“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Yoghurts „
3/11/13 - This review could now sadly be justly archived - the flavour was as far as I can tell the only one to be retired when they re-did the packaging on this range. I still look wistfully at the shelf to see if it has reappeared....
Rum & raisin is my favourite flavour of ice cream, which is what made me want to try this. It's part of a luxury range of 'Finest' yoghurts from Tesco, which are all packaged in oval cardboard pots with a thin plastic pull-off lid, the 'Tesco Finest' brand silver stripe, and attractive photographic still-lives of the ingredients on the side, in this case of glass of rum and some raisins.
The first impression when you take off the lid is the lovely aroma of the rum - as a matter of interest, I've found that if the pot is left out to stand until it has reached room temperature, both the aroma and flavour are so much richer. The taste is rich and creamy (thanks to the blending in of Channel Island and whipping creams!), with a very slight acidic tang from the yoghurt. There are plenty of succulent raisins, far more than you might expect, which is a lovely plus! The rum flavour is extremely pleasant. All of this richness could be sickly, but in my opinion it is a great combination of flavours that avoids that, probably largely due to the fact that this is a yoghurt-based dessert rather than a mousse or something that wouldn't have that background acidity to tone it down. All the same one 150g pot is just the right amount to be enjoyable without being too rich, and ideal as an occasional treat as it's calorific content is 220Cals, and is priced at 68p (current as of yesterday, 27.11.09)
Another Finest yogurt I brought to try last week was a Rum & Raisin one, I hate drinking rum but love it in food so knew I'd love this yogurt.
I wasn't expecting there to be actual raisins in it but I suppose I should have known because I don't think they'd get away with using raisin flavouring! lol There's quite a few raisins in the yogurt and they're impossible to pick out so if you're not a raisin fan then I reckon you should give this one a miss, I'm not mad keen on them but can have a few in things like this but I was a bit put off by how many there were on each spoon.
The yogurt is thick and proper creamy, it's got 14% whipping cream in it and that makes it soft and very smooth to eat. The raisins are juicy and plump and they have soaked up the rum flavour and that makes them delish even to someone like me who isn't mad for raisins.
The taste is quite strong of rum but it's not overpowering or harsh at all. If you don't like rum then you deffo won't want to eat this yogurt, but if you like the drink you'll find this yogurt has got a smooth alcohol flavour that actually feels warming like proper rum. I don't think this yogurt is very refreshing because it's too thick and the rum flavour means it hasn't got the coolness you expect from yogurt but that's fine because I just had it for pudding instead!
I enjoyed this yogurt a lot more than I thought I would and thought it was really filling. It's not that sweet because the rum takes that off, but the raisins have given it a bit of a fruity flavour that goes wicked with the rum and makes it feel a bit like melted down rum and raisin ice cream.