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      23.08.2010 15:07
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      ONE OF MANY FAB YOGHURTS IN THE RANGE

      Muller is a yoghurt producing company founded in 1896 by Ludwig Muller. The company has progressed over the years and now has a wide range of dessert/snack style yoghurts and rice pots. There are currently 7 main ranges including Corner, Rice, Vitality, Little Stars, Stars, Amore and Light.

      Each range has a selection of flavours and textures to suit different tastes. There is a yoghurt/rice aimed at those wishing to lead a healthy lifestyle, for kids or those who wish to indulge in something a tad more special than the average yoghurt.

      ===Product and Range===

      Muller Light yoghurts are split into 3 categories..Light, Chocolate Sprinked and Inspired by Cheesecake. The normal Muller Light range includes a choice 11 flavours such as strawberry and banana and custard.

      Muller Light is promoted as being "virtually fat free" allowing even those on a diet to sample the yoghurts without feeling guilty. This review concentrates on the Mandarin flavour which is mandarin yoghurt with sugar and sweetener. It is rich in calcium and contains no artificial colours or preservatives.

      ===Packaging===

      As with the other Muller Light yoghurts, the Mandarin variety comes in a tubby looking, plastic pot. The pot is white and orange and comes complete with a foil lid. The lid states the Muller logo and flavour name aswell as fruity images of mandarin segments to allow this to appear different from the other flavours.

      The information on the pot is clear and consise with the product blurb, ingredients, nutritional information and contact details for Muller. The yoghurt should be kept refrigerated and care taken to eat by the use by date on the lid.

      ===Ingredients===

      Yogurt,, Mandarin Juice from Concentrate (6%) Water, Mandarin (4%), Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Citric Acid, Flavourings, Sweetener: Aspartame.

      ===Nutrition===

      As this is promoted as being a healthier option, I feel nutritional information is essential in the buying decision.

      A 190g pot contains the following :

      103 calories
      14.8g sugar *high*
      9.9g sugar from milk and fruit
      0.2g fat *near enough fat free*

      There is 30% of your RDA of calcium in every pot so good on this account.
      The yoghurt isn't suitable for vegetarians or those who have a lactose intolerance. It is however suitable for coeliacs.

      ===Availability and Price===

      Muller Light can be found down the yoghurt aisle in supermarkets. The average retail price is around 52-53p but these can often be found on various offers including 8 for £2.00 or something similiar.


      ===My Opinion===

      In an attempt to lose weight, I have been stocking up on products which aim to be low calories or low fat. I have always been a fan of fruity based yoghurts and trust Muller as a company in general. I am aware that most yoghurts are quite high in sugar and this concerns me but I don't feel they are quite as bad as chocolate and I can get some added calcium with the yoghurt option.

      Muller yoghurts are quite expensive at over 50p each but the portion size is good. I often choose to stock up when the supermarkets have special offers on. Last week, whilst doing my weekly shop in Morrisons, I spotted the Muller Lights on offer at buy 4 get 4 free. I purchased 16 in total combining the flavours and it only cost me a total of £4.16 for the lot which I find to be excellent value for money.

      I normally opt for a yoghurt for a mid afternoon snack or occasionally for breakfast. With some of the Muller Lights such as the Vanilla flavour, I chop up a banana and add it for a bit of extra something as the vanilla one doesn't have much going for it. The Mandarin one appealed to me as I used to enjoy a bowl of mandarins and ice cream for dessert when I was younger. Although I much prefer sweeter fruits to citrussy ones, I was confident I would enjoy this.

      The pots are a good size and 190g is a reasonable amount so could be used as a snack or an after meal dessert. The lids on the pots have always bugged me as to lift the lid off fully, I usually end up splatted in the contents. I now do it gentley but it comes away in so many shiny pieces that I end up making a mess anyway! The design of the pot is simple and straightforward displaying the mandarins perfectly and all information required is there.

