“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Yoghurts „
My son was an early eater in regards to weaning. He seemed so hungry just before he turned 4 months, that I started him on some blended banana at just short of 4 months and he wolfed it down! As he got a couple months older and I got more confident with my mummy skills, I started to feed him fromage frais which he absolutely loved. I originally bought the very well known brands such as Petits Filous and Muller Little Stars. He loved them but being as greedy as he was ( and still is ) a pack of six never lasted long and the cost stacked up. I would try and buy them when offer but in general they would cost around £1.00 per pack. When his sister came along and I realised I would have to buy twice as many, I began to look at the own brand basic range at Tesco with more of a keen eye. At a cost of 42p per pack, I would be a fool to at least not try once.
What is fromage frais?
Fromage frais is a soft cheese that is usually is made with either made with skimmed milk or cream. It's a good source of calcium for children which helps keep teeth and bones strong. Fromage Frais tends to be readily available in the supermarket, and normally sold in small pots in packs of 4 or 6.
How is this packaged?
The fromage frais are in small 55g plastic pots, with 6 per pack. The overall colouring is cream/off white, and on the top and around each pot, there are some basic fruit/food shapes to correspond with the different flavours ( 2 pots are strawberry, 2 are apricot and 2 are raspberry ). On the top the title on the packaging says ' Tesco Everyday Value fromage frais ', the guideline daily amount for children between the ages of 5--10 and the use by date.
Different looking packaging to the picture on this site due to branding change of Tescos Basic Range.
Around the side of each pot is ingredient list, nutritional information and states they are suitable for vegetarians.
Low Fat Soft Cheese,Water ,Sugar ,Strawberry Purée (5%) ,Cornflour ,Natural Flavouring ,Colour (Anthocyanins)
How do they taste/What do I think about the product?
Obviously Im not the one eating these, but I have had afew cheeky licks of my daughters spoon so got a decent idea. Firstly, the fromage frais itself is reasonable thick in texture, but not too much so its easy to eat. Each flavour does have a taste of what they are supposed to be, and there are no physical fruit bits in sight ( which for my two probably a good thing ). This means it's a smooth product, tasty. The pots are just the right size for a young child whether its intended for a snack or dessert. Easy to eat and easy to hold.It's a shame each flavoured yogurt is pretty much the same colour, would have liked something eye catching, which would probably fascinate the kids! But overall I think these are lovely to eat, taste nice and even better at the right price. Would buy again on a regular basis.
My 14 year old daughter loves fromage frais and I am keen that she gets as much calcium as possible to ensure strong bones in later life, so fromage frais is a staple in our fridge and in our shopping basket.
When I saw that Tesco had a range of 'Everyday Value' fromage frais costing 42p (25 Sept 2012) for 6 x 60g pots, I thought I'd give them a try. To be honest, I had very low expectations. I thought it would be a one off purchase and that my fussy teenager would refuse to eat them.
Each pack of Tesco Everyday Value Fromage Frais 6X60g contains:
2 x Value strawberry fromage frais
2 x Value Apricot Fromage Frais
2 x Value Raspberry Fromage Frais
However, she ate all 6 pots in 2 days. She says they are creamy, without being too fatty, and with a good fruity taste. The pots are small - but just the right size for a mini, guilt free snack for a teenager or for an everyday pudding for a toddler. If you are super hungry, then these are not for you (my teenaged son would eat two six-packs in one sitting). The nutritional values are good too, so as a parent I feel good about giving these to my kids.
This week, I bought some more upmarket fromage frais which were on special offer, thinking that they'd be a 'treat' for my daughter. But when were talked about it over dinner yesterday, she said that she actually preferred the everyday value fromage frais, and please could I keep buying those in future! In these days of tightening of belts, I don't need much encouragement to by the value options!
Low Fat Soft Cheese,Water ,Sugar ,Strawberry Purée (5%) ,Cornflour ,Natural Flavouring ,Colour (Anthocyanins)
Other Allergen Info: Recipe: No nuts.Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free.Factory: No nuts.
