“ Brand:Weight Watchers / Type: Yoghurts „
I have a thing about yogurt. A pretty serious thing, and there's very little that will upset me more than discovering I have bought substandard yogurt and having to wait until next week to get more. Unfortunately, this has been happening rather frequently recently, what with the whole Tesco Yoo fiasco, and now again with my penny pinching ways in Morrisons.
There I was, about to place 4 (exceedingly yummy) Morrisons toffee yogurts in my trolley, relying on the very very very very VERY long running offer of 4 for £1. Well. Imagine my devastation when I clocked that they were no longer 4 for £1, and coming in at 39p each! "This won't do", I thought to myself, when out of the corner of my eye what did I spy? Weight Watchers packs of 2x toffee and 2x vanilla on offer, 2 packs for £2. Bingo.
I figured the waist-friendly properties of these yogurts would simply be an added bonus because, frankly, when it comes to a good yogurt I really don't care how bad they are for me; I'm going to have it. Every day, maybe even twice. Unfortunately, although these are fabulous for a trim waist, when it comes to taste they are a bit disappointing.
The yogurts look alright, the toffee being a pale brown and the vanilla obviously cream; they smell quite as I would expect - sweet but with a slightly artificial tang. I personally didn't think either of them smelled strongly of their flavour, so there weren't really any mouth watering moments. When I looked closer I could also see they appeared a bit waxy, if that's the right word. There was 'sheen' where there should really just be cream. Not being a waster (and having no other yogurt in the house) I tucked in regardless. Their consistency is relatively thick but a bit gelatinous and I didn't find them creamy at all. Although the flavours are quite true to type, if a little subtle, and nicely sweet, the lack of creaminess was a spoiler for me. If you've ever had French set yogurt and mixed it all up with a spoon then that is what the consistency of these is like. I like French set yogurt, but not in toffee flavour!
Now being as they are such a saintly dessert, maybe I should not have expected them to be any different to what they are. Since each pot is a bounteous 120g, fat free and no more than 48 calories, these are always going to be a decent option for those who are calorie counting. The packaging helps with this too, especially if you are following a Weight Watchers plan; the ProPoints value (1 per pot) is displayed clearly for you to heed (or not, as the case may be) along with chunks of delicious looking toffee that hints at a taste you will not find here!
All in all these are yogurts that I doubt I will buy again. They are far from awful but they are not the nicest and I like my toffee yogurt to be creamier and thicker. I suppose if I was on a diet then these may get a higher rating, as they do satisfy an urge for something sweet and although they are overall rather similar to the Yoo yogurts that I'm just not impressed with, they taste better! Although I doubt I'll buy them again, I would recommend you give them a go if you are watching your weight.
** Important bits **
Each pot contains no more than: 48 calories (2% GDA); 5.9g sugar (7% GDA); 01g fat (<1% GDA); <0.1g saturates (<1% GDA); 0.2g salt (3% GDA).
[The values for the toffee and vanilla are slightly different, but those above are the maximums across the both of them.]
I have been following Weight Watchers for a while now and i personally find the key to following their diet well is to find good yummy food and snacks that are low in points. These yogurts do the trick for me.
The yogurts are a good size unlike other diet products where they can be a bit on the tiny side. You get 2 of each flavour in the pack. I actually think both flavours are equally nice. Light and creamy but not overly sickly which i have found from some other similar flavoured yogurts.
For Weight Watchers followers the points value is clearly printed on both the outer packaging and on each individual pot.
Quite often Weight Watchers products can be pretty expensive which has always put me off buying their products in the past. Howevert these yogurts arent bad value at all. Normally the pack of 4 is around £1.50 in supermarkets. However i frequently see these on offers such as 2 for £2.50 or sometimes £1 for one pack. They usually have a pretty good shelf life on them so when they on offer i get a few.
Even when im not on weight watchers i have enjoyed these yogurts - lovely taste at a good price - what more could i want.
