Sunday, 25 January 2009
Battle of the yoghurts
A new front has opened in the eco-war: the battle of the yoghurts. In the green corner we have Rachel's Organic low fat 'bio-live', and in the crunch corner we have the... er, Müller crunch corner.
Müller's crunch corners have long been my favourite - at one point I was munching my way through up to sixteen a week. After moving into the flat that was reduced to one a day, but being responsible for taking out the rubbish made me aware of how much waste they produced. Each Müller crunch corner comes in a plastic pot (not currently recyclable according to the council) with a foil lid. Given that I don't need to transport them individually, the obvious solution was to buy yoghurts with multiple servings in a single pot. At this point my infamous fussiness with food came into play. Today, though, I believe I have found the perfect yoghurt.
Rachel's Organic 'luscious low fat bio-live yogurt with vanilla' comes in 450g pots (three servings, and a greater packaging-to-product ratio). The pots still aren't recyclable in our area, but, unlike Müller crunch corner pots, their shape makes the old pots useful as general-purpose containers (the pots are plain white underneath the easily-removed cardboard wrapper). What really makes this the perfect yoghurt are a few addition attributes: its taste, its healthiness (a fraction of the fat and salt contents of the crunch corners, plus there's the whole 'friendly bacteria' thing), and its price - a luxury organic yoghurt costing no more by weight than the Müllers.
Muller crunch corner
Rachel's Organic luscious low fat bio-live yogurt with vanilla