Typical Nutritional Values
Each pot contains no more than
Energy - 215kJ (55kcal)
Protein - 3.8g
Carbohydrate - 7.3g
Sugars - 6.0g
Fat - 0.7g
Saturates - 0.4g
Fibre - trace
Sodium - trace
Salt Equivalent - trace
Value is the basic food and household range from Tesco.
The Value Fromage Frais are little yoghurts. They come in packs of 6 and each packet contains 3 flavours, Strawberry, Raspberry and Apricot. They are described as being "Fromage Frais with puree". They contain no artificial preservatives or colours and contain no fruity pieces. They are also suitable for vegetarians. These should be kept in the fridge.
Each fromage frais comes in a little plastic pot. The 6 of them are clicked together and need seperated from one another. The design is basic but not overly so. The pots are white with foil lids showing the fruit from each flavour. They can also be recycled.
Each pot contains no more than 55 calories, 6.1g of sugar and 0.7g of fat.
Each pot contains low fat soft cheese, 5% of fruit puree, water, sugar, cornflour, natural flavourings. They contain milk so if allergic please avoid.
~~~Availability and Price~~~
The pack of 6 x 60g pots can be purchased from Tesco or www.tesco.co.uk and are priced at only 44p.
Until last year, my son was addicted to yoghurts and I usually bought the Munch Bunch ones. He has started laying off them and only asks for them occasionally so I like to have some in. I've cut back on a lot of things and only buy certain brands when on offer. I shop in Tesco twice a month and one product that always goes into my trolley is the Value Fromage Frais. They are very well priced and having 3 flavours gives a bit of variation. They aren't fancy packaged but whats inside is what really counts.
I eat these often as I fancy something different to Muller. These are perfectly sized for picnics (we took them to a picnic the other day) and also for lunch boxes if your kids aren't fussed about cheaper looking packaging. I usually like to have 3 of these at any one time so I can experience all the flavours. Thankfully there is rarely any liquidy seperation at the top of the fromage frais and a little spoon is required to scoop out the contents. The fromage frais appears quite thick and paler than top brands with 2 pinky coloured pots and 1 light yellow coloured pot.
~~~Scoop Me Up~~~
The fromage frais sits thickly but very soft on the spoon and is very much like a cheese cake filling in consistency. They smell creamy and fruity so very appealing without going overboard.
Strawberry - probably my favourite. This one is quite sweet with a fresh, creamy strawberry taste about it. Perhaps not as natural tasting as Muller yoghurts but nor does it taste unpleasant and synthetic. It is a light taste but the consistency of the fromage frais makes it more substantial.
Apricot - very fresh and delightfully exotic tasting. The apricot isn't too strong nor does it lack in flavour. It is again quite creamy and offers a pleasant taste without being too harsh.
Raspberry - not so keen on this one as I prefer raspberry to be sour. To me, this one tastes rather sickly sweet and unnatural. It leaves a rather chemically aftertaste in my mouth so I usually eat this one first and then get rid of the taste with the other flavours!
Each fromage frais regardless of flavour, is very thick and smooth and although Ryan will happily devour 2, I need 3 to have any fufillment. I have tried all 3 flavours on a spoon together and its quite a cocktail of flavours but not a patch on the Lidls fromage fraise which offer banana as a flavour option too! The fromage frais goes down very smoothly leaving my tummy happy for a short while and my sweet tooth satisfied.
~~~Conclusion and Recommendation~~~
These Value Fromage Frais are of a good but not excellent quality. They are certainly more tasty than the Smart Price ones but not as tasty as the Lidls ones. For the price, they offer a good tasting and filling fromage frais but when Muller are on offer, I tend to buy them ahead of these ones.
At 44p for 6, I highly recommend these little fromage frais.
Thanks for reading x
As just about everyone is at the moment I am trying to reduce the amount that we spend on our weekly shop and due to this I decided we would try some of the Tesco Value range, it also helped that I have seen really good reviews about their products on here. I picked up the fromage frais in our local and was surprised to see they only cost 44p for six 60g pots, you get two strawberry, two raspberry and two apricot in each pack.
