Saturday 28 December 2013

The Lake District Dairy Co's Frumoo and Caffe Latte review

I've come to love The Lake District Dairy Co's Quark, which is a naturally fat-free soft cheese that can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes - you may remember us trying out New York Cheesecake, Pina Quarkada, Lemon Quark Instant Cheesecake and Tropical Frozen Hearts - so I was keen to see what we'd think of their new drinks, Caffe Latte and Frumoo.

Caffe Latte is a blend of fresh British milk and specially selected premium Arabica coffee. It comes in two flavours, Original and Vanilla, and as I'm not keen on coffee, I handed both over to Madhouse Daddy to try. He's never tried chilled coffee before so he was a bit dubious, but he said that it's something he might drink in the summer. The original has a nice but not overly strong coffee taste and the vanilla one was a bit too sweet for his tastes (but don't forget he's French so has black coffee strong enough for the spoon to stand up in !).

The bottles of Frumoo got a warmer reception from the Madhouse Mini-testers who loved both the Strawberry & Blackberry and Raspberry & Blueberry flavours. They reminded us of less sweet milkshakes or less thick smoothies and I love the fact that they are a blend of fresh milk and real fruit, rather than many of the UHT-treated alternatives that are often packed with artificial flavours and preservatives.

100ml of Frumoo contains 75 calories, 2.2g of fat (of which 0.9g saturates), 12g of carbs (of which 10.9g sugars), 0.9g of fibre and 0.9g of protein. The Caffe Latte drinks are slightly lower in calories, containing about 130 per bottle, which is better than many high street versions and not too bad for an occasional treat, but still quite high, in my opinion.

star rating : 4/5

RRP : £1.30 for 230ml

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.

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