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      11.07.2013 12:50
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      A great fruity breakfast or snack.

      Breakfast for me during the week normally consists of some form of cereal bar or breakfast biscuits. I had tried some items from the Go Ahead range before and had found them to be a little disappointing so when I saw the yogurt break bars on special offer I was at first torn as to whether to try them or not. Obviously as I am writing this review it means that I did buy them and I am pleased to report that I have been quite impressed.
      I purchased a box of the go ahead yogurt breaks in forest fruit flavour from my local Tesco express store where they were on a half price special offer. The box contained six individual packs of two slices and cost just £1.14 which I thought was really good value.

      Each individual pack contains two slices which are described as 'delicious yogurt flavour topping on a light crispy biscuit with a sultana and berry flavoured filling.' The individual packs are made from thick foil which keeps the slices fresh and crisp. There is a picture of the slices on the front of the packs surrounded by different berries. On the back of each pack you find detailed information about the slices including ingredients listings, nutritional information, allergy advice and that the slices are suitable for vegetarians.

      The slices themselves are rectangular in shape and have the smooth, creamy looking yogurt coating covering the top of them. When I had previously tried the non coated slices it was the texture of the biscuit that I did not really like as it was quite dry and felt like I was eating tasteless cardboard. But the yogurt topping really makes a difference and seems to not only add a nicer texture but a lovely creamy taste too. The fruit filling inside adds a nice chewy contrast giving a nice balance with the creamy yogurt and crunchy biscuit. Often with some cereal bars I find that they can be too sweet but these are actually really nice and although seem to contain quite a bit of sugar do not taste that way. I have been eating these slices for breakfast and although they don't appear to be quite small I have found that they seem to keep my hunger at bay until early lunchtime which is very good as each slice only contains 74 calories so are perfect for when I am trying to keep an eye on my calorific intake.

      Overall I have been very impressed with these go ahead yogurt breaks in my opinion they are far tastier than the original ones and if on special offer are a great bargain. These are certainly something that I will be purchasing again in the future.

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        27.07.2012 19:33
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        I would recommend these yummy biscuits as a healthy afternoon snack!

        I don't know why but when I think of McVites - all their indulgences like the dark chocolate digestives, or their jaffa cakes - come to my mind. So when I found out that these very innocent looking GO bars were ALSO produced by them - I was a bit shocked, and thought that I would give them a try! These Yoghurt breaks come in a variety of flavours - forest fruit, apricot, cherry, strawberry, etc - but I like the Forest Fruit ones best!

        PACKAGING
        These come in a box of 6 packs of 2, with each packet wrapped separately in a green foil. These are really convenient to carry around because they pretty much can fit into any lady's hand bag, and they don't crush that easily.

        TASTE AND APPEARANCE
        Upon opening the individual green foil, you will find two of these yoghurt break biscuits. These are pretty much biscuits with a thin (but sufficient) layer of yoghurt covering one side of the biscuit, and it's plain on the other side. The biscuits are crispy, and when you bite into them, you are greeted by an inner layer filling of forest fruit. Yummy. Why I really like this flavour (as compared to the rest), is because the yoghurt layer is a little sweet, and provides a nice contrast to the tangy forest fruit. The other flavours like strawberry can sometimes taste a bit too sweet and artificial, but the Forest Fruit flavour is really just well done.

        The only slight problem that I've got is that, sometimes the forest fruit filling can get stuck onto your teeth as they're a little sticky - so just beware when you're eating them!

        NUTRITION
        Each slice contains 72kcal / 1.8 g of fat, which I think is quite light and healthy for a mid-afternoon snack, or for breakfast (if you like having bars for your breakfast and are not really looking for something to keep your blood sugar steady for the entire morning). They're yummy and provide a burst of flavour to put a smile on your face!

        RECOMMEND?
        Absolutely. These are healthy and yummy at the same time - what more can you ask for?

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          22.08.2011 15:27
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          They have a lovely filling of summer fruits which I really enjoy.

          Go Ahead fruits of the forest yogurt breaks.


          Whilst trying to lose a bit of weight and skipping by the usual biscuits i tend to buy like the chocolate coated biscuits and the kit-kats, I have stumbled across these delicious but also sweet biscuits as I do have a sweet tooth and I do like the taste of anything covered in yogurt.