It is obvious from the packaging these are from the value range, they are in little white pots with tesco value in the top left hand corner of the six lids and a bold blue stripe runs across the top of the pots with the flavours on and a little picture of the particular fruit in the corner of each lid. The sides of each circular pot again have the tesco value sign on and a blue stripe with the flavour on, they also have a little symbol on each one saying that it is low fat and you also get the nutritional information and the instructions to keep refrigerated but not to freeze. The pots snap apart when you want to eat them and they snap really easily unlike some yoghurts where I have had to eat them as the plastic has split on snapping leaving the yoghurt exposed.
On opening the pots, the lid peals back easily and doesn't split, there is not normally a lot of residue on the lid unless they have been shaken of course, there is often a little surface water on top of the yoghurt but once you give it a little stir this soon goes. The yoghurts each have a nice flavour, not too strong and artificial and have no bits in them, the strawberry one does seem to taste a little powdery compared to the raspberry and apricot and but this is still not unpleasant. The yoghurt is of a lovely thick consistency which I like as I hate eating yoghurts that end up everywhere as they are too runny.
Each of these little pots contains 55 calories, between 6 and 6.3g of sugars and 0.5g of saturated fats, obviously this is a lot of sugar for such a little pot and because of this I only let my daughter have one every now and again. I think these are really nice yoghurts my favourite being the apricot but the sugar levels are a dissapointment and mean I will not each them everyday.
As my son loves yoghurt and goes through loads of them each week I decided to buy tesco value fromage frais which come in a 6 pack for only 45p which is great value. Each pot is 60g so they are only small pots so my son usually has 2 sometimes more!
The pack comes with 2 strawberry and 2 raspberry as well as 2 apricot yoghurt's all which my son likes. All the yoghurt's are made up with the same basic ingredients which are low fat soft cheese, water and sugar and also there is cornflower and natural flavourings in them. Each yoghurt contains the appropriate purée so the apricot one contains apricot purée and the same applies for the strawberry yoghurt and raspberry yoghurt which obvious contain strawberry and raspberry purée.
The packaging in very simple with the yoghurt in plastic pots with a paper top so they are easy to open as you just need to peel the paper back. Each pot contains no more than 0.7g of fat and 0.5g of saturates. The only allergy information with these yoghurt is that they contain milk and although they do not contain nuts tesco cannot guarantee they will be nut free.
Overall I think they are very tasty little yoghurt's which are great for young children as a snack and in our case they are great for when my son is not feeling well as all he wants is yoghurt's and these are perfect as we can stock up for a very little price! Definitely recommend them.
Ever since my daughter was a baby, she has loved yoghurt and especially fromage frais but they often don't come cheap! We used to buy her Muller Little Stars fromage frais then swapped to the Munch Bunch brand because they worked out at better value for money. Then I saw these fromage frais in the Tesco Value range and thought I would give them a go....
These come in a set of 6 x 60g pots and cost only 20p! Thats cheaper than all the other brands combined and there seems to be no real compromise in taste! The varieties you get are two each of strawberry, raspberry and apricot and each flavour is just as rich and just as full of flavour as each other. My personal favourites are the strawberry ones but my daughter is not fussed and would eat a whole pack of 6 if we let her! I wsn't sure if she would like them when I first bought them, I will admit, but thought that I would give them a go because she eats these a lot and it is not cheap to keep buying the bigger brands. But it is fair to say she has noticed no difference and positively laps these up!
Personally I think these are nicer than the Litle Stars range in that they seem creamier though perhaps the flavour is not always quite as strong. This is not always a bad thing though because it is nice to eat something where, for a change, the taste is slightly more subtle and not full in your face and overpowering!
Would I reccommend these? Yes I would! Why pay full price for a product when you can buy it just as nice in a cheaper form? I know there was always a bit of a stigma in buying own brand Value products at one stage but in these credit crunch times, every penny saved helps and these are a good quality product for the price you pay for them!
Tesco's really have hit the nail on the head when it comes to their names for their own branded products. The cheapest product available in Tesco to purchase is the Tesco value range which I have found a lot of these to be of top quality.