      Opening the pot lid, the yoghurt inside is noticeable as being creamy and only interupted by random orangey pieces. The yoghurt is reasonably thick in consistency but slides down the throat nicely. The initial scent is a blend of rich, creaminess and a citrus tone of mandarin bursts through allowing the yoghurt to be quite exotic and appealing to the nose.

      The texture of the entire yoghurt is velvety smooth. I expected the mandarin specks to add texture but they simply blended in with the yoghurt. The yoghurt had a pleasant, mandarin taste and didn't taste artificial or too sweet. It was just right. The creaminess of the actual yoghurt base and the citrussy specks worked well together to produce a delightful and refreshing dessert experience whilst retaining the creamy taste that Muller is well known for. I found that a spoonful with lots of mandarin flecks had a more intense, exotic experience than one with less so you could tell the flavour really came from them the most. The aftertaste is quite tangy but not unpleasant and doesn't last too long.

      Considering how low in calories and fat this yoghurt is, I find the pot fills a gap and keeps my hunger at bay til my next meal. Although high in sugar, the Mandarin yoghurt isn't overly sweet and doesn't leave a gritty aftertaste. One of these is enough in any day as they can become too sugary if a few are eaten at any time. I try telling this to my fiance as he can eat 3 yoghurts in a row..hes still a slim one lucky sod!

      I am happy with this yoghurt and it will be one which will be placed in my shopping trolley when on offer as I hope combining low fat indulgents like this with other healthy foods and excercising will allow me to lose the weight I dream of losing.

      Thanks for reading :)

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        23.08.2010 10:55
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        A win-win situation of health benefits and taste; just let down by the rather steep price.

        Muller is my favourite brand of yogurt. They always seem to evoke that bit of quality with their products. Generally, I'm not someone who immediately chooses the healthy or low-cal option when shopping, but as you can't be too careful with fat and sugar, I thought that I would give this Muller Light Mandarin a try. And the result was that I'm rather glad I did.

        These yogurts are made by Muller at their large factory in Market Drayton, Shropshire where they produce 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. This is another reason why I favour Muller over other brands.

        The yogurt comes in a plastic pot with a foil lid. The lid is fairly easy to peel away, but be careful because sometimes it does rip and then it can get a bit messy to completely peel away. Both the lid and the plastic pot are recyclable too, so they are good for the environmentally conscious. The pot is generally white and coloured to represent the yogurt flavour. Naturally, the mandarin flavour has bright orange styling and lettering.

        The yogurt itself is fairly thick and quite creamy and has quite a light orange tinge to it. Many reduced fat alternatives I've tried in the past have been watery and tasteless, but this one is very pleasant. It's got a genuine orange flavour and there are quite a few pieces of real mandarin peel scattered throughout the yogurt, which I really like. A quick glance at the ingredients shows that it does contain 4% real mandarin and 6% mandarin juice. Ok, so it may not be as rich and creamy as full-fat alternatives, but this healthy option really does have a great taste.

        As this snack is aimed at the health conscious I had better explain some of the nutritional information to let you know exactly what you're getting. Each 190g pot contains the following:

        Energy: 437kJ (103kcal)
        Protein: 8.0g
        Carbohydrate: 16.2g
        Of which sugars: 14.8g
        Natural sugars: 9.9g
        Fat: 0.2g
        Of which saturates: 0.2g
        Fibre: Trace
        Sodium: 0.2g
        Calcium: 247mg

        As you can see this is virtually a fat free snack, very low in calories and rich in calcium; providing you with 30% of the recommended daily amount. It does not 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 190g pot which I suppose is an adequate size portion for the average person. For me, it never quite feels enough, but it certainly fills a little hole. It's great at any time of day. I've eaten them at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I even have them as a snack mid-morning or afternoon.

        There are plenty of other flavours in the range, so if mandarin doesn't tickle your fancy then maybe one of the others will. I will be reviewing some of these in due course.

