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Onken Biopot Fat Free Strawberry Yoghurt

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      05.06.2012 10:58
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      I buy this yogurt regularly. I always buy it when its on offer and it often is in Tesco for 3 for £3 or otherwise I also buy it when there are no other good offers on when it retails between £1.20 and £1.30 depending on where you shop. I buy this flavour far more than any of the others available because I love strawberry yogurt and I know that this is a good quality brand and is also fat free which is an added bonus.

      The pot is slightly different from the one shown above and although it is still light pink there are large pictures of strawberries with a large blue onken logo. The foil lid is similar and this is covered by a clear plastic lid. The pot itself is made out of a fairly robust plastic. Both the lid and the plastic used are important for me because I know that these are very unlikely to split in the shopping bag when I am carrying them up two flights of stairs!

      The pot size is 450g which is recommended as three servings and I think this is correct although sometimes I do only get two out of it depending how hungry I am and also how fast it pours out of the pot! I usually have my yogurt covering fruit for breakfast but I also have it on its own as a snack or after lunch.

      The yogurt itself is a pale pink in colour with visable strawberry pieces. It has a lovely scent of strawberry and looks very tempting. For a fat free yogurt this tastes fantastic, it is thick and creamy and has a perfect taste. The strawberry pieces are gorgeous and I think they have exactly the right ratio between strawberry pieces and the yogurt.

      I buy big pot yogurt a couple of times a week at least because I have been told low fat dairy will benefit my mental health and this flavour from Onken is one I return to time and time again. It is a good quality yogurt for a reasonable price and it tastes absolutely lovely.

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      05.04.2012 15:04
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      Onken delivers great taste in this one.

      I definitely have a sweet tooth and I always look forward to having something yummy for dessert after a nice meal. I love my cakes and chocolate but I wanted to start watching how many snacks I was eating throughout the day, so went on the hunt for something a little healthier but just as tasty. That is when a friend recommended I take a look at the Onken biopot yoghurts as I was told they are delicious. As I live in a city centre and only stopped in a convenience store, they did not have a huge range of flavours despite Onken providing a wide range. I went for the fat free strawberry flavour as I love strawberries and thought that fat free would be a lot friendlier to my diet, so thought I would take the plunge and buy it.

      I personally brought mine from a Tesco Express store, but I can imagine that these yoghurts are stocked in pretty much every supermarket and some convenience stores, and I would recommended picking up some if you ever see them. I have never spotted them before and I'm now glad that I did. I purchased mine for somewhere around the £1.25 mark which I think is quite reasonable as it is a big pot of yoghurt, and these are often on offer throughout various stores. So as far as price is concerned, I was pretty happy.

      The pot as you can see is quite nice, it is pale pink in colour and be sure not to confuse it with just the 'strawberry' flavour, as this is the fat free version. There are strawberries all over the top which you have to peel back to get in to the yoghurt. There is also a plastic lid to ensure you get no leakage in to your fridge once open. There is a generous 450 grams in this yoghurt which I feel provides around three or four servings so works out an effective price. When I opened up the yoghurt, the first thing that hit me was the lovely, fruity scent of it. The yoghurt itself is extremely creamy and a pale pink/cream colour. I couldn't wait to get stuck in!

      The yoghurt is absolutely delicious I am thankful to say. It is so creamy and yummy and I just can't stop eating this! The texture makes it that little bit better, however it is important to add that there are bits of strawberries within the yoghurt. I am not usually a fan of 'bitty' yoghurts, however this just tastes delicious with the little strawberries bits adding lots of flavour. As far as taste is concerned, this deserves a five star.

      There are many different ways that this yoghurt can be eaten, but I personally like to eat it on its own in a dish (or out the pot if I'm being lazy). However, it also tastes delicious accompanied with fruits to make a healthy start to the day as well as a yummy snack. You can really go to town with this yoghurt and eat it with a variety of foods depending on your tastes buds, which makes it much more convenient than buying those little yoghurt pots.

      I personally think that the nutritional values are the best thing about this, as it is so tasty but not naughty for your diet. One third of the pot (150 grams) which I would say is a fair serving of this yoghurt only consists of 118 calories and 0.2 grams of fat which is excellent. The only let down is that 19.1 grams are carbohydrates of which sugars. However, on the whole this is excellent I feel as an occasional tasty snack which is much better than sweets and chocolate. Overall, a well recommended yoghurt from Onken! 5 stars.

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      02.08.2011 13:55

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      Onken is the best

      I became a fan of Onken about a year ago and I just can't get enough of it! My favourite flavours are the strawberry and vanilla low fat yoghurts, coconut and raspberry. The raspberry is difficult to get hold of and as of yet can only find it in the co-op!