Weight-watchers yoghurts are traditionally a good way of getting essential dairy (and calcium) when sticking to a diet such as weight watchers. As you may be aware, weight watchers have moved from the 'points' method which they have promoted for the last 15 years to the 'pro-points' I won't bore you with details of how the new pro-points method works, just to tell you that these yoghurts on the new system hold a value of 1 point, whereas they used to hold a value of half a point. In fact, nearly all the weight-watchers yoghurts are 1 point now, so traditionally people would opt for this yoghurt if they have a low point allowance, now they have greater flexibility on flavours.
So why choose this yoghurt? Well actually it has it's merits. The yoghurt itself is quite thick and creamy and does have a distinct taste of toffee or vanilla. I haven't actually tasted a 'full fat' vanilla or toffee yoghurt I would select over it. It is 'bit free' as you would expect from a vanilla yoghurt, but have to admit that the toffee would definately benefit from chinks of toffee (although this would send its points value through the roof!). As a yoghurt, it is plesent enough, but used in a weight watchers smoothy it is heavenly! Either flavour, mixed with banana, walnuts and skimmed milk is delish and low in points value!
I have these yoghurts as a breakfast because I simply cannot tolerate food at the early hour I wake, but have to admit that it doesn't keep me full- they are not very filling at all and I could easily eat all 4!
Finally, even if you are not following the diet, these are a nice addition to your trolley. They are often on special offer in the supermarkets so can make excellent value!
I am a keen member of weightwatchers and find that it is the only diet that I can ever stick - even then I have my moments!
Weight watchers is always a lot easier if you can buy low point products, particularly from their range as the points are clearly marked on all of the packaging. Trouble is a lot of their products can be almost double the price of indentical items. What I do is buy the things that will make a difference in points value, I do also like to try new products because if they taste a lot better then its worth it.
I first tried these yoghurts last year when they were on a special offer at half price. They were still quite a bit more expensive than other similar products, but I wanted to try them. Oh I wish I hadn't - they are lovely!
I have a real thing about yoghurts that have bits in. For as long as I can remember it has been the same, if a yoghurt has bits in it I just can't eat it. This limits me a lot and I find that I cant eat many of them. These yoghurts in the toffee and vanilla flavours dont have any bits in them and are very smooth and velvity.
The vanilla flavour is quite subtle but very creamy and feels like your eating a treat. The toffee flavour is very sweet and is lovely at the end of a meal. Because they are so low points you can have mroe than one in a day if your sweet tooth is feeling active.
Im sad to say that I dont eat these yoghurts on a regular basis because they are quite expensive but when they are on offer I stock up.
I picked up these Weight Watchers Toffee and Vanilla Yoghurts for 69p from Morrisons which I thought was good value for 4 low calorie yoghurts and with the lovely sweet flavours of toffee and vanilla to tempt me, I had to give them a try. As they had the added benefit of the 'Weight Watchers' logo, I guessed they'd be good for the old waistline which I'm trying to shrink so how could I possibly go wrong?
The packaging is fairly standard for yoghurt packaging these days and consists of a cardboard sleeve around the four plastic yoghurt pots that are stuck together ready for 'snapping' apart. The yoghurts are 120g sized pots and in my opinion are a decent sized yoghurt for a snack or pudding.
The four yoghurts pack consists of two vanilla yoghurts and two toffee yoghurts so not the usual choice of four flavours but the yoghurts were as described so no problem there.
Each pot has a weight watchers points value of a half, so for those following a Weight Watchers' points diet, it is possible to safely eat the yoghurt and count it's points' value or half a point should I say! The individual yoghurts have around 50 calories per pot and 0.1g of fat so all in all they really are a very low calorie and low fat option for those watching their weight.
My first yoghurt of choice was the Toffee flavour. Now my favourite toffee yoghurts are the Muller Light ones, so perhaps because my taste buds did not experience the same taste sensation of Muller, they were disappointed at first, but I'm glad to report that as I savoured each mouthful, the flavour actually did prove to be quite yummy and the fact that the delicious flavour was accompanied by so little naughtiness in the way of calories and fat, it made the whole pot just so much more enjoyable. Not a 5 star taste experience, but not bad either. The yoghurt itself was quite runny and not as creamy as I normally like, but in my experience of low calorie yoghurts, this is not particularly unusual.
