“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Yoghurts „
I enjoy yoghurt, but I'm not a fan of the thin stuff that's a bit watery and slightly acidic, but the problem is that the nice thick creamy ones tend to be rather expensive. Tesco's finest range of yoghurts, are regularly on special offer, and for that reason I buy them pretty often. At they're full price, they're 65p or 68p each depending on which flavour you buy, but when they're on special at 6 for £2 that's a really fantastic saving and at 33p each they're cheaper than many of those thin nasty ones I mentioned. (They also sometimes have them at 6 for £3 but I always wait for the 6 for £2 offers and then stock up). My absolute favourite in the range is the Malaysian Coconut flavour one. I love coconut anyway, but this yoghurt is just divine, it combines the rich creamy yoghurt with proper coconut flakes so that you don't just get the flavour in the yoghurt but also that lovely bitty texture too. Now this yoghurt is really really thick - so much so that you can stand a spoon up in it, and could basically use a fork to eat it with if you wanted to. These yoghurts are made with 7% Channel Island whipping cream and 7% regular whipping cream. I don't know what's special about Channel Island whipping cream that they mention it separately, but heck 14% whipping cream is a lot of cream for any yoghurt no matter where it comes from. What it means of course is that this is one heavenly creamy rich tasting yoghurt. There's 4% Coconut powder and 2% Desiccated coconut in there too so you can pretty much tell where the coconut flavour is coming from. Another thing I rather like about this is that the pot is cardboard not plastic. It' does have a very thin plastic liner, but that's much more environmentally friendly than the whole thing being plastic. I suppose if there is a downside to this yoghurt it is that the desiccated coconut does kind of get stuck between your teeth a bit, but I'll be honest, for me that's just not enough of an issue to make me stop buying it because it is just so incredibly tasty. As yoghurt goes this isn't a terribly sweet one, but I don't really think it matters because if it was much sweeter it would probably become quite sickly in flavour due to all the richness from the cream as well. I'm also one of those people who isn't keen on overly sweet yoghurts so this suits me rather well to be fair. I'd say, if you're a coconut fan and a fan of yoghurt, and you're not on a diet I'd recommend trying this. It's certainly not one for dieters though, that 14% of cream should have told you that, and it comes in at a horrible 18.2g fat and 265 calories per 150g pot.
When the Finest yogurts were on offer in Tesco at 6 pots for £3.00 I got 6 different flavours to try because I'm not mad keen on yogurt and am a bit behind the times knowing what's available. I loved the sound of this Malaysian Coconut one because I love the taste of coconut but I thought it was disappointing after I'd eaten it. The taste of the coconut is nice but it's not strong like I was hoping it would be. There's 14% whipping cream in the yogurt and I wasn't keen on it because I could taste the cream through the flavour and that gave it a milkier taste than a lot of yogurts, it wouldn't have been so bad if the flavour was stronger because the coconut would have covered it. The yogurt is that thick that you can stand your spoon up in it and that makes it feel proper luxurious to eat. There's flakes of dessicated coconut in it and I can't make my mind up if I liked them or not because they got a bit stuck to my teeth but did give the yogurt a nice texture. It's wickedly creamy and I reckon it would be the most perfect yogurt in the world if the coconut flavour was strong enough to enjoy. This sounds weird but I thought this one tasted quite strongly of plain yogurt underneath the cream and coconut, that put me off because there's nothing worse than the taste of plain yogurt I don't think. It has quite a sweet flavour as well that I enjoyed to start with but the sweetness messed with the coconut flavour and I reckon it was partly that that overwhelmed it and made the flavour taste so weak. I wasn't impressed with this yogurt and couldn't wait to finish the pot because I got bored of it dead quick, that's a shock for me because I usually love anything that tastes or smells of coconut but I just wasn't that mad for this one.