“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Yoghurts „
I had written a review recently on the WeighWatchers Forest Fruits Fromage Frais, which I had heard about at my WeightWatchers meeting. I really liked them as they were cheap, tasty and fat free. So this week when I was shopping I went to the yoghurt aisle to pick them up again.
I saw these, the Summer Fruits version beside them, so I decided to buy these instead. Obviously they have a lot of similarities to the Forest Fruits Fromage Frais, so apologies if this review is very similar to my review of those!
The Fromage Frais comes in a pack of 4 little 100g tubs, covered in a cardboard sleeve that features the product information and a colourful photo of the fromage frais itself. Each pot is 1 ProPoint - these are fat free so they are healthy and can be enjoyed as part of a low fat diet even if you aren't on WeightWatchers. I like WeightWatchers' products very much as it's so easy to count up your daily points when all the information is right there on the packaging. I am allowed 26 ProPoints every day, so this fromage frais can easily fit into my daily diet.
There are 4 flavours in the pack - strawberry, raspberry, apricot and peach. At the bottom of every tub is some fruit compote, which has whole bits of fruit in it. The fruit compote is very tangy - I don't like yoghurt with 'bits' in it normally, but the fruit bits in this are lovely. I have to say that surprisingly, I wasn't keen on the strawberry version - it seemed a bit jam-like and artificial to me, but the peach, apricot and raspberry was delicious.
The fromage frais is thick, creamy, and slightly sweet; although despite containing artificial sweeteners, does not taste artificially sweet. Because the fromage frais is rich and creamy, I find these pretty filling - the 100g tub is more than enough to satisfy.
These taste lovely straight from the fridge, however I don't have a separate freezer in my kitchen; I just have a small freezer compartment at the top of my regular fridge. Sometimes things on the top shelf of my fridge freeze slightly as they are too close to the freezer compartment. When I grabbed the peach fromage frais to eat, I found that it had frozen almost solid. I of course have had frozen yoghurt before, but never frozen it myself. And it tasted absolutely lovely! Fresh and icy and delicious.
I ended up freezing the apricot and raspberry tubs on purpose. While it's not exactly the best weather to be eating frozen yoghurt right now, this will be lovely for during the summer as an ice-cream substitute, or if you are really wanting a frozen dessert.
I prefer these over the Forest Fruits version and will be buying them again, without a doubt.
These are around £1.50 per pack of 4.
SUMMER FRUITS LAYERED FROMAGE FRAIS
I do not buy many Weight Watcher products but their Fromage Frais is an absolute must!!
They are great for lunches,snacks or as a desert. And at just 50 to 58 calories per pot(depending on flavour) they wont add the pounds on. Being diabetic I particularly like them as I find they do not raise my sugar levels and they are something nice that I can eat when I feel the need for something sweet.
They come in a pack of four, the flavours are:- Apricot, Peach, Raspberry and Strawberry. They cost £1.50 and you get four 100g pots. Although up until recently they have been on offer at Tesco for £1.00. The pots have a cardboard sleeve over them, this has a picture on the top of the fruits that are in the fromage frais and a spoonful of the Fromage Frais . The words Weight Watchers Summer Fruits Layered Fromage Frais are printed above the picture along with the weight watcher points value. Down the side it lists the flavours and it says Fat Free. There is a little nutritional value on the top of the sleeve, this says :-
0.1g Saturated Fat
58 Calories Per Pot (or less)
The rest of the nutritional values are on one side of the sleeve and the ingredients for all four flavours are on the other side.
The fruit layer is at the bottom of the pot, it has a layer of fruit sauce with good bite size chunks of fruit in it. This really tastes fruity and tangy, like real fruit and not just purée.
The fromage frais is thick and creamy and when combined with the fruit layer makes for a lovely treat.
I always think they have a slight vanilla smell when you open them although this is not listed in the ingredients.
Wont pile the pounds on
Ideal for any time
I would definatly recommend Weights Watcher Fromage Frais, they are well worth the money.