My second yoghurt of choice was the Vanilla flavour. Again I'm quite fond of the Muller Light version, so in I delved, hoping for more of the same. Disappointed is all I can say. Although the vanilla flavour is there, it is not strongly flavoured and tastes somewhat artificial and even worse... it really does taste like a low calorie option which although I'm a big fan of low calorie options, I don't like to know that I am eaching such things simply by the taste. Again, this yoghurt was fairly runny and not at all creamy.
Overall, I'm not blown away by these yoghurts and will probably not be purchasing them again unless the 69p offer is long lived and there's nothing else at a similar price.
Thanks for reading my review and I hope you liked it :-)
Good luck with dieting too if you are on that highway!
I've recently joined weightwatchers in an attempt to lose a bit of weight for the summer holidays so I'm loving the weight watcher range that specifies exactly how many points the product contains.
After being pleasantly suprised by many of the products I thought I would give the toffee and vanilla yogurts a try, the fact they are made by yoplait also gave me confidence that they would be good!!
The usual price is £1.38 for 4 pots, but they are usually on some sort of offer either reduced to £1 or buy one get one free etc.
Each pot is 120g, 2 are vanilla flavour and 2 are toffee. I must admit at first I thought that they were all a mixture of toffee and vanilla flavours in 1 pot, but the fact it wasn't was no problem to me.
The yoghurt pots come in a cardboard sleeve- all packaging is recyclable.
With only 50 calories and less than 0.1g of saturated fat, you can eat dessert without going off track. This works out as only 1/2 a point, so even if like me you're not happy until the lot are gone, then its only 2 points anyway! (To put that in perspective for those of you unaware of the points system, I am allowed 20 per day)
The yoghurts taste as you would expect a diet product to- they are not intensely creamy or full of chunky bits of toffee!! Both flavours taste a little artificial, the vanilla is not so bad and does taste like vanilla unlike the toffee one which doesn't really taste like toffee at all.
However, they are still tasty and they definitely hit the spot if you fancy something sweet after dinner. The consistensy is very good too, not watery at all.
Unfortunately these yoghurts are not suitable for those allergic to milk.
The selling point for me is the fact that I know that I have only eaten 1/2 a point with one of these. I know that there are other 0%fat yoghurts on the market that may be better value or taste but quite often they come in huge tubs that I have no self control over eating the lot!
I would definitely buy these again but I plan on trying the other flavours first in a hope that they are even better.
I'm a big fan of yogurt, always have been, always will be. It's one of those little sweet treat snacks that eases the need for sugary goods and tastes delightful without being heavy or causing me to bloat. There are so many yogurt products on the market from a vast array of brands that it is sometimes difficult to choose well and avoid high calorie yogurts. With Weight Watchers yogurts, I know exactly what I'm getting and how many points there are within the product without having to get my Weight Watchers points calculator out, or look the nutritional information up online before leaving the house.
For those unaware of Weight Watchers - they are a company that aim to help followers lose weight easily without feeling deprived of treats or suffering with hunger pangs. Weight Watchers run meetings all over the UK where local members can get together weekly to be weighed and talk about healthy eating, exercise and how to lose weight. However, I will state that you do not have to attend Weight Watchers meetings to follow their diet plan. I do not attend the meetings and am doing fantastically with my weight loss following their way of eating, and weigh myself once a week. You can find out more information about who they are, what they do, and what they can do for you at their official website: www.weightwatchers.co.uk.
I've found that pretty much every supermarket stock the Weight Watchers Toffee and Vanilla yogurts, including Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys and Morrisons. I've also seen them stocked in Co-op, Costcutter and some other smaller local grocery stores. Out of all the Weight Watchers yogurt products, these are the easiest to get your hungry hands on!
These Weight Watchers Toffee and Vanilla yogurts are to be found in the chiller section of stores, in the same place as the regular yogurts. They're usually easy to spot as all the Weight Watchers yogurts and chilled desserts tend to be grouped together on the shelves. If you're having trouble finding them amongst the seemingly millions of other yogurts, just keep an eye out for the Weight Watchers logo on the packaging.
