Advantages Tasty, good size and affordable
Disadvantages Some people may not like the chewy fruity bits. 125g pots may be too small for some
|Value for Money|
I have always been a fan of yogurts ever since my kids got whined from milk so yogurts find themselves in my shopping trolley every week. When my kids were young, we tried all sorts of yogurts from the yogurt tubes (squizzy ones), drinking yogurts and the standard pots. I used to stick to certain brands as these were popular for lunch boxes and also it had to be something they will like eating and at a young age that is crucial. Now that my kids are young adults, I enjoy the flexibility of trying out new food stuffs once in a while without causing much havoc in the house. We all love yogurts and we all prefer chewy yogurts hence we have almost moved away from the smooth yogurts.With these little pots, I tend to prefer mixed packs as that way I can satisfy everyone’s tastes and preferences. I usually buy the Activia range (8x125g) packs, These are currently going for £2.95 at Tesco, translating to about 37p each.
Tesco Low fat yogurts come in 4 varieties each pack with 6 x 125 g pots.
•Tesco Sunshine Fruits Low fat (New Recipe) contains 2 each: Peach, Banana and Orange
•Tesco Sweet treats (Improved recipe) contains 2 each: Toffee, Vanilla, Orange and Chocolate
•Garden fruits (Improved recipe) contains 2 each: Blackcurrant, Rhubarb and Gooseberry
•Berry (Improved recipe) contains 2 each: Strawberry, Raspberry and Cherry
I have bought peach yogurts before but what were most striking were the banana and orange yogurts. I haven’t seen these before, at least not within my price range so I decided to give this new range a try. I was a bit hesitant at first but decided to take the risk so I picked 2 packs of Tesco Sunshine Fruits Low Fat yogurts and added them to my grocery shopping all the time thinking what could possibly go wrong with peach, banana and orange as we eat these fruits fresh all the time.
The worst I was expecting was that the banana yogurt would be flat and the orange maybe a bit sour but I was actually proved wrong. My daughter immediately decided to give one a try and picked the banana one. I could actually smell the real banana fruit as soon as she opened the pot and I could see the banana bits in the pot. One spoonful and she had her eyes rolling. She said this was the best yogurt she had eaten in a long time. She quickly finished this one as the pots are really small (125 g) and dived for the second one which she thoroughly enjoyed as well.
The next morning, I sampled the banana yogurt and had the same fantastic experience with my cereal as my daughter had described.
I took the peach yogurt pot to work as my dessert and really enjoyed the yogurt. The peach sweet smell was obvious as soon as I opened the pot and had the peach chewy bits as well.
The packaging is very simple, with no extra cardboard packaging. Who needs this anyway, as it just ends up in the bin or if you are like me in the paper recycling box. The pots are attached to each other by the thin foil of the lids and you can easily pick the 6 pack without snapping them apart.
The colours used are representative of the contents and the predominant colours are orange and yellow with a bit of peach representing the colours of the fruits. Images of the 3 fruits (banana, orange, peach) are very eye catching and form wall paper background on the top part of the pots which constitutes the peel off lids. The label is predominantly orange text printed on white/cream background and the “Low Fat” text is emphasized by printing it in blue. The label has a blue border on 3 of the sides and the small pictures of the 3 fruits (banana, orange, peach) in the right hand corner. Each pot also has an individual label with the characteristic features mentioned above. The colour of the pot and picture of the fruit on the label are representative of the fruit so generally it is fairly easy even for someone who cannot read the label to clearly see the fruits which constitute these yogurts.
At the time of purchase, the yogurts were on offer, 2 packs for £2.00, that’s 12 yogurts for £2.00 and this translates to approximately 17p each. What more value for money can one hope for such tasty little dairy delights.You could therefore pick and mix any two combinations of the yogurts on offer.
The yogurts usually have a reasonable shelf life at the time you buy them; usually the use by date is about 10 days from the purchase date. This is handy for me because I can buy enough to last the week and know it will still be ok to consume.
The yogurts have to be kept refrigerated and once opened normally the contents of the pot have to be finished. This is not a problem at all as the pots are small. You can easily have 2 at one go with no problem. It is important to use the yogurts by the ‘use by date’ shown on the label as they are perishables.
I highly recommend these yogurts, try them, you will love them just as me and my family.
Each pot (125g) contains the following of your guideline daily amount.
Factory: Before being prepared for manufacture of this product, the equipment was previously used to make products containing nuts.
Suitable for vegetarian
©hildah11, June 2011
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