“ Brand: Yeo Valley / Type: Yoghurts / Food quality: Organic food „
Yeo Valley are the modern masters of yoghurt. No other mainstream brand of yoghurt comes anywhere as close.
It is thick, creamy and the fat free ones only have about 4 Weight watchers points per pot- which is really good, as they never last long in my house.
Priced at around £2 a pot (depend on where you go), it's not bad for the money. I will always buy organic yoghurt as I like to know the milk has come from happy cows and uses good quality ingredients. There are no preservatives, additives or any rubbish.
The strawberry is my favourite, made with real strawberries (not flavour) you can really appreciate the goodness in this yoghurt.
Yeo Valley also put a great deal of thought into their packaging. The pot is separated for recycling which makes it not too harmful for the environment too. The inside of the pot also has lots of information about farming and organic food, to helpeducate those about where their food comes from, which I think is important.
In Tesco at the weekend I was looking for yoghurt to go with the fresh strawberries and raspberries that I had already put into my trolley when I saw that the Yeo Valley yoghurts were on special offer.
To give the yoghurt its full name it is Yeo Valley Organic Strawberry Fat Free Yoghurt. It usually costs £1.53 for a 450g tub but it is presently on offer at two tubs for £2.50 thus making a saving of 56p. It isn't much I know but, as they say in Tesco, every little helps!
I chose a tub of strawberry yoghurt and a tub of raspberry - one to go with each of the two fruits I was buying. The review is about the strawberry one.
The tub is made from plastic with a cardboard 'wrapper' around it and it has a plastic peel off lid which in turn is covered by a clear plastic lid. Once the yoghurt is finished the cardboard can be removed from the pot and recycled as can the rest of the plastic elements.
The design of the pot is nice and simple with the words Yeo Valley Organic Strawberry Probiotic Yoghurt and a picture of a huge strawberry on the front.
When I opened the lid the smell of the yoghurt was lovely. It had a lovely fresh strawberry fragrance The yoghurt itself is light pink with darker chunks in it which are obviously bits of strawberry.
The taste of the yoghurt is not unsurprisingly strawberry! It is a light, fresh, natural strawberry taste and it contains no artificial sweeteners or colours. The texture of the yoghurt is thick and creamy and it tastes great on its own or, as we did, spooned over fresh strawberries. Incidentally the raspberry one spooned over our fresh raspberries was just as nice.
The contents of the strawberry yoghurt are as follows:
Organic whole milk yoghurt 84%
Organic strawberries 8%
Organic tapioca starch
Organic concentrated lemon juice
I also find this yoghurt nice with cereal such as muesli or one of the crunchy nut cluster type cereals.
The yoghurt must be kept refrigerated and, once opened, must be used within three days.
The yoghurts are made from milk which comes from 'cows that graze on clover rich organic grass'. The taste apparently comes from 'using the friendliest bacteria' which are Probiotic and are said to keep your body in balance. They are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.
The nutritional values for 100g of the yoghurt are as follows:
Of which sugars 11.3g
In conclusion I would certainly buy these yoghurts again. The taste was lovely and they aren't full of artificial stuff like some of them are.