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Please recommend a good quality, healthy fruit yoghurt

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CADS Wed 13-Jul-05 09:56:20


Have tried ds (16mnths) on natural yoghurt with fruit and honey but he won't eat it. As there are so many brands out there, I was wondering which ones are the best.


FrenchGirl Wed 13-Jul-05 09:58:19

Yeo Valley is excellent IMO, our favourite here!
Or make your own?

giraffeski Wed 13-Jul-05 09:59:00

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WideWebWitch Wed 13-Jul-05 09:59:42

Yeo Valley organic are good, I agree.

fredly Wed 13-Jul-05 11:00:07

I just buy natural yog - whole milk - and blitz a piece of fruit in it. Only way to be sure there's not too much sugar and that it's real fruit !

CADS Wed 13-Jul-05 22:30:45

Thanks everyone.

Haven't seen the kids Rachels Organic and Yeo Valley organic before.

Does anyone use normal yoghurt (ie ones that are not made specifically for kids)? I use Yeo Valley for myself, would it be ok for ds to have mine instead of buying the kids version?

snafu Wed 13-Jul-05 22:33:14

Don't think I've ever bought kid's yoghurts. I buy Yeo Valley or Rachel's for ds and me.

Tommy Wed 13-Jul-05 22:33:46

I get (or could if DSs would eat anything but Thomas fromage frais) Yeo Valley in Sainsburys and the Rachels Organics ones I saw yesterday in an orgamic farm shop - a bit specialist and probably a bit more expensive

katymac Wed 13-Jul-05 22:36:09

Kids Yoghurt has full fat milk to make it
Adult is (normally) made from semi or skimmed milk

So Kids (Esp under 2's) need kids yoghurt (unless you buy a F/F yoghurt

snafu Wed 13-Jul-05 22:38:48

I never buy low-fat anything, not even for me (especially not for me ) but you do have to be careful, especially with Rachel's, that you don't get the low-fat stuff by mistake - labels aren't very clear.

CADS Wed 13-Jul-05 22:46:52

Good point,katymac. Will have to check whether my Yeo Valley is full fat.

gingernut Wed 13-Jul-05 22:47:41

I've bought Rachel's and Yeo valley ordinary (non-low fat) in the past for ds, they are fine IMO. But these days I usually buy the Yeo valley kids ones (strawberry tumble 4-pack or fruit jumble 4-pack) just because they are thicker and ds doesn't make quite such a mess with them!

soapbox Wed 13-Jul-05 22:48:40

I love Rachels organic full fat yoghurts but they are loaded with sugar. However in my house sugar is much preferred to artifical sweeteners so I'm prepared to live with that

CADS Wed 13-Jul-05 22:49:19

Gingernut- where do you get your Yeo valley kids yoghurt from?

moondog Wed 13-Jul-05 22:50:43

CADS,sorry if it sounds smug,but my kids have only ever eaten natural yoghurt.We all trough cartons of it. I don't buy low fat anything either,nor do I buy flavoured ones as they are practically all full of weird thickeners and stabilisers.

Onken is nice-set with a very mild flavour. How about the thicker Greek stuff too?
If you want to do flavours,how about blitzing apricots or strawberries or tinned prunes?

marthamoo Wed 13-Jul-05 22:50:58

Are Yeo Valley the thick ones with insects on the packaging? Ds2 loves those.

moondog Wed 13-Jul-05 22:51:49

I buy bid tubs.Maybe we're just greedy but why spend more on individual ones? (And think of the waste they generate!)

moondog Wed 13-Jul-05 22:52:05


CADS Wed 13-Jul-05 23:00:34

No problem moondog, have tried natural yoghurt with success in the past but then he was taken off dairy for a few months and now he refuses the natural yoghurt.

moondog Wed 13-Jul-05 23:02:18 dd went off water after the nursery gave her squash (unbeknown to me. )

Try the prunes-they have a density that really works well. Laugh at those natural yoghurts with a little pool of prune puree at the bottom. How slothful is that?!

evansmummy Thu 14-Jul-05 12:17:18

Onken do a delicious one with summer fruits and cerals in which is wonderful

evansmummy Thu 14-Jul-05 12:17:26


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