The yogurts come packaged in a set of four pots, surrounded by a cardboard sleeve. The front of the sleeve carries the Weight Watchers logo fairly large towards the top of the sleeve, along with the name of the product and the points value per yogurt pot pasted across a background image showing a vanilla yogurt laden spoon surrounded by chunks of delicious looking toffee. There is a banner to the right stating that this product is 'fat free' and provides the weight of the product. The sleeve also provides the nutritional information 'at a glance'. The back of the cardboard sleeve holds the full nutritional information, ingredients lists, Weight Watchers blurb, contact details and barcode. Each yogurt is concealed from sight inside an opaque plastic yogurt pot, each with a label reproducing the background image from the cardboard sleeve and stating the flavour of the yogurt inside.
To look at, these 'Weight Watchers Toffee and Vanilla yogurts' don't look like much, and for me, I eat two at a time as a serving if eating them as a stand alone snack. Inside the pot, the vanilla yogurt is a creamy, off-white in colour and when dipped into with a spoon, can appear a little on the thin side if you are used to tucking into high calorie, thick yogurt or fromage frais. The toffee yogurt is a creamy brown in colour, the same colour you would expect a piece of toffee to be. Again, the yogurt can seem to appear a little thin, however this is normal of a low calorie yogurt and can understandably be off putting for some.
Once the lids on these yogurt pots have been peeled back, the sweet aroma of the yogurts is set free. The vanilla yogurt itself smells wonderfully appetising, having a hearty, creamy smell with that recognisable vanilla scent sweeping through. The toffee flavour yogurt has a deliciously rich, deep toffee aroma that never fails to set my mouth off watering in anticipation. The yogurts smell fantastically sweet and avoid having that 'factory made flavour' smell about them that some cheaper yogurts can hold.
The two flavours supplied with these yogurts are your general run of the mill yogurt flavours, nothing special, but they definitely do not lack in the taste department! The vanilla yogurt holds itself well, having a wonderfully creamy and rich, vanilla laden taste in the mouth. The vanilla yogurt is sweet with a lingering flavour without being sickly. The toffee yogurt is also rich and creamy in texture. It provides a distinct toffee flavour that is enough to satisfy the sweet tooth without being overpowering. The toffee and vanilla flavours given by this product are exactly the same as those given by the 'Muller Light' flavours and therefore cannot be faulted.
On the whole, in my opinion, these yogurts are a staple product to have in my fridge. Counting points when following a Weight Watchers eating plan an be difficult at times, so I do like to have the odd ready pointed Weight Watchers product in the fridge or cupboard to make snack times easy and hassle free. These yogurts are one of those products that I will purchase time and time again because I enjoy the taste, they are low in points and are a quick fix when craving something sweet. I like to use a pot of the vanilla yogurt to make a light, low point and speedy dessert for after tea by pouring a single pot of vanilla yogurt over two Weight Watchers (or Tesco Light Choices) lemon cake slices. Yum yum!
The only downside to these yogurts is that they may not to be to everyone's taste. Unfortunately they aren't as thick as more luxurious yogurts but this is the price you pay for a low calorie and fat yogurt!
Yogurt, Water, Oligofructose, Fructose-Glucose Syrup, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Toffee (0.3%) (Caramel, Butter, Salt), Colour: E150b, Stabilisers: Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Flavourings.
Nutrition: Toffee per 120g pot
Energy: 206 kJ / 48 kcal
Protein: 4.7 g
Carbohydrate: 7.0 g
of which Sugars: 6.6 g
Fat: 0.1 g
of which Saturates: <0.1 g
Fibre: 0.9 g
Sodium: 0.07 g
Salt equivalent: 0.2 g
Yogurt, Water, Fructose Syrup, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Stabilisers: Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Flavourings, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Colours: Lutein, Plain Caramel, Beta Carotene.
Nutrition: Vanilla per 120g pot
Energy: 213 kJ / 50 kcal
Protein: 4.6 g
Carbohydrate: 7.8 g
of which Sugars: 7.4 g
Fat: 0.1 g
of which Saturates: <0.1 g
Fibre: <0.1 g
Sodium: 0.07 g
Salt equivalent: 0.2 g
Allergy Information: Contains milk.
