Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Danone Light & Free Coconut Yogurt Review

Danone Light & Free Coconut YogurtSince I wrote about the new Danone Light & Free yogurts last year, Danone have brought out two new flavours: Coconut Craze and Lavish Lemon.

Like the others in the range, these yogurts come packed as 4 x 115g pots and have 63 calories and 56 calories per pot respectively.

I’m not that keen on lemon flavoured yogurt, but I adore coconut, so decided to see what the Coconut Craze variety was like.

Since first trying out Light & Free last year, I’ve been buying the strawberry flavour on a regular basis. I love the flavour and chunky bits of strawberries and find it’s a useful snack to eat if I’m not really hungry but just mindlessly fridge gazing / grazing!

Danone Light & Free Coconut Yogurt

The Coconut variety had a lovely coconut smell with a nice creamy texture. There were a fair few coconut bits throughout although they only account for 0.6% of the ingredients!

I’ve tested a lot of coconut yogurts over the years and in the low fat, low calorie range, this is definitely my favourite.

Danone Light & Free Coconut Yogurt

It is artificially sweetened unfortunately so you’ll have to take this into consideration if you’re thinking of purchasing Light & Free yogurts. Personally, I’m not happy about eating artificial sweeteners and have mainly switched to using Stevia. But they’re a teeny part of my overall diet which is pretty good, so I don’t give myself a hard time about eating them sometimes.

Danone Light & Free Greek Style Lemon Yogurt

Danone Light & Free yogurts have been on sale at 2 for £4 virtually since they were introduced. But at the time of writing, they are at full price of £2.50 (depending on the supermarket). They are widely available at most main supermarkets.

Danone Light & Free Greek Style Lemon Yogurt


Nutrition per 100ml (Coconut Craze): 55 Calories, 0.5g fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 7.2g carbs, 6.2g sugars, 0.9g fibre,4.9g protein, 0.18g salt. Calcium 170mg






Ingredients (Coconut Craze): Yogurt (Milk), Oligofructose (Fibre), Coconut Flakes (0.6%), Potato and Tapioca Starch, Modified Maize Starch, Natural Coconut Flavouring with other Natural Flavourings, Thickener (Carrageenan), Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose), Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate), Vitamin D.


UPDATE: Feb 2018

Just discovered Danone Light & Free individual pots in Tesco. They are available in single 150g pots and come in varieties: Lemon (74 calories), Blueberry (75 calories), Strawberry (75 calories) and Peach & Passion Fruit (68 calories).

Danone Light & Free single pots
Danone Light & Free single pots



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