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Mullerlight alternative?

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margarethamilton Sun 14-Jul-13 07:20:20

As I'm vegetarian, I can't eat Muller products. What syn free alternatives are there? Apart from flavouring my own natural yogurt?

servingwench Mon 15-Jul-13 22:04:04

What do they contain that a vegetarian can't eat?

margarethamilton Tue 16-Jul-13 22:25:26

Gelatine. I've never understood why! Think Activia are ok but need to check.

servingwench Wed 17-Jul-13 21:32:44

Oh how annoying! My dd is a veg and I've never thought t check yogurt!! Are the Shape Zero free and veggie?

Erato Wed 17-Jul-13 21:44:35

Any yoghurt that isn't described as "thick" or "creamy" or "rich" will generally not have gelatine in it. Rachel's or Yeo Valley for example. Lately there seems to be a trend for manufacturers adding guar gum or gelatine to make the yoghurt thicker (yoghurt created properly in the tub with the cultures would be thick - obviously they don't do that as it would take too long and cost too much).

margarethamilton Wed 17-Jul-13 23:15:36

Activia 0% fat are free and suitable for vegetarians.

Ruthselina Wed 24-Jul-13 16:46:43

I flavour natural yogurt. Tesco market value is free on SW, although asda smart price has some syns (never sure why). I'm buying Lidl low-fat greek yogurt at the moment. £1.58 for a 1kg tub/bucket - last all week. That's something like 1 syn per 100g, but calorie content is similar to fat free natural yogurts. Try flavouring with rosewater and adding sweetener if you like turkish delight flavour.

1stMrsFrugal Mon 29-Jul-13 09:15:50

I eat fat free fromage frais (I find it thicker and creamier than fat free yog) - mix with chopped banana, strawberries, peaches, apricots etc and if you leave it for a bit the fruit juice flavours and sweetens it.

GeoffTheSmith Tue 30-Jul-13 14:11:54

Actually flavouring your own yoghurt is a great option. It takes a little bit of time (one-two minutes), but it could become really tasty, and you can easily track the calories you are consuming. And you can have different tastes - honey, different kinds of jam.

Mummyoftheyear Wed 31-Jul-13 07:19:09

I've just bought an ice cream maker (reduced to £22 in Tesco, £29 in Lakeland I think). It's made my summer! Try using it with fat free yogurt and adding a bit of frozen fruit n sweetener. Better than a muller any day! Takes only 20 mins to make a batch if you freeze bowl over night first.

Ruthselina Fri 02-Aug-13 16:02:27

flavouring your own yogurt takes seconds not even minutes! A sprinkling of sweetener and a drop of whatever flavouring. Beware of almond essence though - it's very strong. If you have any 'international food' stores locally, then look out for coconut food flavouring. Vanilla essence is a regular for me but I must say though that rose water is still my fave - 99p for a tall bottle and it only takes a few drops to flavour a dish of yogurt. Orange flower water is a bit too perfumed.

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