        Muller Light yogurts can be purchased individually or in packs of six. The normal retail price for an individual pot is just over 50p which I think is extremely expensive. I usually only purchase them if they are on special offer. For example they have recently been sold in Sainsbury's at 4 for £1 which is much more reasonable. Often the six packs can be on offer at two packs for £5 which is about 42p each which is still expensive.

        These yogurts are widely available in just about every supermarket; large or small. Just head for the fridge section.

        Because of the health benefits and great taste you can't really go wrong with this yogurt. It's a thick, creamy and delicious tasting mandarin flavoured yogurt that is fat free and low in calories. It's a win-win situation of health benefits and taste; but just let down by that rather hefty price tag.

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          10.08.2010 23:00
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          Not a bad breakfast!

          I often like to have yoghurt for breakfast, and as I quite like orange-flavoured things, I thought I'd give this a try. It is a fat-free yoghurt with sugar and sweetener and comes in a 190ml tub, which is a good size and bigger than your usual, more familiar pots of yoghurt which weigh in at 120g. The pot is shaped like a small bowl and the main colours are white with orange. The packaging is appealing and eye-catching, and it does stand out amongst the many other yoghurt pots that you'll find on your supermarket shelf.

          Peeling back the foil lid, the yoghurt is a pale, creamy orange colour with noticeable flecks of mandarin. As with other yoghurts, it does need a good stir, and the creamy colour and orange specks make it look appealing. The yoghurt itself isn't particularly creamy, but it's certainly not runny - just somewhere inbetween!

          The taste is very sweet and if you don't like, or are indifferent to, mandarin then you will not like this yoghurt as it does have a strong mandarin flavour. This stands out against any natural yoghurt flavour so it is really a mandarin desert as much as a yoghurt. It is quite sweet tasting but I can also definitely taste the artificial sweeteners, which does let the yoghurt down for me a little.

          Overall, I actually found this yoghurt quite filling and it was a good option for breakfast. I would certainly try it again, and would definitely consider other products in the range, which include toffee, raspberry & cranberry, rhubarb and vanilla.

          The yoghurt is fat free, has 103 calories a pot and has 30% of your recommended daily amount of calcium. The Muller fat-free yoghurts retail at around 58p.

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          11.11.2009 22:14
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          ...tastes just as yummy!

          When I was younger (and being a fussy eater) I would only eat the orange and peach yoghurts my mum bought. Now I'm older I'm still fussy though not about the flavour but the fat content. My fat free yoghurt of choice is Muller light - a good range of flavours, large pot, calcium, low calories, no sat fat - what's not to like. This was a perfect yoghurt except my slightly wistful longing for them to make an orange flavoured yoghurt. And then my wish was granted, Muller brought out the mandarin flavour.

          This flavour can be singled out from the multitude by the dark orange band around the 200g sized white pot and the little mandarin segments (who does peel those?) on the aluminium foil lid. Be careful not to mix this up with the peach flavour, easily done.

          On opening the slightly fragile (careful where you put it in the shopping bag) foil lid you are greeted by a pale orange yoghurt speckled with little pieces of mandarin oranges and no sign of any artificial colours.

          On putting a spoonful of this yoghurt in my mouth I am accosted by a not too dense yoghurt, smooth (except for the fruity speckles). There is a definite mandarin taste and a hint of refreshing juiciness. Although there are artificial sweetners within this yoghurt they do not overpower the natural sweetness of the mandarins and juice used to flavour this yoghurt. You are not left with the slight dry mouth feeling common to some inferior yoghurts and no nasty aftertaste. This is a refreshing tasting yoghurt from the first spoonful to the last scrape of the pot.

          So can something this tasty be good for you, well as I have alluded to Muller light yoghurts are low cal and no fat - this tub contains a miserly 104 cals per pot. And being a dairy based desert it also provide 31% of you recommeded daily calcium amount.