      Onken is usually always on offer and so it works out pretty cheap at usually £1 a pot. The pots are 450g each and are often 2 for £2!

      The yoghurt is a lovely baby pink colour and has little bit of strawberry in it too ( I pick them out but a lot of people like bits), it's also quite a thick yoghurt which I like. What I like about the pot is that there is a tin foil lid on it and then a plastic top on as well. I find a lot of yoghurt just has the foil lid and once you;ve opened it your pot of yoghurt is open to the world and all kinds of horrible things. I like that with onken you can throw the foil lid away and still put the plastic lid on to keep fresh.

      This yoghurt is great if you are on a diet as 100g provides just 53kcal and 0.2g fat. so you can enjoy it more often!

      Onken is the best out there!

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      24.01.2011 23:02
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      Good buy

      Unfortunately for my tummy and teeth, I am a big fan of ice cream, pretty much any ice cream I'll eat but dsepite being aware of how bad it is for me I carry on anyway. Nonetheless the other day, I saw some youghurts and thought that I hadn't had yougurt for ages so decided to get one next time at the shops.

      I chose this one, the Onken because it was on offer and I don't think that there's a huge amount of difference between yoghurt brands from what I have found in the past. Each pot of 450g was £1.20 but you could get 2 pots for £2 so I did.

      I picked Strawberry because I am quite traditional with flavours, probably if they had sold out of this flavour I would have got another rather than try some really exotic fruit version. Anyway, the strawbeery is normally a good indicator of a brand as a whole, just like vanilla with ice cream.

      These yoghurts come in a big pot, this one coloured pink for strawberry with some juicy looking strawberries for aesthetic appeal. There is a plastic cap on there for freshness and hygiene purposes.

      The youghurt is a mid-pink inside, with small pieces of strawberry. For me, the pieces are too small, I'd prefer something a bit more solid, which might make it feel even more healthy and filling perhaps. However, they yoghurt is sufficiently thick, quite creamy and with a 'real' taste not like those economy versions which tend to be too thin and the fruit taste too sharp or falsely sweet.

      What's more is that this isn't too bad for you, the whole pot is only 239 calories, way less than ice cream.

      Glad I bought two pots at once.

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      01.04.2010 16:33
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      Great fat free yogurt to try

      On the never-ending quest to find a great tasting yogurt which is full of flavour without affecting my waist (well too much) I found this little gem by Dr. Oetker. Quite frankly it does what it says on the tin, as it is 'light and tasty' and for me most importantly it leaves me and my hunger satisfied.



      The Packaging
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      It comes in 450ge pots which I should say isn't so great as we all know and from various studies that have been conducted, the more food that is readily available the more the average person tends to eat. Though I do believe this can be avoided with a little training which in my case I love because I like to feel I can be disciplined. The pot is an inviting shade of pink with strawberry like decoration around the top of the pot.

      Along with the nutritional information and ingredients you get serving suggestions and all the spiel about how great the live cultures are for you and your body. The live bio cultures contained in the yogurt are Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Longum. Another live culture contained is Thermophilus. I know little to nothing about the nutritional or health benefits of the previous but like the thought i'm doing my body some good. It is also gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and contains no artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives. The pot and lid are both fully recyclable.



      The Yogurt
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      It is thick and creamy which is a must for me with any yogurt product. It is a vibrant shade of pink much like the colour of the pot itself which makes it look all the more appetising. The consistency is a lot more stable than other fat free yogurts I've tried and measures up to any full fat yogurt in the consistency stakes. Only containing 7.7% strawberries the yogurt doesn't have a lot of bits and chunks which is great for me because I never really made the transition and still pick out the bits as I did when I was about 10. As previously stated I find that after about a third of the pot my hunger has been satisfied and at 80kcals per 150g serving that is great for and weight watchers out there!



      Nutritional information
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      Per 150g serving %GDA (based on 2000kcals)
      Energy 340kJ/80kcal 4%
      Protein 7.2g 14%
      Carbohydrate 11.9g 4%
      Of which sugars 11.2g 12%
      Fat 0.2g <1%
      Of which sugars 0.1g 1%
      Fibre 0.3g 1%
      Sodium 0.11g 5%
      Calcium 190mg

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        08.10.2009 08:13
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        Tasty Yogurt

        Having just about exhausted all the Muller Light flavours I can get my hands on I spotted a pot of Onken in Morrison's at the weekend. I've never actually tried Onken before and the size of the pot made me think twice before I popped it into the trolley but, as I generally like strawberry flavoured things, I decided to give it a try.


