“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Yoghurts „
I recently bought these Munch Bunch Drinky + drinks because they were reduced and I thought they sounded tasty. They are made by Nestle and are part of the children's Munch Bunch range. They are described as 'strawberry drinks' and look like a kid's version of those health drinks such as Actimel and Yakult.
The drinks come in a pack of six bottles. The bottles are 90g sized and have an individual label on each recylable bottle. The bottles are packed into an outer cardboard sleeve which has all the product information listed on it.
The packaging is very child friendly with an illustration of a happy cow amid waves of flowing white milk and giant floating strawberrys. I don't have kids but I'm sure they would be encouraged to try these because of the packaging.
Nestle say the product is a "low fat blend of cultured milk with fruit puree". The full ingredients are available to view on the back of the cardboard sleeve. Infact the drinks are comprised of things like skimmed milk, sugar, cream, milk powder, lactic cultures and have only 1% fruit puree. The pink colour of the drinks is actually produced by the carmin ingredient. Carmin is a dye produced by the skins of crushed beetles. I am actually a vegetarian and have been for twenty years and I was quite upset when I read the ingredients after consuming a few of these drinks. I usually check the ingredients but I expected a milk drink product like this to be suitable for vegetarians. The drinks also have Vitamin D added.
The bottles are quite large compared to other similar drinks on the market. They are shaped like an hourglass to enable you to grip them more easily. The bottles are sealed with a foil top which is very easy to peel off and would be even for a child.
You really have to shake the bottles before opening them and there is a bold warning to do this on the cardboard sleeve. These products get very dense at the bottom of the bottle and even whilst you are drinking the contents seem to settle at the bottom.
The drinks smell great when you peel off the foil lid. They release a very rich strawberry and cream aroma which is mouth watering. The drink is very thick and like a milkshake or pouring yoghurt. If I had to compare it to another product on the market I'd say it was like Flora's Pro-Activ range of milk drinks.
The drink is extremely satisfying on the tastebuds and has an ultra creamy texture which is divine. The taste is like a mild blend of double cream, fresh milk and just ripe strawberrys. It tastes like an authentic flavour. As I mentioned the drink does tend to go thick towards the bottom of the bottle even if you vigourously shake the bottle prior to opening. However, I enjoyed supping the thicker consistency. It is a little more difficult to drain from the bottle though.
I found the drinks to be a tasty treat rather than thirst quenching or filling. If you were to put this in a lunchbox you'd need another drink like a bottle of water or pop. Nestle say these are great for kid's school packed lunches as they still taste great within six hours of being removed from the fridge. I didn't use these like this but my drinks were fresh and tasty during the whole time I consumed them.
The nutritional values for this product are printed in a easy access table on the cardboard sleeve. One bottle provides 67 calories and 0.9 grams of fat. They are packed with 123mg of calcium and 2.6g protein.
I would gladly buy and drink these regularly despite not being the target consumer for these as I find them super tasty and well worth their pricetag. Unfortunately I can't because they aren't suitable for my vegetarian diet. Please change your recipe Nestle! I think if you aren't veggie then you'll love these and if you have kids they'll find them irresistable too.
Product Name: Nestle Munch Bunch Drinky +
At work after having my lunch I really like to have a yogurt, so i'm always on the lookout in the supermarket for a new product to try. On my last visit to Tesco I noticed that they had this Munch Bunch yogurt drink on offer for a £1 so I thought why not.
This drink is free from artificial colours, sweetners and preservatives it is made from real fruit puree and cultured milk. The 90g bottle contains 76 calories, 0.9g fat & 123mg of calcium. You get six bottles in a pack of these and as I said they were on offer in Tesco for £1 or they stock this product in ASDA for £1.48. I only saw the Strawberry flavour on sale.
I first tried this drink mid morning as I couldn't wait until my lunch and I found that it was really nice to drink at this time as it broke up my morning at work. The bottle is covered with a silver foil lid which is easy to tear off and then you are met with a lovely strawberry smell. The taste isn't that sweet which surprised me and you can taste the milk as you drink it it. There are no strange after tastes which you can sometimes get with these yogurt drinks. Texture wise it is very smooth with no bits of fruit which is a bonus for me as I hate bits of fruit in yogurt. Stange I know! I would have to say that it has just a slightly more thicker texture than milk.
The bottle of the drinking yogurt is quite colourful with pictures of strawberries in milk with red and blue colours decorating it. It is very easy to hold as the bottle curves inward slightly at the center making it easy to grip. I'm not sure how a child would fair holding it but with it being a small bottle I would think they would manage. I do have one problem with the bottle the lip is smooth on the outside but it curves inward and the inside part is a little rough and is a little annoying if you catch your lip on it. It is also impossible to get every drop out because of the design at the top of the bottle.
I am impressed with the overall flavour of this drink and even though it is aimed at children I really do like the taste. There is enough fruity taste to be enjoyed but the flavour isn't really that strong. Maybe it is better suited to children but it's great for me as a snack after my sandwich at work.
The only downside is that because it's so small it doesn't last very long, maybe they could do a slightly larger bottle for adults?