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      09.08.2012 10:38
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      I'll buy them again...... when they are on offer.

      ~ SKI SMOOTH YOGURT ~

      I have recently been enjoying some tubs of "Smooth (No Bits) Yogurt" from the well-known "Ski" range. The main reason for me purchasing these particular yogurts instead of my usual "Tesco" branded pots has been thanks to a current promotion running in my local Tesco Supermarket.

      The normal price for the pack of Ski Smooth (which contains four individual 120g pots) is £1.50, although this is currently half price in my local store. Looking online at the Tesco website (www.Tesco.com) I can see there is a different promotion running at present, allowing two packs of the yogurts to be purchased for the sum of £2.50.

      The yogurts are provided in three different flavour 'packs' to allow the consumer to choose which selection suits them best. I have been purchasing the "Strawberry and Raspberry" pack which contains two of each of these flavours, mainly because they are my two favourite flavours where any brand of yogurt is concerned. The other flavour options are a "Tropical Variety" and a "Variety Fruit Selection" although I have not tried these for myself.

      The pots themselves are fairly attractive in their appearance, but admittedly offer nothing in the way of being particularly innovative. The pots are predominately blue in colour but have the image of whichever fruit corresponds with their flavour printed along the top of the tub. The familiar Ski branding appears around the tub itself, with the word SMOOTH appearing in green font underneath, next to the statement "All Natural Ingredients." The lid peels off of the tub in one piece, and is done without fuss or struggle, in my experience.

      The yogurt itself is very tempting to look it, appearing to be light and slightly whipped in its texture. Due to the yogurts being the 'Smooth' variety, there are of course no lumps or bumps of fruit to be found swimming in the pale pink coloured yogurt. The smell of the sweet, fruity yogurt is quite appetising and is strong enough to be evident almost as soon as the lid is peeled from the tub.

      The taste of the Ski yogurts is faultless, I have found. Although they are very sweet, I don't find that they are sickly or sugary-like in their flavour and I do think the sweetness is down to the natural sweetness found in their respective fruits, well to a certain extent anyway. I don't find that the yogurts have that rather 'bitter' aftertaste that other yogurts do - which is presumably down to the artificial flavourings or ingredients contained therein. The Ski yogurts, on the other hand, taste quite refreshing and natural without being 'fussy' or anything. The yogurts are also quite light and even though they are completely smooth in their texture, I haven't felt that they are lacking anything in terms of being substantial or tasty.

      I do think the yogurt is appealing to children and adults alike, as my young nephew has had a couple of these yogurts during recent times, when being in my care. He has heartily gobbled his yogurt from the pot, and I find the smooth texture - and 'no bits' being contained in the smooth yogurt of course - make the pots ideal for him, although they are perhaps slightly large for him when compared to other yogurts that are specifically branded for children and are usually supplied in neater pots.

      The outer cardboard packaging that houses the four pots of yogurt is informative enough for consumers to make their own choice about whether the product is suitable for them. The Ski yogurt is suitable for vegetarians and does not contain gluten.

      The nutritional information on the pack informs me that each 120g pot contains 118 kcal and 3.3g fat which is significantly lower than many of the other brands of yogurt that I regularly buy, although I still don't think it is too brilliant considering the small size of the pot.

      I have repurchased the pack containing the four pots of Ski yogurt several times now in recent times and will continue to do so until the current Tesco promotion runs out. I couldn't honestly say I have been truly converted to this brand of yogurt over any other, but I would happily buy them again in the future if I notice them on a reduced offer again. As for the usual retail price, this is slightly over-priced in my opinion, so I will be removing one star from the overall product rating to reflect this. Otherwise, I am happy with the purchase and certainly cannot fault the quality and taste of the yogurt.

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        19.09.2011 11:10
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        Really nice flavour. Smooth and Creamy.

        As a general rule I don't like yogurt of any kind. It tends it tends to be too bitter for me, even if it does have added sweeteners, sugars, bits of fruit or whatever.

        I bought Ski smooth initially for my daughter who had spotted them in the supermarket and noticed they had no bits, which she dislikes. Having got them home I thought I would give them a try and I was so pleased. A yogurt I actually like.

        They are really smooth and creamy with a lovely flavour. To me they do not taste like usual yogurt at all. We tend to go for the pack of four containing 2 Raspberry and 2 Strawberry. Both flavours are equally as pleasing. I have also seen them in Vanilla and Strawberry (2 of each) and Cherry and Blackcurrant (2 of each) combinations. I would say that they are ideal for school lunch boxes as children will love these because there are no bits and they are a bigger pot than those aimed at very small children.

