Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tnuva's Chocolate-Banana Diet Pudding

As I've mentioned in my review of Danone's Cranberry Granola Yogurt and again in my review of Tnuva's Cottage Cheese Snack, Israel is blessed to be the "Land of Milk and Honey" so it's not surprising that one of the most competitive "shelves" in the Israeli supermarket is the milk product refrigerators.

Yes, I have another new pudding to tell you about! This time it’s a diet pudding. Since
Strauss's Milky & Dani puddings as well as the Tara's Moo pudding were not diet puddings, I figured why not review Tnuva's New 0% Fat Chocolate-Banana Diet Pudding.

I clearly tasted both the chocolate and the banana flavors in this pudding. At first, neither one of the flavors were overpowering but as I was eating it the banana seemed to become the stronger flavor. I think I would have liked the chocolate flavor to be richer than it was.

What really bothered me most about Tnuva's Chocolate-Banana Diet Pudding was the strong taste of the artificial sweetener. I know most of the diet puddings I've tasted, here in Israel, have an artificial aftertaste but this time it seemed to be much more intense than other diet puddings and I really did not like it.

תנובה מעדן שוקולד- בננה
It could be if this pudding is used in baking or mixed with other ingredients to make a more elaborate dessert the added components would balance out the artificial taste and it would be enjoyable. Then again, often if the original item is not tasty, anything you make with it doesn't really come out that good. I've heard many good chefs say if you want a successful dish start with good quality ingredients. For example; don’t use "cheap wine" and expect a "rich" flavor in your final product, so maybe using this pudding in a dessert is not the best idea.

Bottom Line: At first Tnuva's Diet Chocolate-Banana Pudding was refreshing but as I ate it the artificial sweetener taste became too strong and I did not enjoy it. I think it will prevent me from wanting to buy this pudding again.

150 gram container - 3.99 NIS

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. I actually like it, but then, I've probably become inured to the taste of artificial sweetener. The chocolate-coconut flavor is delicious!

  2. Hi Miriyummy, glad you enjoyed the chocolate- banana pudding, it's always nice to hear others opinions:)
    Thanks for commenting.
    I didn't see or taste the chocolate-coconut one is that also a new diet one from Tnuva?