Being a yogurt addict, I jumped at the oppotunity to take 4 different flavours of Yeo Valley Low fat fruit yogurts from work (hotel/ returant) after my breakfastshift as they ran out of date. I found myself hoping that no more customers would eat the yogurts so that I could sample them. Fortunately, no one did, despite them being usually very popular.
I picked up the Strawberry, Cherry, Toffee and Peach. Each pot is 125g; the same as my Danone
Shapes, execept they are 'low fat', not 'fat free
' thus the fat and calorie content is higher per 100g. Each yogurt comes in a 7cm high circular pot, progressively widening slightly as it travels upwards. The lid consists of a thin peel back plastic covering. These yogurts are all probiotic, organic and approved of by the soil Association according to little logo's on the pot, which is also recyclable.
All the pots have the manufacturer 'Yeo Valley' + 'organic' in green text on a very pale cream sky against a blue field with the outline of blue cows. 'Low fat' and 'probiotic' are also witten in blue beneath 'Yeo Valley'.
- The only toffee
yogurts I have ever sampled are the weight watchers ones which I find deliciously smooth, creamy and sweet. If Weight Watchers
could be this good, I figured Yeo Valley would be even better. The border running around the top of the pot is brown to denote the toffee flavour, which is also written and symbolised by thick chunks of CG (computer
graphic) brown toffee pieces. Not the most mouthwatering front due to the CG element of the picture but it effectively stands out none the less.
Peeling back the lid to expect inside, I'm greeted with a nice subtly sweet toffee smell just like gooey toffee sauce. The yogurt is a very very pale brown, verging on skin colour which promises to not be overly sweet.
For me, yogurt is as much about thickness as taste, especially since the fat and calorie content is higher; I want to justify this by indulging into a satisfying texture. Okay, tilting the pot I am fairly disappointed to note that the yogurt moves, proving that it isn't really thick set. In spite of this, is definately isn't a runny mess, like the Muller
lights or cheap branded yogurts. It does run slowly over the sides of the pot, thus, the thickness is somewhere inbetween. Dipping my spoon in and then gently lifting it out leaves me with a satisying dollop still stuck on the spoon.
Taste - Well, lefts cut to the facts; I don't think it is as good as the Weight Watcher
one. For all the promises of not being overly sweet, it is. It definately has a toffee taste but it's not the nicest in the world; a bit like a cheap toffee sauce. It's far too sweet and leaves a really unplesant lingering taste on my tongue and makes my tongue feel quite dry. Nah - I actually can't finish the pot. I'd be wasting calories on a product I don't enjoy. The texture was pleasing in that there was a slight thickness but it wasn't creamy.
At around 100kcal per pot and 1.5g of fat it's hardly worth it. I'd rather have 2 of the WW toffee yogurts anytime.