Left-Yeovers

Tesco and Yeo Valley partner to create a yoghurt that helps tackle food waste

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Published: 21 February 2017

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Tesco and Yeo Valley have joined forces to create a delicious new yoghurt variety to help combat food waste and support food redistribution charity, FareShare.

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A use for surplus fruit

Tesco has partnered with leading organic dairy Yeo Valley and Adam Wakeley, the UK’s largest organic fruit grower, to create an exclusive new Apple and Custard Left-Yeovers yoghurt which helps to tackle food waste.

The yoghurt uses visually imperfect – but great-tasting – apples to create the new seasonal flavour.

The Left-Yeovers range helps to prevent food waste by using surplus fruit from the Yeo Valley storerooms. It also raises money for a very important cause, with 10p from every pot sold donated to food redistribution charity, FareShare.

Food redistribution

It is hoped up to £7,000 will be raised to help with the redistribution of fresh, quality, surplus food to charities and community groups across the UK, which is then transformed into nutritious meals for vulnerable people.

Previous Left-Yeovers flavours – including Strawberry & Fig, Plum & Custard and Banoffee – have raised £20,000 for FareShare so far.

‘Our Apples and Custard yoghurt is made with organic Santana fruit grown in Gloucester. The juicy apples are blended with a creamy custard yoghurt made in our Somerset dairy.

‘Made with quality produce, this will be a real treat for customers and through this fantastic partnership with Tesco, it will also help people in their community.’

ADRIAN CARNE
Joint managing director of Yeo Valley

Tesco and food waste

Four years ago Tesco pledged to help reduce food waste right across the food chain and has set a target of insuring no food safe for human consumption goes to waste inside its UK operations by the end of 2017.

The new collaboration between Tesco, Yeo Valley and Adam Wakeley builds on the success of a similar initiative it developed with their ready meals and potato producers, which turns misshapen potatoes that would otherwise have gone to waste into mashed potato for ready meals.

Left-Yeovers is available exclusively at Tesco and will be on sale for £1.50. Tesco and Yeo Valley will each donate 5p from every pot that is sold to FareShare.

Click here to buy Yeo Valley Left-Yeovers from Tesco.

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