Thursday, 24 January 2019

Light & Free Fig n Honey Greek Style Yogurt Review

Danone Light & Free Fig Yogurt Orla KielyDanone have added another new variety to their range of Light & Free yogurts. The latest is a fig & honey Greek style 0% fat and 0% added sugar yogurt.

This one stands out on the shelf because of its attractive designer edition outer sleeve - Orla Keely’s zingy design.

Like the others in the Light & Free range, it’s a very low calorie yogurt with just 60 calories per pot. I like figs so was tempted enough to pick up a pack to try out.

Danone Light & Free Fig Yogurt Orla Kiely

On the back of the cardboard outer sleeve it says:

‘ Designer Edition
At Light & Free we believe that looking after yourself, being active and staying positive are the ingredients for enjoying life to the full. Enjoy this limited edition with gorgeous sweet figs and a touch of honey flavour, all wrapped up in Orla Kieley’s zingy design.’
There are 4 x 115g pots in each pack.

Danone Light & Free Fig Yogurt Orla Kiely

I generally prefer to buy plain unsweetened yogurt these days, but I still really like the Light & Free Strawberry, so that’s my little treat. I decided to give the fig a try perhaps because I was swayed by the pretty cover but also because I like figs.

Peeling back the lid reveals a pale looking yogurt speckled with bits of fig. It has a faint smell of honey but nothing overpowering. It’s thick and creamy and the pieces of fig are very small and quite sparse.
Danone Light & Free Fig Yogurt Orla Kiely

I wasn’t sure what to make of this one. To be honest, it wasn’t a taste that really made me want to eat another pot any time soon. I donated the rest to hubby. I would have preferred larger pieces of fig personally, and the flavour just wasn’t to my taste.

I’m not crazy about the ingredients either with artificial sweeteners and honey flavour – why not real honey?  But it’s very low in calories, fat and saturated fat and has a decent amount of calcium and just under 2 teaspoons of sugar per pot.

Danone Light & Free Fig Yogurt Orla Kiely

This yogurt would be nicer if it was mixed with some other fruits, maybe even add some fresh chopped fig pieces. But for now, I’ll be sticking with the strawberry Light & Free.

Available in Waitrose, Ocado and Sainsbury's.

Yogurt (milk), Fig (4.8%), fig puree (2.4%), potato and tapioca starch, modified maize starch, thickeners (pectins, carrageenan), fruit and vegetable concentrates (pumpkin, apple, radish, tomato), flavourings, acidity regulator (citric acid), sweeteners (acesulfame K, sucralose). May contain nuts, cereals containing gluten.

Suitable for vegetarians
Recyclable cardboard sleeve.
Produced in Germany

Nutrition per 100g:
52 Calories (60 calories per pot), less than 0.5g fat, 0.0g saturated fat, 7.7g carbs, 6.8g sugars, 4.8g protein, 0.25g salt. Calcium 167mg.

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