“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Yoghurts „
Most days I eat a yogurt, as part of an attempt to be a little bit healthy, and my absolute favourites are the WeightWatchers Citrus Fruit ones, which come in a pack of four (not 6 as the photograph shows); lemon, lemon and lime, orange and nectarine and pink grapefruit. It is the taste of these yogurts that particularly appeals to me. They really do have a strong taste of the citrus fruits that they contain and I find them very refreshing. They are also a little more unusual than the regular strawberry, raspberry and black cherry flavours that so many multi packs contain.
These yogurts which are manufactured by Yoplair come in individual pots that are fairly flimsy - I think children may easily squeeze too hard and cause the yogurts to overflow the pots. Four pots are sold together within a cardboard container. The packaging is attractive and shouts out to me to buy the yogurts as it has pictures of the assortment of citrus fruits cut into halves or segments on a lime green background and also a silver spoon with yogurt in it. It looks quite mouth watering and as the limegreen is a fashionable colour at present this probably also increases the attractiveness of the product. The individual pots have photos of the fruit contained and minimal other information, just key nutritional facts which I will mention later and the use by date. The outer packaging is bursting with information again giving a more detailed nutritional summary, weights, storage instructions, ingredients, allergy advice i.e that the yogurts contain milk, suggested other products and customer contact details as well as details of the weight watchers pro points system.
The orange and nectarine is my personal favourite and the first one I always choose from the pack before anyone else has the opportunity to eat it! All of the yogurts are a double cream consistency. This one has small chunks of nectarine and some orange fibres in it, giving it added texture as well as the fresh taste of the fruit. There is 5% each of both nectarine and orange contained in it and it is an appealing pale peach colour (carotene colouring). The other one to contain 'bits' is the grapefruit which has small fibres (12%) of grapefruit and is again a pleasant peachy pink colour (cochineal colouring). Personally this is my least favourite but my daughter usually gets to this one first anyway. The lemon and lemon and lime are both completely smooth and look quite similar being a pale yellow colour (they have no added colours), but there is a noticeable difference in taste between them. These contain the smallest fruit contents with 4% each and water is their second main ingredient. All contain a complete list of ingredients and seem to contain citric acids, stabilisers and sweeteners.
I have compared the nutritional information provided on these yogurts with those on two other brands of low fat yogurts that I also had in the fridge and was amazed to find the significant difference between them, with WeightWatchers appearing to be far healthier than the others. First of all the pots are a little smaller, 120g instead of 125g, so you're eating less in the first place, although I'm sure you'd never know this, so it can only be good for you. I will compare based on per pot rather than 100g, as I'd never just eat 100g.
Calories - WeightWatchers has 49 calories, compared to 93 and 110 in the other products.
Kilojoles - Weightwatchers has 207kj, with 391 and 460 in the other products.
Protein - Weight watchers has more protein with 5.1g compare to 4.5g and 4.4g.
Carbohydrates - WeightWatchers has significantly less with 6.3g compared to 14.9g and 17.8g.
Sugar - WeightWatchers again has less with 6g compared to 10.8g and 14.5g
Fat - WeightWatchers has 0.1g compared to 1.6g and 2.3g
Fibre - WeightWatchers has 1.2g compared to 0.3g and 1.1g
Salt - WeightWatchers has 0.2g compared to 0.1g and 0.3g.
As these facts show in almost all cases the WeightWatchers yogurts are nutritionally much better for us then the comparisons that I made with Asda and Co-op own brand low fat yogurts.
The amounts of fruit contained was comparable across the different brands with Asda strawbwrry yogurt containing 10% fruit and Co-op 12%.
Here lies the problem with these yogurts. They are considerably more expensive and I only usually buy them when they are on special offer. I have seen them costing £1.28 in Asda this week and £1.70 in Co-op with two packs for £2.80, but I brought them on a buy one get one free offer in Tesco, although I can't remember the exact price that I paid. Other yogurts I buy are often only £1.00 per pack of 6.
My main reason for buying these yogurts in the past has always been related to their taste. However now that I have compared the nutritional values I will probably buy them more often, as I can see that they really are much better for me, even though I am not on a diet. For those people who are dieting then these yogurts would seem to make even more sense to buy. I have never belonged to WeightWatchers so do not understand the points scoring system, but the pack advises that they have a value of 1 Propoints per pot, which sounds like it must be good.
