“ Brand: Petit Filous / Type: Yoghurts „
Despite eating everything as a baby, my five year old daughter, since developing a mind of her own from about the age of two, will no longer touch fruit or drink fruit smoothies and these yogurts layered with fruit puree are the only ones she will deign to eat! Although not the same as fresh fruit, the 5% concentrated fruit puree that sits colourfully at the base of these yogurts does make me feel a tad better although I am well aware that this in no way contributes to her five a day but luckily she will eat veg if mashed up! A pack of 6 55g pots will set you back £1.50 at Tesco but these always seem to be on offer, usually a buy one get one free or sometimes two packs for £2.00 so you can make quite a saving which is always welcome. The flavours available are strawberry, raspberry and peach (my daughter's favourite) and the pureed fruit is covered with fromage frais yogurt. The pots feature happy looking children on them and a challenge (as in, can you lick your elbow) or a did you know question. For example, did you know that an insect has its skeleton on the outside? So, your children are getting a little education included in the price and if, as an adult you did not know that, you do too! I of course did know that - yeah really - I did... Although sugar is listed as the third ingredient, an added advantage of these yogurts is that they have Vitamin D added as well as being, of course, calcium rich which both help aid bone growth and strength and the Vitamin D is added because this actually helps calcium to be absorbed so both are needed together to work to full effect. However it should be noted that some of the sugar content is naturally occurring lactose so a 50g pot contains around 4.6g of actual added sugar. These yogurts do not include any artificial colours, preservatives or sweetners and are also gluten free (so suitable for coeliacs) although they do, of course, contain milk. They are also suitable for vegetarians. They do not contain any fruit bits either. They are suitable for babies from 4 months onwards. MY OPINION: Although these yogurts are for my daughter I have tried one in the past but am sampling one now for this review. The fromage frais yogurt topping which takes up most of the pot is smooth and creamy and a little tart tasting but once mixed with the pureed fruit, becomes much sweeter and fruiter. I have just opened the peach flavour to remind myself of the smell and what I particularly love is that although the fruit is nestled at the bottom you get a lovely fruity smell which does smell like the fruit because it is the fruit! The peach one in particular smells lovely and peachy! I am not going to open and smell the strawberry and raspberry though because these are my daughter's and she will get mad but from memory these two smell very pleasant and fruity too. My daughter has gone off now to demolish the peach one that has been opened so all is right with her world! These usually have a week or two use by date but I have found that if you dig underneath the top yogurts on the shelf you can get a longer date which I do only when I am buying more than one pack so there is no danger of any being thrown out and wasted. Thanks for reading. x also on ciao under ryanellaxx
I remember having these yummy yoghurts when I was a little girl, so when I had to look after my 5 year old cousin for a week over Christmas I thought that these would be suitable for a snack. I was surprised that she hadn't had one of these before - or so she says, but how much does she really know about what she has had?! She absoultely loved them and so I keep some in the fridge now when she comes round after school. The yoghurts claim to be be free of artificial colours, sweetners and preservatives and so I thought they sounded like they would be suitable for a little girl, along with their "Goodness Guarantee" which is their slogan. I was also quite impressed with the nutritional information, of 104kcal for 2 pots of yoghurt and 1.9g of saturdated fat - I didn't think this was too bad for a hit of calcium! The yoghurts come in packs of 6 or 12 and seem to be on offer quite often, although I only buy one pack as I don't want to end up having to eat too many myself! The price is about 75p-£1 when I have bought them. The pots are small (50g), about the right size for a child but an adult might want to have 2 pots to actually have any effect! The yoghurt itself is more like a fromage frais and so is quite thick and creamy. There is a layer of fruit on the bottom which is nice and sweet but not sickly sweet. I will continue to buy these for my cousin as she loves them as a treat when she gets in from school when she is at my house, but if it were for my children (when I have some!), I don't think I would have them in all the time; I think they would be a treat. They are a good yoghurt, tasty and full of calcium and vitamins, and are OK for the price - but I would definately say they are more for children.