Dietary Information: Not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
Weight Watchers points per pot: 0.5 points.
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I brought these Weight Watchers Toffee And Vanilla Yogurts in Morrisons when they was on special offer at 69p for 4 yogurts. I thought they was going to be 4 different toffee and vanilla combos not just a plain 2 toffee and 2 vanilla yogurts but that should teach me to look at the labels properly! lol
The vanilla ones are quite nice, they're a lot thinner than I thought they'd be but have got a nice sweet vanilla flavour. I think they've got a bit of a custard taste to them and like the sweetness of them, they deffo taste like low fat yogurts but are still proper nice. I think the yogurt would be even nicer if it had a creamier texture and it's not a majorly exciting flavour but there are less than 50 cals in a pot so it's deffo better for me to eat one of these instead of that bag of Mccoys that's in the back of the cupboard!
The toffee yogurts are crap. They're proper weak tasting and have got a runny texture, I'm not mad keen on plain toffee yogurts anyway but these ones are really bad. The thinness of the yogurt makes the toffee taste dead faint and they've got a mad sweetness that lasts for ages in your mouth. This one has only got 50 calories in it as well so it's got to be shedloads of sweeteners in it, I think this comes through in the after taste anyway because the 1 pot of the toffee yogurt I ate left me with a weird chemical taste in my mouth after each spoon.
I won't buy these yogurts again and like I said it's my own fault for not reading the box properly! Even though I have said the vanilla ones are ok they're not that good that I'd buy them again, the toffee ones are just a waste of time for me as well because they don't hardly taste of toffee anyway and the weird after taste is dead annoying. My mum likes the Weight Watchers yogurts but even she said she didn't want the left over toffee one because she's brought these before and HATES the taste of them even though she loves the creamy toffee ones you get in Sainsburys.
Not recommended.... low in fat but proper dull yogurts!!!
I love yoghurts of all kinds! I much prefer them to eating a bar of chocolate as I find them more filling and they are so versatile. You can mix them into unset jelly with fruit to make a delicious dessert, pile them on top of your museli, wheatabix or granola for breakfast or just eat them on their own.
I tend to choose my yoghurts by price. I am not partial to a certain brand in particular so when I saw that these Weight Watchers Yoghurts were on offer I purchased some.
~ The Packaging ~
These Weight Watchers yoghurts are sold in packs of four with two of each flavour. In this case two vanilla, and two toffee. They are presented in a cardboard sleeve to prevent them being damaged in transit. The lids are rather flimsy and are easily punctured so if putting them in your bag make sure they are very well protected as I have had an accident or two with these!
On the pot they mention that each 120g yoghurt is worth 1/2 point and the vanilla flavour has 50 calories and the toffee 48 calories. This is very good seeing as an 11 stone woman can have around 18 points a day.
~ The Yoghurts ~
~ Vanilla ~
Both of the yoghurts have a very thick and creamy consistency. The vanilla yoghurt is very flavoured and not in an artificial way - I would say that this almost tastes like custard. The smell of vanilla usually makes me feel quite sick but this has a subtle scent.
~ Toffee ~
The toffee yoghurt flavour is quite bland and is my least favourite of the two. The smell is quite strong but if I didn't know it was toffee before eating it I wouldn't have been able to guess.
I usually pop one of these in my bag for lunchtime and they are surprisingly filling for being such as small pot and low in calories.
~ Price and Availability ~
Usually priced at around £1.49 I purchased these from Tescos for just £1. They are regularly this price at Tesco but Morrisons have them on offer from time to time at 74p. They are available in all major supermarkets in the milk/dairy aisle.
Overall these are great value for money as they are very filling, have a great flavour and will not ruin your diet. 4 Dooyoo Stars from me. Unfortunately the Toffee yoghurt let this brand down.
As you may know from reading some of my other reviews, I have been on a diet/ healthy eating plan since the new year. I am definitely a snacker, it is this constant grazing which has lead me to need to go on a diet in the first place.
I have replaced most of my snacks with healthy fruit, and veggie strips, plus my own vegetable soups. But sometimes a little sweetness is needed to hit the spot. I have been loving the Mullur lights but when I saw these on offer in Asda, I thought I would give them a go.
