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Sainsbury's Tip & Mix Vanilla & Choco Balls

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Yoghurts

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      11.04.2010 18:58
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      A great budget product and alternative to leading brands

      These yogurts were launched last year by Sainsburys as part of their switch and save campaign. The campaign was designed to encourage people to try Sainsbury's own brand of products over the leading brands and save up to 20% on prices.

      For your money, you get a decent quantity of creamy yogurt, with a vanilla flavour- which was in my opinion better than the sharper yogurt you get with Muller corners (their very obvious rival product) and a decent portion of crunchy chocolatey and vanilla flavoured balls. Again they beat Muller corners on the amount of tipping product.

      They are often available on promotional offers such as 3 for £1 so are great value and are a less awkward shape for lunchboxes.

      Overall these yogurts are a great product there are only a couple of real disadvantages. One being that unlike muller corners they are only available at Sainsbury's stores. Whilst this is an obvious statement to make I would hate to then live somewhere with no Sainsbury's nearby and have to revert back to buying muller corners. The second disadvantage as far as I'm concerned is that there is only currently a limited range of flavours available. There are three, the chocolate crunch, peach and apricot and strawberry. I am sure they are the most popular varieties but when you consider that Muller corners are available in over 10 times as many varieties. The humble tip and mix yogurts are at a bit of a disadvantage to their rival.

      The name doesn't sound all that appealing but it couldn't be accused of being anything other than what it says. The packaging is also a bit on the cheap side in appearance, but is pretty sturdy as a yogurt container goes. It is also easy to separate the two sections to pour the accompanying portion into the yogurt and mix them together.

      This is one of the most impressive products that I have bought from Sainsbury's recently and I will now be buying them on a regular basis. I would recommend them to anyone who enjoys muller corners as a cheaper alternative.

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        07.04.2010 23:32
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        A filling yoghurt.

        Sainsbury crunch tip and mix chocolate were on offer in my local Sainsbury's store. Priced at only £1 for 3 I decided to give them ago.

        They are very much like the Muller corners which the plastic pot being split in to two compartments, one containing the yoghurt and the other holding around 100 small little milk and white chocolate coated biscuit balls.

        The yoghurt is lovely and thick with a very creamy vanilla taste which wont leave that nasty rough feeling on your toungue when youve finished. When the small biscuit balls are mixed in it makes it a very tasty dessert or great as a snack. With the chocolate covered balls it makes this snack taste extra filling and very satisfying.

        These pots are definitely not made for sharing and you will gobble when up within seconds.

        There a couple of other flavours available these include, cherry, peach and apricot and strawberry.

        Each pot contains 150grams and only 9grams fat and 235 calories which is slightly high, but for this lovely tasting treat is well worth it.

        Watch out Muller this is a very close competitor! And will be making a more regular appearance in my trolley.

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          18.02.2010 19:09
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          A good alternative to the branded version

          SAINSBURY'S CRUNCH TIP & MIX PRO-BIOTIC YOGURT

          Chocolate flavour.

          These lovely yogurts were on sale in my Sainsbury's at a special offer price of 3 for £1.00, so I tried the Chocolate variety.

          Without saying so explicitly, it is obvious that these are an own-brand version of the delicious 'Corner' yogurts that are sold everywhere.

          The yogurt pot is divided into two sections, the larger one being for the main yogurt, and the smaller one being for the 'filling' or 'topping' - in this case, the yogurt is plain vanilla and the topping is chocolate balls.

          The topping can be tipped into the yogurt, or eaten separately, it is up to you.

          Each serving is 150g, and according to the label there are 157 calories per 100g, with only 6% fat - not bad for something containing chocolate and vanilla sauce.

          First the yogurt - It is creamier looking than most vanilla yogurts, quite thick and very vanilla-ish.

          The chocolate balls are milk chocolate and white chocolate mixed together, each one with biscuit inside (there is the 'crunch' mentioned in the name!).

          What does it taste like? Absolutely delicious, and I urge you to try one if you are in Sainsbury's. I would rate them as highly as the brand name 'Corner' yogurts, which is high praise indeed because they are my favourite!

          The label also states that these are 'pro-biotic', so presumably if you ate enough of these they would have a health benefit for your digestive system: Fruit flavours are also available for a healthier option.

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          14.01.2010 10:35
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          An Average Yoghurt For An Average Price. Far Too Sweet & Synthetic Tasting Vanilla Yoghurt.

          When browsing the aisles in Sainsburys recently I spotted these Sainsburys Tip & Mix yoghurts and because they were a fair bit cheaper than the usual Muller Corners or Cadbury yoghurts I purchase I decided to pick three up for £1.00 (Usual price 41p each) and give them a try for myself. I actually purchased three of this "vanilla & choco balls" flavour as this is something that I usually enjoy from the branded range.

          This yoghurt is provided in a plastic tray which has one large square section for the yoghurt and one smaller oval shaped section for the chocolate balls. This is covered with a foil lid and is pretty much standard fare for the yoghurt world.

          The vanilla yoghurt has quite a sweet flavour to it, that is a little artifical and while there is a lot of the yoghurt and it's relatively tasty it's not quite as nice as the branded version I usually have. The taste is quite enjoyable and I did manage to finish all of the yoghurt but I could not have happily munched another one afterwards which is unusual for me with anything I eat. The chocolate balls are white & milk chocolate and on their own they taste sweet & crunchy, just as you would expect. Once added to the vanilla/synthetic yoghurt the taste is although better and the yoghurt does not have such a harsh, bitter sweetness to it because the balls melt a tiny bit in the yoghurt and then you get a nice mouthful of the balls and yoghurt at the same time.

          Ingredients: Yogurt (74%), Vanilla Sauce (11%), Milk & White Chocolate Coated Cereal Balls (10%), Sugar, Natural Flavouring. Vanilla Sauce contains: Sugar, Rice Starch, Natural Flavouring, Stabiliser: Pectin; Plant Extracts: Paprika Extract, Curcumin; Lemon Concentrate. Milk & White Chocolate Coated Cereal Balls contain: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Rice Flour, Cocoa Mass, Glazing Agent: Acacia Gum; Whey Powder, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin; Salt.

          Overall I would say that this is a fairly average yoghurt and while I would be happy to eat one again (I did finish the other 2 over 2 more days) I would not go out of my way to purchase these and would prefer to spend a little more on a branded product that tastes a little better. If mixed together then the yoghurt and the balls are quite enjoyable but seperately they are both just average and the yoghurt has this bitter sweetness to it that's very synthetic tasting and quite off putting.

          Each yoghurt contains 235 calories, 5.7g protein, 32.9g carbohydrates (of which 26.7g sugars), 9g of fat (of which 5.4g saturates), 0.6g fibre & 0.23g of salt which means that salt is green & everything else except total sugars (red) is orange on the food wheel. This yoghurt should definitely be enjoyed in moderation and it won't be to the taste of everyone. This strikes me as the kind of thing that might be appealing to children more than adults and unless you like artifically sweet things then I don't think I'd recommend this.

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