One of my favorite yoghurts has to be Greek yoghurt for it’s rich, creamy and luscious texture. So far the best brand available in the UK that I have had the pleasure to review and used to buy regularly is TOTAL Greek Yoghurt. Since I am currently trying to eat more organic dairy products I was a very happy lady when Yeo Valley kindly sent me a very generous haul of their products to review for the blog last month:
I received the following:
2 x Apple and Blackberry Fruit Compote
2 x Orchard Fruit Compote
2 x Summer Berry Compote
3 x Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt
2 x Fat Free Blueberry Yoghurt Pots
2 x Fat Free Toffee Yoghurt Pots
2 x Fat Free Vanilla Yoghurt Pots
2 x Fat Free Vanilla Organic Yoghurt
Yeo Valley pride themselves on supporting organic and sustainable British farming. In doing so they allow affordable organic food to be available to all, dispelling any qualms about the expense of organic produce. Not only do Yeo Valley produce yoghurt but a plethora of other yummy organic dairy products such as milk, butter, cheese, cream, frozen yoghurt and ice cream. They also produce a lovely selection of fruit compotes too.
Over the last few weeks I enjoyed Yeo Valley’s products in my meals and snacks:
As a huge fan of Greek yoghurt I was really intrigued as to how this brand of yoghurt would compare to my non-organic favourite. I decided to approach each taste test with an open mind as Yeo Valley is not TOTAL and not trying to be them. They have an entirely different ethos and offer a different variety of yoghurt.
I have to say that I was utterly impressed with the yoghurts and the wide range of organic dairy products that Yeo Valley have to offer. All of the yogurts tasted great and offer a much cheaper alternative to TOTAL Greek Yoghurt. Of course these yoghurts are a lot less creamier, but that is obviously due to the lower fat content. Yeo Valley do actually produce whole milk yoghurts and Greek Yoghurt. Although I loved the low fat yoghurts I think I am more swayed towards their whole milk and organic Greek Yoghurts, which I will be looking to buy more of in the future.
Their range of dairy products is readily available in the big supermarkets and competitively priced against conventional non-organic dairy brands. I have frequently seen them on various deals in the supermarkets. A 450g yoghurt pot retails between £1.30 to £1.50.
Overall Yeo Valley produce a lovely range of organic dairy products. I liked the tasted and texture of the fat free yoghurts. The fruit compotes and the frozen yoghurt were a surprise to me as I wasn’t aware that Yeo Valley made these. They are both delicious! The fruit compotes can be used in a multitude of ways and is great for baking, as a topping for desserts, cereal, oats and in smoothies. Yeo Valley’s Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt is amazing and has the texture of ice cream. It actually tastes of strawberries and not of any sickly sweet artificial flavourings. There are so many uses for these products and there are some great ideas on the recipe section on the company’s website.
Are you more inclined towards organic dairy products? Have you tried Yeo Valley products before? If so, what did you think?