Müller desserts and yogurts are now a familiar site in the chilled food departments of our supermarkets. The company originated in Bavaria when Ludwig Müller first started his dairy in 1896. I doubt that he thought just how big that company would become.
It wasn’t until 1980 that we were introduced to the Müller Rice range, and they have become a very popular product –especially in my home.
There are seven varieties of Müller Rice, original, apple, smooth toffee, blueberry, vanilla custard, raspberry and my favourite of the bunch, strawberry. To me the strawberry Müller rice is very much like eating the old childhood favourite – creamy rice pudding with a dollop of strawberry jam in the middle!
Müller Rice are actually a product similar to yogurts, and are found with the yogurts in the chilled food section of the supermarket, and are a small plastic pot holding 190g of the delicious dessert, the pot has a foil top and the price is around 60p for an individual pot or £2 for 6, however they are often on multi buy special offers in most supermarkets.
The main thing that I like about these desserts compared to yogurts is that they are good as either a hot or cold treat or dessert – they are equally delicious eaten straight from the fridge nice and cold or refreshing or heated up in the microwave for 70 seconds for a lovely warm treat that makes a great quick and easy dessert.
The rice inside these little pots is creamy and delicious, give it a stir and the rice is soon streaked with the red strawberry jam that’s on the bottom of the pot adding just that little something extra to the dessert in taste, texture and appearance.
These little pots are perfect for packed lunches, picnics or just to have in the fridge when you fancy a sweet treat that is a little different; at 203 calories and 2.5g of saturate fat per pot these are a far healthier way of satisfying that sugar rush than a chocolate bar! When it comes to nutrition these desserts are not as healthy as a low fat yogurt but they certainly do make a lovely change and certainly taste a lot more indulgent than they really are! And to help those of us who are trying to eat a healthy diet, those good people from Müller have now come up with a new product, a pack of six smaller pots of Müller Rice – each pot has 95g of rice in it and contains 103 calorie with 1.2g of saturated fat. These multi-packs are available in the Strawberry variety and also an Apple and Raspberry variety.
So if you haven’t tried these little pots of loveliness yet, do give them a try, I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed!