“ Manufacturer: Rachel's Organic / Type: Yoghurts / Food quality: Organic food „
I brought this product yesterday as it was on special offer in waitrose and i'd never tried it before! My favourite coconut yoghurt is the Onken one, but this tastes pretty much the same if not thicker and creamier.
Rachels organic yoghurts do other flavoured yoghurts as well including: greek style with ginger, greek style with honey and others such as cherry, rhubarb, raspberry etc... I also tried the greek style with honey and I thought it was disgusting, to me it tasted like a farm yard smells! so you could tell it was organic!
The taste of the yoghurt is very thick, creamy and has little coconut pieces in too. The coconut flavour is by far the best flavour. I'm not a huge fan of bits in my yoghurt, so was a little unsure at first, but it is actually really nice, especially if you love coconut!
All the pots of yoghurt come in 450g pots and they retail at between £1.59-£1.99 a pot. The ingredients are listed clearly on the back and easy to read. I think it would be a good idea if they brought out smaller pots and I find i can't eat a whole pot in 3 days and some if not a lot can go to waste!
I think Rachels Organic yoghurt very overpriced for the taste and quality, onken is far better!
per 100g of yoghurt you will be consuming:
- 11.1g Fat
- 7.7g Sat Fat
- 10g Sugar
I think the fat and sugar content are far too high. The reason that there is 10g fat/100g means i will not be buying it again.
comparing it to Onken coconut where per 100g you only get 5.2g fat and 125Kcal. Ok the sugar is a little higher at 15g, but id rather have a lower fat tasty yoghurt!
I like my child to have a healthy varied diet and was advised she needed more calcium.So youghurt is a great versatile option. For various reasons I am always looking at the labels on products as there are some very surprising things hidden away in there. None more so than in yoghurts. It is a well known fact that childrens yoghurt pots contain high ammounts of sugar so I started my search for an alternative.This is when I discovered Rachel's. This was the only yoghurt brand where sugar was 2nd or 3rd down the ingredients list rather than first.
Rachel's is an organic dairy company. This brand has just appeared in my supermarket so I presume they only do yoghurts. They have five or six different flavours all something I have never heard of before. They cost about £1.59 for a big sharing pot which I think is quite expensive but it is nearly always on sale for £1 each or 2 for £2 at my local Morrisons. As I don't really each much yoghurt and buy it primarily for my child it dosn't really matter about the flavour. This particular time we had tried all the other flavours so decided to try the coconut. I must admit the thought didn't appeal too me much, but the nice packaging did.
This youghurt comes in a 350g pot. It is your usual yoghurt pot shape and it is easy to dispense the contents. The Rachel's logo is very simple, a black rectangle with Rachel's in white handwriting style font. This reflects the simple ingredients and the natural organic company brand. As the yoghurt is Greek style they have used a greek sort of blue torquoise colour with some lovely coconut photos. The ingredients are proudly and clearly labelled on the back for all to see. Some people may find it inconvinient to have yoghurt in a large pot because they want to take it to work or keep it in a bag for their childs snack. But it is well worth putting it into a small container to take with you rather than buying small individual pots with a high sugar content.
This yoghurt is something special. The first time I tasted it I was expecting to have to swallow it quickly and make fake UUMMMM yummy noises to my child. But all the yummy noises where completley real. Most yoghurts taste unnaturally sweet, where this has a perfect balance. You can taste actual Yoghurt. Being greek it is naturally sour and thick. The coconut and probably the sugar and cream compliment the sourness perfectly. The dessicated coconut gives the smooth yoghurt a different delicious edge and makes you believe that you are eating a natural honest product. If you don't like bits in your food this probably isn't for you but please give it a go. You won't regret it.
I must confess, when it comes to food shopping, I tend to be a bit of a slapdash shopper rather than one of those people who spend hours loitering in the supermarket aisles reading every word written on food labels, and that's how I came across this particular yogurt.
These days, I regularly buy Rachel's fruit yogurt, especially the rhubarb one, but on this particular day I needed plain and simple Greek yoghurt to serve with fresh strawberries. And that is what I thought I was buying but unfortunately, in my rush to get in and out of the supermarket as quickly as possible, I failed to notice the word "coconut" written in smaller script underneath the larger printed "Greek style yogurt" or the fact that the round things printed on the pot were, in fact, pictures of half coconuts and not just there for decoration. Oops!
Not really being a fan of coconut flavoured anything, I was more or less resigned to chucking the whole of this pot of yogurt away but thought I'd better have at least a taste of it first. I am so glad I did because it's seriously yummy.
About Rachel's Organics:
Rachel's Organics was originally set up as part of an organic dairy farm in Wales about forty years ago and, as the name implies, all the dairy products are organic. The range is a fairly limited one, concentrating mainly on milk, cream and yogurts but all is of an exceptionally high quality. Of course, Rachel, being a canny businesswoman, sold out years ago to one of the big boys but the organic ethos of the company has been maintained.
Organic coconut (5%)
Nutritional value per 100g
of which sugars 10.1g
of which saturates 7.7g
This yogurt is made using cows milk and is suitable for vegetarians but, for obvious reasons, this is unsuitable for people with nut allergies.
This is currently on sale at Tesco for £1.89 or 2 for £2.50
As most people know, Greek yoghurt is one of the most creamy and delicious varieties of yogurt available and Rachel's Greek style yogurt is no exception. It's thick and creamy with a consistency similar to double cream, and whilst I expected only to have a spoonful of this yogurt, screw up my face and then throw the rest away, it only took one taste to realise this was scrumptious.
It doesn't have a full-on coconut flavour or even smell particularly strongly of coconut but just has a hint of something sweetly exotic with a clean, palate cleansing flavour which is very moreish.
Although the yogurt doesn't taste overly sweet, it does contain a hefty 10% sugar, plus 7.7g of saturated fat per 100g, all of which means it has a fairly high calorific value so this isn't exactly good for dieters. Personally, I subscribe to the theory that a little bit of what you fancy does you good!
Because the flavour is so mild, this yogurt is almost as versatile as a plain yogurt. I'd bought it to pour on strawberries and the hint of coconut flavour really added an extra oomph (technical term) to the taste. The following day when I made a Thai style curry, I added the remainder of this yogurt into the mix instead of using coconut milk, which really gave the curry a luscious and exotic creaminess. Be warned though, the curry needs to be taken off the heat before adding this or the yogurt will split. This yogurt would also be great eaten with cereal or even, of course, on its own.
I've now bought this on several occasions since and always intentionally. This is definitely one buying mistake I'm very glad I made.