Review of Tesco’s Free From Fruity Strawberry Soya Fromage Frais Alternative

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.


  1. January 16, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Tesco often come up with little gems. Take Thai fish sauce for example. It shouldn’t really contain any sugar at all, but even the ones available at many Asian supermarkets come loaded with the stuff, but Tesco, bless ’em, used to do a small bottle in their Asian food section that was about as good as you’d get anywhere… 🙂

  2. June 3, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I’ve been looking for these as a treat for my kids, haven’t seen them in my local Tesco yet though. 🙂 And for me to try too, haha. I grew up eating Petit Filous fromage frais, and I think that Alpro yoghurts taste very like Petit Filous (the strawberry and banana one especially), so I expect this to taste kinda similar. 🙂

    • June 4, 2017 / 8:33 am

      Hi, Ive not had them for a while but I think that you can still get them. It’s nice to know Aplro tastes similar as I am always having their yogurts.

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