite easy to peel away, but be careful because sometimes it does rip and then it can get a little messy to completely tear off. Both the lid and the plastic pot are recyclable, which will please the environmentally conscious among you. Muller pots are generally white and coloured to represent the flavour of the yogurt. This one uses what I would call a deep purple colour for its styling and lettering, indicative of black cherry.
As you would expect from a vanilla yogurt made with real milk, it has a nice pale yellow colour. The yogurt itself is reasonably thick and quite creamy. Scattered throughout the yogurt are the sprinkles of dark chocolate. Now unfortunately for Muller these look more like spots of mould when you first open the yogurt and don't look appetising at all! Luckily they taste just fine and add an extra sweet flavour and an extra chunky consistency to the dessert. At the bottom of the pot is a sizeable layer of black cherry sauce. This is really nice and contains chunks of real cherries. The yogurt, cherry sauce and chocolate all come together to produce a wonderful tasty dessert.
The good thing about this yogurt is that it's virtually fat-free. Many reduced fat alternatives I've tried in the past have been quite watery and rather tasteless, but for me this one is very satisfying. The underlayer has got a genuine fruity flavour from the real cherries, which make up 6% of the total ingredients. Overall the taste is very fruity and pleasurable.
As this snack is directed at the health conscious I had better quote some of the nutritional values to let you know exactly what you're getting. Each 165g pot contains the following:
Energy: 413kJ (98kcal)
Of which sugars: 14.7g
Natural sugars: 6.3g
Of which saturates: 0.3g
As you can see this is virtually a fat free snack, low in calories and very rich in calcium; providing you with 20% 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 165g pot which I suppose is an adequate size portion for the average person. For me, it never quite feels enough, but it just about fills a little hole. It's great at any time of day. I've eaten them at all meal times and I even have them as a snack mid-morning or afternoon.
I have only seen this flavour as part of a six pack also containing Orange & Chocolate and Vanilla & Chocolate flavours. The normal retail price for a pack is around £3 making each individual pot 50p each, which I think is extremely expensive. Even though they taste very nice, I will only purchase them again if they are on special offer. For example I got mine from Sainsbury's where they were on a buy one get one free offer.
If you do purchase them when they are on special offer, you will invariably have to take quite a few pots. But don't worry, as the use by date is usually around 3 weeks from the date of purchase, so you will have plenty of time to scoff them all!
Because of the health benefits Muller Light is a good choice of yogurt; it's fat free and low in calories. As a bonus this yogurt tastes great too with its concoction of flavours. I do prefer this to the standard Muller Light yogurts because of the extra flavours.
Muller Light Chocolate Vanilla and Cherry
Description: Manufacturer: Muller / Type: Dessert
Like so many of us, I managed to gain a few extra pounds over the festive season. This is down to no other reason than over indulging in too much food and drink so since then, I have been trying to eat healthily and avoid snacking, to help my jeans feel less snug.
Unfortunately, I work shifts which does make it very easy to eat he wrong things at the wrong times. I have to be quite strict with myself and make sure that I am eating three healthy meals a day to try and ensure that I don't reach for snacks. If I do snack, then I find that yogurts or fruit are a good alternative to chocolate or sweets.
Sometimes though, I do feel that some low fat or light yogurts can taste a little weak, and leave me feeling unsatisfied. When I saw these Muller Light ones on the shelves in the supermarket, I was keen to see what they were like.
The yogurt itself is a creamy vanilla flavour and thicker than I had expected. It does taste quite rich too so doesn't feel like a diet product. There is also a layer of cherry flavour which is sadly a little too strong and sweet and overpowers the rest of the flavours. There are little shavings of chocolate through it all which add a naughty but nice taste to it all.
I did really like this yogurt but felt that it could be improved by having a little less cherry in there, or at least by the cherry being a little more tart. Overall though, this was a pretty good effort and certainly didn't feel like it was as healthy as it promised.