          These yoghurts are a little on the pricey side at around 55p per pot, but don't panic Muller yoghurt are almost invariably on multi buy offers in most supermarkets making a significant saving.

          This is one of my favourite Muller Light flavours, refreshing and light, definitely a significant proportion of my regular Muller multi buys.

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            05.10.2009 18:30
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            Try these yogurts if you want a healthy snack that's enjoyable as well

            Every day at around 10am and again at 4pm, I find myself in desperate need of a snack. However, as my too-tight clothes had been attesting lately, I had also been in need of a diet. I had no choice - I had to switch my snacking options from chocolate bars and full-fat rice puddings to something a little lighter. This is where the Muller Light Mandarin Yogurts come in.

            I love all the Muller Light flavours, but the Mandarin is my current favourite. When you open the container and look at the yogurt, you can see little tiny bits of mandarin inside so you know the fruit flavouring is quite natural.

            You don't need to stir the yoghurt as it is already pre-mixed. The flavour is subtle and so it isn't overpowering like some yogurts can be.

            The texture of the yogurt itself is fairly creamy. Ok, you won't mistake it for a full-fat version but it is creamy enough to be plenty satisfying. And another nice thing about this yogurt - it comes in a pretty big container! You get 200 grammes of yogurt in each serving, and they're only 104 calories each! Plus they're fat free. Yet when you're done eating you really feel like you've had a treat.

            These yogurts normally cost around 54p each but are often on special offer of 4 for £2. However, this isn't much of a savings when you think about it and you certainly won't be saving if you don't finish the yogurts before they go off so don't buy more than you can finish. You can also often find these in big multipacks where they work out much cheaper but again, you may find you have difficulty finishing them all.

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              09.09.2009 13:26
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              One of my favs! :-p

              I love snacks and most Muller Yogurts and they are even healthier when they are 'light' and advertised as a fat free yogurt!

              I have been so used to the Muller corners made by the Muller Dairy in the UK that is seems really strange eating a normal one of a round pot though :)

              Morrisons have been doing a great offer these past two weeks on all the Muller varieties for only 25p each instead of the usually 52p so that's really cool, so I've stocked up on loads of different flavours including this lovely 'Mandarin' which is sold in a 200g orange and white plastic pot...

              There is usually about three weeks best before date on each product which is a good fridge life, and there is only 104 calories in each big pot so that is really low for that amount.

              The pot looks really light and attractive with a picture on the foil lid of fruit segments that look really juicy and fresh.

              The contents have 31% of an adult's recommended calcium intake and there is 6% mandarin juice and 4% pure mandarin although there are no chucky bits in this yogurt, it is very smooth and a light orange colour.

              The consistency is quite thick but not so gloopy it doesn't fall of your spoon. It is very rich tasting which is a pleasant surprise as sometimes low calories desserts can be a bit thin and tasteless.

              It isn't bitter either which I was glad about with mandarin being a citrus fruit...

              Muller have done really well at capturing a fresh and fruity taste considering there is only 0.1g fats, although there's quite a bit of sugar in one with 7.5grams.

              There are no artificial colours or preservatives either so all in all this is a really healthy choice that is very filling and full of flavour too - five stars from me for this fat free treat, yummy! :)

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                25.08.2009 12:27
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                Muller Light Mandarin

                For some reason whenever I buy the Muller Light six packs I always go for the one with the Raspberry & Cranberry, Cherry and Strawberry in it. But seeing as a lot of a Muller Light stuff was on offer I decided to plump for this one instead

                Packaging:

                There are 6 pots of Muller Light Yogurt in this "collection". They are:-

                + 2 x Mandarin
                + 2 x Apricot
                + 2 x Smooth Peach and Pineapple

                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 white in colour with pictures of apricots, mandarins, peaches & pineapples. 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, Fruit, Mandarin Juice From Concentrate (6%), Mandarin (4%), Water, Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Citric Acid, Flavourings, Stabilisers: Pectins, Sweetener: Aspartame


                Nutritional Information per 100g

                Energy kJ: 222kJ
                kcal: 52kcal
                Protein: 4.0g
                Carbohydrate: 8.2g
                of which total sugars: 7.5g
                sugars naturally from fruits and milk: 5.1g
                Fat: 0.1g
                (of which saturates): 0.1g
                Fibre: Trace
                Sodium: 0.1g
                Calcium: 126mg

                Allergy information: contains milk. contains a source of phenylalanine.
                These desserts contain no artificial colours or preservatives.