What are they ?
They come as a pack of four 120g yoghurts, there are two toffee flavour and two vanilla flavour in the pack. They are made by Yoplait but are under the Weight Watchers brand.
Does the packaging entice?
They are clearly aimed at people who are trying to loose weight, the pack and individual pots have banners proudly saying 'Fat free' 'less than 50 calories' and 'only 1/2 a point' (for those following the Weight watchers program).
The toffee pot has a picture of delicious looking chunks of toffee, it makes you want to peel the lid and dip in to what promises to be a sticky toffee pudding substitute.
The vanilla pot is not so appealing, it has a picture of a bowl of yoghurt and a little cream jug.
The pots are the a standard square style, with peel back lids.
Most important, what do they taste like ?
Well I will do this individually for each flavour
Toffee - when I peeled back the lid I was expecting to be hit by the toffee smell, yet I wasn't in fact I couldn't really smell the toffee until I was eating it. It is beige in colour and very runny. I was hoping it would be a bit thicker, you had to really hurry in getting the spoon from pot to mouth otherwise it would drip off.
The taste was ok, it had a distinct toffee 'flavouring' but it didn't come anywhere close to tasting like toffee. I like to trick myself into thinking I had had a treat and this just didn't hit the spot.
Vanilla - This time the vanilla smell was non existent, it didn't smell of anything at all, even when I had the spoon up to my nose.
The texture and constistancy was the same as the toffee, it would have been better to drink it through a straw than use a spoon.
As for the taste, it didn't taste like vanilla at all, not a hint or a tint. If I was blindfolded I really wouldn't have known it was a vanilla yoghurt.
It was just tasteless.
Overall verdict -
Well I realise they are a 'diet' product but they tasted just like that. They were watery and flavourless. I was disappointed with both of the flavours. After I had eaten them I didn't feel like I had eaten anything.
I spotted these when doing some general shopping and thought I'd give them a go, as I like to have dessert but am trying to lose a little bit of weight pre-christmas! Gotta get into those dresses...
The packaging of these is somewhat unglamorous, but it does it's job. These yoghurts come in a four pack, two vanilla and two toffee. The pots are fairly small, but big enough to round off a meal nicely. They are cheap plastic and not very sturdy but it's not exactly a problem! The tops are easy to peel off and they are a good shape: easy access!
The yoghurts are nice and thick, though a little runny for my liking, but then i like a very thick yoghurt. I don't particularly like the taste of the toffee yoghurt, I find it a bit sickly sweet. However, the vanilla yoghurt has a lovely taste, not too plain, not too sweet. I'd be happy if they sold these in a four pack of vanilla actually!
I will buy them again, as they are good value, only a couple of pounds. Also, they are only 50 calories a pot, so a lovely low fat little treat.
The other night while shopping in Tesco the youghurt sectio looked like a bomb had hit it, there were wide gaps on the shelves and also some yoghurt had spread its wings across some of is colleagues and as such I noticed that these Weight Watchers Toffee and Vanilla Yoghurts were on special offer of two packs for £2.49 so I thought I would give them a try.
Well they certainly help you to loose weight even though that is something I'm not concerned about however the reason they will help you loose weight is the fact that they are so tasteless that just like me you will probably end up throwing them in the bin rather than eat the remaining youghurts.
I love the smell and taste of vanilla and combining it with toffee sounded like a winning idea, texture wise the youghurt comes out of the pot fairly thick and creamy looking, it is a rather unattractive brown colour but then I would have expected that, the problem is that there is really no discernable flavour to them and they have a rather yucky chemical after taste to them as well.
No matter how few calories they might be I would avoid buying these they are not worth it.
Everybody thinks Weight Watchers foods are just for people who diet but they can do some really tasty stuff like their yogurts range for example...
The one I am reviewing today is 'Toffee & Vanilla Yogurts' which are described as smooth & creamy and have two of each flavour and are covered in a cardboard wrapper.
Each pot weighs 120g and the contents are made with sugar and sweeteners.
