I had seen that Tesco’s were selling a free from version of fromage frais but had never got round to buying it. I decided it was about time that I gave it a try and popped it into my basket with my other dairy free goodies.
I loved the packaging. It was typical of the Tesco’s free from brand. I couldn’t resist the cute monkey on the front balancing strawberries in his hands. It just made me smile and is clearly aimed at children.
The labelling to the front of the packaging is clearly marked as dairy, egg, gluten and milk free. On the ingredients list to the back it highlights soya as the only allergen and that it is also suitable for a vegan diet. An added extra which I was impressed with was that eat individual pot had contains soya on it.
Now onto the fromage frais itself. I liked the individual pots that were easy to separate. The portion size was perfect for me and of course to fit into a lunch box. On opening the pot I really didn’t know what to expect. Being dairy free for as long as I can remember I have never tried fromage frais. It had a subtle hint of strawberries and I thought smelt very similar to a yogurt. I expected it to smell of cheese, perhaps I am a bit naive on this front. Onto the fromage frais itself. It looked like a thick yogurt. On placing my spoon into the pot it felt like this and stayed nicely on the spoon.
On tasting the fromage frais I was still expecting a cheeses flavour. This was not the case. It tasted like a soya yogurt which just happened to be strawberry flavoured. The flavour was perfect it was subtle without being to strong or artificial. I liked the thick consistency it was like having a more luxurious yogurt.
So would I recommend these free from fromage frais for anyone who is dairy, egg, gluten free or follows a vegan diet. Yes, they make a nice alternative to a yogurt as part of your lunch box, or as a crafty snack. So thank you Tesco’s for producing a fromage frais that I can enjoy as alternate to my usual yogurts.