Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tesco Greek Style 0% Fat Yoghurt Review

With all the chocolate and sweet treats we eat during the Easter bank holiday, I decided to balance it out with a healthy breakfast of raspberries, banana, muesli and yoghurt.

Greek yoghurt is the big trend within the yoghurt aisle with Muller, Danio, Weightwatchers, Total and Liberte all releasing ever new flavours and products. But supermarket own brand is now trying to muscle in on the action and today I tried Tesco‘s 0% Greek yoghurt.

Usually I buy Total 0% Fat Greek yoghurt. Pure, natural, low in sugar and with nothing added, Total Yoghurt is a genuinely healthy treat. And it is a treat - it so thick and creamy, you can literally stand a spoon up in it. How they do it, I'll never know. But at over a £1 per 170g pot and rarely on promotion, it is an expensive treat. With Tesco's own version costing only 50p for 200g, I thought it would be worth giving it a try.

As I spooned it over my fruit, I noticed how pure and natural it looked. A lovely unblemished white with a smooth spreadable consistency. It was runnier than Total and slid off the spoon rather than staying firm and stiff but nevertheless was thicker than standard yoghurt.

And it also delivered on taste. Very smooth and clean tasting. It perfectly complemented the banana and raspberry, coating them in a cooling, slightly tangy cream that offset the fruit's natural sweetness for a melt in the mouth consistency that blankets your tongue.

It also softened up the muesli but the overall eating experience was still thick and luxurious rather than wet and sloppy. And whilst Tesco's yoghurt may not be as decadent as Total yoghurt, it is as healthy. Only 55 calories per half a tub and only 4.2g of sugar. Usually, low fat yoghurts are compensated for by boosting sugar but this is lower than the majority of natural yoghurts on the market. And at a good price, this is perfect for everyday breakfasts.

Price: 50p
Available at: Tesco

Pros: Thick, good value, natural, satisfying and filling and low in sugar
Cons: Not as thick as Total so not as luxurious

Score: 7.5/10

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