“ Brand: Muller / Type: Yoghurt „
As a child I hated rice pudding and have never been tempted to try it as an adult. That is until I read a few positive reviews about Muller rice and vowed to give the rice pudding thing another try! The final persuasive push came when Asda were offering 4 pots of muller rice for just £1. I choose a few different flavours including blackcurrant.
Muller have been selling yogurts for as long as I can remember In fact the company can trace its roots back to 1896 when Ludwig Muller started to run a dairy in a small Bavarian town. Today the company is based in Shropshire and headed by Ludwig's grandson, Theo. The company has gone from strength to strength winning brand of the year in 1993.Muller make several different products including Amore luxury yogurts, Muller light, Muller corners and little stars yogurts.
Muller rice comes in generous sized 200 gram plastic pot with peel back foil lid. The blackcurrant variety has pictures on blackcurrants decorating the pot and lid. The information on the pot tells you that this rice can be eaten either hot or cold. There are, as you would expect, instructions for microwaving. I choose to eat my pot cold as I was keen to try it!
On peeling back the lid I was impressed at how thick and creamy the rice looks. I gave the rice a good stir to ensure all the blackcurrant sauce was mixed through. I was really impressed at the taste of this snack. It bore no resemblance to the rice I remember from my childhood! It certainly didn't taste insipid but was lovely and rice and creamy. The blackcurrant sauce gives a lovely contrast to the sweetness of the rice. Overall I loved the taste!
Muller markets their rice puddings as a healthy, low fat snack. Unfortunately I don't agree! It is true that the rice is low in fat, but I was shocked to see that a 200 gram pot will give you 224 calories and over 40 grams of carbohydrates! The rice is also very high in sugar too so can hardly be called healthy! However that aside, they do taste delicious and I think they are fine as an occasional treat!
Muller rice comes in a 200 gram pot and I find eating a whole pot is very filling. They normally retail for around 50p a pot but they are often on special offer. They are widely available from most supermarkets.
One of the nicest things about buying a Muller Rice dessert is that I know I'm going to enjoy the creaminess and full flavour of them/ There are a number of different flavours of them, including raspberry, apple and this one, the blackcurrant flavour.
The first thing you notice when peeling back the foil lid is just how creamy the dessert is. It's like having proper rice pudding as opposed to the runny stuff you can sometimes get. Added to this creamy rice pudding look is a swirl of blackcurrant, a taster of what lies at the bottom of your pot.
I tend to give the pot a stir, as the blackcurrant sauce sinks to the bottom. Stirring it gives you the flavour all the way through the dessert, and makes the overall enjoyment that much more spaced out. Alternatively, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying the rice pudding on the top as it is, and then getting a strong blackcurrant hit by having the sauce a bit more concentrated on the bottom. However, I find this a bit too sickly so I nearly always stir it in.
Tastewise, the fruity element doesn't hit your taste buds on impact - it's more of an aftertaste thing. The rice pudding and its creaminess is the first flavour that you get, and this is quite a nice way to enjoy it. Both flavours came at slightly different times, and then wait a few more seconds and you get the combination of them as well. More than one pot would probably be a bit too sickly, and this is very creamy. Milk and sugar are at the top of the ignredients list, followed by rice and then blackcurrants, so it appears that they do actually use real fruit in these, and not just flavourings. These, along with colourings, are present, but way down the list.
In terms of calorific content, these aren't too bad, wading in at just over 100 calories for the 200g pot, not bad considering it's a very creamy and sugary dessert. Over 13g of sugar is the reason this is so sweet in taste, and if I were to have one criticism, it's that it can be a bit too sweet, with the sauce very sweet if you forget to mix it and have it on its own at the end.
Overall, this is a yummy product to have. Its price, which is usually around the 50p mark for one of these 200g pots, doesn't lend itself to being a regular occurence in my house, but occasionally there are multipot deals where you can buy 4 for £1 or 10 for £2 or something similar. It's well worth catching these when they happen, as the taste and overall quality do stretch above regular yoghurts or rice puddings to give yourself a nice treat for a change.
If you have read my review of Muller Rice Strawberry then you will know that I am quite fond of Muller desserts and in particular their muller rice. This particular review is about Muller Rice Blackcurrant which is another popular flavour from the Muller Rice range. Here is my review.
Muller Rice is Rice Pudding mixed with a fruit flavoured sauce. There are many varieties of Muller Rice in the range, these include the most popular Strawberry, Apple, Rhubarb, Raspberry and of course Blackcurrant which I am reviewing today. They all combine the right amount of each Rice Pudding and Fruit mix.
**Muller Rice Blackcurrant**
This is one of the nicest combinations of all the Muller Rice varieties. The rice pudding mixes very well with the Blackcurrant sauce to give it a very nice flavour indeed, whether you choose to eat it cold or heat it up you will get a great tasting Muller Rice Pudding. Again there is just the right amount of both rice pudding and Blackcurrant sauce. The Muller Rice is creamy and very tasty indeed as is the blackcurrant.
These normally are about 50p each which isnt that bad compared to other rivals but buy them in bulk and watch the savings. Currently you can purchase ten of these for just £2 in Morrisons and Tesco and I am sure other places will follow suit as Tesco followed Morrisons in slashing their prices.
These Muller Rice pots are great for a healthy snack as they are low calorie and low fat. This makes them a great dessert or even breakfast. That is what makes these Muller Rice pots so versatile.
This is one of the nicest puddings from Muller and that is across all Muller Rice, Corner and Light. A great combination of creamy rice pudding and fruity Blackcurrant. Spot on. I will have to get some more when I go shopping later on today.