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Muller One A Day Drink

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      05.11.2008 20:18
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      Smooth yoghurt drink in a plastic bottle.

      A review of Muller One a Day smooth yoghurt drink is basically a fruit milk shake. This is not my usual fruit drink beverage. In fact the only reason I came to drink this was because someone else was kind enough to offer me a bottle. I think the drinks come in various flavours, but the one I drank was the including orange, strawberry, raspberry, banana and passion fruit. The one I tried was the Banana Orange and Passion fruit flavour and I have to say that, after some hesitation on account of its pale appearance, it did provide a smooth refreshing experience when served chilled from the fridge. The yoghurt was fruity and seemed nourishing. I can see it as a nice alternative to those who are hooked on fizzy drinks. However, although this is promoted as a one a day healthy choice, for me this is nothing but marketing blurb. A 330ml bottle provides about 26g of sugar. And although the drink is a good source of calcium, with 27% RDA per bottle (215mg), you can't beat the taste and nourishment that comes from freshly squeezed fruit juice.

      Sure, I know such drinks are designed for people on the go but buying a small bottle of fruit drink for 99p is always an extravagance. Although I did see them one time on offer at Asda at two for a £1.

      Nutrition: per 100g.
      energy 64kcal
      protein 2.1g
      carbohydrates 13.3g
      of which total sugars 12.8g
      naturally from fruits 6.6g
      naturally from milk 2.2g
      sodium trace
      calcium 65mg
      27% of RDA per bottle

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      29.08.2008 23:45
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      Its ok

      With everyone worrying about healthy eating, lots of exercise, telling you to eat your five a day, drink the right amount of water daily, and take your vitamins, sometimes it gets a bit hard, but with the Muller One a Day drinks, it's makes one good thing very easy to do.
      Muller claimed to be the first company in the Uk to create a yogurt drink which contains one portion of fruit in each serving, and hoped to change how people consumed their five a day.
      Muller is a company I would trust if they said they were making a healthy drink, as they are quite a well known company surely they'd be good at what they do!

      At 99p per 200ml bottle (£4.95 per litre) I would have once said this is a lot, but when you look at other drinks of this size or type, they are generally all this kind or price, so I guess it's normal now.
      If you were to buy one every week day, in five days you'd spend £4.95, and a month of week days it would be £19.80. On this basis, I think if you're only drinking it because you are starting to be more aware of your health, then it's not the best option, it's a lot of money for fruit that can generally be bought quite cheaply.
      It's a lot more cost effective to make your own fruit drink, you're 100% sure what goes in it too, but if you're out and about this drink would be good for you.
      I had a look on www.dailymail.co.uk at a page listing different drinks of this sort, Muller one a day only scored a 3/10, with an 'expert's view' saying the following:
      More a milkshake than a smoothie. Does not contain added sugar, so its calorie content is not too high. But with less than one-quarter of its contents from fresh fruit, this is not one of the healthiest drinks.

      Just above this is another very similar style drink from the Innocent brand, they claim the drink is equal to two portions of fruit, which sounds more impressive than Muller's claim, price-wise though, at £1.79 per 250ml, maybe you'd still rather buy Muller one a day.
      Another quote, from www.nutraingredints.com:

      The UK arm of German dairy giant Muller has canned its '1 a Day' healthy yoghurt line after only 12 months, citing retailer disappointment with sales levels and downward pressure on its premiums as fundamental reasons.
      Muller may claim to be the first yogurt drink with one fruit portion inside, but I've never really known much about their promises and all the other flavours, whereas you couldn't get away from the innocent drinks for example, Muller spent £5 million on advertising for this, I'm not sure why I've barely noticed it.

      Nutritional information:

      Calories ....64 kcal
      Protein ..... 2.1g
      Sugar ..... 12.8g
      Fat ...... 0.1g
      Fibre ....0.7g
      Salt .. trace
      (Calcium ... 65mg)

      Ingredients:

      Crushed Whole Fruit (banana and apple 23%),
      Fruit Juice from concentrate (orange & passionfruit 19%),
      Sugar,
      Natural Stabiliser,
      Citrus Pectin,
      Natural Flavourings.
      Yogurt (50%),

      Appearance:

      I don't think the actual drink looks nice, the bottle is fine and the label looks nice and simple, but it's the strange neutral colour of this particular flavour I don't really like. I don't think this bottle really stands out, it looks like it could have been designed many years ago and needs updating.