If you like sweet cherry tastes then you are sure to like this one, for me though, I had to leave a little bit of the cherry in order to enjoy the rest. Try it for yourself and see what you think!
Ingredients are as follows;
Yogurt, Water, Black Cherries (6%), Fructose, Modified Maize Starch,Stabilisers: Pectins, Guar Gum, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Powder, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Butter, Sugar, Flavourings, Gelatine, Acidity Regulators: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrates, Calcium Citrates, Sweetners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Dark Chocolate Sprinkles 0.5%.
Nutritional Information per 100g is as follows;
Energy kJ: 250kJ
of which total sugars:8.9g
sugars naturally from milk: 3.6g
(of which saturates): 0.2g
I'm a big fan of yoghurt; especially the Muller ones; not just because of the quality and the fact that they are often on offer in my local supermarkets but because they are packaged with just enough info for what you really need to know.
I like the separate box that clearly states the flavour; that it's fat free; the actual calories per pot (no having to work out what that is based on 100g - don't you just hate that)!! and the percentage of calcium RDA.
I don't have a favourite flavour as I like all of them so tend to alternate what I buy each week. On my last shop they were still on offer so went about deciding what ones to have.
My local has now got in more varieties and I spotted Muller Light 'Vanilla Chocolate Sprinkles & Black Cherry Underlayer'. To my surprise it was only 98 calories for the 165g individual pot so I thought I'd give it a try.
Wow; I wasn't disappointed; it was like eating a naughty treat without the pain.
The consistency of the yoghurt was lovely and thick with a cherry coloured tinge not to mention the amount of cherry underlayer and enough chocolate sprinkles to complete the aroma. If you closed your eyes you could be mistaken in thinking that it was a whole black forest gateaux sitting in front of you.
I must admit I eat my yoghurts for breakfast but this flavour works anytime of the day; as a snack or as a pudding.
I will definitely be picking up this one again whether its on offer or not.
I saved the Vanilla, Chocolate Sprinkes & Black Cherry Underlay until last to try as I suspected it might be the nicest out of the three flavours. So, here goes....
There are 6 pots of Muller Light Yogurt in this "collection". They are:-
+ 2 x Orange & Chocolate
+ 2 x Vanilla & Chocolate
+ 2 x Vailla & Chocolate with a Black Cherry underlay.
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 brown in colour with pictures of chocolate & vanilla, chocolate & orange and chocolate, vanilla & cherry. 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, Water, Black Cherries (6%), Fructose, Modified Maize Starch,Stabilisers: Pectins, Guar Gum, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Powder, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Butter, Sugar, Flavourings, Gelatine, Acidity Regulators: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrates, Calcium Citrates, Sweetners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Dark Chocolate Sprinkles 0.5%.
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy kJ: 250kJ
of which total sugars:8.9g
sugars naturally from milk: 3.6g
(of which saturates): 0.2g
Allergy information: contains milk. contains a source of phenylalanine
These dessert contain no artificial colours or preservatives. May contain cherry stones.
The yogurt comes in a plastic white & pruple pot. The pot is covered with the usual foil lid with a picture of some chocolate, what is presumably meant to be some orchids & a cherry. The pot tells us that it weighs 165g that there are 98 calories per pot, that it's fat free & that each pot will provide you with 20% 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 (a little like the Strawberry flavoured Muller Lights) & that there are small flecks of the dark chocolate mixed in with the yogurt.
When I pushed my spoon into this I realised that it was slightly thicker in consistency than the previous Orange & Chocolate flavour had been. Therefore, it's the closest in thickness to the usual Muller Lights than you'll get with this collection of three. As with the other two flavours the chocolate sprinkles made absolutely no impression at all on the taste front. They were large enough that you could cut them into two with your teeth but other than that I'm a bit mystified as to why they've been included because the add absolutely nothing tastewise.