My daughter loves yoghurts whether it's for breakfast and snack or dessert, I can guarantee that see will eat the whole thing and occasionally ask for another one. As she does manage to get though a lot of yoghurts I have been hunting round for the cheapest yet best quality fromage frais I can find. This is when I came across the Tesco value fromage frais.
They come in a 6 pack and were priced at 40pence, which are excellent value and pretty much the same price as Asda's and Sainsbury's own branded fromage frais.
Each pack contains two strawberry, two raspberry and two apricot flavoured yoghurts.
I found that the strawberry flavoured one was slightly less full of flavour compared to the raspberry which seemed to be bursting with fruity flavour. When I opened the yoghurts I found each were slightly watery one the top but they are very easy to stir to give it a lovely texture. They are smooth and really easy to eat. I found they did fill me up as well. I found they did leave a slight rough feeling in my mouth which was easy to get rid of by having a sip of water.
My daughter also loved these yoghurts and wouldn't have known any difference whether these were little starts or own branded. They have a great taste and the raspberry and apricot were full of flavour.
They are great for when your out and about as they are small enough for you to pop n your childs luch box even take to school with them.
Overall these are excellent value for money, it's just a shame that I found the strawberry to lack flavour, but at that price I can't really complain as they were all so satisfying.
These are exellent value for money.
They are ideal for snacks, picnics, lunchboxes and even for making puddings.
I buy these for my baby grandson for inbetween meals or for a pudding after his main meal. He loves them and they are healthy too.
They are in a pack of 6 and have 3 flavours of which there are 2 of each.
Flavours are 2 Strawberry, 2 Apricot and 2 Raspberry.
They are in 6 little pots joined into a multipack and they have a peel back lid opening.
Each pot is 60g
They have no fruit bits, no artificial colouring or preservatives.
They are suitable for vegetarians.
Low Fat Soft Cheese
Invert Sugar Syrup
Colour ( Anthocyanins
Carbohydrate 7.4g of which sugars 6.9g
Fat 0.7g of which saturates 0.4g
Salt equivalent Trace.
They are Tesco usual value range colours of blue and white stripes.
The sell by date is very good on this product, it is about 2 weeks or just over that time, as long as kept in a fridge they are long lasting.
They are also ideal to put into a baby bag if go out and need you young child or baby to have a snack or pudding.
I use these for my own grandchild and they satisfy him until his main meal, my daughter puts them also in a little mini cooling bag in the summer to keep them fresh and cool.
They are nice for adults too and they are creamy and smooth, the taste is very good for a lower brand of fromage Frais, and for the price they are nice for meals for a little pudding in just the same way as the regular brands of this product.
They are priced at 45p for the pack of 6 which is absolutley good value for money, especially if you have alot of children and on a budget.
If you have not tried them before, give them a try and see for your self how rich and creamy they are.
When you have toddlers who like something one minute and want to throw it across the kitchen the next minute, it's hard to see any point in buying them expensive brand name foods. Tesco to the Rescue!
I have been buying these value fromage frais since my sons were tiny and will continue to buy them for a long time to come.
The formage frais come in a pack of six 60g pots for 46p and you get two of each flavour, Apricot, Raspberry and Strawberry. The packaging is the usual boring Value range colours but I can't say either my sons or I care what they look like and it seems to make no difference to whether they are eaten or not.
The ingredients list seems fine, nothing I wouldn't be happy for them to eat and no artificial colours or preservatives. There seems rather a lot of sugar in them though, at 7g or so a pot, but I suppose they'd taste horrible without it so I'm not complaining.
These fromage frais taste lovely and creamy and I really can't see the difference between these and more expensive ones, certainly not the the extent that warrants spending 3 times as much just for a brand, anyway. My sons are happy enough eating these (when they feel like it) and so I shall stick with them, for 46p there's really nothing to fault them on and for that price I don't feel so bad when more of it ends up on faces and floor than gets eaten!
As promised I am back again with another Tesco value review! I will convert all you brand buyers!
I must admit that I used to go to the supermarket and pick up the first pack of Muller or Nestle fromage frais in sight. I'm not totally sure why, maybe because I was afraid of being seen and thought of as a cheapskate as i usually buy these for my 19 month old to have after her dinner. It also may have been because i thought they would taste awful being value?
