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Aug 24, 2013

Review: Muller - FrutUp Yogurt with Fruit Mousse

Muller is a German brand of yogurt recently launched here in the US via a joint venture between Muller and PepsiCo through their Quaker brand. Muller FrutUps feature something I haven't seen before: a layer of fruit mousse on top of a equal layer of lowfat yogurt.

They were introduced last year but I've only ever seen them at Von's in my area. I picked up a Strawberry-flavored one and Lemon-flavored cup for 88 cents each on sale.

The fruit mousse top layer make these pretty interesting. They somehow added air bubbles into a gelatin-fruit puree mix to give it a slightly frothy feel that's accompanied by natural fruity taste.

For the strawberry, the result is a solid strawberry flavor coupled with a light, airy jelly texture. It's definitely unique and not quite like mousse.

The yogurt layer below is just lightly sweetened low-fat plain yogurt. It's seems a little thicker than other brands of yogurt although not to the point of Greek yogurt. I liked the thicker consistency of it. It wasn't too tart and was fairly creamy. It paired very well with the tangy sweetness of the strawberry "mousse."

With the lemon flavor, it's a lot like frozen lemonade but not frozen. It has the same airy gelatin structure that's novel but enjoyable. There was a sweet sour bite that smoothed out when joined by the more basic notes of the yogurt.

Overall, I really enjoyed Muller FrutUps. I'm a big fan of strawberry and lemon in general, but the dual textures and flavor make these better than the sum of their already delectable parts.

Nutritional Info - Muller Splendid Strawberry FrutUp (150g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 15)
Fat - 1.5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 100mg
Carbs - 25g (Sugar - 22g)
Protein - 7g


Nutritional Info - Muller Luscious Lemon FrutUp (150g)
Calories - 150 (from Fat - 15)
Fat - 1.5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 140mg
Carbs - 28g (Sugar - 24g)
Protein - 6g


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5 comments :

  1. I found these to be a little too sweet for me. The flavors are pretty bold. I'll stick with the Muller Corner ones. I love the choco balls flavor or their greek corner with the honeyed apricot

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  2. did anyone mention how there's "fish" contained in these products? yes, check the label.

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  3. I figured it was fish bones for gelatin.

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  4. I'm not a huge yogurt fan, but this seems interesting enough to give it a try. I'd probably go with the lemon since I've always been a fan of frozen lemonade and it looks close enough to it.

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  5. I'm not even a yogurt guy (I really don't get the fascination with Greek Yogurt, at all) - but these are awesome. Great flavor and texture, sweet enough for dessert but not so much that you feel weird eating them for breakfast. The Muller Corners with the caramelized almonds are even better, but if you're craving fruit, you can't go wrong with these.

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