Aside from that, this is more like it. The cherry taste dominates the yogurt & whilst it doesn't taste like the normal Muller Light Cherry this is a really tasty addition to the Muller range & ranks as one of my top five favourite flavours.
Forget the other two in this collection ~ this one is head & shoulder above them. Tastewise I'd say that it's smoother than the Muller Light Cherry and vaguely reminiscent of the cherry sauce that you might have put on top of your ice cream if you buy one from the ice cream van or some other establishment.
I paid £2.40 for one pack of these at Morrisons.
As the with other two flavours this is very good in terms of fat content because it's so low. It also get a plus point for providing you with over a 20% of your RDA for calcium although this is less than for both of the other flavours. Again, this contains both aspartame & gelatine, two ingredients that a number of people have issues and / or concerns about. Purely on a taste level this is streets ahead of the other two flavours. If this is available as a single pot (will have to check the supermarket next time I'm in there) I'd quite happily buy it again. If it's only available as part of this "set" then I won't be tasting it again because the other two flavours leave a lot to be desired.....
I don't often buy light yoghurts. Even though I'm on diet, a kind of believe that full fat generally equals full flavour, and a lot of diet products seem to be lacking. But, when I saw Muller multipacks on offer in Asda at 2 packs of 6 for a fiver, I decided to buy some crunch corners for my daughter, and some Muller Lights for me, purely because of the tempting flavours, particularly this, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, and Cherry .
Opening the lid , and, oh dear! The yoghurts a good 3/4 an inch away from the top of the pot, they could surely have squeezed a little more in . It looks thick and creamy (the cherries are hidden at the bottom) and you can see small shavings of dark chocolate mixed in . Taking a spoonful of this vanilla and chocolate mixture, I was a little dissapointed . Yes, it was thick, rich and creamy, but I struggled to taste the chocolate, and the vanilla tasted synthetic.
Dipping my spoon down into the cherry mixture this time, I took another mouthful. The cherries were plump and juicy, but sadly also sickly sweet, in a horrible artificial way. A swift look at the ingredients shows that this contains aspartame , a sweetener, which probably accounts for the sickly taste . Obviously they had to switch the sugar for sweetener to make this pot healthier, but I don't think they got the balance right .
Now, the good thing about these is that they are fat free, contain 20% of your recommended RDA of calcium per pot, and each pots 96 calories . Thats pretty good, and the yoghurts pretty filling.
I wasn't too impressed overall though - while the flavour combination could have been lovely, the balance wasn't right . It needed much more bitter dark chocolate, and less artificial sweetener . Of course, that would bump the calorie content and fat up ><
So, I wouldn't recommend this . I'll eat the other pot of the same flavour from the multipack to avoid wasting it, but it just didn't thrill me .
I bought this yoghurt the other day from the supermarket, I'd had it before and out of the three new Muller Light chocolate ones, this one was my favourite, it was delicious, so I thought I'd have it again and review it.
Muller have been around for a while now, they sell a wide range of different flavoured yoghurts, and this particular yoghurts is one of their new ones. Whatever supermarket you go to, your guranteed to find some kind of Muller product in the fridges, as they are a very good brand, not just taste wise, but price wise as well.
The yoghurt is packed in a plastic pot with a foil lid, as most yoghurts are packed. The pot is white with bits of purpley/red colour on, which obviously refers to the black cherry. The foil lid has the name of the product on as well as a picture of some chocolate, black cherries and vanilla pods, it's a really eye catching picture, and looks quite elegant.
Around the plastic pot is various information about the product, nutritional information, ingredients and the like.
Vanilla, chocolate sprinkles and black cherry underlayer.
Look - When the yoghurt is first opened it's a purple/red colour, the colour of black cherrys, with hints of white, which is obviously the vanilla. It also has flecks of chocolate throughout the yoghurt. The black cherry underlayer isn't visible, but with me wanting the full flavour and effect of the yoghurt, I mix it all together and the yoghurt turns a deeper purple colour as the black cherry is mixed thoroughly in.
