“ Brand:Yeo Valley / Type: Yoghurts / Food quality: Organic food „
You've probably seen the TV ads for Yeo Valley with a bunch of farmers who rap about yeo valley. Its kinda attention grabbing so when it came to getting some free stuff from milkandmore.co.uk, I decided to get some as there's no finer taste than free yoghurt.
At least you'd think so. Looking at some of the other opinions on here, yeo is classed as a good tasting bit of dairy. Well I whipped the top off a 450g tub of Vanilla and waited for the taste sensation.
Yeo Valley organic yoghurt is fat free and labelled as probiotic yoghurt. Now fat free normally gives you the impression that the product is good for a healthy lifestyle. Yes the fat content is pretty much non-existent however the sugar content is pretty high. A 150g serving contains over 21g of sugar, close to a quarter of your recommended sugar intake.
With this in mind I was surprised that this yoghurt tasted pretty crappy. I found it to have a sour taste and be pretty watery in its consistency. The vanilla flavour is pretty weak. In comparison to other vanilla yoghurts such as activia etc, I found it incredibly underwhelming.
Of course you could say that I just got a bit of an iffy pot but since I had another in the fridge, I can confirm the taste is just the same.
Price wise you can normally pick up a pot of this for around a pound in the supermarket, sometimes a little more. For me the taste is not worth the price. For example if I was faced with spending £1 on this or £1.50 on some muller corners then I would plump for the corners every time. There is no competition when it comes to flavour.
I don't know what people have found in this product, I certainly won't be buying it again no matter how different the TV ads are.
Serving Details (150g)
I've never been keen on fruit-flavoured yogurt as it's too sweet and I find natural yogurt too plain for me (I often put a lot of fruits in my natural yogurt to be able to eat it). One time I taste this at my friend's house and I fell in love with it right away.
It comes in a pot of 450 ml and the price is around £1.39 or less and sometimes you can get it on offers for £1 only. To a fan of yogurt, it's quite pricey as I always eat the full pot, but the price would be reasonable if comparing to other yogurts. It also has a resealable lid to maintain its freshness while stored in the fridge.
It has a nice, creamy texture containing organic vanilla extract and crushed organic vanilla pods and the taste feels just right. Not too sweet, not too plain, and the scent is absolutely beautiful. I am always fond of the vanilla flavour in most sweets so I really love it. It's nice enough to eat alone or with some cereals & fruits, although I find fruits go better with natural yogurt cause this is sweet already. And of course, it can be used in a lot of recipes.
Yogurt is extremely good for your health but some just contain too much sugar which reduces the benefits of yogurt. This contains no fat, free from artificial flavourings, sweeteners or preservatives and quite low in calories. Also, it's gluten-free & good for ur digestion and high in calcium (20% of your RDA) For your convenience, the nutrition info is as follows:
(Typical Value Per 100g)
Calcium: 196mg (24% RDA)
A lovely yogurt which, I think, would satisfy most people. Definitely worth a try!
I am a fairly recent convert to buying these big pots of yoghurt - not so portable but much cheaper and you can have as much or as little as you want and just put the lid back on when you've had enough!
I like other Yeo Valley products (their lower fat Creme Fraiche is great) so I gave this vanilla fat free yoghurt a try, and I am hooked. I tend to buy a large pot from the supermarket on a monday and leave it in the fridge at work, then when I get the munchies at my desk or need to stretch my legs, I nip to the kitchen for a bit of this rather than the snack machine!
The flavour is great, and it is thick and creamy, unlike some other low fat yoghurts which can be a bit watery or bland. You can actually see the little black flecks of vanilla. It also has 'healthy bacteria' in it, so should be good for your digestive system as well as low fat.
the container is a thin plastic pot contained in a sturdy cardboard sleeve, meaning it is robust but mostly recyclable as you can peel off the cardboard sleeve easily.
Yeo Valley Vanilla Yoghurt is one of these foods that I like to eat at around breakfast time. Unfortunatly it's a bit costly to keep buying every week especially if you eat them at the rate I do!
The Yoghurt is very nice and creamy although I must say the fat full version is much much nicer (As all fat filled food seems too, it's a real shame). It goes great with weetabix and fruit and is pretty nutritious for such a great taste. I also like it in a strawberry and rasberry smothie, something I strongly reccommed!
It comes in the usual large size yogurt container and the packaging is blue and white. The packaging is nice and sturdy so there is no chance of accidently squeezing the container and it flying everywhere (something that has happened on more than one occasion I am embaressed to say) One drawback I do find is the yoghurt seems to go a bit stagnent in the container and need stirring otherwise it tastes pretty sour.
Overall though a nice tasty yoghurt which can be used in a number of recipies and eaten alone when feeling a bit peckish. Althought it's pretty expensive you should definatly give it a try and it's on offer quite frequently. I think it's something most would enjoy!
I have added the nutritional information below for your convienience:
Calcium: 196mg (24% RDA)