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.

85 Comments

  1. andriaperry
    January 4, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Thank you for this review, I tend to buy the vegan yogurts.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      No problem I hope that you found it helpful.

  2. January 4, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    I have found all vegan yogurts to be quite thin and runny, have you found any that aren’t?

    • January 5, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      The alpro go on range are fairly thick! Regular alpro ones are quite thin though x

      • January 5, 2018 / 10:58 pm

        Ugh at home all I have is daiya which doesn’t taste all that great!!!:(

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 8, 2018 / 5:51 pm

          Oh no, I want to try this brand just to compare it, a good excuse to travel 😊.

          • January 9, 2018 / 2:19 am

            Lol well I’m going to have to come to where you are so that I can try all the products you talk about:)

          • pinkiebag
            Author
            January 9, 2018 / 8:32 pm

            Oh you should 😊

      • pinkiebag
        Author
        January 8, 2018 / 5:49 pm

        Hi, I love the GO On and find that their regular ones still seem to be thicker than most. I have GO On as a treat.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Hi yes it can be s problem can you get Alpro these tend to be a little thicker in consistency.

      • January 9, 2018 / 2:16 am

        I’ve never even heard of Alpro. I wonder if I can order it online? We have Daiya and on occasion Silk where I am:(

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 9, 2018 / 8:32 pm

          I don’t think you can. Sorry.

  3. January 4, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Oh that’s such a shame about these 🙁 to be honest all the vegan yoghurts I have tried I haven’t been that keen on as I find them to leave an odd after-taste so I just try and stay away from them now! What would you recommend?
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      I personally like Alpro ones the soya based are my favourites.

  4. January 4, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Great honest review, really enjoyed reading this! ☺️

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you.

  5. January 5, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    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.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      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.

  6. January 5, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Hi, there are some great dairy free products out there but it can be hit and miss. To be fair I am just grateful to have the choice.

  7. January 5, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Oh they are a staple for me, are there any of their products that you recommend that I should try? Thanks.

  8. January 5, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    It must be hard to make a yogurt that is free from all yogurt ingredients taste right! Some sort of Blueberry coconut milk might work better. #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Oh now that sounds like a delicious combination, lets hope it will be available one day soon.

  9. Corinne and Kirsty
    January 5, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    I don’t often eat fruit yogurts. Such shame this one did not live up to expectations! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      I love mine, fingers crossed I will find another nice one soon.

  10. January 5, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    I’m trying to find a nice vegan yogurt but I haven’t found the one that hits the spot for me yet. I have seen this one in Tesco but I don’t think I would try it. Really helpful review.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Hi, I am glad that you found this review helpful. Have you tried Alpro or CoYo?

      • January 8, 2018 / 6:06 pm

        I’ve tried the Alpro ones, think it was the strawberry one I preferred. Not tried CoYo before though.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 8, 2018 / 6:54 pm

          Hi Co Yo is quiet expensive but is what I would describe as a more natural yogurt and is now readily available in the supermarkets.

  11. January 5, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I’m not a fan of blueberry to be honest but I love Tescos free from range and their yoghurts usually taste good, it’s a shame this wasn’t as nice as expected.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  12. January 5, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      Hi, it is nice know that you came to the same conclusion as me. Have you tried their fromage frais alternatives, I really liked these.

      • January 9, 2018 / 10:15 pm

        No I haven’t, I’ll look out for those! I used to love fromage frais before cutting out dairy so I’m quite excited about this (further proof I like my yoghurt like a 5 year old) x

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 11, 2018 / 5:54 pm

          Oh if you try the fro get frais I would love to know what you think.

  13. Creative Nails
    January 5, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      I hope that you managed to find a yogurt to try.

  14. January 6, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Great review as always Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you.

  15. January 6, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Sorry to hear you didn’t like this – I love a Blueberry yogurt, it’s a unique flavour.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Hi, yes sadly this one just didn’t tick the boxes for me.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Hi, Alpro is my yogurt of choice I have yet to find a nicer one.

  16. January 7, 2018 / 3:46 am

    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.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:46 pm

      Hi, it certainly is. A lot of trial and error but I am just grateful to have the choice.

  17. January 7, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Oh no! How disappointing. I was looking forward to tasting it. I love blueberry and I like yogurt. Never mind… Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Indeed never mind, back to my Alpro ones for the time being.

  18. January 8, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I am not familiar with this yogurt, but as my sister is a vegan I will mention it to her #mindaystumble@_karendennis

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Hi, I hope that she likes it I would be interested to know what she thinks, thanks.

  19. January 8, 2018 / 10:51 am

    It really doesn’t sound appetizing to me but then I’ve never eaten vegan yogurt before. #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      It wasn’t the best if I am honest.

  20. Kim Carberry
    January 8, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Oh no! That’s such a shame that you weren’t keen on it. I hope you find a tastier one soon. #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Hi, I think it is back to my old faithful Alpro ones.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      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.

  21. Hello Bexa
    January 8, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    That’s a shame the yogurt wasn’t that great. I’ve never tried a vegan yogurt but would probably go for something fruity if I did. Thanks for your honest review! 💕 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Hi, yes fruity is always a good choice. I am always as honest as I can be with my reviews.

  22. January 8, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Ooohhhh it is a weird colour! Such a shame you didn’t enjoy it, but always thankful for your honest reviews! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Hi, I am glad that the colour can be shown a little because it was weird. I always try to be as honest as I can with my reviews.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Hi, sadly I didn’t but others have agreed with my comments. If you do decide to give them a try I would be interested to know what you think, thanks.

  23. January 8, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    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!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      Hi, yes it’s a real shame when so many things are artificially sweet, I shall be going back to my Alpro for the time being.

  24. Lisa's Notebook
    January 8, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Hi, yes the packaging was about the only good thing sadly. I do like their fromage frais though.

  25. RaisieBay
    January 8, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      It was a shame I couldn’t get the true colour to show in the photos it was greyish.

  26. January 8, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    oh no, what a shame 🙁
    Thanks for linking up with us #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      Under back to Alpro

  27. January 9, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    Yogurts are the one thing that I wish I liked, but I never have! Thanks for joining us at #TriumphantTales, do come back next week!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Oh I can’t imagine not liking yogurt.

  28. January 9, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    That’s a shame that it was disappointing, especially as the Free From ranges seem to be getting better. Thanks for linking this up to #DreamTeam.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Indeed but never mind there others to try.

  29. January 9, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I’ve been hunting for a pleasant ‘free from’ yogurt but I’m not convinced they exist! Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      It’s hard isn’t it. It’s back to Alpro for me.

  30. January 10, 2018 / 10:58 am

    Oh no, it must be so annoying to find a good free from yogurt. Sorry to hear that this didn’t taste good! #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Indeed back to my Alpro ones for the time being.

  31. January 13, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    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!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Hi, sadly it can be. Have you tried Alpro there are my yogurt of choice at the moment.

      • January 14, 2018 / 7:03 pm

        I haven’t seen those. Where do you find them at?

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 14, 2018 / 7:12 pm

          Hi, they are in most supermarkets.

  32. serenityyou
    January 15, 2018 / 10:11 am

    such a shame these weren’t that nice as the packing looks very appealing. #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Hi, yes I am often falling for packaging, never mind back to Alpro it is.

  33. January 23, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Thanks for this review! I’ve been having Yeo valley lactose free ones but trying to find some new ones to try and won’t be trying these!!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 25, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      No problem I am glad that you found it helpful.

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