        Packaging:

        The yogurt comes in a large paper pot which is predominantly pink. The pot is covered with the usual type of foil lid with a picture of some strawberries on it and this in turn is covered with a plastic lid. The pot tells us that it weighs 500g that there are no artificial flavours, colour of preservatives. The yogurt contains the following live bio cultures:- Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum and Streptococcus thermophilus.

        You can visit the manufacturer (Onken) at:- www.onken.co.uk



        The ingredients for this flavour are: Strawberries (7.7%), Fructose, Modified Tapioca Starch, Black Carrot and Beetroot Extract, Thickeners (Pectin and Guar Gum), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate) Flavouring, Sweetener: Aspartame



        Nutritional Information per 100g

        Energy kJ: 232kJ
        kcal: 55kcal
        Protein: 4.9g
        Carbohydrate: 8.1g
        of which total sugars: 7.7g
        Fat: 0.1g
        (of which saturates): 0.1g
        Fibre: 0.2g
        Sodium: 0.10g
        Calcium: 127mg


        Allergy Information:
        Contains a source of phenylalanine
        Contains cows milk
        The yogurt is gluten free and is suitable for vegetarians


        The Yogurt:

        On opening the pot I can see that the yogurt is a light shade of pink. I can see some small bits in it which are presumably strawberry. However, unless there are larger pieces lurking beneath the surface it doesn't appear that the strawberry bits are very big at all.


        Price:

        At time of writing Morrisons are charging 89p for a pot of this.


        Taste and Opinion:

        This yogurt has a fairly thick consistency but there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of fruit inside it. Still, when you look at the ingredients and see that the strawberries only make up 7.7% that should hardly come as a surprise. I dig further down with the spoon and find that there are in fact some larger pieces of strawberries. No whole ones though.

        In terms of taste this is very creamy and fairly sweet. There are no bitter or sharp tastes here which should mean that nobody should be put off trying this as it's not at all tart by any stretch of the imagination.
        Considering that this yogurt is only 55 calories per 100g (275 for the entire pot) and is virtually fat free this doesn't suffer in the same way that some low calorie products do by lacking taste. In fact it tastes more like a rich yogurt rather than something healthy. To put this in some sort of context an entire pot of this would contain less calories than 2 packs of Twix (4 bars in total of the regular size), although with the Twix you'd obviously be consuming a lot more fat and sugar than you would with one pot of this.

        So, as well as the fact that this has a good texture and flavour and is fairly low in calories it is, like Muller Light virtually fat free. The sugar levels in this are fairly comparable to Muller Light but I'd say that Onken tastes slightly creamier and therefore has a slight edge over the Muller Light variety on the taste front.

        Healthwise you can search on the internet for the full health benefits associated with the live bio cultures that this yogurt contains but some potential benefits include a boosted immune system, decreased chance of vaginal yeast infections, possible help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and as a remedy for diarrhoea.

        On the downside you may find that you don't want to eat the entire pot in one sitting. The advice on the pot is that the contents should be consumed within three days of opening and if that's going to be any sort of issue for you then buying a product of this size probably isn't an option. The fact that it is such a large size (500g) compared to most of yogurts on the market may mean that people might think twice about trying it for the first time.

        Like the Muller Light option Onken also contains aspartame which some people have concerns over as a possible health risk. This is however, no sign of gelatine so that's one plus point.

        Overall, assuming you can eat the pot within the stated three days, I'd recommend that you give this product a try. As I said, it's very tasty and creamy and the added bio cultures surely make it an even more attractive proposition.

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          07.05.2009 22:35
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          amazing value, superb taste

          I have changed to this yoghurt for a few months now and i find it fabulously tasty, healthy and makes you feel great afterwards.

          The taste is real, luscious and genuine, and the texture is smooth and not lumpy like other yoghurts. This particular one is thick and rich.

          It is currently for sale around £1 which is a great price for such loveliness. I buy atleast two pots everytime i go out shopping. Onken also produces many other flavours, such as peach, cherry, tropical, and a new lemon and orange edition. I personally eat it with other fruits such as strawberries, apples, grapes, bananas.

          It is great as a snack, or a dessert, even for breakfast. I eat it about everyday and it makes you feel healthier, fuller, happier. If you are interested in this product, you can purchase it at any supermarket and convenience store, such as Tesco or Sainsburies

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            14.11.2008 23:38
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            diet friendly awsome strawberry yoghurt

            I got a pot of this Onken fat free strawberry yoghurt from Tesco and they're currently selling this for 97p, which isn't too bad in my opinion, as the post is 500g, which is a good large size.

            So the pot itself is a cardboard material with pink packaging and strawberries along the top, there's a clear plastic lid and a foil lid you can peel away that has the sell by date on. I like to keep the clear plastic lid so I can store my yoghurt if I don't finish it in one go but knowing me and how much I love these, I usually don't get to put them away and save for later.

