“ Brand: Longley Farm / Type: Yoghurts „
I started to eat these yogurts when I was pregnant as a way to try to get calcium down me and I became addicted to the raspberry ones and now buy them frequently! They're full of flavour and so nice! Longley farm is based in Yorkshire in Holmfirth and everything in the yogurts are natural with no added colours or flavours. The yoghurts simply contain exactly what you'd expect from one! Yogurt, fruit and unrefined sugar so it is all completely natural! The raspberry yogurt is bursting with flavour. The first time I tried it I was really surprised by how tasty it was and after eating one pot I had to go back for another right away! The tub contains 13% raspberries so it is no surprise it is so full of flavour as that is more than with other yogurts! The calorie content is 124 so it isn't a low fat option as products like muller lights have the same amount of calories but contain a lot more yogurt but its not an unhealthy snack seeing as it's all natural produce! The yogurts are available in supermarkets and in local grocery stores. They are approximately 30p each and other flavours are available too including peach melba, rhubarb and apricot. The raspberry ones are definitely my favourite! I would recommend these yoghurts are they are so full of flavour and it's refreshing to have them be so natural with absoloutey nothing like added flavours or colours within. The pot itself is quite simple, you can tell immediately by looking at it that it's a raspberry yoghurt. The pot is white with the Longley Farm logo on the front with the picture of the flavour underneath- in this case raspberrys. The writing is all in blue which stands out against the whiteness of the background. The lid is the typical yogurt style peel lid and is easily pulled back so you don't need to struggle with it and end up spilling bits of yogurt! I can't really think of a negatie except for maybe it's not big enough! The yoghurt isn't smooth, it does contain bits but to me this just makes it far more tasty!
Mmmmmm! What else can I say about this scrummy yoghurt?! I am very picky with yoghurts, to the point where I tend to only eat peach flavour & even then I'm picky about the brand! However, my boyfriend loves this brand and he convinced me to try a bit. I have to say it is one of the nicest yoghurts I've ever tried! The raspberry flavour is just so tangy - not sweet and false tasting like so many yoghurts. It actually tastes of real raspberries! It has raspberry seeds in, which add to the flavour but no blobs of raspberries which for me is a huge plus point as I hate soggy bits of fruit in yoghurts! I notice another review states they aren't sold in Tesco but this has possibly since changed, or perhaps varies from store to store, as I bought some from my local Tesco just today. One of the great selling points about these is that they only cost 29p per pot! Bargain! They seem to be just sold individually, rather than in multi-packs and there are a few different flavours available.
***Longley Farm Raspberry Yoghurt*** I feel more than qualified to write this review as I have been supporting this brand for more than 20 years!! I first ate this yoghurt when I used to have school dinners. My friends and I loved having this yoghurt with jelly and I remember seeing the empty pots on the side in the kitchen. Back then we were lucky in that if there were leftovers we got to have seconds too! Anyway when I grew up I remembered the distinctive taste and tried to buy them whenever I could. They are sold in Morrissons and Sainsbury's, but not Tesco's for some reason. They are often found in small local corner shops too. ***What are they like?*** They are completely natural and contain no added preservatives, colour or stabilisers which for me is a big positive. Longley Farm has one of the largest Jersey farm herds in Europe. They also sell cottage cheese, buttermilk, fromage frais, butter and cream. The sell by date usually gives you about 10 days grace. Calorie wise they contain 105 calories per 100g and a pot is 150g - not the lowest calorie option, but then it doesn't claim to be a low fat diet product. Fat is 4.1g but saturated fat is not listed seperately. It is a 'live' product and added ingredients are only unrefined cane sugar and raspberries (9%). They cost around 36p. They are produced over in Holmfirth which isn't that far from where I live, so again I like to buy them because I feel I supporting British workers in these difficult times. There are the usual flavours such as strawberry and blackcurrant to choose from, but raspberry is my favourite. One of the reasons I like them so much is that they have a slightly tangy taste to them and other yoghurts seem bland and tasteless by comparison. They are not laden with big chunks of fruit, but there are pieces of the associated fruit in there that you can detect. They are also very creamy and have a nice rich texture - again, some yoghurts have a kind of 'grainy' texture but this one doesn't. It is a small point but they come in what I call a traditionally shaped 'youhurt style' pot as opposed to the big wide tubs you see of a different type of brand. When I have one of these yoghurts I do feel it is substantial as it isn't one of the 'diet' types, which may put people off - but if you love yoghurt in it's own right as opposed to eating it for diet reasons, then give this brand a go, because I can fully recommend them. Not sure what else there is to say about a yoghurt but if you see them in the shops - give them a go. They have their own website at http://www.longleyfarm.com so you can read up on them if you wish.