I've just started buying these little 100g pots of fruity fromage frais as they are on offer at Tesco, currently just £1.00 for a pack of four. I've had this kind of dessert before and haven't been keen as they can be a bit sour and the fruit hard and tasteless. Well, these ones by Weight Watchers are fantastic. The fromage frais taste a little of vanilla and is lovely and sweet with a smooth texture. Underneath the fruit is also sweet and soft and not runny at all. The flavours in this pack are Raspberry, Apricot, Strawberry and Peach, all of which taste delicious.
Of course the best thing about Weight Watchers desserts is how gorgeous they are for so few calories! Each pot has around 50-60 calories and less than 0.1g of saturated fat. If you're on the Weight Watchers programme, one of these pots come in at 1 Point each.
I used to eat Muller Light yoghurts which are around 100 calories per pot and find them quite thin and unsatisfying, however with these I am saving 50 calories each time and feel much more satisfied afterwards. I've lost two stone since October 2009 and it's finding these little food swaps that really make the difference so THANK YOU Weight Watchers!
Weight watchers Summer fruits layered Fromage frais are little pots of low-fat heaven.
You get four 100g pots in a pack with the following flavours: apricot, peach, raspberry and strawberry. All are worth 1 points value on the weight watchers point system. It is artificially sweetened (along with actual sugar) with aspartame and acesulfame K.
The product consists of fromage frais which hides a fruit layer (12%) on the bottom. The fromage frais is a great texture, smooth and thick, and has the taste of vanilla. The fruit layer below is fantastic, fruit puree with bits of real fruit. It is rather sweet, but doesn't have the artificial sweetener taste that i find with a lot of low fat yoghurts. And you can really taste the actual fruit. You can either mix the 2 layers together, or eat them separately.
The final product is a great little treat, low in fat and sugar, without the artificial sweetener taste of some low fat yoghurts. Kind of hard to stop at one though!
Nutritional info per serving (varies depending on flavour):
Calories - 50-60kcal
Protein - 5g
Carbohydrates - 6-8g
sugars - 6-7g
Fat - 0.1g
I don't know about you, but for me very low fat yoghurts vary from being ok to runny slop. I love full fat creamy yoghurts with big chunks of fruit in them, but alas my food failures finally caught up with me and I'm now a member of Weightwatchers.
So being that I'm following weightwatchers, thats the first thing that attracted me to the these summer fruits layered fromage frais. At only 1 point a pot (a very low point value for those not familiar with WW) and only a half a point for the strawberry flavour, I thought they were at least worth a shot.
Secondly they were on special offer at Morrisons, only half price at 72p for a 4 pack. I've since seen this offer repeated regularly.
And thirdly I was hopeful that being fromage frais, it would be a better consistancy than most very low fat yoghurts.
Opening my first pot, the first noticable thing was the watery residue on the top wich I had to pour out. Reminding me of sour milk, I checked the use date...there was ages left and they definitely hadn't been left out of the fridge. So a bit apprehensively I took my first spoonful. And I have to say It's really nice. It's not sour at all, but subtly sweet and creamy tasting with a firm smooth texture. It is vanilla flavoured, so that banishes any bitterness in the fromage frais. Very nice!
But the best is yet to come, because at the bottom is a layer of fruit in thick syrup. This is delicious, and there was plenty of fruit compared to syrup, rather than the token piece of fruit you might find in other similar products. My main complaint here is that a bit more would be nice. I'd say the percentage of fruit layer to fromage frais is less than 25%. I think a third would be perfect!
So all in all a nice virtuous dessert which won't damage your diet.
Weightwatchers Summer fruits Fromage frais comes in 4 x 100g pots (strawberry, apricot, rasberry, peach)
They are completely fat free and have only 58 calories per pot (although do contain sugars and sweetners)
The allergy advice tells me this product contains soya and milk, and is suitable for a glutten free diet.
All packaging apart from the lids is recyclable.
51 fat free calories per pot.