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Sainsbury's Basics Natural Yogurt

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      03.08.2013 08:30
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      Nice texture, nice with fruit for snack.

      I buy natural yoghurt all the time, I find shops own brands quite good and they are good value for money in my opinion. I have been buying this brand for quite a while because it is so cheap to buy and it suits my budget and saves me a little money too.

      It comes in a plastic tub with a pull off lid. It is very basic looking because it is the Basics range from Sainsbury's. The usual colours of orange and white and nothing special to look at but that doesn't really matter for the price.

      It is fairly thick and has a really soft texture. It easily pours from the tub or can be spooned out of the tub if you want to eat it that way. The tub is quite a large one being 500g in size, quite a lot of yoghurt for the price of just 45p. It smells quite nice too and no nasty surprises when you first pull back the lid. It has a really nice consistency and isn't runny like you may imagine.

      I like to pour about half the tub into a dish and add my favourite fruit. It tastes really nice with fruit or just eaten without any fruit added. I do like the taste eaten both ways. It certainly doesn't have a bland taste. It is a really nice tasty plain yoghurt. It doesn't taste bitter or sour. When I first bought it, I did think it may be too bitter because it was so cheap to buy but I was certainly wrong. It also feels nice on the palette while eating it.

      I love it eaten with a banana sliced and a few grapes cut into halves. The yoghurt and these fruits give for a really nice taste and the foods work really well together. My little grandson loves this yoghurt with blueberries or raspberries. It is a nice desert if he comes to visit me unexpected and stays for his dinner at my home. Sometimes I don't always have a desert handy for him to eat and so I just reach for this yoghurt and just add which ever fruit I have at home at the time.

      It is also a low fat yoghurt so is ideal if you are trying to lose a little weight or just eat more healthily. It is just a natural yoghurt with no other ingredients added to it.

      For a quarter of the tub it contains 76 calories, 1.9g of fat of which saturates 1.1g and total sugars 8.8g. So not a lot of calories for a little snack.

      It is a really filling yoghurt and especially more so when fruit is added to it. I like to sometimes add a tablespoon of lemon curd, give it a quick stir and then crush a couple of ginger biscuits and just sprinkle them over the top of the yoghurt. Eaten this way tastes absolutely delicious, it is really tasty but is moreish I must admit but if eaten as a desert it doesn't contain too many calories. A full tub can easily feed 4 people eaten this way, unless like myself you go want to eat seconds lol. But these foods also work extremely well together and just a change to just eating it plain.

      It is extremely good value for the money and very good quality. You just cannot go wrong with the taste of this one and also for the very cheap price.

      For allergy sufferers it does contain milk and for anyone who has a nut allergy, it does tell me on the tub that it is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this yoghurt. So this is extremely important if you have a nut allergy.

      It also tells me on the tub that it contains Sainsbury's probiotic bacteria that may help to maintain the natural balance of your digestive system.

      This is well worth the money and so affordable for any budget in my opinion. I think if you are wanting to drop a brand, it is a really nice one to try. I don't think you would be disappointed in the taste of it and I will keep on buying it in the future because it gives me all the taste that I expect from a shops own brand of natural yoghurt. Well worth a try in my opinion.

      I give this one 5 stars.

      Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        15.06.2012 22:33
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        A lovely yogurt!

        I quite like natural yogurt. I don't buy it very often and I do not add it to my shopping lists, although it tends to be something that I just buy on impulse occasionally. Times are hard and so lately I have been grabbing the 'cheapest option' as opposed to the 'big brand'. Today, I will be reviewing Sainsbury's Basics Natural Yogurt.

        The packaging isn't very attractive; consisting of a plain white pot with orange writing. Although, all is forgiven as the yogurt is very cheap and tasty...so it's fine really! To get access to the yogurt, you have to 'peel' off the lid. Now this is a bit of a pain as once you have opened it - that's it there's no going back. Luckily I sometimes eat the pot all in one go (greedy I know, but I don't have it very often...honest!).

        A quarter of this pot will set you back 76 calories and 6.1g of protein. There is 8.8g of carbohydrates (all of which is sugar). You will find 1.9g of fat in this yogurt (1.1g of which is saturated). There is no fibre, but 0.25g of salt (0.10g of which is sodium). This yogurt is bursting with calcium with 168g of calcium per quarter of the book. So all in all, it is quite a healthy snack.

        The yogurt has a thick texture and is quite set; it is not at all watery like you would expect from a cheap yogurt. Despite being plain, the yogurt is very tasty and has a slight sour taste to it. I find this yogurt to be very moreish. Despite being cheap, it does not taste any different to a more expensive yogurt brand.

        I find that this yogurt is great with cereal - especially ones like bran flakes or with fruit such as a banana or berries. I also like to eat it on its own.

        This pot of yogurt cost me just 55p which I think is excellent value for quite a large pot of yogurt, especially when considering that it is the cheapest one available and the rest are well over a pound.

        If you are on a budget (or even if you're not), I would definitely recommend this yogurt!

        Thanks for reading!
        June 2012
        Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

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          13.04.2010 20:35
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          a healthy probiotic yoghurt that cost just 44p

          I have just started having natural yoghurt for breakfast there are so many ranges out there but value for money has to be this one from Sainsbury's.
          Ok on the packaging front it does not look anything exciting but I don't think any of the Sainsbury's basic range does! It comes in your typical large yoghurt pot with a clear plastic lid.
          I personally do think it has a nice taste, it is quite thick in consistency and unlike some probiotic yoghurts this does not leave a harsh taste in your mouth. I do sometimes add honey to it when wanting a sweeter snack throughout the day.