The calories are brilliant at 5o calories per pot or less depending on the flavour, and cost £1.38 on BOGOF at Morrisons recently.
There is usually a few weeks use by date on the product so that's good for having a quick dessert or snack straight from the fridge. The allergy advice is that they contain milk but are gluten free.
Yoplait make these in France and the points per dessert are pointed on the back of the wrapper:
Toffee is 48 calories each and has 6.6g sugar.
Vanilla has 50 calories and 7.4g sugar and the fat content is 0.1g in both.
These desserts are really low in fat of course but are very tasty too, very surprisingly rich and brilliant at only half a point each pot!
The toffee is a really light brown colour and really thick in consistency and is really strong in flavour and quite sour I think. The vanilla is a light cream and a bit thinner and lovely on top of tinned fruit as a cold type of custard almost...
These are really yummy to say they are diet food, I was surprised by how creamy they were and rich and thick! Well worth eating if there's nothing else in, lol ;)
Five stars even though I'm not on a diet, lol, because both types taste really natural :)
I bought a pack of four toffee and vanilla flavour yoghurts from Asda for £1 but am aware this was a special offer ( I stocked up on others whilst there!). Although not on a diet as such I do try and watch what I eat and like to try different types of yoghurt. A friend suggested I try these and so though I would give them a shot. The pots are 120g each and if following the plan they are half a point each thats around 50 calories a pot.
I tend to take a yoghurt to work with fruit or eat one in the morning alongside some fruit and not as a dessert if you will.
Vanilla- this one is my favourite of the two it has to be said. Although not a strong vanilla flavour it wasn't an artificial tasting one either. I wouldn't say its a creamy yoghurt more like the muller ones that are quite thin and that is my biggest complaint about these yoghurts to be honest.
Toffee- as far as toffee yoghurts go its not the best, thin again reminding me of muller yoghurts. The flavour was not the best basically because it wasn't heavily flavoured....put it this way in a blind taste test I don't think you would be able to point it out as the toffee one.
As previously mentioned the biggest disappointment is that the yoghurts are thin. They are better than other lighter yoghurts I have tried and would pick them over the others I have sampled.
==WEIGHT WATCHERS TOFFEE AND VANILLA YOGURTS==
Lets get something straight..I am not on a diet. However, I often succumb to trying new healthy eating or diet products if I ever spot them in the shops.
My latest discovery is Weight Watchers Toffee and Vanilla flavour yogurts. These little pots caught my eye while walking around my local Asda, and being a fan of most yogurts, I had to give them a try, so into our trolley they went.
_Toffee flavour was definitely going to be the first one that I tried. I am a big fan of most toffee yogurts especially Muller, so I hoped that these weight watchers ones wouldn't disappoint. There were two of these in the packet, so I ripped the packaging open and dived in for a Toffee flavoured one._
The pots of yogurt came in a cardboard sleeve, which held the yogurts together really nicely. I wouldn't necessarily say that the product was eye catching, and I did have to get closer to the packaging to get more of an idea what I was actually going to be purchasing.
The pots contain 120g of yogurt. The toffee pot itself wasn't to fancy, pretty plain to be honest. WeightWatchers was written on the front of the pot in blue writing, with the word toffee written underneath and a picture of creamy looking caramel colour yogurt on a spoon.
===Cost and Availabilty===
A package of 4 yogurts cost me £1.19 from my local Asda. In my opinion, this is quite a high price, for four yogurts. Asda does there own pack of low fat yogurts for a mere 89p, but perhaps the test was going to be in the taste. I have also seen these yogurts in Tesco, for roughly the same price, though they are not always there when I have walked down the yogurt aisle, so they are either really popular or the supermarkets just don't supply them at all times.
The time had come for me to tuck into the Toffee flavoured yogurt. I sat up at the table, teaspoon in hand (I have a "phobia" of eating yogurts with dessert or soup spoons). I peeled the lid back and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with what I was dealing the with. The yogurt looked very creamy and thick, I was having my doubts about this as it is a low fat dessert. The colour was very appetising too, quite a deep dark golden caramel colour. The appearance of the yogurt was a lot better than I was expecting and it did look like the pot contained a reasonable amount of yogurt.