          These biscuits come in a easy to open carboard box and inside their are little sachets containing two biscuits in each plastic bag. The biscuits are shaped in a rectangle shape and have loads of pieces of fruit inside raisins which I just happen to like and also different fruits of the forest, which you can definitely taste the blackcurrants in them, they have a really nice crispy texture but also have a chewy filling in the middle which is sweet and tasty, yet the topping which covers the top of the biscuit helps to compliment the overall taste of the biscuits, and they make for a great addition to any cup of tea, I like the fruity taste and yet also love the topping of yogurt too, I love these biscuits, they are sweet which I do tend to crave but yet also they take the edge away from my regular cravings for chocolate which I tend to usually give in to.

          Having a packet of these biscuits around helps to fill the gap I sometimes suffer between my meals and the grandchildren love them too.

          Store in a cool dry place away from strong sunlight and odours.

          Allergy Advice : contains Milk, Egg, Wheat Gluten, Soya and Sulphites.

          Not suitable for peanut nut or sesame allergy sufferers. I like the fact that they come in little individual bars two in a pack, so you can easily pop one into your handbag to have as a snack.

          Each Box full contains 6 biscuits and cost just over £2.00, thats a little bit to pay but considering the amount I spend on Chocolate thats a good price to pay for a little bit of sweetness I crave for every now and again.

          I think that the flavours of the fruit and the yogurt blends well together and I like the fact that they are crispy and fresh tasting and although the calorie count is not as high as chocolate I feel that I am satisfying my need for something sweet yet not piling on the calories too.The little packets that contain the biscuits in are foil lined which means that they will stay fresh for quite a while, and at the cost of £2.28pence for six packets each containing two little biscuits in each one thats not too bad. Keep your eyes open for the bargains that they sometimes have on these biscuits offering two boxes for three pounds etc etc, as I am always seeking out a bargain especially on items like these.

          Give them a try.

          Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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          23.07.2010 10:16
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          It is the time of the year again when a diet seems like a great idea and it is too hot for normal choc bars and sweets anyway. On a recent TESCO shopping trip I tried my best to stick to my new rule not to buy my usual sweets but to try something new instead. The McVities Yogurt Breaks promised a light and healthy snack which combines tasty fruit with normal biscuits and a light yogurt topping. Sounded too good to be true and I was off to the till in no time to buy a few packs of "forest fruit". First not so nice surprise was the price, 215g for over 2 pounds is quite a lot if you ask me

          What are McVities Go Ahead Yogurt Breaks?

          The Go Ahead Yogurt Breaks come in a small cardboard box which contains 213g of the product. I really liked that the biscuits are packed in smaller packets coming in 6 x 35g packets each containing 2 yogurt bars. This means that the single biscuits stay fresh for much longer and are much more easily transported. I used to put 1 of the small bags in my handbag as a small snack if I get hungry while being at work.
          Having a vegetarian as a housemate I got used to check the ingredients on most products I buy and this one is of course suitable for Vegetarians. However as they do contain milk it is not suitable for vegans. Also they do contain gluten and soy beans.

          I am not a big fan of muesli bars in general but I absolutely love everything with dried fruit so I was really looking forward to trying these new treats. I bough the forest fruit variety and was not disappointed with the taste. The fruit actually tastes of fruit and there is surprisingly much of the filling. The filling is a bit chewy which is a nice contrast to the crispy biscuit. This was actually a surprise, the biscuit was much more crispy than I thought it would be. My favourite part was the smooth, sweet yogurt topping. It is a great mix between different tastes and textures and everything fits together very, very well.
          All in all the Yogurt bars are very tasty, sweet but not sickly or overpoweringly sweet; just the right mix for hot summer days.

          As I said earlier I sometimes carried one of the smaller packets around with me as a small snack. They are good as a quick mid-morning snack when lunch break seems too far off to last and with around 140 calories I can actually enjoy the Yogurt Breaks without having to have a bad consciousness. The sugar content is not too high and they even provide you with some fibre for a healthy, balanced diet.

          Would I recommend it?