Yoghurts are quick, convenient, and are particularly well suited to the warm summer months when you want a chilled foodie treat. They are handy to pack with a lunch or have with your breakfast as a healthy light snack. I am attempting to eat a more healthy, low-fat diet and the Weight Watchers range is appealing and accessible. I bought a 4-pack of these dessert flavour yoghurts for £1.50 from Tesco, when they were on special offer for Buy One Get One Free.
The 4-pack offers 4 different yoghurts each with a different citrus fruit flavour. There are 4 individual flavours: Lemon, Lemon & Lime, Pink Grapefruit, and Orange & Nectarine. They are described as being fat free and each one is 120g.
Lemon: this was the first one that I tried and it is my favourite of these flavours so I was expecting good things. It had a sharp, sour taste with a vibrant burst of citrus flavour. It was runny but still creamy and had a nice consistency. It contains 49 calories and is the equivalent of 1/2 a Weight Watchers point.
Lemon & Lime: this was not really that different to the Lemon flavour, only a little sweeter. It has a nice fresh taste and the smooth runny texture was enjoyable. It contains 50 calories and is the equivalent of 1/2 a Weight Watchers point.
Pink Grapefruit: I was looking forward to trying this as it sounded a bit different. It was sweet and fruity but not as tangy and zesty as the lemon flavoured yoghurts. The yoghurt itself was smooth but it contained little scrapings of fruit, which were a bit hard in comparison to the soft yoghurt. It contains 49 calories and is the equivalent of 1/2 a Weight Watchers point.
Orange & Nectarine: this was the sweetest of the lot and it had a nice light flavour. It was refreshing and tasty, but it contained chunks of fruit and I prefer smooth yoghurts without bits in. It contains 49 calories and is the equivalent of 1/2 a Weight Watchers point.
Overall impressions: the consistency of all of these yoghurts was very thin and runny, but this is pleasant and they make for a nice cooling snack in the summer. I was a bit disappointed that some of the yoghurts had bits in, but they were not entirely bad it just felt a bit strange to be chewing a liquid yoghurt! I was surprised to find that they were reasonably filling and bridged the gap between meals nicely without leaving me craving more snacks. It is worth giving them a try if you're dieting because they really are low in calories and you don't have to feel guilty for having a sweet treat as part of your daily food intake. The yoghurts have nice, subtle fruity flavours but were not as different or original as I was expecting. I had thought they would have a fuller flavour but the zestyness was understated and gave a fresh feeling rather than being particularly sour or strong.
I am not very keen on fruit yogurts as I find most of them too sweet, but I must admit I totally love this one. As for dieters (I am not really a dieter though), the yogurt is not too sweet, but very light & yummy.
A pack of 4 costs about £1.38 (4X120g) at most supermarkets (about 28.5p per 100g). It is currently on multi-buy offers at 2 for £2.50 at Asda, Tesco & Sainsbury's for you information. So the price is quite reasonable.
If you have a craving for a low fat low calorie sweet snack then try these to satisfy your craving.
The yogurts are 120g each, with a maximum of 50 calories per pot, which is attractive, fat free and come in Lemon, Lemon and Lime, Pink Grapefruit and Orange & Nectarine. A very nice variety of flavours, all of which I love very much. The flavours are quite different from other yogurts in my opinion. They are just perfect to be a dessert after dinner or a light snack to satisfy your stomach.
I find all 4 of them are delicious as I always have a liking for citrus fruits. When you peel the top, you can immediately feel the yummy scent of fruits, very pleasant and make my mouth watering. The texture of the yogurt is smooth & creamy. The taste is light and refreshing, just makes a delightful and enjoyable dessert.
Each flavour has its unique taste. My favourite flavour is pink grapefruit though, there are grapefruit bits in the yogurt. It's fresh and light and tastes like eating real pink grapefruits.
The yogurt is quite filling although it's so delicious that I keep wanting more.
Weight Watchers Citrus Fruits Yogurts are my definitely favorite fruit yogurts. Low in calories, low in fat, good for you and extremely tasty. Definite check this out!!!!!!!!
