I started buying the vanilla-flavoured Nestle Soleil Diet Yoghurt when I realised just how poor value my previous yoghurt choice was. The version I get is the 1 kilogram tub, but you can also get packs of six 150 gram tubs.
For those interested in nutrition, every 100 grams of this yoghurt contains 0.1 grams of fat, 4.3 grams of protein, 4.7 grams of carbohydrates, 4.2 grams of sugar and 86 milligrams of fibre.
It definitely seems like a healthy yoghurt and the range of Nestle Diet Yoghurts are in fact the the only ones to be endorsed by Weight Watchers. I'm not on a diet but I particularly like the fact that there is no fat, as I have been trying to cut down on my intake of saturated fat in particular.
As well as the value this product offered (which is increased by the fact it often seems to be on sale), the presence of less that 1% added sugar was another reason I bought it.
Often, I avoid vanilla yoghurt because I get sick of the sweetness after a while (I admit, the product I was buying before that was really poor value was Yoplait's Petit Miams, because the tubs were small and I could get a variety of flavours). My theory was that having less sugar might make the Nestle Soleil yoghurt more to my taste.
It turned out to be a good idea, as this yoghurt isn't too sweet for me and I always end up eating a lot. In a typical week, if I eat it by itself, I get about five serves out of the tub. I like to eat it slowly, just dipping my spoon into it. However, while the taste is definitely one I like, others might miss the sweeter flavour you can get elsewhere.
I can eat a whole cup of this yoghurt, without getting sick of the vanilla taste
One of the only problems I have with this product is that the lid doesn't seem to stay on very well. I often go to get the tub out of the fridge and find it half open. It's largely a consequence of having a packed fridge, where other products keeping knocking it, but I still don't think it should come off so easily.
The lid seems to come off too easily
Furthermore, the first time I bought the yoghurt, after a few days I noticed there seemed to be tiny, grainy bits throughout it, though it still tasted fine. Since then, all that's happened is that it gets a bit watery on the top, but that's nothing unusual and I just stir it back in.
I have to say I'm definitely very satisfied with this product and it has become a weekly purchase. I feel like it's good value for money, healthy and tastes just the way I like it. For those who want a little more flavour, you can also get Nestle Soleil Diet Yoghurts in mixed berry, passionfruit, and peach and mango.