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Muller vitality low fat yoghurt drink
I have been buying these for quite a while and I bought some again about a week ago as they were on some kind of offer in Morrisons. For people don't usually like yoghurts so this is a refreshing change. These are the ones that are advertised on tv by Johanna Lumley.
I bought the six pack of strawberry ones. They are really quite nice and they contain probiotics which they advertise to 'help maintain the natural balance of a healthy digestive system', which must be a good thing.
I love strawberries and these don't really taste like real fresh strawberries but they are good enough! They are suitable for vegetarians like myself and they are also suitable for coeliacs. But they are not suitable for people who are lactose intolerant because of the milk in them.
They are really nice to drink and they are not like a smoothie like I thought theu were going to be, they are nice and smooth and have a creamy texture and they are not very thick like yoghurts either.
One thing I also like about these is that the packaging is 100% recyclable and the bottles are made from 15% less packaging, which means that they are good for the environment as well as your digestive system.
Per Bottle there is:
*2.4g of protein
*11.5g of carbohydrates
*1.4g of fat
*86mg of calcium - good for bones
Yogurt, Sugar, Water, Inulin, Modified Maize Starch, Flavourings, Culture: Bifidobacterium sp.
*Cheap - about £2 to £3 for six bottles
*Good for your digestive system and the environment
*15% less packaging
*Tates really nice
*Comes in a range of flavours including strawberry, vanilla and berry
Thank you for reading my review
I am one of those people who just cannot face food when getting up on a morning. Breakfast for me is a cup of coffee, and I really do not feel that I can eat anything until around 11am.
Since discovering Muller Vitality yogurt drinks, however, I have now found something I can have as 'breakfast'. As it is a drink, I find I can quite fancy one of these on a morning, and they are probably better for me than coffee!
These Muller Vitality yogurt drinks come in handy packs of six little plastic bottles, and are available in different flavours, though Strawberry is my favourite, closely followed by Raspberry.
One bottle contains 100g of yoghurt drink, which I find is just enough for me, and I enjoy these either on a morning or as a snack through the day, instead of eating a yoghurt.
The packaging tells you that these are Prebiotic and Probiotic low fat yoghurt drinks, which will keep your tummy working like clockwork. The Prebiotics are to feed your good bacteria, and Probiotics are to top up your good bacteria.
Apparently the best way to support your digestive system is to feed the good bacteria that naturally exist in your stomach.
Each 100g bottle contains 50% of the daily amount of prebiotics, along with probiotics that are shown to help your digestive system.
These yogurt drinks contain no artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners and are suitable for Vegetarians and Coeliacs.
The strawberry variety which are my favourites contain yogurt, inulin (prebiotics), bifidobacterium sp. (probiotics) water, sugar, strawberry juice and puree, along with maize starch, flavourings and beetroot colouring.
The plastic bottles have silver foil peel back lids, then you simply just drink from the bottle.
They taste just like a strawberry yoghurt but have a thinner consistency to enable it to be drunk. I think they taste delicious, but I am already a big fan of Muller yogurts, so these are a good alternative.
For all they are only 100g I do strangely find them quite filling, so they are ideal for me when I have the afternoon munchies!
So what about all these vitality claims and how you are supposed to feel better for drinking these yogurt drinks?
Well all I can say is I have been buying these and drinking them for quite some time now and I can't say I have noticed any differences, nor do I feel any different, but I do enjoy drinking them, and they are great if like me you cannot face breakfast early on a morning.
Each 100g Muller Vitality yogurt drink gives you 67 calories, and 1.4g fat, of which 0.9g is saturated, so they are not bad for a snack either if you are watching your weight.
If you like yogurt then you will probably like these too, and the good thing is they are often on promotion in supermarkets priced at £1 for a pack of six which is great value, or part of a buy one get one free promotion.
Although these certainly do nothing for my 'Vitality' I love them for what they are to me - a delicious yogurt drink!
Getting my teenage daughter to eat breakfast is very difficult as she would rather spend time on her hair in the mornings before going to school than giving herself sufficient energy to get through her morning lessons. I am, therefore, always on the look out for food that she can eat quickly with minimum preparation that is good for her and that she likes - not an easy task!