        According to the packaging they contain all natural ingredients and are free from artificials, low in fat and gluten free. Each pot is 120g and has 118 calories (strawberry and Raspberry Flavours). The usual price at Tesco is £1.50 and they are currently on offer at 2 for £2.50. They usually have a 2-3 week use by date.

        Summary: Really nice flavour with a smooth and creamy texture. Even if you do not like yogurt, give these a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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          08.10.2010 23:39
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          Super smooth

          Ski yogurts are an old favourite, probably I think the first yogurt I ever tasted, which may have been as long ago as the late 60's. I loved its sharp smooth taste then, and still do today, when I have eaten probably every variety of yogurt under the sun. In fact in my humble opinion it can't be beaten. This is due partly to the texture, not too thick or thin, but lovely and smooth like the consistency of thick custard, and partly to the rather sharp but refreshing tastes which Ski yogurts have, whatever the flavour. Usually Ski yogurts don't have that annoying watery bit at the top which needs to be poured off.

          This particular pack of 6 Ski yogurts are raspberry or strawberry flavoured. Ideally I might prefer to try slightly more unusual varieties...?tangerine or damson perhaps for example, but thats being a bit picky, as these flavours are very good. Ski flavours don't really taste exactly like the fruit anyway, more for example like you may imagine an unsweetened strawberry sweet may taste like, and they are a bit pink, like they have been carefully coloured. The pack states the ingredients are all naturals including "a sprinkle of love" well don't lets get too carried away here. Unfortunately I have thrown away, or rather recycled the bit of the pack which tells us exactly what the ingredients are, but they are low in fat, and gluten free.

          This particular pack of yogurt is smooth, no bits. I don't mind either way, but I might suggest these would be handy for very young children at the weaning stage, when they don't seem to mind solid food like toast or mashed potatoes, but start to heave when offered a liquidy food with bits in. Ok the packs are a bit large for this purpose, but you could always finish it it off to help out.

          Ski yogurts are manufactured by Nestle, can't say I'd noticed this before. Any product which has withstood the test of time for this length of time, and remains a favourite must be pretty good, I would suggest, so its 5 stars from me, and I hope they continue.

          Thankyou for reading.

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            19.04.2010 01:27
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            One of very few yogurts on the market that dont have bits :)

            I am on a bit og a yogurt tasting experiment mission at the moment. The aim - To find the perfect fruity yogurt with no bits in it. I know people say the best part is the bits, but I don't like it, unless it's compleatly smooth; almost fromaige frai like. Now I could just buy childrens fromaige frai, however I want to try and find more of a 'grown up' yogurt as such.



            *** Packaging

            Now a lot of the yogurts that i was looking at didn't specify on the packaging whether it contained bits or not. It was only untill I came across these Ski smooth yogurts that I saw it clearly said on the packet "no bits" so i immediatley thought this was for me. The packaging also displays that this yogurt is smoother and made with all natural ingrediants. The is also a very clearly labelled sign on the front of the packging telling you at glance that each pot contains 118 calories.


            *** Price

            The price I payed for this was £1 as it was on offer, normally off offer it is around £1.26 I think. Overally it's in a good price range I think as you are getting a good size pot of yogurt.


            *** Overall Opinion.

            I like these yogurts and will re purchase, I bought these in the strawberry nd raspberry flavour, although I will try and get hold of their other flavours also.


            * Hope this helps :)

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              14.02.2010 18:54
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              Skiing without the snow!

              Since the festive period has passed, my good lady wife and I have been cutting down a bit on what we eat, not dieting just cutting down and one way we have found to reduce our calorie and fat content is to turn to yogurts instead of rice pudding and other fattening puddings like cheesecakes and ice cream.

              Ski yogurt`s used to be the first choice in my house many years ago but they seemed to get very expensive or maybe there just became a lot more choices available at better prices, I don't know which it was but we changed and for a long time Ski were forgotten in my home but they are back and very welcome too.

              My favourite Ski yogurts at this moment n time are the Ski smooth variety, these are delicious yogurts very smooth and very, very creamy, and they ooze good quality and are very high in taste.

              I am not sure how many different flavours these come in but they come in strawberry and raspberry and those being my two favourites they are good enough for me.

