This Rudis Lebkuchenmann Joghurt mit der Ecke from Müller almost made it into my basket a couple of weeks ago. But I put it back. This time, I thought “it’ll be rubbish, but it’s worth trying”. Was I right?
Upfront honesty here – I’ve not bought a Müller Corner in years. In the UK, the yogurt portion became so watery it just wasn’t enjoyable. I’d much rather have a thicker yogurt and the seemingly gradual thinning out of Müller’s products made me switch brands. With that in mind, I didn’t expect much from this German Christmas variant.
I’m happy to say though, I was wrong.
Lebkuchig! In yoghurt with the corner Rudis gingerbread man brought you chocolate crispy balls and baked cookies with gingerbread flavor in the Christmas spirit. Quickly fold into the creamy yoghurt with white chocolate preparation … | Müller
So what do we have? Well, a surprisingly thick yogurt to start with. Whether Müller use a different formulation in Germany or whether this yogurt consistency is unique to the seasonal edition, I couldn’t say.
It’s slightly tangy, lightly sweet and a tad on the artificial side. You’d not mistake it for a full fat luxury yogurt, but you should know what to expect when you’re picking up a yogurt with tiny little men shaped biscuits as the mix in.
Flavour wise, there’s vanilla in there and other than the lightly tangy and sweet quality, I didn’t get all that much from it. It’s not quite a full on vanilla but I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what it was supposed to be.
Later reading the packet I realised it should have been “White Chocolate” flavour. Which is a hard one to get, given that white chocolate is mostly creamy, fatty and vanilla enhanced. So in a way, I suppose it is. But I didn’t recognise it as such.
The thing I was most interested in was the little Lebkuchen men. I ate a couple before dunking them in yogurt, thinking that they’d lose their flavour and get overwhelmed by the chocolate and yogurt mixture. Dry, they have a lightly spiced flavour that I was sure would get lost.
Wrong again. This is just a review of me being wrong, isn’t it? The flavour from the spiced biscuit men came through surprisingly well! It’s not a strong flavour by any stretch of the imagination but it’s definitely there. Sometimes I got the little chocolate flavoured crispy balls, light and airy… and sometimes I got the proper crunch of a little tiny man biscuit and the gently spiced German gingerbread men.
I had seriously low expectations for this product and I’m happy to say I actually enjoyed it. The flavours were better than I thought they’d be and the yogurt had a better consistency than I’d anticipated. Overall? Pretty good for a Müller Corner! (Or rather, ‘Yogurt with the Corner’)