Smell - The main scent of the yoghurt is that of the black cherry, it's quite a strong smell, but not overpowering. There is a very slight delicate scent of the vanilla, but it's not overly obvious.
Taste - When the yoghurt is first popped into my mouth, I get a burst of the black cherry, it's quite a strong flavour, but as a move the yoghurt around my pallete, it becomes more creamy as the vanilla flavour hits and then the richness and flavoursome essence of the dark chocolate. The strongness of the black cherry, goes deliciously well with the vanilla and dark chocolate, and they compliment each other well, however I do feel with this yoghurt, comparing them to the other two new flavours, the dark chocolate isn't as apparent as it is in the others.
Texture - The texture of the yoghurt is quite smooth, but then my tongue is hit with bits of the black cherry and chocolate sprinkles, it makes the yoghurt a really nice overall texture. It doesn't feel gritty as some yoghurts can, as the chocolate melts pretty much straight away, and the black cherry is quite chewable and moist.
*BITS AND BOBS*
This yoghurt is fat free, and has 98 calories per pot. It makes up 20% of your recommended daily allowance Calcium. There are no artifical colours or preservatives.
Energy - 250kJ (59 kcal)
Protein - 3.1g
Carbohydrates - 10.3g
of which sugars - 8.9g
sugars naturally from milk - 3.8g
Fat - 0.4g
of which saturates - 0.2g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - Trace
Calcium - 99mg
Overall I consider this yoghurt delicious. It's got great texture and taste, with a lovely strong flavour of black cherry, and a light flavour of vanilla. It's fat free and only 98 colories per pot, which is great for a biggish filling yoghurt, being 165g. The chocolate sprinkles aren't as apparent in this yoghurt as they were in the other two, so if you're wanting this yoghurt just based on it having chocolate in then this one probably isn't the one for you. A gorgeous treat, with each flavour complimenting eachother to make a truly delicious dessert.
Thanks for reading.
As you may, or may not know, I'm currently trying to lose alot of weight, so finding yummy fat free foods is quite important to me. I wasn't very hungry at lunch time today, so I headed into my fridge in search of something small. I spotted the small pot of yoghurt and decided that was exactly what I needed. I tried the Limited Edition Muller Fruit Corner, Black Cherry and Dark Chocolate quite a few days ago, and I hoped that this would be the fat free version of the delicious yoghurt I'd previously eaten.
Just like any other Muller Light yoghurt, it comes in quite a large round, white plastic pot which has a very large mouth - something I think all yoghurts should have so that you can stir it up. The nutritional information is printed all the way round the pot along the words "NEW NEW NEW....". The lid is again, much like all Muller Light yoghurts, it's white, textured foil with the muller light logo and the name printed underneath. The lid also shows a picture of two delicious looking cherries, some chocolate, a couple of vanilla pods and a vanilla flower. I really was looking forward to this, it looked delicious!
On the lid it claims to be 'Vanilla, chocolate sprinkles & black cherry underlayer'. We are also told it is fat free - would it be as tasty as the previous vanilla, chocolate and cherry yoghurt? Would any of the flavours overpower the rest? What would it smell like?
I peeled back the foil lid, was sprayed with yoghurt and was hit with a smell of what I thought was baby vomit. I then sniffed it and realised that it was just the mix of the three flavours causing this strange smell. I was surprised to find that the pot was just over half full and the yoghurt inside was pink colour with black specks. I expected a creamy coloured yoghurt with black specks - obviously the black cherry under layer had mixed through it somehow. If I'm honest, it didn't look very appetizing, and by now I was feeling kind of sick just looking at it, but I now know not to skip meals or starve myself, so I decided to carry on and eat it anyway.
The yoghurt tasted slightly gritty and you could definitely taste the cherry, but it wasn't the main taste, the main taste was a very 'off' taste (the yoghurt was by no means out of date, it's the 12th of march today and the BBE date was the 2nd of April). There was no taste of vanilla, no taste of chocolate, just pure cherry. Now, I eat my yoghurts with a teaspoon (which is apparently weird?), and I managed to eat one and a half teaspoonfuls of the yoghurt before I had to put it in the bin. I couldn't eat it any longer or I really would have been sick.
Per 100g - 59 calories, 0.4g of fat, 99mg of calcium.
As far as I'm aware, this yoghurt is only available in a multi-pack with 2 other flavours - I could be wrong.
- looks delicious before you open it
- smells VERY strange
- looks un-appealing
- tastes 'off'
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I've always been a fan of the Muller Light yoghurts and have always thought that the best thing about them is that they really don't taste like a light yogurt, they have always been deliciously creamy and sweet and they always seem to get it spot on with the flavours that they bring out.
Up until recently the Vanilla variety has always been my 'treat' flavour when I'm craving something sweet, this ususually happens mid afternoon when I need a bit of an indulgent and not too naughty boost. I love the friut varieties however when I saw the new 6 pack including 3 varietys each with dark chocolate I really couldn't wait to try them. Added bonus, when I purchased them from my local Tesco's this weekend they were on offer at half price at £1.47....an absolute steal!
Right on to the yogurt, the second one I tried was the Chocolate, Vanilla and Cherry Flavour. I was really looking forward to trying this one as I absolutely love those flavours and I think that dark chocolate and cherry is a delicious and indulgent combination. Upon opening the lid I was slightly disappointed that the cherry had mixed up with the vanilla yoghurt resulting in a pinkish appearance, this however was probably due to being shifted about on the way back from the shops but i do think it would have looked more appealing if the creamy vanilla yoghurt had contrasted visually with the dark rich cherry. Despite the appearance being not quite I expected, i thought that the yoghurt had a fantastic aroma and I couldn't wait to get stuck in!
Tastewise I was blown away, the vanilla yoghurt was creamy and indulgent and although although the sprinkles of dark chocolate don't look like very much, they do make a real impact on the flavour and they do give you that much needed chocolate fix. The cherry tasted exactly how I wanted it to, it was sweet, luxurious and completely delicious and contasted really well with the other flavours.
It was fantastic suprise and finally I think I have found something that tastes really naughty and delicious...but it actually isn't. It gave me the sweet fix i needed and I will definately buy again.
The nutrition value of 100g of yoghurt (about 61% of the pot) is;
Calories 59 (98 calories in the whole pot)
Of which sugars 8.9g
Of which sugars occurring naturally from milk and fruit 3.8g
Of which saturates 0.4g
I don't eat yoghurt very often as I've always found I'm difficult to please when it comes to such snacks. If it's not that it tastes a bit too sour, the consistency will be a bit too runny or 'weird'. If it's not this it'll be that the flavour is too boring and I'll be left craving a chocolate bar instead. Low-fat versions are the worse perpetrators. And if it avoids all of these faults, it is usually one of those top range yoghurts that are too pricey and too packed full of calories to buy on a regular basis.
However, I obtained this yoghurt as part of a 6 pot Muller light package which costs £1.47 at Tesco at the moment (until 17th March), which, at about 25p per pot is a pretty cheap offer. There are two of these yoghurts in the pack along with two chocolate orange and two vanilla and chocolate flavours.
These have been rapidly disappearing off of the shelves at the Tesco I work at long before the stock needs refilled. It is proving to be very popular if only for the special offer itself.
*~SO WHY BUY IT IF I'M NOT A FAN OF YOGHURT?~*
The immediate appeal of these snacks for me is that it contains chocolate and I have been trying to limit my chocolate bar intake this year. So along with the cheap price, I'm really just trying to find some tasty options to help me keep a trim figure. There is 59 calories in each 100g which amounts to very little in each 165g pot. It also features 26% of your recommended daily allowance of calcium. So far it seemed so good - Relatively low in calories and good for your bones.