It was almost time to tuck in, but first the smell test had to be taken. When I initially peeled back the lid, I was only given the slight smell of something, it didn't actually smell to toffee like- just a yogurt. But as I leaned in closer to the little pot, a definite creamy, toffee/caramel flavour wafted up and danced up my nostrils, sending me almost to heaven. That was it I couldn't wait any longer....
I dipped my teaspoon into the creamy looking yogurt and gave it a little mix to make sure it was creamy all the way through, then I drew out my spoon and brought it teasingly towards my mouth. By this time my taste buds were getting angry with me and willing me to hurry up. So I popped the spoon into my mouth, loaded with the delicious looking yogurt. Mmmm! For a low-fat yogurt the taste was absolutely delicious. It wasn't overly sweet, though it did have a taste of real toffee, the yogurt was extra creamy and after Id had one spoonful, I automatically went back for another. The yogurt was quite thick, not at all watery. The yogurt had definitely passed the taste test.
Unsurprisingly being a WeightWatchers product, these little treats are very low in fat, in fact the pot states that they are fat free...not bad! The toffee yogurt contains an extremely good 48 calories, and if you are on the weight watchers diet, they only provide half a point. Now I don't know if its just me, but for such a creamy delicious dessert these nutrition values are excellent.
==VANILLA FLAVOURED YOGURT==
After devouring both of the toffee yogurts, much to my sadness, there was only vanilla yogurts left in the weight watchers range. So mid afternoon, when I was feeling slightly peckish, I thought the time had come for me to sample to Vanilla flavour. To be honest I wasn't really looking forward to these ones as much as the toffee ones, but I thought what the hell and gave it a try
Like the toffee, there are two of the vanilla flavour in the pack of four. They are again concealed in a cardboard sleeve. The 120g yogurt pots looking similar to the toffee ones again. Weight watchers written in blue writing, this time however Vanilla written underneath, and unsurprisingly the picture of a creamy looking vanilla yogurt on a spoon. In my opinion the pot of the vanilla is pretty boring, perhaps to do with the fact the most dominant colour on it, is white.
So there I was, sitting at my breakfast bar, with the little pot of Vanilla yogurt in front of me, and my teaspoon (hehe!?). I was beginning to wish it was a toffee flavoured yogurt I had here, but I thought I'd at least give the little mite a try. So I peeled off the lid and I wasn't too surprised. The yogurt was a pure white colour; in fact it did look a bit more appealing than I had thought. It wasn't watery in any way and the consistency of it looked quite thick.
The smell of the vanilla yogurt wasn't as dominant as that of the toffee though. Though as I got closer to the little pot, there was a definite smell of vanilla yogurt. It just smelt exactly like that of a Muller, or the vanilla yogurt you get in fruit corners. The smell was quite pleasant, but sadly it wasn't too over powering.
The time had come for me to take the taste test. I dipped in my spoon, mixed the yogurt up, again to make sure it was creamy all the way through and not watery in any way. I then brought the spoon up to my lips, closed them over the spoon and took my first taste of the little pud. Well, it was definitely vanilla flavour, it had the same taste as Muller vanilla yogurt, which in my opinion is a lovely taste. I was pleasantly surprised, the yogurt was creamy and smooth and slipped down my throat leaving a delicious creamy and semi-sweet taste in my mouth.
Much the same as the toffee flavour yogurt, although the vanilla contains 2 more calories; 50 calories. Still an amazing surprise for the actual taste which is creamy and delicious. Again we are told that this yogurt it fat free, and contains only half a point on the weight watchers diet. Amazing.
==WOULD I RECCOMEND==
Definitely, unlike most healthy eating or low fat yogurts, these ones and creamy, yet sweet and deliciously thick and smooth. In my opinion I much preferred the toffee ones, and I think weightwatchers should sell the toffee ones in packs of four, instead of two vanilla, as I think I'd be more inclined to buy them. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the vanilla flavour, but i find I need a bit more flavour when it comes to yogurt. I suppose the vanilla yogurt would be nice drizzeled over a meringue and fruit or something along those lines. And because they are so low in fat and calories you can afford to have more than one in a day!!