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Is all unsweetened yoghurt horrifically sour?

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fuzzpig Fri 13-Jun-14 18:27:36

DH really likes full fat Total which he has with nuts/berries but for the rest of us it's too sour.

Are there any yoghurts that aren't really sugary (or artificial sweetenery) that are a bit more gentle?

DCs like muller corner type things but I'd like to make a healthier version with fresh fruit etc.

BertieBotts Fri 13-Jun-14 18:30:12

Greek Style is better.

Shockers Fri 13-Jun-14 18:36:03

I don't like Total yoghurt (I find it sour and chalky). I do only ever eat natural yog though, either Yeo Valley or Rachel's. Greek style is my favourite.

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 13-Jun-14 18:38:07

I love Yeo Valley natural, but the full fat one

The calorie difference between full and low fat is very small, but the taste difference is plenty noticeable

Shockers Fri 13-Jun-14 18:38:37

The Yeo Valley fruit yogs don't have artificial sweetener in. If you want to sweeten nat yog a bit, put a tiny drizzle of honey over it ( and chuck in raspberries and blueberries... yum!)

Flicktheswitch Fri 13-Jun-14 18:39:57

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Layl77 Fri 13-Jun-14 18:44:00

Aldi Greek yoghurt is thebest (full fat) it's less tangy sour

fuzzpig Fri 13-Jun-14 18:44:14

Is total not Greek style though? TBH even with honey and fruit I felt like I was sucking a lemon blush <sweet tooth emoticon>

DCs did try the yeo valley frube type things when they were on packed lunches, I chose them for the lower sugar content but they declared them yucky <sigh> Maybe that'd be ok if it was in a bowl with the berries etc though? (They are fruitbats so that bit not a problem)

ShineSmile Fri 13-Jun-14 18:44:57

You could try coconut yoghurt (coyo) but it is pricey. In some health shops

fuzzpig Fri 13-Jun-14 18:45:45

Will be getting full fat BTW, generally aiming to eat less processed where possible IYSWIM.

fuzzpig Fri 13-Jun-14 18:46:40

What's the difference between natural and Greek? <yoghurt idiot emoticon>

goodasitgets Sat 14-Jun-14 22:06:27

Lidl. The one in a bucket. Says luxury Greek or something on it
I find total quite sour but the lidl one is absolutely gorgeous, I even make special trips for it blush

KindofGreen Sat 14-Jun-14 22:09:05

I like Yeo Valley natural too. Buy it for mine and sweeten with honey, a little fruit sugar or strawberry sauce- much less sugar than sweetened shop versions but still tastes good

overthemill Sat 14-Jun-14 22:12:25

Total is actual Greek yoghurt the stuff the 'Greek style' attempts to imitate. I don't find it sour at all, really rich and creamy. M&S Greek style isn't sour and normal natural yoghurt: Rachel or Yeo both organic versions are good. Muller style are foul - abominations! When I was a lass the only kind if yoghurt available was 'ski: the full of fitness food' and my mum gave it to us with a spoonful of sugar on the top!

CharmQuark Sat 14-Jun-14 22:13:12

I think if you are used to fruit yogurts it could take a while to get used to unsweetened.

Especially these corner yoga, which see, excessively sweet.

I agree the Lidll Greek yogurt in the bucket is lovely. Have a little with banana and honey and crunchy granola and gradually cut down the honey .

overthemill Sat 14-Jun-14 22:14:34

The difference is Greek yoghurt is strained - so it's part way to cheese. Natural yoghurt still contains the whey. Have you tried making your own?

missmoffatt2705 Sat 14-Jun-14 22:15:27

I also like the Lidl Greek yogurt which comes in regular and low fat. The lower fat tastes less creamy but both still very nice. We don't have double cream any more with desserts, just this yogurt.

zoemaguire Sat 14-Jun-14 22:16:49

Onken natural set yoghurt. I love it - not sweet, but smooth without the the acrid edge of yeo and the greek-style ones.

mousmous Sat 14-Jun-14 22:19:33

yeovalley full fat is nice.

NotALondoner Sat 14-Jun-14 22:50:25

I second Onken. Be careful though, a whole tub seems a good idea at the time but...!

Although you may have some self control and are not ruled by your taste buds like me.

Leviticus Sat 14-Jun-14 22:53:31

Morrisons own brand Greek is head and shoulders above the other own brands (but Aldi is nice too).

It's like eating cream...

MilkRunningOutAgain Sat 14-Jun-14 22:53:57

Another vote for yeo valley full fat, kids eat it by the bucket full, on its own and with a squeeze of honey. Dd had reflux and wouldn't touch milk from 9 months, but she loved yeo valley full fat . Pile a mound for breakfast in the middle of a plate and get the kids to decorate it in a pretty pattern with halved grapes and sliced fruit. Squeeze honey on top. Makes a great breakfast.

CorusKate Sat 14-Jun-14 22:55:53

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yesiwillinaminute Sat 14-Jun-14 22:58:48

Do they still make Dove yoghurt? they used to sell it in my local shop 15 years ago - it was beautifully mild - I've never forgotten it! These days I agree yeo valley full fat.

fuzzpig Sun 15-Jun-14 09:03:32

Ah right now I understand the difference thanks! I think I'll stick with natural rather than Greek as the DCs prefer it runnier rather than thick.

Is this the right yeo valley one?

Basically my DCs are sugary cereal addicts and I'm trying to come up with a better breakfast (DD likes eggs but DS doesn't - I can get him to eat a mouthful as he rolls his eyes and sighs dramatically, but he'd need something else to fill him up!)

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