“ Brand: Rachel's Organic / Type: Yoghurts / Food quality: Organic food „
A week or so ago I wrote a review about the nice and healthy side of Rachel's organic (the baby variety - sugar free and v tasty) so I thought it was about time and confessed that my fridge also contains the very naughty "Forbidden Fruits" variety. The packaging of the yoghuts shouts out that these yoghurts are a naughty treat. The covering is a thick and glossy black cardboard with the "Forbidden Fruits" message clearly emblazzoned, which may as well say "for adults only". The 4 pack of yoghurts contains 4 different flavours - cherry, strawberry, raspberry and peach, and I must admit, that for an unashamedly "decadent" dessert, I thought the flavours would be a bit more exotic. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Where these yoghurts win over other similar products, is that they taste truly delicious. The yoghurts are really thick and creamy - the texture and taste is almost like a thick marscapone based cheesecake rather than a standard gloopy yoghurt. The taste of the yoghurts are not too sweet either, so that the full flavour of the fruits is allowed to shine through. There are also really nice pieces of fruit included - not little slimy slivers of fruit, but good juicy bits still with the texture of the original fruit remaining. The pots are a good size (120g) so are a nice end to a meal, or as a stand alone treat. Looking at the calorie count, not great - around 480 KJs or 118 Kcals, but then you wouldn't expect it to be healthy would you? These yoghurts are around £1.80 normally, but you can sometimes find them on 2 for £3.00. As an added incentive, they have an offer on at the moment to collect tokens for an Emma Bridgewater bowl. If you haven't already been tempted over to the dark side, give it a try - be warned though, you will like it!
Priced at £1.89 or 2 for £3 at Sainsburys I decided to try out these attractive looking yoghurt's. There are four fruity flavours, peach, raspberry, strawberry and cherry. They are thick and creamy with with pieces of fruit bits in them. The ingredients are certified organic. These yoghurt's are probiotic containing Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium which help promote healthy digestive systems. The outer cardboard packet is dark in colour but then livens up with the delicious fruits showing on the front of the packet. Also it seems to be saying ''new improved pot snap'' which maybe before when you used to tear the pots apart they used to leak with all the yoghurt coming out. Each individual put ways 125g, with 4 in the pack altogether. The best flavour out of them all just has to be like the following, strawberry, peach, raspberry and then last but not least cherry. There is a notice at the back of the pack saying they have taken care to remove cherry stones, though some may remain. When ever I have eaten the cherry flavour I have never found a stone which is good for me so far! There is also a guide on how to separate the pots at the back of the pack, probably for someone which has difficulty on how to separate yoghurt's! The allergy advice is that the yoghurt contains pasteurised cows milk, but is gluten free. Rachels is also the company of the Rachels organic milk, so is the same company of these yoghurt's. The pots in general are very tasty and filling to eat upon, and is indeed very creamy and healthy with the fruit bits still in. The main idea of the yoghurt is probably aimed at adults but I am sure your kids would love them just as much. Delicious yoghurt's must get a 5 star rating from me!
Each Sunday we go to Tesco's and stock up for the coming week. I get fruit, vegetables and stuff for the house and Dave (hubby) gets stuff for his coming week at work. He works away, currently in Scotland, and takes a small travel fridge with him filled with sandwiches, fresh fruit salad and usually a couple of individual trifles. Last week Tesco's didn't have any of the trifles so he bought some pots of yoghurt instead. They were so nice that he insisted that I get some for myself this week as he was convinced that I would love them! The yoghurt in question is Rachel's Organic Forbidden Fruits Thick & Creamy Probiotic Fruit Yoghurts - now there's a mouthful if you'll forgive the pun! The yoghurts come in packs of four separate plastic pots fixed together at the lids and you just snap them apart as you want to use them. The four pots are then wrapped in a simple cardboard sleeve. The lids of the pots are foil so the entire packaging is recycleable. The four flavours in the pack are currently peach, raspberry, strawberry and cherry. The packaging looks classy as it is in black with pictures of the four fruits in the yoghurts shown as one fruit on each corner of the pack, which is slightly different from the one shown at the top of this review. The foil tops of the yoghurt pots are the same design but with just one fruit picture representing the fruit in that yoghurt - obviously! The only other thing on the top of the pack is the name of the product, the names of the four fruits, the sell by date and the weight so, as I say the packaging does look classy but it also gives the impression that the product will be good to eat and natural. On the subject of being natural the writing on the back of the cardboard sleeve states that 'Rachel's Organic believe in keeping things simple, using only the highest quality organic ingredients'. The list of ingredients is given flavour by flavour but all contain just organic fruit, organic yoghurt, organic sugar and organic cream, apart from the cherry flavour which also includes organic rice starch and natural flavouring made with 'permitted non-organic ingredients'. The nutritional values are given per 100g even though the pots of yoghurt are 125g each so it is a bit misleading if you take a quick look at the calorie value on the back of the packet in the supermarket. I must admit as Dave passed me the pack I did look and think 125 calories per pot sounded OK for the sort of product I was about to buy but it is only now that I realise that I was mislead. The calorie vales range from 124 calories per 100g in the raspberry to 130 per 100g in the cherry so the value per pot would actually range from 155 to 162 calories per pot. The other nutritional values per 100g are almost the same for each flavour and are as follows: Protein 3.4g Carbohydrates 14g Of which sugars 14g Fat 6.1g Of which saturates 3.7g Fibre 0.1g Sodium 0.04g So this is all very well but the main thing, as with any food, is what the heck does it taste like? As I peeled back the lid (and licked it of course) the smell was pleasant but not overpowering. The smell of the cream was as evident as the fragrance of the fruit itself. The yoghurt is a nice creamy colour and texture with plenty of fruit chunks mixed in. Now for the taste test - I dipped in my spoon, brought out a spoonful and popped it into my mouth. Oh yes, very nice indeed, hubby was quite right when he said that I would enjoy these! I could taste the cream as well as enjoying the texture it created within the yoghurt. I will say that the fruit flavour is not strong, but I think that the yoghurt seems more natural for that. Sometimes when the flavours are strong it makes me think that maybe there's more artificial stuff in there than I would really like to be eating! At £1.73 per pack of four this yoghurt is really delicious for a treat but it is a bit high in calories if you are trying to watch your weight.
Creamy probiotic yoghurt available in strawberry, apple & blackberry, raspberry and peach.