          Though one this question is really but I don´t think that I will be a frequent buyer of the Yogurt bars. With just over 2 pounds those snacks are not really a bargain but with frequent promotions such as the "buy 1 get 1 for free" which is currently running at Tesco it is surely worth the money. Honestly, I would not buy them without these promotions and cannot really recommend these yogurt bars. Yes I know that they taste good and are even healthy but for this hefty price tag I will stick to normal yogurt and fresh fruit - much better for your health and certainly better for your wallet. However, if you are looking for a new, healthy alternative to choc bars then please go ahead (sorry for the bad word joke) and try the McVities Yogurt bars.

          For me it is only 06 out of 10 for the in my opinion too big price tag.

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            21.07.2010 17:46
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            A tasty alternative to that packet of crisps or bar of chocolate

            The other day I was helping my mum and her husband clear out some things, and do some general cleaning in their old flat to prepare it to go on the market for lease. Before I embarked on this day long task I decided to nip into Tesco to see if I could pick up some healthy nibbles to keep me going for the day. Whilst perusing the biscuit aisle I came across these go ahead yoghurt bars on special offer - BOGOF. Scanning the packet to see what these little snack bars were all about I decided they seemed like a good option and picked up a packet of Raspberry and a packet of Forest fruits and proceeded to the checkout.

            ==About Go Ahead==
            I've seen a variety of go ahead products whilst doing my shopping in either Asda or Tesco but until now have never been tempted to try any of the range. Created by United biscuits, one of the leading manufacturers of biscuits, snacks and cakes in the UK. Launched in 1996 McVities go ahead arrived in the biscuit aisles of our local supermarkets. This new low fat biscuit range quickly increased in popularity and became the UK's no.1 lower fat biscuits range. I'm sure everyone knows that over the course of the last 10 years, healthier eating and lifestyles have been high on the list of priorities for many people and there has been a big push for companies to manufacture healthier lifestyle foods to meet these consumer requirements.

            The go ahead range has a number of low fat snacks to choose from currently on supermarket shelves including; crispy fruit slices, cereal bars, fruit bakes, figfuls, caramel crunch and of course yoghurt breaks which is what I'm reviewing today.

            ==Go Ahead Yoghurt breaks - what do you get?==
            When I bought my yoghurt breaks they came in a 213g green coloured cardboard box with the Go Ahead logo on the front, a picture of some fruit and what the cake biscuit looks like. The box itself contains 6 x 35.5g packets with 2 biscuits / cakes inside each pack, so that's a total of 12 biscuits for your pennies. These snacks contain no artificial colours or flavours and are suitable for vegetarians but they do contain Gluten, Milk, Soya / Soy beans, so not suitable for anyone on a gluten free diet.

            ==Is it a biscuit or is it a cake?==
            The biscuits themselves are quite thin and look more like a small, thin pastry cake than an actual biscuit. They remind me of Kellogg pop tarts only smaller and not with as much filling. The yogurt topping is unmissable as a creamy white layer drapes over the top of the pastry base and first impressions make me feel good about eating this.

            ==The Taste Test==
            As with anything new, it has to taste good, healthy or not, otherwise it's just not enjoyable. Biting into my healthy snack I notice that the outer layer of pastry is crunchy, followed by a soft inner pastry layer and a chewy fruity centre, so not crunchy like a biscuit but no exactly soft like a cake. The yoghurt topping is creamy and delicious and reminds me a little of the consistency of chocolate which just melts in your mouth. The combination of the fruit consisting of sultana's and berries (this is for the forest fruit option), along with the crispy(ish) pastry and the yoghurt topping blend together and compliment each other to make a really tasty treat with a fruity taste that isn't too overpowering and isn't sickly sweet, but still manages to satisfy sweet tooth cravings.

            The 2 biscuits are more than enough to satisfy any mid morning, mid afternoon or even mid evening hunger to keep you going that little bit longer, and the shelf life is longer than fresh fruit although fresh fruit is arguably a healthier more nutritious option so you can stock up on these and store them in your cupboard at home to take out whenever you fancy a light snack. I love fruit and vegetables but sometimes you need something a little sweeter that tastes as though it shouldn't be very good for you but actually is and the go ahead snacks are a great option for this coming in at only 72 calories per biscuit, so a single pack consists of 144 calories, and as I eat one biscuit as part of a healthy snack mid morning and 1 biscuit as part of a healthy snack in the afternoon I don't feel the need to snack on crisps and other sweet or savoury treats.

