Review: Pineapple, Butternut Squash and Turmeric Yogurt from Waitrose

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Is the Pineapple, Butternut Squash and Turmeric Yogurt from Waitrose any good?

There’s no doubt I was disappointed by the Apple, Carrot, Beetroot and Ginger yogurt from Waitrose but I was prepared to give the vegetable yogurt range another chance. I had to be – I’d already bought the second one on the 2 for £1 deal!

Let me introduce you to the Pineapple, Butternut Squash and Turmeric Yogurt from Waitrose. A bright and beautiful shade of yellow (thanks turmeric!), this one comes in at 98 kcal for the 125g pot. It contains pineapple juice (8%), mango purée (6%), and butternut squash purée (4%).

Waitrose Pineapple, Butternut Squash and Turmeric Yogurt | eatexploreetc.com

Being a little more cautious after yesterday’s yogurt, I checked the ingredients first and was quite surprised to see the mango content. At 6% you’d think it would appear in the name, only the flavour doesn’t come through at all so I can see why it was omitted. In fact, I like all the individual items listed in the ingredients but I very much didn’t enjoy this yogurt. It smells like pineapple juice but I couldn’t get past the almost metallic note the yogurt left on my tongue. I don’t know how better to describe it than that, unfortunately. I’m almost tempted to buy a butternut and chew on the raw skin to see if that’s where the bizarre flavour was coming from. I even swapped my teaspoon to see if that was the cause of it! It wasn’t. Whilst I hate waste, I’ll admit to not finishing this yogurt fully.

I don’t like to be especially negative about things, particularly when someone must have worked hard to create it. I try to find something positive in whatever I’m doing. So whilst this yogurt isn’t for me, here’s my bright side: Despite the cornflour addition, the texture for this yogurt was far nicer than the Apple one and did seem a little creamier. Sorry Waitrose product development team!

23rd February, 2017
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