              Currently on offer in Tesco and Asda at £1 for a four pack containing two strawberry and two raspberry, these are a regular buy for me at the moment and they should be for anyone who likes their yogurt, they have good colour, excellent scent and most of all a very strong tangy flavour.

              These also contain probiotics which is good bacteria and makes the yogurt better for you so for me it is a no brainer, if you like yogurt you will love these and if you are a person that enjoys yogurt with bits in then fear not there is a Ski version with bits too that is equally as tasty.

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              03.01.2010 20:27
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              Good if you like smooth yogurt

              Ski Smooth Yogurt

              Description: Manufacturer: Nestle / Type: Yogurt.


              I should probably start by explaining that we actually bought these yogurts by accident. Mr Siamese did the shopping and didn't realise that these were smooth yogurts. Normally, I like my yogurt to have big chunks of fruit through it, but in this case, I simply added some which was fine and they did make a nice base for granola and sliced apple!

              A pack of 4 of these yogurts cost me just £1 on special offer at my local supermarket. This pack contains two strawberry and two raspberry flavours. They are packaged in a cardboard wrapped which is a bright blue colour with pictures of fruit all over it.

              As you would expect, the yogurt is very smooth! It has a nice and creamy consistency and a decent flavour which isn't too sweet. Instead it is ever so slightly tart which I liked.

              I didn't find too much difference between the strawberry and the raspberry flavours except that he strawberry one was slightly sweeter.

              Nutritional Information per 100g {per pot in brackets}

              Energy kJ: 414kJ
              kcal: 98kcal
              Protein: 3.9g
              Carbohydrate: 13.6g
              of which total sugars: 13.1g
              Fat: 2.7g
              (of which saturates): 1.8g
              Fibre: Trace
              Sodium: 0.1g
              Salt equivalent: 0.2g


              For me, the problem was that this yogurt lacked texture, because it didn't have chunks of fruit in it, but when I added some, it did taste good. If you don't like "bits" in your yogurt then you are likely to enjoy this one.

              I probably wouldn't buy this again but that is because we bought it by accident and prefer chunks of fruit in yogurt. The taste was good though and it was very creamy so would definitely be good for smooth yogurt fans.

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              21.10.2009 08:20
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              Doesn't taste of stawberry much!

              After my slightly less than satisfying encounter with the Yeo Valley yogurt last week I decided to move onto potentially safer ground when I went shopping at the weekend. "Ski" Yogurt was something that I had occasionally when I was growing up but I can't say that I particularly remember what it tasted like or even whether it had any bits in it or not. Spotting the "Ski Smooth" on the shelf I decided to give it a try.


              Packaging:

              The yogurt comes in a plastic pot which is predominantly blue. The pot is covered with the usual paper lid with the Ski logo on it. The pot lists the ingredients and nutritional information as well as telling us that it's:-

              * All natural ingredients
              * Free from artificials
              * Low in fat
              * Probiotic

              The Ski Smooth I purchased has 4 pots (2x Strawberry, 2 x Raspberry) which came in a outer paper "sleeve". This review is for the Strawberry flavour.



              The ingredients for this flavour are: Low Fat Yogurt, Sugar, Strawberry Puree (2.5%), Rice Starch, Natural Flavouring, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Colour: Beetroot Red, Thickener: Guar Gum, Lactic Culture: Bifidobacterium Lactis

              Nutritional Information per 100g {per pot in brackets}

              Energy kJ: 414kJ {497kJ}
              kcal: 98kcal )118kcal}
              Protein: 3.9g {4.7g}
              Carbohydrate: 13.6g {16.3g}
              of which total sugars: 13.1g {15.8g}
              Fat: 2.7g {3.3g}
              (of which saturates): 1.8g {21.g}
              ibre: Trace {Trace}
              Sodium: 0.1g {0.1g}
              Salt equivalent: 0.2g {0.2g}



              The Yogurt:

              On opening the pot I can see that the yogurt is sort of light pinkish colour. It looks very smooth, as you would expect from the name, but, after eating the Muller Lights and the Yeo Valley yogurts these pots of Ski look very dinky indeed!



              Price:

              At time of writing Morrisons are selling 4 pots of Ski Smooth for 70p.


              Taste and Opinion:

              This yogurt has a fairly thick consistency. It's almost like a slightly thinner version of Angel Delight. It's not as thick as the Yeo Valley yogurt I tried last week but it's slightly thicker than some of the more runny flavours in the Muller Light range.