            ===The Cost===
            As previously indicated, I bagged a bargain from Tesco for these healthy little treats and was able to get 2 packs in a buy one get one free promotion at a total cost of two pounds fourteen. Looking on the Tesco Website it states that this promotion is valid until 03.08.2010 so if you fancy trying these out then you too can get a couple of different varieties for the cost of one pack.

            ==Do I recommend the product==
            Although I wouldn't necessarily substitute my intake of fruit with these go ahead yoghurt bars I do find that they are a tasty treat which I indulge in mid morning as part of my balanced, healthy diet and they are a convenient snack to have at work where it's maybe not so easy to whip up a fruit salad or store fresh fruit in general. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for something a little lighter and less calorific to indulge in then I would definitely recommend you try these go ahead snacks which you can find in most supermarkets, but try and grab yourself a bargain like I did.

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            20.04.2010 14:43
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            Buy a packet of biscuits instead and limit intake.

            Breakfast bars and 'Go Ahead' type snacks are not the sort of things I usually buy, however a colleague gave me one of these Forest Fruit Yoghurt Breaks. As I didn't buy this myself, I obviously have no idea how much they are, but a little check on my friend Sainbury's tells me that they cost £2.28 for a box of 6 twinpacks, which seems expensive to me. They are currently on offer though, two boxes for £3.

            I can't comment on the boxes, but the biscuits come in individual packets, which contain two biscuits. The packs are foil, which keeps the biscuits fresh and it actually an attractive, eye-catching design, in green with a picture of fruits and the biscuit. All the nutritional information, contact details and best before date is on the back. They are suitable for vegetarians.

            When I opened the packet, the first thing to hit me was the smell. A very pleasant scent of berries hit me straight away and I have to say it smelt gorgeous. The biscuits themselves are very thin, only a couple of millimetres thick, I'd say, but about 10cm by 3cm. They have a white yoghurt coating, which looks very shiny, almost like a glaze. When you bite into them, they have a soft, chewy texture and the fruit is in the middle of the biscuit - almost sandwiched in the middle. Although they were fruity, I have to say the taste of the fruit wasn't as good as they smell - it could have been any dried fruit. I also found that the fruit kept getting caught in my teeth - not a good look! I can't remember the name of the biscuit, but does anybody remember the 'squashed fly' biscuit? These biscuits taste exactly like the squashed flies, with just a yoghurt topping.

            I could be wrong, but I believe Go Ahead is supposed to be a healthier range of snacks. Each biscuit contains 74 calories and 1.9 grams of fat, which equates to 148 calories and 3.8 grams per twinpack. This is actually more than some biscuits.

            To be honest, if someone offered me these, I'd eat them, but I certainly won't be buying them myself. They are pleasant enough, but I would rather buy a packet of squashed fly biscuits as they are exactly the same (bar the yoghurt), but cheaper!

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              03.02.2010 13:13
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              McVities Go ahead slices

              am not really a fan of sweet treats but occasionally do fancy something sweet. Recently whilst shopping in my local Tesco I succumbed to a need for a sugar fix and found myself browsing the biscuit aisle. I was drawn to the packs of McVities Go Ahead range. I had tried the orange slices in the past and not liked them. However I really liked the look of the forest fruit yogurt breaks and decided to give them a try.

              McVities Go Ahead range is marketed a product that is good for you, hence that clever name! The yogurt breaks come in a box containing six slices. On opening the box I was impressed to see that the slices are individually wrapped in foil to keep them fresh. This also makes them handy to pop in your bag or pocket to take as a snack. Inside the foil wrapper are in fact two slices joined together. The slices are rectangular in shape and covered with a pale coating of yogurt. Form the information on the box I see that each slice contains 73 calories and 1.9 grams of fat. I was disappointed to read that each slice also contains 6.6 grams of sugar, that's 7% of your daily recommend amount. It is important to remember that a slice is just ONE of the biscuits contained in the foil wrapper and not both!

              The ingredients show that the slices contain sultanas, raspberries, redcurrants and blackberries. On biting into the rather thin biscuit I could see the sultanas, although they are a bit sparse! The fruit mixture is a bit mean too and if I hadn't known it was supposed to be summer fruits I would not have been able to tell what the mixture was. It tasted very sweet but a bit on the dry side. The biscuit is quite hard and crumbles easily. I did like the sweet yogurt topping though so I suppose the slice earns some points here!