*~THE PACKAGING (aka the boring bit)~*
As for the packaging, there's nothing special about this. It's your standard Muller Light plastic pot with a foil lid which you can lick to your hearts delight (I usually enjoy giving our pet rats this 'duty').You can then recycle it, grow moss in it, give it to some particularly imaginative artistic child...I think you get the picture...
*~FIRST IMPRESSIONS ~ SMELL & APPEARANCE~*
When I first opened it up, I was hit with an appealing sweet smell but when I looked at it, in all honesty, it didn't meet my expectations. I remember thinking 'That's it?! Where's all the chocolate then?' I bought it because I thought it'd have a decent amount of chocolate in it and the chocolate sprinkles are quite tiny. After my initial disappointment, was it to pass the taste test...?
*~TASTE TEST: Better than I imagined~*
I bought this for the chocolate and I've always found that chocolate and cherry flavours go particularly well together. I am not a great fan of cherry on its own, however and so ate a spoonful with lowered expectations. I always try to avoid cherry yoghurt. I dislike cherry yoghurt for the 'sourness' of the taste and have never liked whole cherries all too much.
Despite this, I began to eat it and it was tastier than I imagined. Most of the yoghurt is vanilla with flecks of chocolate running through it. At the bottom there is an adequate measure of a syrupy cherry mixture, much like the fruit compartment of a cherry fruit corner - but a bit nicer. I wouldn't advise that you eat this under-layer on its own as it is pretty sweet and sickly. I found that it was very tasty to mix it in a bit with the vanilla and sprinkles. It creates a gorgeous combination of flavours. It may be sparing on the chocolate but it is tasty even so. I must admit I have a sweet tooth though and reckon that some people may find the cherry mixture too sweet even once mixed in with the vanilla.
Much to my surprise I absolutely loved this yoghurt. It filled me up after my main meal, tasted great, had a good consistency and is quite an exciting mix of flavours (if you wish to go so far to deem a yoghurt pot 'exciting').
The big downside of this snack is that (having previously been ignorant of this fact) it contains gelatine (As disgusting as may sound - that's the residue off of collagen from animal skin's and bones - or as my somewhat 'radical' primary school teacher wished to tell me as I innocently ate some jelly - 'That's boiled cows feet you've got there'). This is definitely not vegetarian friendly so I guess that means veggies have to miss out on this scrumptious snack low-fat snack. However, if you are a shameless non-vegetarian like me, I thoroughly recommend this as a satisfying sweet snack that is great for those keeping an eye on their figure. It is probably the best low-fat yoghurt I have tried yet. It annoyed me that, even though the other two flavours are really quite tasty, that they didn't just produce a 6-pack of the cherry, vanilla and chocolate ones instead. It tasted so good that I even forgot I was eating the 'diet' version of the Muller brand. Therefore, from the perspective of someone who is difficult to please yoghurt-wise, I thoroughly recommend you give these a go.
*~Also contains a source of Phenylalanine (Just a wee warning just in case you do have the rare hereditary disease phenylketonuria - goodness, what a mouthful!) ~*
*~Thanks for reading~* x :)
*~Also on Ciao under name 'Renza' March 2009~*
As you might well know if you have been reading my reviews of late I have been eating a lot of Muller Light yoghurts since I have been trying to lose weight following the Slimming World healthy eating programme. In fact you're probably sick of hearing about all the different flavours that I have tried! Well this is the last one - Honestly!
I tried the vanilla and chocolate one and thought it was lovely so when I saw a pack of chocolate yoghurts in Tesco last week I decided to treat myself. The pack contained two of the vanilla and chocolate ones, two of the vanilla, chocolate and cherry ones and two of the orange and chocolate ones. The pack of six yoghurts cost me just £1.47 as they are currently half price until 17th March 2009. Each pot of yoghurt cost just slightly less than 25p as compared to the full price for an individual pot which is 54p.
