Review of Alpro yogurt

Well I came across these some time ago, mainly because it was available on Ocado and it was easy to pop into the online shopping trolley. They come in several varieties and sizes. I have to confess to having tried all 3 options, but you have to as you never know what you may be missing out on. You and get a packet of 4 regular yogurts for roughly £1.80, my favourite is forest fruits. Each pot is 125g and has 98 calories, 12g of sugar, 2.4g of fat and 120mg of calcium. You can get them in differing flavours including blackberry and raspberry, exotic fruit and peach. I prefer forest fruits, and have therefore reviewed this flavour. The yogurts are fairly thick and creamy in texture with a reasonable amount of fruit noted. The yogurts have a subtle taste of the mixed fruit whilst not tasting either too sweet or artificial in flavour.

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Or you may decide to choose a large pot of yogurt costing about £1.35 containing 500g. These again come in a variety of flavours, including plain, vanilla, strawberry and rhubarb and lemon and lime. I have to confess to only trying the plain flavour. I decided to review the vanilla flavour for my blog. A 125g portion contains 94 calories, 11.5g of sugar, 2.8g of fat and 120mg of calcium. The yogurt was fairly thick and creamy in texture and consistency. The yogurt had a reasonably strong taste of vanilla which I found to be a little sweet but not to artificial in flavour.

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Finally there is the more recent addition of cremoso, these come in a pack of 4 cost about £ 1.90. They currently come in 2 flavours cherry and peach. I have to confess to only trying the cherry as I dislike peaches. Each yogurt contains 110g, has 114 calories, 10g of sugar, 6.5g of fat and has 120mg of calcium. I found these to be slightly thicker in consistency with an even nicer creamier texture than the regular yogurts with good sized portions of cherry throughout. The yogurts have a subtle taste of cherry whilst not tasting either too sweet or artificial in flavour. Even though I am not keen on cherries, I still really enjoy this yogurt.

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My tips: The regular small pack of 4 are great for lunch boxes, their size means that they can fit into most lunch boxes and make a nice mid-day dessert. If I am able to I add fresh fruit, it makes the yogurt go further and contributes towards one of your five (or is it 7 now) a day. The large sizes probably work out better value for money, if you know that are able to eat these at home or decant into a container then these could be your best option. If like me you like the plain flavour (which is only available in the large size) I find it goes well with granola and fruit and makes a nice breakfast. I feel that the cremoso work better as an infrequent treat due to their rich creamy texture. I like these but purchase them infrequently as I like to have other dairy free treats instead.

In summary I rely heavily on these yogurts and I never get bored of them. I wish that one day Alpro will consider making the plain flavour in smaller sizes, but that’s just me.

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