Review of Tesco’s Free From Blueberry Yogurt

I enjoy a yogurt most days as part of my packed lunch or as an extra addition to fresh fruit. The choices of vegan yogurt seems to have rapidly expanded. You can now easily pick them up from your local supermarket. Despite this I tend to buy the same yogurt so I thought that was about time that I tried some new yogurt. As I was picking up a few treats in Tesco I decided to try their free from blueberry yogurt.

I liked the style of the packaging. It’s simple cream background with an inviting bowl of blueberries and a glass pot filled with the yogurt. Onto the ingredients list. The yogurt is clearly labelled as being gluten free, milk free and suitable for a vegan diet. The only allergen listed is soya.

On opening the yogurt I was greeted by a slightly greyish/purple yogurt which in all honesty was slightly off-putting. Sadly this isn’t very apparent in my photos. I was a little disappointed by the lack of aroma of this yogurt. I was expecting to smell an aroma that I associate with blueberries. Instead I got greeted by a sweet artificial aroma that I would not describe as blueberries. On placing the spoon into the yogurt it was slightly thinner in texture when comparing it to other yogurt that I have previously tried. On tasting the yogurt I was hit by two textures. The slightly thin texture from the yogurt itself which was combined with fine small pieces from the blueberry puree. These worked well together. As for the flavour this was quiet sweet and artificial. If I had tasted it in a blind test I am not sure that I would be able to recognise the flavour as being blueberry. In fact I struggled to finish the yogurt, I did finish all four pots because I had paid for them.

So would I recommend this yogurt? I’m afraid not. They seemed to lack any real blueberry flavour and the colour just wasn’t visually appealing. So if you follow a dairy free, gluten free or a vegan diet I would perhaps try a different yogurt instead. Sorry Tesco’s this yogurt just wasn’t for me.

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83 thoughts on “Review of Tesco’s Free From Blueberry Yogurt

  1. I agree with you: they’ve got a bit of a funny colour. I think Tesco are making a great effort when it comes to Free From food though. There wasn’t a 10th of what you find now 5 years ago when my little one was diagnosed. Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • Hi, I am glad that I am not the only one that thought this about the colour. I totally agree the free from market is rapidly improving and Tesco’s seem to be the best for choice. There are so many of their treats I want to try.

  2. Sadly, when companies work at stripping out ingredients like milk and wheat, they stop at removing those and don’t put time and energy into making the new product more appetizing.
    Sad it didn’t work out for you, but I’m sure you’ll find something great soon.
    #FabFriday

  3. This is such a shame, I’ve never been a fan of yogurts anyway but I’ve been trying various things from the Tesco free from selection for the past year now!

    Alys / alysgeorge.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I’ve had these before and as much as I quite like the artificial sweet flavour (I like my yogurts like a small child) I do hate the texture of these ones. You’re right, they’re really thin and I always think each pot is quite small too. I buy them if they’re the only options available but they’d never be my first choice x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  5. I haven’t had a yoghurt in quite a while, and just thinking about it has made me really want one! Haha. It’s a shame these didn’t turn out to be too great, at least you know one that you will enjoy though!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

  6. Love the information – thanks. Dairy free yogurts do face many challenges, especially when they need to be shelf stable too. I imagine it takes quite bit of shopping + trial and error to find brands that taste as good as they sound.

    • Hi, I have a yogurt most days it is great that the choice in the free from market is rapidly expanding so that I have more choices. Who knows I may find an alternative to Alpro that I like.

  7. Oh no…artificial sweetness from yogurt is one of my least favorite things (alas it’s so common these days) 😦 Soy yogurt is really tricky to get right – hope you find one that’s better!

  8. Oh dear, I think artificial sweetness is more and more a feature of yoghurts these days. I don’t tend to eat them, I usually pinch one of Flora’s fromage frais (!) but they’re too sweet for me as well. Such a shame about this blueberry yoghut though, particuarly when the packaging was so enticing. Thank you for being honest, as always xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  9. What a shame you didn’t like it, it sounded like it was going to be so good, vegan and blueberry, but alas it wasn’t to be. I do find the purple colour rather nice though.
    #MMBC

  10. I’m dairy free while nursing currently and I was so excited to see this new kind of yogurt. But I’m glad I won’t waste my money now! It seems to be hit or miss when buying things. Thanks for the review!

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