“ Brand: Yoplait / Type: Yoghurts „
Yop the yogurt drink by Yoplait made in France.
Price: varies 75p from Asda often on offer buy one get one free.
I love this Yogurt drink, it is delicious and full of calcium. I can't help but buy this drink when I'm doing the weekly shop at only 75p it's a bargain. There are a few flavours out there but the only one I've tried and enjoy very much is the strawberry one. This drink is suitable for everyone even vegetarians, Although the side of the drink clearly states it contains 5 portions with me I drink it in one sitting my excuse for this other than its yummy is that it says ' Consume shortly after opening' and there just aren't 5 people in this household. This drink is low in fat and only 77cals per 100g (the bottle is 500g) It is very filling as well, so not recommended before a big meal. Trust me!
The facts about this product:
No artificial colours
Low in fat
Source of Calcium
milk mineral concentrate.
There are also lunch box size drinks for those of you with children who are looking for another calcium filled drink. Perfect yogurt without the spoon
I give Yop 5 stars for its yummyness
Yop is a range of yoghurt drinks from Yoplait. There are currently 4 flavours to choose from :
*Banana and Strawberry (limited edition)
I recently bought the Strawberry flavour and also the Banana and Strawberry flavour so will discuss both drinks.
Each drink is a yoghurt drink which is a source of calcium. There are no colourings, artificial sweeteners or preservatives present. The drinks are suitable for vegetarians and are marketed at being "low fat". Each flavour has a minimal ingredients list which includes milk, yoghurt and sugars.
The drinking yoghurt is presented in a tall, plastic bottle with screw top lid. Each bottle has a coloured label to reflect the included flavour and lots of product information is present. The Strawberry flavour is in a red and white bottle whilst Banana and Strawberry is in a red and yellow bottle. The bottle can be recycled.
Strawberry per 100ml - 78 calories, 12.0g of sugar, 0.9g of saturated fat.
Banana and Strawberry per 100ml - 79 calories, 12.0g, 0.9g of saturated fat.
Each bottle of Yop contains 500ml. Current prices :
*Tesco - 95p-£1.00 (on buy one get one free offer until 21/12)
*Asda - 94p (no Banana and Strawberry available)
I like drinking yoghurt and have always had a soft spot for Yop. On a recent shopping trip to Tesco, I spotted the BOGOF offer and decided to pop bottles into my trolley to share with my fiance. I feel £1.00 is overpriced but at 50p each, they are affordable. I had previously tried the Strawberry flavour but wanted to try the limited edition flavour to see if it was any good.
The bottles are chunky and easy to drink from. We opened one bottle last night and shared it and another today. To be honest, I was shocked when I noticed the sugar content for 100ml as it means there is 60g of sugar per 500ml bottle - that is crazy so not one you want to be guzzling down in one go! It isn't suprising though considering how much sugar is in a regular Muller yoghurt or the likes. Luckily we were able to share the sugar rush but I certainly won't be giving this to my toddler son - his teeth are too precious.
I occasionally buy Activia Pouring Yoghurt though this would could be a cheaper option ot that. Because it pours so well, it could be used to top some fruit or cereal and give it some additional flavour.
~Banana and Strawberry~
Lets look at the limited edition flavour first. A creamy white drink which is a bit thicker than semi skimmed milk and has "some" body to it. It mainly smells of strawberry when the bottle is opened. The yoghurt is very easy to swallow down as it has a smooth consistency when served straight from the fridge.
I like this one - it tastes yummy though it is mega sweet and does get sickly after a few gulps. The banana flavouring tickles my taste buds as soon as the drink hits my tongue. It isn't a fresh banana taste - it reminds me more of those sweetie bananas you can buy. Very sugary and sweet. The strawberry flavouring is present though doesn't come through strongly. It adds a slightly bitter undertone to the drink.
The overall drink is very milky though you can tell it is pumped full of sugar as it leaves a sugary trace across my teeth - toothbrush please! Both myself and my fiance enjoyed this flavour and would buy it again as a treat.
Probably the most popular flavour and I remember this from when I was a child. This flavour has the same consistency and colour as the other one so enough said about that.
I don't think this tastes of real strawberries as it is more milky than it is flavoured. It reminds me of natural yoghurt (but thinned down) with strawberries sitting on top rather than crushed and mixed through it. The flavouring is very sweet and I can grasp a subtle strawberry flavouring before the yoghurt is swallowed. Perhaps my tastes have changed since I was a child, but I don't think there is enough flavouring to this one and I would have been cheaper buying some natural yoghurt and drinking that.
The high sugar content isn't justified in the Strawberry flavour and I probably won't buy it again. It has no edge or appeal compared to the Banana and Strawberry flavour. Perhaps they have changed the formula slightly, I don't know.
I liked one of the flavours but to be honest, I would rather have a chocolate bar than get a sugar fix from Yop. The yoghurt is very filling but not overly satisfying in my opinion. It is best served chilled and will keep fresh for a day or two if stored in the fridge.
