Saturday, November 3, 2012

Review: Muller FrutUp Splendid Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt with Fruit Mousse

Time to continue what seems to be the never ending saga of Muller yogurt reviews.  The funny thing is that I've looked at the Muller site and there are several flavors on there that are not even available in my stores!  So, much like everything Quaker Oats-related (their parent company), there are countless varieties of a singular product so that you can basically cater to anyone.  It's one of those endless varieties of the FrutUp lowfat yogurt line that leads me to this review of the Muller FrutUp Splendid Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt with Fruit Mousse.  I picked this up at Meijer for $1.25 and it's 5.3 ounces and 140 calories with seven grams of protein.

As you can see in the main picture above, there's not a whole lot of imagination in the design of this product, not that there needs to be.  The cup is made up of standard lowfat yogurt as the base (moderately thick for a lowfat yogurt) and is then topped by the airy fruit mousse.  In the case of this product, the fruit mousse is strawberry (splendid at that!) and that mousse carries what I'll refer to as a "tired" coloring in that the red wasn't bright and lively like a lot of artificially made products are.  While the color may have been tired, the smell of the mousse definitely was not because it permeated incredibly strongly of strawberry flavoring and that strong flavor made me even hungrier for this than I could have ever expected.  Also, within the mousse, there were very tiny little specks of strawberry bits, so Muller made no secret of the fact that they were trying to sell you a strawberry product.

Tasting the mousse first (it was on top after all), the strawberry taste had the same kind of effect on me that the smell did as the taste of strawberries was strong and wonderful.  In fact, I would even call it splendid.  Ha!  It was sweet, refreshing and tangy...basically it was everything that you could ever want from a pre-packaged fruit product.  The yogurt itself was cooling and also refreshing, but since it was standard stuff, I'm not going to waste any more time describing it.  When I mixed the two together, I got the "thickness" of the lowfat yogurt mixed with the airy quality of the mousse and what it made was an interesting combination with a strong strawberry flavor.  My limited writing skills deprive me of a better way to describe that, but you'll just have to take my word for it that it was very appetizing.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This gets a strong BUY IT rating.  I'm often bored by strawberry products and that's the mindset I had going into this one and it more than pleasantly surprised me.  It was flavorful and refreshing, kinda different from the norm and was a wonderfully appetizing treat that I'd recommend to everyone.  All in all, the name was appropriate here as this definitely was splendid.



  1. I luv these yogurts, I have tried all flavors except the cherry. I just finished a "splendid strawberry" and was reading the ingredients and the last line states, " MILK, WHEAT, TILAPIA". Tilapia? As in the fish? Did anyone else notice this, and is it tilapia the fish or am I missing something?????

    1. Fairly certain the tilapia is the kosher gelatin. They use fish for it because they can't mix meat (normal gelatin) with dairy.

  2. It's a great way to kill someone. I just picked up my mom from the hospital because she tried a sample at Costco and the jerk did not post anything about food allergies.


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