                The Yogurt:

                The yogurt comes in a plastic white & orange pot. The pot is covered with the usual foil lid with a picture of some mandarin segments on it. The pot tells us that it weighs 200g that there are 104 calories per pot, that it's fat free & that each pot will provide you with 31% of your Recommended Daily Amount of calcium. On opening the pot I can see that the yogurt is sort of an off white colour with a slightly orange-ish tinge and a smooth appearance. You can see little flecks of what is presumably mandarin laying in the yogurt but these are much smaller than the pieces of strawberry and cherry that you find in thiose particular flavours.


                Taste:

                This yogurt has probably the thickest consistency of the four Muller Light flavours I've tried so far. There's a slight citrus aroma to the yogurt and it has a smooth taste which slips down the throat very easily. Tastewise, there a slight "edge" to it but it doesn't have the same sour taste that you might find with some oranges that you purchase. It also has a less 'sour' taste than the Raspberry and Cranberry flavour, but you wouldn't say that this particular yogurt was sweet by any stretch of the imagination. What mandarin / citrus taste there is is slightly more subtle rather than completely in your face so it's nowhere near as 'orangey' as an orange, orange juice or a Terry's Chocolate Orange. Personally I find this pleasant rather than something really tasty I'd want to eat again.


                Price:

                At time of writing the 6 pack is on offer in Morrison's for £1.40


                Opinion:

                Although this has little flecks of mandarin within the yogurt they're so small that even though your eyes know that they're there your mouth wouldn't register the fact. Quite why those little pieces are there is a bit of a mystery. I can only assume it's for the sake of appearance because it's not as if you could isolate a piece with your mouth & bite into it. They're far too small and far to thin for that. If all those little bits actually make up the 4% manadarin listed in the ingredients I'm surprised that they actually account for as much as 4% of the volume.
                On the plus side this yogurt is virtually fat product and it provides you with 31% of your RDA of calcium. It's not as tart as the the Raspberry & Cranberry flavour nor as sweet as the Strawberry and Cherry flavours. Perhaps that's down to the rather subtle edge that no doubt comes from the 12% mandarin juice.

                Content wise this yogurt contains both aspartame and gelatine, both of which some people have issues / concerns over. Tastewise it's an improvement on the Raspberry & Cranberry flavour due to the fact that it has less of an edge "edge", but I'd rank it below both the Strawberry and Cherry flavours.

                Muller Lights in order of preference:-

                01=) Cherry
                01=) Wild Blueberry
                03) Summer Berries
                04) Strawberry
                05) Peach and Pineapple
                06) Apricot
                07) Rhubarb
                08) Mandarin
                09) Raspberry and Cranberry
                10) Smooth Banana and Custard
                11) Smooth Toffee

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                  24.06.2009 11:06
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                  Great flavour from the Muller range

                  Every now and then, when we're shopping, I'll treat our son to a special yoghurt. Usually, we just buy the regular pack of 4 or 6 yoghurts, often Tesco Value, but on occasion, when he gets the chance, it's usually one of the Muller yoghurts. Sometimes a Corner, sometimes one of these sorts of yoghurts.

                  Last time, he chose the mandarin, and I guess the taste just wasn't for him, so he pinched my regular Tesco yoghurt and I had this one. The first thing to note is to be careful bwhen opening it. Because it's sealed with a foil lid, yanking it off can often cause it to spurt out a bit, and there's many a time I've had a blob of yoghurt on my shirt!