              Overall I was disappointed in these slices. They are marketed as a low calorie, low fat alternative to other sweet treats. However they contain a lot of sugar for such small slices. They also left a strange aftertaste in my mouth that wasn't at all pleasant! If you still fancy trying these slices, they are widely available from most supermarkets. I paid £2.28 for a pack of 6,a very high price tag in my opinion!

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                29.01.2010 15:28
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                Definately one to give a try

                I very rarely eat breakfast, as I'm normally in such a rush to get into work in time in the morning, and so I end up trying to survive on so called "breakfast bars".

                I often find that the "baked" type varieties (nutra-grain etc) tend to leave a funny taste in my mouth afterwards and so will normally stick to a more biscuit type product.

                Out of all of these types of products, I always find myself going towards the Go-Ahead range of biscuits which I find very tasty, and surprisingly filling, given the size of packs.

                This particular type of Go-ahead typically comes in a twin pack which easily fits in your pocket for a snack on the go. When you open the wrapper there is a noticeable and pleasing aroma from the pack that makes you want to eat them. The biscuit itself is quite firm, and reminds me of a Garibaldi biscuit in terms of its texture and rectangular appearance. The biscuit has fruit filling of sultanas and currants, and further fruit in the form of a paste of redcurrants, blackberries, and raspberries. On top of the biscuit is a coating of flavoured, and hardened yoghurt which gives a tasty and smooth addition versus the rest of the Go-Ahead range.

                The packaging is a colourful foil wrap with a picture of the biscuit, and some other pictures of some fruit, making it look all healthy. Each biscuit slice is 74 calories with 1.4g fat so not too bad for you when compared to similar snacks. The packs as mentioned contain 2 biscuits (or "slices") in each 30 gram pack, and you can buy Multipacks of these with 6 packs in each.

                As I said earlier, this and the other members of the Go-Ahead range are my snack of choice in the mornings, and I'd definitely recommend them to buyers.

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                25.01.2010 20:32
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                Go Ahead!

                Ok, so I just finished a packet of 'Go Ahead!'s Yogurt Breaks Forest Fruit', well actully two packets, just because I just couldnt controll my self. So now I will reveiw it for you guys.

                The packageing is quite smart, not too garish, with the green 'go ahead' symbol, an image of some fresh fruits and then a picture of the buiscuit.

                So upon opening the packet, I slide out one of the slices (there are 2 in each packet) and it looked idential to the image on the front. This greatly pleased me as it is horribly dissapointing when the product you have paid for that doesn't look any thing resembeling the advertising!
                The first bite: imediatly you can taste the creaminess of the yogurt topping, it wasnt too sweet, but neither did it overpower every thing else. Then I began to get the mellowness of the buscuit and finally the more sparky berry taste (although I swear I tasted sultanas and to be honest I didnt think they were ever classed as a forest fruit?). All the while your tastebud are being tantalised there is the awesome texture, the smoothness of the yogurt contrasting the crunchy biscuit and the chewy fruits.

                So how do GoAhead describe their buscuit themselves? : delicious yogurt flavour topping on a light crispy biscuit with a sultana & berry flavoured filling.
                Ah sultanas, i'll let them off then ;). Great, it does what it says on the tin!

                So really I dont need to explain what happened to the other slice and additional packet.

                au revoir!

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                  A nice snack to calm ur stomach down

                  I don't really have sweet teeth but sometimes I crave for something sweet (that aren't fruit) during the day, but I don't want sth too not-healthy like biscuits which can so I bought this to try out

                  These are available in a multipack or just individual packs which contain two biscuits each. It shows the biscuit on the front of the packet and there are some berries around the biscuits. The package looks really appealing. Each box contains 6 packs of biscuits (30g each) and costs £1.99 at Tesco & Sainsbury's. It's currently on offer 2 for £3 at Tesco for your information.

