Thursday, 1 September 2016

Aldi Specially Selected Coconut and Vanilla Yogurt Drink

So as you may have gathered by my recent reviews, I went to Aldi recently hence the sudden rush of a lot of Aldi products and it's another one of my random fines I found there. This was a complete impulse purchase from the yogurt section simply because it contained coconut.

It says it's lassi inspired but it's more of a coconut and vanilla smoothie and is made with Irish milk from Donegal that is crafted in small batches with velvety coconut and fragrant vanilla for a lassi inspired drinking yogurt. It sounded pretty good and whilst it's pretty sugary at 11%, the ingredients list is pretty natural although there is added sugar in it and in the coconut and vanilla compote. However it is 82% low fat yogurt and does contain vanilla extract.

It's definitely a high quality smoothie and really delicious. It's not refreshing as such because it's not fruity and the texture is very thick because it's predominantly yogurt. Even though it's a drinking yogurt, it's still pretty and thick and what I would term 'gluggy' but this is how I love my smoothies to be. It has the most amazing thick and rich mouthfeel that you properrly chug back rather than sip and is all the better for it.

Taste is on point too with a fairly subtle exotic coconut taste and an authentic vanilla fragrance that's sweet and creamy without being sickly in anyway. Every now and then you get a bit of dessicated coconut solid in a sip but this isn't a problem and adds to the thickness. Whilst it's not something I would buy too often due to the sugar content, it's a delicious smoothie and I recommend it if you see it.

Price: £0.65 for a 250ml bottle
Bought at: Aldi
Nutrition per 100ml: 81 calories, 2g fat, 1.4g sat fat, 11g sugars, 3.2g protein, 0.09g salt

Score: 8/10

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