                  I usually lick the inside of the lid, as there is invariably a coating of yoghurt there, and you don't want to miss a bit! The yoghurt itself is quite thick and creamy, unlike some yoghurts which can be runny and awkward to eat. It's pale in colour, though, which I found quite surprising. There are blobs of mandarin in the yoghurt, which I like, as opposed to just a pot of runny mess. It has quite a citric flavour to it, which is nice, although it doesn't overload you, making it quite sweet at the same time.

                  It's a Light yoghurt, which means it's supposed to be a healthier option to other Muller yoghurts. A pot will still give you around 100 calories, but there is less sugar in them, using instead aspartame as a sweetener, or at least one of them. There are dangers surrounding the excessive use of sweeteners such as aspartame, but I think that moderation is the key.

                  These Muller Light yoghurts usually cost about 50p for a 200g pot, depending where you get them from, although they're often in deals, as are most Muller yoghurts, such as Corners, where you can get them for a bit cheaper if you buy in bulk. I'd recommend getting these as they do taste nice, but I'll probably only continue to get them on occasion. Pricewise they're more than other yoghurts, and it's good to use them as a treat.

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                    21.06.2009 21:51
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                    Nice low calorie yoghurt

                    There is a nice tangy taste to this yoghurt which helps to set it aside from the majority of yoghurts in the Muller Light range as it is not as sweet as these and I find i to be one of my favourites.

                    The fat free light range are great for guilt free snacks and this mandarin flavour is one of my favourites as I like to eat yoghurts while on the go instead of snacking on chocolate or cakes.

                    It comes in a six pack alongside other flavours like pineaple and also apricot so you get some variety as well with it. It has a foil top which you peel pack and there are some plump looking segments of mandarin on the foil and side to get your mouth watering. It is a lovely creamy smooth yoghurt however you can taste the rather tangy taste of the mandarins in it which provide a nice contrast to the smooth creamy yoghurt. The yoghurt is quite thick and creamy white with specks of orange in it.

                    Overall I would recommend this as a nice treat and a reaonably healthy snack food.

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                      A fresh and citrusy yoghurt

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                      INTRODUCTION
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                      Muller Light fat free yoghurt used to be one of the first things on our weekly shopping list when we first started Slimming World. It's "free" on the plan (which means you can eat as much of it as you want - in moderation) and given how often it's advertised and mentioned by their consultants, it's practically in a food group of its own.

                      However, ever since I discovered the potential dangers of aspartame (one of the sweeteners used in it), I have cut right back on them, opting for organic, natural products (like Yeo Valley) which manage to use non-artificial sweeteners.

                      I still have them on occasion, as they have some great flavours, and one of my favourites is Mandarin. This flavour is sold on its own in a 200 gram pot, as well as part of the "tropical" six pack that also includes two each of Mandarin, Peach and Pineapple, and Apricot. They usually retail for around 50p a pot when bought separately, but most supermarkets usually have them on a multi-buy deal (5 for £2.00 seems to be the most popular).

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                      PACKAGING & INGREDIENTS
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                      Unsurprisingly, the predominant colour on the foil sealed pot is a pleasant orange. The sell by date is clearly stamped on the foil top. The plastic pot does not appear to be made from recyclable materials, which is a shame, but we have solved this problem in our household by using them for arts and crafts materials and as jelly moulds.

                      One pot provides you with 31% of your calcium RDA and weighs in at just over 100 calories (104 to be precise). Most of the carbohydrates in a 200 gram serving (16.4 grams overall) come from the milk used in making the yoghurt, and the fruit content. The rest are from added sugar, and my current nemesis - aspartame. Mandarin juice (6%) and actual mandarin (4%) make up 10% of the volume.