                  Once I opened a pack of biscuits, I could feel a really nice smell - the smell of sweetness & fruitiness. Yummy smell! There are 2 biscuits inside a pack, they are light crispy biscuits covered in yogurt flavour topping packed with juicy sultanas and forest fruits. Not only does it smell good but the taste is also really nice. The biscuit is crunchy and crispy, I felt a bit sweet at first but when I tasted the fruit filling inside, it felt just right. The fruit filling is made of Redcurrants, Raspberries, Blackberries paste (from concentrate) so it is a little bit sour but overall, together with the biscuit & the yogurt, it is delicious. It has a pleasant fruit taste and 2 biscuits are actually satisfying for my sweet tooth.

                  There are 68kcal in a slice and 6.7g sugar & 2g fat. Not the healthiest option but it's better than chocolate biscuits or ice cream. It's great to have as a snack especially in the afternoon. There are also other flavours: Tropical Fruit, Strawberry & Raspberry, which are nice as well.

                  Go Ahead and try it out!

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                  27.08.2009 13:56

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                  Tasty treat

                  These go ahead yogurts break were a fantastic find I love them. As the name suggest its OK to go ahead and eat them as they are a pretty healthy biscuit. They come in a pack of 6 inside the individual packs are two biscuits I've also seen then in individual packs on sale too. They are yogurt covered fruit biscuit they kind of remind me of a Gary baldy squashed fly biscuit with yogurt on top. While this might not sound too appealing they are in fact lovely. So many people comment how nice they are when I introduce them too them. The forest fruit refers to the yogurt flavour not the biscuit fruit as I first thought, I was rather confused at first. Also the saintly 74 cals and 1.9 g of fat refers to 1 slice but there two in a pack so been warned you'll most likely eat both and have to double up. I think this a the only downside to these biscuits.

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                  06.08.2009 16:16
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                  Tasty snack thats not to bad for you

                  Well I picked a packet of these up the other day in Netto, to be honest I wasn't looking for them just something reasonably healthy for an after dinner snack. I usually get the Go Ahead Crispy Slices as my wife and I quite like them (not as much as we like chocolate or chips but you have to make an effort to be healthy).


                  Packaging.
                  They come in a cardboard box which you can recycle, with all the usual nutritional info on the front and side. Inside the box are six packs of two of the bars, sealed in plastic wrappers to keep them fresh.


                  Product.

                  Upon opening one of the pack and taking out on of the bars you will note that unlike some products the do look like the picture on the box. They are around 6" long 2" wide and 1/4 "thick, the top side is well coated in a creamy coloured hard yogurt almost like icing. The underside is biscuit and inside they contain a small amount of the fruit filling but not much.

                  Taste.

                  Well very nice actually. They are crunchy and crisp and though they don't appear to have much in the way of filling it is actually quite a pleasant fruity taste, you could not describe them as luxurious as they are so thin but what small amount fruit there is, is soft and moist.
                  The biscuit itself is light and crumbly and taste nice and add to this the yogurt coating and you have a very nice snack, the yogurt for me is more like a fondant icing with a slightly yogurty taste and really sweet.
                  As well as Forest Fruit they also come in Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Tropical and Plain flavours, so there are plenty to try.

                  Each bar or slice contains

                  74 calories
                  7.4g of sugars
                  1.9g of fat
                  1g of saturates
                  0.1g of salt

                  Pretty good for a snack regards your recommended daily allowance.

                  Verdict

                  I will definitely buy these again as they are a tasty snack that does not make you feel too guilty. Go Ahead try some.

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                    27.07.2009 11:52
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                    A good product if you are on the go

                    Tescos have got an excellent Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF) offer at Tescos at the moment. A single box of 6 Go Ahead! Yoghurt Breaks usually costs £1.99, but with the BOGOF gives you 2 boxes for £1.99. I like eating these products for breakfast if I am on the go. I have bought the blueberry and strawberry varieties before but not the Forest Fruit flavour.

                    What are they?: The individual bars are twinpacks and contain two biscuits. These biscuits are described on the packet as "delicious yoghurt flavour topping on a light crispy biscuit with sultana and berry flavoured filling".

                    Packaging: The forest fruit flavour biscuits are contained within a green foil wrapper with a brightly coloured picture of blackberries and raspberries on the packaging that also includes a picture of one of the biscuits. The wrapper is perforated at either end for easy opening.

                    Smell: Upon opening the wrapper, there is a distinctive fruity smell, which is a blend of the yoghurt coating, and also the forest fruits.

