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Sainsbury's Timperley Rhubarb Yogurt

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      11.04.2009 16:43
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      A delightful dessert

      Sainsbury's have hit the nail on the head with this flavoursome Timperley rhubarb yoghurt, it has everything going for it.
      In my back garden I have a patch of this early cropping rhubarb, I bought the rhubarb crown via a magazine offer a couple of years ago. Timperley rhubarb will be one of our the first `fruits` of the year. This variety has large green leaves and thick bright red stalks and has plenty to offer in the flavour stakes.

      Sainsbury's Taste the difference yoghurt's are well worth the extra few pence that they might expect you to pay for a top quality product. There are many run of the mill yoghurt's on the supermarket shelves that offer next to nothing in the flavour stakes.
      A 150g tub will cost you in the region of 69p so they may well not be one that you would readily dish out to the kids as an everyday treat.

      The Taste the Difference yoghurt's are pleasantly presented, instead of coming in the bog standard plastic yoghurt tub these are served in a totally recyclable cardboard tub that is attractively decorated with the Taste the Difference logo and a picture of that deliciously fruity Timperley rhubarb.
      The tub has a foil lid that seals in the freshness, this is easily opened using a pull tab.

      I think that most will realise that the yoghurt isn't going to be the sweetest of the bunch, rhubarb has a certain acidity linked to its flavour and that is reflected in the thick creamy yoghurt.
      As you pull the tab and remove the foil lid the rather tart smell is evident though the beautiful pearly pink yoghurt looks very attractive altogether. In fact the yoghurt appears quite streaky, this is all down to the strands of stewed rhubarb that mingle among the creamy mixture.

      As I stated earlier, if you prefer a sweet yoghurt then you might well need to go back to the drawing board and rethink the situation, this yoghurt is delightfully tart, exactly as Sainsbury's meant it to be.
      Each tub contains191 calories, so for starters it wouldn't go down well with anyone who is weight watching. The fat content is 10.1g, this is due to the fact that the yoghurt is made using extra creamy Jersey milk. The saturated fats are high too at 6.3g. Total sugars equal 18.6g, now this surprised me, but often you have to add a substantial amount of sugar before tart rhubarb remotely starts to taste anywhere near sweet.

      The rhubarb has been made into a compote prior to being added to the plain creamy yoghurt, so this explains how we still manage to see whole strands and tempting portions of rhubarb floating in the pearly yoghurt. The yoghurt has taken its colour from the compote, the deep pink natural rhubarb juices have flooded the thick yoghurt to create a spectacular colour.

      The Taste the Difference yoghurt also contains a Friendly balance bacteria, this bacteria aids intestinal health and helps to strengthen our immune system.

      There are arguments for and against this product, on the one hand the amalgamation of the stewed rhubarb mixed with whipped cream and jersey milk , sugar and a dash of lemon juice makes a first class dessert but on the other hand the dish is laden with calories and fats making it a devil in disguise.

      But at the end of the day the decision rests entirely with the purchaser and as long as the sweet is eaten in moderation I can't see anyone coming to any harm.
      A ten out of ten product for me.

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        04.02.2008 19:37
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        Delicious and luxurious.

        Not often do I fancy yogurt. I think I had enough of them during my school years in packed lunches and the like! lol However I've seen a lot of yogurt reviews on here lately and I've since hankered for some so I went to the refrigerator in Sainsbury's and was greeted by stacks of them! I didn't realise there were so many about (shows how long it really is since I had any or even bought some lol) Well I was muddled! Some had fruit mixed in, some contained stuff to keep you healthy, boy it's a minefield! So in the end I picked one with pretty packaging and a bigger pot than any others lol

        What It Is....

        Sainsbury's Taste The Difference, Timperley Rhubarb Jersey Milk Yogurt.

        The Packaging....

        150g recylable carboard container. Exactly as shown on this review. It clearly states what the product is and who it is by on the front and some bits of rhubarb! Round the back gives me a full run down on nutritional information, ingredients, allergy advice, how to store information and contact details for Sainsbury's. The top lid is made of foil and you peel it off, again shows me a picture of rhubab and a quick at a glance run down of nutritional values and the best before date is on it too. It really is a nice pot!

        Ingredients...

        Rhubarb (13%), Whipping Cream (9%), Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Colour: Anthocyanins.

        Suitable for vegetarians.

        Sainsbury's friendly balance pobiotic bacteria may help to maintain the natural balance of your digestive system.

        Free From Genetically Modified Ingredients

        Verdict....

        First spoon I almost spat out in shock. The rhubarb was tart! I mean really tart. It played zinging hell with my tastebuds and I looked like that guy with the ulcer from the Bonjela advert (without he mustache of course thanks to Nair lmao). Seriously I though how does this blush thick cream do that?! However second spoon and perserverence a couple of spoons later it was wonderful. It takes a litle adapting to and if like me you rhubarb then look no further.

        A I said it's a blush colour, thick (but not set) yogurt. It's got little pieces of rhubarb littered through out and thats it. If you smell the yogurt you know its rhubarb theres no mistaking that fact.

        The thickness comes from the cream in the product (low fat this is not!). There's the right amount of sugar to as it doesn't interfere with the tartness of the rhubarb but does remove the acidic taste rhubarb can sometimes have.

        Simply it's a very rich, full bodied adult yogurt. I can imagine that this wouldnt be to childrens tastes at all. Even though it's a yogurt there is something delightful and summery about it, and talk about filling! I have a huge appetite Believe me when I say that I don't eat like a mouse! This stuffed me!

        It feels naughty and for a yogurt it is, but its a treat and to say that about a yogurt is quite amazing lol Luxury in a pot, delicious and a must try for yogurt consiours and lovers of the old rhubarb...yummy.

        Nutritional Information Per 100g (this is 150g pot)



        Energy 127Kcal
        Protein 3.g
        Carbohydrate 13.8g
        of which is sugars 13.3g
        Starch 0.5g
        Fat 6.3g
        of which is saturates 3.8g
        Mono-saturates 1.8g
        Polyunsaturates 0.2g
        Fibre 0.2g
        Sodium less than 0.1g


        65p per tub in Sainsbury's only.

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