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Graham’s Protein 25 Yoghurt Pouches Review

In my pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, I’m always on the hunt for new products that effortlessly blend convenience and nutrition. 

This quest has led me to Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches, an intriguing concoction that promises a delicious protein punch wrapped up in a convenient, on-the-go format.

Now, I must admit, I approached these pouches with a healthy dose of scepticism. I’ve had my fair share of ‘protein enhanced’ products that tasted more like chalky disappointment than anything else. 

And as for the ‘yoghurt in a pouch’ concept? Well, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons with the squeezy fruit puree pouches so adored by toddlers. Would this be an awkwardly childish experience, or a refreshing change from the norm?

In the spirit of thorough, honest journalism (and perhaps a touch of the adventurous foodie within), I decided to give Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches a proper try. 

So, armed with an open mind and a spoon (just in case), I ventured into this new frontier of snackable nutrition. This review is my candid account of that experience – the good, the bad, and the surprisingly tasty.

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic looking to fuel your workouts, a busy parent in need of a quick, healthy snack, or simply curious about the latest food trends, I invite you to join me on this culinary journey. 

Let’s see if Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches can truly change the game or if they’ll end up as another fad that couldn’t quite deliver on its promise.

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My First Thoughts Of The Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches

Graham's Protein 25g pouches

Upon spotting Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches on the supermarket shelf, I’ll confess, I was somewhat sceptical. My past encounters with protein yoghurts have often been less than stellar, with many of them possessing an unpalatable graininess or an overly artificial taste. 

However, the price point of these pouches – a mere 95p each – tipped the scale in their favour. The notion of getting a whopping 25g of protein for less than a quid? It piqued my curiosity, to say the least.

As I tossed a few pouches of each flavour into my shopping basket, I couldn’t help but appreciate the convenience factor. 

If these pouches delivered on taste, they could be the ideal solution for those hectic mornings when breakfast is more of an afterthought. 

Or perhaps they could serve as a quick, protein-packed snack to keep me fuelled during a busy day at work. And for the gym-goers out there? A post-workout snack that can be effortlessly thrown into a bag certainly has its appeal. 

Despite my initial reservations, I found myself genuinely excited to give Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches a try. They had the potential to be a game-changer in my daily routine.

Taste

Let’s talk about the all-important question of taste, shall we? Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches come in two delightful flavours – Peach and Strawberry. 

I couldn’t resist trying both, given my fondness for a bit of variety in my diet. As I twisted open the cap of the Peach pouch, I was relieved not to be hit with the off-putting, chalky smell often associated with protein-enriched products.

Instead, there was a tantalisingly creamy aroma that hinted at a treat to come.

And what a treat it was. The peach flavour was my outright favourite – a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The taste was so reminiscent of the Munch Bunch yoghurts from my childhood (and my girlfriend agreed) that I couldn’t help but be charmed. 

The Strawberry, while equally delightful, offered a more classic yoghurt flavour, but still impressed me with its balance and richness.

What struck me was how well the natural flavours of the fruits were captured in each pouch. It was a far cry from the artificial tang that is all too common in flavoured yoghurts. 

The texture was equally commendable, with a creamy richness that was pleasantly surprising, given that the yoghurt is made from Quark cheese.

Graham’s have managed to beautifully harmonise the high protein content with the full-bodied flavours and creamy texture. The peach pouch, in particular, was an absolute winner in my books. 

The Strawberry was a close runner-up and no less enjoyable. Both pouches allowed me to savour a high-quality, protein-rich snack that didn’t compromise on taste. For that, Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches certainly earn a hearty thumbs up from this food enthusiast.

Texture

Four strawberry Graham's Protein 25 pouches

Texture is a crucial element in any food experience, and I found it to be a bit of a journey with Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches. 

My first encounters were marked by a smooth, thick consistency that I found rather pleasing. The texture had an appealing density that felt substantial, a quality one would expect from a high-protein yoghurt.

However, a week into my Graham’s journey, I encountered an unexpected hiccup. Upon purchasing a fresh batch from my local Lidl, I noticed a distinct change in texture. 

The once smooth and thick consistency had given way to a somewhat runny and gritty texture in some of the pouches. It was puzzling, to say the least.

Concerned by this inconsistency, I reached out to Graham’s, detailing my experience. To their credit, they responded promptly and with genuine concern, assuring me they would investigate the matter. A commendable customer service experience, I must say.

Email from Graham's Family Dairy marketing team.

Since that incident, I’ve invested in a further 100 pouches (yes, you read that right) and I’m pleased to report that the texture has been spot on. 

The creamy smoothness and satisfying thickness I initially fell in love with have made a triumphant return. 