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                      THE YOGHURT
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                      After ever so carefully peeling off the foil top (it has a tendency to "spit"), I gave it a good thorough lick. Some people do, some don't, but I am an incorrigible lid licker. If the Queen were sat opposite me I would still probably do it - it's that compulsive. The colour of the yoghurt looks like vanilla, with specks of orangey mandarin throughout.

                      The consistency is thick, but pour-able, which is great because occasionally, I like to slurp the contents straight out of the pot. My wife calls me a peasant when I do this, not realising that I rather enjoy the idea of being a bit rustic and every so slightly uncouth.

                      The yoghurt is quite creamy, and it has great "mouth feel" with a nice citrus tang to it. There is no chemical aftertaste like you sometimes get with artificial sweeteners, and I have to admit, they seem to have got the sugar vs. citrus balance right in this product. The yoghurt can be a bit lumpy in appearance, but it is not lumpy in texture.

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                      LONGEVITY
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                      One thing I noticed, by accident, was that these seem to keep in the fridge for quite some time. I recently opened one that got lost in the back of the fridge, without realising it was two weeks past the date stamped on top. It was only when I had finished it and went to throw it away that I realised my mistake, but there didn't seem to be any appreciable deterioration or change in taste.

                      Now, being a lawyer, and being rather fond of a bit word play, I noticed the packaging says "no artificial colours or preservatives" are used in making the product. I wasn't sure whether that meant they didn't use artificial preservatives, or ANY preservatives and a thorough read of the ingredients left me none the wiser. However, I was a little suspicious given its unfeasible longevity.

                      Then I twigged - it's a "best before" date, and not a "use by" date. The former means you can still eat it after the date indicated, but the latter means it should be chucked because it gets dangerous to consume.

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                      VERDICT
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                      I rather like the Mandarin variety. It has a nice "tang" to it that lingers on the taste buds for quite a while and all things considered, is a fairly satisfying eat. Concerns about aspartame aside, I would recommend giving it a try.

                      © Hishyeness 2009 - Previously published on ciao.co.uk under the same user name.

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                        19.06.2009 00:50
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                        A sweet treat I never feel bad about!

                        I'm a big fan of Mullerlights - I get through many, many pots every week! My absolute favourite though is the Mandarin flavour - I could eat just this one and never get fed up of it.

                        Mullerlights in general are brilliant for two reasons - firstly they are around 100 calories and 'free' food on Slimming World which I follow to keep my weight stable, and secondly, they come in a HUGE pot! I feel like I've actually had something after eating one. I also wonder if it's clever marketing on Muller's part as once you've had one, normal sized yoghurts seem tiny and you don't want to buy them anymore...hmmm...

                        Th Mandarin flavour in this yoghurt is about right. It tastes nice and citrus-y but in a fresh way rather than a sickly way. It is too easy for an orange flavour to go too far and start tasting nasty, but this doesn't do that.

                        I tend to have these before the gym, as a dessert, for breakfast over frozen berries (defrosted), and have made mousses and frozen yoghurt from them before as well (Slimming World). Also great with a bit of jelly!

                        I really hope that Muller don't stop making these but as they appear to have dominated the yoghurt market in the UK, this seems thankfully unlikely!

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                          19.05.2009 12:19

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                          Much more than just yoghurt!

                          Muller light yoghurts are the dieter's dream! They're 'free' on Slimming World (meaning you can eat them unlimited) and if you're following a traditional calorie-controlled diet, most of them are under 100 cals, making them a great dessert or sweet treat that doesn't break your resolve. This mandarin flavour is really nice- sweet, with a good orangey flavour, and nice and smooth (there are very small 'bits', but you can't really feel them in your mouth).