            The texture is smooth and creamy (but noticeably fat free) and has lovely bits of strawberry in it!

            So this is the fat tree option and is suitable for vegetarians. I must say, I do love the full fat too but this isn't too bad! You can taste that there is reduced fat as it's not as creamy and addictive as the full fat but it's a very good and healthier alternative and is very suitable for people on diets or for those who just like to watch what they're eating.

            I highly recommend this fat free yoghurt as it's very tasty, low in fat, suitable for vegetarians and is only 97p at Tesco. (They might be pricier in other places, I've seen these in Sainsbury's for £1.15, which is 18p more so I guess it depends where you shop.)

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            08.09.2008 15:11
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            Delicious, low calorie fat free yogurt

            Onken Strawberry Biopot Fruit Yogurt

            This yogurt is one of a variety of yogurts produced by Onken. They're a brand of Dr. Oetker, who is more often associated with pizzas.

            The only other flavour in the Onken fat free range is the natural stirred biopot. They used to produce a fat free peach flavour, but sadly, it's no longer around.

            I'm not comparing it with the other yogurts in the Onken range that aren't fat free because this is a diet yogurt and the others, apart from the 'natural stirred', are not.

            Having tried out most varieties of 'diet' yogurt, I always come back to this one. Not only is it very low in calories (only 48 per 100g or 250 per 500g pot), you can't tell it's a diet yogurt from the taste and texture. It does contain real pieces of strawberry but you won't find any whole strawberries as depicted on the packaging.

            The Onken brand promote the fact that all their yogurts have a mild taste. And this is very true. You don't get any of that sharpness that you so often find with yogurts. It's especially creamy and is very moreish.

            I'd eat this yogurt even without the added benefits of live bio cultures. It's called a biopot yogurt as it contains three types of live bio cultures which are a useful aid to digestion. Even so, one of them - Streptococcus thermophilus, sounds quite scary, like some sort of sore throat germ. I'll just take their word for it that it's doing me some good.

            If you're after a luxurious tasting yogurt but without the calories, then this is a brilliant choice. I buy this yogurt for myself and usually get through it in two days although I try to make it stretch to three. I usually mix it with real strawberries to make a lovely healthy dessert but it's equally delicious on its own.

            The Packaging

            It comes in an attractive 500g pot made from recyclable material. It's brightly coloured pink and decorated around the top with large, juicy looking strawberries. The clear plastic lid covers a foil lid which has the use by date stamped on. This is also decorated with a picture of juicy looking strawberries. Once you've peeled off the foil lid, you can place the plastic lid back on to keep the contents fresh.

            Minus points:

            You can only buy this in the 500g size which, unless you have strong willpower, can make it difficult to portion control. It's so tasty I end up eating half the pot in one go. Also, there aren't enough flavours in the fat free variety. In fact, as mentioned earlier, there is now only the natural flavour. What's going on? Aren't people worried about their waistlines?

            Storage:

            Once it's been opened, the recommendation is to use it within 3 days. Again, this is annoying as it puts pressure on you to finish it off quickly so you don't have to throw it away. Well, I feel pressured as I hate wasting food, but equally I don't dare eat anything past it's use by date.

            I've probably been brainwashed by reading too many health magazines. Yet again, this country supposedly has an obesity problem, but companies still insist on producing large containers of food products that need to be consumed within 3 days or thrown away! Sorry, I'm off on a tangent. I really don't believe you can become obese eating this yogurt, unless you're being really silly.

            Purchase and Cost Information:

            This yogurt is available from all major supermarkets and some smaller ones. Even my local Costcutter stocks it.

            A 500g pot is currently £1.15 per pot but they're often as part of special offer deals such as a 2 for £2.

            Nutritional Info and Ingredients follow if you're interested.

            Nutritional information per 100g:
            Energy: 48kcal;
            Protein: 4.7g;
            Carbohydrate: 6.9g;
            Of which sugars: 5.1g;
            Fat: 0.2g
            Of which saturates: 0.1g;
            Fibre: 0.2g;
            Sodium: 0.07g;
            Calcium: 110mg

            It's gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.

            Ingredients:

            Bio cultures: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum and Streptococcus thermophilus.

            Added Ingredients:
            Strawberries (7.7%), Water, Fructose, Modified Maize Starch, Elderberry Extract, Thickeners (Pectin, Locust Bean Gum), Flavouring, Sweetener (Aspartame), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Calcium Citrate), colour (Beta-Carotene). Contains a source of Phenyalanine.

            Further Information: www.onken.co.uk

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