As a father of now two boys I've found that when they hit weaning and you actually have to buy food for them then you tend to choose food which you like regardless of the taste buds of your little guys. So onto Petit filous fruit layers, hmmm bad for you oh yes definitely not for those on a post christmas diet, they are high in sugar and calories but the taste oh yes yum yum yum. Petot filous come on little pots which have been designed to feed your growing child and give them the required vitamins and calcium for growing bones. The fruit is sweet, but not slimy so kids love it and the yoghurt itself is creamy and thick, basically they are the nicest yoghurts you can justify buying for your children in the hope that they don't fancy all of it and you can finish off the pot. These yoghurts come in packs of six, and usualy coast about £2 but are often available for a two for one or buy two get third free etc. They are a genuinely nice treat for your toddler and mine loves it (unfortunatly) and the pot size in seriousness is about right for any child under the age of 3. Also the pots are nice and small so your little soldier can grab it and try and feed himself when he gets a bit bigger. Each pot contains 3g of fat and 12g of sugar so mums on a diet beware!!
I aways have a pack of these yoghurts in the fridge ( a couple if they are on special offer!) They make ideal additions to the childrens school lunchboxes, and great way to introduce babies to food, at breakfast time, or a snack or dessert. They consist of a top layer of fromage frais and a bottom layer of fruit puree. In each 6 multipack you get 2 x Peach, 2 x Raspberry and 2 x Strawberry and they weigh 60g each. Asda sells these for £1.56 for 6, but currently have an offer on where you can buy 3 packs for £3, saving £1.68. I really do think that when they are not on offer, they are quite expensive as you can buy 6 pots the same size of supermarket own brand fromage frais for 45-50p from all major supermarkets. The best thing I like about these, is that I haven't found anyone else that does children's layered yoghurts. I find that my children are encouraged to eat them as they are something a little different to the normal yoghurt - it's often hard to get children excited about something that isn't covered in chocolate or has a children's tv character on it. They also make great baby foods; cheaper than buying ready made jars/pots, quick to serve when baby is demanding food now!, and gives the baby two tastes at one sitting - a creamy, source of dairy and a fruity, sweet puree. Saying this though, they may be a great source of calcium and fruit - they do contain a lot of sugar ( if you are familiar with the traffic light system they use on foods now to signal levels of fat,sugar and salt - they score red on the sugar) at 16.6% sugar - these should be an occasional treat. I imagine that a lot of the sugar comes from the fruit puree, as fruit natually contain sugar before adding additional amounts. For this sugar content, I'm afraid it loses a DooYoo star!
I usually buy Petits Filous Fromage Frais for my 12 month old baby boy and have been for the past 6 months. He simply loves them as he is teething and finds the coolness of the yoghurt soothing for his sore little gums. I am a big fan of these little yoghurts as well as the Petits Filous Little Desserts and so was quite keen on sampling the Petits Filous Fruit Layers when it came out. I have to say, I was suitably impressed, as the syrupy, fruity layer is more distinctive compared to the smooth creaminess of the yoghurt and one spoonful into my little sweety's mouth and he instantly approved the complementary flavours that were dancing on his tongue and tantalising his tiny tastebuds. So the other day, I was doing online shopping with Asda and saw an offer for these little treasures and got really excited. The Fromage Frais/Fruit Layers/ Desserts come in a 6 pack of 60g and cost £1.58/pack. The offer was 3 packs for £3 and so I purchased 2 of each resulting in a saving of £3.48. This saving calculation is based on my purchase of 2 packs of Fruit Layers, 2 packs of Fromage Frais and 2 packs of Little Desserts. I should also add though, that Asda do do value pack which contains 18 pots of Fromage Frais in various flavours for £2.98. However with this pack you are restricted to what flavours are within the pack and are not free to make your own selection. That is why I like the offer of 3 packs for £3 as you can vary your selection. I highly recommend the Fruit Layers as they provide a different taste sensation for your baby to enjoy and is also fresh and healthy. The fact that it provides calcium for strong bones is an added bonus!