Excellent yogurt, terrible packaging
My family love Vaalia and have enjoyed it for a long time. The yogurt itself is very nice and has a good range of probiotics. However.... we were most disappointed when a while ago Vaalia reduced the weight from 1kg to 900g, and brought in a horrendous new packaging. The lids are so flimsy it's actually enraging. Several times a year the slippery packs will slip from someone's hands and the flimsy lids give no seal, resulting in a volcanic eruption of yogurt everywhere. If you make the mistake of holding the container the top be very wary - the...flimsy lids will give way in an instant and the slippery tub has no friction- in short an outright disaster and lots of wasted time cleaning and lots of wasted yogurt. I beg you please Vaalia do something about your packaging! We are at the limit and are looking at other brands now because of this
Purchased in August 2019.
Very Good Product
I am very happy with the product. However very disappointed with the new container.
The lid is very difficult to snap into place, causing the top often to come loose while putting away.
This happens when the container is grabbed to put away the lid pops off. Also I have small hands and find it difficult to grab hold of to move around.
So GROSS! What happened?
I used to love Vaalia and bought it all the time, it is now horrible. It is awful, quiet awful. I can't eat it, I buy it occasionally to see if the taste has gone back to the old version which was delicious but I am always let down. It is a vile, chalky, and acidic. I gag trying to eat it. Extremely disappointed as I loved the old one.
Just to recap: This product is disgusting.
Fudging the size of the packaging for yogurt
To my memory vaalia used to be in 1 litre cartons at $5.50 each. Now Coles/Woolies have them on special at $5.50 instead of $6.00 but they only hold 900mls. A bit of false advertising here I think. Must agree with others that the packaging is pretty poor, not as good with the round shape. Yogurt taste to me is pretty good but from other comments sounds like many people don't like the taste or texture as it is now. I don't mind when it is on special for $3.50 a carton.
Vaalia- My First Yogurt - Runny and tasteless
I have eaten my way through 2000+ of these yougurts over exactly 12 months in conjunction with a diet I was one (Dont’t laugh it has worked) Since December I have been very unhappy with the runny texture and tastelessness. The first batch I thought was just a bad batch but it has continued for the past two months. It is so runny you can now drink it from the container like milk. My cat also like to lick the container afterwards and even she has started refusing it. Can we please go back to the original recipe as this new recipe sucks big time.
Valiant Passionfruit Yoghurt - why so runny and tasteless?
We buy the little four packet tubs from Coles. It has been my favourite yoghurt for years now but then I got this pack that was all runny and tasteless. I thought it must a bad run but noticed a similar review on this site. It’s so watery and doesn’t even taste good. It has an almost powdery taste. Is this a change to save money like going from the really good tub design to the new flimsy circular tub? We get the 900g tub of vanilla for the kids and have had a few near misses with the top just falling off as you get it from the fridge. Please g...o back to the originial. We just got back to Victoria from Queensland when they must have the old stock because it was glorious to have the original one with my breakfast. Valiant, if you are testing the market in Vic with a new formula, it has failed. Please go back to the original. If this is how it will be going forward, I’m not going to waste my money. The expiry date for reference is 25/1/2019.
Vaalia 900g tub
I love Vaalia yoghurt, however, since they have changed their container I am not happy, I knew from the first time we purchased this new tub that we would have problems. The lid will not stay on and the container is too flimsey, I have very small hands so I dropped it on the kitchen floor!! WHAT A MESS. I will not be buying Vaalia again until they change back to the original rectangular tub. NOT HAPPY JAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Change of tub...ridiculous
Love the yoghurt, for years. But now ..whoever decided to change the design of the best tub on the market ...I'm speechless!! Why??
It was perfect....took up less space in fridge, easy to handle, and now we have this. Curious. May we know the rationale for such a change?
If you don't go back to straight sided one, you've lost me.
Great yoghurt, terrible new container
Recently purchased Vaalia yoghurt in the new round tub, firstly foil seal needs to be removed with a knife as impossible otherwise, lids do not seal air tight. Love Vaalia low fat yoghurt but won't be purchasing again until shape of container & lid changes!!!
New packaging is less than 1 star :-(
Ditto to everyone who's said the new bulky round packaging, never-let-go foil seal and never-likely-to-stay-on lid are all woeful changes.
Did anyone at Vaalia actually trial these innovations? Is it a ploy to sell more yoghurt once it's all landed on the floor?
Come on Vaalia, do the right thing and take a step back to what worked before. Or risk losing customers...
New round container
This week I purchased one of the new round Vaalia tubs. It does look impressive ! But picking it up is difficult, it's quite large and slippery. Anyone with small hands will have problems. I accidently dropped it at home, the lid flew off, luckily it was on the bench and not yet opened or the yoghurt would have been all over the floor. The metal cover inside is also hard to open, I had to use a knife to pierce it. I don't think I will be buying it again. Please go back to the old containers !!
Stupid new round containers
The new round yogurt tubs are terrible. Please go back to the old shape. My wife picked up the container from in the fridge and the lid came off and the container fell to the floor spilling yogurt everywhere. They are too big and very difficult to handle. If you don't change the container we will be forced to buy other yogurt. Peter.
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I live in Victoria, so my supermarket choices are Coles or woolies, do Coles stock a better variety than woolies please?
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