Product Type: Muller Dessert / Yoghurts
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Muller Light Vanilla Chocolate Sprinkles & Black Cherry Underlayer
Muller Light Chocolate Vanilla and Cherry
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Muller Light Chocolate Vanilla and Cherry
Advantages: Great combination of health benefits and taste
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.
Summary: A great yogurt with plenty of flavour, but rather expensive.
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