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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Muller Corner Healthy Balance Confirmed sighting: Muller Corner Healthy Balance
Posted: 14:35 Wed 25-May-2005. Price: 38p-45p (And standard long term Muller Promotions, natch). Location: Sainsbury, Edinburgh; Tesco, Asda, Wrexham. Sub-flavours: Black cherry; Tropical crunch cereal and pineapple; Papaya and passion fruit. Nutritional unusualness: No artificial sweeteners; probiotic; contain 10% less sugar than traditional Corners; 1.5% fat.
"lackadaisy" got in first with this new Muller product, reporting: "Tried the crunchy one: quite bland, and not enough fruit in there", thus leaving it to "Daniel Thornton" to quip: Yet again I find myself sat here, all thick white stuff in my mouth courtesy of a German. Yes, Muller are back with yet another addition to their seemingly endless range of dairy based snacks. And this lot are healthier and nicer than the originals, so hurrah there. There's a lot of blurb on the packaging. Apart from the 1.5% fat claim, they use words like "probiotic" on the packaging, which certainly sounds impressive along with the slightly less impressive "no artificial sweetners". "Balancing the great taste of Muller Corner with the benefits of a Low Fat Probiotic yogurt" sits just below the logo, although does not explain what these benefits may be. I'm already flagging, you can tell. There's just only so much you can say about a yogurt, isn't there?

...And, for that matter, will "Daniel" ever get round to describing the yoghurts themselves? Don't hesitate to View comments to find out!


Posted: 14:52 Wed 25-May-2005 by "Daniel Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: They've not even put that much effort into choosing the flavours; Black Cherry, which is like the Cherry one from the main range, but tastes more strongly of cherries than the slightly artificial original. Pineapple, Passionfruit and Papaya - tangysweet goodness. And Tropical Crunch, which has a side helping of dried fruit, which is sharp to eat, unpleasantly crunchy and is clearly designed to appeal only to people who are willing to pay health food shops good money for stale bananas. Still, the actual yogurt itself is nicer, if slightly thinner than the proper Corner products. And it's healthier.

A decent enough addition to the Corner range, then, but avoid the Tropical Crunch (which has 2.8% fat, so is almost twice as evil as the others.)

Posted: 15:44 Wed 25-May-2005 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain has been absent from the Snackingspot for many a monthly time, a time period in which he had many a wild (mis)adventure. He would however often check the webbing site for news on his favourite Muller products and buy himself a tasty treat.

The Kaptain has a question, he has the sore gastric sack and would like to know if eating the good pro-biotics in the yoghurts would kure his belly of it's ills? But what if there are bad bacteria in there thinks the Kaptain? Will these pro-biotics feed the demons inside or battle them.

Konfused, help the Kaptain...

Posted: 19:10 Wed 25-May-2005 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Kaptain! You've been missed.

The probiotics aren't necessarily helpful. According to my dad's GP (he also has bad digestion) It is possible to actually destroy these bacteria in the stomach... before they get to the gut. After all your body has spent a gazillion years trying to keep bacteria out. The poor blighters never even make it to where the troops are needed!

Nonetheless, we do have about 6 of these in the fridge..

Posted: 16:50 Thu 26-May-2005 by "Micky Niles" # permalink comment
Comment: Not sure about the healthy variety of Mullers, however, I have to say that the raspberry pavlova flavour dessert has restored my faith in a lunch time pudding!
Posted: 19:44 Sun 05-Jun-2005 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: They've released the I've got life song on a CD. (The song from the Muller commercials)
Posted: 18:53 Wed 22-Jun-2005 by "frank hulskramer" # permalink comment
Comment: At Morrison's Bishopbriggs I bought 2 of your healthy balance special offer packs. To date 4 of these have had hardly any yoghurt in them, 2 were as normal. Is this why the price was so good. Frank Hulskramer.
Posted: 15:18 Thu 18-Aug-2005 by "geoff_soper" # permalink comment
Comment: A 'healthy option' as in the the statement "A 5 inch stab wound is healthier than a 5 inch stab wound'

They proudly boast that it contains only 90% of the sugar that's in their clawingly sweet normal yoghurt. (from their website I can't see if this simply because the pots are 10% smaller - 160gm against 175gm)

They don't boast about the fact that these 'Healthy' pots contain 50% less fruit than their normal 'unhealthy' pots. (Their website shows 12.8gms cherrys against 19.25gms cherrys)

In case you think I'm a competitor, I'll add that I think all sweetened yoghurts are pretty unpleasant. I'm just a annoyed consumer tricked into buying this by Muller's 'Healthy' slogan on the lid. I could not finish eating the sugary starch emulsion that I found inside.

Posted: 15:23 Thu 18-Aug-2005 by "geoff_soper" # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry for the surreal statment above guys

I meant to type

"A 5 inch stab wound is healthier than a 5½ inch stab wound"

Posted: 20:26 Thu 18-Aug-2005 by "geoff_soper" # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry for the surreal statment above guys

I meant to type

"A 5 inch stab wound is healthier than a 5½ inch stab wound"

Posted: 17:21 Fri 07-Jul-2006 by "Sally Bristow" # permalink comment
Comment: I have to say I have eaten three of these tropical crunch yoghurts in the past 2 days and they are the best! I don't normally like healthy/healthier options but these are just great.
Posted: 20:40 Tue 18-Jul-2006 by "Abigael Read" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree with Sally - I am absolutely mad about the Healthy Balance Fruit Corners. I buy the multipack containing 2 black cherry, 2 tropical fruit and 2 tropical crunch. Can't decide which is best - I love them all! Am a little concerned though, as I saw a new multipack in Waitrose today, which contained mini pots of 'Healthy Balance' yogurts (I think the size was 100g and there were 2 strawberry and I think 2 tropical fruit). Hope this doesn't mean they are stopping the original flavours - I'll be soooo disappointed if they do :-(
Posted: 21:09 Tue 18-Jul-2006 by "Fiona Corke's wardrobe supplied by Kamizole" # permalink comment
Comment: Red berry crunch is the one for me, followed by tropical crunch. I sometimes find the yoghurt has a watery layer on the top though.
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