Now summer is over and I have allowed myself to indulge rather too freely over the last couple of months the time as come to start counting my weight watcher points. As a result I have invested in some citrus fruit weight watcher youghurts. The pack I bought had 4 yoghurts in, haven't seen the promotional 6 pack, but were on a 2 for £2.50 offer, which I still think is quite expensive compared to the shops own low fat, low cal, healthy option one. Why did I buy them then? because there's only half a point in them compared to 1 or one and half in similar yoghurts, and yes every point counts!
My favourite and the one I always eat first is the pink grapefruit. Its a pinky colour with bits in - think there supposed to be grapefruit? It had a bitter taste which I find quite refreshing. In fact I wish they just made a four-pack of the grapefruit, I would happily just buy that.
Next to be devoured is the lime one. This is yellowy colour, a bit smoother than then grapefruit, and has a not-unpleasant soury taste.
The lemon and lime is similar to the lime but is a bit sweeter, and finally the one that I have to sometimes force myself to eat is the orange and nectarine which I am not a fan. It doesn't really taste of orange but you get chunks of what I suppose is nectarine. Its a rather fabricated taste.
However I will continue to buy them for the other three flavours, and the low point content.
As someone who is always dieting, I do try to buy things that are tasty and low fat, the fact that when I spotted these they were on offer as well sold them to me!
The product I will now review is - "Weight watchers citrus fruit yoghurts"
The initial things that attracted me as the fact these are all citrus flavoured and the fact they are all fat free.
There are four yoghurts, all different flavours and joined together in the usual snap pot way. Around the yoghurts is an information sleeve, this states the flavours, points value of each pot and nutritional information.
I will give a brief overview of each flavour.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT - I was looking forwards to this one, I hoped for a sharp/sweet yoghurt with plenty of flavour. What I actually got was a smooth yoghurt with the pink grapefruit fibres being visible and a slight cankery taste. There was no sharpness to the flavour and not other redeeming feature, the cankery taste was unusual and not at all welcome with creamy yoghurt base which, I imagine would be quite nice on it's own. A disappointing start!
LEMON AND LIME - This one started off much better, the yoghurt again was creamy and smooth, with there being a definite hit of citrus, though in my opinion nowhere near enough to get the taste buds pinging. None the less this was really enjoyable and would be one of my favourites out of the selection.
ORANGE AND NECTERINE - I was again hopeful with this one, combining two of my favourite yoghurt flavours I expected so much more than I actually got.
The yoghurt was a strange almost "false" orange colour, very synthetic looking, the initial smell was really sweet, assuming it couldn't possibly be as sweet tasting as smelling I tucked in.
The taste actually mad me gag, this dessert is the sweetest yoghurt I have ever taste, because this yoghurt combined sweet nectarine and orange, I was hoping the orange would be on the tart side, this in my opinion would offset the sweetness slightly, unfortunately they decided to put sweet necterine with even sweeter orange, not nice at all!
Finally....LEMON - This, again, I was hopeful about, this in part was due to the fact of how much more I had enjoyed the lemon and lime one than the others mentioned!
The lemon has a distinct and sharp smell that makes your mouth water in anticipation, unfortunately the taste is nowhere near as nice as it smells, though at least this one is edible.
This is not quite as nice as the lemon and lime, but is still nice and refreshing.
The nutritional information is as follows-
Lemon - Lemon and lime - Orange and nectarine - Pink grapefruit -
Per pot, Per pot, Per pot, Per pot,
41 kcal 50 kcal 49 kcal 49 kcal
6.9g carb 7.1g carb 4.9g carb 4.7g carb
0.1g fat 0.1g fat 0.1g fat 0.1g fat
This means that each pot is ½ a weight watchers point each.
Due to the fact this yoghurt contains sugars and sweeteners, you must take care with how much you eat as the phenylalaine in high amounts would induce a laxative effect on some people.
The price of this product was £1.00 for the four yoghurts, normal price would be around the £1.50 mark.
Would I recommend this....not a chance!
Even though the lemon based yoghurts were pleasant enough, they were not nice enough to encourage me to buy them more than once......disappointing!
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Asda sell these at £1.97 for a pack of 6 so they are quite expensive I comparison to the own brand low fat equivalents but are worth every penny due to the taste and content. Recently Tesco and Asda have been selling these for £1 for a pack or 2 packs for £3 so I would recommend stocking up on these!
