“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Yoghurts „
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. After just reviewing a poor Tesco yogurt I thought it only fair to review what is a very good one, the Tesco Low Fat Hazelnut Yogurt is a great tasting, very smooth and creamy yogurt with delicious pieces of hazelnut. Many hazelnut yogurts have tiny pieces of nut that have gone soggy with being in the yogurt but with these ones you get decent sized pieces of nut and on the whole they are crunchy not soggy. The yogurt is sweetened but just enough, it is not an overly sweet yogurt thus disguising the nuttiness, and instead it is all about the nuts with this one and just enough sweetness to make it work. The best thing about this is the very low price, at only 28p per 150g pot it is about 40p cheaper than the version from Muller which is about the only version that can compete with this one for taste and quality. Each pot contains 160 calories and 4.1g of fat so they are not exactly low in calories and still have more fat than I would like but they are better for you than many other yogurts and certainly a better option than cheesecake for after meals.
I read a review earlier about a Tesco Finest Hazelnut Yogurt and it got my tastebuds going. On my diet I allow myself one yogurt a day in addition to my milk allowance to ensure I get enough calcium, the trouble is varying the yogurts as I find them a very boring food and quickly get fed up of individual flavours. To cut a long story short, they had none of the Finest yogurt which is why I ended up with a Tesco Low Fat Hazelnut yogurt and couldn't wait to get home and try it. The 150g tub cost 28p, which isn't bad at all considering the Finest version would have been 64p and a tub of Muller is around 55p for 200g. I haven't tried Hazelnut yogurt before so haven't anything to compare it to and didn't really know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised though and have found a new favourite because there is something so different and inspired about this flavour. I feel a dunce actually as I often add chopped nuts to Vanilla Muller Light but hadn't connected this with the bits of hazelnut I noticed upon opening the foil lid. The yogurt was thick and creamy, not dissimilar to Muller yogurt, and had a definite nutty flavour. There is a slight toffee taste to the yogurt too which gives it a sweeter flavour than if it were just hazelnut. The tiny pieces of hazelnut were moist and didn't get stuck in my teeth like I thought they would. They added texture to the yogurt more than anything because they were too small to be able to taste them, but they were a very nice addition to what would otherwise have been quite a dull textured yogurt. I found this a filling yogurt. I ate mine as a tea time snack because I knew I was going to be having a late dinner and it took the edge away from my hunger so that I wasn't eating junk before my meal. Each pot contains 160 calories and 4.1g of fat, which isn't amazingly good for a yogurt but as far as I'm concerned they will inject a little variety into my diet which can only be a good thing.