I'm in 2 minds whether to recommend - yes for the Banana and Strawberry but watch the teeth.
Thanks for reading x
Yop is a yoghurt drink that is sold individually in 500g size bottles. You will find it among the other yoghurt/milk based drinks such as Actimel, Yakult and Yazoo. Unlike these, it is purely made from yoghurt and this is why I like it so much, especially as I am not keen on milk. It is nice to be able to buy a different type of cold drink, and before Yop was around this was pretty limited, with milkshakes being the main offering.
Yop comes in four flavours flavours; strawberry, raspberry, coconut, and vanilla. At the moment there is also a limited edition Banana and strawberry flavour available. Until recently the drinks were lightly coloured, depicting the flavours that they are, but they have now been changed and are white. This is because Yop now contains no artificial colours in addition to no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Because of the fact that this is a yoghurt based drink it is advised on the bottle that you should 'consume shortly after opening' and store in a fridge. It is a bit vague but I have always finished mine on the same or next day and it has tasted fine (obviously refrigerated).
Yop is not something I buy all the time, but is one of those things that will take my fancy every now and again, or that I pick up when on offer. I have always stuck to the strawberry and raspberry flavours and out of the two prefer the strawberry, which I think is a bit less heavily flavoured than the raspberry. I really do like both flavours a lot though, and for some reason I don't get bored with this as I do with eating the same flavoured yoghurt from a pot! Although the yoghurt is thin in consistency, you do get a generous amount and it is quite filling. I normally can't drink it all in one sitting and end up saving some in the fridge for later, which is not a problem unless you are out. It's not a drink that I would buy if out, as it really is best served cold from the fridge and as you can imagine, doesn't taste as good when it's been out of one for a while. I'm a big fan of this drink and would recommend trying it.
The price of Yop is usually £1.00 or thereabouts.
I am a big fan of milkshakes even though I am obviously not a young child anymore and I have tried a few, I like the ones sold by McDonalds, I like Yazoo, Frijj and the Tesco own branded variety and most recently I bought a Yop Strawberry flavoured yoghurt drink. You can get these in a few flavours and they are currently selling for 98 pence each on the Tesco website or until the promotion finishes you can purchase any two for £1.50.
The drink is presented in a white plastic bottle with a very brightly coloured label on which I assume was designed to attract the attention of children. Now this is different to the other drinks I mentioned because it is advertised and described as a yoghurt drink and that is exactly what it is, if you poured a few yoghurts in to a bottle and then drank them the smell and the texture would be almost exactly the same and this is evidenced by the ingredients on the label that states the yoghurt content is 88%. If you look inside the bottle the liquid is almost white which is similar to some yoghurts that have a distinct taste without a colour you would expect. It says that this drink contains no colourings or preservatives so that is good to know if you are letting a child have one of these and explains I should think why the drink is almost white.
I always find it a bit annoying how the nutritional chart on the label on many items often gives typical values based on a smaller serving which is less than that of the actual amount of the food or drink I have purchased and that is the case here. The fat content is not too bad and could be considered low as the packaging suggests, as 500g has 6.5g within it. In this drink you will find 390 calories which when consumed in moderation is not a disaster and because of the yoghurt and milk content this is a great source of calcium.
This really is a lovely tasting product and makes a change from regular milk drinks even really thick ones like those on offer at McDonalds mainly because the major component is yoghurt. This could almost being treated as a dessert as it is fairly filling, I wouldn't say it was refreshing as milk drinks don't tend to be thirst quenching all that often. If I buy a milkshake in the future this will definitely tempt me as the texture and the flavour is tremendous and makes it stand apart from rival brands on the shelf.
Now that the summers here it is time to stock my fridge with Yop. Yop is a delicious drinking Yogurt best served ice cold.
When I first saw Yop on the supermarket shelves I thought oh no! I imagined it to be thick like a yogurt and couldn't imagine drinking this down, but at the time Yop was heavily advertised and curiosity got the better of me so next time I popped out I got a bottle.
I rarely drink anything from the bottle so when I tried mine I put it into a glass and was surprised to see that it poured out of the bottle easily, I was expecting it be the consistency of say, a good tomato sauce, but on tasting it I realised it is not that thick at all, rather like a slightly thicker milkshake, and goes down easy, a little too easy in fact I have to control myself not to drink the whole bottle at once.
Yop is really nice to drink on a hot summer morning as soon as you get out of bed; but can be drunk at anytime it is really smooth and fruity tasting and indeed tastes like yoghurt only in drink form. Not surprising as it contains 88% yogurt. The raspberry one is my favourite; it has a lovely raspberry taste and smells delicious as soon as you open the bottle.
It is quite a healthy drink as well in moderation, 77 calories per 100g 1.3g of fat and 0.9g of saturates per 500 ml bottle, so the fat content is pretty low. I usually spread a bottle over three days as once opened it needs to be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within 3 days.
Yop comes in a variety of flavours and can be found in most supermarkets for less than £1.00 per 500g bottle but at the moment they have buy 2 for £1.50 at Tesco.