          The Stats:
          Fat 1.9g
          Calories 76
          Saturated Fat 1.1g
          Salt 0.25g
          Total Sugar 8.8g

          This product does contain milk and not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the fact it is produced in a factory where there is nuts. It does say not to eat this product after the sell by date however I have it was only a couple of days after mind you and it was fine. It does recommend once opened you only keep it for three days, although this is up to individuals personal preference.

          The cost of this item is 44p and that's it! Yoghurts of this kind have definitely been rising in price and so it is nice to find something that is great value for money and actually tastes really nice. Whether to be used as an extra as part of your breakfast or as a snack this is certainly a healthy option and does take the hunger pains away!

          I would rate this 5/5 great value and a great taste!

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          12.04.2010 12:48
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          A great product.

          I often have natural yoghurt and fruit for breakfast in the summer, just to try and be a bit healthier and I always use this brand.

          A 500g tub of this costs just 44p, which is very cheap compared to other brands, and I don't think there is much difference between any of them.

          The one I buy though does not have a plastic lid like in the picture, I'm not sure if that is the case with all of the sainsburys stores in a bid to reduce packaging but the one I purchase just has the peel back lid, which is good for the environment but means I have to use a bit of foil or cling film to try and keep it as fresh as possible.

          The taste of this yoghurt is really nice. If you like natural yoghurt you will love the sourness of it, and this is no exception, it has a great sour tang to it, and it's really creamy. It is a pretty thick consistency, but that is how it should be and it's a great accompaniment to fruit. I sometimes use a bit of honey to make it a bit sweeter, but that's only down to personal taste and depends on my mood.

          It claims on the carton that there is only 2% fat in this yoghurt, which is great as a healthy alternative to add to breakfasts. It also claims to have probiotic bacteria in there to aid digestion, which I think is very important for a healthy diet.

          I would always buy this over other brands, as it is just simple no added extras natural yoghurt, it is low in fat and it's cheap, and still tastes great. It can be used for so many things too but my favourite has to be with melon,blueberries and a squirt of honey for breakfast.

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          08.03.2010 17:55
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          Great value for the money, best mixed with fruit or cereal

          There a lot to be said for natural yogurts-they are healthy, good for the stomach, make a good low fat alternative, and are also a nice treat. They can also be pretty expensive too, which is why I decided to give the Sainsbury's basics version a go.

          Now its fair to say, the packaging isn't the most eye-catching in the world. The Sainsbury's basics range follows the same branding of white and orange, very stripped down graphics, and looks very unappealing. Don't let that put you off buying the product though because lets face it, if by doing that it saves you some money, then I'm all in favour. Afterall, it's what's inside that counts...

          I'm pleased to say how nice this natural yogurt tasted-for the money. Sure its not the nicest you will ever taste, but you wont beat it for value for money. I was expecting a very watery yogurt, with not much taste, but to my surprise, I was in for a shock. After giving it a mix, which is what you should do with all yogurts when you buy them as they settle, it's got a nice consistency.

          The yogurt is quite thick, and has a nice sweet taste to it. I have mine over my cereal in the morning, and I must say it doesn't taste any different to the stuff I was paying twice the price for. I would say that its very refreshing indeed.

          On its own, it does taste a little blander than others, but there's honestly not much difference.

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          22.07.2009 16:34
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          Not one I'd go out of my way to purchase again!

          Being on a health kick is very hard especially if you have a sweet tooth like I do! Gone are my usual favourites of biscuits, cakes and chocolate and I'm trying to find healthier alternatives!

          I saw this in Sainsburys and decided to give it a go as I thought it may taste nice with a smidgen of honey in it and/or on top of fruit and stuff like that. I also love yogurty mince sauce with curries and stuff and at the price of 46p for a large tub it seemed to me to be worth a go due to the size and versatility of it to my way of thinking!

          The Packaging....

          500g white and orange plastic pot that has a matching foil lid to the top of it. On said lid I'm told what it is and who it is by, the best before date is stamped clearly on (and I'm told to keep it refridgerated) and I'm given an at a glance nutritional chart and also told that it contains friendly balance bacteria, contains less than 2% fat and that it is Vegetarian. On the front of the pot again I'm told what it is and that it is 'Just yogurt, nothing else added' and there is a picture scribbled on of a spoon of yogurt. Other information on the pot includes allergy advice, (a list of ingredients isn't listed), a full nutritional rundown and contact details for Sainsburys are also given. This is a cheap looking pot but to me it's the taste test that always counts!

          The Yogurt Itself....

          White and pourable it is rather runny but does have a bit of 'body' to it. It has no real smell to it, it is white in colour and very smooth in texture. Taste wise it's mildly creamy and rather sour really. It's best eaten with things added to it in my opinion as, as a natural yogurt it's runny and sour with no sweetness or anything to it and rather bland really. However it is fine put into things and added to fruit and stuff like that at a push!

          Overall....

          I wouldn't go overboard on this as a yogurt and it is an economy product by the look and the taste of it. I simply feel it's a bit too runny in the consistency states and after a day of it being opened it (it's fine to use once opened for three days providing it's stored in the fridge) it does need shaking up as it gets a layer of water on it that's rather off putting to me!. It's simply ok and not vile but really nothing special and a bit too sour for my delicate taste-buds!

          Allergy Advice....

          Contains cow's milk.
          Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.

          Nutritional Information Per Quarter Of A Pot

          Calories: 76
          Fat: 1.39g
          Saturated Fat: 1.1g
          Salt: 0.3g
          Total Sugars: 8.6g

          Only available in Sainsburys stores.

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