However, she does like Muller Vitality low fat yogurt drinks and whilst not particularly substantial it does mean she has something before she leaves the house, usually with a cereal bar in her hand for extra bulk! When she can be persuaded to sit down for five minutes she sometimes pours the yogurt over cornflakes instead of milk, not my taste, but she likes it.
They come in packs of 6 individual bottles each containing 100g of yogurt. There are a variety of flavours, peach, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla and blueberry. My daughter prefers the peach and raspberry flavours so I usually buy those. The yogurts are smooth and creamy and smell and taste of the fruits they contain. They are very easy to transport as each little bottle is slim and with a foil lid and the yogurt can be drunk straight from the bottle, making it an ideal addition to lunch boxes or picnic hampers.
Each pot has 70 calories which doesn't sound too bad until you read on the packet that total sugar content is 11g (of which 3.1g of those come from sugars naturally found within the milk and fruit.) Fat content is 1.4g.
These yogurts are usually advertised by playing up the fact that they are prebiotic and probiotic "to keep your tummy working like clockwork". As a Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferer I can't say that I have noticed any particular advantage from drinking these yogurts but they are a pleasant enough drink/food all the same and do help to fill a gap if I am hungry.
They usually cost around £1.97 per pack or £3 for 2 packs although I notice Sainsburys are selling them for £1.94 at the moment for a single pack. They usually have a fairly long sell by date, the ones I bought today should be used by the 30th September and there is no way they will last that long in our house!
Overall I would recommend these yogurt drinks as a quick pudding, lunch box addition or whilst on the run for breakfast.
Once again I find myself thanking those lovely people at ASDA, because once again they've put these on special offer. They seem to do so every three weeks or so. I now know the offer is coming and am prepared to wait. The deal they have is a six-pack of either the Strawberry or Vanilla for £1.00 that's about 17p each, which is great value. The normal price is around £1.30 so you are saving about 5p per bottle.
The pack contains 6 little bottles each with 150ml of this thick creamy drink. I opted for the vanilla flavour and my wife for the Strawberry. The small curvy bottles have a foil seal, which has a little tab to facilitate easy removal. Unfortunately this isn't always the case, but it isn't really that big a problem. On opening the bottle the first impression is that of a really nice smell, the vanilla hits you very strongly, whilst although the strawberry is evident it is not nearly as overpowering.
The contents are a rich smooth creamy drink, which is also creamy in colour for the vanilla and a very light pink for the strawberry. It is quite thick and requires a little assistance in getting all of it out of the bottle, a little shake will do the trick. After being enticed by the delicious smell you are certainly not going to be disappointed by the taste, they quite simply taste as good as the smell, this isn't something you can say about everything. The vanilla is just lovely and there is a hint of yoghurt there in the background. You aren't going to taste it but there is also the addition of Omega 3 which by all accounts is good for your heart and your general well being.
An investment of 17p per day to keep your gut in order seems a small price to pay, and when those nasty bacteria get there comeuppance you ain't gonna feel a thing except maybe a bit less bloated and a little healthier. This isn't going to kill all the bad bacteria it is just going to give the good stuff a hand to keep the balance of good and bad, which is essential for several medical reasons I have no intention of attempting to explain. Can't say with hand on newly healthier omega 3 treated heart that I actually do feel any different, but I certainly enjoyed trying to be, these are a lovely drink and one that it would take no trouble t all to fit comfortably into my daily routine.
Energy 79 Calories
plus 17% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins E, B1, B2,and B6.
If you've escaped the bombardment of advertising for these types of yoghurt drinks, I'll send you a crate free of charge. I'm always skeptical of a sudden onslaught of similar products, but there isn't much to lose by trying these out.
Muller Vitality pots are now the first thing I have to eat/drink in the morning! I often wake up with a dry mouth and these instantly wish that annoying feeling away.
They are a great way to eat yoghurts and get your calcium without 300 pieces of washing up after (in this house, teaspoons are a premium!). You whack it back, and all that's left is a plastic pot to throw away (admittedly, I feel guilty as it is quite chunky plastic, more to be thrown away etc.).
The taste is great, more runny than a usual yoghurt. To be totally honest with you I've not felt any energy / wellbeing effects from these, but I only really buy them for the taste and usefulness!
