“ Type: Yoghurts „
As you may well know Dave and I have been buying and eating lots of Muller Light yoghurts whilst we have been trying to loose weight. Each morning I make a pint of sugar free jelly, split it between four glass dishes, add some fruit and let it set. We then eat the jellies with yoghurt poured over the top like a sugar free trifle.
To ring the changes we have been trying all the different flavours and I thought that we had tried them all but when I was shopping at the weekend I spotted one called Muller Light Layers Strawberry flavour which sounded like something different so I got one each for us.
The cost was 54p for a pot containing 175g of yoghurt which is the same price as the ordinary Muller Light ones and at the moment they are on offer at 4 for £2 which doesn't actually save much cash but I suppose every little helps at the moment!
The pot is the same shape as the other Muller Light yoghurt pots and is wider at the top than a 'standard' sized yoghurt pots thus making it easier to get at the contents - until you get to the bottom that is! There is bit of a ridge round the bottom of the pot and getting that last bit of yoghurt out is very difficult!
These pots are transparent rather than the normal white Muller Light pots and I am guessing that is so that you can see the two distinct layers inside.
The foil lid shows a picture of strawberries with a wiggly line which I think is meant to denote the fact that the strawberries come in the form of compote as opposed to full fruits. The now recognisable Muller logo is there in red and white with the word 'light' is in blue. Oddly enough the actual name of the flavour is in very small lettering.
You just peel off the foil lid and because this yoghurt is more solid than the others there isn't much to lick on the lid!
The yoghurt itself is white and through the pot the layer of strawberry compote is clearly visible. There was a sweet aroma although I wouldn't say that it smelled like strawberries specifically.
So let's get onto the important bit - the taste!
Well the top part is set yoghurt - the consistency of a set jelly - and it has a slight taste of vanilla to me although vanilla is not mentioned on the pot or the list of ingredients. Maybe it is just the power of suggestion because the yoghurt is the colour of vanilla.
Underneath the set yoghurt is a generous layer of fruit compote which was delicious. It was very thick and sweet and complimented the yoghurt perfectly. Apparently 9% of the whole pot of yoghurt is made up of strawberries.
The nutrition value of the pot of yoghurt is;
Of which sugars 14.2g
Sugars naturally from fruit 6.7g
Calcium 177mg which is 22% of an adult's recommended daily allowance
The dessert contains no artificial colours or preservatives.
The foil lid and plastic pot can both be recycled so that's another point in its favour as far as I am concerned.
Overall I enjoyed this yoghurt although I think I would prefer the normal Muller Light yoghurts as I prefer the creamy yoghurts rather than the set ones.
I was torn between three and four stars as the taste is lovely it is just the texture I'm not keen on.
I have to face the fact, I have a sweet tooth. I love something sweet after a meal, and it doesn't matter how full I feel after eating a main course, somehow, there is always room for 'pudding'.
Dessert doesn't always have to be a heavy pudding and custard, something light and sweet will do, and so often a yogurt just fits the bill. I have surprisingly found a low fat yogurt that does this, mullerlight strawberry layered yogurt, and they are really lovely.
The pack is similar to a regular mullerlight, apart from the pot being made of a translucent plastic, and if you're not careful, you might find yourself with a regular strawberry mullerlight, but I would recommend making sure that it says 'layered' strawberry on the lid, for a real treat.
When you take off the lid, the sight of creamy white yogurt meets you. In fact it looks like plain yogurt, and if you dip half your spoon into the yogurt, that is what you will get. You now have a several choices. You can eat the yogurt from the top down, as you would a normal yogurt, you can dip your spoon deeper, and see what happens, or you can stir the yogurt vigourously, and end up with a more normal yogurt. The secret is that lurking in the bottom of the pot, hiding beneath the innocent and pure white yogurt, is a deliciously fruity, deep coloured strawberry compote, ready to explode on your tongue with all the sweetness you desire. Personally I like to dip my teaspoon deep into the yogurt, picking up a little of the sweet fruity compote, with each spoonful of the yogurt, watching as the fruit trails pink swirls through the white. It's almost an artistic experience.
But what does it taste like, you might ask. Together, the combination of strawberry and yogurt is divine. If you get too much yogurt alone, it is like a creamy natural yogurt, but that's something I'm not too fond of on its own. If you get too much of the compote, even though I have a sweet tooth, I do find this a little too sweet. The combination of the two is just right however, and very enjoyable.
Most low fat yogurts have around 50-70 calories per pot, and if you read the information on the label, you might think this was comparable, but one thing you have to be careful of, is that muller layers (and regular mullerlight) are larger pots than normal. The nutritional information they give you is for 100g of yogurt, which is usually what a standard yogurt pot has, but these are 175g, which is almost twice as much. It still doesn't make them calorie laden though, as the whole pot only has about 91 calories.
Energy 227kj; 54kcal
Calcium 101mg, 22% RDA per pot
the pot also tells us that it contains Milk, and contains a source of Phenylalanine.