The one that I am in the process of eating as I write this review is the Vanilla with Chocolate Sprinkles and Black Cherry Underlayer. Even the name of the yoghurt is a mouthful! I am not really a fan of dark chocolate but I did enjoy the Vanilla Sprinkled with Dark Chocolate so I thought this one was worth a try.
The yoghurt comes in the now familiar wide Muller pot so it's easy to get at all that lovely yoghurt - until you get to the bottom that is! Why they put that silly ridge round the bottom of the pot beats me!
The foil lid has a picture of cherries and a vanilla flower together with both sprinkles and a curl of dark chocolate on it. The now recognisable Muller logo is there in red and white with the word 'light' is in blue.
So come with me on a journey of taste.....
I peeled off the lid and licked it - obviously! I immediately noticed two things.
Firstly the level of the top of the yoghurt was about 2cm lower than the top of the pot which is unusual for Muller - the pots are normally pretty full. I took a look at the side of the pot to find that it does contain 165g of dessert so I am guessing the black cherry mixture weighs heavier than yoghurt!
Secondly the yoghurt was pink with the flecks of dark chocolate in it. Now if the top is supposed to be vanilla with chocolate sprinkles surely it should be cream in colour? So we can assume that the black cherry underlayer seeps up into the vanilla yoghurt.
The yoghurt is smooth, thick and creamy in texture and it tastes great! The black cherry underlayer is thick and sweet without being sickly and there are good pieces of cherry in it. The flavours of the yoghurt and the cherry mixture blend well together which is good as I did wonder about the mix of yoghurt, chocolate and cherry!
The nutrition value of 100g of yoghurt (about 61% of the pot) is;
Calories 59 (98 calories in the whole pot)
Of which sugars 8.9g
Of which sugars occurring naturally from milk and fruit 3.8g
Of which saturates 0.4g
Incidentally one pot gives 20% of an adult's recommended daily allowance of calcium.
The foil lid and plastic pot can both be recycled so that's another point in its favour as far as I am concerned.
As with almost all the others I would recommend this one without hesitation. They make a great snack especially when you're craving something sweet but you don't want to pile on the pounds!
I am not a fan of Muller light yogurts, mainly because they all contain the artificial sweetener Aspartame that has been linked to cancers. However I recently succumbed and bought a multi pack of these yoghurts-why? Because I spotted a pack containing a variety of chocolate and vanilla yogurts, my all time favourite combination of flavours. The multi pack was also on offer at half price in Tesco for just £1.47 for 6 pots. The pack contains 2 pots each of vanilla and dark chocolate, orange and dark chocolate and vanilla, chocolate sprinkles and a layer of black cherry. I was keen to try the black cherry and vanilla version as this sounded the most appealing to me.
The yoghurt comes in a large round plastic pot with a foil lid. The lid is particularly difficult to open and I ended up covered in yoghurt as it spurted over me! On first inspection I thought this yoghurt looked a bit disappointing. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it just looked like plain yoghurt with a bit of cherry jam mixed through it. There are small flecks of dark chocolates but they are not really that obvious.
After the disappointing look of this yoghurt the all-important taste test came as a surprise to me. This yoghurt is actually very pleasant. I mixed it around and the cherry layer at the bottom made the yoghurt much darker. Although the chocolate is not that evident I could certainly taste it. The vanilla is not too sweet and very thick and creamy. The black cherry does taste like jam but a good quality jam! There are whole cherries too, another plus for me. Overall I really liked the taste and thought this flavour was the best Muller light I had experienced. With other Muller lights I have been left with an unpleasant aftertaste and had put this down to that aspartame. I was surprised not to experience any aftertaste with this flavour.
I am always watching my weight and a pot of this yoghurt contains just 98 calories and 0.4 grams of fat. It will also give you 20% of your daily calcium requirement.
I bought this yoghurt as part of a multi pack so I'm not sure if it will be available as a single purchase. I really enjoyed this yoghurt but am under no illusions , this is not a healthy snack!