“ Brand: Yoplait / Type: Yoghurts „
Perhaps you remember the TV advert for Perle De Lait, apparently aimed at young girls who dislike eating sour yoghurt ,it seems to stick in the mind, and the name "Perle De Lait" seems to trip almost musically off the tongue.Anyway, its a bit memorable,and I must confess, successful, being the main reason I decided to try it. Also when I spotted it in Tesco it was 2 packs for the price of one, so I came away with 2 packs of 4 pots each, one of lemon, and one of coco-nut.
Perle De Lait is made by Yoplait, in France.Suitable for vegetarians, it is described as a dessert rather than a yoghurt.
The ingredients of Perle De Lait are: Skimmed milk,Cream, Sugar, Glucose-Fructose syrup. Lemon Puree, Lemon Juice, Modified Rice and Maize Starch, Flavourings, Colour:Curcumin, Acidity regulators, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate,Preservative:Potassium Sorbate, Vitamins B1, B5, Lactic ferments of which Bifidus. Disappointingly, each pot has over 8.6g of fat, which contains over 6g of saturates. Not a good choice for those concerned about cholesterol levels then. Each 125g pot contains over 150 calories.
Would I buy it again? Well perhaps this is a bit less likely now I've read the Nutritional Information, but if its a matter of taste well it is delicious, in my opinion! It tastes light and creamy with a pronounced, but delicate lemon flavour. It tastes of real lemons, and real cream, and it avoids being sickly sweet, but it is not sour. The colour is smooth white, rather than yellow, probably meant to signify purity, as it has been very skilfully marketed.
The recyclable pots are squarish, and just a nice ammount to eat as a light dessert. The packaging is a pleasant blue, and yellow, with some green.
I like it, but it can't seem to decide whether its a yoghurt or a dessert, its a bit too inbetweeny for me, I think it deserves 3 stars though if I could award 3and a half thats what I'd give it.
Perle De Lait is a new dairy product by Yoplait. The brand describe their product as a "lemon flavoured dairy dessert" but I'd describe it as a yoghurt. They are available in three flavours in the UK: plain or 'classic', lemon or coconut. Yoplait also manufacture some well-known kid's food products like 'Frubes', Petit Filous and the gooey milkshake YOP. Perle De Lait is suitable for people of all ages but it's packaging and 'delicate' marketing campaign seem to suggest adults will prefer them. The product is made in France and the name translates, I believe, as something like 'pearl milk' or 'bead of milk', which are apt creative decriptions of the actual yogurt.
The product comes as a four pack of 125 gram sized pots and have a cardboard wrap with all the product information printed on the underside. These include a short description of the product which is described as "delicious" and "creamy" with a flavour of "fruity freshness". Full ingredients are also listed with particular ingredients broken down in terms of quantity. There is 7.2% sugar and 1% of lemon puree/lemon juice from concentrate. There are also some added flavourings and natural colours (curcumin). The desserts are not marked as being suitable for vegetarians but I cannot see any obvious ingredients that are animal derived. These are yogurts that need to be stored chilled at 2-5 degrees celcius in a fridge as they have no 'long life' preservatives.
These yogurts have a totally smooth and creamy consistency and are so dreamy and soft that they almost seem like they are made of a thick full cream rather than being a skimmed milk/cream blend. I was suprised that the lemon flavour is not too sharp. It is not a shocking, bitter citrus taste but rather more it tastes like a lemon merringue. The lemon flavour is definately undercut by the cool cream flavour. It has a refreshing thirst-quenching effect and feels like a yogurt drink rather than a stodgy pudding. The flavour feels strong throughout eating the yogurt but at no point do I tire of it or feel overwhelmed by the fruity flavour. It's actually very moreish and at the last bite I still want more! You get more than enough in each pot though and they are certainly enough to provide satisfaction as a stand alone snack or as an after dinner dessert.
I love the taste and texture of these and I think people who like plain, no frills style yogurts will love them too. I have a child's way of thinking when it comes to yogurts. I like "no bits" and no sauces and these Perle De Laits conform to this ideal. They are both creamy but refreshing and are particularly perfect to eat on hot summer days.
Nutritional values state these yogurts contain 8.6 grams of fat per 100 grams so they are not aimed at dieters! They also have 143 calories per 100 grams. Positives include 0.05 grams of fibre per 100 grams and the vitamin/mineral content of the skimmed milk and cream ingredients!
I would reccommend these and I will definately be buying these again although they seem to be hard to find in stores. ASDA have just started selling them and selected Sainsbury stores stock them but they sell out fast. I have been trying to get my hands on the coconut variety for weeks now so if you want to try them grab them before someone else does!
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