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Brand: Yeo Valley / Type: Yoghurts

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      17.07.2012 20:00
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      You won't be disappointed!!!

      This delicious, thick and creamy yoghurt is the best yoghurt I have so far encountered. I like my yoghurts to be of a creamy consistency, not necessarily with fruit. This one fits the bill offering a deliciously natural yoghurt of the perfect texture.

      The only thing that might put you off when comparing Yeo Valley to similar brands is the price, but I can tell you that you definitely get what you pay for here! This yoghurt is quality, by the experts in yoghurty goodness and for yoghurt I would not want to compromise on flavour, so I only buy this every so often.

      This yoghurt is also available in smaller pots, Greek style yoghurt pots, kids yoghurts and in a variety of different flavours. This makes it suited to a wide range of tastes, so if you are not personally a fan of natural yoghurt then try one of their different flavours.

      They also offer special limited edition pots seasonally and these are often delicious! Small pots for individuals or lunch boxes are sold alongside the larger pots.

      Makes a great healthy dessert or for breakfast with fruits. A versatile product, natural yoghurt can also be used if you have curry, for the "cooling" part of the dish.

      Health benefits of yoghurt are numerous, with the live bacteria helping to regulate your gut bacteria. Yoghurt also leaves you with a pleasantly "full" feeling, so you could say it makes you less inclined to pig out on other things! Aside from these is the obvious calcium benefit, as yoghurt is a milk derivative.

      Excellent top of the range simply delicious yoghurt!

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        31.05.2012 02:55
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        5/5

        After reading some pretty horrendous articles about dairy farming, I recently went through a brief phase of not drinking or eating dairy products. I noticed a difference in my energy levels straight away - they hit rock bottom, which I found bizzare as I never drank a lot of milk or consumed a lot of dairy to begin with, and after a couple of days I even started craving full fat milk which isn't like me at all! I made the decision a couple of days ago to introduce dairy products back into my diet as long as they were good quality and organic.

        Yeo Valley is a brand that is easily available and their products are stocked in all the major supermarkets such as Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda and so on. They are a little more expensive than own brand versions of milk and yoghurt but as their products are organic and generally better in quality, I feel that it is worth paying an extra 50p or so. I usually buy the Tesco's own range of natural yoghurt, but as it is not organic I have replaced it with Yeo Valley's natural yoghurt which the company describe as 'the original one'.

        This yoghurt is available in either small 150 gram pots or larger 500 gram pots. A small pot is priced at around 50 pence while the larger one is on average £1.50. I paid £1.50 for the 500 gram pot that I bought from my local Tesco store, which is 50p more than the same sized pot of Tesco's own brand natural yoghurt, but as I said before I am willing to pay extra as in my opinion, or as far as I am aware, organic cows that can roam free rather than being caged up have a better quality of life and therefor produce better milk. I've heard a lot of rumours that there is no difference between organic and non-organic but I like to think i'm doing my bit by choosing organic. Also, organic dairy cows are not subjected to the amount of steroids, antibiotics and chemicals etc that non-organic cows are injected with so obviously that is an enormous advantage.

        This yoghurt can be purchased in an 'original' flavour which is the one that I am reviewing but there's also a lot of other flavours to choose from, for example strawberry, coconut and so on. A zero percent fat version is also available which I actually didn't realise until I checked Yeo Valley's website out - I will certianly be purchasing the zero percent calorie one next time as there is a big difference in calories. The original version has a green and white colour scheme and comes in a simple pot with a plastic lid that pulls off. It has a foil type lid which I remove but it can be kept on. The branding is good - eye catching and it has all the info on the pot that you need to make a buying decision. I love the little flower detailing too.

        One of the statements on the front of the pot is 'supporting British, family farms' which I think is great and it informs me that it is made from fresh, British milk and not imported milk. Another statement is 'proper organic bio live yeogurt'. It contains live cultures including bifidobacterium, lactobacillus acidophilus and streptococcus thermophilus. I had no idea what live yoghurt or live cultures were, until a quick google search. Turns out, this simply means that the yoghurt contains live bacteria, which apparently help to stimulate the gut's friendly bacteria and it also helps to keep bad bacteria at bay.