      Taste:

      I'm not really into many yogurt or thick milkshake drinks, but I do want to feel that I'm being healthy so I did give this a try. It's the texture I don't really like, it's one thing for me eating a yogurt, but drinking one is always a bit weird for me!
      It's best to shake it a bit if you've let it settle. I don't often like going for drinks that have banana in it as I think it's usually a bit overwhelming, and no matter how much other stuff is in it, all I can taste is banana. However, this wasn't too full of banana flavour so that was a nice surprise. I could mainly taste the orange, definitely not the best thing i've ever tasted.

      Summary

      I didn't particularly like the texture of this drink, you can't really call it refreshing, that's why I only ever buy these drinks to be healthy, and I tend to have another drink with it. If you like yogurt drinks a lot more than me though, you'll probably like the texture.

      Compared to other pure fruit drinks, this didn't make me feel happy and healthy, I think it's because it's yogurt and just doesn't seem like such a 'fresh drink', I hope this makes sense... Maybe it's because it fills you up more than just a fruit smoothie.
      I wouldn't be able to make one and make it taste the same as this tasted a little artificial, which is why I didn't feel refreshed and healthy after.

      If you feel like trying something that claims to be healthy, give this a go, if you want to feel healthy, refreshed and have a lovely sweet burst of fruity flavour maybe try something else.
      I hope this is helpful thanks for reading.

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        29.08.2008 12:13
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        okay every now and then but not to drink regulrly

        The product I am going to review from this range is Muller one a day banana orange passionfruit drink

        I bought this to try as I enjoy smoothies .

        Where to find it:
        I found mine on the shelf near the drinking yogurts and cream in the refrigerated section of the supermarket and I paid 42p for mine which is the individual 330ml size, although it is quite a lotto drink all in one go.

        Packaging:
        It comes in a clear plastic bottle which can be recycled through normal plastic bottle recycle places. The label is paper and it says on it that it has been made from 100% recyclable fibre. the impression you get on looking at the bottle is one of creaminess and the product can be seen as a yellowy cream colour and the label is a similar colour with only the fruit pictures and name in orange, yellow and purple for the passionfruit. It is a tempting looking product in its presentation.

        What is in it?
        yogurt 50%
        crushed whole fruit - banana and apple 23%
        fruit juice- orange and passionfruit
        (from concentrate) 19%
        sugar
        natural stabiliser - citrus pectin
        natural flavourings
        it states it contain milk - presumably the yogurt and that it is suitable for vegetarians.
        It provides 1 portion of your 5 fruit and veg per day .
        Nutrition: per 100g but remember the bottle is 330ml so be careful if you are really counting.
        energy 64kcal
        protein 2.1g
        carbohydrates 13.3g
        of which total sugars 12.8g
        naturally from fruits 6.6g
        naturally from milk 2.2g
        fat 0.1
        of which saturates trace
        fibre 0.7g
        sodium trace
        calcium 65mg
        27% of RDA per bottle
        It needs to be kept refrigerated and consumed within 2 days of opening but I don't think that needs to be a problem as it is quite tasty.

        The taste:
        The overwhelming smell as you open it is orange with a hint of passion fruit, definitely fruity. It is quite a thick creamy consistency as you pour it out, a bit thicker than the drinking yogurts but less thick than a smoothie.
        It tastes strongly of passion fruit and orange with a creamy hint though I don't think it is very yogurty.
        I gave some to my husband and he said it taste of chalk!! There is a rather chalky back taste, a bit like the taste of milk of magnesia so I know what he means. A hint of something not quite natural so I'm not sure if it is the yogurt they use of the combination of the fruit and yogurt in this mix .
        It is very sweet and from the list of ingredients you can see that sugar has been added it is not just fruit sugar so again not very good for your teeth as sugar in a drink form is worse than in food as it gets into every nook and cranny. I'm not sure than very young children should be encouraged to drink too much because of this. Do you remember the Sunny Delight fuss about how much sugar was in them and they were sold as being healthy?
        I can't taste banana at all but I guess it provides the thickness a bit. It is interesting that the two fruits it names as being the title of the drink and put into the drink in a concentrate form rather than the whole fruit form. I would have thought oranges were easy enough to get in a fresh form but possibly it is for the keeping quality.
        I think I would have preferred it if whole fruits had been used rather than concentrate. I also feel they need to work on the chalky taste which is not altogether great. Having said that it was quite tasty, a novelty but I'm not sure I would bother again as they are healthier and tastier options on the market to choose from.

        Summary:
        Quite tasty but very sweet. A chalky taste which is not altogether pleasant a bit like some medicines. Not sure that I would bother again.
        Also published on ciao under my name catsholiday

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