The Muller Vitality ones in particular always seem to be the cheapest option, as some of these bandwagon phenomena tend to be extremely pricey. They've been on sale in Sainsburys for months, at 12 for 3 quid. I'd definitely recommend trying them at least once!
My daughter is a huge fan of yoghurt drinks and I tend to buy Tescos own version as they are considerably cheaper than some of the more well know brands. However, on visiting the supermaket recently I saw that these were on offer so thought I would give them a go.
They come in a packet of 6 100g bottles. Each bottle is made of soft plastic with a easy to remove foil lid. The version I bought were all strawberry flavour but they do come in other flavours too including raspberry, peach and vanilla.
Each bottle is decorated in simple white and greens with pictures of fruit on. They are very clean looking and non offensive.
Muller claims these keep your tummy working like clockwork. They contain good bacteria which should naturally exist in your tummy. Each bottle gives you 50% of the daily amount of probiotics needed.
They are low fat with only 1.4g and 67 kcal per bottle and contain no artificial colourings, preservatives or sweeteners.
The strawberry version taste very nice. They are quite tarte and do have a twang to them as you would expect with a natural unsweetened product.
My little girl loved them but I can see children who may prefer sweeter yoghurts such as frubes may find these a little sharp.
They cost around £1.85 for a pack of 6 so very pricey in comparison to the supermarkets own version or other yoghurts with similar benefits.
I do recommend these but personally would only buy them if they were on offer.
Shopping in my local supermarket I came to the yoghurt section and after being constantly bombarded by TV adverts for various different pre & probiotic drinks and good bacteria I thought I would give them a go.
Having scanned the shelves I was horrified at the price of some of these drinks that are available, and believe me everyone seems to have jumped onto this band wagon, I spotted the Muller range (currently on offer in my local ASDA with a 6 pack for £1.00) which seemed to be the best in price even at the full price. The only choice I had to make now was which flavour.
Muller have the following flavours available (at least these where the ones available in my local ADSA) - Strawberry, Rasberry,Orange and Vanilla, I plummed for Vanilla.
What does the bottle look like - well quite a sexy little number with a flat bottom, goes in at the waist, broad shoulders and a lipped top. The lid is a peel back foil seal which is easy to do so, unlike some others where you end up with half of the lid still attached and splattered with yoghurt.
For this particular flavour the main colour used is a pale blue fading into a white background at the bottom of the bottle which has a picture of a vanilla pod on it . This bits of nutritional info to the right hand side (face on to the bottle) stating: Low in Fat, pre & probiotic and no artificial colours or flavouring, this not very obvious,however, on the left hand side of the bottle and lovely red print is 'omega 3'.
Looks thick and creamy as you would expect from Muller but can make it swirl around a bit when rotating the bottle. If you pour it into a glass it actually clings to the sides like a thick milk shake.
Smell - pleasant with a faint hint of plastic from the bottle but it is not off putting (yes I am sitting here sniffing a plastic bottle looking slightly crazy).
well here goes - actually very nice - not too overpowering on the vanilla and tastes different to the muller light vanilla yoghurt pots, very smooth and not too think so pours like a drink. Probabley best to describe this a cross between milk and muller yoghurt also not too sweet or sickly.
Now for the nutrition bit
Contains pre & pro biotic what are these I hear you cry
Well done a bit of research and have found out the following:-
Probiotics are "dietary supplement containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeast and are intended to assist the body's naturally occuring flora in the digestive tract to re-establish themselves" There is no published evidence that probiotic supplements are able to replace the body's natural flora when these have been killed off.
So what is Omega 3
Well its not a star system or a new planet but a fish oil, yes I know not that interesting but apparently its supposed to be good for you by reducing the risk of heart disease though there is still a lot of debate out whether it works or not within the medical community and I would much prefer to have this included in a drink than have a spoon full of fish oil anyday.
So why to we buy these items: - the power of advertising and also that there are a range of potential benefits which the main three are:
Prevention of Colon Cancer
Lowering Blood pressure
Reducing risk of heart disease
Prebiotic means pretty much the same as probiotic.
For the ingredients the main item listed is yoghurt closely followed by sugar which I found surprising with this flavour as not that sweet. The ingredients and the nutritional details are hard to read as the bottle is only approx 10cms high and there is alot of info squashed on there.
Would I buy this again? Yes, tastes nice and may actually be good for you.