I'm a big kid. That means that every so often, I like to buy a few packs of fromage frais, but therein lies the problem; the small pots are far too small and I can easily eat three in a sitting.
So why the talk about fromage frais? Well, this is what strawberry Yop tastes like. It's very creamy with a sweet strawberry taste. And alas, I no longer have to struggle with a tiny six pack of Munch Bunch. Unlike fromage frais and yoghurt however, Yop is somewhat thinner in consistency than yoghurt, making it easily drinkable.
Yop is a heavy drink, and I often struggle to finish a 500ml bottle. Because it needs to be kept chilled I often have to discard the remaining 1/3 of a bottle if I'm on the go. I think it would be more suited to 250 - 330ml.
Unfortunately Yop isn't a popular product; it can usually be found in limited numbers only in supermarkets and selected convenience stores, sometimes missing entirely. The limited shelf life of Yop (often as little as one week) doesn't help in this matter. Both of these make it difficult to purchase more than one or two at a time.
Despite these disadvantages, I find Yop tastes great and fixes my Yoghurt craving. It's very filling (satisfying), helping subside any hunger pangs in-between meals. At less than 2% fat, it's often healthier than resorting to other snacks.
If you like fromage frais, give it a try. Yop can be normally found in raspberry or strawberry flavour, nearby the yoghurts or milkshakes. I have never seen the Chocolate flavour. It retails for between 49p and 99p, and isn't available as a multi-pack.
I've always been a huge fan of milkshakes, chocolate being my favourite. So when I came across Yops new chocolate drink I had to give it a try!
Its a brand new drink from Yoplait made in France and available in a wide range of places from supermarkets to off licences. I got mine from Tesco for 99p which isnt to bad but you can get a similar sized drinks for around 79p. Quality over quantity though :)
As soon as I got back home the bottle still being very cold I opened up to see what I thought. It didn't smell as chocolatly as some others I have tasted, and on my first sip the taste was average but not really a patch on others out there.
I found it very sweet, but a very light chocolate flavour. It's not too thick, a little creamy but really lacks in taste in my opinion. It left a horrid after-taste in my mouth tasting very sickly and ended up brushing my teeth to get rid of it.
The bottle is white plastic, with a cover sheet wrapped around and its logo on in blue text also a description of the product. Plus the usual details of ingredients and nutrition information and a cartoony picture of chocolate bar.
Semi Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Semi Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa: 1.5%, Chocolate: 1.25%, Modified Maize Starch, Stabilisers: Carrageenan. Contains milk and soya lecithin
Though it says on the bottle that it is a good 'source of calcium', 'no artifical colours or sweeteners', 'no preservatives and suitable for vegetarians', this isn't as healthy as it makes out to be. With a whopping 455 calories just for a 500g bottle, thats 91 calories per 100g and for the amount of calories in this drink you derserve a darn good taste which sadly this doesn't deliver at all.
I will not be buying this again and shall be sticking to more healthier options. I was very disapointed this with chocolate drink not living up to its packaging!
A sad 1 out of 5 from me.
I had never heard of or seen Yop Yoghurt Drink until recently when my husband requested I got some from the supermarket. His work mate had told him they were on special offer in Tesco and after trying one he really liked them. So off I went to Tesco looking for a drink called Yop, I couldn't find them at first but they were in the display cabinet with all the other special offers.
The yoghurt drinks were available at an introductory offer of 49p but their RRP is 99p, which is what they're on sale for in Morrisons and from tuesday they will be this price in Tesco. I think 49p is a perfect price for these drinks but I don't think I'll be buying them at 99p. It just seems a little too expensive for what they are.
The drinks I bought were Strawberry flavour but you could also buy Raspberry and Chocolate. The drinks come in a white plastic bottle of 500g.
When I tasted Yop Drinking Yoghurt for the first time I don't know what I expected but Yop is just yoghurt in a bottle. They've just taken a strawberry yoghurt put it in a bottle and charged 99p for it. I must admit when it comes to taste the yoghurt was really tasty. A loverly thick creamy texture. I really enjoyed the drink but if anything I think 500g is a little too much to have in one go but I suppose when it's a drink you can just put it back in the fridge and have later.
The information on the side of the bottle informs you that the yoghurt needs to be shaken before drinking, refridgerated and must be consumed within 3 days of being opened. It also says Yop is low fat, a source of calcium and has no preservatives, artificial colours or sweetners.
The nutritional information is as follows:
I think Yoplait Yop Drinking Yoghurts are a good idea and although I've only had the strawberry kind I'm sure the others will be just as nice. I just don't think they will be a very popular product, it you want a yoghurt why not just eat one with a spoon? We buy Tesco Value Yoghurts that cost just 9p each and they taste just as good as the Yop drink I tried.
I'm not saying Yop's aren't very tasty because I really enjoyed the strawberry one I had, I just think at 99p a bottle when full priced I won't be buying them again. In my opinion yoghurt is fine in a yoghurt pot and there's no need to put it in a bottle and charge more for it.