        The yoghurt itself is white in colour with a lovely, smoothe, thick and creamy texture. You can tell that it's of good quality as it isn't at all blobby or wattery. I have found with cheaper brands of natural yoghurt it easily congeils or milky water starts to appear at the top, where as this has been in my fridge unopened for two days and it still looks as luxuriously thick and creamy as when I first opened it. The taste is similar to the usual brand of plain, natural yoghurt that I used to buy, except it doesn't have a bitter edge to it like the other brand does and it is a lot richer. It's a very versatile taste and it can be used in either sweet or savoury dishes. It's great for cooling down homemade curries or it can be eaten with some fruit and nuts for a healthy pudding. There are lots of different possibilities and in my opinion this is tasty enough to be eaten on its own, although as it's so rich I don't think I could eat a lot of it.

        The calories in this yoghurt are pretty low in my opinion at just 124 calories per 150 grams. There's also plenty of protein and calcium so it's certianly a healthy option. I was quite suprised to see that although it has no added sugar, the sugar content is still quite high at 6.3 grams per 150g, but as this is natural sugar it doesn't bother me too much. I overall reccomend this yoghurt - it's organic, tasty, versatile and most importantly affordable!

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        12.07.2010 11:43
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        organic yogurt with good source of calcium

        My family consumes yogurt daily and we had been using either Onken or Tesco own yogurts. My husband brought Yeo valley organic yogurt recently and i was very surprised with its good taste, quality and the organic ingredients used in this product.
        The yogurt is creamy white in colour, thick, smooth, creamy and delicious. The real taste of natural yogurt can be felt once put in the mouth. It does not taste too sweet as there is no added sugar and the natural mild sweet taste comes from the ingredient organic milk's naturally occurring sugar. The yogurt should be kept refrigerated.
        The yogurt comes in a white polypropylene pot. The packaging is environmentally friendly. The rigid outer card surrounds a thin, enclosed polypropylene pot. This outer card can be UN zipped and recycled. The outer look is a mixture of green and white colour with a clear label of 'Yeo valley organic natural probiotic yogurt'. The lid contains the label and the Use by date.
        The yogurt is made from cow's organic milk. Yogurt is a cultured milk, it is produced by adding a specific bacterial culture to milk. This natural yogurt uses specially selected probiotic cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria) which help to maintain a healthy digestive system. The product is free from all artificial additives, and preservatives, free from gluten and is suitable for vegetarians.
        Nutrition information of 100gm
        Energy: 344KJ
        Protein: 4.5 gm
        Carbohydrate of which sugars 6.6gm
        Fat 4.2 gm (of which saturates 2.6 gm)
        Fibre: 0.0 gm
        sodium: 0.08 gm
        Calcium: 165 mg
        A 100gm of this yogurt would supply 20% calcium of the recommended daily allowance.
        This yogurt is available in 1kg Pot, 500g Pot, and 150g
        A 1kg tub costs around £2.39.
        It is indeed a good healthy product, especially for those organic food lovers.

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          10.11.2009 21:55
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          Yummy in your packed lunch

          I like having a yogurt with my packed lunch at work and had gone through most of the supermarket own brands, Mullerlight etc, but was starting to suspect that they weren't as healthy as I thought as they seemed to contain a lot of sugar and sweeteners. So I thought I'd give this a try as it is 'natural' bio live yogurt with no added ingredients. It also contains 'good' bacteria which are supposed to be good for your digestion.

          I bought this in small individual pots in Sainsbury's for only 24p each (bargain!) but it's also available in a large pot which is around £1.19. The small pots are made of a kind of coated cardboard with a peelback foil lid. On opening, the yogurt appears creamy white and smooth, with no discernable lumps. It had gone a bit thicker round the lid but with a quick stir it all looked fine. It looked thicker than I'd anticipated which was a good thing, because I don't like watery yogurts and was a bit suspicious that this might be a bit too healthy and not at all creamy!