                          In fact, there's more to Mullerlight that just yoghurt too! i like to pour mine into lolly moulds and freeze them (50 cals each, as one pot usually does two moulds), and you can even heat the banana/custard ones very gently in the microwave and add chopped banana, to make a very healthy winter pudding! They can be mixed with Quark, gelatine, a bit of artificial sweetener (to taste) and chopped fruit, and then poured onto the top of a low-fat biscuit base and chilled to make a super-healthy cheesecake! The mandarin ones are the best for freezing, along with the cranberry and raspberry ones, although I wouldn't recommend it for toffee or vanilla. They just end up going a bit hard and tasting somewhat insipid.

                          Yummy yum yum! They're a bargain at Tesco too, by the way, as they're usually on offer at 4 for £1. So that's 8 puddings if you freeze them into icelollies, at under 13p each!

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                          13.03.2009 11:58
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                          A nice tasting yoghurt.

                          Ordinarily when I buy yoghurts I always stick to the same flavours, I tend to buy raspberry, strawberry and toffee. I have never really liked the idea of citrus yoghurts, it just doesn't seem right.

                          Recently though I bought a multi-pack of Muller yoghurts because they were on a great offer and in the multi-pack came two Mandarin flavour ones.

                          I never expected to like these but I knew hubby would eat them so no waste, I tried one after pressure from hubby to do so because he had one and thought they were very good and after trying I have to agree with him they were surprisingly good.

                          As with all mullers the yoghurt is very creamy and delicious and the Mandarin flavour is not too strong and certainly not sour which I had feared. It is instead very refreshing and makes a real change from the run of the mill flavours I have stuck to for so long.

                          Each 200g pot contains only 104 calories and 0.2g of fat so they are not too bad for you weight gain wise. A single pot will cost you between 49 and 55p but watch out for the multi-packs like the one I bought which was 8 pots for £1.88 and also watch out for Asda`s very good offer which comes round now and again in which you can get 10 pots for £2.

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                            05.03.2009 14:01
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                            Worth a go!

                            This is an odd yoghurt. I was not sure about trying it but I bought it when I was buying 10 of them as part of a deal. I thought I would give it a go. I was not impressed. In my opinion, citrus and dairy just does not work. This was not as bad as I thought it would be but it just wasn't quite right.

                            The good thing about this yoghurt is the fact is is quite refreshing. It is a little like an orange sorbet. I once tried orange ice cream, which was lovely and this had a similar flavour, just not as nice!

                            There are pieces of mandarin in the yoghurt, which I do not like because it strengths the citrus taste, which is a bit weird in yoghurt. I keep thinking it will curdle if I stir it too vigorously!!

                            There are just over 100 calories in each pot and they are 200 grams so pretty filling. I can think of worse things to spend 50 pence on!

                            I am giving this 3 stars because I just cannot work out whether it is nice or not. It isn not for me but it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I would not buy it again but if someone offered me one I wouldn't refuse it!

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                              15.02.2009 01:14
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                              Delicious Fat Free Yogurt

                              I'm a big fan of all the Muller Light Yogurts, but I have to say Mandarin is one of my favourites.
                              It's great to have sweet treat thats fat free and not a calorie overload after a meal as every night I know I will be getting cravings for puddings/sugar after eating!

                              Muller Lights are virtually Fat Free, and have only 104 calories per pot. Pots are 200g which is larger than most yogurts on the market, so they are much more filling. They also contain 31% of your recommended daily allowance of Calcium, so they really are a healthy snack or pudding.

                              The actual taste of the yogurt is really tangy and sweet. The yogurt is quite thick with little pieces of manadarin "sprinkled" throughout, which makes it a bit more interesting than a plain flavoured yogurt. It tastes more like a pudding than a low-fat yogurt!

                              You can buy Muller Lights from all supermarkets. They are usually about 50-60p per pot, depending on the shop, but they will always be on offer somewhere. I think this week I bought mine 3 for £1 at Tesco - so keep your eyes peeled for deals.

                              If you are dieting like me these have been a godsend, a healthy alternative to puddings and sugary snacks to keep those cravings at bay! And if you loved this flavour, there are so many more to try!!!!

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