“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Yoghurts „
Setting the scene: I was very excited when I saw this (I think) new flavour yogurt at Tesco last week as I love hazelnut yogurts and thought these would be similar but make a nice change. I purchased 3 and they were about 42p each from memory. Packaging: They come in a cardboard tub but quite a chunky tall shaped tub with a plastic pull off lid. The lid comes off very easily - no tugging needed at all, it just sort of slips off as you pull up. Nutritional Information: Each pot contains 150 g On the front in the colour coded boxes is this information: 170 calories 9% daily allowance 22.8g sugar 25% daily allowance 4.1g fat 6% daily allowance 1.2g saturates 6% daily allowance 0.2g salt 3% daily allowance The allergy advise on the back says : * contains milk * contains Brazil nuts and may contain traces of other nuts Further information on the back repeats the colour coded box information highlighted in the same colours and adds Protein 6.9g Carbohydrate 25.7g Mono-unsaturates 1.2g Polyunsaturates 1.5g Fibre 0.3g Sodium 0.1g It is suitable for vegetarians and has a green V sign Added ingredients: Water, Muscavado sugar, Brazil nut, Sugar, Rice starch, Concentrated lemon juice, Natural flavouring Aditional information: Keep refrigerated DO not freeze Use by: see lid The taste test: I opened the lid and smelled the contents. I could certainly smell muscavado sugar and yogurt with a hint of nuts, quite delicious and mouth watering. Despite the low fat it seemed quite thick in consistency and I eagerly dipped my spoon in. Well the thickness must be the rice flour because it certainly isn't remarkably creamy in taste, definitely a low fat yogurt taste but never mind I'm prepared to sacrifice creamy for a few less calories on my hips. However looking at the contents list there is a lot of sugar so although it is low fat if you are watching your calories then this may not do the trick. Great disappointment followed though, despite there being crunchy pieces of brazil nut in the yogurt there didn't seem to be much flavour from them. They were big enough pieces to merit chewing them and then a subtle flavour of brazil nut did come through but it wasn't very strong at all. Perhaps brazil nut flavour is too subtle to compete with yogurt generally I do not know. There was also a strange after taste and the yogurt itself was quite acidic. I kept trying mouthfuls to try and work out what the flavour was but it was difficult. Obviously yogurt but the sour aspect particularly, muscavado sugar as it was quite sweet but the nutty flavour was more like a rancid taste, like when you get an 'off' nut when eating from a bowl. It was not pleasant and this is one yogurt I will NOT be buying again ever. Very disappointing indeed and I can still taste it so now I shall have to go and find something else to eat to take away the taste and so eat extra calories again so I wish I had enjoyed one of the Amore hazelnut full cream versions instead. Also published on Ciao under my name catsholiday
I was doing my usual weekly shop in Tesco's on Sunday and I decided that I would like to treat myself to something nice. I fancied something in the yoghurt or fromage frais range so I started having a look at the huge selection on offer. I noticed a range of Tesco's own yoghurts that I hadn't seen before. I was going to call them a new range but just because I haven't seen them doesn't mean that they haven't been there for ages! I am often in my own little world when shopping! Anyway this particular range is called incredibly nutty or incredibly fruity depending on whether the yoghurt contains nuts or fruit - I bet you wouldn't have worked that out would you? LOL! They were priced at 37p for each 150g pot or three for £1. I know it only saved me 11p on the three that I bought but every little helps as they say at Tesco's I chose the 'nutty' Brazil nut, 'fruity' peach and nectarine and 'fruity' strawberry. I decided to begin my eating the Brazil nut one. I used to love hazelnut yoghurts and I do like the taste of Brazil nuts so I was really looking forward to this. The pot looks very classy in pale blue with a brazil nut on the front and the words 'Tesco Incredibly Nutty Brazil Nut Low Fat Yoghurt'. There is also the now familiar information giving the amount of sugar, fat, calories, saturates and salt in the pot and expressed as a percentage of the recommended daily allowance of each. On the back of the pot is a more detailed list of information on the nutritional values of the yoghurt expressed per 100g and per pot. There is also allergy advice - it contains milk and nuts - no! You don't say! It is suitable for vegetarians. The pot, unusually for yoghurt, is cardboard with a brown plastic peel off lid. It is all recycleable then so I'm happy about that. I peeled off the plain brown lid, which just has the name of the yoghurt and the sell by date on it. The yoghurt smelled very nice although it was more of a caramel smell than a Brazil nut smell. I love caramel so that was fine by me! I looked into the pot and saw lovely creamy, caramel coloured yoghurt with pieces of what I assumed to be Brazil nut it in. I dived in - with my spoon you understand. The taste is again more of caramel than nuts but that was OK for me and the pieces of nut were tasty and plentiful. The yoghurt was creamy and quite sweet but not in a sickly way. I have to say I did not enjoy it quite as much as the hazelnut ones I used to love but it does come a close second. The added ingredients in the yoghurt are as follows: Water Muscavado Sugar (that would explain the caramel taste then) Brazil Nuts (3%) Sugar Rice Starch Concentrated Lemon Juice Natural Flavouring This would explain why it tasted sweet as there is a fair bit of added sugar in there, reminding me that 'low fat' does not necessarily mean 'low sugar' - oops! The nutritional information per 150g pot is as follows: Calories 170 (quite high then!) Protein 6.9g Carbohydrate 25.7g Of which sugars 22.8g Fat 4.1g Of which saturates 1.2g Fibre 0.3g Salt 0.2g Incidentally according the recommended daily allowance information on the front of the pack one pot of this yoghurt contains 25% of your recommended daily sugar allowance! In conclusion, although I enjoyed this yoghurt, it is high in sugar for me so I would only buy it as an occasional treat and would rather stick to the low fat, low sugar versions for regular consumption! This review may get posted on Ciao at some time in the future.