Suitable for Vegetarians - No.
Suitable for vegans - No.
Suitable for Coeliacs - Yes.
Nut Free - Yes.
It is also free from artificial colour, and artificial preservatives
They are available from Tesco, on offer at the moment, 4 for £2, or in six pack, 3 strawberry and three raspberry and blackcurrant flavour, and those are 2 packs for £5. They normally sell for 54p each.
All in all, for me this is the perfect dessert when I'm looking for a healthy option, but need something sweet to satisfy that craving. Gets 4 stars from me. (Can't give it 5 it isn't chocolate!)
After recently going on a healthy eating binge I decided to give these yoghurts a try and, to be honest, they're not overly bad.
I used to eat quite a few of the Muller Fruit corners so thought this would just be a healthier alternative and would hopefully taste about the same.
The first thing I noticed is that the pot is now more pot shaped (if that makes sense). The whole pot is round unlike the triangular shape of the fruit corner. I do find this makes it easier to get all the yoghurt as none gets stuck in the corners.
In terms of looks, its not all that different to a fruit corner, just a different layout. Instead of the fruit being in a little pot next to the yoghurt, it is located underneath the yoghurt so in order to mix it in you just need to give the whole pot a stir.
In terms of the yoghurt itself, it is quite watery compared to the normal non healthy ones. It is quite thick but when you eat it then you realise it doesn't taste as bad as it looks.
The strawberry is a bit of a disappointment to be honest. In the fruit corner, the strawberry was a lovely red colour and I thought it taste really nice. In this one however it tastes quite bland. Also, gone are the large chunks or strawberry and instead they have just put tiny bits of strawberry in there which is barely noticeable (except when you get it stuck in your teeth).
The whole aim of these yoghurts is to mix it all up. After I gave it a bit of a stir then the yoghurt tasted a lot better. The taste of the strawberry and vanilla (I think) yoghurt made the whole experience much easier to handle. On their own, the two elements of the yoghurt aren't too great but when mixed in, they give a really nice, quite refreshing taste. The yoghurt keeps its thickness but when you eat it then you get a nice strawberry taste.
As these are the 'Light' yoghurts they are fairly healthy as you'd expect with each 175g pot weighing at a decent 95 calories and the whole thing being fat free.
Don't get me wrong, this isn't going to get you through a long period of being hungry, but I do find it works very well for that 11 o clock snack break that so many people have!
I disagree with the other 2 people that have reviewed this product, I LOVE the muller light layers. I don't think there is much difference between the fruit part in these and the one in the fruit corners. I do think the yoghurt is different though, in the layers it is more watery. I think it depends what you want from a yoghurt. The layers are 67 calories per pot which I think is great considering that you get the lovely fruit compote at the bottom. The fruit corners would have more than this, the layers are also fat free whereas the corners aren't.
I like the fact that the compote isn't just at the bottom of the pot. It took a couple of pots of yoghurt for me to realise this though! The compote actually runs up through the middle of the yoghurt as well which is good as you don't have to dig around to the bottom!
If you want cream and you're not on a diet, go for the non light ones, if you're on a diet and want something sweet, these will satisfy you.
Per 100g - 54 Kcals, 0.1g fat. 22% RDA of calcium per pot. 9% real fruit.
I have not tried any of the Muller Layers before and actually did not even know about them so I was surprised when I bought a pack of 6 Mullers in Tesco to find that 2 of them were of this layered Strawberry type.
I had thought it was going to be similar to the delicious Muller strawberry corner, only with the strawberry on the bottom instead of at the side of the yogurt. This Layers yogurt comes in a tub just like the normal Muller Lights only it is see-through, lighter in colour and looks more summery to me.
The fat free yogurt is nice and creamy, it is cool and refreshing with a nice thick consistency. Not too thick mind, like a yogurt I ate from Sainsbury's yesterday that was so thick I could quite literally stand my spoon up in it and it almost needed chewing!
The strawberry layer is very thick and lumpy, it is a compote which I usually enjoy in yogurts and desserts but there is something about this one that I don't like very much at all. It is a lumpy compote which is usually a good sign as the lumps signify largish pieces of fruit, but this Muller Layer isn't so much fruity as just generally lumpy. I am not keen at all. It has a strange sticky taste too, and I do not mean it is sticky in consistency there is just a sweet an sticky flavour to the compote.
When mixed together, the yogurt and the strawberry compote do not mingle well flavour-wise I don't think. The creaminess of the yogurt is thinned down my stirring in the compote and the awful taste of either synthetic or not very fresh strawberry spoils the subtle vanilla creamy flavours of the yogurt. It is nothing like the rich and delightfully fruity Muller Corner and I won't be buying it again - in fact I'm about to throw away the remaining yogurt in my pot as I simply cannot stomach another spoonful!
Each 200g pot contains just 95 calories so if you like it then you're in for a NO fat and very calorie counter friendly snack, I think the sweetness of this yogurt should keep a sweet tooth at bay and help you avoid reaching for the biscuit tin at 11am.