                    Appearance: The bars look very appealing. They measure approximately 9 cm x 4cm and are rectangular in shape. The bars have a white/pale pink glossy coating which is the yoghurt layer. There are a few small "craters" on the surface, presumably as the biscuit contains holes. On the reverse side, there is the biscuit which is uncoated, where you can see a generous portion of berry fruit contained within the centre. The biscuit is almost cracker like in appearance.

                    Taste: The taste is superb. The blend of yoghurt, fruit and biscuit combines excellently for a surprisingly filling snack. Fortunately the fruit does not readily stick to the teeth either. The fruit tastes of good quality, and the yoghurt is not overly sweet. The biscuit is not too dry because of the yoghurt.

                    Value for money: Given that you are getting a twin pack per product, and that these products are on BOGOF at Tescos, I would suggest you buy, buy, buy! I am a regular buyer of these bars, at 12 packets (each containing 2 bars) for £1.99 is an excellent offer.

                    Healthy?: The Go Ahead range is well known by McVities for being a healthier line of products. However, each slice contains approximately 7.3% of an adults Guideline Daily Amount carbohydrates as sugars which seems like quite a high amount. This would suggest that although these bars are very tasty, that they are not as healthy as the "Go Ahead!" label would imply. Full nutritional information is given below.

                    Overall: This is an excellent tasting and good value for money product. The only slight drawback is that the sugar content does seem a little inconsistent with being a Go Ahead (healthier) product.


                    Nutritional Information

                    Typical values per 100g PER SLICE GDA - Adults
                    Energy 1705kj 311
                    Energy 404kcal 73kcal 2000
                    Protein 5.6g 1g 45g
                    Carbohydrate 71.4g 13g 230g
                    of which sugars 36.4g 6.6g 90g
                    Fat 10.7g 1.9g 70g
                    of which saturates 6g 1.1g 20g
                    Fibre 2.2g 0.4g 24g
                    Sodium 0.1g Trace 2.4g

                    Ingredients
                    Wheat flour, fruit filling (32%) [sultanas, currants, glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, fruit paste concentrate (redcurrants, raspberries, blackberries), humectant (glycerine), dextrose monohydrate, wheat bran, gelling agent (pectin), modified wheat starch, citric acid, thickener (gum arabic), acidity regulators (sodium citrate, calcium citrate), flavourings, vegetable oil], yogurt flavour coating (20%) [sugar, vegetable fat, dried whole milk (1.5%), low fat yogurt powder (1%), lactose, dried whey, citric acid, emulsifiers (E476, soya lecithin), flavourings], water, sugar, vegetable oil, maltodextrin, dried whey, emulsifier (soya lecithin, E471d), raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate, disodium diphosphate), flavourings, dextrose monohydrate, salte, glazing agent (potato starch, dried milk, glucose syrup), rice flour. Finished product contains 18% sultanas, 6% currants and the equivalent of 0.4% redcurrants, 0.4% raspberries, 0.4% blackberries.

                    Dietary Information

                    Suitable for Vegetarians
                    Contains Gluten
                    Contains Milk
                    Contains Soya\Soybeans

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                      20.06.2009 23:44
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                      A great tasting biscuit with a yogurt topping.

                      ***ABOUT GO AHEAD!***
                      I'm sure many of you will have heard of go ahead and some of you have most likely tried their products as well. They do a great range of biscuits and snacks which are all low in fat and taste great. You can find their products in every supermarket and you will notice their range have a lovely vibrant green coloured packaging to them. Products in the range include:

                      * Cereal Bars available in great flavours such as Hazelnut & Pistachio, Apple & Sultana and more.
                      * Crispy Slices with yummy Chocolate Chip, Forest fruit and 2 other great flavours.
                      * Yogurt Breaks in Strawberry, Tropical, Blueberry and other fruity flavours.
                      * Fruit Bakes are yummy cakey bars which come in Apple, Raspberry and 2 other fruity flavours.
                      * Crunch Bars are chocolate and caramel bars perfect if you are craving something sweet.

                      They also do other products in the range but this they are just examples of some great snacks which can be eaten on the go.