One day i decided to give these a try, as I will try everything at least once. I was so surprised when i tried one as it was actually really creamy and smooth and full of flavour! Not what one might expect from the value range but I am convinced that they are made from the same exact ingredients as Muller etc as they taste exactly the same.
I am so please with this product and my Daughter has never pulled a face at them like she did when i bought her some expensive fruit juice jellies recently!
I have also saved lots of money by changing to value as 6 of these fromage frais can be bought for 45p whereas i used to pay £1.36 for 6 of the little stars kind.
The only benefit now to splashing out on Muller is that they often do money saving coupons or free Peppa Pig books offers and obviously Value do not do such offers.
All in all, a great value buy for everyone!
I am constantly on the look out for good value alternatives to the top brand offerings being pushed at us on a daily basis. Although I am not a fan of any sort of yogurts, my wife and kids are. So I thought why not drop down a level or two and try Tesco's own Value Fromage Frais. So after about a month of switching to this brand I was all set to announce it as resounding success; almost, but not quite.
So what do you get for your 45 pence? Well, to begin with you get 6 x 60g pots. There are three flavours; Strawberry, Apricot, and Raspberry; 2 of each flavour. As you would expect the packaging is pretty basic, although Tesco do manage to display pictures of each flavour on the lids, which is a step up from some of the basic range. I do wish that sometimes the basic range could push the boat out just a little more with the presentation, as we all know that especially when we are dealing with children, the look is very important. However I accept that they are limited somewhat when producing a 45 pence product.
So, my wife announces that she isn't eating that stuff and I am off to a flying start. However, undeterred I slip a couple of pots under the noses of my children, cleverly distracting them with a Shrek DVD for the ultimate blind taste test! After a few minutes the pots are empty and no one has spoken. That's a good result in my book. So that's the way it went for a few weeks at least. However the old saying 'all good things must come to an end', well it kind of ended it. Firstly my eldest started saying she would only eat the Strawberry flavour, but in the end my wife told me that they both had stopped eating them altogether.
Looking at the yogurts' and I can't really blame them I guess. They do look quite watery. I did try to interview them about what they didn't like about them, but a part from the odd grunt about not liking them I could not put any detail to the evaluation.
To be somewhat thorough I can tell you that although there are 3 flavours, each comes in virtually identical with the stats per pot:
Calories: 55Kcal 3% of GDA
Sugar: 7.3g 8% of GDA
Fat: 0.7g 1% of GDA
Saturates: 0.4g 2% of GDA
Salt: trace less than 1% of GDA
Tesco cannot guarantee that no nuts are present.
So I switched back this week to the next level up, not the top of the range but a mid level one. They seem happy with this one for the moment at least. There are some pretty Disney pictures on this one so I guess some of the extra 50 pence will be going to Disney. Even though it was not a success for us I still think that Tesco Value Fromage Frais deserve 3 stars for effort. The quest for good value continues!
When it comes to buying 'value' products some are really great and offer a good alternativve at a cheaper price. Some products however have to be a brand name, I would only ever by Heinz Beans or Tomato Sauce for example. Fromage Frais' I think are a product you can get away with buying cheaper and I don't think you get much cheaper than the Tesco Value Range.
Fromage Frais' are not something I have ever bought before until I had children. When a baby starts weaning and they are first introduced to food, Fromage Frais' are a great thing to give your baby and I was advised by a health visitor to give them to my baby.
When I looked in the supermarket you could either get Petit Flous at about £1.50 or you could buy the value range at 49p, I chose the value ones and have bought them ever since. All of my three boys have eaten and liked them.
For your 49p you get six 60g pots of fromage frais. They come in three flavours; Strawberry, Apricot and Rasberry. The packaging is not very attractive but what do you expect for 49p. All Tesco Value products come in white and blue stripy packaging.
Each pot contains 55 calories and just 0.7g of fat, so they are healthy and great for children.
