YoPRO

Product review: YoPRO high protein yoghurt

YoPRO is one of the latest additions to the ever-growing yoghurt section of most supermarkets. As I mentioned in my Mayver’s Protein+ Peanut Butter review, at the moment many consumers are looking for high protein products to suit their lifestyles. While all yoghurts are a source of complete protein, YoPRO’s selling point is the high content of protein per serve (15g-17g) achieved by the straining step during production.

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What’s in YoPRO?

Apart from milk and live yoghurt cultures, YoPRO also contains lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose), making it suitable for people with lactose intolerance. All the fruit flavours (mango, passionfruit, strawberry, blueberry) contain actual fruit purée and all flavours (except for plain) are lightly sweetened with stevia. There are a few more ingredients in the flavoured varieties but nothing nasty as you can see in below (for the flavours I tried):

  • Plain: fresh milk, enzyme (lactase), live yoghurt cultures (Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus)
  • Vanilla: fresh milk, water, rice starch, enzyme (lactase), lemon pulp, natural flavours, live yoghurt cultures (Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus), stevia leaf extract, vanilla bean (0.012%), sea salt, natural colour (caramel), milk minerals
  • Passionfruit: fresh milk, passion fruit purée (5%), rice starch, enzyme (lactase), milk minerals, live yoghurt cultures (Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus), natural flavours, stevia leaf extract, sea salt
  • Blueberry: fresh milk, blueberry purée (5%), rice starch, enzyme (lactase), black carrot and blackcurrant concentrate, lemon pulp, live yoghurt cultures (Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus), stevia leaf extract, natural flavours, milk minerals, sea salt

And these are the nutritional panels (for the flavours I tried):

Plain:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160g
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 2.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6.7g 2%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars 6.7g
Protein 17g 34%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Vanilla:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160g
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 2.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars 6.1g
Protein 15.2g 30%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Passionfruit:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160g
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 2.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars 6.6g
Protein 15.4g 31%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Blueberry:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160g
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 2.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8.0g 3%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 15.2g 30%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

As you may know, yoghurt’s nutritional contributions also include calcium and probiotics. You can find more information about the health benefits of dairy in this article I wrote a while ago.

What about the taste and texture?

The reason YoPRO is high in protein is that it is strained further than other yoghurts, which results in a thicker, creamier product. Not as thick and creamy as our favourite yoghurt, but close enough.

Taste-wise, if you’re used to the sugary desserts labelled as “yoghurt”, you will probably find YoPRO’s flavour too mild. If, on the other hand, you regularly consume unsweetened plain yoghurt (i.e. real yoghurt), there’s a good chance you enjoy YoPRO in its plain and flavoured versions.

For more information head to YoPRO’s website.

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