              Tastewise it's very creamy and sweet which is really good. There's none of that sweet artificial taste that you sometimes get when some yogurts use aspartame or other sweeteners but then this doesn't particularly taste of Strawberry either. As I said, it's creamy and sweet but if you were blindfolded and were asked to identify the flavour you'd have a hard time deciding what it was meant to be! I'm thinking that this is probably down to the fact that the ingredients for the Raspberry and Strawberry flavours are identical except for the fact that the Raspberry contains Raspberry Puree (2.5%) and the Strawberry contains the same amount of Strawberry Puree. Perhaps Nestle need to increase the percentage of puree so we can actually tell what it's meant to be? They may as well have left the puree out and it would probably have tasted the same, although perhaps a little less sweet.

              In terms of Recommended Daily Amounts one pot of this will provide you with:-

              + 6% RDA calories
              + 18% RDA of sugar
              + 5% RDA of fat
              + 11% RDA of saturates
              + 3% RDA of salt


              There's not much to overly concern you there in terms of the Recommended Daily Amounts aside, obviously, from the sugar. For such a small pot (you'll have it eaten in less than 10 teaspoonfuls) it seems to claim a fair chunk of your recommended allowance for sugar. I could perhaps forgive that if it actually had something other than a sweet, creamy taste but, in my view, there are other yogurts on the market that do actually taste of the flavour they're claiming to be. I won't be buying this one again.

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                12.10.2009 15:33
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                Buy them. Simple.

                Everyone loves a good bargain...well these little yoghurts are buy one get one free in Sainsburys as I type! They're Ski Smooth Yoghurts, and are delicious.

                Made by Nestle, they come in blue packs of four with two flavours - strawberry and raspberry sized in 120 gram pots. As the title states, they're smooth versions so contain no 'bits' in them, something that I'm a big fan of as I hate getting little hard bits of fruit stuck in my teeth which can happen with yoghurts with the 'bits' still in them.

                According to the packaging, "with all natural ingredients and years of experience in blending delicious fruit with creamy tasting yoghurt, Ski yoghurts are just naturally delicious." Very much so! They're relatively thick when scooped up by your spoon but no stodgy or unpleasant when you eat it. It tastes very refreshing and precisely how you'd expect a raspberry or strawberry yoghurt to taste.

                They contain all natural ingredients - so no E numbers, which is always good - is probiotic and very low in fat. One of these pots is 118 calories, and seeing as one can make up your dessert that's not too shabby. There's 2.1 grams of saturated fat in each pot too, which is pretty decent for a thick, creamy yoghurt like these ones.

                Anyone who likes a good, fruity yoghurt will devour these in just a few spoonfuls...and perhaps that's the only downside, that they're too small. 120 grams is relatively average for yoghurts, but because they taste so fresh then they're gone before you know it!

                So, if these little numbers sound like they've tickled your fancy, go out and buy a pack or two today...and then buy some more tomorrow as you'll have already eaten them all!

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                  04.10.2009 14:45
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                  A quality product!

                  Nestle Ski have been making delicious fruit yogurts for as long as I can remember and their Ski Smooth range is no exception. The yogurts are sold in multipacks of 4x125g and are currently on offer at Tescos for the bargain price of £1.00. There are two flavours in these packs - strawberry and raspberry.

                  The packaging is stylish - blue with the ski logo and the word 'Smooth - no bits' written on the front. We are also told that the product contains all natural ingredients. There is also a picture of the fruit the yogurt is flavoured with in the top right corner.
                  On the side of the pack we are told that the product is free from artificials, low in fat and contains probiotic ( a good bacteria which should aid digestion). On opening the lid there is a pleasant sweet smell of yogurt and fruit. The yogurt appears thick and creamy and has a light pinkish tinge. Taste wise it's great! Tangy with a hint of sweetness, but not too sweet. You can taste the fruit coming through as well, but there are no bits (not that I am bothered as I quite like them). I think therefore this yogurt would be great for babies and young children as well.

                  Ingredients: Low fat yogurt, sugar, strawberry puree (2.5%), rice starch, natural flavours, lemon juice, colour= beetroot red, thickener: guar gum, lactic culture: bifidobacterium lactic.
                  The product has a V symbol (on the carboard sleeve and not on the pots themselves) so is suitable for veggies from the list of ingredients.

                  Overall, I thought the yogurts were delicious and well worth the price and make a yummy and healthy dessert!

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