          On tasting this, I wasn't disappointed. It had a mild yet tangy taste and was every bit as creamy and delicious as I'd imagined. It tasted almost like Greek yogurt, yet contains only 120 cals per pot so is quite a saintly snack! It's also pretty filling unlike some other yogurts I've tried.

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            06.10.2009 19:11
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            A tasty, healthy treat

            I am a big fan of yogurt. You could almost say I'm a bit obsessive about it, and I often eat some with breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's an addiction, but that can't be a bad thing as it is just so good for you.

            As far as plain yogurts go, my favourite is probably this one by Yeo Valley. I like it for the taste mostly - it has a smooth and creamy texture and is neither too watery or too thick. It's slightly sour as plain yogurt should be but not overly so.

            This yogurt also wins loads of points from me because it's organic. I try to buy organic when possible, and if I don't always spend the extra money on fruit and veg when it's a few days before the next paycheck, I do try to buy organic at least in terms of animal products when the option is there (I am vegetarian but buy organic eggs and cheese).

            I may be kidding myself but I figure that animals on an organic farm are treated better than those on a conventional farm. Also since pesticides and herbicides bioaccumulate, I figure they will be fairly prevalent in animal products even though they aren't sprayed on directly (cows have to eat a lot of pesticide-sprayed plants to produce enough milk for one pot of yogurt). So although I may be wrong, I do believe in this sense that organic yogurts and other products are healthier.

            Yeo Valley natural yogurt is also great because it is "bio live." This means the little micro-organisms (lactobacilli) that make the yogurt are still alive when you eat it. I know that might sound gross, but these micro-organisms are very good for you and help you digest your food better. Anyway, in other yogurts that aren't bio-live these micro-organisms are still present, they just aren't alive, so you might as well have the live ones!

            The large size Yeo Valley costs around £1.39 for 500 grams, but is often on sale at 2 for £2, making it a great bargain.

            I eat plain yogurt with too many foods to list, but here are a few of my favourites:

            - As a topping for Bircher muesli with a bit of sugar on top

            - With a little marmalade and a mixture of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chopped almonds

            - On a baked potato with melted cheese and a little butter

            - With almost any kind of Mexican food (as a substitute for sour cream)

            - With Indian food (either making it into Raita or just eating it plain)

            The Yeo Valley fat-free plain yogurt is also very good, but a little more watery in consistency and not as fully flavoured as this one.

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            15.05.2009 11:15
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            A great handy family favourite

            In our house, we always have a large pot of natural yoghurt in the fridge, it is pretty much a staple part of my family's diet and both my daughters absolutely love it. The brand that I have grown to love is Yeo Valley and I truly think that their Natural Yoghurt offers a fantastic flavour and consistancy and is good value for money.

            The Yeo Valley yoghurt is a available from all the major supermarkets and the Natural Yoghurt is available a small 150g pot for around 37p, a larger 500g pot costing £1.39 or a huge 1kg tub which has a resealable lid opposed to a peel off one, and costs £1.99. I tend to buy the middle sized tubs as they yoghurt does have to be eaten within 3 days of opening and I'm not sure that even my hungry brood would polish off the larger size within that time.

            Tastewise this yoghurt is everything that I would expect and want from Natural Yoghurt, it is creamy and is not too sour tasting like some other brands I have tried. I love that it is completely natural and contains no added sugar. It is rare however for any of us to eat the yogurt alone. We usually add fresh fruit and this creates a really delicious yet healthy treat. My girl's favourite fruits to add are; blueberries, banana, strawberries, nectarine and raspberries.

            I also use the yoghurt in some savoury dishes, it tastes great with a hot chilli and I have also stirred spoonfuls into some of the more spicy foods I have cooked to make them easier for my girls to eat. They are now starting to really enjoy curries without huffing and puffing too much.

            So all in all, I love this yoghurt, it tastes great and is versatile and a great child's desert.

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