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Yeo Valley Organic Milk Chocolate Mousse

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Brand: Yeo Valley Organic / Type: Yoghurts / Food quality: Organic food

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      15.11.2010 11:58
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      Snack pack of 4 chocolate mousses for children and big kids too!

      This product is marketed for children, but as an adult chocolate lover, and fan of the Yeo Valley brand, I bought this for myself and my husband. I was shopping in ASDA for a change, and saw these in there, costing £1.58 for 4 pots, which is fairly reasonable in price for an organic product. Like normal multipack chocolate mousses, they come in a pack of 4 plastic tubs, and this one is covered with a cardboard sleeve which isn't all that necessary to be honest although there are dot-to-dot, puzzles and colouring in things on the reverse. The packaging is fun and straight to the point, in shades of cream and chocolate brown, and there are cute little chocolate bubble characters on the lid, making them attractive to children. The taste is really nice, just what you would expect from a brand like Yeo Valley. The mousse is soft and light, with a lovely chocolate flavour. There is a very slight greasy feel I get from the mousse, and I'm not sure if this is the gelatine content in it, or something else, so this is only a minor thing I would mark it down on. Each pot is 60 grams, and has a foil lid sealing it. I think you get a bit less in these pots compared to the Cadbury mousse pots, which is both a positive and negative - better to eat less sweet and sugary things! Now, although it is an organic product, it doesn't mean it's necessarily healthy. There is still chocolate and sugary-fatty things in here, so should still be eaten in moderation. The packaging does say on it that its perfect for when the little ones need a treat, so they have covered their back there. Each pot is 150 calories, and offers 3.5g protein, 9.5g carbohydrates (9.1g of this sugars), 10.9g of fat (6.8g of this saturates), 0.5g fibre, 0.04g sodium and 87mg of calcium. Now, it doesn't actually tell you what percentage of your daily recommended allowance this mounts up to, so you would need to know your nutritional values to assess this. Because this product contains beef gelatine, its not actually suitable for vegetarians, and cannot be guaranteed safe for those with nut allergies, because the factory which makes it handles nut items. All in all, I think it's a lovely product for a treat, for adults and children alike, and having something organic is always a good option. They're not the worst contender in the sweet snack department, so they are fine to have occasionally. However, I'll be honest and say I would probably stick to having Cadburys chocolate mousse next time, as I just prefer the Cadburys flavour. I would definitely give them a try if chocolate mousse is something you and your kids like to eat.

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