If you have a craving for a low fat low calorie sweet snack then try these to satisfy your craving.
The pot is a pretty basic with the Weight Watchers logo on and a standard rectangular pot. Firstly the packaging/ lids are not the strongest so don't put them straight into a handbag or a packed lunch box where there is risk of the pot being spilt. Also when snapping off pots from the pack of six be careful that you don't rip the lids and open the pot of yogurt by mistake as this can happen with the covers!
There are four varieties of yoghurts
Lemon and lime, lemon, apricot and nectarine, lemon and pink grapefruit.
The lemon and lime and the lemon yoghurts are very tangy but not bitter. Really sweet and a very fresh light refreshing snack. These are usually my afternoon yoghurts!
The apricot and nectarine yoghurts are the creamiest but not at all sickly. These are my "morning yoghurts" refreshing but not tangy like the citrus flavours!
The pink grapefruit is my favourite flavour. Its fresh and fruity and just a little bit tangy. Its different to other yoghurts and one of the reasons I like these yoghurts as I don't know many other brands which do this flavour!! Its just a shame that there is only one of these flavours in the 6 pack and not two!
Excellent low fat snacks.... My boyfriend even eats them despite him not being a fan of the Weight Watchers brand and "low fat type food" therefore this is an endorsement in itself! These are one of the key items in my shopping trolley each week and will continue to be until I find a rival that comes close , in terms of taste , calories and fat content!
When doing my food shop, I am terrible for buying things just to stock up and never really eat them which results in them just being thrown away which is a waste really, however I am never really at home much so sometimes that can't be helped. I also like to try new things and often pick things up when they are on special offer just to try them first, instead of paying full price and either not eating them or not liking them.
When walking through my local Tesco, I came across Weight Watchers Citrus Fruit Yogurts on a buy one get one free offer. I am normally very loyal to the Muller brand however it was the Citrus Fruits flavours that initially caught my eye, in which I love anything a little bit tangy. So straight away two pack of these yogurts were put in my trolley, with my every intention of eating them. I was quite looking forward to them.
Weight Watchers is not a brand that I normally purchase. I have never been into purchasing brands that help you on your diet, and have always really bypassed this brand. My theory is you can eat what you like in moderation, little and often is the best policy on any diet.
The yogurts come with a cardboard case outside them with the Weight Watchers logo, and details of how many points this product is worth, which to me is meaningless, but helpful to those that follow the Weight Watchers diet. There are lot's of pictures of various fruits on the outer packaging, lemons, limes, oranges and pink grapefruit to get your mouth watering.
The nutritional information on these products is also very in depth. They do not give you details of one yogurt, they give the breakdown of the nutritional content for every flavour that is inside the pack which is good but to be honest, it only varies very slightly by literally 0.1g on various elements. It also gives you the complete breakdown of the ingredients within the product, which is actually very different and is not just the difference of the flavour that is added.
The yogurts are 120g each, with a maximum of 50 calories per pot, which is attractive, fat free and come in Lemon, Lemon and Lime, Pink Grapefruit and Orange & Nectarine, a nice variety of flavours that are a little unique when it comes to yogurts in my opinion. They are great as a dessert after a main meal or just as a snack.
I haven't tried every flavour however I have tried the Lemon and the Lemon and Lime and was very impressed with them to be honest. When you peal the lid from the top of the yogurt, the smell of the fruit hits your straight away, very pleasant and very zesty and I knew straight away that I was going to enjoy these.
The consistency of the yogurt is very thick, somewhat thicker than I anticipated for a yogurt as some products that you get tend to be a little watery, not this, it was very creamy almost not far from the consistency of a light mousse.
The taste was lovely, very tangy and with them being only small pots, it left me wanting another. I never came across any particular fruit or zest of the actual fruit within the yogurt, which didn't disappoint me, I was just expecting it. Although the flavours are tangy, they are not too over powering and are just adequate for a delightful dessert.
Considering I have never really experienced Weight Watchers products, I would give them top marks for these, however they are a little on the expensive side and i think I would only buy them again if they were on a buy one get one free again. At the end of the day you are paying for the brand name, and hoping to lose a little weight. I still have a couple of these little beauties in my fridge though so looking forward to tasting one of the other flavours.