                      ***YOGURT BREAKS***
                      When I was in the train station the other day I wanted a sweet snack but didn't fancy chocolate so I saw a small pack of these yogurt breaks which were strawberry flavour. I thought these were yummy so decided to buy a pack of them as they were on offer in Sainsbury's last week.
                      Yogurt breaks are a yummy crispy biscuit filled with sultana's and fruit and then covered in a mouth-watering yogurt flavour on top. These come is a great range of flavours including:
                      * Forest Fruit
                      * Strawberry
                      * Plain
                      * Tropical
                      * Raspberry
                      * Blueberry
                      ***TASTE TEST***
                      These come in boxes of which you get 5 packs inside. Inside each pack is 2 yogurt breaks. As you open the packet you are greeted by a lovely yogurt coated biscuit and you can see that the yogurt looks nice and thick. The yogurt is more of a beige colour with a hint on pink which I'm guessing must have something to do with the strawberry flavour. The yogurt breaks have a nice strawberry yogurt smell to them. Only the top of the biscuit slice is covered in yogurt.
                      As you bite into the slice you can immediately taste a lovely strawberry yogurt flavour. The biscuit is nice and crunchy and with the yogurt coating on top this just simply melts in your mouth. There is a nice amount of filling inside the yogurt break. The yogurt coating on top of the biscuit isn't as thick as it looks, but I think if it was any thicker it would make this far too sweet.

                      ***NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION***
                      Each strawberry yogurt break slice contains:
                      * Calories - 72 (4% RDA)
                      * Sugars - 7.1g (8% RDA)
                      * Fat - 2g (3% RDA)
                      * Saturates - 1.2g (6% RDA)
                      * Salt - 0.1g (2% RDA)
                      Please note that depending which flavour you choose the nutritional information does change slightly.

                      ***OVERALL OPINION***
                      As this was quite sweet I was very satisfied after eating this and as they were quite filling I couldn't eat another one. These are good value especially as they are on offer as 2 boxes for £2.00 in Sainsbury's at the moment. If you have ever thought about trying anything from this range I recommend these, especially if you are craving something sweet as these do a good job. I would try the other flavours in this range and especially want to try the blueberry yogurt breaks as well. As these come in individual packets they are perfect for on the go.


                      (Review also on ciao)

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                        01.02.2009 10:23
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                        A very nice change from choccie biscuits

                        Ever noticed how we sometimes get stuck in a rut meal wise. Same things every week, and it's seems these days its harder to get out of that rut, what with prices rising at an ever alarming rate. Some things you can now only afford every now and then, when they had at once been a regular treat. May I make a small suggestion?
                        Instead of all those choccies biscuits try a pack of McVities Go Ahead. I know there can be no real substitute for that delicious chocolate; I'm a confirmed choco - o - holic. On one of those days where I was feeling stuck in a rut I happened past a vending machine and noticed these Go Ahead bars. It was perhaps the bright and alluring packaging that tempted me, with pictures of all that juicy fruit, and the addition of yoghurt left me intrigued.

                        I inserted my 45p and pressed the appropriate buttons and low and behold I was delivered one of these in an instant. I say one there are actually two in each packet. On opening the packet the smell of the yoghurt had my little taste buds in a fit of glee. The rectangular biscuits were quite big considering they are a biscuit. I didn't stop to measure them since I was salivating something rotten with expectation. They are about four and a half inches long and about three and a half inches wide. A generous quarter inch thick leads me to anticipate a large amount of fruit inside.
                        One side of these biscuits is covered in a creamy coloured icing glace, which is the yoghurt topping. It looks shiny and inviting so my hesitation was getting the better of me. I took a bite and waited. The first impression was that they were most definitely a biscuit, crisp with a very slight hint of sweetness. I then discovered the delicious yoghurt topping. This was a strange sensation I was really enjoying this biscuit. Finally a flurry of fruitiness sent the glee into ecstasy and my taste buds wee having an orgy of different sensations. My second instinct was that I was over reacting no biscuit claiming to be healthy could possibly taste so nice, so another bite was called for.

                        There really ought not to have been any surprise since you'd expect the quality to be consistent all the way through, which indeed it was. Another orgy of delight anticipated and fulfilled. I really was amazed the wrapper said less than 3g of fat per biscuit, yet all theses sensations and flavours were packet into this delicious creation. My next shop at ASDA will have me searching their isles for different varieties and multi packs, because without expecting the results I found I was none the less extremely impressed with this product, and would without hesitation definitely recommend it to anyone.

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