Every flavour tastes nice and they are as nice as any other fromage frais I have ever tasted but I personally don't tend to eat them. They are just too small, I think I would need to eat all six to be full. Even my 5 and 3 year olds don't eat them any more, they prefer yoghurts. I do still buy them for my one year old as I think they are great for babies.
The only complaint I would have is that sometimes when you open the pot there can be a bit of water on the top and it needs a good mix before it will disappear. I suggest giving them a good shake before you open them.
Tesco Value Fromage Frais' are good value for money and perfect to give your babies and children, maybe a little small for adults. I think they are just as good as any other Fromage Frais' and at 49p for 6 pots you just can't go wrong.
These yoghurts are perfect for children, with 3 flavours (two of each) Strawberry, Apricot and Raspberry, there is something for everyone. They are a nice little size for children to eat and are a good healty snack with 55cals in one pot. Great for hungry children while your cooking the tea.
The three flavours are very nice and tasty. They are strong enough to taste the flavour, but not too strong as to be overpowering. They are also very cheap youghurts as they are tesco value but they dont have a compromise on the flavour as it is still good.
These youghurts have no fruit bits which is good as i have found that children dont like the "bity" taste of youghurts and wont eat them if they have bits in.
Adults can also eat these, although i would reccommend a maybe bigger sized youghurt as they are not very big at all. I don't know of any tesco value bigger sized yougurts than these, so i cant help you there.
Overall, these are perfect for little children to eat, and great for lunchboxes. The three flavours actually taste like there meant to with lovely tasting creamy youhurt.
Reccommend for children and lunchboxes.
As you may have read in previous reviews of mine that due to to bills and what not my girlfriend and I are trying to cut back on some of our shopping bills and trying out some of the value products or own brand products instead of the brands that we have been used too in out home life with parents.
We picked up some Tesco Value fromage frais. You get 6 of them less than 50p. 2 strawberry, 2 apricot and 2 raspberry flavored.
The packaging is anything but exciting. The pot is plain white with a white lid on with the picture of the fruit that is the flavor of the yoghurt and the writing on it tells you which flavor it is.
When you open the lid the first thing I noticed was the yoghurt was incredible watery. If you moved the pot from side to side the yoghurt would move with it. I stirred it up abit with my spoon but it was still the same. So first reactions weren't good. That pretty much had put my girlfriend off and in her mind she had convinced her self she wasn't going to like it.
I on the other hand kept an open mind and ate it and personally I really liked it. I wouldn't go as far as saying there are better than the branded product, because they aren't, but for a fraction of the price they taste nice.
They are flavoursum with little bits of fruit in them, not a lot, but just a few bits in with the watery substance of a yoghurt.
Great price, great flavor. I would buy again for myself but the downside is they are very watery and don't look overalls appealing.
The aim of this product is to provide a cheap and healthy fromage frais yoghurt for kids. Other brands such as Petits Filous, while providing a superior product in terms of taste and quality, don't have much of a difference in the nutritional content of the product.
This pack of yoghurts consists of 6 small yoghurts, 3 flavours: strawberry, raspberry and apricot. There are 2 of each. They have the familiar blue and white Tesco Value packaging, with little pictures of the fruit on the top. The idea of fromage frais is to provide a 'creamy' consistency of the yoghurt, with enough in there for growing kids. A 100g serving of this gives 90 calories, around 12g of sugar and 1g of fat. The petits filous give just over 2g of fat, and this is due to the creaminess of the product.
However, I am not worried about my son not receiving what he needs nutritionally, as I know that he has a balanced diet consisting of everything he needs. Therefore, I ma happy to get these fromage frais for him, as I know he is just as happy eating these. This works out for me, too, as this product costs just under 50p, whereas petits filous, for comparison purposes, costs around the £1.50 mark, so the Tesco Value product is a third of the price.
Granted, it does lose a little in consistency of the product, and it is a little runnier than other such products. The flavour is a little weaker as well, but it is still there, and my son is happy with a hint of the flavour, just as much as he is with a stronger flavour.
Overall, I am very happy with this product. It ticks all the boxes I need. I appreciate that others may need different boxes ticked. They may want the extra fat content, or the better consistency or flavour. However, the price war is easily won by the TV product.