“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Yoghurts „
In our household we normally buy multipacks of yogurt (usually Yeo Valley or Activia) but one day at work I just fancied buying one pot as a snack, so I purchased this little yogurt from a Tesco Express during my lunch break.
It's a quite a friendly and pleasant looking 150g round tub, which is white in colour, with blue band going around it with some pictures of juicy looking strawberries on it (please note the packaging has changed these days so is different to the dooyoo database image!). The nutritional information is large and clear to find, and it is clear that this is a low fat product, which is useful and appealing for those of us wanting to watch the calories!
The yogurt is a pale pink colour with some visible pieces of strawberry in it. It's quite light in consistency so not as thick and creamy as some yogurts such as Yeo Valley, which I put down to the fact that it is low fat. The yogurt itself doesn't have a very strong strawberry flavour, but when you chew the pieces of strawberry in them, you receive more flavour from those. I found this yogurt light and refreshing, and I ate it very quickly. It was just the right size, as anything bigger or smaller would either have been too much or too less.
Price wise, this product is good value considering it is a single pot, at 35 pence, you can't really go wrong!
Added Ingredients, Strawberry And Strawberry Juice From Concentrate (12%) ,Glucose-Fructose Syrup ,Sugar ,Rice Starch ,Beetroot Juice from Concentrate ,Natural Flavouring.
I think these ingredients are not too bad, although there are some added elements within there which make it a tad unhealthy. Not overly keen on fruit from concentrate, but I guess that's what keeps the price of this low.
Nutritional information (Each pot):
Salt 0.2g (didn't know yogurts had salt in them?)
I thought this was an excellent, fairly healthy (minus the sugar) and good value choice for a quick afternoon snack, and I would consider buying this again although I don't think it would replace my normal choices of yogurt as I think these are both more satisfying and better quality ingredients.
There are some other flavours in this range which you would mostly find in larger branches of Tesco: Vanilla, Hazelnut, Apricot, Black Cherry, Toffee.
I am trying to do a bit of healthier eating, and decided I would try to have yoghurts instead of the usual toast in the morning!
I went to Tescos to buy some Muller Lights but was very disappointed with the price, so set out to find a yoghurt that was cheaper, similar in size, and low calorie and low in fat - and I found this!
The Tesco Low Fat Strawberry Yoghurt stood out to me on the shelf as it is bright blue and eye catching. The pot is a cardboard sort of pot, and is round, and holds 150g of yoghurt which is more than a usual pot of yoghurt.
The yoghurt is available in a lot of flavours; raspberry, hazelnut and toffee to name a few.
The yoghurt cost me about 35p each which is a bit of a bargain - especially compared to those Muller Lights!
Opening the lid of the yoghurt, you can see the quality straight away. The yoghurt is a light pinky colour, and you can see chunks of strawberry in it. If you don't like "bitty" yoghurts then this is not for you, but I love them!
The yoghurt is quite creamy and thick, which is nice as a lot of low calorie and low fat yoghurts can be quite runny and watery. The strawberry taste is very strong and the strawberry pieces are a nice size and are very flavoursome when bitten in to.
The yoghurt is just the right size to fill me up until lunchtime, and I sometimes add a chopped banana to it to bulk it up if I have a long day.
Quite often with low fat yoghurts, the taste can be far too sweet as it is pumped full of sweetners, however this yoghurt tasted quite natural and you definitely cannot tell that it is a low fat version, and a lower priced version too.
The pot has 130kcal and 2.8g of fat which is good for this size of yoghurt and the quality that you recieve.
I'll definitely be buying more of these yoghurts, and will be trying the other flavours too.
Whilst I was in my local Tesco supermarket recently, I opted to try some of their own branded yogurts, which are available in individual pots and have bright blue packaging which definitely caught my eye!
I regularly buy 'Muller light' or 'Muller corner' yogurts and as far as I could tell, these were basically half the price of one of the Muller branded yogurts. I was keen to see if they were any sort of bargain or if they were a waste of money...
I bought two strawberry flavoured low fat yogurts, and two other assorted flavours, and I think from memory they cost me around 30 pence each.
The Tesco low fat yogurt is in a plastic circular pot, which is flatter in shape than your average yogurt, and the pot is a larger size than your average pot too - it is 150g and is therefore quite a generous serving.
As soon as I peeled back the foil lid, I could see that this yogurt had plenty of fruit in it, which is quite unusual for supermarket-own branded yogurts - I usually find that they are a bit on the stingy side when it comes to the fruit contained in them!
The fruit was indeed evident when I had my first couple of mouthfuls. I also detected that the yogurt was a lovely consistency - lovely and smooth and quite thick. Again, a problem I have found with cheaper yogurts in the past is that they tend to be a bit on the runny side. This doesn't necessarily put me off altogether, but I prefer a slightly thicker consistency if I am being honest.
The strawberry taste of the yogurt wasn't too sickly or false, nor did I find it to be over-powering at all. I actually found that the taste is really very pleasant and I thoroughly enjoyed the taste on the whole. To be fair I did find the yogurt to be quite sweet, but I do find that most strawberry yogurts are sweet-tasting.
Each 150g pot of this yogurt will contain 130 calories and 2.8g of fat which I didn't think was too bad considering I don't feel that the quality or taste of the yogurt has been compromised in any way to make it a 'Low Fat' product. Many low-fat yogurts that I have bought in the past have been overly-sweet, or too watery... the list goes on.
I honestly think that it is difficult to tell that this yogurt is low fat at all - I would never have guessed it was if I hadn't already seen the packaging!
The nutritional information also informs me that the yogurt is suitable for vegetarians, and there is plenty of allergy advice provided so that you can make an informed choice about buying this product if you suffer from food intolerances.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the strawberry yogurts and will definitely buy them again in the future. When making his lunch, I was replacing my partner's 'Muller light' yogurts with these for two days running and he commented on how nice they are too, so I think they are an all-round winner! Top marks from me - cannot fault these at all!