Could my email have spurred some quality control actions? It’s hard to say, but I do like to think my feedback made a difference.

All in all, the texture of Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches, when consistent, is an absolute delight. It’s rich and satisfying, making each pouch feel like a substantial and nourishing treat. And for that, Graham’s gets another thumbs up from me.

Price

Back of Graham's Protein 25 pouch

When it comes to value for money, Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches hold their ground remarkably well. Originally priced at 85p per pouch, I’ve noticed a slight increase to 95p in recent times. 

However, even at this slightly elevated price, I believe they offer excellent value.

Consider this: many brands of protein powder charge a similar amount per serving. 

Granted, there are more cost-effective options out there (Bulk springs to mind), but with Graham’s, you’re not just paying for the protein content. You’re also investing in the convenience of a ready-to-eat snack, the delightful taste and texture, and the overall quality of the product.

At my current consumption rate of roughly 20 pouches a week, the cost certainly adds up. But I view it as a worthy investment in my health and well-being. My protein intake has seen a significant boost, and I can feel the benefits in my muscles, particularly after a rigorous workout.

Of course, I’m not suggesting you need to buy them in the quantities I do. 

But adding one pouch to your daily routine could be a fantastic way to increase your protein intake without breaking the bank. For a tasty, protein-rich snack that’s ready when you are, I’d say 95p is a price well worth paying.

How Much Protein Do I Need Each Day?

The amount of protein you need can vary based on factors such as age, sex, weight, activity level, and goals, such as building muscle or losing fat. Here’s a general guideline in UK English:

Daily Protein Intake Guidelines

GoalMenWomen
Maintenance0.8g/kg body weight0.8g/kg body weight
Muscle Building1.6-2.2g/kg body weight1.2-1.7g/kg body weight
Fat Loss1.8-2.7g/kg body weight1.2-2.2g/kg body weight

Please note that the above figures are estimates and individual needs may vary. It’s best to consult a dietitian or nutritionist for personalised advice.

The protein recommendations for muscle building are higher because protein contributes to muscle repair and growth. 

When you’re trying to lose fat, a higher protein intake can help preserve lean mass while creating a calorie deficit. It can also help with satiety, which can make it easier to stick to your diet.

Remember to balance your protein intake with other nutrients. A healthy diet is varied and balanced, including carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals, along with protein. It’s also important to consume enough water and engage in regular physical activity.

If you’re unsure about how to calculate your protein needs based on your body weight, here’s an example:

If you’re a 70kg male aiming for muscle building, you’d multiply your weight by the protein recommendation:

  • 70kg * 1.6g/kg = 112g of protein per day at the lower end of the scale.
  • 70kg * 2.2g/kg = 154g of protein per day at the higher end of the scale.

So, you’d aim for a daily protein intake somewhere between 112g and 154g.

This is a simplified example and doesn’t take into account other factors that might influence your protein needs, such as the intensity and frequency of your workouts.

It’s always best to seek personalised advice from a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian.

Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches: My Final Verdict

One strawberry and one peach Graham's Protein 25 pouches

After consuming more Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches than I’d care to count, I feel confident in delivering my final verdict. 

These little pouches are, without a doubt, a worthy addition to anyone’s snack repertoire, particularly if you’re looking to increase your protein intake.

The Peach and Strawberry flavours, while limited in number, deliver a satisfying and natural taste. The texture, when consistent, is a delightful mix of smooth and thick, providing a substantial feel that isn’t often found in on-the-go snacks. 

The convenience factor is undeniable, making them an easy choice for busy mornings, post-workout fuel, or simply as a healthier alternative to your standard snack fare.

The price, at 95p per pouch, is reasonable given the quality and nutritional value on offer. While some may find protein powders to be a more cost-effective solution, the convenience and taste of these pouches certainly justify their price tag.

There’s always room for improvement, of course. A broader flavour range would be a welcome addition, and ensuring consistent texture across all pouches is a must. However, these are minor critiques in the grand scheme of things.

All in all, Graham’s Protein Yoghurt Pouches have earned a resounding seal of approval from me. 

They’re a testament to the fact that convenience, taste, and nutrition can coexist harmoniously in a single product. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, a busy professional, or simply someone looking for healthier snack options, I wholeheartedly recommend giving these pouches a try. 

You might just find, as I did, that they become a staple in your dietary routine.

You can find them in Lidl and Tesco Express.

4 thoughts on “Graham’s Protein 25 Yoghurt Pouches Review”

  1. Great article found them today in Home Bargains at 89p a pouch a great easy way to help reach my 200g protein each day. I too was skeptical but glad I tried them :)

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