Dukan Diet Update: Finding Fromage Frais in Australia

I’ve just checked out the online chat on the UK Dukan site for 17 February 2012 and thought that I had some really great news to share with anyone who is following the Dukan Diet in Australia.



As you can see from the extract from this chat below one of the coaches advised that there is a product in Australia which can be used instead of fromage frais

annaconti : What would be an alternative to Fromage Frais here in Australia. I have not been able to find it anywhere?

bettina : Hi annaconti, what an excellent question. We have had many Austrialian Customers asking us the very same question. You can use Fruche instead of fromage frais. Have a lovely weekend.

Unfortunately based on the information I found on the official site  http://www.fruche.com.au/therange/ these dairy products are not suitable for use on the Dukan Diet as although they have only 2% fat content all varieties for which the site provided details all contain sugar.  I’ve provided the information I found for each variety below:

Vanilla Bean contains MILK, WATER, SUGAR, THICKENERS (1422, 1442, 410, 412, 415, 440), HALAL GELATINE, FLAVOURS, VANILLA BEAN (MIN 0.1%), ACIDITY REGULATORS (330, 331), NATURAL COLOUR (160b), PRESERVATIVE (202), CULTURE, HALAL RENNET.

Strawberry Fields contains MILK, WATER, SUGAR, STRAWBERRIES (MIN. 4%), THICKENERS (1422, 1442, 410, 412, 415, 440), HALAL GELATINE, ACIDITY REGULATORS (330, 331), FLAVOURS, NATURAL COLOUR (120), PRESERVATIVE (202), CULTURE, HALAL RENNET.

Tropical Mango contains MILK, WATER, SUGAR, MANGO (MIN. 4%), THICKENERS (1422, 410, 412, 440), HALAL GELATINE, ACIDITY REGULATORS (330, 331), NATURAL FLAVOUR, NATURAL COLOUR (160b), PRESERVATIVE (202), MINERAL SALT (509), CULTURE, HALAL RENNET.

Vanilla Bean with a Berry Layer contains MILK, FRUIT (BLACKBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, BOYSENBERRIES) (MIN. 16%), SUGAR, WATER, THICKENERS (1442, 1422, 410, 412, 440, 415), HALAL GELATINE, ACIDITY REGULATORS (330, 331, 296), FLAVOURS, VANILLA BEAN (MIN. 0.08%), NATURAL COLOURS (120, 160b), PRESERVATIVE (202), CULTURE, HALAL RENNET.

Citrus Cheesecake contains MILK, WATER, SUGAR, FRUIT (LEMON, ORANGE & LIME) (MIN. 4%), THICKENERS (1422, 410, 412, 440), HALAL GELATINE, ACIDITY REGULATORS (330, 331), FLAVOURS, NATURAL COLOURS (100, 160b), PRESERVATIVE (202), MINERAL SALT (509), CULTURE, HALAL RENNET.

Mango Passion contains MILK, WATER, SUGAR, THICKENERS (1422, 410, 412, 440), PASSIONFRUIT JUICE (MIN. 2%), PEACH & MANGO PUREE (MIN. 2%), HALAL GELATINE, ACIDITY REGULATORS (330, 331), FLAVOURS, NATURAL COLOURS (160b, 120), MINERAL SALT (509), PRESERVATIVE (202), CULTURE, HALAL RENNET.

The nutritional values for Fruche products are also very different from Fromage Frais.  To help show the difference I’ve compare the values of  100g of Tesco Light Choices Natural Fromage Frais to 100g of Fruche Vanilla Bean in the table below:

Tesco Light Choices Fromage FraisFruche - Vanilla Bean
Kcalories46102
Kjoules196427
Protein7.8g5.2g
Total Carbohydrates3.3g15.8g
Carbohydrates from sugar3.3g14.3g
Total Fat0.2g1.9g
Saturated Fat0.1g1.2g
SodiumTrace25mg

If you are looking for an alternative to replace fromage frais you will find some suggestions in this post http://thedukandietsite.com/1437/what-can-i-use-as-a-substitute-for-fat-free-fromage-frais/

One Response to “Dukan Diet Update: Finding Fromage Frais in Australia”

  • Elizabeth Jefferys on November 10, 2014

    Blow, I just bought 10 packets!!!!

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